COVID Use Policies

Fitness Center COVID Specific Policies

  • Open only to W&L faculty staff and students
  • Time-slots must be reserved in advance
  • Users must show ID and proof of attestation at front desk upon check-in
  • Mask must be worn at all times
  • Hand sanitizer is available and encouraged
  • Please disinfect all equipment before and after each use. Gym wipes are provided throughout the facility
  • Please respect physical distance guidelines in open areas
  • Please respect occupancy guidelines for each area
  • Some items will be available for check out. You must leave your ID. Items must be returned after use for disinfection. No sharing of items.
  • Two person spotting is recommended

General Requirements

  • The following groups have access to the fitness center:
    • W&L University undergraduate students
    • W&L University Law students and their spouse/domestic partner
    • W&L employees and their spouse/domestic partner, and college-age and younger dependents
    • W&L alumni living in Rockbridge County and their spouse/domestic partner, and college-age and younger dependents

  • All users under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • All users must sign in at the front desk.
  • No food is permitted in the Fitness Center.
  • Drinks must be in non-glass containers with secure screw-top lids.
  • Users may not bring outside personal trainers into the W&L Fitness Center to conduct personal training sessions.
  • Headphones are required for personal music devices. Please be courteous with volume.

Health & Hygiene

For the health and safety of all users:

  • Wipe down cardio, strength equipment, mats and stability balls after use.
  • Injuries that include bleeding must be covered and cleaned up immediately. Please notify Fitness Center Attendant.
  • Those who are ill with fever or other potentially contagious illness should NOT use the Fitness Center until they are symptom-free for 24 hours.
  • Proper fitness attire is required including a clean full-length t-shirt/ tank top (no crop tops), shorts/athletic pants, and closed toed athletic shoes.
  • Clothing with inappropriate/offensive graphics and/or language is not permitted.

Equipment & Etiquette

  • Do not rest bars, weights or dumbbells on benches.
  • Do not drop dumbbells or bars without bumper plates.
  • Return all equipment to its proper place.
  • Users are asked to be courteous and refrain from foul language, inappropriate actions and conversations.
  • Do not monopolize equipment — Allow others to work in.

Washington and Lee reserves the right to refuse admittance to the Fitness Center for non-compliance with the above requirements.

Use of the W&L Fitness Center and equipment involves inherent risks.  By using the W&L Fitness Center and equipment, users ex-pressly agree to assume and accept any and all associated risks.  W&L is not responsible for any injuries or damages that occur as a result of the improper use of the W&L Fitness Center and/or equipment.