Step 1: Orientation

Operating the Weight and Cardio Machines

  • Read and understand the instructional placards.
  • Before using a piece of equipment, be sure that it is in proper working order.
  • Adjust the equipment to your personal specifications. Most seats, carriages and foot plates are adjustable, and allow the equipment to be modified to accommodate a wide variety of body types.
  • If you do not know how to use a piece of equipment ask for help from an instructor!
  • Use a towel to cover the upholstery when working on the weight machines. The towel will protect you from colds and the upholstery from undue wear.
  • Always check the weight before lifting. Insert weight pin securely into the channel of the appropriate weight plate.
  • Please allow other students to work-in.
  • When students are waiting for a particular cardio machine please limit your workout to 20 additional minutes.
  • Wipe down equipment when finished.

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