PureGym has released information on how their gyms will be changing, ready for when they re-open. The gym chain has worked with an advisory panel, that includes NHS physician Dr. David Lawrence and sports scientist Professor Greg Whyte OBE, that has provided expert advice on how gyms should be run when they reopen.
The changes will allow gym-goers to work out safely and in line with government guidance.
Although things will look and feel different, members will still have everything they need to have a great workout.
Keeping a safe distance in the gym
PureGym have created the space members need to work out at a safe distance. Where there are lines of machines, such as treadmills and cross trainers, every other machine will be out of use so that a good distance can be maintained from other gym-goers.
Boxes will be marked out within the floor space, so that gym-goers can clearly see where they are to stay within whilst they exercise.
To ensure social distancing is possible, PureGym will also be limiting the number of people in the gym at one time. The PureGym app will give visibility of how busy a gym is at given time, so that you can check beforehand and avoid queues.
To limit the contact members have with each other, working out closely in pairs or groups and ‘spotting’ will be prohibited.
Higher standards of cleanliness
A new cleaning policy will also be introduced that involves both staff and gym-goers taking responsibility for cleaning the equipment. Staff will clean kit and surfaces throughout the day and all staff will be fully trained on our new cleaning and safety measures to ensure these are delivered to the highest standard. Gyms will also be deep cleaned every night with high-grade anti-viral disinfectant.
Gym-goers will need to wipe down equipment and machines both before and after use. Self-cleaning stations that contain anti-viral cleaning wipes have been installed throughout the gym to provide everything needed to do this easily and conveniently.
Contact-less entrance introduced
How gym-goers enter the gym will also change. Contactless entry with PureGym’s new app or keyfobs will make members’ visits safer and easier, with QR scanners installed in all gyms, as an alternative to the keypad system
Hand sanitising stations will also be at the entrance to the gym, and gym-goers will be asked to use these before they enter. These hand sanitising stations will also be present around the gym.
Stephen Rowe, CMO from PureGym, comments: “We’ve been incredibly busy in the past few months redefining our cleaning and safety standards so that our members can return to the gym knowing that they can work out as safely as possible.
We will be implementing a number of changes, but will also need our members to play their part too – by wiping down their equipment, only coming to the gym if they feel well, and using the hand sanitiser available.
The safety of our members and staff is a top priority, and we will be constantly reviewing the guidelines to ensure they are appropriate. Many of our members have really missed the gym, and we’re excited to welcome them back when the time is right.”
Full information on the changes and new policies, along with FAQs, can be found here: https://www.puregym.com/trainsafe/