Even before this nasty outbreak, keeping our facility clean and hygienic has been an ongoing priority.
To ensure facility cleanliness and hygiene, we:
regularly wipe down all equipment with disposable, disinfecting wipes and use spray disinfectant on all surfaces;
provide hand sanitizers at multiple stations;
constantly monitor and clean high-traffic areas (restroom, workout areas, etc.) with disinfectants and other non-toxic cleaners.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, we have stepped up our disinfecting and cleaning schedule and have additional posted reminders that encourage cleanliness and hygiene as well as more signage reminding members to wipe down equipment even after light use.
We are taking extra care and encouraging everyone to help to minimize the spread of germs as follows:
If you are sick or not feeling well please stay home. Let your body rest and heal!
Elbow bumps greetings instead of hugs and air high-fives to celebrate with your friends.
Please wash your hands (up to your elbows is even better) with soap and water for at LEAST 20 seconds BEFORE and AFTER your workout.
Please wipe down every piece of equipment, including mats, strength machines, weights, bands, etc. BEFORE and AFTER each use with our provided disinfecting wipes.
Use hand sanitizer in addition to washing your hands and NOT as a substitute.
Second, we encourage you to continue your workouts at home or here at the gym (if you’re well) since regular physical activity is a part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Studies show that moderate workouts lasting an hour or less help improve your overall immune function – plus they can help you destress, which can also help keep your immune system strong.
Keep an eye on the class calendar to watch for any changes or cancellations.
And finally, we’ve created a 💡 tip sheet that contains science-backed steps you can take to improve your immune function AND avoid picking up any unwanted germs (including any colds, flu and stomach bugs that are going around). We've also compiled some resources below for your reference.
A clean, safe and friendly facility is our highest priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out. We are here for you and are committed to keeping you healthy.
RESOURCES FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC):
General COVID-19 Information:
What You Need to Know - Coronavirus disease 2019 is a new disease that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person.
Facts about COVID-19 - Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors.
Symptoms of Coronavirus - Patients with COVID-19 have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
Tips to keep you healthy:
Steps to Prevent Illness - There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
Stop the Spread of Germs - Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like coronavirus disease 2019 by avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering a cough and sneezes; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and washing your hands with soap and water.