Club Policies

Various policies in place at Bellingham Athletic Club for the protection of its members and the use of its facilities.

  1. All members must show their card at the front desk upon entering the facility. If your card has been lost or misplaced, you will be asked to leave your driver’s license or some other form of picture I.D. at the desk. If you have determined that the card has been lost, then you will need to purchase a re-
    placement card.
  2. Membership cards and privileges are non-transferable.
  3. Shirts, shoes, and appropriate attire must be worn in the club at all times. Absolutely no marking rubber-soled shoes will be allowed in the gym or racquetball courts.
  4. Safety Approved eyeguards are mandatory while playing racquetball.
  5. No one under 16 years of age is allowed on the fitness floor without permission from the Fitness Director. For children 10 to 15 years of age to use the rest of the facility, they must attend our Junior Orientation classes which teach children to safely use the equipment.
  6. No one under 16 years of age is allowed at the Downtown facility or in the main locker rooms at Cordata. Children, young adults, and families may use the pool locker rooms at Cordata.
  7. No one under 16 years of age may use the pool or spa except during family swim time when there is a lifeguard present. Children under 6 must be able to pass a swim test to the satisfaction of the lifeguard or be accompanied by an adult who is in the pool with them.
  8. All personal locks must be removed from the day-use lockers by the end of the day. All day-issued lockers will be emptied after closing each night.
  9. Showers are mandatory before entering the pool or spas.
  10. Lost or stolen items, parking lot damage, accidents, or theft are not the responsibility of BAC. Please remember to lock up your valuables. Lost and found articles will be held two weeks and then donated to charity.
  11. Please show courtesy to your fellow members on the fitness floor by adhering to the following rules:
    • Observe 30 minute time limit on cardiovascular machines when people are waiting.
    • Do not cut in front of people on the Keiser or Cybex circuit unless there are at least two machines between you and other patrons.
    • Return all weights, bars, and equipment to their proper place when you are finished.
    • Wipe down the machines after use.
  12. Your billing statement will be e-mailed out at the end of every month and is due by the 25th of every month. A $10 late fee will be assessed if payment is past due. If your dues are taken out of your checking account or your Visa or MasterCard, your dues will be taken out around the 1st of each month.
  13. We require thirty days notice for any changes in your membership status. For example, if you wanted to cancel your membership for April, we would need to know in the beginning of March. See your agreement for additional cancellation information.
  14. Remember that monthly dues are for the privilege of using the club and do not reflect actual usage. You are considered to be an active, dues-paying member until you let Member Services know otherwise (in writing). This policy is in place to protect the integrity of your membership as only you are authorized to make changes on your account.
  15. Please turn off your cell phone or set to vibrate so everyone may enjoy a peaceful visit. Cell phone usage is prohibited in the locker rooms and fitness areas.
  16. SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED ANYWHERE IN THE FACILITY.

 
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