The GO Code of Conduct was formed through the conversations and surveys of over 2,000 GO Members and the GO team including our trainers. The Code was brought in to address a small minority of gym users that do not show fellow members the respect they deserve and are a detriment to the workout experience. To the members that abide by the code – Thank You. To the people that do not abide by our code, it is with respect that we suggest that you pursue your fitness goals elsewhere and we wish you all the best.
(Copyright - Go Health Clubs 2014)
COURTESY - PUT YOUR WEIGHTS AWAY AND UNLOAD THE MACHINES – This is GO members’ ‘Number 1” pet hate. There is no place in our gym for you if you can’t do this.
“Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.” (Robert Half)
MANNERS - Be polite and courteous to other members, GO staff, and the trainers – no one likes a loud mouth or show off. Any form of verbal or physical intimidation will result in immediate termination.
“Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners” (Laurence Sterne)
CONSIDERATION – Don’t excessively scream, grunt, swear or drop weights - GO members don’t want to hear it. It shows no consideration for other members, or for the gym.
“Being considerate of others will take you further in life than any university degree.” (Marian Wright Edleman)
ETIQUETTE – Share the equipment. Membership doesn’t mean you own all of the equipment. Offer to work in with fellow members if you see that they want to use the machine you are using too.
“It's enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.” (Adrian Grenier)
BEHAVIOUR - GO members are community centric. Any form of illegal activity or poor behavior will be dealt with by GO, or where necessary the relevant authority. The use and/or sale of steroids or illegal substances in this gym will not be tolerated. Please be aware that GO members will report this kind of activity in an effort to rid you from our gym and community.
“Most bad behavior comes from insecurity” (Debra Winger)
DECENCY – Please honour yourself and your fellow gym members by not engaging in ‘trash talk’ behind someone’s back, or from behind a computer screen. ‘Gossiping’ and ‘internet bullying’ are signs of weakness and insecurity. Keyboard warriors who disrespect and bully members of the GO community are not welcome.
“Heckling is an act of cowardice. If you want to speak, get up in front of the microphone and speak, don't sit in the dark hiding. It's easy to hide and shout and waste people's time.” (Billy Connelly)
HUMBLE – Please leave your ego at the door. GO members don’t like posers. There are plenty of fit and attractive people in our gym who don’t pose in the mirror and try to get everyone to notice.
“Humility is the real sign of strength, authentic confidence and courage.” (Anonymous)
SUPPORT – We’re all in this together so if you can do something to assist or help fellow gym users please do so.
“Encourage, lift and strengthen one another. The positive energy spread by one will be felt by us all. We are all connected.” (Deborah Day)
ASK – If you are new to the gym or are not sure of something, please ask a trainer or fellow member. We promote a supportive, non-judgmental gym culture so please speak up and out.
“Take the attitude of a good student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.” (Og Mandino)
CHALLENGE – Push yourself in your workout and in life. Try new things.
“When it seems impossible and when it seems like nothing is going to work, you are normally just a few centimeters away from making it happen.” (Tony Robbins)
STRENGTH – Breathe, focus, and be here now.
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
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Thank you for your help and co-operation in striving to help us achieve our goal of being ‘Australia’s Best Workout Experience’