Fitness Services

Membership and Facility Policies

Current CNU students, faculty and staff are eligible for free memberships and access to the Freeman Center Trieshmann Health and Fitness Pavilion, Auxiliary Gym and Field House.

Spouses of students, faculty and staff, and CNU alumni may purchase a membership for $250/year.

Retired professors may purchase a membership for $175/year.

Memberships are not available to the public.

Guest policy: At this time, guests will not be permitted until further notice.

Please note that the Trieshmann Health and Fitness Pavilion and Auxiliary Gym are only accessible to current students, faculty, staff and authorized members. Access to the Pavilion and Auxiliary Gym is only through the Welcome Desk turnstiles. Random ID checks may be conducted. As the Captains Card is basically your lifeline to campus, carry it with you at all times. It must be presented at the time of use to obtain or use services and/or facilities. Unauthorized entry will be addressed as appropriate and those in violation of this policy may be referred to the Center for Honor Enrichment and Community Standards.

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Please help us maintain a friendly, safe and clean environment by following these guidelines:

Chalk: Liquid chalk is permitted; powdered chalk is not permitted.

Personal items: Bags and large personal items are not permitted in the Trieshmann Health and Fitness Pavilion. Lockers are day-use only; locks must be removed by the close of business.

Beverages/Food: Bottled water is encouraged during exercise. Gatorade and similar sports drinks are permitted as long as they are in a closed/capped container. Food is not permitted in the activity areas (Trieshmann Health and Fitness Pavilion, Auxiliary Gym, Field House).

Phone conversations: Be courteous and respectful to others by limiting or refraining from phone conversations in the activity areas. People who like to work out “in the zone” feel thrown off by conversation.

Breathing techniques during exercise: Proper breathing techniques are vital during strenuous exercise like weightlifting. However, please respect others with more silent, less vocal exhalations (as opposed to grunts or groans). Disruption to other patrons will result is being asked to leave the activity areas.

Profanity: Be respectful to others by refraining from using profanity. Patrons may be asked to leave if they are engaging in such behavior.

Weight usage: Be gentle when setting down weights to avoid damaging equipment and flooring or injuring others. Please do not drop the weights. This can cause injury or equipment damage as well as distract others. Consider using a spotter or lighter weights.

Re-rack weights: Return fitness equipment to its original storage location. This includes barbell plates, hand weights, resistance bands, mats, stability balls, kettlebells, etc.

Equipment cleaning: Working out can be a sweaty business, so please wipe down equipment when finished. Cleaning stations are available in various locations of the Trieshmann Health and Fitness Pavilion.

Share equipment: Be mindful of your time on equipment when others are waiting, especially during peak times (Monday-Friday, 4–9 p.m.).

Multipurpose Rooms: The multipurpose rooms may be used outside of fitness class and program events. If you would like to use a spin cycle in multipurpose room 1, see the attendant at Fitness Desk #2 to check one out.

  • Athletic apparel is required, including shirt/top, shorts/capris/pants (jeans are not permitted), athletic shoes and socks.
  • Consider hygiene, health and safety when making clothing decisions (e.g. a shirt/top must be worn over a sports bra; t-shirt/tank top must be worn under a mesh top).
  • Dresses and skirts are not permitted.
  • Clothing that has buttons, zippers, rivets, and/or belts are not permitted.
  • Bare feet are only permitted in the multipurpose rooms and only for specific programs (e.g., Pilates, martial arts, yoga).
  • Masks must be worn when not actively exercising.

In consideration of being allowed to utilize the Christopher Newport University Freeman Center, members acknowledge and agree that:

  1. My participation in any and all of the activities, facilities, programs, and services offered at or by the Christopher Newport University (CNU) Freeman Center is strictly voluntary and has not been requested or required by the University.
  2. Risk of injury from the nature of the activities, facilities, programs, and services offered by the CNU Freeman Center is possible, including, but not limited to, musculoskeletal injuries, serious injury to internal organs, paralysis, or worst case scenario, death.
  3. I knowingly and freely assume all responsibility for any risk, loss, property damage, or personal injury that may be sustained by me, or any loss or damage to property owned by me, as a result of the use of the CNU Freeman Center.
  4. I acknowledge that I am in good physical condition and does not know of any condition or reason that I should not participate in the CNU Freeman Center facilities and activities.
  5. I understand that a medical examination to assure myself of physical fitness is desirable, and that obtaining such an examination is my own responsibility.
  6. I willingly agree to comply with the CNU Freeman Center’s policies and procedures, including following the dress code, cleaning used equipment before and after usage, and being respectful of staff and other patrons.
  7. The CNU Freeman Center is not responsible for any items left unattended.
  8. I will refrain from using the Freeman Center if I am experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms and will cancel my reservation in a timely manner if unable to come workout.
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