As more and more people get the COVID-19 vaccine, businesses and facilities are starting to reopen. The on-site amenities you offer to your residents, like free group fitness classes, can be included in that list as long as you take steps to ensure the safety and comfort of your residents. Here, Power for Life Fitness has put together a list of the ways to do just that.
- Cleanliness is Key
We’ve been obsessively washing and sanitizing our hands for over a year now and residents deserve to work out in a space that has been given the same care. Disinfect floors, mirrors, handrails and any other surfaces that participants may come into contact with on a daily basis. Provide an alcohol-based solution that residents can use to clean their space and their equipment after the class or event is complete, as well as hand sanitizer that they can use to clean their hands before they return to their apartments.
- Masks are a Must
Wearing masks has been proven to be the most effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19. And although it may be uncomfortable or feel strange at first, it is completely possible to get an effective workout while wearing a mask! What’s more, requiring masks during classes or events will help residents feel safer and more at ease, encouraging higher participation. At this time, Power for Life Fitness is only offering on-site yoga classes because the low intensity of the workout makes it easier and more comfortable for people to complete while wearing a mask.
- Limit Numbers
It’s true that the maximums for indoor gatherings according to states have gone up in recent weeks, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should open events to anyone who wants to come. If a resident arrives eager to participate in a class only to find the room uncomfortably full, the likelihood that he or she will try to attend another drops significantly. Determine the maximum number of people that can fit in your space while still abiding by social distancing guidelines and cap the class there. You can do this by instituting sign-ups or using a first-come, first-serve method in which anyone who arrives after the class is full is turned away.
- Communicate Constantly
Frequent communication plays a critical role in maintaining the safety and comfort of your residents. First, ensure that you have communicated any new rules and regulations to your staff so that everyone is on the same page and residents aren’t receiving different information depending on who they speak to. Next, make sure that you have clearly communicated to residents what to expect from classes or events and what is expected of them if they choose to participate—this can be done via posted marketing materials, notices in mailboxes or email blasts. And finally, keep your doors open for residents to voice any questions or concerns that they have. Your amenities are for them!
Questions on these processes? Interested in restarting some on-site amenities? Email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org today to get started!