Gym standards and inductions
Our gyms are unique training environments and our goal is to ensure that everyone can maximise their experience in as safe a way as possible. All our members have a part to play in creating environments befitting of the facilities, so we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of our standards and the expectation to watch our induction videos.
This is a list of specific standards, and does not supersede the wider terms and conditions members sign upon joining. Sanctions will be applied to members who do not adhere to our standards and expectations.
Please note, while many of the standards below are expected across both Powerbase and Holywell Fitness Centre, they are two distinct environments - Powerbase is an Elite Training Centre where performance and safety are paramount, and Holywell is a vibrant and inspirational fitness facility where everybody is welcome regardless of ability.
Return equipment after use
We are fortunate to have a wealth of top of the range training equipment across our gyms. Out of respect for the image of the facility, the staff, and your fellow users, we ask you to return weights, bars, blocks, cable accessories, movement training equipment, kettlebells, resistance bands, as well as any and all other category of assistive accessories, to the correct storage site after use. This contributes to a powerful aesthetic image and optimises training efficiency for you and your fellow users.
No bags or unnecessary “clutter”
Our gyms can be very busy environments, with many members on the gym floor at any one time. Please keep with you only strictly necessary accessories, in a neat and safe arrangement within your workspace. Along with bags and coats, any possessions that aren’t directly adding value to your training session must be kept off the gym floor in a locker or other storage solutions provided.
Use walkways to navigate the gym
For your own, as well as your fellow gym members' safety, please use the walkways to move around the gym. Weaving through working equipment presents a serious risk of injury.
Be mindful of your behaviour
Powerbase is an Elite Training Centre, with that, we expect an environment conducive to excellence. Holywell Fitness Centre is a vibrant community open to all, therefore, we expect a welcoming and inclusive environment.
We want all our members to enjoy their time training at our gyms, but they are first and foremost working environments geared towards the above expectations. Leave every training session proud of the way that you have conducted yourself, in the knowledge that you have contributed positively to world class facilities.
No phone calls to be taken in the gym
Whenever a phone call is taken, awareness is impeded, meaning a heightened risk of disrupting another member’s training, and an increased risk of causing injury. Please take all phone calls in either the reception area, the changing rooms, or outside the building.
Respect the gym staff and your fellow members
It is the responsibility of the gym staff to ensure that our environments are safe, and conducive to training. Whilst adding value to our membership base with their range of skill sets, one of their primary duties is to ensure the rules and behaviours within the facility are upheld. Please be respectful of the team when considering your own actions within Powerbase and Holywell Fitness Centre.
No open top drinks or cooked foods
Open topped drinking vessels can be spilled, leaving significant mess, and in some areas a slip hazard. This is easily avoidable by using a closed top drinking bottle / cup. Cooked foods can be messy and strong in odour. We ask that any training snacks are mess free and appropriate for a training environment.
Powerbase is an Elite Training Centre where we expect our members to approach their training with a high performance intent. Holywell Fitness Centre is an inclusive environment which caters to all levels of experience and ability.
As a result, appropriate training clothing / footwear should be worn within each facility. Furthermore, as a safeguarding matter, shirtless training is not tolerated, nor will garments that the staff feel are inappropriate / unsafe.
Be respectful of elite training times in Powerbase
Powerbase operates with elite training times. These are 9:00-12:00 & 14:00-15:30 on weekdays. These are protected training times to ensure that our highest performing athletes can optimise the contact time they have with their S&C practitioners. Please be respectful of this, and if your membership does not allow you access during these times, do not attempt entry.
Maintaining our standards
Thank you for being a member of our gyms and maintaining our high expectations. Adhering to our standards allows us to offer you uniquely focused and safe training environments in world class facilities. We hope you enjoy your time with us!