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Fitness Center - Gainesville Campus

Located in the Hugh Mills Physical Education Complex, our fitness center gives you a wide array of cardio and strength-training machines and free weights to help you become a healthier you!


  • Patrons are responsible for complying with all policies stated hereafter.
  •  Patrons are only allowed in the facility during normal operating hours.
  • All patrons must swipe their University of North Georgia I.D. card at the gate upon entering the facility. Only valid patrons with proper ID Cards are allowed in the Rec Center. No exceptions.
  • Individuals under the age of 15 are not permitted to enter the Rec Center. Individuals under 18 years of age must be directly supervised by their parent/guardian.
  • Rec Center staff shall monitor overall facility conduct and use of equipment including the sound system, televisions, and thermostat.
  • All bags and personal items must be kept in the designated areas and may not be carried around the facility. Neither the Department of Recreational Sports nor the staff are responsible for lost or stolen items. Patrons should report missing items to the respective facility supervisor as soon as the items are noticed missing.
  • Day-use lockers are also available for use, but contents and locks must be removed on a daily basis. Locks will be cut and lockers will be cleared at the end of each day.
  • No food or drinks are permitted in the Rec Center. The only exception is water or sports drinks in a sealed container or bottle. Water fountains and drink machines are available in the facility.
  • Guest passes are available to those with a member assuming responsibility of the guest.
  • Spectator passes can be requested through the Intramural Sports and sport club programs.
  • Bikes/roller-skates/roller blades are prohibited from the building.
  • Skateboards must be stored in the designated area.
  • Animals are not permitted in the facility, except for trained service animals.
  • No one may take pictures or shoot video inside the Rec Center weight areas, gymnasium, or locker rooms without permission from management staff.
  • Personal training in the Rec Center can only occur through trainers certified by the Department of Recreational Sports and academic classes. Any other personal training, whether for pay or not, is strictly prohibited due to safety concerns and to ensure that no state facilities are used to advance a private enterprise.
  • If equipment/facilities are lost or damaged, the student/member will be responsible for the cost of the repair.
  • Patrons must demonstrate courtesy towards others in the facility at all times. 
  • Respect for equipment, facilities, and staff must be demonstrated at all times. The Rec Center is a place for exercise, fun and relaxation. Abusive, vulgar or degrading language will not be tolerated.
  • The Rec Center is a place for everyone to feel welcome. Please let us know of any questions, comments or concerns that you may have.

Fitness Area Policies

  • The appropriateness of attire is at the discretion of the Rec Center staff.
  • Proper athletic workout attire is required (In accordance with University of North Georgia's Policy on Student Attire)
  • Street clothes are not to be worn on weight and cardio equipment. This includes: jeans, cargo shorts/pants, corduroy shorts/pants, belts, and apparel with rivets or other decorations that may cause increased wear and tear to equipment.
  • Shoes must have a rubber sole and must be athletic in nature. Sandals, open-toe or open-back shoes, hard-soled shoes, slip-on shoes, Boots are prohibited.
  • Tops that expose midriff/stomach are acceptable with approval from faculty or staff.
  • Clothing must cover the buttocks and groin area at all times. Skirts are not allowed.
  • Clothing with obscene or offensive language, gestures, or slogans are unacceptable.
  • Singlets and/or full body, one piece suits, made of spandex, spandex-like material, or tight cotton may be worn alone, if deemed inappropriate by faculty or staff. If deemed inappropriate, a shirt or pants may be required.
  • Appropriate support and undergarments are required and should not be visible to others.
  • Anything that compromises the safety and the professionalism of the Rec Center is prohibited.
  • Apparel changes must be restricted to locker room facilities.
  • It is recommended that all patrons bring a clean towel to wipe down benches, upholstery, machines, and cardiovascular equipment after each use. Gym Wipes are provided for patrons to wipe down equipment after use.
  • There is a 30 minute limit on cardio equipment if people are waiting.
  • Bars, weights, and dumbbells must be returned to the proper plate holders or rack after each use.
  • Slamming or dropping dumbbells or weight stacks is strictly prohibited. Always maintain control while exercising.
  • Olympic Lifts are allowed in the Fitness Center.
  • No equipment shall leave the facility unless prior approval has been obtained by the Recreational Sports Office.
  • Spotters must be utilized when necessary on all free weight equipment. Facility staff is able to spot when needed.
  • Weight Clips must be used on all bars that could potentially become unstable, at all times.
  • Immediately report any injury or equipment irregularity to the staff member(s) on duty.
  • Rec Center staff is available to assist patrons with the operation of equipment that is unfamiliar in order to prevent injury from improper usage. For a more in-depth training, fitness assessments, exercise prescriptions, and personal training, please see the Graduate Assistant of Fitness and Facilities. 

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