The gyms of New York State were originally led to believe they would be able to open at some capacity during Phase 4 of Governor Andrew Cuomo's reopening plan. However when we reached Phase 4 on July 1st, 2020 the plan had changed. So now a group of gym and fitness center owners from across New York have teamed up to form the NYS Fitness Alliance in an attempt to set guidelines and protocols for gyms and fitness
centers to safely resume business operations. The hope is that once the governor sees the guidelines he'll realize the gyms are prepared and should be allowed to open.

The NYS Fitness Alliance has a detailed set of guidelines and protocols that includes extra training and screening for employees, Contact tracing, Locker room and water fountain restrictions and guidelines centered around making various amenities safer.

Guidelines for members include:

Members must wear facial coverings when not engaged in exercise provided that the
member is over the age of two and medically able to tolerate one

Proper social distancing guidelines of six-feet must be observed by members at all times, if social distancing is not possible members must wear facial coverings

Members must sanitize their hands upon entering the facility

Members will be checked in to the facility electronically, with no person to person contact

Members must wipe down equipment before and after use.

For a full list of the NYS Fitness guidelines and protocols click HERE.

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