Upenn Recreation

Statement of Risk

Consulting a physician and receiving proper clearance prior to beginning an exercise regimen is strongly encouraged. Exercise may cause dizziness, exhaustion, or other symptoms that may put you at risk for injury. If you experience any physical abnormality immediately stop exercising and contact the facility staff on duty. All personal injuries must be reported immediately to the facility staff on duty.

Violation of any facility guideline may result in suspension of membership privileges.

  • ID Requirements – A valid PennCard is required for entrance into any Campus Recreation facility. An exception can be made if a patron does not have his/her PennCard, but a government-issued photo I.D. MUST be provided. If you forget your PennCard more than two times in any given semester you will be denied entry into any Recreation facility.
    • Giving your PennCard/Rec Guest Card to another person to gain entry to any Campus Recreation facility is prohibited.
  • Age Requirements – Members and guests must be 18 years of age or older to access fitness areas and weight rooms. Dependent members/guests under 18 years of age must enter the facility with an adult/guardian who must also remain in the facility while it is being used by the dependent. Individuals under 18 years of age are prohibited from weight rooms, fitness areas, classes, and sauna. Members/guests 15 years of age and under must be directly supervised by an adult/guardian at all times.
    • Children 4 years of age and older are not permitted in opposite sex locker rooms. Single person changing rooms are available at both facilities.
  • Clothing Requirements – Boots, open toe footwear, pants with belts, cutoff pants, excessive jewelry, jeans, non-athletic pants/shorts, and revealing clothing are prohibited.
    • Non-marking athletic shoes are required on all wood floors, including the squash courts.
    • Non-casual, closed toe athletic footwear, t-shirts, and athletic shorts/pants must be worn at all times.
  • Secure your belongings – Bags and personal belongings must be secured in a locker and are not permitted in fitness areas, basketball courts, and/or weight rooms. Individuals will be required to stop their workout and secure their items in a locker. There are free day use lockers on each floor of Pottruck and in the lobby of Fox Fitness.
    • Recreation staff on duty are required to remove items left unattended or unsecured. Recovery fees and/or suspension of membership privileges may be levied against members/guests regularly in violation.
  • Equipment Desk Checkout – Patrons with a valid membership are eligible to check out equipment from our equipment desk for free.
    • Equipment desk staff will hold the penn ID of those checking out equipment.
    • Equipment available includes foam rollers, board games, heavy duty clamps, thera-bands, rosin bags etc.
    • Equipment cannot be checked out overnight
    • Patrons who do not return equipment will lose the ability to check out equipment.
  • Lost and Found – If you lose something at a Recreational facility please note that valuable items are handled differently than non-valuable items.  Items may be held at the facility for up to one month, however, items are donated to local charities monthly.
    • Valuables – Items such as wallets or cell phones are held in Membership Services. If the lost item includes any identifying information, staff from the Membership office will attempt to contact you directly. Items may be claimed in person during office hours and will require presentation of photo identification.
    • Non-Valuables – Items such as clothing or books are held in a central lost and found storage. To claim items, please have photo identification and speak with an Operations Supervisor.
  • Olympic Style Lifts – must be performed in the designated areas (platforms – 2nd-floor weight room).
    • Bumper plates and safety collars must be used at all times.
    • 45lb Urethane Troy Plates are not permitted on the platforms.
    • Only one person is permitted on the platform.
    • Do not remove equipment from this area.
    • Sneakers or weightlifting shoes are required on platforms at all times
  • Power Rack Lifts – must be performed in the designated areas (2nd-floor weight room).
    • Bars must be unloaded and plates must be re-racked when finished.
    • Lifts performed outside the racks are not permitted – you must use the Olympic Lifting platforms.
    • All lifts must be performed in the rack with the use of safety collars.
    • Sneakers or weightlifting shoes are required in the power racks at all times.
  • Intentional dropping the weights from the knee or above is not permitted in any fitness area.
  • Loose chalk is not permitted in any fitness area. Rosin bags are acceptable.
  • Members may not interfere with employee duties, use obscene language, or engage in verbal or physical abuse of employees or fellow members.
  • Members/guests are prohibited from placing items in a day use locker and leaving the facility. Likewise, members are required to clean out their day use locker prior to close.
    • Day use lockers in Pottruck are Tan in the locker rooms, green in the hallways.
    • Day use lockers in Fox are all the red lockers.
  • Campus Recreation towels cannot be stored in lockers and Campus Recreation reserves the right to remove any borrowed towels from lockers at any time.
  • Outside Personal Trainers/Fitness Instructors/Swim Instructors are not permitted inside any Campus Recreation Facility.
  • Water or sports drinks in a closed, resealable container are allowed.  All other drinks and glass containers are prohibited in “activity” areas.
  • Skateboards, roller-skates, rollerblades and scooters are not allowed to be operated in the recreation facility under any circumstances.
  • Closing times are based on a completely cleared building. Please end your workouts with enough time to gather your belongings and exit the building prior to close.
  • Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not allowed.
  • The use of any photographic or video device including but not limited cameras, phones and wearable technology must not be used inside any Recreation Facility. For more information, click here.
  • All requests to film, photograph, and interview must pre-approved by Recreation Management. Please contact us to submit your request.

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