Anyone gone back to the gym?

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I haven't. I have a brother that lives in California and he went back the other day. He said it was suppose to be by appointment only. He said that you had to wear a mask and that you had to sanitize and wipe down all parts of the equipment before using and after using.
He said that when him and his wife arrived there was only one other person there, and that after about 30 minutes people started pouring in, so they decided to leave and that by the time they got done sanitizing the equipment there was about 40 people in there and there was no social distancing at all. And that none of the equipment had been spread out so it wasn't close together, nor was any of it roped off so it couldn't be used.
He said they aren't going back again for quite awhile.
I've gone back to a gym in Virginia. I go really early in the morning and work out with a trainer and a small group. We each stay in our sections for 3 reps and then wipe down our 3 machines and move on to the next set of machines. There is a lot of distancing. For the cardio machines, only every other machine is available. There are sanitation tables everywhere so it is easy to clean the machines. Upon entering the gym (it's a multi-use center), everyone has to wear a mask until you get to the fitness center part. They take everyone's temperature and record it on a waiver that you answer questions about your covid symptoms.
After hearing how many people they would be allowing in the group exercise classes I froze my membership for 30 days. Will re-evaluate then.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
Gyms are a cesspool of germs without covid. I'm not going back until there's a vaccine.

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At the moment only demons come to mind
No way.

Too dangerous. Closed environment, no masking wearing (I'm guessing), heavy breathing, sweating, touching the same machines....no plans to go back.

I've been doing home gym. Makeshift. We have a stationary cycle for cardio. Some dumbbells. That's it.
This!

The gym I used to belong to had staff who regularly cleaned surfaces and bathrooms. They didn't clean the weight hooks, water fountains, yoga equipment, or most other things touched by sweaty hands.

@bgriffin wrote:

Gyms are a cesspool of germs without covid. I'm not going back until there's a vaccine.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
The gyms are cleaning more thoroughly and frequently in order to reassure people and get them to come back. The big danger though is other people breathing heavily. Masks are not compatible with heavy breathing, and virus droplets can be transmitted through heavy breathing and travel more than six feet.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/28/2020 09:20PM by MSF.
I resumed taking Pilates classes at my local Pilates studio. There are only 4 students allowed per class and the equipment is set up in a way that we are 35 feet apart from each other. The instructor wears a mask. All the equipment is deep cleaned after each class by the studio staff. Anyone taking a class is asked about recent travel and fever. Liability waivers are signed at the time of the check in. I feel very safe.
@MMMM wrote:

I resumed taking Pilates classes at my local Pilates studio. There are only 4 students allowed per class and the equipment is set up in a way that we are 35 feet apart from each other. The instructor wears a mask. All the equipment is deep cleaned after each class by the studio staff. Anyone taking a class is asked about recent travel and fever. Liability waivers are signed at the time of the check in. I feel very safe.
Are fees higher?

Wondering if this extra cleaning work and less poeople allowed leading to inflation?
I doubt gyms can increase fees to current members who are under contract.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Gyms are closed again in most of CA as of last night.
I've only heard horror stories about the cleanliness and heavy breathing without masks.
I have a home gym.
A lot of people use those gym memberships for showers primarily. Must be tough during this time!
That is what I enjoy most--a long shower and steam/sauna after my workout. My last time at the gym was early March. A lot of members were appalled to find out that membership dues were not reduced despite the amenities not being available now.

@shoptastic wrote:

A lot of people use those gym memberships for showers primarily. Must be tough during this time!
MSF, while it is appalling, they still have to keep the mortgage paid and the equipment leased. They will probably add these unusable months to the end of your contract.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
MSF - Oh, so you can use the gym, but not the shower and sauna portions? Interesting, if so.
@HonnyBrown, true, but it is a pricey gym, with a lot of the value of the membership coming from the amenities, cleanliness, and capped membership to avoid overcrowding. Now, every gym has to be super clean, not overcrowded, and only offer use of equipment and maybe classes. The experience at the budget gym is not much different than that at the luxury gym. As far as unusable months, most gyms have allowed members to freeze their memberships during the pandemic.

@shoptastic, yes, I think the phase four requirements just about everywhere do not allow gyms to keep showers, steam rooms, and saunas open. I think most pools are closed too.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/03/2020 03:36AM by MSF.
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