Activating Fitness in Chicago
In this timely webinar, we address the major re-opening considerations during the continued COVID-19 pandemic. The mid-west has been hit hard by the virus and the accompanying shutdowns and restrictions. Most recently Gov. J. B. Pritzke, in response to a surge in covid cases in the city, ordered bars and restaurants in Chicago to halt indoor service and to limit gatherings in the city to 25 people starting Friday, Oct. 30. He cited that Chicago has averaged more than twice as many COVID-related hospital admissions per day as compared to a month ago, and the city’s positivity rate has almost doubled since the start of October.
While it is unclear right now how this affects fitness centers, it must be considered at least that gyms and fitness centers should take further precautions if opening to any degree. Certainly, in the city, the occupancy of any fitness space must be 25 or fewer.
The webinar presenters, Dan Green, President, Heartline Fitness – Midwest and Dan Huebner, Director of Technical Sales for Heartline Fitness, cover topics such as cleaning, disinfection and protection of your fitness equipment, social distancing, signage, increased use of gym wipes and hand sanitizers as well as air-handling with AtmosAir Solutions. AtmosAir is a specialized supply-side bi-polar ionization technology that goes out into a space to seek out and attack harmful pathogens and VOC’s – including the coronavirus – in the air and on surfaces.
All of these are essential to providing a safe and healthy environment. They also discuss layout, flow, and physical distancing and signage considerations to conform to CDC guidelines in the fitness amenity spaces.
All of these topics are addressed in individual Amenity Re-opening Assessments provided by Heartline’s experienced fitness experts. They come to do a walkthrough of the fitness center and any ancillary spaces. Then they prepare a well thought through packet of information and instruction unique to the conditions of your fitness space.
*Fitness equipment can be damaged if incorrect chemicals are used – Bleach, Hydrogen Peroxide, Ammonia, Alcohol Based Chemicals are potentially damaging to your equipment. Heartline Fitness uses and recommends an EPA approved quaternary disinfectant and a proper antimicrobial protectant be applied to the surface after cleaning and preventive maintenance. Download our 3 Step Process.