VBAC designed the Membership Policies ("Policies") and the club rules, including rules
listed here and rules posted in clubs ("Rules") to ensure a safer and more enjoyable
environment in which to exercise. So, please be thoughtful and observe the Policies and
Rules that you, and all members, have agreed to follow. VBAC may, in its sole discretion,
modify the Policies and Rules without notice at any time. Its your responsibility to know and
follow the most current Policies and Rules. All approved signs posted in a club or on the
premises shall be considered a part of the Policies and Rules of VBAC.
The following Polices and Rules replace all previous Policies and Rules. If there is any
conflict between these Policies and the posted club Rules, these Policies and Rules apply.
The current Policies and Rules are also available on the VBAC website
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT
VBAC seeks, enrolls and maintains memberships without regard to race, religious creed,
color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition,
marital status, sex, sexual orientation or age. It is further club policy that no circumstance or
conduct undertaken by club personnel shall have the effect of discrimination on the basis of
any of the aforementioned classifications. All club members shall have full and equal access
to the club facility. All members with disabilities shall be entitled to reasonable
accommodations for their physical and mental impairments. Any member who believes that
he/she is/has been treated unfairly on any of the aforementioned matters should first report
to club management or to VBAC at 479-474- 1498.
PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PRIVACY
Please consult our Privacy Policies for a description of our practices with respect to
collection, sharing and privacy of your personal information. Both our Website Privacy
(covering information we collect offline, such as when you sign up at one of our clubs) are
located on our website at www.vbacgym.com/
You must check in at the front desk. You have two options for checking-in to the club,
either by (1) enrolling in the Cardless Check-in system which allows you to access the club
with a finger scan and a 10-digit check-in code (such as your phone number), or (2) bringing
in an original photo ID*. You are not required to enroll in the Cardless Check-in system, but
if you choose to not do so you will need an original photo ID* to access your club. *Photo
IDs can be an original drivers license, state ID, student ID, military ID or passport. For more
information about the Cardless Check-in system please check our website at
MEMBERSHIP FREEZE POLICY
Qualification and Notice Requirements: VBAC will only freeze your membership if you are in
good standing, you have all initiation fees paid, you are current on your monthly dues, you
provide at least ten days’ notice for a freeze request to allow VBAC to process your request,
and you qualify for one of the three categories below:
Medical Disability: You must provide VBAC with verification from your physician stating
your medical disability will prevent you from using VBAC facilities. The minimum term for a
medical freeze is three months and the maximum is six months.
Active Duty Military Transfer or Extended Volunteer Assignment: You must provide
VBAC with a copy of your transfer, deployment or extended volunteer assignment orders.
There is no minimum or maximum for assignment freeze. If you request a specific freeze
term less than six months, your membership and monthly Electronic Funds Transfer ("EFT")
or credit card charge will automatically resume at the end of the specified time. If you
request a specific freeze term greater than six months, or you do not specify a freeze term,
you must contact VBAC to reactivate.
Temporary Employment Transfer: You must provide VBAC with verification from your
employer, on company letterhead, that you are being temporarily transferred. The location
of your transfer must be more than 25 miles from the nearest VBAC location to which you
have access. The minimum term for a temporary employment transfer freeze is three
months and the maximum freeze is six months.
Extended Freeze: As a courtesy to our members, VBAC may approve or deny your request
for an extended freeze for reasons other than those listed above. The maximum length of
an extended freeze is 12 months. If VBAC does not receive notification to reactivate or
further extend your freeze within 12 months, your membership agreement will be
Dues During Freeze: Once VBAC approves a membership freeze no further dues will be
collected with respect to such time and your right to use VBAC facilities is frozen or
suspended, so VBAC can deny you access to any VBAC club during such freeze. In the
event your membership is prepaid, the term of the prepaid membership shall be extended,
without further dues, for the same period of the freeze. Except for military freezes greater
than 6 months or unspecified, your membership will be reactivated and your monthly EFT or
credit card charge will automatically resume at the end of your freeze period.
Freeze Request Decisions: If your request does not conform to this Membership Freeze
Policy, you will be notified that your request has been denied and your membership shall
remain active unless cancelled.
VBAC encourages you to bring friends, relatives and business associates for a guest visit.
We strongly recommend that you make an appointment for your guest visit and a
tour/orientation may be required. A guest must check in at the front desk, be at least 18,
sign a medical and injury release form and pay a guest fee before using VBAC facilities (a
parent or legal guardian may bring a 16 or 17 year old minor as a guest if the adult member
agrees to sign the appropriate release forms). VBAC may restrict the number of guests and
times you may bring guests. You must inform guests about these Policies.
USE OF VBAC FACILITIES
Availability of Facilities: VBAC facilities or services, including but not limited to, classes,
equipment, babysitting, basketball, saunas, whirlpools or pools may have limited hours, be
discontinued altogether at anytime, or be offered on a “first come first serve” basis. VBAC
reserves the right to charge a separate participation or reservation fee for any or all of these
facilities or services. Use of VBAC facilities or services are authorized and limited pursuant
to your membership agreement.
Conflicts Regarding Use: Please don't linger on the equipment because other members
may want to use it. No member should monopolize the equipment or weights. If there is a
sign-up list for the use of the equipment and a maximum time limit on its use then the
directions for the use of the sign-up list are part of the club Rules and VBAC expects all the
members to follow them. In short, observe gym etiquette. If there is a conflict over use, let
VBAC management resolve it.
Sports Courts & Specialty Classes: VBAC has specific procedures and Rules and may
charge you for the use of the sports courts and special classes. Please see the front desk or
read the posted information for these activities.
Pool, Whirlpool, Sauna & Steam room: VBAC requires you to shower before using the pool,
whirlpool, sauna or steam room. There are only lifeguards on duty at a few VBAC facilities.
Check clubs for further details. The use of the pool, whirlpool, sauna or steam room are at
your risk. While using the pool, you cannot jump lanes, dive or engage in horseplay. Lap
swimmers have priority over casual swimmers. You must also follow the specific Rules that
certain VBAC clubs post regarding the use of the pools, whirlpools, saunas, and/or steam
rooms in VBAC facilities.
Weights & Other Equipment: There are specific Rules posted regarding the use of the
weights and other equipment in VBAC facilities. As a courtesy, please replace the weights
on the rack after you use them and wipe off any benches after your use.
No Solicitation: VBAC facilities are provided for the private use of club members only and
are not open to the public. Any solicitation within any club is absolutely forbidden. This
includes, for example: solicitation for profit, political purposes or any other reason; use of
petitions; distributing or posting leaflets, notices or advertising anywhere in a club facility; or
leaving multiple copies of leaflets or other papers in any club.
GENERAL POLICIES FOR MINORS
Please check with the front desk for specific Rules, Policies and fees covering the Kids’
Club (babysitting) and minors. You and your minor children must follow any such Rules or
Policies and pay any applicable fees. To join, all minors need the financial guaranty of a
parent or guardian and the parent or guardian must sign the membership agreement.
Minors Under 12: May not use VBAC facilities at any time and must be accompanied by a
parent or guardian at all times when in the facilities, unless the minor is registered in Kids’
Club or participating in a VBAC approved youth program. If your minor child does not
behave, VBAC may ask you to make other arrangements. VBAC does not permit children
over six years old of the opposite sex in the locker rooms.
Minors 12 - 17: May use VBAC facilities without being accompanied by a parent or guardian
if the minor is a member or a guest and their parent or guardian signed the financial
guaranty and the membership agreement. VBAC reserves the right, in its discretion, to
require that a parent or guardian accompany a minor.
VBAC Fitness provides lockers for members to use only while working out in the gym. You
should always use a lock to protect your property. Do not leave any valuable property in a
locker at any time. VBAC is not responsible for any theft of or damage to your property. If
you leave a lock on a locker while you are not in the gym, VBAC will consider your property
abandoned and has the right to cut off the lock. If you leave your property, VBAC shall have
the right to donate your property to charity.
PROHIBITED ITEMS AND ACTIVITIES
No Alcohol, Drugs, or Smoking: You cannot engage in any activity at VBAC while under the
influence of illegal drugs or alcohol. VBAC does not permit smoking, alcohol, or illegal
drugs, including steroids, in any of its facilities.
No Weapons: No weapons of any kind are permitted in VBAC facilities.
Taking photos or filming of others is not permitted without their prior knowledge and
consent, and under no circumstances is any photography or filming permitted within the
Kids’ Club, locker room, steam room, or sauna areas.
Food & Beverages: VBAC reserves the right to limit the consumption of food or beverages
in workout areas.
Personal Training: No member may train another member for compensation. If VBAC
determines that such training occurs at a VBAC facility, the trainer and/or trainee may lose
Outside Equipment: VBAC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit or restrict the use
of outside equipment in the club.
DRESS / TOWEL POLICY
VBAC requires you to wear appropriate clothing and footwear while in its facilities. Here are
general guidelines: gym shorts, T-shirts, jogging, aerobic and sweat outfits are all right for
exercising or aerobics, but street clothes/shoes and jeans are not. Shower shoes and
swimming suits are all right in the pool area, but cutoffs are not. Racquetball/basketball
shoes are required on the courts. No street or black-soled shoes permitted. You must have
a towel with you during workouts to protect and clean the machines you use.
While in VBAC facilities, VBAC does not permit and will not tolerate any inappropriate
conduct. Such conduct includes, without limitation, using loud, abusive, offensive, insulting,
demeaning language, profanity, lewd conduct or any conduct that harasses or is
bothersome to members, guests or VBAC employees.
VIOLATION OF POLICIES OR RULES
If any member or guest violates any of the Policies or Rules, VBAC will ask that person to
stop or leave. A member’s violation of any of the Policies or Rules may also cause VBAC, in
its sole discretion, to terminate that person’s membership and/or other agreements.
Use of steroids to increase strength or growth can cause serious health problems. Steroids
can keep teenagers from growing to their full height; they can also cause heart disease,
stroke, and damage liver function. Men and women using steroids may develop fertility
problems, personality changes, and acne. Men can also experience premature balding and
development of breast tissue. There are also civil and criminal penalties for the
unauthorized sale, use, or exchange of anabolic steroids.