The following policies have been established by the Office of Recreation and Wellness to provide safe, fun, and enjoyable environments for all of our programs and services. Please be sure to become very familiar with these policies and procedures so to gain optimal enjoyment. Failure to abide by these policies or requests made by any campus recreation employee may result in ones inability to participate in certain programs and services.
A valid NSU identification card is required to use the RecPlex. ID cards are non-transferable and for the exclusive use of the individual named on the card. ID cards will be confiscated (involved parties subject to disciplinary action) if presented by anyone other than the card owner. Suspensions and forfeiture of membership may occur as disciplinary action.
All currently registered fee paying students are eligible to access the RecPlex.
Participation in activity at the RecPlex is on a voluntary basis. By voluntarily electing to use the RecPlex participants assume all risk for any harm or injury sustained and hold Campus Recreation and Nova Southeastern University harmless.
The RecPlex, including the pools and outdoor basketball courts, is an alcohol and tobacco free facility. RecPlex users who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be removed from the facility with an escort from NSU Public Safety and/or the Town of Davie Police Department.
No food, gum, or beverage other than water and sports drinks are permitted inside the facility. Water and sports drinks must be in a sealable plastic bottle or container. The only designated area for food is the leisure pool upper deck patio.
Proper attire to include closed toe and heel non-marking athletic shoe, workout t-shirt completely covering the mid-section, and athletic shorts/sweatpants are required at all times inside the facility. Bare skin contact with weight benches or chairs is not permitted due to safety and sanitation concerns. Persons using the swimming pool must wear proper bathing attire, and may not walk through facility in bathing attire uncovered.
No gym bags, backpacks, luggage, duffel bags or purses are permitted. These represent a dangerous trip hazard and put items at risk for theft. These items must be stored in a locker.
A towel is strongly encouraged in all areas of the RecPlex. Towels may be checked out at the Service Desk of the RecPlex.
The RecPlex staff cannot guarantee the security of valuables, book bags, or other personal articles left unattended. Report any incidents of theft or loss to the staff at the front service desk.
All RecPlex equipment shall remain in its designated areas. This includes but is not limited to plates, dumbbells, jungle-gym attachments, collars, and mats.
Guests of the NSU RecPlex must be at least 18 years of age to be permitted into the facility with the notable exceptions of camp participants, swim lesson participants, and/or specific facility reservations.
The RecPlex, or a portion of, may be closed to members and guests upon occasion, for maintenance and select University-related events.
Report all equipment maintenance, safety problems, or issues to the RecPlex staff immediately. Do not attempt to use any equipment if in doubt of your safety.
All policies are subject to change by the Office of Campus Recreation.
Staff members are not to hold equipment, valuables, or bags for participants under any circumstances. Any items turned in to the desk will be immediately turned over to NSU Public Safety.
Recognized service animals are the only animals allowed in the RecPlex.
During any emergency situation it is expected that you follow the direction of the RecPlex staff on duty.
Appropriate language is expected and should be appropriate for a family oriented University setting.
Use of the RecPlex is a privilege, and all participants are expected to respect the rights of others. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Examples include the following:
Obscene Gestures or Actions
Abuse of Any Staff in any Form
Profane or Indecent Language
Headphones must be used with all personal electronic music players. Portable music systems are only permitted in the multipurpose rooms and in gym area for events with proper approval from Campus Recreation administration.
Any incident involving a participant, member, or guest who strikes, hits, pushes, kicks, spits on, or threatens physical harm to another participant, member, guest, or staff member will result in immediate expulsion from the RecPlex and indefinite suspension from entrance into the RecPlex.
Current RecPlex members, including NSU Students, may bring a maximum of two (2) guests with them each visit. The guest and the member must present themselves to the service desk and complete a Guest Waiver.”
All guests must pay the guest fees as follows:
$5 day pass for guests of NSU Employees
$10 day pass for guests of RecPlex Members
$25 3-day pass for guests of RecPlex Members
$$40 week pass for guests of RecPlex Members
Please note: 3-day and week passes must be used consecutively and not at random.
NSU Faculty, Staff, and Alumni who are not members of the RecPlex may also use the facility as a guest of Campus Recreation.
All guests must provide a valid state issued photo ID or passport.
Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests at all times. Members may be subject to disciplinary actions if their guest violates RecPlex policies.
Members must stay in the facility at all times with their guest.
The primary function of the fitness area is for open exercise.
Fitness floor staff is responsible for enforcing all fitness area policies and protocols.
Persons must be 18 years of age or older to use the strength and cardiovascular equipment.
Users unfamiliar with the exercise equipment should seek help from the fitness room staff.
Only a qualified RecPlex personal trainer may perform personal training. Providing these services may result in dismissal from the RecPlex and loss of membership. Personal trainer and personal training are defined as:
Those who provide fitness advice and/or assist in the training of others in a one-to-one or group situation in a health/fitness center regardless of payment exchange or not.
The act of any one and or/all of the following: screening and evaluating health and fitness, designing exercise programs, instructing in exercise techniques, supervising and monitoring others, and/or responding to questions and problems that arise.
Persons should limit their cardiovascular workout to 30 minutes on the same piece of equipment while others are waiting.
Cell phones are prohibited on cardio machines and while using fitness equipment.
Please wipe down equipment handles, arms, panels, and seats after use with provided sanitary wipes located throughout the cardio area.
Please use equipment for its intended purpose only. Patrons must walk facing forward on the treadmills. Patrons misusing equipment will be directed to use in the intended way. Failure to comply with this directive may result in expulsion from the facility.
Close toe and heel athletic shoes must be worn in the weight area at all times.
For safety and facility maintenance reasons, jeans, zippers, belts, snaps, metal studs, and other materials on clothing that may damage equipment, upholstery, or flooring are not permitted.
All weight training should be performed in a controlled and safe manner. Slamming, dropping, or bouncing dumbbell or barbell weights is prohibited. Continued abuse of RecPlex equipment may result in expulsion from the RecPlex and possible suspension.
All plate-loaded strength equipment must be used with collars.
All persons lifting free weight barbells should do so with a spotter.
When using free weights or selectorized strength equipment, persons should allow others to work-in with them when waiting.
Leaning bars, weights, etc. on the walls, mirrors, or equipment is prohibited. Patrons must remain at least three (3) feet away from mirrors during activities. Please avoid touching or leaning on mirrors.
Plates and dumbbells should be re-racked when they are finished being used. Do not allow weights to remain on barbells when a person has finished using a piece of equipment.
All equipment should be wiped down after use. Sanitizer wipes are posted around the facility.
Chalk is not permitted in the fitness area.
For your safety, we highly recommend the use of safety belts while lifting weights.
Olympic style lifts i.e. cleans, snatches, and jerks are only allowed on the lifting platform located in the free weight area of the 2nd floor.
Do not stand on weight benches. Use equipment for its intended purpose only.
Membership to the RecPlex is open to the Nova Southeastern University community defined as: Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, NSU Affiliates, and their spouse, children, or immediate family members living in the same home.
Members may also sponsor one non-NSU Affiliate for a one year membership.
Membership term is one year starting from the initial month enrolled.
Persons who activate their membership between the 1st and 15th of the month will be billed for the full month. Persons who activate their membership the 16th - 31st will be billed for 50% of the month.
Faculty/Staff who are full time and get paid biweekly via payroll deduction will have their membership billed by payroll deduction.
Memberships on reoccurring credit card draft, EFT, or payroll deduction will automatically renew.
Memberships will be automatically terminated for employees that are on payroll deduction who cease employment at NSU.
Cancellation requests prior to the one year anniversary date will require a $50 cancellation fee.
Request for contract termination must be given in writing to the membership office 2 weeks before the next billing cycle, which is the 1st of the next month.
Memberships cannot be transferred or assigned.
Membership can be terminated or canceled by the RecPlex at any time, with or without cause and I may not be entitled to a refund of my membership upon such termination or cancellation.