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Gym Ready?

How many of you gym goers are over working out virtually, at home, or alone at your local park? If this is you, have you asked yourself this question…am I really ready? Are you ready to return to the familiar smell, site, and people that once was “the gym”? If you answered with a resounding YES, consider the following tips and safety practices. The CDC recommends cleaning surfaces frequently, including equipment and balls. Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Wear face coverings, keep a distance of 6 feet, and stay home if you feel sick. Consider the following risk categories when planning your workout.

Low Risk: Individual exercise time at home or with someone in a shared household.

Medium Risk: Individual exercise in public or with someone in a shared household. Individual exercise with non-household members physically distant.

High Risk: Group exercise with non-household members not physically distant in private or public.

weights being sanitizedWhen entering the facility, be vigilant and observe all cleaning practices from staff and other participants. Be advised some gyms may limit access to locker rooms, showers, and changing stalls, and only permit restroom use. If you choose to attend indoor group sessions, maintain as much distance as possible and open any available window to increase air circulation. Avoid using any equipment that cannot be sanitized such as resistance bands or weightlifting belts. Make the best of your gym experience by following these simple rules and have FUN!

For more information visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/personal-social-activities.html.