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Gym Reopening Timeframes & Our Strict Sanitation Procedures

While we’ve always been very diligent and proactive with our cleanliness in the gym, given the Covid outbreak, we’ve significantly increased the sanitation procedures for staff and customers.

Initially we’ll be extremely strict as everyone is rightly cautious and until we know we have a handle on the outbreak.  You’ll see below there’ll be a gradual reduction of the restrictions over the first month, Aug 10th to 7th Sept.  The first time you attend might seem daunting but we’ll soon adapt and get back to the usual fun classes quite quickly.  This is all for your safety, so please be patient and understanding that these rules need to be followed strictly, but also that most are going to be temporary.

Now

  • Lots of live online classes via Zoom and Veronika’s Instagram.

-Available for anyone on our active members mailing list, when we were last open

  • Online Body Slim course

-Free to members

  • Online 1:1 sessions with Andy available

-Free to members

 

Phase 1 – 18th of May:

  • Small 45min outdoor classes to be held. 4 people including instructor with strict social distancing.

-Available for active memberships only, no pay as you go option.

-Must be booked through Glofox

-Members who start attending classes, reactivate their memberships from the date of their first attendance to an outdoor class.

  • Lots of live online classes via Zoom and Veronika’s Instagram.

-Available for anyone on our active members mailing list, when we were last open

  • Online Body Slim course

-Free to members

  • Online 1:1 sessions with Andy available

-Free to members

 

Phase 2 – 8th of June until the end of phase 4

  • Hopeful government and council will allow larger outdoor classes – the government roadmap allows for “people to engage in outdoor sporting and fitness activities, involving small group team sports training”
  • Hopeful of increase in number of outdoor classes also
  • Live online classes most days
  • Intensive staff training on sanitation procedures, prior to reopening.

 

Phase 5 – August 10th:

  • Gym Reopens with strict social distancing and procedures – see sanitation procedures below
  • Open to active members only. Unfortunately there will be no pay as you go option and no capacity for new or returning members.
  • Most classes 45mins long with 10mins between classes for cleaning & enough time for people to leave.
  • All classes are held on the main gym floor
  • At most 6 people per class with 2m distance between stations. At most 8 people in the gym at any one time.
  • All attendees must follow the strict procedure below. It’s designed to ensure members don’t need to touch anything, that hasn’t been cleaned and avoid breaking the 2m distance.
  • Only 4 types of classes available and approx. 12 classes per day.
  • Members can book only 3 classes per week and no more than 1 class in a day
  • Possibility of continued outdoor and online classes
  • Members can have up to 2 no shows per month, before being charged

 

Class Attendance Sanitation Procedures

  • Members to arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to class
  • Latecomers cannot be admitted to avoid rushing of sanitation procedures, disrupting class and/or affecting the 2m distance. There will be no admittance even 1 second after a class starts, please don’t ask as a refusal may offend. If you are running late, please don’t enter the building. Sanitation procedures will take at least 3mins and cannot be rushed, no exceptions.
  • Members are recommended to bring their own mats or large towels to use and water. Bottled water will not be for sale and the water fountain will be closed off.  You must bring your own water.
  • Deep clean completed 3 times daily with industrial disinfectant sprayer (already acquired), cleaning all equipment including mats. New infrared taps fitted to sinks and to the bins to avoid touching.
  • Members feeling unwell or displaying any physical symptoms, may be asked to return home. If you have even 1 symptom, please do not attend and pause your membership.
  • The instructor will be ready to welcome you in and guide you through the steps.
  • Step 1: Enter gym via front door, shoes must be cleaned on the disinfection mat at the bottom of stairs.All doors where possible will be wedged open.
  • Step 2: Leave any bags or belongings against the grey wall, with 2m gaps between. Floor will be marked.
  • Step 3: Make way to the changing room and scrub hands. Toilets and sinks only available. 1 person in changing rooms at any one time.  No changing or showers available.  Changing room doors wedged open.
  • Step 4: Exit the changing rooms and put on disposable gloves provided. Gloves are required, masks optional. Recommend bringing your own mask.
  • Step 5: Verbally sign in with instructor and get assigned to your first station
  • Step 6: Clean the equipment at your station with supplies provided
  • Step 7: Class now starts. Except for weights classes, members will remain at each station for the duration of the class. For weights classes, members will remain at each station for 4 sets of an exercise.Then clean their equipment and move onto the next exercise station, cleaning that equipment again.
  • Step 8: After the cooldown and stretch, members will clean their equipment, remove their gloves, disposing them in the bins provided, take their belongings and leave via the rear emergency exit.

24th of August:

  • 2 Classes can now be held at the same time.1 class in weights area and another on main floor or in the spin room.
  • Same sanitation procedures for classes
  • Bottled water will become available for sale, card tap payments only.
  • Increase in class numbers to 10 people for classes held on the main floor and 4 people for weights. Respecting 2m distance
  • Increase in type of classes to 7 or 8. Spinning, Sportif & KOM classes return. Boxing returns but members must bring their own boxing gloves and there’ll be no contact.
  • Maximum 16 people in the gym at any one time.
  • Reduction to 5mins gap between each class
  • Increase in classes, now up to 20 different classes per day.
  • Reopening to new members
  • No pay as you go option unfortunately
  • Possibility of continued outdoor and online classes for active members only
  • Members limited to 5 classes per week but no more than 1 class a day.
  • Members can have up to 2 no shows per month before being charged

 

7th of September:

  • Number of different types of classes increases to 12. Which is 50% of pre Covid-19 class types.
  • Gym will have approx. 60% of pre Covid-19 capacity due to reduced number of classes and class types.
  • Individual classes will have at most 75% capacity, compared to pre Covid-19 – likely to remain for up to 1 year.
  • Changing rooms opened up to 1 shower and 2 people in the changing rooms at any one time.
  • Possibility of continued outdoor (until winter) and online classes for active members only
  • Pay as you go option returns
  • Body Slim returns
  • Members free to attend as many classes as they like
  • No shows return to 3 per month
  • Up to 25 members per month, can start recouping any payments made during the crisis. Used as credit against membership on a 1st come basis.
  • Water fountain reopens

It may be possible to bring forward some of the stages or unfortunately it may become necessary to delay others.  Depending on the outbreak and the governments advice.  AK Fitness reserves the right to change these T&C’s and procedures with no notice.  We have spent approximately €1000 on PPE and sanitation supplies and equipment and have stocks for 2 months.