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Club Rules

Welcome to The Fitness Mill Derby! We're thrilled that you're with us. Before you smash your goals in the club, there are a few rules you need to follow. Rules can be boring, we know...stick with us and we'll be finished in no time.


• We're a welcoming and inclusive club. Everyone can know as little or as much about the gym, fitness, exercises and machines. 

• We never mock, giggle, snigger or eye roll at fellow group members.

• We respect whether you want to work out on your own, with a mate or two or with your nan. You do you.

You’re now part of our group, there to motivate and support you, every step of the way. So however you want to enjoy the gym, do it in a way that’s respectful to the rest of the group. Have a read below of some of the other things we ask of you to keep our group happy.


• Every new joiner gets an induction on how to use the equipment. Our advice would be to make sure you have done this so you can learn the ropes and find out how to use the equipment. 

• Another super important reason to do the induction is that we cannot accept liability for any claim of personal injury if you use the gym equipment having not undertaken an induction with one of our members of staff, so be sure to get on it.

What to wear

• Clothing such as jeans, boots, flip-flops/sandals, or work wear are not the right thing in our gyms simply because they’re not safe or practical. Comfy exercise attire of your choice and suitable footwear is what we’re after, and it’s important to get this right to avoid being asked to leave the gym.

Keeping you safe

• You cannot use the gym whilst under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, tranquillizers, or any medication or other substance which may affect your ability to exercise safely. If it seems like you’re not in the right state to use the facilities properly, then we can ask you to leave.

Keeping our place clean

• Go ahead and use your towel on the gym floor, but please do not leave it on the equipment.

• Each floor has a dedicated cleaning station, so in the interest of your fellow members and gym teams, please wipe down the equipment with a gym towel after use.

Keeping your things safe

• We cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to personal property, so remember to keep an eye out for your own belongings when visiting the gym.

• For safety reasons, we ask you not to bring bags onto the gym floor. Feel free to use the lockers provided, but please only use them for the duration of your training session, as they will be emptied at night and your items removed to lost property. Padlocks may also be broken to gain access and will not be replaced, so all the more reason to remember to take your stuff.

Other ground rules

• We’ll always try to return your lost property, but unfortunately can’t take responsibility for any item held there. 


• Please use your own QR code every time you visit the gym. This is personal to you, so remember not to let anyone else use them. Any misuse may result in memberships being terminated. 

• Dignity and respect are one of the most important things to us at The Fitness Mill Derby, so please never behave in an aggressive, abusive, anti-social or threatening manner. We consider any act of harassment, bullying or victimisation to be in direct conflict with our culture & values. 

• The Fitness Mill Derby is not the place to engage in any unauthorised personal training business with other members, and it can lead to membership termination is anyone is found doing this.

• Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not something we want in any area of the gym. Any member found to be breach of this rule may have their membership terminated.


You are welcome to take photographs and video recordings on the gym floor for your own personal use. Just make sure to stick to these rules and any extra rules displayed on the gym floor.

• Anyone who appears in your photographs or videos must be aware that you are filming them, so make sure to ask their permission first.

• If another member feels unhappy or uncomfortable that you are filming them and makes a complaint to us, we may ask you to show us any images which you have taken in the gym and to delete them if appropriate.

• If a member of our team asks you to stop filming or taking photographs, please make sure you do.

• Please make sure you never post photographs or videos you have taken on The Fitness Mill Derby premises on any social media platform with other identifiable people in them, without getting consent from the person concerned that they are happy for it to go onto social media.

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