2020 and now 2021 has been a challenging one for sure, but things are beginning to look up since the UK’s vaccine rollout is going well and we’ll be re-opening again on the 27th of April (hopefully permanently).
We are hugely grateful to our loyal students for continuing to train with us online. This change of delivery was even more successful than we expected, delivering over several thousand hours of 1-2-1 coaching. It was so successful that we are continuing to innovate and deliver online to some of our students still when requested.
When we got word that gyms and leisure facilities were allowed to reopen once again, we were ecstatic. Like the last time in September 2020 there was a lot to get done in a short space of time.
Although we’ve been through this before, the days leading up to reopening was full on cleaning mode. All of our equipment, utilities, mats and floors were cleaned thoroughly. All equipment and mats were wiped with anti-bacterial wipes/spray and then steam cleaned.
I can confidently say that the gym has never been so clean, and we’ve always pride ourselves on having a clean gym.
Keeping a Covid Safe gym
We want to keep the gym clean and our students feeling safe going forward. All of our trainers will be wearing face masks or a face guard, and will be doing regular cleaning throughout the day. Equipment and mats after use. Frequently used touch points will also be cleaned throughout the day.
The roof windows, front and back doors are left open throughout the day to increase ventilation. We also have an air quality monitor so that we can keep an eye on CO2 levels. Air quality is unlikely to be an issue as there is never more than 4 students training at any one time.
Students and coaches are not required to wear face coverings during sessions. This is down to personal choice. However, they must be worn when entering / leaving and moving about the gym (for example, going to the toilet).
While training students, coaches maintain social distance whenever possible. In instances where this isn’t possible, e.g. boxing / sparring, relevant PPE (face covering / visor) is worn as a precaution.
Showering after a session is discouraged at the moment, in line with Government advice. When clients absolutely need to have a shower they must use their on sanitary products, although we do have shampoo and shower gel on hand to be used in an emergency.
We’re all in this together
As a gym, we believe we are doing our bit to keep Covid safe. We also encourage our students to do the same by encouraging regular hand washing, social distancing and cleaning any equipment that they are using before or after their session.
They have also been regularly reminded that they must be follow Government advice if they are showing any symptoms and self-isolate, get tested and let us know so that we can assist with track and trace.
Our students have been awesome so far, and I have no doubt that they are all doing everything that they can to keep us all safe during this unprecedented time.
With enquiries on the rise and an influx of new students it makes us feel confident that people are ready for things to get back to normal and begin their fitness journey with us.
If you’re looking to begin your fitness journey, get in touch and we’ll show you how to fall in love with fitness.
Until next time,
“Strength for Life”
Davie McConnachie is Scotland’s leading health and wellness coach, multi-award-winning gym owner, motivational speaker, and the founder of DMC Fitness, a fitness education facility known as the premier choice for 1-2-1 personal training. He has inspired thousands of people to fall in love with fitness – his true mission in life.
In his own fitness journey, Davie has athletically competed in Mixed Martial Arts fighting for Scottish and British titles, boxed for Scotland’s top amateur boxing team, and competed internationally in Girevoy (kettlebell) Sport.
Diving into the world of sports and wellness has helped Davie to deal with his own inner demons. He. overcame many dark times using his own unique method to complete his cycle of H.E.A.L.I.N.G.