HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATES
We’ve restructured our facility and overhauled our daily protocol, and now we’re finally reopened!
Wondering about some of our changes? Take a look!
No-touch installations access
We’ve installed various no-touch utilities within the club to minimize possible points of contact, including our new hand dryers that come equipped with a built-in HEPA filtration system, as well as several ADA-compliant StepNpull door attachments that allow users to open doors without using their hands.
All of our equipment has been spaced out to allow for proper social distancing (or as we call it, fitness distancing) of 6 feet. Machines that were incapable of being moved have been marked as inaccessible by highly visible signage – ensuring that members can still get in their workout while maintaining a safe distance apart. We’ve also added fitness-distanced floor markers in our GGX studio to make it easier to keep everyone separated while participating in class.
Sanitation practices upgrade
In addition to creating new cleaning schedules and checklists, we’ve upgraded our ammo against COVID-19. Using Virex II 256, dispensed through spray bottles for contact cleaning and an electrostatic sprayer for nightly 360 degree coverage, this medical-grade bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal cleaning product is capable of killing Coronavirus, HIV, VRE, MRSA, Influenza, and other common microorganisms. We’ve amended classes to allow for ample disinfecting time between sessions, creating buffers that will permit members to safely file out and our clean team to sanitize and lock down the room before the next class. Plus, we’ve prepared extensive employee training that covers new cleaning responsibilities, allowing for a consistent cycle of disinfection at the beginning, throughout, and at the end of every day.
Shields, dividers, and partitions
Protective barriers separating everyone from one another have been installed in several locations – including near the front desk and between key pieces of equipment – in an effort to reduce potential points of contact and to protect all parties during person to person interactions. These take the form of plexiglas shields, glass dividers, and partitions.
One-way foot traffic
We’ve created new paths around the gym that are one-way, preventing anyone from having to pass by each other when egressing and exiting, visiting our sales department, and in other areas around the club. Highly visible and easy to follow floor markers have been laid out, and certain areas have been restructured to direct traffic as necessary.
Stretch and Recovery
In an effort to create more open spaces, especially for those looking to stretch before or recover after a workout, we’ve created the Stretch and Recovery room. The Stretch and Recovery room is the perfect place to loosen up and give your muscles some love while staying apart from the rest of the floor.
While waiting for direction from New York State, the following amenities are temporarily closed:
- Steam room
To maintain best sanitary practices, Gold’s Gym Dutchess County will no longer have mats available for use. Personal mats will be available for purchase from the pro shop.
Wondering how you can help?
There’s a lot of changes that we’re making on our end to give you the best fitness experience we can, however we know that the situation is fluid and constantly changing. If you’re wondering what you can do to help smooth the process, here are a few tips to keep in mind next time you plan your trip to the gym:
- Wash your hands thoroughly and often before and after your workout
- Use hand sanitizer regularly throughout your workout
- Remember to keep your distance from staff and other members
- If you’re feeling unwell or have any symptoms, stay home and take a rest day
- Let us know if any of the cleaning stations are running low
- Follow our social media and check your email regularly for all updates from us