Tamarac now offers outdoor fitness activities, curbside Café service
FREMONT, Mich., June 10, 2020 – Tamarac, the center for Health and Well-being, is now offering outdoor fitness classes and activities, as well as food and beverages from its Café for pickup.
On June 1, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer eased some restrictions on wellness and fitness centers. Tamarac members can now exercise and be active outdoors, in gatherings of less than 100 people, for classes ranging from Zumba and cycling to yoga and more. The classes are Mondays-Fridays, starting as early as 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The classes will ensure six-feet social distancing between all participants and instructors.
“On behalf of all of us here at Tamarac, we are excited to welcome back all our members,” said Tamarac manager Amanda Irwin. “All of us miss our members, serving them and helping them achieve their wellness goals. We’ve been social distancing for months and in that time, we’ve been focusing on ways we can help you stay fit, healthy and well-nourished, while also safe.”
These activities are weather dependent and will be cancelled due to rain or excessive heat. For a full schedule of these outdoor classes or weather-related updates, please see Tamarac’s Facebook group, or call 231.924.1600. The sessions will be held in Tamarac’s backlot, patio, garden and other outside locations.
Tamarac’s website is www.tamaracwellness.org and its Facebook group is www.facebook.com/groups/TamaracWellness
Though Tamarac’s indoor facilities are not open yet, the Café is starting curbside service. View the Café’s updated menu on Tamarac’s website, under the “membership/Café” tab. Call 231.924.1601 to place orders between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Special prices are being offered for Tamarac’s outdoor classes, and unused portions of packages can be used for indoor classes when Tamarac fully reopens:
“As part of Spectrum Health, Tamarac offers a team of medical and health professionals to support us and provide information that can help us reopen with safety in mind,” Irwin said. “We are guided by a wealth of expert medical knowledge as well as information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Michigan, Newaygo County and the Medical Fitness Association.”
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial and Tamarac have been implementing extra cleaning and sanitizing.
At Tamarac, each trainer and instructor are trained in proper protocols for disinfecting and sanitizing equipment. Tamarac’s cleanliness and sanitizing measures include:
Sanitizing wipes will be available at each outdoor area to conveniently wipe down equipment after use, and each station will also include hand sanitizers for personal use.
Members will be able to sign up for classes through Tamarac’s online membership software, Empower M.E. Members can change account information and billing, sign up for classes and pay for services.
Because Tamarac’s facility remains closed, membership payments will not start. Tamarac is finalizing a plan for its full reopening and will provide details at a later date.