COVID -19 UPDATE FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS MEMBERS:
Ingrebourne Golf & Country Club
COVID-19: HEALTH AND FITNESS FACILITIES
I am pleased to announce that we will be re-opening our Health and Fitness Facilities from Friday 31st July.
This is great news and we are excited about welcoming back our Health Club members.
As I am sure you will understand, there is a “ New Normal” with how we now live our lives during the current Covid-19 pandemic and this means we have made changes to our Health and Fitness offering to ensure that we create a SAFE AND ENJOYABLE environment for our Members to workout in.
Keeping Everybody Safe
Following government guidelines and completing an extensive risk assessment, we have created “Safe Working Practices” for all our Health and Fitness facilities. The key points are as follows:
- One-way entrances/exits and corridors throughout the building
- Extensive cleaning schedule including additional sanitiser stations and cleaning materials
- Flexible pre booking system for the Gym and studios to ensure no overcrowding and social distancing is maintained
- Gym equipment spaced out to maintain social distancing
- Studio class numbers managed to ensure social distancing
- Fresh air circulation system in use throughout the Clubhouse
- Temperature checks for staff, studio instructors and members
- All rooms and equipment deep cleaned prior to opening
All the gym equipment that will be in use are positioned to ensure that members are socially distanced. We have been able to retain 65% of our normal gym equipment and workstations and will continue to offer a wide variety of cardio, free weight and resistance equipment.
To ensure that we do not overcrowd the gym we are implementing a booking system. This will allow 7 members to book entry into the gym every 15 minutes. We are also asking members not to use the gym for longer than 1 hour. This will mean that we will have a maximum of 28 people on the gym floor at any one time.
As a point of reference, the busiest we have ever been on the gym floor is 34 people at one time.
Our Gym team of Rhys, Jade and Callum will be on hand to assist members as usual and will be taking members temperature on entry, monitoring social distancing, equipment cleaning and the time members spend in the gym. They will be able to offer gym inductions and programmes which can all be pre booked.
We will also be continuing with our Gym Challenges which have been really well supported during the lockdown
Our new studio timetable is now available as a PDF click here to download.
We are really pleased with our class timetable and look forward to welcoming back our team of studio instructors. Many of the team have kept us all motivated over recent months with multiple workouts they have posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages. I would like to say a big thank you to them all!
Class sizes have been reduced so that we can maintain social distancing. With our most popular classes we have reduced the class times to 30 minutes but have “doubled up” and are running two classes back to back to create more availability. We would politely ask that you do not book these classes back to back to allow more members to attend.
Due to social distancing, we are not able to offer Boxhitt or Circuit Training currently. This will be reviewed as we move forward.
We are fortunate to have such a large space to expand our holistic classes into, so we have not needed to reduce the class sizes.
As always we will be monitoring our class timetable and will review and make changes as necessary.
Studio instructors will be taking members temperatures prior to classes
Ventilation and cooling of the gym and studios
As we are a new building we are fortunate to benefit from a state of the art air handling system. This means we are able to bring in fresh air to all areas and replace the air within each room up to 5 times per hour. We are also able to cool the rooms to enable you to work out in a safe and comfortable environment.
Locker Rooms, Showers, Steam and Sauna Areas
Following government recommendations, initially we will not be opening our locker rooms, showers and steam room sauna area. This will be reviewed as we move forward, and as the guidelines are updated.
Online bookings and membership cards
Prior to the lock down we had moved over to a new membership and online booking system for classes called “Elite Live”. All members were sent an email which enabled you to register and set up your online bookings and download the Elite Live App.
If you have not registered for online bookings please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will re-send you the Elite Live registration email. Please read through carefully the procedure to register.
Please also be aware that you will need to use the online Elite Live booking system to book for the gym as well as studio classes
As part of the move to the new membership system we have issued members with new cards. It is essential that you have your new card to enable you to pass the entry gates into the Health and Fitness facilities. If you have not collected your new card, please come up to the Club prior to Friday 31st and the reception team will issue this for you
We plan for gym and class bookings to live from 6.30am on Monday 27th July
Food and Beverage
At present we have not re opened our indoor food and beverage facilities. This will be reviewed as we move forward. We are serving our new “Patio Menu” to our outside dining areas. Food and beverage can be ordered from the Club reception and your food will be delivered to your table. In the coming days we will be launching a food ordering App which will be part of the Elite Live App used for bookings.
Patio menu food service times: Wed to Fri 10am to 6pm/ Weekends 8am to 4pm
Our Expectations of Members
- Do not come to the Club if you are experiencing any of the Covid-19 symptoms
- Adhere to the Club Covid-19 Club Safety Rules
- Maintaining Social distancing always
- Cleaning all equipment used before and after use using sanitiser and disposable wipes provided
- Arrive in your gym kit ready to work out and “travel light”
- Bring your own matts for relevant classes
- Keep your workout in the gym to 1-hour max
- Wash and sanitise your hands regularly when using the Clubs facilities
The 1st July is when we review our membership fees and traditionally there would be an increase. I am pleased to announce that H&F membership fees are not being increased at this time.
Health and Fitness Members who paid their March direct debit are also owed a credit from when the Club closed on the 21st March. This credit will be deducted from the September direct debit payment.
Membership direct debit payments will resume from 5th August.
Club opening times
Mon to Fri- 6am to 10pm
Weekends- 7am to 8pm
I hope you can see that we have been extremely diligent in ensuring that we have a SAFE AND ENJOYABLE environment for you to come back to, but it is up to ALL OF US to follow the rules and do all we can to keep ourselves and others safe.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Club