Children in the Facility

For safety purposes, all members and guests are required to adhere to the following guidelines related to children in the facility and their use of the facility and equipment. These guidelines may be adjusted as deemed necessary by the management team; safety is always our top priority.

In all areas of UNC Wellness Centers, children  under the age of 13 should have direct parental supervision at all times. ‘Direct parental supervision’ means that a parent or other authorized guardian should maintain constant visual contact and the ability to verbally communicate with the child in a normal ‘inside’ speaking voice. These areas include lobbies, hallways, the classrooms, locker rooms, the parking lot, and outside sitting areas. There should be no ‘drop off’ of any children under 13 without an accompanying adult. Children in strollers can be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the track and may be pushed on the track in the two designated walking lanes. Members may not use any strength training equipment or cardiovascular equipment, including equipment on the track, while supervising a child in a stroller.

Members age 13-17 have full access to the facility and do not need to be accompanied by an adult, unless specifically required by the activity or area.

Non-members age 13-17 have full access to the facility and do not need to be accompanied by an adult, unless specifically required by the activity or area.  However, non-members age 13-17 must be signed in by a responsible adult (age 18 or over) to enter the facility.

Please note: Members and non-members age 13-17 may be restricted by staff from classes (i.e. cycling) in which the equipment does not fit properly or could be unsafe for the child.

Members Age 8-12 may exercise in the following areas of the facility with direct parental supervision:

  • Fitness pool
  • Multi-Purpose room
  • All stretching areas
  • Track
  • All cardiovascular training equipment and areas

Members Age 8-12 may not use the following areas and equipment:

  • All strength training equipment*
  • Whirlpool
  • Sauna
  • Group fitness classes, except specific youth programs

*Except with direct supervision by a UNC Wellness Center personal trainer

Children age 7 and under may exercise in the following areas of the facility with direct parental supervision:

  • Fitness pool
  • Multi-Purpose room
  • Upstairs stretching area
  • Track

Children age 7 and under do not have access to the following areas:

  • Main fitness area
  • Clinical fitness area
  • Whirlpool
  • Sauna
  • Group fitness classes, except specific youth programs