THE W: MEMBERS & GUESTS

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Member Information

Current members can check their accounts online and check their member visits. Please click to view this information. Any questions regarding usernames or passwords, contact Jill Eckenrod at 352-8716.

Inclement Weather & Cancellations
Announcements of cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page and announcements page. You may also call the Welcome Desk at 319-352-8311 for postponements or cancellations

Guest Information

Day Passes for GuestsDay passes admit guests to all facilities, including the pool and climbing wall. Guest rates are also available for fitness classes.

If you are participating in an activity within The W, swimming, basketball, climbing wall, etc., you will need to purchase a guest pass.  If you are strictly watching your children as they participate in an activity, you do not need to purchase a guest pass. 

The W Child Care
Children (age 6 months to 7 years) of members may stay in child care area for up to 75 minutes while a parent or guardian is at the center. All workers are certified for adult/child/infant CPR AED, First Aid, and blood borne pathogens.
Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8:30-11 a.m. and 3:45-7 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday: 7:45-11 a.m. and 3:45-7 p.m.

Member/Guest Child Supervision Policy
An adult (over 18) is limited to two paying guests (or members) who are under 12 years old. Children ages 12-17 may bring one paying guest (or member) who is under 12 years old. They must accompany their guest at all times and understand that they are responsible for their guest’s actions.
Any groups of 10 or more must register as a party.  For information regarding small group parties contact 319-352-8716 and for large group rental information contact 319-352-8717.

Membership in The W provides individuals and families with a wealth of recreational and fitness options.  The W combines all the amenities of a health club with facilities for indoor sports, indoor swimming, water fun and climbing.  Members have access to all of the areas listed below

6,500 square-foot Fitness Area (Click here for Fitness Area rules.)

  • 10 treadmills, four upright and three recumbent stationary bicycles, 13 elliptical machines and three adaptive motion trainers, all wired for cable television access and iPod docking stations.
  •  22 Life Fitness Signature Series weight stations equipped with adjustable weights.
  • Free weights and circuit weight machines.
  • Stretching and floor exercise area
  • 30-foot climbing wall that can accommodate six climbers (Click here for climbing wall rules.

Hoover Fieldhouse & Track

  • 200-meter competition track open to runners and walkers
  • Four multipurpose courts for tennis, basketball, volleyball and more

Center Court

  • Wooden-floor courts for basketball, volleyball, recreation
  • Two racquetball courts
  • Golf hitting area
  • Walking, jogging track

Schuldt Natatorium

  • Six-lane 25-yard pool with three lanes dedicated to lap swimming
  • Recreational swimming area with zero-depth entry
  • Water slide (Height requirement is 48”)
  • Vortex pool
  • 11-person hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Wet classroom available at extra charge for swimming parties

Sauna/Steam Room
No one under 14 is allowed to use the sauna or steam room. The sauna/steam room temperature is kept between 170 and 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to high temperatures, the sauna may be dangerous to your health. We recommend that you consult your physician before you use the sauna. Those with medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and respiratory problems, and those who are pregnant, should avoid exposure to high heat.   Click here for a printable version of this policy

Guidelines         
1. The sauna/steam room is only open during natatorium hours.         
2. Limit your use of the spa to 10 minutes; long exposure may result in nausea, dizziness, or fainting.         
3. Allow yourself at least 5 minutes after exercising to cool down before entering.         
4. A lifeguard must be on duty to use the sauna/steam room.         
5. Do not go from sauna/steam room to spa or spa to sauna/steam room.         
6. After leaving the sauna/steam room, you must take a shower before entering the pool.         
7. Appropriate attire — swimsuit, gym shorts, or sports bra — is required.         
8. Athletic shoes, socks, sweatshirts and/or sweatpants are prohibited.         
9. Tampering with sauna/steam room controls is strictly prohibited.   

Prohibited items include:         
1. Food or drink.         
2. Lying down, strenuous exercise, or aerobic activities such as push-ups, sit-ups, or jumping rope.        
3. Essential oils (peppermint, menthol, etc.) or like products.         
4. Soap, shampoo, or conditioner.         
5. Shaving.    

Individuals with the following should NOT use the sauna:       
1. Heart disease        
2. Diabetes        
3. High or low blood pressure       
4. Circulatory problem       
5. Respiratory problems       
6. Seizures       
7. Epilepsy        
8. Pregnancy        
9. On prescription medication        
10. Those under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs

Spa/Hot Tub

No one under 3 is allowed to use the spa/hot tub. Children between the ages of 4 and 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The spa temperature is kept between 100 and 103 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to high temperatures, the spa may be dangerous to your health. We recommend that you consult your physician before you use the sauna. Those with certain medical conditions (listed below) should avoid exposure to high heat.

    Guidelines
         1. The spa/hot tub is only open when the natatorium is open with a lifeguard on duty.
         2. Shower before entering the spa. 
         3. No diving, jumping, or submerging one’s face while using the spa.
         4. Shower before entering the spa or pool after using the sauna. 
         5. Limit your use of the spa to 10 minutes; long exposure may result in nausea, dizziness, or fainting.
         6. Sleeping or exercising are not permitted in the spa.
         7. Pregnant women should have doctor approval before using the spa.

    Prohibited items include:
         1. Body lotions, oils, or sun tan lotions. 
         2. Submerging to the bottom of the spa.

    Individuals with the following should NOT use the sauna:
        1. Heart disease
        2. Diabetes
        3. High or low blood pressure
        4. Circulatory problem
        5. Respiratory problems
        6. Seizures
        7. Epilepsy 
        8. Pregnancy 
        9. On prescription medication   
      10. Those under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs

Upon registering for any Community Recreation program or activity, it is assumed that in the case of a parent’s or guardian’s absence or unavailability, The W staff is authorized to arrange whatever medical treatment is considered necessary for the minor child enrolled in the activity. If a parent/guardian does not wish to authorize The W staff to arrange for medical treatment, a revocation of permission form must be filed with The W.

Attendance at Wartburg College programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed/videotaped for use in print and/or electronic publicity. To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian. If you do not want us to use a photo or video of you or your child, please tell a Wartburg employee coordinating the event before the program or event.

In order to keep things fair to all participants, each withdrawal from a program will be assessed a $5 processing fee whether a refund check is issued or credit is put on account. There will be no transfers. Any changes will be treated as a refund, and participants must re-register for the desired class.

No refunds will be given following the registration deadline. Each program’s deadline is indicated by the through date. If a deadline date is not indicated, it will be seven calendar days prior to the program start date.

If a medical problem arises during the activity/class, a physician’s written excuse must be presented stating that participation is restricted. In the case of a medical excuse, a percentage of whatever class time remains will be refunded.

If the program/activity is canceled by the department, you will have the choice of having a full refund issued to your account or a refund check issued to the person who paid for the enrollment.

Racquetball Courts
Racquetball court reservations can be made 48 hours in advance in person at the Welcome Desk or by calling 352-8311. We do not accept standing reservations. We only accept one reservation per day, per participant (reservations for 1 hour only). When making a reservation, you must give the name of both people who are playing. Reservations can be made on the hour for an hour (i.e. 3-4 p.m., etc.). Participants have 10 minutes to claim their reserved court, after which it becomes first-come, first-served. Unreserved courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Courts must be vacated at the end of your reservation if others are waiting. You are not allowed to finish the game you are playing.

Tennis Courts
Members may reserve a tennis court for one hour at a time. Members with guests playing may reserve tennis courts for 1 hour, their guests would need to pay a guest pass. No other court fee is required. Members with guests playing for more than 1 hour, the second or third hour would have a $20 court fee/hour. Guests only playing tennis will pay a guest fee plus the $20 court fee per hour.

Pickleball Courts
Pickleball courts are available Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-noon, and by appointment when there is availability in the facility. Reservations may be made up to 48 hours in advance for a maximum of one hour. Soft-sole tennis shoes must be worn at all times, and adults must accompany any children under the age of 12. Pickleball paddles are available for use at the Welcome Desk. Guests will be charged a $5 drop-in fee to use the court. 

The W will offer supervised activities for W-SR students 12 and older on no school and early dismissal days during the fall and winter months (2 to 3 p.m.)

We will open the pool early (3 p.m.) and hold activities in the fieldhouse for official school weather cancellations from Nov. 28-Dec. 14 and Jan. 7-March 29. Cost is $5 for guests.

Groups of 10 or more must register as a party. For information regarding small group pool parties, please call 319-352-8716. For all other small- and large-group rental information, call 319-352-8717.

The W is an approved SilverSneakers & Silver&Fit Facility. For questions, call 319-352-8249 or 319-352-8716.

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Silver&Fit is designed specifically to help older adults achieve better health through regular exercise and health education. Silver&Fit provides eligible members with no-cost or low-cost fitness memberships through arrangements with certain health plans. Silver&Fit is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated.

If your health plan offers Silver&Fit and you would like more information about The W, please visit the gym or call 319-352-8716.

Silver Sneakers

SilverSneakers is a benefit offered to members of many Medicare plans across the United States. If you are part of a Medicare health plan or if you are a group retiree, you may already qualify for SilverSneakers, which provides you with a basic membership at The W. Local residents with Humana Medicare Advantage and UnitedHealthcare AARP MedicareComplete are eligible for the SilverSneakers benefit.

To find out if your health plan qualifies, you can call 1-888-423-4632 to speak with a customer service representative. Check with your Medicare insurance provider to see if the company offers
this benefit or may offer it in the future. After verifying your eligibility, call Jill Eckenrod, office coordinator at The W, 319-352-8716.