Will masks be required in the gym?

As we have been closely monitoring Public Health and government requirements, masks will be required at all times while inside the gym, EXCEPT while exercising. We would like members to provide their own masks, primarily to ensure that they have a mask with which they are comfortable, as we know there are many options. We will have some non-medical masks available at the front desk.

Will loaner mats be available?

No, loaner mats will not be available for yoga. You must bring your own yoga mat. The mats used in TRX and barre classes can be used. They should be left on the floor, and will be disinfected when we clean the floor.

Will loaner bottles be available?

No, loaner bottles will not be available. We ask that you bring your own bottle. We also have our own POWERSTATION waterbottles for sale. Filtered water will be available as always.

Will gloves be required?

We will be cleaning regularly, but wearing gloves when handling equipment like dumbbells and battle ropes, provides an extra layer of safety. If you want to use gloves, we suggest you bring your own, but we do have a supply of disposable gloves here.

Are there any class changes?

We have created a re-opening schedule. There are about 1/2 the number of classes, and we have adjusted some of the times. Our intention is to be flexible and able to make further adjustments - additional classes and/or time changes - based on real-life experience on a week-by-week basis. Members will only be permitted to sign up for classes two weeks ahead.

What have you done to improve social distancing in classes?

We have reduced class sizes in order to allow proper distancing between members. Cycle classes are organized where 3 metres of distance are between bikes. Classes in the TRX area have tape boxes on the floor to indicate where members should stand and work out. Yoga classes have tape boxes on the floor to indicate where your mat should be. Barre classes have tape on the wall mount where to stand.

Will towels be available?

Yes, but shower towels will be distributed at the front desk in order that we can keep them covered until use. Hand towels in the bathrooms have been replaced with non-touch paper towel dispensers. Towels for use in class are kept in sealed containers and members can take them as they wish. There will be 2 towel hampers - one at the end of the yoga hallway, and one in reception for placement of all used towels. There are no towel hampers in the bathrooms, only trash cans for paper towels and other waste.

How will we dispose of used masks and gloves?

We have a designated GLOVES/MASKS/WIPES trash can between the showers and bathrooms and ask members to dispose these items in that can. We have restricted facial tissues to 3 locations - front desk and each of the bathrooms. We want anyone needing to blow their nose to go into the bathroom, close the door, blow their nose and dispose of the tissue in the trash can in the bathroom. The 2 trash cans in the bathrooms and the one between the bathrooms and showers wll be sprayed regularly with a bleach disinfectant spray to kill any germs or virus.

Are there any new rules related to class attendance and arriving/departing the gym?

Yes. Members must be in class 10 minutes prior to start time of class and no one will be admitted after class starts. Pre-class sign up is REQUIRED for attendance - no walk-ins allowed. EVERYONE must check in at front desk upon arrival as we will be checking your temperature. We will disinfect cubbies regularly so storing your belongings during class will not be a problem. In order to facilitate cleaning, we will designate locations in each space for members to place any equipment they used during class. Contrary to our long-standing commitment to community and member interaction, we need initially to ask members to depart the club promptly after class. This will help us with cleaning and disinfecting and reduce risk of any germ or virus transmission.

What steps have you taken to minimize air-borne transmission?

We have increased the number of room fans, dehumidifiers, air purifiers and window exhaust to optimize air circulation and removal of air-borne particulates.

Will showers be available?

Yes. We have disinfectant spray for use on the shower walls, floors, etc. After a member uses a shower, we will lock the door until we can complete disinfecting for the next user.