Rules and Regulations for Full-Time Faculty and Staff
Welcome to the OCC Fitness Complex. This facility includes both the Cardio Lab and the Strength Lab which are located on the second floor of the building. The following rules are designed to insure a safe and enjoyable environment in which to exercise.
Use of the Facilities: It is not necessary for full-time faculty and staff to enroll in a class to use the facility. However, you must attend an orientation. During the orientation you will be required to sign a “Release of Liability” form and will be given a Staff ID badge. This badge must be worn at all times while using the facility. Every time you come to workout, please sign in at the control desk and show your Fitness Complex ID badge.
There are no locker rooms or shower facilities for your use in the Fitness Complex. There are changing rooms in the men’s and women’s restrooms located on the ground floor. Should you need a locker or wish to take a shower, you may check out a locker and/or take a shower in the men’s and women’s locker rooms located near the pool. With the exception of an FM radio, iPod or MP3 player, please do not bring personal belongings into the facility.
The Strength and Cardio Labs are wired with a sound system that will be tuned into a popular radio station. In addition, the Cardio Lab is equipped with 6 televisions. In order to hear the TV’s, you will need to bring an FM radio and ear buds.
Dress: Appropriate clothing and footwear is required while using the facility. General guidelines include gym shorts, T-shirts, athletic shoes, jogging, aerobic, and sweat outfits. No street clothes, street shoes, slippers, or jeans of any kind will be allowed.
Towel: You must have a cloth towel with you during workouts to protect and clean the machines you use.
Prohibited Items and Activities
•Use of cell phones in the facility is prohibited.
•No smoking in or around the building.
•No food or beverages (other than water) are allowed in the building.
•Under no circumstance is anyone allowed to bring a personal trainer with them to the facility.
•No guests or minors are allowed in the facility due to insurance requirements.
•Inappropriate conduct of any kind will not be tolerated.
•We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
The Fitness Complex is located on the OCC campus off of Fairview Road on Monitor Way in Parking Lot G.
Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
•Reduces the risk of dying prematurely
•Reduces the risk of dying from heart disease or stroke, which are responsible for one-third of all deaths
•Reduces the risk of developing heart disease or colon cancer by up to 50%
•Reduces the risk of developing Type II diabetes by up to 50%
•Helps to prevent/reduce hypertension, which affects one-fifth of the world’s adult population
•Helps to prevent/reduce osteoporosis, reducing the risk of hip fracture by up to 50% in women
•Reduces the risk of developing lower back pain
•Promotes psychological well-being, reduces stress, anxiety and feelings of depression and loneliness
•Helps prevent or control risky behaviors, especially among children and young people, like tobacco, alcohol or other substance abuse, unhealthy diet or violence
•Helps control weight and lower the risk of becoming obese by 50% compared to people with sedentary lifestyles
•Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints and makes people with chronic, disabling conditions improve their stamina
•Can help in the management of painful conditions, like back pain or knee pain
Benefits of Physical Exercise for the Employer
•Decrease health care costs
•Increase employee productivity and morale
These policies and rules may change at any time without notice. It is your responsibility to know and follow the most current policies and rules.