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Welcome to 'Teen Training'. Whether you have used a gym before or whether this is your first time, this guide is written to help you get the most out of fitness training. Please read through this information with your parent or guardian before booking your first gym session. Your parent must sign that they authorise you to attend training before you commence. Authorisation forms are available from the Sports Centres reception.
Monday - Friday (15.30 - 16.30)
Weekends (14.00 - 15.00)
Price per session - £2.50 or 10 sessions for £20.00
What is Teen Training?
It is a great way to introduce you to exercising in a gym environment. You will be taught how to use a variety of cardiovascular and resistant equipment. In all, we will try to help you understand the benefits that exercise can offer you and in a safe and friendly way.
What will happen on my first visit?
- You and your parent / carer will need to read and sign the user guide.
- You will complete a PAR-Q health questionnaire to ensure that you have no medical history that may affect your work out and help us establish what your goals are.
- You will be asked to select a work out card and be shown how to use the equipment on this card.
- You will then be left to complete your work out. Advice and help is available throughout the session. You should never try to use a piece of equipment that you have not been shown how to use. Do not guess, you may end up hurting yourself or damaging the equipment.
- 10 minutes before the end of the session all teen training participants should congregate on the floor mats for an abs, back and stretch session.
Once you have finished your workout you will be issued with a junior gym user card that shows that you are authorised to participate in Teen Training sessions. This must be presented when booking for the session.
Upon your arrival on your next visit, report to reception to sign in your attendance. You should not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your session. You will be required to leave the gym at the end of the allocated time slot.
Select a programme card and commence your work out. If you come across any program card or exercise machine you haven't used before, remember to inform a member of staff who will then talk you through and demonstrate the piece of equipment to you. Remember, never try to use a machine or do an exercise that you have not tried before.
How often should I exercise?
It depends on your previous levels of activity; you should aim for at least 3-4 times a week. This could consist of any sporting activity as well as the gym, e.g 3 times a week football training, and once a week gym training. However, ensure that you give yourself some rest - don't overdo it, this will help your health and wellbeing, and will also ensure that you maintain your motivation levels. Each of the Teen Training session cards are designed to last approximately 55 minutes.
Please do not exercise / stop exercising if you.....
1. Feel tired
2. Have not eaten for a long period, or have eaten a meal within the last hour or two.
3. Feel sick or dizzy
4. Become over heated
5. Feel any muscle strains
6. Feel any discomfort whatsoever
When can I use the Gym?
All new participants must arrive 5 minutes prior to their first session.
Booking Teen Training Sessions
Teen training users can book for a gym session up to 7 days in advance and payment is taken once the booking has been made. Spaces are limited to 15 juniors per session, so pre-booking is recommended.
Teen Training Etiquette
- The programme cards issued with each Teen Training session must be adhered to. Do not attempt to use any equipment that you haven't been inducted by a member of staff. The staff have the right to ask anyone to leave the session if misuse or abuse of the equipment is apparent.
- You are not permitted to use the free weights unless correct instruction has been given.
- Please wear appropriate fitness clothing and ensure that you wear clean trainers when using the fitness suite.
- Please bring a small hand towel to wipe over the equipment once used.
- We recommend that you bring a water bottle with you for your work out. It is important to stay hydrated at all times.
- Consideration must be shown to other users and / or Melbourn Sports Centre staff. Rude or abusive language or the threat of violence will not be tolerated.
- We have clearly marked fire exits. If there is a fire, you should calmly make your way out of the nearest fire exit, as ushered by a member of staff to the meeting point.
-Anyone discovered causing wilful damage to property will be banned from the facility and may be subjected to criminal proceedings.
Duty of Care
Children aged 14 years or over do not need to be escorted to the teen training sessions by their parent / carer and will be allowed to enter the facilities unaccompanied. However, until they have reached their activity they are still the responsibility of their parent / carer. At the end of the activity, children aged 14 years and over immediately become the parents / carers responsibility and may leave the designated area unaccompanied.
All Melbourn Sport staff members reserve the right to remove child / children from a course / activity, should their behaviuor become un-acceptable. Children attending the Teen Training sessions need to complete a Health PAR-Q questionnaire, giving detials of any medical conditions, allergies and emergency contact numbers. Any change to these details is the responsibility of the parent / carer and should be notified to Melbourn Sports Centre staff as soon as possible.