Group Exercise Policies & Procedures

  • A pass is required for all classes unless otherwise noted on the schedule.
    • Passes can be purchased at gvsu.edu/fitnesswellness
    • Passes are non-refundable and non-transferrable and a parking pass is NOT included with purchase.
  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age to participant.
  • A medical examination is not required for participation.  However, if you know that you have a medical/health condition and/or you will be starting a new exercise program and/or will be significantly increasing your current activity level, it is recommended that you talk with your doctor before participating.
  • All Students, Faculty, and Staff are required to present their Grand Valley ID Card to participant in the classes.
    • Alumni members will be provided a number they will use when checking in to classes.
  • It is encouraged that all participants new to SPIN® classes attend the Intro SPIN® class before attending any other SPINNING® class on the schedule.
  • Proper attire is required and is expected to meet the Dress Code of the Recreation Center for safety reasons. Shoes must be dry and clean of any dirt, mud, sand, salt, etc. to help preserve the flooring and equipment in the spaces.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle to all classes.
  • The improper use of equipment and failure to properly clean equipment after use is not tolerated.
  • Doors will be locked 5 minutes after the designated class start time.
  • Personal items should be placed in cubbies located in the back of the studios or in designated areas or in the locker room (located on the lower level of the Recreation Center and lower level of the Field House).  Grand Valley is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
    • Participants are encouraged to leave their phones with their belongings for safety reasons.
  • Space is limited to a first come, first serve basis in all classes except SPIN® and TRX®. 
    • SPIN® and TRX® classes require a sign-up no more than 24 hours in advance online: SPIN® and TRX® Reservation.
    • If a person who has a reservation does not arrive within 3 minutes of the class start time, their reservation may be given to the first person waiting in line.
    • Alumni members will not have the ability to reserve a spot in advance, but are welcome to use any unreserved SPIN® bikes or TRX® straps on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All classes are subject to cancellation and/or change based on the availability of qualified instructors, facilities, and participation.
    • There are no scheduled classes during holidays, semester breaks, or school closings.
    • Weather Policy – cancellation will be determined based on conditions. Please refer to Campus Recreation’s Weather Policies for more information.
  • For the safety and privacy of all, participants are discourage from taking pictures and/or videos within the class spaces. If capturing images and/or videos for the promotion of Campus Recreation, please be sensitive of other in the background.
  • Campus Recreation strives to create an inclusive and welcoming environment and does not discriminate against any individuals. We expect the same of all of our participants and will not tolerate the discrimination of others through language, gestures, or any other form of behavior that makes other feel unwelcome while in our programs.


Page last modified December 11, 2018