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

at http://www.vbacgym.com/membership/member_policies/.


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.


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

Policy (covering information we collect through our website) and our general Privacy Policy

(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



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.


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.


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.


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

their membership.

Outside Equipment: VBAC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit or restrict the use

of outside equipment in the club.


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.


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.