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Participation:

  1. All currently enrolled students, faculty and staff are eligible to participate. A student becomes ineligible immediately upon withdrawing from GSW; faculty and staff also become ineligible upon termination from the university. Participants in all intramurals sports and fitness center patrons are required to scan a validated GSW ID before being allowed to participate in each event.
  2. A player shall not be permitted to play with more than one team per sport. Players may play on a men’s/women’s as well as a co-rec. team in the same sport. A player is a member of the first team that he/she signs a game scoresheet with.
  3. Roster additions must be made in the Campus Recreation office by 2:00 p.m. on game day, prior to participation of new player(s). Use of non-rostered player results in the use of an ineligible player. A player of a team that forfeits out without having played a game may join another team. Any team that allows an ineligible player to participate shall forfeit the game(s) in which the ineligible player participated.
  4. Professional athletes are ineligible to participate in a related sport for a period of 2 years.
  5. Students whose names appear on an official intercollegiate athletic squad shall be ineligible to compete in that sport or any related sports.
  6. Playoff eligibility will be determined by the names on the roster; all players must play in at least 1 regular season games to be eligible for the playoffs.
  7. Shirts must be worn in all contests. Sunglasses, hats, and jewelry will not be permitted in all team sports. Tobacco and alcohol will not be permitted at any activity. Playing or spectating under the influence of alcohol is cause for immediate ejection.

Intramural Sports: Forfeits, Defaults & Postponements:

  1. A team not fielding the minimum number of players at game time shall receive a forfeit loss. If both teams fail to field the minimum number of players at game time, both will receive a forfeit.
  2. Any team receiving 2 forfeits shall be eliminated from the league and will lose their deposit. All results and standings up to that point will be official.
  3. The Department of Recreational Sports reserves the right to postpone activities due to inclement weather or facility conflicts.
  4. Team scheduling requests will not be allowed after the captains meeting. Any and all scheduling request will be reviewed by the Director of Campus Recreation, who will have the final authority on said requests. Requests will not be honored in the playoffs and may be denied during regular season league play.
  5. Teams may request to default one contest during the season, provided the request is done, in person, by 2:00 p.m. on the day of the contest in the Campus Recreation office. The team will still receive a loss, but not a forfeit loss.

Protests:

If a disagreement should arise between a player and an official concerning the interpretation of a playing rule or rules that could have or has had a direct bearing on the outcome of the contest, a protest may be made by the team captain to the officials. Protests must be made at the time of the dispute and before play is resumed (if play begins after a potential protestable situation, there will be no protest. To protest, the game shall be stopped and the captain shall request the head official/supervisor. The head official/supervisor will give the captain a protest form, which must be completed and submitted to the Campus Recreation office by 12:00 noon the following day along with a $10 protest fee. This $10 fee will be returned if the protest is upheld, and the game will be replayed from the point of the protest. Misapplication of playing rules and participant eligibility are the only elements of the contest, which may be protested. OFFICIAL’S JUDGEMENT MAY NOT BE PROTESTED! In case of a disagreement between players in matches without officials, a re-match will be scheduled and an official will be assigned if needed. Protests will be considered and decided upon by the Director of Recreational Sports, unless the Director was involved in the protestable situation either as a player or an official. If the Director was involved in the protestable situation, then an Intramural advisory council will determine the validity of the protest.

Intramural Sports Playoffs:

  1. Playoff tournaments will be single elimination unless otherwise specified; teams will be seeded by regular season records.
  2. With 3 or more leagues, teams will be selected based on regular season records. The top 2 teams from each division will automatically advance. In the event of a tie for 1st or 2nd place, the playoff berths will go to the top 2 teams based on the following:

    1st: best record (best winning % if unequal # of games)
    2nd: head to head (If 2 teams are tied, played twice and split, the team scoring the highest margin of victory in head to head games will advance. If the margins of victory are the equal, continue through the tiebreaker procedure. If 3 teams are tied, and one team beat the other 2, that team will advance and head to head will apply to the other 2 teams. If one team did not beat the other two or if 4 or more are tied, move on to the 3rd tiebreaker.
    3rd: Point Differential for all games.

    Wild cards selections may also be given in a particular sport based on the following:
    1st: best record
    2nd: head to head (refer to above for tiebreaker procedure)
    3rd: average point differential

  3. In some sports, all teams that haven’t forfeited out will advance to the playoffs.
  4. The number of teams advancing to the playoffs is subject to change from sport to sport depending on the number or teams or participants entered.

Intramural Sports: Greek Teams:

Only active members, on the current roster for that specific semester are allowed to represent a fraternity/sorority on the Greek team. If there is a Greek team, only 1 team from each organization may participate in the league, all other teams must play in the independent leagues. Players may not participate on more than 1 team.

Intramural Sports: Player Conduct Policies:

***Note: The Director reserves the right to assign additional penalties then what is stated below. More severe cases may involve referral to the University Non-Academic Judicial Officer.

  1. Any ejection carries an automatic 1 game suspension from the incident specific sport:
    Note 1: Any player ejected shall leave the site within 1 minute (sight & sound of the ejecting official) or the game shall be forfeited.
    Note 2: Any player suspended must meet with the Director to be reinstated
    Note 3: Any player suspended may not participate in another sport/event until his/her suspension has been served.
  2. Player plays under an assumed name:
    • A. Ejected if caught during the contest; suspended for remainder of intramural year
    • B. 2nd offense: permanent suspension for all GSW recreational sports activities
  3. Player uses abusive language towards an official, supervisor, IM staff, or opponent:
    • A. Can be ejected immediately by supervisor or official
    • B. 2nd offense: suspended from all campus recreation activities for 1 calendar year
    • C. 3rd offense: permanent suspension
  4. Player uses unnecessary roughness:
    • A. Can be ejected immediately by official, supervisor
    • B. 2nd offense: suspended from the remainder of sport specific season
    • C. 3rd offense: suspended from all recreation activities for 1 calendar year
    • D. 4th offense: permanent suspension
  5. Player attempts to or does hit, swing at, threaten, push, or grab an official, supervisor, player, and/or spectator:
    • A. Immediate ejection by official or supervisor
    • B. Suspended from all Intramural activities indefinitely; the Director will determine if and when the suspension will be lifted; student(s) may be reported to the University Non-Academic Judicial Officer.
  6. Team uses ineligible player(s):
    • A. 1st offense: team receives a forfeit for each contest the ineligible player(s) participated in. If 2 or more games, the team will be dropped from the league
    • B. 2nd offense: team members will be suspended from recreation activities for 1 full semester
  7. Team fighting (2 or more players from 1 team):
    • A. Game is immediately terminated, losses will be given to the inciting team and possibly both after consultation with game officials, supervisor, and the Director (See Player Conduct #5)
    • B. 2nd time reported results in team suspension for one calendar year.
  8. Any behavior or actions determined by the Campus Recreation staff to be extremely inappropriate or unacceptable
    • A. Immediate ejection by official or supervisor
    • B. Suspended from all Intramural activities indefinitely; the Director will determine if and when the suspension will be lifted; student(s) may be reported to the University Non- Academic Judicial Officer.

Relax, heal and press the reset button on stress with our Massage Therapy services. GSW Fitness and Wellness is offering the opportunity to get away from your stress without ever leaving campus! Convenient and affordable, massage therapy is available ONLY to GSW students, faculty, and staff. Schedule an appointment today with our Licensed Massage Therapist.

Pricing

Massage Therapy sessions are offered at the following rates:

Stress Buster 30-minute Massage: $30
Choose your relaxation, whether it is a scalp and face massage, head and neck massage, or a back and shoulder massage, de-stress and unwind with this therapeutic massage. Convenient and cost effect, let Dale know what area to focus on to best suit your time.

All other Massage times and prices:

Time Rate
45 min $40
60 min $55
90 min $85

*Payment is due at time of scheduling.

Schedule an Appointment

Please call GSW Fitness & Wellness at (229)-931-2111 to get information about scheduling an appointment. Payment must be made at the Student Accounts office located at Marshall Student Center at the time of scheduling. We are not able to accept Walk-Ins at this time.

Sessions can be scheduled for Wednesdays or Thursdays from 10:00am until 4:00pm [last appointment time available will be 2:30p for 90-minute, 3:00p for 60-minute, or 3:30pm for 30-minute massage]. Please set up an appointment at least 24 hours in advance of when you would like the session.

Late, Rescheduling & Cancellations

Late: Individuals showing up late will have the remaining time of the appointment. An appointment is considered a “no-show” 10 minutes after the start time of the appointment if we have not heard from the client.

Reschedule/Cancellation: Reschedule/cancel up to ONE DAY prior to your appointment without penalty. Appointments rescheduled/cancelled less than 24 hours in advance are treated as “no-shows” and a $15 fee is assessed to your GSW Student account and/or payroll deduct (if GSW employee). Fees for massages are non-refundable and the $15 fee is in addition to what you have already paid for massage. Our massage therapist’s time is valuable and communication is very important.

If we need to reschedule or cancel your appointment due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. illness, weather, etc.), we will attempt to notify you at least two (2) hours prior to your appointment time.

Expiration of Massage Packages

Massage packages will expire in time depending on the package purchased. Any unused sessions will be unavailable after that time. Refunds will not be provided past the expiration date.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available for 60-minute and 90-minute massage sessions. Gift certificates are only available for GSW students and staff. Community gift certificates are not available at this time. These can be purchased through Student Accounts located at Marshall Student Center on GSW campus.

New Client Information

If this is your first massage experience with us, please take a moment to fill out our New Client Form prior to your arrival. After you complete and print the form, please bring it to the Fitness Center. Please also arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment. 

First Massage Experience

If this is your first massage session, your massage therapist will explain the procedures, techniques, and expectations. We want you to be as comfortable as possible. Feel free to ask any questions to your therapist before you begin your session.

What to expect from your session: You should expect a peaceful and comfortable environment for your massage. Let the massage therapist know if there are any distractions impeding your relaxation during your massage session.

Communicate your needs: Prior to your treatment, you will be asked your reasons for getting a massage, current physical condition, medical history, current medications, lifestyle, stress level, etc. Please let the massage therapist know anything that needs addressing before your session begins.

Dress: The massage therapist will leave the room while you undress to your comfort level. You may leave your undergarments on. You will be draped warmly at all times except for the area being massaged, ensuring that your modesty is respected at all times.

Special Concerns: Always communicate with the massage therapist whether the pressure being used is comfortable. Please let the therapist know whether you prefer oil or lotion, and if you dislike scented lotion; if you are too hot or too cold.

After the massage: Before getting up from the table, give yourself a few minutes to reorient from a state of deep relaxation. The therapist can help you off the table, if you desire.

How long: The length of your session will depend on the time limit you have purchased. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled massage time to allow any discussion you want to have with your massage therapist.

How often should you get a massage: Frequency is usually more important than the length of each massage. With regular sessions, you may begin to notice positive changes in how you feel between massages, and how many aches and pains you do (or don’t) experience.

Meet our Massage Therapist

Dale UndercoflerDale Undercofler has over 20 years of massage and bodywork therapy experience. She is a graduate of The Atlanta School of Massage. She is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia as well as certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Dale uses an integrative approach specializing in deep tissue, Swedish, and Neuromuscular Therapy. Through compassion and careful listening, she addresses physical and energetic issues, gently ushering your body toward its own natural healing abilities and opening up the potential for deep relaxation. She has a passion for helping people find rejuvenation and renewal amidst the stresses of life and relief from the pains that show up in their bodies because of that stress.

Biking is good for...

Everyone

Biking is known as an activity that you cannot forget, and you simply can't! As a transportation motive, biking helps you achieve faster transportation as opposed to walking and you receive the health benefits associated with biking. But actually, bikes have many different components that can change how a person rides a bike. It all depends on how your bike fits you. Make sure that your frame, seating, and handlebars are proportionate with yourself before going on rides or even buying a bike.

The Heart

It helps improve your cardiovascular fitness and burn calories. Additionally, studies from Purdue University have shown that regular cycling can cut your risk of heart disease.

Mental Health

Researchers from Illinois University found that 5 percent improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness from cycling led to an improvement of up to 15 percent in mental tests.

Stress Levels

In fact, any mild to moderate exercise releases natural feel-good endorphins that help counter stress and make you happy. Even if it is just for 30min, cycling helps you relax and makes you happier.

Immune System

This is due to the fact that moderate exercise helps to make immune cells more active so that they are ready to fight infection.

Physical Health

As a part of exercise, any form of biking, whether it is for a work out or just casual riding, biking has a good impact on your physical health.

GSW Bike Share Program

Bike sharing can be an innovative way of promoting exercise without requiring significant lifestyle changes. It allows individuals to efficiently integrate exercise into their lives while pursuing their destination or location. Therefore, GSW is promoting personal wellness as well as contributing to environmental sustainability.

Not only do bikes provide a refreshing alternative to a generally inactive modern lifestyle, but bicycles also provide on-demand transport that allows you to reach locations not easily or efficiently accessible by other forms of transportation, such as motorized vehicles.

Bike Share Program Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check out a bike?

Bikes and helmets may be checked out at the Fitness Center Front Desk. Bikes must be returned to the Fitness Center by ONE HOUR BEFORE closing (check the Fitness Center schedule for closing). If it is your first time checking out a bike, you must sign a liability waiver that will be kept on file. You will then be given a key for the bike lock. Bikes will be located in the SSC. A Fitness Center Supervisor will be in charge of giving you a bike. YOU MUST HAVE A VALID GSW ID.

What do I do when I am done?

When you time is up, or you are finished riding, simply bring the bike, helmet, bike lock, and key back to the Fitness Center Front Desk. Late returns will cost $10 per day.

How long do I check out a bike?

Bikes and Helmets can be checked out during Fitness Center operating hours. Bikes cannot be renewed or checked out again in the same day. If the bike is not returned at the end of the day ONE HOUR BEFORE Fitness Center closing, a $10 fee will be added to the Student or Faculty/Staff account. If the bike is not returned by the third day, the user will also be charged for the late fees AND the cost of the bike until the bike is returned. Replacement fees are $200 for the single speed cruisers. Helmets must also be returned with the bike. On the third day, the user will be charged for the cost of the helmet until the helmet is returned. The replacement fee is $30. If the user fails to return any of the equipment, they will be charged $300 and a hold will be put on their account.

What if there are problems or damages?

If you encounter a bike with damage or some other program that occurred either before or while you were renting, please ask for a Work Order form from the Fitness Center Front Desk.

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