NOV 8 – **NEW GYM COVID RESTRICTIONS UPDATE**

We are happy to announce that the gym will be open for business on Tuesday November 10. (Closed Monday November 9 for deep clean and reorganization) A home workout will be provided via SugarWOD to keep everyone moving and healthy for Monday.

Based on the new restrictions and information placed on gyms by our Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, we have made immediate changes to our safety measures and protocols (See Below).

In the meantime, Dr. Bonny Henry stated that “fitness centres that cater to individuals, where physical distancing can be maintained, can remain open.” Therefore, we will be offering Open Gym sessions until we receive more information from our Health Authority (our application will be submitted ASAP for approval). These changes are hopefully temporary as the Covid situation continues to be assessed over the next few weeks.

During our Open Gym sessions, a coach will be present for assistance and supervision, but will not be running an official class. The warm up and workout of the day will be programmed along with optional accessory work. You will be responsible for warming up on your own for your workout and managing your time.

PROCEDURES/PROTOCOLS :
-Classes must be reserved in advance as usual with our standard 8 hour window cutoff.
-A maximum 8 people per session will be allowed (to be reevaluated after the two week period)
-Each training time slot will be 45 minutes, so please manage your time accordingly.
-NO lingering inside the gym after your session, please exit the premises in a timely manner to allow for cleaning and transitions
-Please arrive 10 minutes early, and wait outside or in the lounge until the coach allows you in
-Staff will ask whether you have any COVID-19 symptoms or if you have been near anyone that does
-You MUST wear your mask upon entry and exit of the gym, and anytime you leave your workout station
-Sanitize your hands upon entering and exiting the gym.
-Staff will assign you to a station
-All workouts to be conducted inside your assigned station; all equipment will be available at your station (if you need to exchange or obtain another piece of equipment, the coach will assist you to do that)
-All personal belongings must be kept with you at all times
-You are NOT permitted to crossover or travel outside your station.
-Bring your own chalk and any workout accessories you require
-Bring a FILLED water bottle to the gym
-Keep your shirts on at all times, NO TAKING clothes off during a workout

We will offer the following Open Gym sessions :
Weekdays – 6:30 am, 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am
Sunday – 10:00 am, 11:00 am

We are fortunate that our gym can remain open and we will continue to be in contact with Vancouver Coastal Health to ensure our interpretation of the latest order is accurate and update our community as needed. We are confident that we will overcome another challenge as we have done over the past 5-6 months. Overdrive has been a safe facility as we have had NO exposures or Covid risks at all.

Again, if you have any cold or flu symptoms, or have come in contact with anyone who has a positive COVID test, report this to us and STAY HOME!

Thank you for your understanding and support. We will continue to work hard and provide our Overdrive community with the safest and best facility to train in for optimal physical and mental health!

If you have any questions or concerns please let us know.

Coach M