Higher Ground Fitness Agreement Rules
Your membership permits you to use Higher Ground Fitness at 20 Stuart Street, Tweed Heads in accordance with this agreement only. Your membership is non-transferrable and valid only if you adhere to the Higher Ground Fitness strict code of conduct at all times. By completing and signing this agreement you agree absolutely to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Any breach of this Agreement will permit Higher Ground Fitness to immediately cancel your membership without refunding any of the fees paid by you and will allow Higher Ground Fitness to immediately forfeit your security deposit ($20 once off tag fee). As a member you acknowledge that you enter and use the facilities and equipment of Higher Ground Fitness at your own risk. If you have any health conditions which may be a risk to your health and safety or have any concerns in relation to using Higher Ground Fitness when unstaffed then you must not sign this agreement or attempt to use the facility when not supervised. This Agreement replaces any prior agreements and contains the entire understanding and agreement between Higher Ground Fitness and the Member whose details are set out at the beginning of this Agreement. You acknowledge that Higher Ground Fitness may alter the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time and that you must accept those amendments or your membership will be cancelled.
Membership and Swipe Cards
As part of your membership Higher Ground Fitness will provide you with a Membership Access tag at a cost of $20. You must check in Higher Ground Fitness staff and present your tag during staffed hours or use your tag at the entry to the premises prior to using the facilities of Higher Ground Fitness.
You as a member must NOT:
Enter or attempt to enter the reception/office or other areas of Higher Ground Fitness marked “PRIVATE” or “STAFF ONLY”. Attempt to adjust or interfere with the audio, electrical video, security, or air-conditioning systems at Higher Ground Fitness.
Bring any other persons to Higher Ground Fitness (unless those other persons are current members) or allow anyone else entry or access to Higher Ground Fitness. Only those persons with their own valid access tag may enter Higher Ground Fitness during unstaffed hours by swiping their own tag and entering singularly. If this requirement is breached, Higher Ground Fitness’s security company will immediately attend this premises and you hereby agree to pay a call out fee of $100.00. Higher Ground Fitness may at its discretion terminate your membership for such a breach and forfeit your security deposit.
Attempt to use equipment that you have not used previously and/or have had instructions regarding such use.
Attempt to carry out any exercise that ordinarily requires the assistance of another person (such as squats and bench presses) without another person (spotter) being present.
Drop weights on the floor or not use the equipment in the usually accepted manner.
Attempt to cover or disguise your face in any way on entry to Higher Ground Fitness or at any other time whilst at or around the Higher Ground Fitness premises. You must not wear a cap or other head wear when entering the Ultima Health Club.
Make excessive noise or us bad, offensive, or insulting language whilst entering Higher Ground Fitness or whilst at Higher Ground Fitness.
Remove any equipment or other items from Higher Ground Fitness.
Leave any rubbish on the premises or in the Higher Ground Fitness car park.
Eat, smoke, or chew gum at the Higher Ground Fitness premises or in the Tweed Ultima car park.
Lend your membership tag to any other person.
Attempt to enter the premises or use Higher Ground Fitness if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including prescription drugs).
Bring any training equipment into Higher Ground Fitness.
Train any other person for reward or accept training for reward whilst at Higher Ground Fitness unless such training is firstly approved of in writing by Higher Ground Fitness.
You as a member must always:
Bring with you and at all times use a towel to ensure the cleanliness and protection of the equipment whilst using the equipment and facilities at Higher Ground Fitness.
Wear appropriate enclosed footwear and clothing whilst on the premises of Higher Ground Fitness.
Respect the rights of other members at Higher Ground Fitness and not harass or make their time at Higher Ground Fitness unpleasant in any way.
Share the equipment, weights, and other facilities of Higher Ground Fitness at all times with other members.
Return equipment, wights, and other facilities to the places and positions in which they are generally stored.
Notify Higher Ground Fitness immediately if you lose your access tag. If you do not immediately notify Higher Ground Fitness of such loss then you will be responsible and liable for any damage or theft that may arise from the loss of your access card. If you require a replacement access tag any time it will be available at the discretion of Higher Ground Fitness upon payment of a replacement fee of $30.00.
Notify Higher Ground Fitness (or its representative) immediately of any change to your address or contact details.
Notify Higher Ground Fitness (or its representative) immediately if there are any changes to your health that may put you at risk whilst using the equipment and facilities during staffed hours and unstaffed hours.
Notify Higher Ground Fitness (or its representative) immediately if you are aware of any equipment that may be in need of repair or may be unsafe to use.
Notify Higher Ground Fitness (or its representative) if you observe any person loitering around or at the premises of Higher Ground Fitness or whom you suspect may be trying to illegally gain access to Higher Ground Fitness or who does not appear to be a member of Higher Ground Fitness.
Notify Higher Ground Fitness (or its representative) if you observe anyone not using the facilities at Higher Ground Fitness in accordance with the obligations set out in this membership agreement or in a respectful and appropriate way.
Immediately notify the Police and/or Ambulance by way of the emergency buttons at the premises of Higher Ground Fitness if you or another member requires emergency assistance.
You agree that you will never use these buttons other than in the event of an emergency and that if you do Higher Ground Fitness security company will immediately attend the premises and you will be liable for a call out fee of $100.00. Higher Ground Fitness may at its discretion terminate your membership for such a breach and forfeit your security deposit.
You must adhere to sauna instructions prior to use and must NOT use sauna with any current health conditions.
You must adhere to current COVID-19 rules and regulations and agree to wiping down all Higher Ground Fitness equipment.
Release and Indemnity
You as a member agree to use the facilities and equipment at Higher Ground Fitness at your own risk and acknowledge that the use of those facilities and equipment may involve risk of injury whether caused by you or another person. You hereby agree to release Higher Ground Fitness, to the fullest extent permitted by law and to indemnify Higher Ground Fitness against and from all liabilities, claims, actions, proceedings and damages, expenses, costs and losses of any kind whatsoever arising out of, caused by, attributed to or resulting from any accident, damage, loss, damage to property, injury or death to any person. You as a member warrant by signing this Agreement that you are in good health both physically and mentally and that you have no medical condition or impairment that might prevent you from using the facilities and equipment at Higher Ground Fitness either when the Higher Ground Fitness is staffed or unstaffed and supervised or unsupervised, or which would make you more susceptible to harm or injury.