When creating our plan to reopen our facilities, we have three groups of stakeholders in mind:
- Our members
- Our staff
- The larger community
In reopening our reopening plans, we have a responsibility to these groups to:
- Prioritize safety
- Implement additional protocols for social distancing and cleanliness
- Adhere closely to Chicago’s reopening guidelines — note that Chicago’s guidelines differ from the guidelines for the rest of the state
Simultaneously, we are focused on our members’ health and fitness through training.
We recognize that many people’s priorities have changed away from physically challenging workouts to safely resuming some sort of normal routine and prioritizing health over other training goals.
Here’s how we are responding to COVID-19 at SLSC to ensure that your health and safety is our top priority, and here’s what you should expect when coming into the gym.
All equipment is disinfected after each session
We’ve built in a buffer between sessions for all equipment used during each session to be wiped down with disinfectant that kills viruses like SARS-CoV-2.
High touch surfaces are disinfected regularly throughout the day
We’ve made it part of our standard operating procedures to disinfect frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs, iPads, and bathroom sinks. Let’s not forget about high-touch equipment like pull-up bars and bikes — we clean those too.
Daily Deep Cleaning
SOCIAL DISTANCING and session sign up
Floor space marked for social distancing
Reduced capacity in the gym
Members must pre-register for classes
In order to maintain capacity limits, all members must sign up ahead of time for their sessions. We use gym management software called Zen Planner that enables members to register.
Limitation on drop-ins and travelers
We are not currently allowing drop-ins or traveling athletes to train at SLSC — both to reserve training space for our members and to avoid exposing our members to additional risk.
Masks are required for all staff and members in the gym
Chicago guidelines mandate that all staff and members wear a mask while inside the gym. This requirement applies during workouts as well.
Masks are available at the gym
High-touch amenities are unavailable
We’ve removed high-touch amenities like chalk and tape on the gym floor as well as q-tips, hair ties, etc. in the bathrooms. Chalk and athletic tape will be available for purchase.
Cubbies are unavailable
Members will not be able to store their belongings permanently at the gym. We’ve also removed cubbies from common areas and instead have bag storage available at each training station. We ask that members keep their bags with them during their training session.
Showers are available with restrictions and increased cleaning
Retail is available
Members will be able to purchase snacks and t-shirts. We just ask that members do not handle items they’re not planning on purchasing.
stay home if you're not feeling well
Please stay home if you have a cough, fever, have lost your sense of smell, or are displaying other symptoms of covid-19.
Please protect yourself, your fellow members, and our staff by staying home. Here are the CDC guidelines for quarantine and self-isolation.
Please stay home if you have come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for covid-19
Please follow the CDC guidelines for self-isolation after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
We have a variety of different training options available during Phase 4 that will hopefully allow our members to get into the gym if they feel comfortable doing so while also offering options to people who would prefer to stay home.
We have resumed group classes during Phase 4 with limited capacity and additional time built into class to clean equipment.
We have timeslots available throughout the day for members to do their own training. Members are required to reserve open gym training time slots ahead of time.
We are continuing to offer personal training and have spots available throughout the day for one-on-one sessions with a coach.
If you are interested in any of these offerings or if you have other ideas of ways we can offer training in the current environment, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org