You are our family and we take your health and safety very seriously, and want to make sure you are comfortable coming back to GameChanger. That means we’re going above and beyond the CDC guidelines to make sure you & your loved ones stay safe.
Below, we’ve outlined our game plan that’ll help keep all of us healthy as we come out of the lockdown and start training together again.
Keep in mind that this is just the beginning. We’ll be constantly adding to our plan and we have even more strategies and upgrades coming in the near future. We’ll make sure to update you as they go into effect.
Check out what we have in place already:
HOW OUR STAFF IS KEEPING YOU SAFE
GC Pros Will Have Impeccable Hygiene Practices
We lead by example here, washing our hands before and after every session and using hand sanitizer before we touch any equipment.
GC Pros Will Have Limited Physical Contact With You
As much as we love hugs, high fives, fist bumps and hands on coaching, your safety is more important to us. We want to do everything within our power to create a safe and comfortable workout environment so you don’t have to worry. The coaches have been rehearsing and practicing coaching in the new environment for months. They have designated areas to stand in, move to, and coach from to maintain social distancing. The coaching you receive will be just as good, if not better, than you are used to!
ELEVATED CLEANING PROTOCOLS
We’ve always prided ourselves on having the cleanest fitness facility around and, to take that to the next level, we’ve consulted with a number of healthcare professionals to help us put the best and safest plan in place for you.
Based on that expert advice, here’s what we’re doing at GameChanger:
Electrostatic Disinfectant Spray
We’ve hired professionals to come in and spray every inch of our facility along with every piece of equipment. This new disinfectant sprays more evenly, gets hard-to-reach crevices, sticks to every surface it coats, and is proven to kill viruses like COVID-19.
Strictly Enforced Deep Cleaning Schedule
We’re dedicating 20 minutes between every session so our staff can sanitize, disinfect and kill germs on all high touch areas and equipment. All weight equipment, toilet seats, sinks, all doorknobs & handles, and cubbies will be sanitized and disinfected. The floors will be sanitized after each session, so you can feel comfortable not only with all of the equipment, but with the entirety of your workout space. We will have mats that will be sanitized after each session, and you are free to bring your own mat if that makes you feel even more comfortable.
Additional Hand Sanitizer & Wipe Stations
It’s incredibly important that our members have unlimited access to hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, so we’ve increased the number of stations for both throughout the facility. There will be disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer easily accessed throughout the facility, so you’ll never be more than a few feet away if you need to disinfect your hands or any equipment.
EPA Registered Products
Not all disinfectants are made equally and only certain products are recognized by the EPA as effective against COVID-19. All the products at GameChanger are registered by the EPA and capable of killing COVID-19 within 60 seconds of contact.
THE EXPERIENCE AT GAMECHANGER
Options to Train Online, In-Person, or Both!
Training online has been an amazing way for us to stay on top of our goals while ensuring we all adhere to government safety guidelines. When our in-person sessions resume, we’ll continue to offer our online sessions for those who prefer that. You can do one, the other, or both!
Your Very Own Equipment
During each session, you’ll have your own dedicated equipment that will not be shared with others. You can have confidence in knowing that you’re the only one who’s touched that equipment, and that it’s been properly disinfected and sanitized since the last time it was used. Your workout pod will have its own sanitizer bottle, disinfectant bottle, and a clean microfiber cloth so you’ll have everything you need in one place.
Our Social Distancing Protocol
To make sure we’re properly social distancing, floors will be marked to control the flow into and out of the facility, so you don’t have to worry about coming into close contact with other members. We’ll have workout spots marked 6+ feet apart so you can work out while socially distanced.
Fewer Members in the Facility At All Times
While other fitness studios rely on cramming tons of people into a small space, we do the opposite. With small group personal training there will only be one or two handful of members in the facility at any time so you don’t have to worry about being in an overcrowded space.
Stay Home If You’re Feeling Unwell
If you’re experiencing a cough, fever, or any other symptoms of COVID-19, we advise that you wait until you’ve been symptom- & fever-free for at least 3 days before returning to the gym. If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 or come into close contact with someone who has tested positive, we ask that you wait 14 days or until you test negative for COVID-19 before returning to the gym.
Follow Good Hygiene Practices
Before entering and upon exiting the facility, please wash your hands with soap & water or use hand sanitizer. Also, wipe down any & all equipment you’ve used during your workout, and refrain from sharing equipment with other members.
Practice Social Distancing
Maintain a safe distance from others while in the facility, whether it is on the gym floor or in the front desk area, by following our markers placed on the floors. Avoid gathering in the front desk area (you’re welcome to do so outside the facility). Arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before your scheduled workout to allow other members to safely leave. We also advise your children stay at home, so we can keep the number of members in the facility to 12 or less.
WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU!
Here are some rules we all need to follow:
We Love Your Kids
Unfortunately, they will have to stay at home so we can limit the number of people in the building. It will keep them safest, too.
Let’s Encourage & Celebrate Each Other, but Without Physical Contact, Allowing Everyone to Feel Safe & Comfortable
We love hugs, high fives and fist bumps but please refrain from that for now.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are We Open Right Now?
Yes, we are.
Currently, we’re offering small group personal training, private training, and virtual workouts.
What Happens When You Show Up For Your Workout?
Please arrive up to 10 minutes before your workout begins. This ensures that we have enough time from the previous session to sanitize the facility, and also gives us time for the check in process;
Upon entering, a staff member will take your temperature using a touch free thermometer, to ensure your temperature is under 100.4 degrees.
From there, you will answer a few simple questions so that we can ensure we do not let anyone in with COVID-19 symptoms, nor anyone who’s been knowingly exposed to COVID-19.
What if a Member Contracts COVID-19?
As our safety guidelines state, any member who tests positive for COVID-19, or has come into close contact with someone who’s tested positive, must wait 14 days until returning to the gym, or until he or she tests negative.
If a member tells us they test positive, we will everyone who was in the same session as them. Since everyone is at least 6 feet apart, not congregating, and wearing masks, fortunately there will be no immediate contact and the member would not have already been experiencing symptoms. We will also alert our professional cleaner to perform a deep sanitation of the facility.
Thankfully, we can reduce the risk of someone with COVID-19 from entering our building more than almost any businesses because of our check in process and limited member base. People only enter by appointment, they are always under our supervision, there’s only one or two handfuls of people in the building at any given time, everyone is wearing face coverings, doors are opened for increased ventilation, and surfaces are frequently cleaned. It is impossible for any business or facility to eliminate that risk completely.
Whenever you leave your home, there’s a possibility that somebody in the same place as you has COVID-19, whether that be the supermarket, pharmacy, a restaurant, etc. The difference at GameChanger is we control every aspect of our business.
Also, with our guidelines and training system, members will never have had “prolonged exposure” to someone, which the CDC describes as being within 6 feet of someone for at least 15 minutes.
With the measures we are taking, you can feel safer entering GameChanger than you would anywhere outside of your own home.
Is There an Air Purification System at GameChanger?
Yes, we have an air purification system at GameChanger.
We specifically use the iWaveAir purification system to help reduce the number of microbes and viral particles in the air of our facility.
To learn more about the IWaveAir, please click here.
Will You Have to Wear a Face Covering at the Gym?
As it currently stands, the state of New Jersey requires that all members of GameChanger wear a face covering at all times, including upon entering the facility as well as during the workouts.
No worries, we have your backs though. We’ll be offering a breathable, light face covering that’s made for working out in, that way you can workout while still staying safe.
Will You Have to Share Equipment?
No. During each session, you’ll have your own dedicated equipment that will not be shared with others.
You can have confidence in knowing that you’re the only one who’s touched that equipment, and that it’s been properly disinfected and sanitized since the last time it was used.
Your workout pod will have its own sanitizer bottle, disinfectant bottle, and a clean microfiber cloth so you’ll have everything you need in one place.
What Does Our Cleaning Protocol Look Like?
We’re dedicating 20 minutes between every session so our staff can sanitize, disinfect and kill germs on all high touch areas and equipment.
All weight equipment, toilet seats, sinks, all door knobs & handles, and cubbies will be sanitized and disinfected.
The floors will be sanitized after each session, so you can feel comfortable not only with all of the equipment, but with the entirety of your workout space.
We will have mats that will be sanitized after each session, and you are free to bring your own mat if that makes you feel even more comfortable.
How Are We Practicing Social Distancing?
To make sure we’re properly social distancing, floors will be marked to control the flow into and out of the facility, so you don’t have to worry about coming into close contact with other members.
We’ll have workout spots marked 6+ feet apart so you can workout while socially distanced.
What if a Staff Member Gets It?
Below is our current plan as of today. We are constantly reading the CDC’s guidelines and any updates they provide. As we receive more guidance from the local government, we will update our plan accordingly.
If a staff member tests positive for COVID-19, we will communicate that with all members the same day. We’ll shut down for a few days so that every staff member can get tested. We’ll reopen with coaches who’ve tested negative for COVID-19, and only after having sanitized the facility with a professional electrostatic disinfectant spray. We have a professional who performs an electrostatic disinfectant spray on a bi-weekly basis. He will come in for an immediate disinfection if we learn a sick member was in the facility. During the days that we are shutdown, we’ll run our sessions virtually so that you won’t have to miss any workouts.