TAMIU Recreational Sports

 

Facility Guidelines

Rec Sports Guidelines 2011 - 2012 (.pdf)

        FACILITY USAGE GUIDELINES

  • Rec Sports strives to conduct all activities in the most prudent manner possible. However, due to inherent risk of injury in any activity, it is the responsibility of each participant to be aware there are some assumed risks involved in participation. All participants are strongly urged to have a yearly medical examination and to carry medical insurance coverage. TAMIU and its staff are not responsible for injuries, including death.
  • A valid TAMIU OneCard must be presented by the card holder to gain facility access.  Rec Sports staff reserves the right to ask for additional photo ID or presentation of photo ID at any time.
  • Upon entrance of the Rec Center, current TAMIU students are entitled to “three strikes” (meaning entering without their OneCard per semester.) Students must present a valid photo ID along with ID number to utilize the "strike rule."
  • Members and students will be denied access to Rec facilities if the member or student fails to provide a valid photo ID at the time entry is attempted.
  • Memberships are non-transferable. 
  • Individuals may not use someone else's OneCard to gain facility access.  Unauthorized use of someone’s OneCard is fraud. A TAMIU OneCard not belonging to the bearer will be immediately confiscated.  An incident report will be completed.  The bearer will be asked to leave. The bearer and the owner may face disciplinary action, and must meet with Judicial Affairs.
  • Membership is a privilege which may be modified or revoked for cause.
  • Use of cameras and video equipment in all Rec Sports areas is prohibited without the approval of TAMIU and Rec Sports.
  • Use of TAMIU OneCard constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions in effect at the time of use.  Presence of a TAMIU OneCard does not guarantee current enrollment or Rec Center membership.
  • Participants must enter through the main entrance.  The use of any other exterior door is prohibited and will activate an alarm system.  Individuals having special entry needs may request assistance from Rec Sports staff.

         FACILITY GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • The Rec Center is a water-only facility. All other beverages are prohibited.
  • Food, gum, beverages, and glass items are prohibited (exception: water in a re-sealable container).
  • Tobacco and alcohol products are prohibited in the Rec Center.
  • Junior dependents who are 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Appropriate behavior is expected at all times. Foul language is not permitted.
  • Patrons must wear shoes in the facility and are required to wear closed toe, non-marking, athletic rubber-soled shoes in activity areas.
  • Patrons must minimally wear a shirt that does not have an arm hole that is larger than one fist below the arm pit and covers the midriff. 
  • Shorts/pants must be worn at the waist.
  •  Participants are asked to secure personal belongings. Daily lockers are available for $0.25 outside the weight room. TAMIU, Rec Sports and its staff will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged articles.
  • Lost items and injuries must be reported to the customer service desk.
  • Participants may not place their own lock in the locker rooms and daily lockers.
  • Facility equipment and furnishings should not to be taken from the facility without the approval of the director.
  • Individuals or groups using the Rec Center facilities and/or equipment are responsible for any damage to the Rec Center property as a result of negligence or vandalism.  Repair costs will be charged to the individual (or in-charge individual for a group) as soon as these costs can be determined.  Individuals will be charged the replacement value for the equipment.
  • Outside personal training is not allowed.
  • Bicycles, skateboards and in-line skates are not allowed in the Rec Center. Bicycle racks are located outside of the facility.
  • Failure to adhere to Rec Center policies may result in loss of Rec Center privileges

        GYM COURT SAFETY GUIDELINES 

  • Scheduled events have priority in gym court.
  • Food, gum, beverages, and glass items are prohibited (exception: water in a re-sealable container).
  • Users must wear closed-toe, non-marking shoes: boots, flip-flops, sandals or bare feet are not permitted.
  • Patrons must minimally wear a shirt that does not have an arm hole that is larger than one fist below the armpit and covers the midriff. Shorts/pants must be worn around the waist.
  • Return all Rec Sports equipment after use.
  • To prevent loss, damage or personal injury, do not wear jewelry during workouts.
  • Personal belongings must be placed in a safe and secure place and not left unattended on the floor.
  • Rec Sports department is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. 
  • Lock all valuables in assigned lockers. Daily lockers are available outside the weight room.
  • Lost items and injuries must be reported to the customer service desk.
  • Appropriate behavior is expected at all times. Foul language is not permitted.
  • Dunking is not permitted.
  • Anyone found defacing or damaging gym court or equipment is subject to disciplinary action and will be held financially responsible.
  • If this room is in need of custodial services, please advise the Rec Sports staff.
  • Failure to adhere to Rec Center policies may result in loss of Rec Center privileges

        LOCKER ROOM SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • Food, gum, beverages, and glass items are prohibited (exception: water in a re-sealable container). 
  • Mixing powdered drinks is not allowed.
  • Do not stand on the benches.
  • For the privacy of our patrons, the use of cell phones and recording devices is prohibited.
  • Please keep your area clean; place trash in proper place.
  • To prevent loss, damage or personal injury, do not wear jewelry during workouts.
  • Rec Sports department is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. 
  • Lock all valuables in assigned lockers. Daily lockers are available outside the weight room.
  • Personal locks are not allowed in Rec Sports facilities. You may purchase a locker at the customer service desk.
  • Lost items and injuries must be reported to the customer service desk.
  • Anyone found defacing or damaging this locker room is subject to disciplinary action and will be held financially responsible.
  • If this room is in need of custodial services, please advise the Rec Sports staff.
  • Failure to adhere to Rec Center policies may result in loss of Rec Center privileges. 

        CARDIO ROOM SAFETY GUIDELINES 

  • 45-minute time limit on machines.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Junior dependents who are 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Reset machines to normal settings after use.
  • The use of valet towels and spray bottles are required before and after use to minimize the transmission of infections.
  • Food, gum, beverages, and glass items are prohibited (exception: water in a re-sealable container).
  • Users must wear closed-toe shoes: sandals, boots and flip-flops are not permitted.
  • Patrons must minimally wear a shirt that does not have an arm hole that is larger than one fist below the armpit and covers the midriff. Shorts/pants must be worn around the waist.
  • To avoid injury, please utilize exercise machines and equipment for its intended use.
  • When using treadmills, the use of emergency-off clip is strongly recommended.
  • Please ask Rec Sports staff for equipment orientation when using unfamiliar equipment.
  • Personal items deemed trip hazards are not allowed in activity areas.
  • Lock all valuables in designated areas. Daily lockers are available outside the weight room.
  • Lost items and injuries must be reported to the customer service desk.
  • Appropriate behavior is expected at all times. Foul language is not permitted.
  • Anyone defacing or damaging equipment is subject to disciplinary action and will be held financially responsible.
  • If this room is in need of custodial services, please advise the Rec Sports staff.
  • Failure to adhere to Rec Center policies may result in loss of Rec Center privileges.

        WEIGHT ROOM SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Junior dependents who are 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Food, gum, beverages, and glass items are prohibited (exception: water in a re-sealable container).
  • Workout towel mandatory (available for check-out at the equipment desk).
  • The use of valet towels and spray bottles are required before and after use to minimize the transmission of infections.
  • Outside personal training is not allowed.
  • Users must wear closed-toe shoes: sandals, boots, flip-flops, five-toe shoes and loafers are not permitted.
  • Patrons must minimally wear a shirt that does not have an arm hole that is larger than one fist below the armpit and covers the midriff. Shorts/pants must be worn around the waist.
  • To avoid injury, please utilize exercise machines and equipment for its intended use.
  • Standing on the benches is prohibited.
  • Spotters are strongly recommended for all lifts.
  • Safety clips are required on free weight equipment.
  • Personal items deemed trip hazards are not allowed in activity areas.
  • Lock all valuables in designated areas. Daily lockers are available outside the weight room; personal equipment bags are not allowed in weight room area.
  • Lost items and injuries must be reported to the customer service desk.
  • No talc or chalk allowed.
  • Weights and bars cannot be leaned against equipment: mirrors, walls or pillars.
  • All equipment must be returned to its proper storage place after use and cannot leave the weight room.
  • Appropriate behavior is expected at all times. Foul language is not permitted.
  • Anyone defacing or damaging equipment is subject to disciplinary action and will be held financially responsible.
  • If this room is in need of custodial services, please advise the Rec Sports staff.
  • Failure to adhere to Rec Center policies may result in loss of Rec Center privileges. 

        AEROBIC ROOM SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Junior dependents who are 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Outside personal training is not allowed.
  • The use of valet towels and spray bottles are required before and after use to minimize the transmission of infections.
  • Food, gum, beverages, and glass items are prohibited (exception: water in a re-sealable container).
  • Patrons must wear closed-toe shoes: sandals, boots and flip-flops are not permitted.
  • Patrons must minimally wear a shirt that does not have an arm hole that is larger than one fist below the armpit and covers the midriff. Shorts/pants must be worn around the waist. (Patrons can go without shoes in yoga or Pilates classes.)
  • Reset Keiser bikes to normal settings and return to proper storage place after use. (Wipe down seat and handle bars with disinfectant and towel. Wipe mini computers on bikes with a dry towel only)
  • Neatly return and arrange all equipment to its proper storage after use. (Place bikes carefully in rows, weights stacked by lbs properly and neatly, bands placed in order of color, etc)
  • If you are in the studio at the time of a class, you must be participating in that class.
  • Personal items deemed trip hazards are not allowed in activity areas.
  • Lock all valuables in designated areas. Daily lockers are available outside the weight room.
  • Lost items and injuries must be reported to the customer service desk.
  • Maximum occupancy for specific aerobic room will be subject to class structure and activity; maximum occupancy may not be exceeded, thus classes will be limited in participation to reduce risk of injuries.
  • After 10 minutes or the end of the warm-up period class is closed to prevent injuries.
  • Please take all classes at your own pace and work at your own fitness level.
  • Rec Center reserves the right to adjust the schedule when deemed necessary. (Please check online and facility postings for current schedules)
  • Appropriate behavior is expected at all times. Foul language is not permitted.
  • Anyone defacing or damaging equipment is subject to disciplinary action and will be held financially responsible.
  • If this room is in need of custodial services, please advise the Rec Sports staff.
  • Failure to adhere to Rec Center policies may result in loss of Rec Center privileges.

        EQUIPMENT CHECK-OUT GUIDELINES

  • Users must show their TAMIU OneCard to check out equipment.
  • Lost items and injuries must be reported to the customer service desk.
  • Users are responsible for equipment they check out. An individual who fails to return equipment or who returns damaged equipment must pay cost of replacement value to replace lost, stolen or damaged equipment.
  • If a patron plans to transfer equipment to another member, both patrons must be present to record the switch.
  • Payment for lost, stolen or damaged equipment may be made at the customer service desk.
  • Appropriate behavior is expected at all times. Foul language is not permitted.
  • Failure to adhere to Rec Center policies may result in loss of Rec Center privileges.

EQUIPMENT CHECK-OUT LIST

The following items can be checked out with your tamiu ID. Items lost, stolen, or returned damaged will require payment.

Item Value
Shower towel $6.00
Workout towel $3.00
Outdoor soccer ball $15.00
Indoor soccer ball $10.00
Basketball $50.00
Ping pong paddles $5.00
Volleyball $20.00
Football $30.00
Board games $10.00
Badminton racquet $15.00
Jump ropes $5.00
The following items must be purchased for use
Item Value
Badminton birdie/shuttlecock $1.00
Ping pong balls $0.25
Texas A&M International University - Recreational Sports - Kinesiology, Wellness, & Recreation Center
Phone:956.326.2289
5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100