We have already in place updated air filters in compliance with NYS safety guidelines. Our ventilation system in the locker rooms does pull in 100% outside air. We are limiting occupancy to 33% to ensure safe social distancing and prevent overcrowding. We are actively monitoring the occupancy throughout the day. During our closure, we remodeled our main strength floor and installed new rubberized flooring that is easily sanitized throughout the day, in addition to installing all-new equipment. We are limiting to every other piece of cardio equipment to ensure a safe distance during high aerobic activities.
We are committed to keeping you safe and healthy, which is why we’ve doubled staff presence on the floor enforcing appropriate social distancing and adherence to mask policies. Masks are required in all spaces of the club, with the exception of in the pool while you are swimming.
We are encouraging members to be in the habit of cleaning machines before and after each use, this ensures your safety and that of our community. In addition to having a cleaning staff on throughout the day, we have implemented electrostatic defogging to sanitize the whole facility overnights as well. Electrostatic fogging works by charging the sanitization solution, the charged ions then fully coat all surfaces of the equipment, wrapping around all sides to ensure your safety.
Locker rooms and showers are open! Group fitness is happening on the third-floor roof deck while the weather is nice, and is limited to 14 participants when on the roof, and 11 when in the main studio during inclement weather. In addition, we are now offering a variety of classes that will be available through live stream for those of you who are not quite ready to come back in person. Virtual membership are now an option! There is no additional cost for group fitness classes for active members, they are included gratis in your membership.
The pools are now operating on a reservation basis and are limited to one person per lane in the lap pool, and a maximum of 6 in the warm water pool at a time to allow for safe social distancing. You can register ahead of time online through the Empower ME section of our website or by phone.
At the desk, before check-in, everyone will be asked a series of prescreening questions and have their temperature checked before they are allowed into the facility.