DEAR VALUED CLIENTS,
We are planning to re-open on June 8. We are looking forward to welcoming you back; however, we will be operating quite a bit differently than before. We will be taking many precautions to ensure that the studio is a safe place to resume your training. If you do not feel comfortable returning at this time, we totally understand and will try to work out some arrangement which may include virtual training, outdoor sessions, or just staying touch for the time being.
The following describes some of the precautions and new procedures we have established for studio training.
1. A complete disinfecting clean-up of the entire facility was done this week. Professional disinfecting cleaning of all surfaces will be done 2X/week.
2. Hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes and gloves will be available throughout the workout areas
3. Mats, straps, ankle weights, yoga blocks, massage tools and rollers will not be available, as they cannot easily be washed between usage.
4. FOR THE FIRST MONTH, NO MORE THAN 2 CLIENTS PER HOUR WILL BE TRAINING, WITH AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BETWEEN TRAINING SESSIONS.
5. Upholstered chairs have been replaced with metal folding chairs for easy cleaning.
6. Only those with appointments will be allowed in. No Open Gym for now.
ADDITIONALLY, ALL CLIENTS AND TRAINERS MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING:
1. Masks will be worn at all times
2. Social distancing of 6-10 ft will be in practice
3. Temperatures will be taken at the entrance., and questionnaires about current health will be completed each time. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms will not be admitted.
4. Hand sanitizers will be used before entering the workout area
5. Anything that is touched will be wiped down before and after use by the trainer and/or client; this includes all equipment, restroom surfaces, door handles, fans, etc.
6. Water will not be dispensed from the water cooler. We will provide small water bottles at the entrance.
7. No items should be brought into the studio. If phones must be kept nearby, we advise wearing a waist pack and carrying it. We will provide bags for your belongings at the entrance if necessary, but we ask that you keep most things at home or in your car.
8. No more than 2 people will be allowed in the entranceway at one time. Others should wait outside until only one person is there.
THINGS FOR YOU TO THINK ABOUT:
Whether you come to the studio or not is a personal decision. Ask your doctor if you’re not sure what’s best for you. If you’re at high risk, such as over the age of 65 or have a high-risk medical condition like lung or heart disease, diabetes, or a weakened immune system, you may need to postpone coming to the studio at this time.
If you decide it is time to come back, here’s what you need to know to stay as safe as possible.
1.Social distancing is still a must. Ensure that you do not use cardio machines that are right next to each other. There should be at least 6 feet between you and your any treadmill or bike buddy. The staff at the studio can’t totally protect you; they may remind you, but personal responsibility is big here. It’s up to you to stay away from others. Don’t use a machine next to someone else – remember, 6 feet at a minimum.
2. Wear a mask all the time as it adds another layer of protection for you and others. While it might be tough when huffing and puffing in an intense workout, wear one anyway.
3. And remember, don’t touch your face! The main way the virus spreads is directly from person to person from someone close by. But the other way is when someone breathes, sneezes or coughs the virus onto a surface, you come along and touch that surface, then touch your face, and the virus gains entry through your nose, mouth or eyes. Sometimes wearing gloves will remind you not to touch your face.
4. And lastly, when you’re done with your workout, wash your hands! Use the hand sanitizer or wash up in the gym bathroom; use a paper towel or disinfectant wipe to turn off all faucets and open all doors until you’re out of the gym. Toss it in the trash.
This is a new world for everyone, we will be monitoring and changing procedures as necessary to insure the health and safety of everyone.