Fitness Centre
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WINTER  2015
Starting Monday January 5th



Starting Monday May 4th


09h00 -17h30

Activities START 15 minutes after the building opens
Activities END 30 minutes before the building closes

Please Note: You must have a Sport Complex membership or be accompanied by a member to access our facilities, September through April. In order to access the McGill fitness centre, you must purchase a separate membership. Please refer to Client Services for membership rates. Members must be 16 years of age to enter unaccompanied. Anyone under the age of 12 is not permitted to use the fitness centre even when accompanied by an adult.

SMS Alerts and Notifications
If you would like to be notified of any changes that occur regarding the McGill Fitness Centre on your mobile phone, you will have to do the following steps.

1) website bottom right > click on mobile phone icon
2) sign up and follow instructions

*Thank you to everyone who submitted an application to the Fitness Centre for the Spring/Summer 2014 session. All positions have been filled.

  • Members must have a fitness centre membership to access the training facility. Please have your ID card prepared for entry.
  • We do request that you bring your own personal towel for your workout.
  • Members are expected to act in a courteous and respectful manner while utilizing the facility. You are required to follow the instructions of the fitness staff at all times. There is a zero tolerance policy in effect for any type of harassment or bullying of staff or other members of the facility.
  • All personal items must be stored in a locker prior to entry. No coats, bags, or other excess items are allowed. Failure to comply will result in being denied access to the facilty.
  • Athletic footwear (closed toe and heel) must be worn at all times.  No street shoes, dress shoes, or boots are allowed. No outside footwear please.
  • Only sport training clothing, such as t-shirts, shorts or track pants, or other athletic gear may be worn in the fitness centre. Clothing not classified as “workout attire” (jeans, ripped or altered clothing, clothing with inappropriate statements on them) may be deemed unacceptable by the fitness centre staff.
  • Clothing with rivets, buckles or other items on the garment are prohibited as they can damage upholstery and equipment.
  • Clothing must be laundered and personal daily hygiene is appreciated.
  • If the fitness centre staff deem your attire unacceptable you will be asked to change. If you do not have acceptable attire to change into, you will not be permitted to remain in the facility or program.
  • Food, gum, and drinks, other than water or sports drinks, are prohibited.
  • Please bring your own towel for personal use and use the towels provided to clean and wipe dry all equipment after use. Towels are available for sale at the Redbird Sports Shop, located on the Main level near the entry to the Sport Complex.
  • To reserve cardio equipment, please use the electronic forms at the computer kiosk located at the FC counter. If it is not stated as sign up, the machine is first come first serve.
  • Please limit your time to 30 minutes on all cardio machines during busy times.
  • Remove weight plates from bars and return plates and dumbbells to racks after use.
  • Use a spotter and collars when lifting heavy weights.
  • Use proper technique to lower the barbell when doing Olympic lifts; otherwise do not drop weights of any type.
  • Please ask for assistance if you are unsure about any training method or exercise.
  • Do not linger between sets. Please allow others to use the machine in between.
  • Do not leave equipment on windowsills or corners of the facilities. Please always return your equipment to its proper place. Items will be brought to the Lost & Found, located on the main level Equipment Service Desk, if left unattended.
  • Wipe down your equipment after you have used it and are finished. Spray bottles with disinfectant solution and towels are provided.
  • Members may not remove any equipment from the fitness centre, unless previous arrangements with the fitness centre manager have been arranged.
Only McGill Personal trainers are allowed to train clients in the McGill Sport Complex. Personal Training is defined by any of the following:
  • Leading an individual through a designed workout.
  • Providing one-on-one exercise instruction and education.
  • Prescribing a fitness program for another individual.
  • Verbally or visually promoting a personal training company.
  • Receiving payment for exercise guidance, including payment of guest fee.

Anyone suspected of acting as a Personal Trainer by exhibiting any of the above behaviours will be questioned and informed of the McGill Sport Complex policies. Any individual acting as a Personal Trainer, as defined above, or who is not employed by McGill Athletics and Recreation as a certified personal trainer or strength coach will be asked to discontinue. If the individual fails to comply with this request, all membership and guest privileges may be suspended or revoked for the individual in question and client(s) involved.

Personal trainers will have priority to any equipment for personal training program clients.

Reasons Why Trainers Not Affiliated with McGill Athletics are prohibited from personal training:
  • In Quebec, no regulations exist regarding the profession of personal training. This lack of regulation causes many under-qualified or uneducated "trainers" to claim the title of "Personal Trainer or Strength Coach." Due to liability issues and other reasons listed below, McGill Athletics requires all trainers working within the building to maintain certification through a nationally recognized organization and meet specific academic requirements essential for quality personal training. We uphold this strict criteria for trainers in an effort to ensure that the personal training program remains a quality service on the cutting edge of this field.

Personal training for our purposes is defined as one-on-one fitness instruction to another individual or group.

Reasons why non-McGill athletics trainers are not allowed to train within the McGill Sport Complex.
  • The McGill Sport Complex cannot adequately control the quality of personal training from individuals that are not employed by the McGill Sport Complex. These individuals may not have adequate academic background, ability, training or experience to correctly train clients. In addition, the McGill Sport Complex is very limited in its ability to regulate these individuals in order to prevent or correct potential erroneous information or technique passed on to clients.
  • Individuals not employed by the McGill Sport Complex as a Personal Trainer or Strength Coach have not been trained by the McGill Sport Complex staff, policies, rules, guidelines, procedures, or standards and therefore, are unauthorized trainers.
  • A legal liability arises for the McGill Sport Complex if we are aware of outside personal trainers working within the McGill Sport Complex.
  • The use of the McGill Sport Complex for outside personal training is in direct competition with the personal training service that the McGill Sport Complex offers.

Fitness centre attendants may ask any patron to leave the facility if necessary and have the right to interpret and apply these regulations to ensure that all our client’s training experience is positive, safe, and enjoyable.

McGill Athletics and Recreation has the right to cancel membership privileges in case of lack of respect and adherence to the above-mentioned regulations.

Dimensions: 11,170 sq. ft