Strength Policies & Contact

Questions or Comments?

Liz Greenlee Assistant Director for Wellness & Fitness egreenlee@radford.edu 540-831-7772
Alex Robbins Fitness Specialists Supervisor arobbins2@radford.edu 540-831-1027
Matt Koldewey Personal Trainer Supervisor mkoldewey@radford.edu 540-831-7834

FITWELL GENERAL POLICIES

  1. FitWell programs and services are created to meet the needs of the students at Radford University.
  2. All participants in Group X and Personal Training Services must be affiliated with Radford University.
  3. By participating in our programs, services, and events, you are answering "No" to the following questions. If you answer "Yes" to any of the questions, please fill out a medical release form and turn it in to Liz Greenlee in the SRWC.
    1. Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only perform physical activity recommended by a doctor?
    2. Do you feel pain in your chest when you perform physical activity?
    3. In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not performing any physical activity?
    4. Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?
    5. Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?
    6. Is your doctor currently prescribing any medication for your blood pressure or for a heart condition?
    7. Do you know of any other reason why you should not engage in physical activity?
  4. As a part of the Department of Student Recreation and Wellness, the FitWell program area abides by the SRW Policies, Facility Policies, and University policies.

Weight Room Policies

 Help us create a safe and inclusive environment by following these rules:

  • Exercises and lifts are performed "At Your Own Risk"
  • Approved Recreation & Wellness attire required (closed toed shoes)
  • Re-rack and return equipment to designated locations after use
  • Maintain control of weights when in use
  • Use bumper plates for lifts that come in contact with the ground
  • Overhead lifts must be performed in designated areas or inside the rack
  • Collars required on all bars
  • Spotters recommended for all free weight exercises
  • Do not stand, place feet, or set dumbbells on upholstered benches
  • Disinfect and wipe down equipment after use
  • Chalk is limited to liquid chalk
  • Store all personal items and bags in cubbies or lockers
  • Food, drinks, and gum are not permitted unless kept in a spill-proof container
  • Personal Training is limited to affiliates of the Department of Student Recreation & Wellness
  • Be courteous and respectful of other patrons 

OLYMPIC PLATFORM GUIDELINES

  • Exercises and lifts are performed "At Your Own Risk"
  • Olympic lifts are reserved for experienced lifters and those working with a fitness staff member
  • Olympic lifts can be dangerous and require significant practice and coaching
  • All lifts must be executed on the platform
  • Bumper plates are required for all lifts contacting the ground
  • Chalk is limited to liquid chalk
  • Practice safe progressions and proper form
  • Ask for assistance - we are here to help!