Terms & Conditions

Please take the time to review our Terms and Conditions and contact us with any questions or comments.

The participant acknowledging that he/she has no physical limitations preventing him/her from training must precede all services purchased from Gav the Champ.

The participant acknowledges that they may suffer injury as a result of my participation and release Gav the Champ from any and all liability now or in the future, including but not limited to medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, that may occur by reason of heart attacks, muscle strains, pulls or tears, broken bones, shin splints, heat prostration, knee/lower back/foot injuries, and any other illness, soreness, or injury, whether occurring during or after my participation or use of the conditioning and exercise equipment and facilities.

In addition to making this acknowledgement, on first arrival at the gym and prior to training, the participant must complete and sign a information/ medical form.

The participant agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of the studio and acknowledges that these rules and regulations may change from time to time. Furthermore, all participants release Gav the Champ, its owners, directors, managers and all employees of all liability regarding any loss or damage to personal property.

It is a member’s responsibility to inform Gav the Champ of any changes or contact/address details.

The club’s opening hours are presented to members on joining date. The club reserves the right to alter the opening times and will endeavor to keep members informed in advance.

The club reserves the right to alter the clubs schedule for the purpose of cleaning, decorating, repairs, special functions and holidays.

Gav the Champ will keep lost property for a maximum period of two weeks. The club will not accept responsibility for personal effects left on the property.

Renters

It is the renters responsibility to arrive before their client does and ensure that the client is settled before beginning there session. Clients are not insured if the trainer is not present.

Renter’s clients will not be admitted to use any of the equipment or floor space until the renter arrives. Clients should sit in the waiting area or changing room until the renter arrives.

All trainers will respect and use Gav the Champ equipment as if Gav the Champ employed them.

Registration & Purchase

To register or purchase from the Gav the Champ you must be over 18 years of age. You must ensure that the details provided by you on registration or at any time are correct and complete.

All participants under the age of 18 years must have consent, in written form, from a parent or guardian.

If purchasing packages that require payments to be made in full before it’s start date.

All offers and prices are subject to change without notice.

Refund & Cancellation Policy 

Private Training and Classes

It is the responsibility of the participant to attend the training appointments (whether class or private training) when they are scheduled. Cancellations must be made by emailing Info@gavthechamp.com, calling 020 7372 8580 or via the Gav the Champ Instructor.

The participant acknowledges that appointment times are reserved and that cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the appointment start time. The participant understands that appointments that are missed, or cancelled within 24-hours of the session start time; will be charged as if they attended. You may change your reservation time to rebook on the same day or within the same week.

Members who repeatedly fail to keep or cancel an appointment may be refused the option of booking.

The participant understands that appointments will begin and end promptly as scheduled. The participant acknowledges that any delays to the start of a scheduled appointment will not be a cause to extend the provided service beyond the remainder of the scheduled time. The participant will not expect or ask a trainer to run overtime.

The participant understands that if he/she is 20 minutes late the appointment will be cancelled and they will be charged for that session and/or not be issued a refund.

The participant understands that sessions will run approximately one hour unless otherwise stated. The participant acknowledges that a delay to a scheduled session cannot change the session status to anything else except a whole session and that there are no half sessions because of any delay.

The participant understands that there may be occasions when their preferred appointment date and/or time is fully booked. In the event that no spaces are available for either preferred or alternate appointments the participant does not hold Gav the Champ responsible or liable in any way.

BLOCK BOOKINGS are only allowed up to three months.

GROUP CLASS are only allowed up to two months

Fitness Equipment, Clothing and Accessories

Fitness equipment, clothing and accessories, which are demonstrably defective or damaged upon arrival, may be returned within 7 days for a refund. Items may be returned within 14 days for exchange only. Returns are valid only for items that have not been used or damaged.

Returns are valid only for products that have not been opened, used or damaged.

Products, which are defective or damaged upon arrival, may be returned immediately for exchange.

GAV THE CHAMP GYM RULES

General

Treat other members, as you would have them treat you.

No running or horseplay in gym.

Good personal hygiene is a must.

NO SMOKING, chewing gum or eating anywhere in the dojo and weights area.

Towels are recommended for sanitary purposes.

Clients are asked to wipe off and clean all machines used with spray disinfectant (but not electronic display) after workouts.

Appropriate athletic wear is REQUIRED for training: boots, sandals and open toed shoes are not permitted while training.

Clothing with exposed rivets, buttons, zippers, or other metal parts is not permitted (Gav the Champ staff have the authority to make decisions on clothing.)

Intermittent cleanup may occur at any time for safety/ sanitary reasons. Staff members have the authority to stop all activities at any time until the situation is corrected.

No personal items are permitted to clutter hallways and/ or the gym entrance. Clients must leave belongings in lockers or changing rooms. Gym staff will not hold personal items for Clients.

ONLY trainers are allowed access to the kitchen, music system and first aid kits.

No open beverage containers, food, gum, or tobacco products allowed. ONLY Sports bottles containing water or sports drinks are allowed.

No verbal or physical attacks on anyone or anything permitted.

No leaning or resting on the mirrors, if you dirty the mirror then clean them.

Cardio Fitness Equipment

Please limit use of cardiovascular machines to 20 minutes while others are waiting.

No radios are allowed in the weight area. Personal stereos with headphones are permitted.

Weights Area

Towels are REQUIRED while training in the weight area.

No one under the age of sixteen is permitted in the free weights area.

Clients must RERACK all plates and dumbbells after each use.

Do not stand on exercise benches.

Weights and other equipment MAY NOT be removed from the weight area.

Spotters ARE REQUIRED for free weight bench presses (including military, incline, and decline) shoulder presses, dumbbell presses, and squats.

Olympic Style lifts (Cleans, Snatches, and Jerks) and their variations or combinations are NOT PERMITTED. No resting on equipment between sets. Be courteous to others and allow them to work in with you.

Collars are required on all bars.

Do not slam, drop or bang free weights, machine weights or dumbbells.

This is for your safety and the safety of others near by, as well as the preservation of the equipment.

Use exercise machines and equipment only for their intended use.

Dojo Etiquette

Governing one’s own behaviour is a central concept in all of Japanese culture, and especially in the martial arts.

The root character, (training, practice, discipline, pursuit of knowledge).

In the martial arts, however, refers to the etiquette of the martial way.

Proper dojo etiquette is one of the essential aspects Creative Force Kickboxing, not just in our style but in every other kind of martial arts as well. Etiquette is the way of showing respect to fellow students, to the dojo, to the sensei, and to all the other sensei’s throughout history whose dedication and skills have come down to us as the art we now study. And yet, demonstrating proper etiquette is really for us, a small symbol of our efforts at self-mastery and our pride in being an active participant in something so fascinating and enjoyable.

 

Creative Force Kickboxing

Always show courtesy to all.

Forms of address:

(a)Address your dojo’s teacher as Sensei

(b)Address the heads of other Creative Force Schools as Sensei

Bowing:

(a)Bow upon entering the dojo.

(b)Bow upon exiting the dojo.

(c)Upon entering the dojo, seek out the sensei if he is there and bow to him

(he need not bow back if he is busy).

(d)Bow to other black belts encountered in the dojo.

(e)Bow to fellow students as a greeting.

(f)Entering or leaving the dojo during a class session is accepted only with Sensei’s specific permission.

(g)When bowing in at the beginning of class, students will say Osu:

Personal Appearance:

(a)Wear a clean uniform (allowing the belt to remain increasingly soiled and worn is an option sometimes chosen to show one’s long, hard work).

(b)Keep fingernails and toenails trimmed short (for safety reasons).

(c)Take off all jewellery, watches, rings, necklaces, earrings, etc., before class begins. Glasses may be worn during standards classes but not during fight classes unless a protective cover is employed.

(d)Long hair should be tied back with a rubber band or other inconspicuous tie.

Sideline Behaviour:

When Sensei indicates that some or all students should move to the side of the mat, they should do so and--

(a)Remain standing unless told to sit.

(b)Remain quiet and attentive.

(c)If allowed to sit, use only the kneeling or cross-legged positions.

Prohibitions:

(a)No smoking in the dojo.

(b)No eating in the dojo (except during approved social events).

(c)No profanity in the dojo.

(d)No horseplay in the dojo.

(e)No loud talking, laughing or screaming in the dojo.

(f)No shoes may be worn on the dojo floor.

(g)No playing or socializing on the dojo floor.

(h)Never argue with a sensei, teacher, trainer or referee.

(i)Never speak angrily or tauntingly to an opponent.

Always show courtesy to all