Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center

Facility Rules & Regulations

Gymnasium Rules

  • No food is permitted in the gym. Only sealable, plastic sports drinks and water are permitted in the gymnasium.
  • All users must wear clean, non-marking athletic shoes. No bare feet, sandals, or street shoes are permitted.
  • Limit game play to half court when other users are waiting to play, or allow others to work in with you.
  • No hanging on rims or nets.
  • No rough housing, wrestling, pushing, or spitting (designated areas only).
  • No swearing, abusive, inappropriate language or gestures towards other patrons.
  • No deliberate kicking or throwing balls or other equipment at walls or ceiling.
  • Shirts required to be worn at all times in the gymnasium. Pullovers and pennies offered at front desk.

Running Track Rules

  • Appropriate non-marking running or walking shoes must be worn on the track. Spikes and cleats are not permitted.
  • Walkers must use the outside lane.
  • Runners must use the inside lane.
  • Runners and walkers must follow the posted directional signs located on track doors and track railing that specifies a clockwise or counter clockwise direction.
  • Do not block track traffic during stretching routines.
  • Use extra caution when taking exercise equipment onto track for use. Always monitor the equipment and return the equipment immediately after use.

Fitness Center Rules

  • Proper exercise attire must be worn at all times:
    • Includes athletic shorts.
    • Jean shorts, khaki shorts, cargo shorts, and swim trunks are not permitted.
    • Ample coverage is required in regards to wearing athletic shorts. If enough coverage is not provided, including if your bottom is not fully covered, you may be asked to change into a bottoms that provide more coverage.
    • T-shirts or appropriate tank tops (according to additional signage) must be worn at all times. Ample coverage is required for chest, back and midriff areas. If too much skin is showing in any of these areas, you may be asked to change into a shirt that provide more coverage.
    • Clean, closed-toe and closed-heel athletic shoes.
    • Street shoes, dress shoes, sandals, flip-flops, aqua socks, or open-toed/heeled shoes are not allowed.
  • Exceptions may be made for immobilization devices such as casts, as long as a barrier of protection is in place to prevent injury, communicable situations, etc.
  • Dumbbells and plates must be returned to their proper racks after use. Keep hands and feet clear of moving parts while machines are in use.
  • All personal belongings should be stored in a locker. UCCS Campus Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items left unsecured.
  • No personal equipment is permitted. This includes ankle straps, barbells, clips, resistance bands, TRX bands, etc. Personal accessories, such as lifting gloves and wrist wraps, are excluded. allowed.
  • No inversions are allowed; patrons may NOT hang themselves upside down from any equipment.
  • No users under the age of 16 are permitted in the fitness area. Those who are 16 and 17 must complete a participation waiver must be complete prior to participation.
  • No inappropriate picture taking.
  • Chalk is not allowed; other lifting aids shall be utilized.
  • Patrons may ask for a “spot” from any of the Operations Managers to prevent injuring yourself or others.
  • Use of “collars” is mandatory when using free weight bars.
  • Slamming or dropping weights (plates, dumbbells, barbells, etc.) is prohibited.
  • Rubber mats must be used when weights or bars are placed on the floor surface in the free weights area. Use of rubber mats is intended to maximize the life of the floor’s surface, as well as contribute to safety.
  • Removal of weight pins from their machines is prohibited.
  • Use exercise machines and equipment only for their intended use.
  • Please refrain from resting on equipment between sets (when others are waiting); be courteous of others and allow them to work in with you.
  • Towels and/or wipes are recommended for sanitary purposes. Patrons are asked to wipe down machines using the cleaning agent bottles and towels provided.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the center, with the exception of covered/closeable sports drinks and water bottles.
  • There is a 30-minute time limit on all cardiovascular training equipment when others are waiting.

Group Fitness Class Studio Rules

  • Group fitness class participants must be 16 years or older to attend.
  • All class participants must present a valid Fitpass. Fitpasses can be purchased at the Member Services Desk, and provide access to any class, all semester.
  • Fitpasses are non-refundable and have no cash value.
  • Classes are available on a first-come, first-served basis, due to limited class sizes and equipment.
  • Place bags, coats, and extra shoes in cubbies or lockers located throughout the facility.
  • Please arrive on time. Participants arriving 5+ minutes late will not be permitted to enter class.
  • Proper exercise attire must be worn at all times. This includes athletic shorts, shoes, workout shirt or tank top. No jeans, belts, buckles or street clothes.
  • No food, drinks, or gum allowed in the studio. Water or non-carbonated sports drinks must be in a sealed, plastic container. No glass.
  • Wipe down equipment after use with provided towels and cleaning agent bottles.
  • No cell phones allowed during class.
  • Group fitness class schedules are subject to change pending inclement weather, instructor availability, and low participation.

Locker Room Rules

  • Locks must be removed from non-rented lockers at the end of each day. Locks will be cut and removed on non-rented lockers at close of each day and a $5 fee assessed to retrieve items.
  • UCCS is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • No opposite sex children over the age of five permitted.
    • A separate changing area is available for children or adults needing assistance.
  • No pictures are to be taken within the locker rooms.
  • Place used towels in the provided receptacles near entry to locker rooms.
  • UCCS reserves the right to search individual lockers for university property and/or hazardous objects and materials.
  • Lost and found items will be held in the UCCS Gallogly Campus Recreation & Wellness facility for period of two weeks.

S.O.L.E. Bouldering Wall Rules

  • You MUST have a climbing card. (To obtain a climbing card you must go through a safety orientation.) Inquire at the front desk.
  • You MUST sign in at the front desk and show them your climbing card.
  • All climbers must be accompanied by a spotter and realize that even with a spotter injury, paralysis, or death may occur. Know you limits!
  • It is the spotter’s responsibility to relocate the bouldering pad to be underneath the climber at all times.
  • You MUST wear shoes, you can get climbing shoes from the front desk but if you choose not to wear them you must wear athletic shoes. (closed toe and closed heel) Should you borrow shoes you MUST wear socks.
  • No loose chalk. All climbers must use a chalk ball or chalk sock to minimize dust.
  • You cannot climb above the top of the wall. ONLY YOUR HANDS SHOULD EVER TOUCH THE TOP.
  • NEVER Climb above or below another climber. If there is someone climbing near or on your route please wait until they are down before you climb.
  • Remove all jewelry before climbing.
  • You should NEVER be below a climber, with the exception of spotting them. When not climbing or spotting you should be OUTSIDE the climbing area.
  • There should not be more than 2 climbers on the wall at a time.
  • No food or drink other than water in the climbing area (in closed containers)
  • Watch for loose or broken holds. Inform a staff member when one is found.
  • Do not use jumping, lunging, or large swings to climb the wall as they increase risk of injury. Keep 3 points of contact on the wall at all times. (i.e. 2 hands, 1 feet or 2 feet, 1 hand)
  • Never jump off the wall, instead down-climb to reach the bottom.
  • Never climb inverted, this increases risk of injury. (keep head above heels)
  • Always remember that climbing is a risky sport and that injury is possible, so do your best to have fun and remain safe on the wall.

For complete UCCS Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center rules and procedures regulations, please consult our Member Services Desk staff.


  • Always consult a physician prior to beginning a new exercise program. Do not over exercise. At the first sign of discomfort, discontinue use.
  • All patrons using the facility are liable for their own safety while exercising. While UCCS Campus Recreation Staff are here to ensure your safety, ultimately exercising is at each individual’s discretion.
  • Animals are not allowed in the facility. Service animals are permitted, however they are excluded from the aquatic center and in areas that may create a direct threat to the health and safety of others or the animal.
  • Failure to comply with the posted rules may result in removal or suspension from the facility or referral to UCCS Public Safety or Dean of Students Office. UCCS Code of Conduct is administered.

NOTE: Fighting on UCCS Campus Gallogly Recreation & Wellness Center Facility grounds, including in the campus recreation building or on Alpine Field, is means for immediate dismissal from facility. Campus police will be called to assist UCCS Campus Recreation Staff in escorting fighting patrons from the premises.