Gym safety in the time of COVID-19
Fitness clubs are open again. How to protect yourself in the gym?
Fitness clubs are finally opening in Moscow from today, which means that bored clients will go to their favorite gyms for training. Nevertheless, for many, lifting restrictions does not relax at all, but only frightens. They, like us, ask questions: how will classes in the halls be held, is it possible to come to group trainings and how to protect yourself during this difficult period of the epidemic? All our doubts are dispelled by Alexandra Gerasimova , Founder and CEO of the FITMOST unified subscription service.
What safety requirements must clubs fulfill after opening?
Standard requirements - follow the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor. They are the same for all studios.
According to the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor, in order to reduce the number of visitors and maintain the area norm (4 square meters per person), it is necessary to use a preliminary registration. Sports equipment and simulators will be placed at a distance of at least 1.5 m from each other.
It will be prohibited to sell any drinks to customers, except for bottled water.
Halls will be required to have a five-day supply of individual protection for employees, as well as daily disinfection of all rooms.
What rules should customers follow?
According to the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor, visitors should maintain a distance of at least 1.5 m in public areas, reduce contacts based on the area of the halls, purchase only packaged food and drinks.
How to protect yourself during training?
Now studios and clubs are a very safe place, simulators and equipment are constantly processed, recirculators help purify the air, staff work in masks. For comparison, on a playground or a park bench, no one walks after each visitor with an antiseptic, and on cycling or yoga, the mat will be processed without fail. If you compare a walk through Patrick's and a trip to the studio, the risk of infection is less in class. In addition, people will not go to sports if they do not feel 100%, but everyone who was sitting on isolation for three months needs to restore form and physical activity, first of all, for immunity.
Some studios and clubs decided to start working gradually, until they make a full-fledged schedule, but operate in a test mode to trace all the processes for implementing the recommendations.