GYMS IN ENGLAND MUST CLOSE FROM 5TH NOVEMBER. LIFESTYLE FITNESS CLUBS IN ENGLAND WILL CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
Although our gyms in England will close on 5th November, you can read more about our safety measures below.
We've redefined our cleaning standards, reassessed our processes and reimagined the gym experience to keep you safe in the new normal.
What does this look like? Let's find out.
NEW CLEANING PROCESSES
We've increased our cleaning time to make sure our gyms are spotless from top to bottom. We will be supplying the teams with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as well as viricidal solutions and sanitisers, that kill viruses such as Covid-19 in just 60 seconds.
Our clubs will also be treated with a revolutionary new water-based anti-microbial coating.* This safe and effective technology destroys the cell membranes of viruses and bacteria on surfaces for 90 days, using revolutionary "nanospike" technology. This coating is ennvironmentally friendly, containging no VOC, heavy metals, or odor causing agents. This technology will add extra certainty that our surfaces, equipment, fingerprint readers etc. are safe for use.
Some work stations may be out of action to ensure social distancing, and floor markings will help you to keep your distance. We want everyone to enjoy a fantastic workout while feeling safe.
Our new Club Attendance Tracking System (CATS) will enable us to monitor club attendance at all times to ensure your safety. Simply check the website before setting off to the gym and view our off-peak times to make sure there is plenty of free equipment when you come to train. Some clubs may also operate a booking system for your workout.
As we re-open, we would ask you to come to the gym ready to work-out. Our toilets and changing facilities are available, but our showers will be closed for now, so that we can dedicate full cleaning resource to the gym floor and toilet areas.
NEW GROUP EXERCISE PROCEDURES
Socially distanced group exercise? It's certainly possible. Classes may run at reduced capacity so members can keep a safe distance. Some classes may move outside at some sites, and there will be a longer break between classes so we can get everything cleaned up and refreshed before the next keen exercisers arrive.
NEW SANITISATION STATIONS
We already positioned hand sanitiser sprays and dispensers around our clubs, but what harm would some more do? We've installed new sanitisers to make sure you never have to travel far to wipe down your equipment and hands.
ANTI-VIRAL FINGERPRINT READING
Concerned about touching a fingerprint reader? We are applying NordicChem nano-spike coating within our gyms, which will ensure surfaces remain clean and disinfected for 90 days post-application. We have testing solutions to regularly ensure our fingerprint readers remain clean surfaces, and should top-ups of coating be required they will be applied.
For added peace of mind, we've equipped our teams with new IT infrastructure to allow us to check you into the gym contact-free.
* May not be used at some partnership sites.
Outside of England, our clubs are subject to local measures. As such, clubs in Northern Ireland remain open, and clubs in Wales should reopen on 9th November.
Open: Ballymena, Clonoe, Deeside
TBC: All Other Gyms
Watch Our Reopening Video
*Please note: exact facilities and instructions may vary club-by-club, depending on the guidance of government, local authorities and partnership sites.