Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness open, with safety precautions

alex brown

This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author’s own. In this time of COVID-19, so many once-regular activities have become question marks, like working out at a gym or fitness center. After several months of a shutdown due to the pandemic, Edward-Elmhurst Health […]

This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

In this time of COVID-19, so many once-regular activities have become question marks, like working out at a gym or fitness center.

As long as COVID-19 is a health threat, measures will be in place to keep members safe.

Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness Centers follow these COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Face covering is required. Masks must be worn throughout the facility. They can be removed during heavy exertion of exercise, but must be immediately put on when finished.
  • Must maintain 6 feet of social distance
  • Capacity at both sites is limited to 50%
  • Temperature checks and COVID-19 screening at entrances
  • Members only — no guests
  • Increased sanitization and cleaning per CDC/IDPH guidelines
  • Members must disinfect equipment before and after using
  • Members are encouraged to come dressed to workout
  • Touchless check-in at service desks
  • HVAC system has been adjusted for best practices

Pools have reopened for lap swimming and aqua fitness classes but reservations for lap swimming are not available — first come is first served.

Aerobics and spin classes have modified schedules with a smaller number of people per class. The basketball court is open for solo play only, and racquetball and pickleball are singles play only.

There are still areas of the Fitness Centers that are closed, including childcare areas, sauna/steam room/whirlpools, lounges, water fountains and vending machines.

It is possible to get a safe workout at the gym during COVID-19. Following the protocols will help keep everyone safe.

For updates on COVID-19, check EEHealth.org/coronavirus.

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