Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
For our members, vendors, guests & staff:
We have been helping Gainesville get strong and healthy for over 40 years and will continue to do so during this outbreak. We realize some people choose not to come to the gym and we are respectful of that decision. There are members who thank us for remaining open for not only their physical health, but also their mental and emotional health. However, there are extra precautions we have taken to create a safe environment and want to share them with you.
What The Gym Is Doing
We thank everyone for stepping up all equipment sanitation efforts. As it is also cold & flu season and not all sicknesses are COVID-19, all this cleaning will also reduce the spread of other colds & flus.
·We are using disinfecting cleaning solutions for all facility cleaning needs/all surfaces.
·We have increased cleaning procedures and staff with focus on high-touch surfaces.
·We have increased the number of hand sanitizing stations by 100%. They are available throughout the gym for easy access and convenient use in between hand washes.
·We have increased the number of gym wipe disinfecting stations for easier access.
·Our staff is wiping down equipment and surfaces before and after use.
·We have increased the number of manual water chemistry checks on all 4 bodies of water in our pool areas.
·We are continuing to maintain a (Free Chlorine) level of 1.0PPM as set forth by the CDC to prevent waterborne illnesses.
·We have ordered the new, state of the art, Clorox Total 360 Electrostatic Sprayer System to disinfect and sanitize all surfaces with wraparound coverage.
SPECIAL HOURS UPDATE: GHF Main will be closing nightly at 10pm for additional cleaning of the facility starting Tues, March 17. We do not know how long we will have revised hours, but will update you via email and Facebook.
What We All Can Do
·Make as little physical contact with others as we are out in the world.... avoiding shaking hands.
·Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
·Don't share food/drink with others.
·Use wipes on surfaces, doorknobs, desks, and any place many people touch; clean all exercise equipment before and after use.
·Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds.
·If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
·Distance yourself from those who are coughing or sick.
·Stay at home if you have any cold or flu symptoms (cough & fever).
·If you show up to the club with symptoms, we will ask you to go home.
·Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
·Unless you have symptoms of the virus, you do not need to use a mask (CDC recommendation).
You can strengthen your immune system by exercising regularly, eating lots of veggies, Vitamin C, leafy greens, and fish, sleeping 7-8 hours/night, reducing sugar and alcohol intake, and drinking lots of water.
Free At-Home Workouts For You By Les Mills On Demand
We know that staying fit and active is our best way to build a strong immune system and stay healthy.
If you can’t make it to GHF right now due to the Coronavirus, here is a free option to help keep you active and working out at home.
Les Mills, one of the major developers of fitness classes, both live and virtual, gives us a platform offering 95 free workouts across 8 categories. We promise it won’t automatically collect your data and it will remain available as long as the disruption from Coronavirus continues.
This link will take you to the workouts. Do not click on subscribe, but scroll to "click here for more" to see all categories of workouts. We hope you enjoy Les Mills on Demand and thank them for offering this service free to all gym members across the globe.
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