This is our chance! Our chance to show our strength and practice new habits and skills. We’ve dealt with a lot of change already, adapting to at-home workouts and remote check-ins. We can adapt to the changes this requires too. Our community is strong and we can do this together.
Before we get to the full details we want to take a minute to kindly ask that you practice extra patience with our coaches and your fellow members while we transition into a new normal in the coming months. The small steps we each take today can make a big difference to our larger community and city.
If you have concerns about returning to the gym, please let us know. We will do everything we can to answer your questions and keep you feeling safe.
MEMBER ASSESSMENT OF RISK
We will take every precaution that we can, but members must weigh their own risk factors before deciding to come in.
The government recommends caution when considering visiting facilities for those over 40 years of age and those with underlying risk factors:
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Weakened Immune Systems
If you do have any of the above underlying risk factors and you want to visit the gym it is recommended that you wear a mask and practice regular hand washing.
If you have any concerns about returning to the gym or aren't sure if you fall into one of these categories, please let us know immediately.
CLEANING + DISINFECTING
OPEX Regina will be using supplies and practices recommended by experts to ensure the gym is clean and safe.
We will be cleaning more often and more thoroughly, including fog disinfecting between sessions.
Commonly touched surfaces and shared equipment will be cleaned and sanitized after contact by each individual, even if they are not visibly soiled.
OPEX Regina will display a 'disinfected' sign at each workout station once it has been cleaned so each member entering the facility knows that their station is ready for use.
All disinfectant used has been sourced from our cleaning company and has been approved to kill bacteria and viruses.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (70% or higher) that has been approved by Health Canada will be available to all members and staff.
ROAD MAP TO THE NEW OPEX EXPERIENCE
What you can expect when you're back at the gym.
1: SIGNING UP FOR SESSIONS
All members will be required to register for their workout session BEFORE entering the facility. Members will not be permitted to show up without registering.
Registration will allow OPEX Regina to track who was at the facility each day and at what time. We will be taking contact tracing very seriously and ask all members to do the same.
Each session will be limited to eight members every 60 minutes with a 30-minute break between sessions for disinfecting and sanitizing.
Members will not be permitted to bring their kids to the facility until the physical distancing requirement has been lifted.
The new session times are outlined in Pike 13. Please log in for full details on our new schedule.
2: ENTERING THE FACILITY
When arriving at the facility please have your mask on before entering the facility and follow the physical distancing markers on the floor of the lobby. Only one person will be permitted in the lobby at a time.
Upon entering the facility, the floor coach on duty will ask you if you are experiencing symptoms or are sick. Please answer truthfully. If you are found to be symptomatic, you will be asked to leave immediately.
Next, please follow the sanitizing instructions posted at the front and head to your assigned VIP workout station with all of your belongings.
There will be instructions and signage available onsite, in TrueCoach, and emailed directly to all members should you need a quick reminder of our new policies.
3: GETTING SET UP + YOUR WORKOUT
Once you arrive at your assigned workout station, you will notice that it has already been equipped with the majority of the equipment you will need to complete your workout with a few extra goodies to make your time in the gym exceptional.
There may be a few items that you have to grab from the racks and shelves located around the outside of the facility. We ask that you grab everything you need for your workout before you get started to eliminate the need to leave your station during your workout.
Your station will be stocked with its own disposable paper towel, disinfecting spray, hand sanitizer, garbage bin, and Kleenex. We ask that you wipe your equipment down before and after use.
Special note: Masks are now required for the duration of your workout.
We will not be assigning exercises that require you to move around the space. Please use your best judgment or ask the floor coach if you are concerned an exercise will require you to leave your station.
Members will not be permitted to share or simultaneously use the equipment during their workouts.
4: DURING YOUR WORKOUT
Members will be required to remain in their station for the duration of their workout unless they need to access the washroom facilities.
Community chalk, whiteboards, and markers will not be made available at this time as they cannot be properly disinfected between sessions. Please bring your own chalk and a print out of your workout.
Our cellphone policy will still be enforced. Please leave your phone in your bag.
We will also be strictly enforcing the physical distancing policy between clients. Our floor coach will work with a three-strike rule. If you are asked twice to remain in your station the third request will be to exit the facility immediately.
If you require supplementary gear such as a yoga mat, mobility gear, foam rollers, skipping ropes, etc. please bring them from home. We will not be providing these items for sanitary purposes.
5: EXITING THE FACILITY
Upon completion of your workout members will be required to wipe down all of their equipment with the disposable wipes located at their station.
Once wiped, please return the equipment to the racks so the coach can mist disinfect before the next session.
Check your station to ensure you have all of your belongings and head to the lobby. Follow the instructions located in the lobby and exit the facility immediately.
Note that showers are now open for regular use. We still encourage all members to come dressed and ready for their workouts to minimize the use of the washrooms.
Only one member in the lobby area at a time. Please wait until it is clear before leaving your station.
MASKS + GLOVES
Our staff will be required to wear a mask while coaching at the facility. All coaches have been supplied with a reuseable filtered mask.
Members will not be required to wear a mask but will be required to physically distance (2 meters).
All coaches will be required to maintain a two-meter distance from all members while coaching.
Coaches will not be required to wear gloves, but it will be mandatory for coaches to wash their hands before and after each session.
Coaches will be required to self-monitor for symptoms, stay home if they are sick, and use the self-assessment tool available at saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.
QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR RE-OPEN PLAN?
Don't hesitate to contact us! We're here to answer your questions.
Updated June 26, 2020