After being closed for the past four months as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we’ve finally opened our doors again in both Massachusetts, and in Texas. Our Garland, Colleyville, Braintree, Kingston, Foxboro and North Attleboro locations are all open once again, and we’re back on track to nearing a grand opening in Berlin, MA as well. That said, things look a little different than they did months ago. From updated, hospital-grade cleaning supplies, to one way traffic decals and much more, your health is our priority.
Social Distancing Measures
The CDC states that “Social distancing should be practiced in combination with other everyday preventive actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19.” We’ve updated all Fit Factory health club locations to make social distancing easier. Machines have been increasingly spaced out, certain equipment is temporarily out of use, our club capacity has been limited, and our class sizes have been limited with designated, pre-sanitized workout spots ready for our members.
In addition to all of this we’ve also installed plexiglass dividers throughout the club, including separating our entry and exit ways and by the front desk, as well as installed one way traffic decals in highly trafficked areas.
Enhanced Cleaning and Safety Protocols
While we’ve always prided ourselves on cleanliness, we’ve now taken things even a step further. We’ve upgraded all of our cleaning supplies to hospital-grade chemicals that are proven to kill the coronavirus, but it doesn’t stop there. We’ve also added new cleaning stations with sanitary wipes and hand sanitizer so that from anywhere in the gym, you’re only steps away from a sanitation station.
Everyone has been great at doing their part and wiping equipment both before and after use, but our staff is also here to provide an additional level of protection. Each staff member is assigned a “cleaning zone” at the beginning of their shift to ensure that nothing is missed. We’re thoroughly sanitizing all high-touch areas and equipment every 30 minutes, as well as conducting two deep cleans per day. One of our favorite new features are our NanoSeptic surfaces, which you’ll find on door handles in the clubs. According to www.nanoseptic.com, “NanoSeptic Skins and Mats turn dirty high traffic, public touchpoints into continuously self-cleaning surfaces. Powered by light, NanoSeptic surfaces utilize mineral nano-crystals which create a powerful oxidation reaction. Working 24/7, the surface continually oxidizes organic contaminants. Unlike traditional disinfectants and cleaners, the NanoSeptic surface uses no poisons, heavy metals or chemicals, and nothing is released from the surface since the nano-crystals are molecularly bonded to the material.”
Updated Club Amenities
Even though our clubs are open, virtual amenities are here to stay! You’ve been loving our live virtual classes, Fit Factory on demand, and our online fitness and nutrition plans so now, they’re included in your Fit Factory membership! A combination of virtual and in person fitness is the perfect way to get back into a routine. More ways to take class means more times, instructors, and options - it’s just one more way to reach your goals!
At Fit Factory, you can find peace of mind in knowing that your health truly is our first priority. We’ve spent the past four months preparing for your return, and are taking all of the measures necessary to keep you safe in our health clubs. For a detailed outline of our re-opening plan please visit www.fitfactoryclubs.com/reopening.