Hemel Hempstead gym ready to welcome members back safely next week
Energie Fitness has made a number of changes as it prepares to welcome back members
A gym in Hemel Hempstead is ready to welcome back members with a number of safety measures in place.
Following government guidance indoor gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities can reopen from Saturday, July 25.
Energie Fitness, in Marlowes, is run by cousins Roberto Correa and Andres Pavia, and they are looking forward to welcoming back members in a safe manner.
As well as multiple sanitising stations around the gym, members will need to pre-book their session at the gym and there will be 2 metre markings around gym equipment.
Roberto said: "We are ready to re-open on July 25 and looking forward to welcoming customers back.
"Our head office has been very active and we have had lots of webinars about what we need to do and what we need to have in place, which we have then passed on to our staff, who have all been doing training on what will happen and how it will work.
"We have spread out all the equipment and there is 2 metres between each one.
"We have sanitising gel and wipes on every station and we will be asking people to sanitise the equipment before and after they use it.
"We have also increased our already strict daily cleaning regime to ensure highly touched surfaces are thoroughly cleaned multiple times throughout the day in order to be able to provide a safe environment for our members.
"We will limit the numbers of people every hour, there will be one hour slots.
"People will need to pre-book their session before they come so we can keep track of the numbers, but if you come down and there is space we will book you in and you can come in.
"The pre-booking is important to limit the amount of people in the gym, and also for us to be do track and trace.
"There will be no access to the showers or lockers but the toilets and sinks will be open for use.
"There will be more cleaning and our air conditioning equipment is in line with the government guidelines."
Andres said:"Our head office has been working with UK Active to help us implement these measures.
"We want to ensure that everyone is safe, that is our main priority.
"I'm sure our members will follow the guidelines we have in place, and we look forward to welcoming them back."
During lockdown the cousins helped keep their members active by moving the classes online.
They also did work out sessions on Facebook, Instagram and Zoom and posted healthy eating ideas on their social media channels.
Roberto added: "We will not be doing classes in the gym at the moment but the online classes and outdoor classes will continue.
"The outdoor classes are for five people and they are live-streamed on social media and zoom for our members to follow as well."