COVID-19 : LAC Reopening Procedures

COVID-19 : LAC Reopening Procedures for KY Club Locations

Updated 7/10/2020

Louisville Athletic Club Members:

Louisville Athletic Clubs in Kentucky reopened June 1st, 2020. We are working hard to ensure safety and health recommendations are followed. In order to remain open, it is of utmost importance that both members and staff follow current guidelines and implement new habits to ensure a safe fitness environment. There are new cleaning routines, signage to remind everyone to workout at the recommended social distance, and limited amenities. Bear in mind, these guidelines are subject to change based on recommendations from government health officials. We ask that you show patience and kindness to your fellow members and our dedicated staff during this re-opening period. We are all having to navigate these changes.

ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK:

Germs are everywhere. The safety of coming to a health-club during a pandemic is relative to individual risk factors. We are sanitizing our facility to the best of our ability but we expect members to take personal responsibility for sanitizing equipment before and after use as well. Please respect the guidelines posted when visiting the club.

What Changes Can Members Expect?

Face Masks: Due to an Executive Order from the Governor of Kentucky, members are required to wear masks when entering and exiting our KY club locations and when in common areas (restrooms, hallways, or walking to and from their workout station). Members may only remove their mask when they are actively engaging in exercise, and socially distanced. Staff members are required to wear masks during their shift, except when teaching classes. Facemasks are available for purchase at the front desk. Executive Order is in effect starting 7/10/20 at 5pm for at least 30 days. Read the full order HERE.

Checking-In: Members will be asked to self-scan their key tag membership cards to allow for limited contact entry.

Temperature or Health Screening Questions: Upon entry, members will be screened for illness (either by a non-touch forehead temperature check or questionnaire). No one exhibiting symptoms of illness will be allowed to check-in.

Social Distancing: There will be signage throughout the club and on the floors denoting safe distances. We have also either moved machines or closed machines off to prevent any workout stations from being closer than the recommended distance apart of six feet.

Hand Sanitizing: We have added additional hand-sanitizer stations throughout the facility and encourage everyone to use those as often as possible. They are also filled with alcohol-based sanitizer, recommended for killing COVID-19 quickly.

Hand Washing: Everyone is encouraged to wash their hands often and for at least 30 seconds to prevent the spread of germs.

Group Fitness Classes: Group fitness class floors and indoor cycling bikes have been marked with the appropriate social distance. Classes will be on a first-come first-serve basis and members are strongly encouraged to bring their own mats, bands, and equipment.

Equipment Sanitation: As before, we have stations located throughout the club with sanitizer for all members to wipe down equipment BEFORE and AFTER use. The sanitizer we use is commercial grade and highly effective. Members are required to wipe down any equipment prior to and post using any piece of equipment. We also have additional staff working to sanitize club equipment throughout the day.

Water-Fountains: Drinking fountains are closed but water bottle filling stations WILL be available so please bring your own bottle. Drinking-fountains are not allowed at this time but subject to change based on recommendations from government health officials.

Playroom Services: Upon entry each child will have their temperature taken via forehead scan. No child with a temperature above 100.5 or higher will be admitted. Parents are expected to encourage their children to wash their hands before playing. The time limit for the playroom is now 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Racquetball/Basketball: Open as of June 29th, 2020 but members are expected to wash their hands thoroughly before and after playing.

Lockers: To use lockers, members are required to spray locker and wipe down all touched areas with provided sanitizing spray before and after use.

Showers: To use showers, members are required to spray shower and handles with provided sanitizing spray before and after use. Please wait 5 minutes before using the shower.

Saunas: Closed. Not allowed at this time but subject to change based on recommendations from government health officials.

Tanning Beds: To use tanning beds, members are required to spray bed and all touched areas with provided sanitizing spray before and after use. Please wait 5 minutes before using the bed.

Vending Machines: Closed. Not allowed at this time, but the Muscle Monkey Grill is open, subject to change based on recommendations from government health officials.

Waiting Areas: Closed. Waiting areas will be closed at this time. Members are encouraged to leave directly after their workouts, but subject to change based on recommendations from government health officials.

Lost-and-Found Bins: Currently removed from the facilities, but subject to change based on recommendations from government health officials.

Additional Precautions Related to COVID-19:

  • Before reopening, every piece of equipment was thoroughly sanitized.
  • We will be operating at 33% maximum occupancy for the entire facility.
  • Staff will be sanitizing the facility and monitoring club activity to ensure that club rules are followed (especially social distancing and wiping down equipment). We plan to work hard to maintain a high level of cleanliness.
  • Temperature checks for staff are REQUIRED as they enter the building and masks are required throughout their entire shift. Group exercise instructors will be able to remove their masks while class is in session. No one exhibiting symptoms of illness will be allowed to work.

SUMMARY: What You Can Do to Stay Healthy at Louisville Athletic Club

  1. Stay home if you are sick.
  2. Be ready for a temperature check.
  3. Bring a mask and wear it while in the club.
  4. Leave children at home.
  5. Arrive dressed and ready.
  6. Bring your own water-bottle.
  7. Keep your social distance.
  8. Wipe down all equipment before and after use.
  9. Wash hands when you arrive and before you leave the club.
  10. Leave immediately after your workout, keep conversations to a minimum.
  11. Do not workout in groups.
  12. Use only one piece of equipment at a time.
  13. Consider shorter workouts to minimize exposure.
  14. Be patient and kind.

Club hours have returned to our normal schedule:

Monday-Thursday 5am-11:30pm

Friday 5am-9pm

Saturday 7am-8pm

Sunday 8am-8pm

Taylorsville Road Playroom Hours:

Monday- Thursday: 9am-1pm, 5pm-8pm

Friday: 9am-1pm

Saturday: 8:30am-1pm

We hope you enjoy all the work we have put in to welcoming you back and look forward to seeing you soon.

Best of Health,

Louisville Athletic Club Management

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Thank you for partnering with us to fight to stay safe and healthy!

-Louisville Athletic Club Leadership

 

For LAC Clarksville reopening information: Click HERE

Refer to the following websites for the most current information on the virus:

Kentucky COVID Resource

Indiana COVID Resource

US Center for Disease Control

Louisville Metro Public Health Department

Download the CDC Coronavirus Fact Sheet