For the past 32 years, Club Greenwood has been trusted to provide our members with an inspiring and safe environment to achieve your health and fitness goals. Never before have we been faced with a challenge as we are now, to fulfill this obligation. Hopefully, you have been reading our updates and are taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family.
We are continuing to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation through the CDC and recommend you do the same. Club Greenwood leadership has been meeting on a daily basis and the topic of canceling classes, programs and events, and/or closing the club has been debated. We are taking into account the information provided by the World Health Organization, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the CDC, and a number of other credible agencies. In addition please know we are hearing the feedback and concerns you are sending to us.
In the end, we are asking for your assistance in helping us do even more to decrease the spread of the disease including social distancing initiatives:
DO NOT come to the club if you feel ill, are sick or have any symptoms related to COVID-19
Heed the warnings as directed by the CDC if you are an older adult and/or at risk due to chronic medical conditions and do not come to the club
Manage stress and anxiety by taking care of your body. Stretch, meditate, eat well-balanced meals, exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE FROM CDPHE:
Anyone who has been in Eagle, Summit, Pitkin, or Gunnison counties in the past week should minimize all contact with other people, whether or not they are experiencing symptoms. DO NOT COME TO THE CLUB
One best practice to protect yourself is to avoid close contact. You can do this by selecting a piece of cardiovascular equipment that is one piece away from another member, by sitting further apart when conversing over coffee, avoid shaking hands, high-fiving and touching one another, maintain a distance of 6’ between you and other members when using the weight room and locker rooms, and even though we love seeing you in the club, you can always choose an outdoor activity in the beautiful Colorado scenery.
Effective Monday, March 16 we will no longer allow guests in the clubuntil further notice. We want to keep ample space available for our members. Exceptions include swim and golf lessons, kid programs and Hardwood Evolution training. Only Hardwood Evolution participants allowed, no non-member parents.
We have been working with Les Mills (same company providing our in-club Virtual classes) to offer you an in-home workout option for members who need to or prefer to stay home. This week you will receive a link to 95 digital workouts, available free of charge for the next two months.
We are also employing our training staff to create in-home workouts available to members later this week. There will be workouts with and without functional accessories to give you a variety of options.
Effective Monday, March 16, we will enforce capacity limits in group fitness classes based on creating 6’ between members using the square footage of the room. Cycling classes will be limited to 30 riders to assure an empty bike between each rider. Reformer classes will be limited to four participants and Barre classes will be limited to eight participants to allow the 6’ spacing. Each studio has the capacity listed on the doors.
All upcoming tennis club mixers and socials will be cancelled and observation deck gatherings will be discouraged. League play will continue without social gatherings.
Currently, there is no scientific literature about saunas, steam rooms and COVID-19; there is some evidence about heat inactivation and the virus at temperatures above 78.8 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperatures of each area is well above 78.8 degrees Fahrenheit and we disinfect both areas nightly, but strongly encourage you to take personal responsibility if electing to use these areas of the club, sit 6’ from one another and shower immediately after use.
Some good news, the CDC guidance on pools and whirlpools seems to be clear – no evidence of COVID-19 spreading to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine or bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.
Lastly, we have been contacted by the Tri County Health Department in regards to our Camp Greenwood program as it is a licensed camp. They are encouraging child care settings to apply the closure criteria outlined in their guidelines and not proactively close as this creates a number of secondary concerns. We have been instructed to continue our regular cleaning/disinfecting, add deep cleaning/disinfecting. In addition we will be using the BioSafe Biological Cold Fogging in Kids’ Club and YAC beginning Monday evening.
Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in following the new initiatives listed above and for adhering to the CDC recommended guidelines. Together, our Greenwood family will get through this and we will all be smarter and participate in even better healthy practices moving forward!