As We Get Ready to Re-Open

We hope that you are safe and well and we can’t wait to see you back in the clubs having fun and getting fit!

As we approach the end of Phase 2, we wanted to provide you with an update on our reopening plans and what we’ve been doing to get ready to welcome you all back in the coming weeks. Since we closed our doors in March we have been hard at work deep cleaning & disinfecting our clubs, increasing the amount of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipe stations around the club and creating new guidelines within the clubs to keep everyone safe while you work out. Your safety and wellbeing are our highest priorities!

In accordance with Governor Baker’s guidance, we are planning to reopen as part of Phase 3, which is currently scheduled to begin on July 6th. We will, of course, follow all federal, state and local guidelines to keep everyone safe while working out. In addition, we have implemented certain protocols to limit occupancy, enhance hygiene and increase social/physical distancing. To maintain these, we will also need your help and are updating some of our policies to set clear expectations for everyone and an FAQ, which we hope will answer most of your questions.

Member Policies

1 HEALTH

I confirm I do not have any symptoms related to and have not been knowingly exposed to COVID-19 and have not had contact with a person who has or is suspected of having COVID-19. If the above status changes, I agree not to visit the club until I have been cleared for a minimum of 14 days.

2 FACE COVERING

I agree to wear a face covering when entering the club, in common spaces and any place where appropriate physical distancing cannot be maintained. I agree to comply with all local regulations related to wearing a face covering while exercising indoors.

3 PHYSICAL & SOCIAL DISTANCING

I will use best efforts to keep 6 feet between myself and other members or staff while in the club and follow staff recommendations for maintaining safe distances. I agree to follow any posted requirements regarding club flow, restricted areas, equipment and room capacities.

4 DISINFECTING

I agree to disinfect all equipment before and after use. I agree to sanitize my hands upon entering the club and keep my hands washed/sanitized while at the club.

5 ONLINE RESERVATIONS

I agree to make online reservations in advance for my club visits, personal training sessions and classes. I will adhere to the start and end time for these visits.

FAQ’s

Cleaning and Sanitizing

While we have always prioritized cleanliness, we have used the time of our temporary closure to source advanced hospital–grade cleaners, disinfectants and equipment and train our teams in the proper usage. All staff will continually clean and disinfect high touch areas, equipment, etc. throughout the day while in the club.  The club will be disinfected twice daily (we will close in the middle of the day for an hour and then again when we close at night). All disinfecting products are medical–grade and are shown effective in EPA listings related to COVID and other viruses.  We have also purchased electrostatic sprayers to disinfect some of the harder to reach places and equipment. We ask that all members disinfect equipment before and after each use. Staff will be available to help and educate members on proper disinfection. We are also providing extra sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer throughout the gym, group exercise rooms and locker rooms.
Once we introduce classes back into the gyms, our staff will be disinfecting all group fitness equipment between each class to ensure your safety.  We will be requiring all members to sign up for classes in advance and will be scheduling a minimum 30-minute gap between classes to give ample time to disinfect.
We have sourced a large quantity of 70% and 80% Alcohol based hand sanitizer above and beyond the CDC’s guidelines of 60%.  Members and Staff will be required to use sanitizer dispensers when entering the club and throughout the day.
Members are asked to disinfect equipment before and after each use with our supplied disinfectant wipes.  Our wipes are EPA approved and a proven “one step” disinfectant cleaner against bacteria and viruses.  Please allow appropriate dry time for the disinfecting process to take place.

Operations

To ensure the safest possible environment for our members and staff, we will be limiting club hours upon initial reopening. We will be closing during each day for 1 hour to fully disinfect each club. Our temporary hours for each club is listed below:

Brookline

Monday-Friday: 6:30AM – 1PM & 2PM – 8PM
Saturday: 7AM – 12PM & 1PM – 6PM
Sunday: 8AM – 1PM

Kendall Sq.

Monday-Friday: 6:30AM – 1PM & 2PM – 8PM
Saturday: 7AM – 12PM & 1PM – 6PM
Sunday: 8AM – 1PM

Longwood

Monday-Friday: 6:30AM – 1PM & 2PM – 8PM
Saturday: 7AM – 12PM & 1PM – 6PM
Sunday: Closed
Yes. We will be asking each arriving member or client a few Covid related questions as well as taking the temperature of each person entering with a thermal thermometer, to make sure that it falls within the CDC guidelines before letting anyone check-in and workout.
Members must wear a face covering when entering the club, in common areas and any place where appropriate physical distancing cannot be maintained.  We are awaiting guidance from local officials on whether coverings will be required or recommended, while exercising in a gym with appropriate physical distancing measures in place. Please arrive with your face covering and please plan to comply with local and state guidelines which may require you to bring and wear your own covering while in certain areas of the gym. All Bodyscapes Fitness staff will be required to wear a face covering and gloves for yours and their safety.
We ask all members to maintain a minimum of 6 feet between themselves and others in the club. We have implemented procedures to help ensure these guidelines are adhered to including capacity limits, signage, equipment closures and staff to help monitor this.
We will be limiting the number of members in the club at any given time. We will adhere to any local and state guidelines as they are available. We ask that all members book a time on our website or through our app before showing up. Please do not arrive before your specified workout time and please make sure you end your workout by the end of your time slot.
All showers, sauna and group exercise classes (on site) will not be available when we initially open. We will not provide sweat towels or bath towels. Please bring your own towel.
Yes. You will be able to use the locker rooms to store belongings and change but all showers are closed. Please disinfect and wipe down the handle, lock and the interior of the locker before and after use. There will be a limit to the number of people allowed at one time in the locker rooms, please adhere to this. We recommend that if you do not have to use a locker to please don’t as it will help with social distancing.
Babysitting will remain closed until further notice.
Yes. Personal Training will be available by appointment only as it is always. Your trainer will be physical distanced from you as they put you through a great workout. Any equipment that you will use will have been disinfected before your session and you will be expected to retrieve all the equipment that will be used during the sessions or on an agreed-upon approach to make sure you and your trainer are safe. If you want to start back up or continue with Virtual training this will also be available.
We will not offer in person classes initially when we re-open. When we do introduce classes, we will enforce physical distancing of 10 feet in our classes and all equipment will be disinfected between classes with a minimum of 30 minutes between classes. We will require signups in advanced for all classes. There will be no drop-ins allowed. We will continue to offer virtual classes when we reopen and will be introducing a more robust schedule when we do reopen. All classes will require signups in advance of the class.
Class capacity will be limited to ensure appropriate physical distancing when we do reintroduce them in the gyms.  We will ask each member to stay in their designated workout area during the class to ensure safe environment.
Yes. Reservations are required and can be made on our website or app.
Water fountains will be closed at this point. Bottle filling stations on them will be available. Water coolers will also be available to fill bottles, but paper cups will not be available at this time. We recommend you bring your own water with you or purchase one at the front desk.
All fans in the club will be disconnected.
We are changing all filters before reopening and have increased outside airflow where we can.
Yes. We will close and completely clean and disinfect the club early each afternoon. The first afternoon time slot of gym time and when classes are offered, will be reserved for members who are considered high risk.

Membership Billing

Bodyscapes will unfreeze all memberships and resume normal billing when we reopen.
Yes. We realize that the pandemic has created unforeseen circumstances for many people, so we want to make sure that you know you can freeze your account for no cost for up to three months after our re-opening and you can always unfreeze at any time you feel comfortable to come back in.
We are scheduled as a Phase 3 opening and are targeting July 6th to be able to re-open. We will adhere to all local and state guidelines and will notify you via email when we will be re-opening.