Using The Gym and Coronavirus

Is it safe to use the gym given the coronavirus outbreak?

Dear Valued Member,

I hope this email finds you well.

At Stepz Fitness, the health and safety of our members is our highest priority.
We recognise the ongoing COVID-19 situation is potentially unsettling and we are monitoring developments on COVID-19 and source advice from the Department of Health (Australian Government), NSW Department of Health and QLD Department of Health.

With gyms being notoriously ‘close contact’ environments, we are committed to implementing the following policies to ensure that we are doing our part to try to limit the spread of the virus and keep our gym a safe space for all.

There is no apparent information, however, to suggest that avoiding training environments is in any way necessary and across our network, it’s business as usual as we continue to take advice from the relevant health authorities and the Australian Government.

CLEANLINESS & HYGIENE
One of the biggest priorities moving forward will be the cleanliness of the gym and the equipment used by members and staff across our network.

WHAT WE ARE DOING:

  • Daily disinfectant of mats used
  • Daily and sessional wipe down of equipment
    • Barbells
    • Dumbbells
    • Handles of conditioning equipment
    • TRX, Rings and Bars
  • Sterilizing the gym floor daily.
  • Bathrooms and showers mopped and surfaces sterilized daily.

As always we encourage our members to always practise good hygiene to protect against infections which includes regularly washing your hands for 20 seconds or more with soap and water, using a tissue to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, avoiding close contact with others and of course if you feel unwell, stay at home and avoid coming into clubs.

In line with our community rules, we ask that our members respect one another, ensuring you wipe down equipment using disinfectant spray or wipes provided and using a towel on the training floor and in the group classes. We do not permit training if you don’t have a towel.

All members should continue to follow advice from the Department of Health (Australian Government) including self-isolation as required and seek medical attention if you become unwell or think you may have symptoms of coronavirus and are feeling unwell.

If you have any club-specific questions, please speak to your Franchisee at your local Stepz Fitness Gym.

We look forward to seeing you in the Gym Soon

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