Safety Protocols

Thank you so much for your support as we have weathered the COVID-19 storm. We are officially opening Monday, July 6th at 5:30 am!!  Our capacity has been restricted to 40%. We received our guidelines and are making sure we comply.

During this time, we have been stocking our club with hospital–grade disinfecting sprays, wipes, and equipment.   While every member of our team will be working to keep our clubs clean and sanitary, we need your support as well in creating a safe space. We have made some updates to our Club Rules and Etiquette.

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Safety Protocols

Thank you so much for your support as we have weathered the COVID-19 storm. We are officially opening Monday, July 6th at 5:30 am!!  Our capacity has been restricted to 40%. We are still waiting for specific guidelines to be posted by the state.

During this time, we have been stocking our club with hospital–grade disinfecting sprays, wipes, and equipment.   While every member of our team will be working to keep our clubs clean and sanitary, we need your support as well in creating a safe space. We have made some updates to our Club Rules and Etiquette.

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Club Policy Update

We are committed to ensuring the highest safety standards for our members and our team to return to a clean and safe environment. In doing so, we need your help. Below are a few additions to our Club Rules and Etiquette. Please follow the below guidelines when you visit the club.

STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK 

Studies suggest that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are asymptomatic. Please do not come to the club if you have a fever, a cough, shortness of breath, or even just feel run down. Please don't take a chance - stay home until you feel better. Do not use the club if you have had contact with a person who has or is suspected of having COVID-19.

Upon entering, you will be required to fill out a Waiver Addendum. We will also take your temperature each and every time you enter the club. You will not be allowed to use the club if your temperature reads 100.4 or greater.

 

MASK - FACE COVERING

Although guidelines have not been updated on Mass.gov, we have heard that all members and staff must wear face masks at all times in the club.  You must agree to comply with all local regulations related to wearing a mask while exercising indoors. If this changes, we will update accordingly.

 

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

Please keep 6 feet between yourself and other members or staff while in the clubs.

DISINFECTING EQUIPMENT

Upon entering you will be required to sanitize your hands. While working out, you will be required to disinfect all equipment before and after use. Throughout the club, you will find disinfectant wipes to use on the equipment. As you enter, you will pick up your own personal disinfectant bottle to keep with you while you workout. Once your workout is complete, we ask that you return to the front desk so that we may disinfect it and get it ready for the next person.

(Note: please throw the disinfectant wipes in trash cans only. They will destroy our plumbing if thrown in the toilets.)

 

ONLINE RESERVATIONS

We have learned that our capacity restriction is 40%. For the first two weeks at least, we will require all members to sign up for a reservation to work out in the club whether you are doing cardio, weights or an indoor group fitness class.

For the time being, think of Fitness Unlimited as the largest boutique fitness club in the area! Like other boutiques, you will need to sign up for a spot. We will monitor this closely and if we decide we do not need sign ups for cardio and weights we will not require it.  However, you will be required for the foreseeable future to sign up for all indoor group fitness classes.

All workout sessions will be one hour in length and members will be expected to adhere to this time limit. In the beginning, you will not be able to show up at the club for a workout without a reservation. You will be allowed to sign up for either an open gym workout which includes the cardio and weight room or a group fitness class when offered. Please arrive ten minutes prior to your workout to give yourself time for the check in procedure. You will be able to sign up for your workout the day ahead. We ask that you only schedule yourself in for one workout a day so that all members can have a chance to enjoy the club. We also ask that if you can't make it in, you let us know so that someone else can take your spot.

We are asking for patience and cooperation over the next few weeks as we figure out how to do business post shut down. Procedures could change weekly. Club hours could change based on attendance. We will learn week to week what works and what doesn't.

 

Cleaning Protocols

Upon reopening, the club will close after every hour for staff to disinfect high touch surfaces and equipment. All disinfectant products are medical–grade and are shown effective in EPA listings related to COVID and other viruses. We have purchased a cordless fogger mister in order to disinfect large surfaces throughout the day.  In addition, our cleaning company will spray all surfaces throughout the club on a nightly basis. Our main job is to keep our members and staff safe and feeling comfortable.

We ask that all members disinfect equipment before and after each use.  We have set up disinfectant stations in workout areas which will include wipes, purell, disinfectant spray, and paper towels.

 

Our staff will disinfect all group fitness equipment between classes. In order to make this happen, classes will be scheduled a minimum of 30 minutes apart. All members will be required to sign up online for all group fitness classes. All fitness studios will be stocked with disinfectant stations for members to do their own cleaning as well.

We have placed hand sanitizer dispensers and bottles around the club. Members and staff are required to use sanitizer entering the club and throughout their time in the club. Upon completing a workout, it is recommended that you wash your hands with soap and water.

We have placed disinfectant wipes in many locations throughout the club. Members are asked to disinfect equipment before and after each use.

Additional Information

To ensure the safest possible environment for our members and staff, we will be limiting club hours upon initial reopening. We will look at our hours week to week.

Monday - Thursday 5:30 am - 1:00 pm  3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday - 5:30 am  - 1:00 pm  3;30 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

We are restricted to 40% capacity in the club at one time. All members will be required to sign up through the Member Portal for a workout - either Open Gym (cardio and weight machines) or Group Fitness when offered. We believe based on stats from across the United States, members who want to exercise indoors will be able to get their workout in.

All workout sessions will be one hour in length and members will be expected to adhere to this time limit. You will not be able to show up at the club for a workout without a reservation. Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to your workout to give yourself time for the check in procedure. You will be able to sign up for your workout the day ahead. We ask that you only schedule yourself in for one workout a day so that all members can have a chance to enjoy the club. We also ask that if you can't make it in, you let us know so that someone else can take your spot. When signing up through your online Member Portal, be patient. It takes a few minutes to get you from a to z.

All equipment is on a first come first serve.

Please do not show up to the club without an appointment because we will not be able to allow you in. There is a steep fine for not following State Guidelines.

State guidelines mandate that upon reopening, our locker room will be closed except for the bathrooms.

The steam and sauna will not be available until Phase 4.

Our locker rooms, changing rooms, and showers will remain closed during our initial re-opening.  We ask that you show up ready to exercise with as little as possible - a sweat towel or two and water. We will provide exercise mats but encourage you to bring your own.  Please note that we will no longer offer a lost and found.

Childcare will remain closed until further notice. Members who pay for childcare will not be charged until it reopens. You do not need to contact us in order for this to happen.

Personal Training will be available upon opening either in person, outdoors, or virtually.  We have been busy creating new programming in Small Group Format called "In Your Space Training" where you will "own" your equipment. There will be no sharing or circuit style training during Phase 3.

Our Pilates Reformer Studio will be open and we have redesigned the space for social distancing. Each space will include the reformer, the chair, and any props needed for the session. All equipment will be sanitized prior to use by the trainer.

You will need to make a reservation with your trainer. If you would like more information regarding training opportunities, please contact Ann Marie Boylan, Personal Training Director at amboylanfit@comcast.net or Danielle Miller, Pilates Director at dmiller@fitnessunlimited.com.

Face masks must be worn at all times in the club including during exercise.

 

We are asking all members to maintain a 6-foot distance between themselves and others in the club. We have added lines six feet apart in our lobby for our check in process and separated equipment. Our staff will help members maintain distance as well.

 

During our initial opening, we are not allowing guests or day passes. You must be a member in order to use the club. We are selling an 8 week summer membership for $99 . We will update as soon as we begin selling day passes.

Water Fountains will be closed unless they have a spout to fill a water bottle. We will continue to sell our bottled water.

 

We have changed our air filters and vacuumed all vents throughout the club. Our large HVAC unit provides for fresh air exchange.  Fans will not be in use during Phase 3.

Group Exercise

Yes! Upon reopening we will hold a combination of outdoor, indoor and live streamed classes each week. The first week we are open, we will offer both live vimeo and outdoor group fitness classes. The second week, we will introduce indoor group fitness classes. We will offer a limited number of Group Fitness Classes in Studio 3. We have set up boxes to allow for social distancing. All equipment will be disinfected between classes. All equipment will be set up for you.

We will require advanced registration for all classes indoor and out. Please see more details in Online Registration under Club Policies.  Please be aware that bare feet will not be allowed in any class for the foreseeable future. Please wear grippy socks for any barre, pilates or yoga class.

We ask for your patience as we rebuild our club after a long shut down.

For phase 3, please think of Fitness Unlimited as a large boutique fitness club. Like all boutique clubs, you will be required to register for each workout you do. Your classes will be smaller and more intimate. ___________________________________________________________

*After a few weeks, we will open our cycle studio for a limited number of classes with an instructor and on demand videos.

 

Yes! There are two ways you can take advantage of our Virtual Membership

  • It will be an added feature with your membership. Anyone who pays full dues or has a valid prepaid membership will receive a password that will allow you to view our video library.
  • We will sell a virtual membership only for $30 per month. This will include:
    • Our On Demand Video Library
    • Live Streamed Classes from the studio
    • It will not include outdoor classes

Your "box" will be set up for your workout. Our team will disinfect all equipment after each class.

Studio 3 has been set up with social distancing boxes. We currently can allow 14 members plus the instructor. We ask each member to stay in her designated workout area during each class.

To ensure appropriate space, all members must register for classes in advance through our web site or app.

Membership Billing

Fitness Unlimited has billed for July on a prorated basis for the month.  All memberships now include the Virtual Membership, Outdoor and Indoor Group Fitness Classes, and Open Gym - cardio and weight rooms.

As a small business, we need your support more than ever right now. Even if you are not ready to come back, please consider keeping your membership active and taking part in our virtual membership featuring your favorite instructors.

Prepaid One Year Memberships will reactivate the day we open; we will add on the number of days we were closed to the end of your current contract end date.  Your membership will now include the Virtual Membership, Outdoor and Indoor Group Fitness Classes and Open Gym - cardio and weight rooms.

 

We are currently open and can't wait to see you.