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The Core Values in the Free Weight Room at the Y

How the Y Core Values pertain to your use of the Wellness Center, more specifically the Free Weight Room at the Watertown Area YMCA.

 

Respect: 
- Please respect other members' time by not loitering on or hogging a machine or piece of equipment. Let other members "work in" with you.
- Be respectful of your current fitness level and lift weight accordingly. Only lift weight you can properly handle. 
- Respect the germs by acknowledging their influence and need to be removed. Use the disinfectant spray on all equipment you use.

Responsibility: 
-Be responsible enough to put your weights away after you're done using them. 
-Be responsible enough to use the machines and equipment as they are intended to be used. 
-Be responsible enough to not drop any weights or abuse any piece of equipment. 

Caring: 
-Be alert and aware of your surroundings - care about your personal safety and that of other lifters. 
-Be engaged with other members when using the free weight room – positive relational connection and interaction help to improve your mood, which studies have proved will have a positive impact on your workout.  
-Care about proper form and weight load for your current fitness level. 

Honesty: 
-Be honest with yourself about your effort. 
-Always strive to do YOUR best - no one else's. 
-Evaluate your fitness level often and lift accordingly. 
-Be honest with staff about your use of equipment - are you the right age, have you gone through the right orientations? 
-Be honest with members about your need for a piece of equipment - share your sets and skills with others. 
-If you see someone needing help or struggling with a lift, offer honest aid and support. 

We are not in competition with one another. The better everyone gets at lifting, the better we get as a Y and the stronger and healthier our community becomes. We all win!

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