All members agree to abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers and any such amendments or additions as the Sports Center Management deems necessary.
- Nondiscrimination Statement
The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers will accept applications for membership from any individual, couple or family of good character and responsible credit background without regard to race, creed, color, handicap status, sex, sexual preference or national origin. Memberships are available to all individuals 16 years or older.
- Membership Identification and Check-in
All members must present a valid membership card at the reception desk each time they enter the Sports Center. A fee will be charged to replace a lost card. Furthermore, membership cards are issued to members only and are non-transferable. A member authorizing improper use of membership cards will have his or her membership terminated immediately.
- Club Etiquette
All members are entitled to the unlimited use of towels and a day locker during each visit to the Sports Center. Proper clothing is required. No street clothes or street shoes are permitted while using the athletic facilities. Additionally, shirts and athletic shoes with non-marking soles must be worn at all times while participating in all Sports Center athletic activities; sandals and open-toe shoes are not permitted on the strength deck, infield, or in the cardio area. Smoking is strictly prohibited in all areas of the Sports Center. Consideration and courtesy of fellow members and employees is expected. Foul language and abusive behavior will not be tolerated. Cell phone usage is not permitted in the locker rooms, cardio area, group exercise studios and sundecks.
Adult members are permitted to invite guests to the Sports Center provided they abide by the rules, regulations and programming schedules as set forth by the Sports Center. Guests must display a photo identification, register at the reception desk and pay the designated guest fee before entering the Sports Center. Guests may visit the Sports Center no more than three (3) times per year.
- Freezing Membership
Members may freeze their membership for an administrative fee, once per calendar year, for a period no less than thirty (30) consecutive days and no longer than ninety (90) consecutive days. All outstanding balances must be settled before a freeze request can be processed. The Sports Center requires a minimum of seven (7) days advance notice. When a membership is "frozen," payment of membership dues and usage rights are suspended but the other terms of the member's Membership Agreement are unaffected.
- Locker Policy
Day lockers are provided for the benefit and convenience of the members. Members shall provide their own locks. Members may also rent permanent lockers for a designated non-refundable fee. The Sports Center Management reserves the right to remove all locks and any articles left in day lockers overnight. Belongings removed from unauthorized lockers will be stored for retrieval for 6 months then donated. The Sports Center is not responsible for any items stored in the lockers, and member agrees that any personal property or valuables left at the Sports Center is at his or her own risk.
- Conversion / Upgrade Policy
Members have a 60 day period to convert the Membership Contract and Agreement to one of a longer duration or to upgrade the membership classification. All previous payments will be applied toward the converted or upgraded membership.
- Lost and Found
The Sports Center is not responsible for any lost or stolen items, and member agrees that any personal property or valuables left at the Sports Center is at his or her own risk. This includes bicycles locked to the bike rack at the Sports Center entrance. The Sports Center Management advises all members not to bring expensive items or large sums of money to the Sports Center. Lost and Found items returned to the front desk will be stored for 3 months then donated.
- Change of Address
All members must notify the Sports Center in writing of any address or name changes.
- Appointment Cancellation
Appointments for the Sports Center services must be canceled within 24 hours of the scheduled time. Members who do not cancel appointments within 24 hours will be charged the full amount of the scheduled service. Cancellation policy is subject to change.
- Referral Credit
Any member who refers a new member to the Sports Center will receive a gift, depending on the current promotion. Referral promotions are subject to change.
Any damage to the Sports Center property by a member, member's children or guests shall be the responsibility of the adult member.
- Rock Climbing Wall
All members must consult with a rock climbing instructor before using the rock climbing wall or equipment. Please abide by all rules and regulations of the rock climbing area.
The Sports Center pool consists of 6 lanes each 75 feet long and 4 feet 6 inches deep, and should be used for lap swimming, scheduled aquatic classes, instruction or free-swim. Please abide by all rules and regulations of the pool area and on-duty lifeguards.
- Fitness Classes
Athletic shoes with non-marking soles must be worn in the fitness studios at all times. Please allow enough time to sign-in before class, and give consideration to other member's floor space. Those members with any injuries or limitations should notify the instructor prior to entering the class. Sports Center Management reserves the right to limit class sizes and to change class schedules as deemed appropriate.
- Track and field / Basketball / Volleyball / Boxing
Members must follow the rules and regulations of the track and all infield athletic activities. Members must consult the infield schedule before engaging in activity. Management and/or front desk personnel are available to answer any questions, arrange court-time and coordinate scheduling. Programming schedules will change as deemed appropriate.
- Weight and Cardio Training
Please follow the common rules of etiquette in the weight and cardio training areas. These are: 1) please allow other members to "work in." Do not tie up machines with multiple sets if others wish to use the same equipment; 2) please limit your cardiovascular workout to 30 minutes if others are waiting; 3) outside trainers are not allowed - all instruction is to be given by the Sports Center instructors; 4) personal belongings, equipment and workout bags are not allowed in the training areas; 5) please return your weights and restack your dumbbells during workouts; 6) use a towel to wipe the upholstery after use; 7) food and beverages (other than water) are not permitted in the weight and cardio training areas, the fitness studios, the rock climbing area or on the track and infield; 8) cell phone usage is not permitted in the cardio area.
- Family Day
Family Day at the Sports Center is every Sunday between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Sports Center Management reserves the right to change Family Day scheduling as deemed appropriate. Children of adult members under the age of 16 may utilize all designated areas of the Sports Center on Family Day with parent supervision unless otherwise specified. Adult member must sign a waiver form and pay a designated fee for each child admitted.
- Special Events
Members will be notified in advance of special events or activities which may interrupt or limit the Sports Center services and/or programming. Member cooperation is appreciated. Sports Center members will receive priority in purchasing tickets to all Sports Center events.
- Days of Operation
The Sports Center is open 364 days per year (closed on Christmas Day), with limited hours on certain holidays including, but not limited to, Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Holiday schedules will be posted in advance. Additionally, the Sports Center reserves the right to close one day per year for general maintenance. Sports Center hours of operation are subject to change.
- Sports Center's Right To Revoke Membership
Sports Center Management may revoke membership in the event the member violates the provisions of the Membership Agreement, bylaws or for undesirable behavior, as determined by the Sports Center Management. If Sports Center Management revokes a membership, the member must submit all the Sports Center identification and their signed agreement to the Sports Center.
The Sports Center bylaws are not inclusive and may be amended or added to as Management deems necessary. Sports Center Management reserves the right to post house rules. Such rules will be deemed to be incorporated by reference to the bylaws, and remain in effect so long as such house rules remain posted.