Gold's opens Friday with sanitizing, distancing protocols

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Gold’s Gym will reopen Friday in Greer with new sanitation and distancing protocols.

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Gold’s Gym will reopen Friday in Greer with new sanitation and distancing protocols.



Gold’s Gym will reopen Friday in Greer with new sanitation and distancing protocols.

The fitness facility has been closed for two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down gyms and fitness centers.

The company-owned gym, at 1207 W. Wade Hampton, Blvd.,

“The health and safety of our team members and members has always been our top priority and it’s never been more important. While South Carolina began allowing gyms to reopen on May 18, we made the proactive decision not to reopen our Greer location until May 22 for the safety and comfort of our members and team members upon returning to the gyms,” said Adam Zeitsiff, Gold’s Gym president and CEO.

“We have been deep cleaning and preparing for reopening since our gyms temporarily closed, and we want to be sure to get the playbook right for the temporary new normal inside of our gyms which will include operating at a 20 percent capacity limit per state guidelines. Because exercise is a key element of staying healthy, we are eager to reopen our doors and serve our members again,” said Zeitsiff.

The gym will reopen with modified hours:

Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

• An “intermission” will occur daily from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. to restock all cleaning supplies and conduct a full gym cleaning. Members in the gym will be able to finish their workouts, but no other members may enter and check in during this time.

New procedures in place to protect the health and safety of team members and members include:

• New Code of Conduct requiring those using the gym to abide by the enhanced Gold’s Gym cleaning standards and practice safe physical distancing while using the gym

• Required masks and gloves for all team members

• Touchless scan for no-contact member check-in

• Safety signage and reminders throughout the gym

• Staggered cardio and strength machines that are in operation by at least 6 feet to promote physical distancing

Additional enhanced cleanliness protocols at the Greer gym will include:

• Zone cleanings throughout each day in all areas of the gym, including all high touch surfaces, door handles, railings and common areas

• Required equipment wipe-down by members after each use with the medical-grade cleaners provided

• Additional cleaning supply stations with medical-grade wipes, spray bottles and hand sanitizer across the gym

• Professional third-party, after-hours cleaning including electrostatic commercial spraying for deep sanitization

• Prohibited operation and use of water fountains as additional safety measure

• No cash: card on file only

Upon reopening, members will have access to cardio machines, free weights, strength machines and stretching areas.

Some amenities and fitness offerings will remain temporarily closed, including:

Group exercise and Gold’s Studio classes, Kid’s Club, pool, spa and saunas/steam rooms, showers (bathrooms and lockers will still be accessible).

These amenities and offerings will be phased in as appropriate. Due to capacity restrictions, guest passes and free passes will not be accepted during this first phase of reopening.



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