All gym users are required to present their McDaniel ID to the desk staff at the fitness center. Thank you.
Merritt Fitness Center Hours Holiday Schedule
12/15 –12/19: Open 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., & 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 12/20 through 1/3/15: Closed
Spring Semester 2015, starting Monday,
Frequently Asked Questions – Merritt Fitness Center
Who can use the fitness center?
Current students, faculty, staff, immediate family members of faculty/staff, and their guests may use the fitness center. I.D. card is required to enter the facility. Guests must obtain a guest pass from the fitness desk attendant. Everyone must sign in at the attendant desk and present their McDaniel College I.D.
Where is the Fitness Center?
The facility is located at the Gill Center.
If I need assistance, have questions or concerns who can
The fitness desk attendant can assist you or you may contact the Fitness Director, Scott Singleton, 410-857-2432, firstname.lastname@example.org, Athletics Dept. Room 109 at the Gill Center.
Are there rules and user guidelines for the fitness
Yes, everyone is expected to comply with posted rules and standard gym etiquette.
Is there a risk of injury?
Yes, the use of exercise equipment and participation in fitness activities could increase the risk of injury or even death. You agree that your use of the Fitness Center is at your own risk and you assume full responsibility and all risks arising from your use of the Fitness Center.
Can I safely begin exercising or should I check with my
If you have physical or medical conditions, impairment, disease, illness or any other reason why you should not engage in physical activity even if you wanted to then you should consult a qualified healthcare provider before beginning an exercise program.
In the event of an emergency what happens?
Call Campus Safety at ext. 2202. Campus Safety can provide first aid and CPR. If the Fitness Center or Gill Center becomes unsafe then it may require evacuation of the facility. Locate the nearest exit and immediately leave the facility.
What else do I need to know about using the Fitness
Read all signage posted in the facility. Signage will provide important information about rules, emergency and safety notices, danger and warning statements, and other miscellaneous information.
How do I know the facility and equipment is clean?
Everyone is required to wipe and clean equipment after use and to return equipment back to its appropriate place. Weight plates, bars and dumbbells must be re-racked. The Fitness Center staff will also complete a daily list of cleaning tasks to help maintain the cleanliness of the facility.
How should I dress for the fitness center?
Appropriate attire is required. Loose and comfortable athletic clothing and supportive athletic shoes is suggested. Shirts must be worn at all times. Sandals and flip flops are not allowed.
Is there television or music at the fitness center?
Televisions are located in close proximity to the cardiovascular equipment on the second level. Only personal music devices may be brought into the fitness center.
Is there a place to store my things during my
Yes, lockers are available just outside the free weight room and on the second level. Locks may be used but must be removed after each use.
Fitness Center Rules:
- Everyone is required to sign-in at the attendant desk and provide McDaniel College ID
Proper gym attire and footwear is required. No flip flops or sandals.
Only personal music devices may be used in the fitness center.
Always put equipment back when you are done.
Always use sanitizer wipes to clean pads and equipment immediately after you are done.
Enter and exit the fitness center through the main entry only.
Please be considerate and respectful of others.
Exercise, Nutrition, and Wellness links:
- McDaniel College Health & Wellness Fair
- Best Exercise for Weight Loss
- Walking Map & Workout, 1.2 mile, moderate level
- Nature Walk, Description: 1.3 mile, moderate level and here is the Nature Walk Map - click here
- Fitness Walking, 1.4 mile walk - See the map
- Fitness Walking, Westminster Station, 1.3 mile walk - See the map
- Fitness Walking, Main Street to Cups, 1.5 mile walk - See the map
- Fitness Walking, 1 mile short loop, See the map
- Quit Smoking Free Programs
- Free Diet & Fitness Plan and Tracker
- Exercise Safety Tips
- Gym Etiquette
- Exercise Your Way to Feeling Better About Yourself
- Strength Training
- Cardiovascular Training
- Walking Guide
- Start Eating Healthier
- How to Read Food Labels
- 30 Days to More Fruits & Vegetables
- Healthy Recipes
- Drink Water
- College Students Health Guide
- Green Living
If you need assistance or have any questions please contact Scott Singleton, email@example.com or 410-857-2432.