COVID-19: Information for Fitness Members

Information for supporting safe exercise environments

March 18 2020

Please make sure you visit the Ministry of Health website for further information.

We are continuing to monitor the Ministry of Health guidelines and following procedures to keep everyone safe.

In addition to the increased cleaning initiatives all our centres ensure to take the following actions to support safe exercise environments. 

Group fitness

Please follow your instructor’s welcome guidelines on Covid 19: 

Please wash your hands before coming to class, if you are feeling sick please do not attend, cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow and avoid touching your face. We’ve limited our numbers to ensure social distancing so please spread out so each of you have 1.5-2m spacing between you.

Adjusted class length to allow for additional cleaning:

We have taken 10 minutes off of your class time to allow instructors and members to disinfect equipment that was used eg. 60 min muscle max class changes to 50 min + 10 mins cleaning.

Class Capacity to Encourage Social distancing: 

We must limit the class numbers to ensure that our members have 1.5-2m space between them. This class limit will be enforced and taken seriously. We are working to initiate a booking system for popular classes or operate on a first come first served basis.

Outdoor Classes:

Where practicable we will deliver group session outdoors to encourage further social distancing.

Fitness centre

Please follow your fitness instructor’s welcome guidelines on Covid 19:

Please wash your hands before coming to the gym, if you are feeling sick please do not attend, cough and sneeze into your elbow and avoid touching your face. We’ve adjusted our layout to ensure social distancing so please spread out so each of you have 1.5-2m spacing between you.

Social Distancing layout adjustment, closing off or removing machines:

Where possible we will adjust centre layout, if not possible block off alternate machines or remove machines from the floor to ensure spacing of 1.5-2m between pieces of equipment.

Provide additional cleaning equipment:

We will have additional disinfectant spray bottles and paper towels available for members to use. We will also provide plastic gloves for members to use.

Every staff member will spend 15 minutes of every hour cleaning

For any additional information please visit https://www.ymcaauckland.org.nz/coronavirus/