BayCare Fitness Centers Provide a Safe Workout Environment
Masks and Face Coverings
As COVID-19 cases continue to spread throughout the community, BayCare Fitness Centers have made masks mandatory for members and staff while they are working out. When members are doing strenuous exercise, they can lower their masks if a six-foot social distance can be maintained.
When members visit BayCare gyms, they are required to check in and out at the front desk each time. Members and staff also get their temperatures checked when they walk into the facilities.
Fitness Centers have spaced out equipment to ensure they are six feet apart. All members have to maintain social distancing from others when they are working out.
While cleaning has always been important at BayCare Fitness Centers, the system has enhanced cleaning procedures to make sure members are safe during their workouts. BayCare staff is being more diligent, cleaning all workout equipment throughout the day. Members also are being asked to clean their equipment before and after each use.
Fitness Centers have placed various sanitizing stations throughout each facility. Members also are asked to bring their own mats and bolsters as those items are harder to keep clean.
“It’s extremely important to go to gyms that have implemented safe practices,” said Dr. Anand. “Exercise in a safe and effective manner is key, and that’s what BayCare Fitness Centers offer for the community during these challenging times.”
Virtual Exercise Options
For members who may not be comfortable coming into the fitness centers at this time, BayCare offers various virtual workout options and classes where they can exercise from the comfort of their own home, said Zegarelli.
For more information, visit BayCareFitnessCenters.org.