Lakeview Fitness Safety Protocols
The health and safety of our members and staff is our top priority. We continue to implement necessary guidelines from the CDC and in coordination with our Park District Risk Management Agency recommendations to ensure we are incorporating and enforcing the highest standard of cleanliness and safety in our facility.
Cleaning and Sanitation
Cleaning Protocols: In addition to existing cleaning protocols, we have a fitness attendant on the floor to keep up with cleaning throughout the day, and also have a deep cleaning in the evenings. We also have all Lakeview staff members contributing to our rigorous cleaning procedures. AirPHx units are installed for air purification which has been proven effective against coronavirus. A Clorox disinfecting electrostatic sprayer is used daily throughout the facility maximizing staff and member safety.
Disinfection Procedures: We will continue to use hospital-grade, EPA-registered disinfectants that are COVID-19 approved. Additional cleaning supplies is available for wiping down equipment before and after use. Hand sanitation stations are added around the facility for frequent hand cleaning. Members are expected to wash their hands (a portable hand washing station will be at our entrance) or use hand sanitizer before entering the club.
Modified Hours: Please see the Lakeview Fitness’ homepage for more information.
Group Exercise: When in-person classes are offered, we allow sufficient minutes between group exercise classes for disinfecting the studio and all equipment. Members and staff are expected to wipe down equipment before and after classes. Class sizes is also be limited to follow CDC and State guidelines.
Lockers: Members are expected to disinfect lockers before and after use. Disinfectant spray and/or wipes is available in locker rooms. Staff is present throughout the facility to ensure protocols are being followed.
Hand Sanitizer: Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility. Members are asked to use hand sanitizer when entering Lakeview and frequently throughout their visit.
Disinfectant Wipes and Spray: Members are expected to use a disinfectant spray on all equipment before and after use in addition to Lakeview’s cleaning protocols. We provide signs and education for our members on the proper way to use any disinfectant. Our spray is approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. In addition, we currently have EPA approved wipes throughout the facility in addition to spray bottles.
Staff: Self temperature checks are encouraged to be taken before reporting for work. Staff will be sent home if exhibiting any symptoms of illness.
Members: Members are expected to stay home if exhibiting any symptoms of illness or have a temperature above 100.4. Temperatures will not be taken on-site for patrons.
Notification: Members are expected to notify Facility Manager, Lacy Velasquez, if they test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of their last visit. When notified, Lakeview Fitness staff will evaluate and email notification to all potentially exposed persons if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Lakeview Fitness.
Advanced Registration Required: All members must register in advance of their visit for group exercise classes and use of the pool while there continue to be limitations on the size of gatherings. The Lakeview Fitness app provides the ability to register for group exercise classes or the pool area. Personal training clients will be asked to schedule 48 hours in advance with their trainers to provide accurate headcounts.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Members: Face coverings are required at all times in the facility.
Staff: Lakeview team members are required to wear face coverings. Gloves are required when performing cleaning duties.
Plexiglas: Barriers are in place at the front desk until further evaluated.
The following areas remain closed and reevaluated on an ongoing basis: pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, and babysitting.
Touch-Free Check-In: Members are able to scan themselves in using their phone, via the Lakeview Fitness app, or with their key fob for a contactless transaction with check-in staff.
Front Desk: Plexiglass barriers are in place to provide protection for members and staff. We also have decals laid out for proper social distancing.
Financial Transactions: We ask that members either purchase online or over the phone to avoid any in-facility transactions. If an in-facility transaction needs to occur, we will have our credit card reader on the front desk for the member to use to avoid passing items back and forth with staff.
Floor decals are in place to help visualize proper social distancing in the lobby and for each participant in the group exercise studio. Every other piece of cardio and weight equipment will be closed to encourage distancing and weight machines will rotate in availability day by day.
Trainers will maintain a 6-foot distance from clients and will avoid any hands-on adjustments that are typical in one-on-one training. As much as possible, trainers will work with higher risk clients in various areas of the building that have not been previously utilized to offer further distancing from larger groups.
Front Desk Etiquette
Check-In: Hand sanitizer or hand washing use is required prior to entering our facility. Contactless check-in, decals for social distancing, and plexiglass barriers allow for safer entry into Lakeview.
Towels: Members are encouraged to bring a personal drying towel with them to help keep the facility clean and themselves safe. Please note, these are not intended for the wiping down of equipment, please use supplies provided within the facility for that.
Cardio & Strength Floor Etiquette
Equipment Use: To facilitate proper social distancing, we reduced equipment available for use throughout the facility. Select equipment will be unplugged and/or clearly marked to ensure proper social distancing.
Barriers: Barriers have been placed between all equipment that cannot be spaced out 6 feet or more.
Locker Room Etiquette
Give Each Other Space: Available lockers are clearly marked to help maintain proper social distancing. Disinfectant spray and/or wipes is available to help ensure members clean their lockers before and after use. Restrooms, showers, and sinks are designated to allow for proper social distancing. We removed scales as they are a high-touch, non-essential item.
Changes to Group Exercise
Save Your Spot: Advanced booking is required through the Lakeview Fitness app for in-person and virtual classes. Class sizes are limited )in-person), and bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will not be allowed to enter more than 10 minutes before the start of class.
Equipment: Instructors will set out standard equipment based on the number of participants and will assist in getting specific equipment as needed. Classes will be taught with limited equipment needs until restrictions lessen. Instructors will remain after class to thoroughly clean all touchpoints before the next class begins. Members are required to clean their equipment before and after use. Only Lakeview staff will be permitted in the equipment storage area.
Exit Strategy: At the conclusion of each indoor class, participants will exit out the emergency exit door to limit unnecessary traffic through the facility. For outdoor classes, members must clear the exercise area within 10 minutes of the conclusion of class to allow for the next class to begin checking in and maintain approved gathering sizes.
Adjustments: No hands-on adjustments will occur during group exercise classes that are common in Yoga.