The Galtres Fitness Centre
The club is a proprietary club owned by The Galtres Centre (the Company) whose principal objective is to provide health and leisure facilities for Club Members and their guests. The Company has appointed a general manager, who together with the management team (Sports Committee) is responsible for the operation of the club in accordance with these rules as amended from time to time.
Membership is subject to the rules and regulations of the club as are from time to time in force.
The management reserves the right to reject an application for membership to the club.
Membership is personal to the member and is non - assignable, non - transferable except as specified in these rules. A member may not loan his/her membership card to permit it to be used by anyone. The Company may assign the benefit of these agreements to any person, firm or Company at any time without notice to the member.
Full Membership entitles a member to use the club facilities during opening hours.
Full Annual Membership is for a 12 month period only and any sums paid are non refundable.
Off Peak Membership entitles the member the use of the club facilities during the off peak hours, details of which can be obtained from the club.
All memberships are available to individuals of at least 16 years of age.
The management reserves the right to introduce and vary categories of membership from time to time.
Upon acceptance, the member will be issued with a membership card which shall remain the property of the Company and the member shall be entitled to all rights and privileges exercisable by the type of membership for which his/her application has been accepted.
If membership card is lost or mislaid, the management will issue a replacement card for a nominal charge.
Any member wishing to enter the club without a valid membership card will only be admitted at the absolute discretion of the management.
Membership is payable in advance, annually or monthly by direct debit. The Company reserves the right to include a credit charge within the monthly dues.
Membership dues may be increased, subject to 30 days notice at the discretion of the management.
Limitation of Liability
In consideration of the management accepting his/her application for membership of the club, and for he/she becoming and remaining a member of the club, the member agrees that:
i) Neither the Company, nor its employees or agents shall be liable for any loss, damage or theft of any property belonging to, or brought onto the club premises by the member or any guest of the member, occurring upon the club premises unless caused by negligence of the management, employees or agents of the Company.
ii) Neither the Company, nor any employees or agents of the Company shall be responsible for any death, personal injury or illness occurring upon the club premises or as a result of the use of the facilities and/or equipment provided by the club, except to the extent that such death, personal injury or illness arising from any negligence act or omission of the Company or its employee or agent.
Physical Condition of Member
The member warrants and represents that he/she is in good physical condition and that he/she knows of no medical reason why he or she is not capable of engaging in active or passive exercise and that such exercise would not be determined to his/her safety, comfort or physical condition.
The member shall not use any club facilities whilst suffering from any infections or contagious illness, disease or other ailment or whilst suffering from any physical ailment such as open cuts, abrasions, open sores or minor infections where there is a risk that such use may be detrimental to the health, safety, comfort or physical condition of the other members.
Expulsion of Members and Termination of Membership
The management may terminate the membership of any member:
i) Without notice and with immediate effect if the member's conduct, whether or not such conduct is the subject of complaint by another member or members, is such that in the reasonable opinion of the Company, it may be injurious to the character or interests of the club, or is such that it renders the member unfit to associate with other members of the club.
ii) Without notice and with immediate effect if the member shall have committed any breach of these terms and conditions or of the rules and regulations of the club as are from time to time enforced.
iii) If any part of the initial subscription fee or the monthly membership charge which is due and payable remains unpaid after the due date for payment.
iv) Upon notice in writing, if the company is of the opinion that, the result is not a suitable individual for continued membership of the club.
v) All decisions of the Management under this rule are final and binding.
A member whose membership is terminated shall forfeit all the privileges of membership with immediate effect without claim for any refund of his/her monthly membership charges other than any monthly membership charges paid in advance. On termination of his/her membership, the member shall return forthwith his/her membership card and any other evidence of membership provided to that member by the club and shall settle any outstanding debts.
One calendar month's notice of 'freezing' must be given in writing. Freezing must be for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of a year. Freezing can only be carried out for reasons of illness, pregnancy or business.
Any monthly Full or Off Peak paying member can cancel their membership by giving 30 days advance written notice to the fitness centre manager subject to a minimum of three months membership.
All subscriptions and dues must be fully paid up to date at the time of cancellation.
Members introducing guests shall ensure that their guests complete a guest pass and pay the current guest fee for a guest pass.
Guests must always be accompanied by the member introducing them who will be responsible for their guests actions whilst on the clubs premises.
No more than three guests may be introduced to the club at any time by the same member. Prior approval may be granted by the management for additional guest entry.
Guests with a valid pass will have the same membership privileges as the member who is escorting them and will be subject to the same rules. It is the responsibility of the member introducing a guest to ensure that their guest complies with the club rules.
The management reserves the right to exclude any guest from the club without giving any reason for doing so and may introduce guests to the club or regulate the charges levied for guest passes from time to time.
Children under 16 years of age may use certain facilities of the club during permitted hours as determined by the management from time to time. Children must be accompanied by an adult member at all times who are responsible for their behaviour.
The management may specify certain programmes, classes and activities where children may participate without adult supervision.
The management reserves the right to make arrangements with local schools to use the facilities at different times.
Appropriate clean clothing and shoes must be worn at all times in the club (and during classes unless specifically otherwise advised by an instructor) Trainers must be worn whilst using the equipment in the gymnasium.
All reservations for services and/or programmes may be made up to one week in advance. 24 hours notice is required to cancel a reservation. If shorter notice is given, the member who made the reservation will be charged for in full unless the booking can be re-booked.
The management reserves the right to refuse to re-book a member who cancels or fails to keep appointment for services and/or programmes repeatedly.
Members and guests should use the equipment and facilities in accordance with the advice given by club staff and/or by notices suitably posted. Members and guests shall not abuse the equipment or facilities of the club and any damage to club property shall be paid for by any member or guest who wilfully or negligently causes such damage.
Disorderly, rude or offensive behaviour will result in the termination of membership and for the purpose of this rule a single breach will be regarded as 'serious'.
No member or guest shall bring intoxicating liquor or food into the club.
Smoking is not permitted in any part of the club or reception area with exception of certain designated areas allowed by the Management from time to time.
Members or guests may not use the facilities of the club while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or other mood altering substances.
Cars parked in the club car park or elsewhere on the premises of the club and all contents in them are left at the owners risk and the club will accept no liability for loss or damage in respect thereof, unless caused by negligence of the management, employees or agents of the Company.
For security reasons, member's guests are asked to store personal belongings and valuables in their lockers provided. Keys for the use of lockers will be provided at reception. Lockers are provided on a daily basis only and items left overnight will be removed from the lockers and retained for a reasonable period of time appropriate to their value and will subsequently be disposed of by the management.
All members and their guests must take a small towel into the gymnasium when working out in order to wipe down the equipment as a courtesy to the next user.
The management may from time to time wish to show potential members or others around the club and allow them to use the club facilities on a trail basis and reserves the right to do so.
The clubs normal hours of operation and the hours in which any facilities within the club are available to members are obtained from the Company upon request. The management reserves the right to adjust the hours for the purpose of cleaning, decorating, repairs or for specific functions and holidays. The management shall endeavor to give reasonable notice of any lengthening, shortening or alteration of such hours.
The management reserves the right to hold private functions in parts of the club from time to time and will advise members in advance on the club notice board of any changes in opening hours or alterations to the club schedule to accommodate such functions.
The failure of the management or the Company to enforce any of their respective rights at any time for any period shall not be constructed as a waiver of such rights.
It is the member's responsibility to inform the Galtres Fitness Centre when they reach 60 years of age.