Nova Fitness Reopening COVID-19 Guidelines.
Updated: Jan 6, 2021
As we reopen, we are setting guidelines for ourselves, and most importantly, the safety of our clients.
Entrance to the studio is not permitted to clients or staff exhibiting ANY symptoms of COVID. See sign at door.
Masks are to be worn at all times in the studio and change rooms, however during exercise they may be removed and also during a scheduled class while in your designated exercise area.
Social distancing of 2 meters for low intensity exercise and 3 meters for higher intensity will be maintained between clients and between clients and trainers
All clients / potential clients must participate in an online/in-person introductory session prior to attending a class.
All exercise sessions/classes will be booked online prior to coming to the studio
We encourage that all clients come ready to exercise, with their own filled water bottles, 2 if necessary. The water fountain will not be in use at this time for clients, while the change rooms do remain open we are limiting their use (see below).
Towel Service is removed at this time, if you require one, please bring one from home.
Classes are now limited to 3 Participants.
Upon arrival, enter the studio one person at a time.
Enter no more than 5-10 minutes before class/session as appointment times are being spaced more to limit the clients in the studio at one time and allow for more time to clean.
Shoes are to be left at the front door. Use a shelf to put your personal belongings and outdoor shoes in and bring your own “inside” gym shoes.
Ensure that you are practicing social distancing to maintain a safe and healthy environment in the studio.
Hand sanitizer stations are available around the studio. Please use it once entering the studio and before leaving.
Classes are now limited to 3 participants to allow for proper social distancing.
All classes are to be booked in 12 hours in advance on Acuity.
12-hour cancellation policy for classes, 12 hours for 1 on 1 clients.
At this time no in-person payments will be taken, all purchases can be made online or invoiced by email.
Classes & Private Sessions
Please sign a declaration of health waiver forms before you sign up for a class online.
Please come prepared to train, be changed in your workout clothes, have a water bottle filled and a sweat towel if needed.
Instructors will be a minimum of 2 - 3 meters positioned far away from all clients/members.
Markers are on the floor for each client to stand on during the class.
No shared equipment during sessions.
Once the class is over, each client is required to wipe down the equipment that they have used during class and left at their exercise spot.
Unused equipment has been removed from the gym floor to create additional spaces for clients.
As per Provincial regulations, no interactions within 2 meters will take place; such as measuring, body assessments, and hands-on spotting
Coaching sessions should be conducted in a manner that avoids touching clients. Verbal and visual cues while coaching will be used.
Between all classes/sessions high touch areas will be cleaned by the instructors. All clients will be expected to clean equipment they use prior to and after use, spray bottles ( filled with medical-grade disinfectant Bio Text) and clean towels for cleaning equipment will be at the entrance, alternatively, single-use paper towels may also be used for cleaning. There will be a common basket for all cleaning towels after their use.
At the end of the day, a disinfect fog ( with Vitaloxide) will be applied throughout the whole studio. All equipment will be wiped with a medical-grade cleaner after every use.
Hand sanitizers that have been provided are alcohol-free ( Soappopular) and have been approved by Health Canada to ensure they are effective for use.
When using the bathroom, limit it to 2 people for women's bathroom and 1 for the men's bathroom.
Complimentary personal items such as hair dryers, make remover and feminine hygiene products have been removed from the bathrooms.
Shower facilities can still be used at this time if required. However there is no soap or towel service provided