Though the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic may be far from over, many states have given health clubs across the U.S. the green light to open their facilities, and other states are not far behind. In most places, reopening will require new safety and cleaning protocols outlined by local and state authorities, and some clubs may opt to take those measures to the next level.
We talked to IHRSA clubs in the U.S. that are using video as a primary method to communicate their cleaning methods to members. We learned some ways they are going above and beyond to keep their staff, members, and community safe while they return to their fitness routines. Almost every club we heard from was limiting group X participation, restricting or eliminating towel and locker room service, and strongly encouraging members to wear masks, even in states that have not mandated mask usage.
Here are some examples of the informative videos clubs created to communicate their enhanced safety and cleaning procedures to their members.