One type of business that is looking to surge post-pandemic is the gym. Local gym re-openings are determined on a state-by-state, case-by-case basis. However, if your gym has is open now, and you plan on getting back into your exercise routine, there are a few things you should understand. Even though businesses are opening, the virus is still prevalent in our communities. Thus, if you're planning on pumping iron in public, it's still imperative to take the proper health and safety precautions.
- If it's your first reentry to a gym environment after the pandemic shutdown, get savvy on new protocols. Equipment should be spaced. A mask policy should be in place too.
- The gym should also have transparent procedures for keeping equipment germ-free between users.
- It does not hurt to be proactive and bring wipes and hand-sanitizer to clean any items you use. Avoid heavily peopled areas, like water fountains and wait lines.
“Additionally, those going back to the gym should consider going to gyms that have outdoor facilities for working out.”