This has been a crazy few months and the rest of the year might be even crazier!
As you all know, Governor DeWine amended the shelter in place order allowing gyms to re-open under minimum operations, starting May 26. We are excited and of course cautious, and really appreciate your support while the gym was closed as we get closer to reopening.
In addition to this document, there be a video call to discuss our policies and procedures; it will be on May 21 at 7:00 pm. The link can be found here.
We understand that people are all over the map about coming back to train. Whatever decision you make, we will be there to coach you as much as we can!
There is no script or guidebook on how to do this the exact right way so expect some changes as we roll this out. The initial guidelines set forth by the state of Ohio will serve as a framework for our Policies and Procedures. We will also post several signs throughout the facility, reiterating what expectations will be for everyone.
The plan is to offer athlete training classes at 9:00; 11:00; 1:00 and 3:00 during the first week. Adult classes will be 6:00 am and 5:00 pm, for at least the first week to see how everything goes. After each session, there will be a thorough cleaning of the facility prior to the next class (hence the gap between sessions).
Weekend classes are also possible but we will have more details as the week plays out.
We will assess after each week on how to proceed with more sessions. Get ready for ASF 2.0!
- Classes will still be 60 minutes. Please arrive no earlier than five minutes before the start of the session. To start cleaning the equipment and facility promptly, we ask that you leave within 10 minutes after the end of your session.
- We feel confident that up to 16 people can be allowed in each class for the safety of everyone involved. Each person will be assigned a 6’ space. We will also make use of the back parking lot for certain activities to increase social distancing, if warranted.
- If you have any flu-like symptoms, have a temperature over 100, are coughing or not feeling well, please do not come to class. If you have been sick, with COVID-19 or any other illness, please do not attend for at least 14 days.
- We ask that everyone wash their hands as they come in, and wash their hands again prior to leaving.
- Avoid sharing equipment. You may also bring your own equipment to use in place of the equipment supplied at ASF.
- All workout stations and drill setups will be at least 6 feet apart. Weather permitting, we will be utilizing the outdoor space as much as possible.
- While we will be cleaning on a regular basis, you are encouraged to wipe down everything you use at the end of your session. If you feel more comfortable bringing your own cleaning solutions, feel free to use them.
- Face masks and gloves are recommended if you have them. Please be cognizant of a condition called hypercapnia, where carbon dioxide builds up in the bloodstream in conjunction with a decrease in oxygen. Self-monitor for mild symptoms such as flushed skin, drowsiness or inability to focus, mild headaches, feeling disoriented or dizzy, feeling short of breath, being abnormally tired or exhausted; more severe symptoms include unexplained feelings of confusion, abnormal feelings of paranoia or depression, abnormal muscle twitching, irregular heartbeat, hyperventilation, seizures, panic attack or passing out.
- Drinking fountains will be closed for use, except for emergencies; please bring your own water. Restrooms and showers will be available for normal operations.
- Entrance will be at the front door; exit will be out the back garage door(s) that are open to maximize social distancing and points of contact.
If you have rented or borrowed equipment and will be coming back to class, we will need all equipment returned as soon as possible. If you are NOT coming back during the week of May 26th, please make arrangements to drop off equipment.
There is always a chance that we may have to shut down again if the Governor deems it necessary based on hot spots, statewide orders or gyms are mandated as a sub-sector of business closures.
As of now, we are not planning on taking “reservations”. Since we have a large, open space, social distancing should not be a problem nor should overcrowding, especially with no overlapping classes. We will be taking attendance for each class for contact tracing purposes.
Much of this is common sense. If we are always aware of the potential problems, we can be part of the solution(s) as a team. Communication is more important than ever, between the coaches and you and among each other. We welcome your feedback on how to create a safe environment while still providing a fun, effective experience.
Thank you for your support once again during the last ten weeks. We can’t wait to see you and get back to having fun!!