Gym Rules

We're open 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm


  •  Please sign in at counter
  • Work out at your own risk. Not responsible for accidents.



•    We recommend lifting with a partner whose strength is similar to yours, & if without a partner to avoid lifting weights over or above the body; instead use the selectorized equipment.

•    No Olympic lifting is allowed- this includes cleans & snatch with barbell OR dumbbells. We do not have the space for these lifts to be safe!

•    We recommend using the safety clip. A pair of clips should be at each free weight bench.

•    Share equipment and allow others to use your machine when doing multiple sets.

•    DO NOT DROP WEIGHTS. DO NOT ALLOW MACHINE PLATES TO SLAM DOWN. Perform controlled reps only- or be asked to leave.

•    Please report equipment failures to the staff on duty.

•    Weight collars, pins, clips & safety hooks MUST be used.

•    Re-rack all weights/plates to their designated storage areas.

•    Benches must be kept out of walkway.

•    Bars may not be removed from their racks for use in exercises other than the lifts meant for that station.

•    No weight lifting chalk is permitted.

•    There is a 30 minute time limit on individual cardiovascular machines during busy times.

•    Members should help keep equipment clean.

  • If you have any open wounds or injuries please bandage or properly cover them while in the gym.


  • Shirts must cover chest and back.
  • Sweats, t-shirts, modest shorts and similar items are considered appropriate attire.
  • Closed toe, athletic shoes must be worn at all times. Flip-flops, aqua shoes, sandals, bare or stocking feet are unacceptable on the workout floor.

Addendums and changes to these rules may be made from time to time.


Matthew’s Gym

Matthew’s Gym


Members can access Matthew’s Gym 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm. Guests younger than 18 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult.


201 Oak St.
Forest City, NC 28043

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