HOW WE ARE HANDLING OPERATIONS DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC
As of Sept 17, 2020, we are authorized by the State of Texas to operate up to 75% capacity (excluding staff). For Serious Results, 75% capacity is far too crowded. Our busy hours generally consist of about 20 people, which is closer to 25-30% capacity.
Masks are required of the coaches no matter how many visitors there are. For clients, when there are fewer than eight (8) TOTAL people, the masks are optional, but still encouraged. When we have 8 or more TOTAL people on the gym floor, everyone is asked to wear their masks (over the nose and mouth), since proper distancing becomes more of a challenge.
We have touch-free hand sanitizing stations at both doors. We have disinfectant spray and plenty of towels throughout the gym. We have disinfecting gym wipes (when we can get them-sometimes they are scarce).
Everyone is encouraged to wash hands when they enter and before they leave. Coaches are encouraged to wash hands between clients.
Coaches and clients are encouraged to spray & wipe equipment before and after each use, although surface transmission is not a major contributor to the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Clients and coaches are asked (even before COVID) to be aware of their symptoms and avoid coming to the gym when they are feeling less than well. Common COVID symptoms are shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, headaches, runny nose or congestion, fever, tiredness, and the ever-interesting symptom of new loss of taste &/or smell.
When seeking a mask that is bearable during workouts, look for one that will hold its shape well and isn’t too flimsy. For those masks that have the wire at the bridge of the nose, I find that creating a firm gap (versus having it fit against the bridge) is quite helpful to get cooler air inside.
If you are opposed to wearing a mask, ask your coach about scheduling you at one of the less busy times of day, or ask your coach what other options they have.
The intention of the masks is to prevent the moisture from your breath from being spread to others via the air. When we can stay apart from one another through social distancing and have the added layer of protection from the masks, we can reduce the likelihood of spreading the virus in the gym.
We take the situation seriously and are doing what we can to keep our visitors and ourselves safe! You might only be here an hour, but we are here all day. We are grateful for your cooperation!