Lioness - The Gym for Women

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Hygiene and Health &

Safety rules at Lioness Gym

You have made good choice by joining Lioness Gym. While the benefits of regular workouts are well known, it is vital to maintain high level of hygiene at the gym to prevent potential exposure to harmful bacteria that may cause numerous skin conditions and even fungal infections.

Hygiene and Health & Safety is joint responsibility between the Gym and yourself as the Gym member. The Lioness team strives to provide you with clean and safe gym environment. We clean floors, toilets, showers, wipe down the gym equipment on regular basis. We are always available to provide you with guidance on safe use of the gym facilities. At the same time, we require you to follow simple Hygiene and Health & Safety guidelines:

  • Please wipe the equipment before and after exercising. Never use the same towel to wipe your face and gym equipment. We provide you with paper towels and antibacterial spray to swipe the equipment. At reception we hire towels and we also sale wrist bands to help you with the sweat. Also, we highly recommend you to use your own gym (training) gloves to protect your skin. You can find these at reception, please check with our friendly staff.
  • Yoga mats are to be used ONLY for core work/Yoga/Pilates/floor work. As part of the workout the mats are coming in contact with bare sensitive skin. Please keep the mats clean and DO NOT step on them with your shoes.
  • Please use gym-appropriate shoes and clothing. Sandals, barefoot are not allowed on the gym floor. Please seek our guidance if you need so. We do not recommend wearing hats and similar headwear at the gym. These will cover your head completely and create a sauna-effect, soaking your hair in sweat.
  • Foul odour is OFFENSIVE to other gym users. Please look after your personal hygiene (take showers, use deodorant, etc...) when visiting the Gym. If needed, take extra shower BEFORE the workout. Not showering right away keeping your workout clothes on after you exercise can cause yeast infections. NEVER reuse the same clothes after your workout.
  • Sometimes our hair tends to fall out when we shower. If this happens to you please make sure you remove your hair behind yourself.
  • Do not throw paper towels and sanitary pads/towels in the toilets, as this will result in the toilet blockage. Please use the appropriate bins.
  • DO NOT use faulty equipment, please report any malfunctions to the Gym staff.
  • If you are not sure how to operate a machine/equipment please ask one of the friendly staff for assistance. Remember, incorrect use of gym equipment may lead to serious injuries.
  • If you feel serious discomfort, STOP exercising immediately, and approach to our friendly staff for assistance.
  • While working out in the Gym, you can leave your children in our friendly crèche facility. Please enquire IN ADVANCE at the reception. You are fully responsible for your children while they are on the Gym premises. Children are not allowed in the machine area.
  • If you are sick (even the simple cold), exercising may cause you more harm. Cold and flu can also be easily shared with other Gym members. The safest practice is to avoid workouts at the gym until you are fully recovered.
  • Any open wounds or cuts should be properly dressed and protected. Please ask our friendly staff if you need assistance with that.
  • Please let the Gym staff know about any incidents (even minor near misses) that occur in the Gym, so it can be registered accordingly.
  • If you observe unsafe/unhygienic behaviour in the Gym by other members, please stop them, and let the Gym management know. If you do not stop the unsafe behaviour, you may get liable for any resulting accidents.

Hygiene and Health & Safety is treated seriously by the Gym management. Failure to follow the above guidelines may result in access to the Gym being denied.

This is a life document, and will be updated periodically. Should you have any suggestions, feedback to share with us please do so to the Gym management


Key Tag Gym Access Terms and Conditions

All members wishing to gain access to the gym, outside of manned hours will be required to read, understand and agree to these terms and conditions. In addition, prior to gaining 24 Hr access all members must complete a health and safety induction.

  1. Waiver of liability

You acknowledge that by participating in the exercise and activities with Lioness – The Gym for Women, you may be exposed to certain risks.

In consideration of my involvement in activity you agree to release & indemnify Lioness – The Gym for Women as follows:

  1. You participate in the exercise and activities at your sole risk and responsibility.
  2. You release, indemnify and hold harmless, Lioness – The Gym for Women, including its directors, employees, contractor and tenants from and against all and any actions or claims which may be made by me or on my behalf by other parties for or in respect of or arising out of an injury, loss, damage or death caused to you or your property whether by negligence, breach of contract or in any way whatsoever.
  3. You also agree that in the event you become injured or your property is damaged, you will bring no claim legal or otherwise, against Lioness – The Gym for Women in respect of that injury or damage.

2. Induction

All members wishing to use the club during unmanned hours must attend a safety and wellness induction. Upon successful completion of the induction you will be issued with your access control card (door card). If you did not have yet a safety and wellness induction, please contact management immediately to book for an induction.

3. Monitoring

Lioness – The Gym for Women is monitored by cameras 24 hr per day for your safety, the safety of the club and its members. Please be aware of your surroundings and exercise caution when working out during unmanned hours. Please be aware that video records will be kept and may be viewed by management and/or emergency personal or police in the case of emergency or misdemeanour.

Your personal details will be held securely in accordance with the Privacy Act 1994.

4. Tail-gating and Allowing Access to Non-members

When you use your access control card (door card) only one person (you) may enter at a time. Allowing another person, whether they are a member or not, to enter with you is strictly forbidden. Allowing another person to enter on your ”card swipe” will result in $150 fine. In addition your gym membership will be suspended until the fine has been paid.

You will be notified and failure to pay your fine within 30 days of notification and/or failure to pay any other membership or program fees due will result in a debt collection agency being engaged to recover the costs at your expense.

Allowing another person, especially non-members into the gym poses a safety risk to you, other members, the person themselves and the club, and as such we will take all measures to enforce this rule.

5. Loaning Your Access Control Card (Door Card)

Loaning your door card to another person is strictly forbidden. Doing so will result in $150 fine. In addition your gym membership will be suspended until the fine has been paid.

You will be notified and failure to pay your fine within 30 days of notification and/or failure to pay any other membership or program fees due will result in a debt collection agency being engaged to recover the costs at your expense. Allowing another person, especially non-members into the gym poses a risk to you, other members, the person themselves and the club, and as such we will take all measures to enforce this rule.

6. Emergency

For your safety we will have installed a fixed panic button in the gym. Buttons must only be pushed in times of emergency. If you or another member need emergency attention (not being able to find your towel…is not an emergency) please press the button.

Pressing panic buttons by accident, as a “joke” or due to malicious intent in times when no emergency is occurring will result in $150 fine plus any and all security call-out fees. In addition your gym membership will be suspended until the fine and call out fees have been paid.

You will be notified and failure to pay your fine and the security guard call out fee within 30 days of notification and/or failure to pay any other membership or program fees due will result in a debt collection agency being engaged to recover the costs at your expense.

Please note that until the panic button is installed you can anytime, 24/7, call 021 0288 7020 or 027 4 LIONES for emergency matter.

7. When To Use Panic Buttons/ Panic Call

Situations Where Use of Panic Buttons/Panic Call is Acceptable

Severe accident or injury requiring medical attention to yourself or another member (please remain in the building until help arrives) .

A fire (please leave the building, but remain on site until help arrives).

The presence of a malicious or threatening intruder inside the building (in addition please use your cell phone to call police is you believe you are being threatened).

The presence of a threatening person in the car park nearby (please remain in the building until help arrives).

Situations Where Use of Panic Buttons/Panic Call is Not Acceptable.

Any use of the button other than those described above.

As a joke

Through malicious action intended to waste time and resources.

8. Restricted Areas

The reception/offices, RPM room and the group fitness studio are all restricted areas during unmanned hours. These areas are alarmed and you will trigger the alarms by entering these areas.

Entering these areas during unmanned hours will result in $150 fine plus any and all security, ambulance or fire service call-out fees. In addition your gym membership will be suspended until the fine has been paid.

You will be notified and failure to pay your fine within 30 days of notification and/or failure to pay any other membership or program feed due will result in a debt collection agency being engaged to recover the costs at your expense.

9. Lighting and Access

We will have installed a motion detector system for our lighting. If no motion is detected the lights in certain areas will switch off. There are 3 zones – Main Room (Weights machines and Treadmills), Cardio & Free weights room and change room. Until we install the system we will keep the light on in the changing room and you may turn on the light in the Main Room and Cardio & Free Weights Room as you need. The switch for the Main Room is in the changing area next to the lights for the lights for the Shower and Toilet. The lights for the Cardio & Free Weights area are just next to the Abdominal Machine. You may not access the main group fitness studio or the RPM studio outside manned hours.

10. Age Restriction

Members under 18 years may not use the after hours facility.

11. Outstanding Monies

If your membership account or any payments for challenges or fitness or nutrition programs are overdue you will not be able to gain access to the club. Your access will be restricted until all accounts are paid up to date.

12. Inappropriate Behavior

It is forbidden to use inappropriate behavior such as using loud, insulting, abusive, demeaning, insulting language, or harassing or bothering other members or staff. This is not an exclusive list and if you are found to be behaving inappropriately in any way at any time will result in a $150 fine. In addition your gym membership will be suspended until the fine has been paid.

You will be notified and failure to pay your fine within 30 days of notification and/or failure to pay any other membership or program fees due will result in a debt collection agency being engaged to recover the costs at your expense.

13. Freezing of Membership

You may not use the club at any time while your membership is frozen. Please see reception for the terms and conditions for freezing memberships.

14. Transferring your membership to another person

You may transfer the unexpired portion of your membership to another person, please apply to the club accounts manager. All of the normal terms and conditions of membership and club entry will apply to the transferee. A transfer fee of $45 will apply.

Transferring a membership does not confer the right to 24Hr access. The person to whom you transfer must complete the 24Hr access induction.

15. Termination of Membership

Upon termination of your membership, your Gym access will also be terminated.

16. Equipment

It is forbidden to unplug, remove, replace or otherwise tamper with any equipment in the club. This includes sound equipment, switches, electronic devices or any other club or building service.

Doing so will result in $150 fine, plus the cost of replacing the button if you “lose” the device by accident. In addition your gym membership will be suspended until the fine has been paid.

You will be notified and failure to pay your fine within 30 days of notification and/or failure to pay any other membership or program fees due will result in a debt collection agency being engaged to recover the costs at your expense.

17. Etiquette

Please replace weights and return any equipment to its rightful place when you have finished using them. In addition please wipe down any machines or benches that you have used. There is no smoking, alcohol or drugs abuse allowed in the club.

18. These rules are subject to change

There will be an updated copy at reception and available on our website. In addition we will email updates to you.


Thank you for your Cooperation for a Better and Safer Environment at LIONESS – The Gym for Women



Gym Management,

M: 021 0288 7020

E: [email protected]