All of the membership rules contained herein apply equally to members and guests alike.
All reference to the “Matchbox Fitness” covers its staff, employees, sub-contractors, agents and representatives. Facilities refer to the gymnasium, showers, café, wellness hub, vanity room and fitness studios where applicable.
Members of Matchbox are bound, as a condition of membership, to comply with the rules set out below. This is to ensure that the facilities are properly and safely used and that all members have full advantage of them without interfering with the enjoyment of others.
All memberships are Non-Transferable & Non-Refundable. All memberships require an 8 week notice before the membership will be terminated.
All members must be over 16 to avail of facilities and services provided at Matchbox Fitness.
Matchbox Fitness is a private members club and the management reserve the right to refuse membership to any individual without cause. References may be required on a case-by-case basis and Garda checks will also be run on a case-by-case basis. Failure to pass a Garda check will result in membership termination and the refusal of entry again.
Membership may be renewed on payment of the prevailing fee and in accordance with the terms and conditions then in force. Your membership will automatically renew.
By joining Matchbox, members automatically accept and agree to be bound by these conditions of membership.
Matchbox may withdraw use of all or part of Matchbox for the purpose of undertaking maintenance work or any other work considered necessary.
All members must scan their QR CODE/APP for access to the building on each visit to Matchbox.
Entry will only be permitted to those with a valid membership, in date and in credit. If you have an amount due to be paid on your account you won’t be able to enter the building.
As a member you agree to comply with the rules of Matchbox with regards to use of the facilities, opening hours and your conduct. Matchbox may make reasonable changes to these rules, from time to time, provided Matchbox gives advance notice of these changes.
You may, at your own discretion and expense, obtain personal insurance for loss, injury or damage that you might sustain arising from use of Matchbox. You exercise at your own discretion and accept any injury or illness brought on by exercise is your own responsibility.
Members wishing to report on accidents, incidents, or problems with services at Matchbox should contact the Duty Manager (simply ask at reception desk upstairs) or can email firstname.lastname@example.org in confidence.
In the event of a breach of membership rules and regulations Matchbox reserves the right of admission and may reserve the right to require any member or guest to leave the premises. Any member found in breach of rules or committing an illegal act, including theft, will be asked to permanently leave Matchbox and be barred from ever entering Matchbox again.
Bank Card Direct Debit Payments
On selecting the membership options, members will be required to pay the associated registration fee (if applicable). Members are required to agree to the normal terms and conditions of payment.
This is a direct debit recurring monthly charge. Membership Fees will be debited from the member's account, using their given bank debit/credit card, on or around their join date each month, for the minimum 1-month term from the term start date.
Members are required to keep their account in funds to meet these payments. In the event of the failure to pay the monthly membership fee, missed payments will be re-submitted for payment by Matchbox Fitness Limited. Matchbox Fitness Limited reserves the right to cancel membership if payment is not received. Access to the facility will be denied until said payment is received and if payment is not received, and cancellation occurs, the registration fee becomes applicable again on re-joining.
Failure to meet direct debit fee
In the event of the failure to pay the monthly direct debit fee, you will first be notified that your membership has been temporarily stopped until the balance is paid.
Lockers are provided for the use of members.
Lockers may not be used overnight. Members who do so are liable to find that the lockers are opened and locker contents removed. Removal of such items is strictly at the members own risk.
Matchbox will have no liability for goods taken from the changing rooms or lockers.
Matchbox reserves the right to vary the opening hours as considered necessary for the proper operation of the centre.
Guests of members are welcome to use the facilities & services of Matchbox, by purchasing a 1-day gym pass online or at reception for a fee of €15. There is no limit to the number of day passes a person can purchase/use.
Safety & Hygiene
Throughout the course of your membership with Matchbox, regular health and medical screening should be sought from your General Practitioner. On commencing your membership, you will be directed to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (Par-Q).
Our member's safety during the COVID-19 pandemic is our main priority and we have a number of measures in Matchbox to help protect members and staff. Please see COVID Procedures tab for our COVID-19 operating procedures.
Before using the fitness facilities, you will go through a basic introductory training program which can be found in your welcome email, followed by further sessions (as necessary) to ensure that you understand the equipment, the program and adopt a safe training regime that suits your needs.
It is necessary that all members and guests of Matchbox wear appropriate, clean attire and footwear when using the studio and gym.
If you feel dizzy, faint, unwell or feel any unusual pain then you must stop exercising and inform a member of staff immediately.
Studio users are advised to inform the instructor of any injuries, pains, or concerns prior to the class starting.
Members cannot train in Matchbox without a hand towel. In the interest of hygiene, members must wipe down each piece of equipment after use.
Your Rights and Responsibilities Using Our Website/app or social-media platform
You may not broadcast, copy, download, frame, reproduce, republish, post, transmit or otherwise use our website/app/social-media content appearing on our website, or any other media, in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of such content requires permission of our company.
You agree only to use our website/app/social-media and associated services for completely lawful purposes, in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit the use or enjoyment of this site by any third party. Prohibited behaviour includes but is not limited to defamation, damaging the security of our website/app/social-media platform, harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, damaging content on our website/app/social-media platform, transmitting obscene or offensive content or anything which may affect the effective operation of our website/app/social-media platform.
We reaffirm, hacking, damaging or otherwise compromising the security of this website/app/social-media platform is highly unlawful under Irish law, and hence will be treated as criminal damage in an Irish court of law.
Disclaimers/Limitation of Liability
Our websites content, is provided on a "As Is" and on an "voluntary access" basis without any representations or any kind of warranty whether express, implied or statutory of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
Our company will not be liable for any damages, including consequential damages, or any damages arising from the loss of use, interruption of trade, financial loss or damages, whether in contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising from or in connection with the use of our website/app/social-media platform.
We refuse to accept any responsibility for the failure and/or actions of third parties, and content and communication interception which may occasionally occur using our website or associated services.
Third Party Content
Any third-party content hosted or otherwise presented on our website/app/social-media platform is copyright of it's respective owners. We do not accept liability for any loss or damage in transmission of such content and in turn do not accept any liability for how content may be misused by our website/app/social-media platform users.
Third Party Sites/Links
Our company not responsible for the availability or content of any third party website/app/social-media platform or material accessed through the our platforms. We purposely do not monitor third party content available through third party websites and/or links as a disclaimer of liability for such content.
Our company does not endorse, and shall not be held responsible for any content, advertising, products, services or information on or available from third party sites. Third party sites linked through our website are not covered by our terms of service, and hence you must review their policies appropriately.
Disclaimer Of Liability For Legal Declarations
If any provisions of these terms and conditions are found to be illegal, outdated, less legally preferable in a legal action or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect. We refuse to accept liability for parties who do not make us openly aware of faults and later deny such observations in legal action - Access our website at your own, sole risk and liability without exception.
These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Ireland.
To keep in line with good GDPR practices. From Monday 3.07.23, all personal cameras and video recording devices will be strictly prohibited from the gym floor. If a person is suspected of or reported to be using a recording device, Matchbox staff reserve the right to ask you to remove it immediately.