Now about those masks...
From our friends at Newaygo Fitness Club:
After almost 6 months of being closed, we are happy to tell you that we will be opening tomorrow September 9th! We will be staffed Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-5pm, and Saturday from 10am-3pm. 24/7 access will be available to all of our members under the FULL ACCESS PACKAGE.
We are very excited to open our doors and continue our mission to transform lives by inspiring and supporting lifelong fitness and personal well-being through 24/7 club access, state-of-the-art equipment, expert training, group fitness classes, and a welcoming community that empowers our members to reach beyond their expectations.
However, because Covid-19 is still here, we will need to take more precautions to keep our club safe and healthy. We ask that you follow the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines while we take on this new challenge together.
The CDC states, based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. If you are at risk, please protect yourself.
If you are sick in any way, please stay home. We will monitor each person that comes into the gym, and it is our discretion on whether you will be fit to utilize the facility.
We also ask that all of our members clean each piece of equipment after each use with the many sanitation bottles we will have placed around the gym. Please clean anything that you touch when you are finished, barbells, dumbbells, medicine balls, cardio equipment, mats, weights, heavy bag, jump rope, squat rack, everything. We will do our part and thoroughly sanitize the gym before and after each day. Please keep 6ft apart from each other. We will have a few treadmills taped off and some equipment staggered so that we are able to follow this guideline.
On the subject of face coverings - the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. We have situated our club so that each person will be able to keep a distance of 6ft or more while working out. However, the latest Governor’s order requires masks to be worn inside at all times even while working out. If you can medically tolerate a mask while working out, please wear one and have one on you at all times. We will have masks available at the front desk.
We will have the guidelines posted at the club and will update with any new information that the CDC puts forth.
Lastly, I want to personally thank everyone that supported us during this pandemic. Our fitness family is stronger than ever before, and we plan on continuing to build that strength.