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Where is the Fitness Room Located?

The Mount Morris Central School fitness room is located across from the new gymnasium.

What Type of Equipment is Available?

The fitness room has a cardiovascular area. Presently there are two Life Fitness 9100 treadmills and one stationary bicycle. This equipment is designed to be used by those of all fitness levels, from beginners to more experienced. There is also a full circuit of Hammer Strength and Life Fitness machines. Using these machines, every muscle in the body can be worked to some degree. Free weights are also available with various benches and dumbbells that range from 5 to 100 pounds in 5-pound increments.

Who is Eligible to use the Room?

Students in grades 9-12 will use the room as part of their Physical Education class. All teachers who bring students in to use the equipment must have attended a training session on how to properly use the equipment.

Coaches who have attended a training session may bring their athletes in to use the room as part of their sports practice. These students must have met the following guidelines:

  1. Must have a valid sports physical on file with the school nurse.
  2. Must have filled out a participation information form.
  3. Must have filled out an informed consent/assumption of risk form.
  4. Must have filled out a parental authorization & waiver of claims form.

All employees of Mount Morris Central School may use the room providing they have met the following guidelines:

  1. Attended a training session.
  2. Must have a physician’s medical clearance form turned in.
  3. Must have filled out a participant information form.
  4. Must have filled out an informed consent/assumption of risk form.

Students in extracurricular activities (i.e. weight lifting club) will be allowed to use the room with a faculty supervisor who has attended a training session. These students must have met the following guidelines:

  1. Must have a physician’s medical clearance form turned in or have an updated sports physical on file with the school nurse.
  2. Must have filled out a participant information form.
  3. Must have filled out an informed consent/assumption of risk form.
  4. Must have filled out a parental authorization & waiver of claims form.

When is the Room Available for Use?

Faculty members who wish to use the room must have turned all paperwork into the high school secretary. They must then fill out a building use form from the business office stating the dates and times they wish to use the room. When faculty signs up, someone in the group must agree to be the supervisor for that time period. Coaches who wish to bring in their teams must communicate with the Athletic Director as to the dates and times they wish to use the room.

Fitness Room Rules

  1. There is absolutely no food, drink, or gum allowed in the fitness room except for water.
  2. Proper workout attire must be worn. This includes shorts or workout pants, t-shirt or sweatshirt, socks, and sneakers. Jewelry must be removed.
  3. Do not bring personal belongings into the fitness room. Leave all personal items in your classroom or in a gym locker. We will not be responsible for items taken or lost.
  4. Please wipe down equipment after you use it. Bring a towel with you for this purpose.
  5. Absolutely no horseplay is allowed.
  6. Performing a proper warm-up and stretching before your workout is highly advised.
  7. Use all machines properly.
  8. Absolutely no muddy or wet sneakers are allowed.
  9. Please notify the supervisor if you notice any equipment in need of repair.
  10. Always use a spotter when using free weights.
  11. Always work with weights that are within your ability. Do not attempt to lift weights that are way too heavy for you.
  12. Never drop or slam your weights when you are done.
  13. Always put your weights away to their proper location when you are done using them. Do not leave them on the bars, machines, or leaning against things.
  14. Use secure collars when using free weights to prevent weights from sliding.
  15. Be sure pins are securely in place when using machines.
  16. Look around you before you attempt any lift to be sure the area is clear.
  17. When using dumbbells, be sure the floor around you is clear of any other weights.
  18. There is a 20-minute time limit for cardiovascular equipment when people are waiting.
  19. Report any injuries immediately to the supervisor.
  20. Violations of these rules may result in loss of room privileges.