What We Are Doing To Keep You Safe
We know how important exercise is to boosting your immunity, reducing stress, and keeping you healthy and strong - and we are committed to providing you with the a safe and rewarding experience every time you walk through our doors. Here's what we are doing to keep you safe:
Providing a Clean Environment
The Arena Club has always valued cleanliness, and we have taken pride in providing our community with a clean, safe, and healthy facility to enjoy. In these uncertain times, we know that cleanliness and your safety is even more a priority than ever before. We have implemented several enhanced measures that are now setting the standard in the fitness industry for cleanliness - to go over and above to welcome you back to exercise in a healthy, safe, and fun environment.
State-Of-The-Art Air Sanitization with AirPHX
The Arena Club took swift action upon our initial closure in March to secure airPHX units - a state-of-the-art air sanitizing system that works 24/7 to eliminate pathogens and viruses (including coronavirus) from the air and surfaces. Now on incredible backorder and nearly impossible to get, The Arena Club is the only health club in the region to have this sanitization technology.
AirPHX patented technology uses atmospheric cold plasma to change a small percentage of the oxygen molecules in the air into a unique spectrum of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that kill bacteria, viruses, and mold. First, airborne pathogens are destroyed as air circulates through the unit. Then, air containing oxidizing molecules circulate in the space and organisms are eliminated in the air and surfaces throughout the room. AirPHX is 100% organic and harmless to humans and offers continuous infection control in spaces up to 100,000-150,000 cubic feet. Deployment of airPHX technology in U.S. hospitals has resulted in 95% reductions in airborne and surfaces organisms in active patient environments, including clinical data supporting dramatic reductions in healthcare-associated infections.
Every evening, we employ the use of electrostatic sprayers to increase the level of disinfection throughout the club. Traditional disinfection methods can leave a large percentage of surfaces untouched. However, when electrostatics are used in place of - or in addition to - wipes, trigger sprayers, or mops, three times the coverage of a traditional spray bottle can be achieved. Positively charged disinfectant droplets magnetically attract and wrap around target surfaces, eliminating virtually all infectious fungi, viral particles, and bacteria from every surface.
Buckeye E23 Neutral Disinfectant
The cleaning solution we use is a multi-purpose, neutral pH, broad-spectrum germicidal detergent designed for use in hospital, healthcare and industrial settings. It is EPA approved as effective for killing viruses and features a 1-minute kill time for the coronavirus.
Additional Sanitizing Stations
The disinfecting are hospital-grade - killing 99% of bacteria and viruses in 15 seconds. Additional sanitizing stations with wipes and hand sanitizers have been placed in more locations throughout the facility.
The Arena Club team is performing additional cleanings throughout the day, placing extra focus on high-frequency touch points on equipment and other areas of the building such as door handles, railings, and furniture. We also maintain an outside clean team that has elevated their services throughout the day and provide additional cleaning services in the after-hours/overnight shifts to ensure each day opens with a sanitized facility.
Member & Staff Pledge
We have asked our members to and staff to commit to being a responsible and courteous Arena Club family member by signing a pledge - to stay home if feeling ill or have been exposed to the virus; to wipe down and clean equipment before and after use; to regularly sanitize hands; and to take other actions to help keep everyone safe. We are also conducting staff temperature checks and screenings prior to shifts to uphold our pledge to our members.
Our front desk area has been reconfigured to allow one-way entrance and one-way exit. Plexiglass partitions have been installed at our check-in stations to protect you and our staff as you enter the club.
Every other machine in our cardio area has been placed out of use for safe spacing. Fortunately we have a lot of equipment - so you will still find all of your favorite cardio machines still available. Machines are also staggered so that you can exercise with no one immediately next to you or across from you.
In addition to our expansive strength area, we have installed additional strength equipment on our sport court to allow for additional spacing. Our circuit area is limited to two people in the circuit at any one time.
Group Fitness Classes
One of the best benefits of The Arena Club is that we have a lot of square footage! Our group fitness classes have been moved to our sports court which offers plenty of space to spread out. Our friendly instructors will help ensure that you are comfortable and have enough space around you.
What You Can Do To Keep Yourself And Others Safe
Wear A Mask
Masks must be worn in the building at all times except when you are actively engaging in vigorous cardio exercise and are at least 6' away from another individual, taking a group exercise class, actively lifting weights, swimming in the pools, or actively hydrating. For more information about our mask policy, click here.
Wipe Down Equipment Pre & Post Workout
Hospital grade sanitation wipes and spray sanitizers are located throughout the fitness floor and other areas of our building. For your best protection, you should clean your equipment before and after you use it.
Remember to wash/sanitize your hands for at least 20 seconds.
Adhere To Social Distancing Guidelines
Respect members’ and employees’ safety by adhering to social distancing of a minimum 6ft or more.
Stay Home if If You Are Ill
If you are feeling ill, have had a fever of higher than 100 degrees within the last three days, or have displayed any symptoms of illness stay home and take care of yourself!
Health Clubs Are Safe
How safe are health clubs? Let's take a look at some data.The Arena Club, along with 2,877 other health clubs across the country, participated in a survey conducted by MXM/Medallia (a professional Member Experience data company for the Fitness/Wellness industry) to determine how many COVID-19 cases are traced to health clubs. A case means that someone who has been in a club was identified to have COVID-19 through club screening, self-reporting, or Health Department reporting. It does not mean that the virus was contracted in the club itself.
Together, the clubs reached over 49.4 million check-ins from members since reopening. As of August 19, 2020 there have been only 1,155 cases of COVID-19 in clubs across the entire country, which is a ratio of 42,731 : 1, or .002% positivity rate - which is statistically irrelevant!
There is no industry evidence to show that COVID-19 is being spread in health clubs and even more importantly, there is no government data shows that health clubs are contributing to the spread of COVID-19.