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Gallo and SAAC Usage Policies


If you require assistant in accessing or using any equipment, please contact us at or (209) 228-7732. 

Bags & Personal Belongings

Bags are not permitted. Personal belongings must be stored in external lockers or bathroom lockers.

Equipment Use

Wipe equipment after use. 
Do not move equipment from its location.
Re-rack all plates, dumbbells, and attachments.
Collars are required. 
Powdered Chalk is not permitted.
Equipment must not lean against walls, pillars, other equipment or mirrors. 
Do not throw balls against walls, pillars, or mirrors.
Be courteous and allow people to work in between sets during peak hours.
Observe a 30-minute time limit on cardiovascular machines during peak hours.


Appropriate athletic attire must be worn throughout all facilities. 
T-shirts are required in all parts of both facilities. The midsection must be covered.
Shoes must always be worn.
Closed-toed athletic shoes (non-marking soles) are required. 
No boots, open-toed shoes (any type of sandal) and crocs. 

Food & Drink

Closed-top bottles (water only) are allowed. No food or gum. 

Personal Training

Personal training can only be conducted by UC Merced personal trainer employees. 


Spotters are recommended for all free weight exercises.

User Concerns & Safety

Direct all concerns and maintenance issues to the Recreation and Athletics employee. Please follow all staff directions to provide a safe and secure environment.