Upgrade Your Fitness Studio’s Safety and Cleaning Strategy
Are you ready to reopen your fitness studio? As businesses get set to reopen, sanitization and hygiene should be your top priority. People might be hesitant to rush back into public spaces, so adopt a system and follow the new rules to ensure the comfort, safety and health of your clients and staff.
Upgrade your safety and cleaning strategy and get your team on the same page! Hold a staff meeting to go through your new procedures, explain your choices and make them aware of their new responsibilities. Review all changes and be clear about how you’ll execute your plan so they can communicate clearly with your clients. For example, stress how important it is that clients clean the machinery after each use, and that it’s your team’s job to make sure that gets done. Making your team part of the process and setting clear boundaries will set your business up for success.
Once your studio reopens, welcome your members back with extra precautions and peace of mind! We’ll get you started on your way with the steps you need to reopen responsibly:
Upgrade your cleaning schedule
Even if you were hyper-vigilant about cleanliness in the past, there’s a new standard now! Put together a strict cleaning schedule and adjust your studio hours to reflect the time you need to follow the extra precautions. Include the following measures for maximum effect:
- Clean everything regularly: the front desk area, handrails, doorknobs and all other surfaces
- Disinfect equipment throughout the day (preferably after each use)
- Have instructors disinfect bikes, mats and equipment after each class
- Complete a deep clean at end of each day (schedule staff accordingly)
- In warmer weather, open doors and windows for more fresh air and increased ventilation
Stock equipment for sanitizing
Along with the studio and equipment, people will also be concerned about controlling their own hygiene and doing what they can to stay safe while they’re in the studio. Set up stations to make it easy! Your clients will be reassured when they see that they can easily practice heightened hygiene, so include the following items for people to feel comfortable and safe:
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfecting wipes
- Garbage cans nearby for easy and touchless disposal
Keep your staff on alert to fill stations as supplies get low, so it’s always available when clients need it. Provide the resources your members need to take control of their own hygiene and safety while they’re in your care and as a result you’ll see them visit more often.
Make prevention a priority
Keep your clients informed of the new protocols you have in place! Put up prevention posters around the studio to make sure clients know how to be safe around others. Use as many resources as you can to clearly communicate the potential risks and the procedures clients need to follow. Show your clients that you’ve done the research and be clear with your messaging. As long as everyone follows the rules, your studio will stay a safe place to visit.
Post the rules throughout the studio and on your website to increase awareness and ensure the safety and health of your clients. The more attention you bring to your new cleaning protocol, the better your business will fare in getting your clients to come back.
Take as many precautions as you can! Here are some additional prevention tips to promote in your studio:
- Handwashing with soap and water is required for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your face whenever possible
- Clients should not workout if feeling unwell
- Staff should not come to work if feeling unwell
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has been sick
- Do not allow groups to congregate in small areas before or after class
- Limit interaction by having clients wait outside or in their cars before class and wait for the previous class to exit to before anyone new enters the studio
Keep everyone healthy
If you had high expectations of cleanliness before, the bar has been set even higher! Adopt strict cleaning practices and review them with your staff to stay consistent and vigilant. Don’t cut corners either! Be clear in outlining their responsibilities so they know what they need to practice, look for and enforce.
Follow our cleaning guide to successfully reopen! This new norm is an adjustment for everyone, but we’ll get through it together by setting the rules, following and implementing these precautions so your members can visit your studio knowing you will keep them safe.
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