It is the policy of the Office of Health Promotion and the Founders’ Activity Center to promote health and wellness while encouraging members to engage in safe conduct while participating in health promotion activities and events and while utilizing recreational facilities. Accordingly, in addition to encouraging members to use good judgment, the Office of Health Promotion has adopted this policy and authorized the Founders’ Activity Center to approve rules designed to encourage safe behavior on the part of current members of the Founders’ Activity Center.
Application of Policy
This policy applies to all Founders’ Activity Center members including enrolled students, university alumni, community members, corporate members, dependents, university employees, and university retirees who utilize the recreational facility.
For purposes of this policy, an activity or event is organized and sponsored by the Office of Health Promotion when it has been planned, funded and properly approved by the appropriate university official.
Procedures and Responsibilities
Any personal training performed in the Founders' Activity Center must only be instructed by an approved FAC personal trainer. Any paid personal training performed within the facility by someone other than an FAC employee is strictly prohibited.
Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to utilize fitness equipment, group exercise classes, or observe recreational activities within the Founders' Activity Center under any circumstances.
use of tobacco products, or alcoholic beverages are not allowed in
any recreational facility. Food or drinks, except water bottles,
are not allowed in recreational activity areas. Proper footwear is
required. No animals other than those assisting the disabled are
allowed in any recreational facility.
All currently enrolled students, currently employed or retired faculty and staff, their spouses, dependents and alumni are eligible to use the facilities during operating hours. Faculty/staff, retirees, their spouses, dependents, and alumni must purchase a membership. Currently enrolled students who pay the Activity Center fee are automatically members of the Founders’ Activity Center. All student and faculty/staff users must present a current UNTHSC ID to the Founders’ Activity Center staff to gain access to any recreational facility. Alumni, retirees, dependents, community and corporate members must purchase an ID badge at the time membership is accepted. Members and guests are required to follow all posted rules. Dependents (children, up to age 24, living at home) of currently enrolled students and current faculty and staff and spouses may purchase a dependent membership.
Guests of a member may use the recreational facilities by obtaining a guest pass. All guests must be sponsored by a member. The member must present his/her UNTHSC ID or purchased ID badge to obtain the guest pass. The guest pass is valid only for three (3) visits. Guests may only obtain a three (3) visit pass once every 6 months. If the guest wishes to continue utilizing the facility after their three (3) free visits are exhausted, they must pay a $3 day use guest fee. The sponsor of the guest is responsible for the guest while using the facilities. Members may sponsor up to two (2) guests per day. Please see guest pass for usage guidelines.
Use of the weight room is limited to those users over age 16. No one under the age of 16 is permitted. A t-shirt and athletic attire must be worn. No jeans allowed. Athletic shoes that cover and protect your feet must be worn. No sandals. Keep walkways clear. Bags should be kept in designated locker areas. Collars are mandatory in the free weight area at all times. Spotters are recommended. Re-rack weights and replace equipment when finished. Please do not drop weights or dumbbells. Food, drinks, and tobacco products are not allowed. Water bottles are allowed. Thirty minute time limit on all cardio machines is strictly enforced when people are waiting. Please do not touch the audio or video equipment. Ask the Founders’ Activity Center staff for assistance. All equipment must remain inside the facility. In case of emergency please contact the Founders’ Activity Center staff. Only approved personal trainers contracted by the Founders’ Activity Center can provide personal training in the Founders’ Activity Center.
Recreational equipment is available for checkout with a valid UNTHSC or member ID card from the Founders’ Activity Center front desk. A replacement fee will be assessed for any lost or damaged equipment. Equipment available for checkout includes: Badminton racquets and birdies, footballs, flags, soccer balls, tennis balls and tennis racquets.
Group Exercise Classes
Free classes are available to all Founders’ Activity Center members. Participants must sign in at the Founders’ Activity Center front desk and in the Group Exercise Room. Sign-in sheets for classes are available thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of each class. Only approved group exercise instructors can teach group classes in the Founders’ Activity Center. Approval for use of the Group Exercise Room must be granted by the Health Promotion or Fitness Center Manager prior to usage. Under no circumstances may a group of more than two (2) participants utilize a workout video in the Founders’ Activity Center.