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Back to Life. Back to Fitness.

Kennedy Fitness re-opened on Tuesday, September 1st at 25% capacity! We know fitness is an important key for building resilience against future health shocks and protecting against the potential long-term health impacts of COVID-19 by building your immune system. Kennedy Fitness: A Jefferson Health Affiliate is a medical-based fitness facility dedicated to your health and safety. Over the past few months, we have strategized a reopening plan that ensures health, safety, and cleanliness.

 

Renewed. Refurbished. Resanitized.

Phase 2

No appointments will need to be made to enter the gym, as our Front Desk team will be closely monitoring the number of people in the club at one time. Staff and Members will have body temperatures taken prior to entering the club via contactless thermometers and masks will be required at all times. Please arrive dressed to workout/train as locker rooms are only permitted for restroom and handwashing use. We encourage you to bring your own towel, water, yoga mat, boxing gloves, or any other personal equipment.

What’s New?

New Temporary Hours
Monday-Friday: 7am-8pm

Saturday/Sunday: 8am- 5pm

Capacity
Following the Governor’s mandate, we are re-opening at 25% capacity. This will limit the number of people in the gym at one time in order to allow for social distancing. No appointments will need to be made to enter the gym, as our Front Desk team will be closely monitoring the number of people in the club at one time.
Member Billing Questions

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Sign waiver

Pursuant to New Jersey State Guidelines, all members must sign the mandatory membership waiver relating to COVID-19 when you arrive at the gym.

Health Checks

Not feeling great?
If you have experienced any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days, please stay home and enjoy one of our online fitness classes if you are able.

  • – Cough
  • – Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • – Fever
  • – Chills
  • – Muscle pain
  • – Sore throat
  • – New loss of taste or smell
Temperature Checks
Staff and Members will have body temperatures taken prior to entering the club via contactless thermometers. Per CDC guidelines, individuals with a body temperature greater than 100.4 degrees, will not be permitted entry into the club.

Cleaning & Sanitation

Cleaning Protocols
Every night, the facilities will be deeply cleaned and sanitized. Staff will also continuously sanitize equipment while on the floor. Signs will be posted to remind members to sanitize their equipment before and after use.  
Disinfecting Procedure
Medical-grade, EPA-registered disinfectants that are designated to be effective against the COVID-19 virus will be used for all continuous and deep-cleaning processes.
Group Fitness Equipment
We will allow a minimum of 30 minutes between Group Fitness classes for disinfecting the studio and all equipment.
Hand Sanitizer
Members will be asked to use hand sanitizer when entering the club and frequently throughout their visit. Hand sanitizer will be available at new contactless stations throughout the club.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Masks
Members and staff are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times while inside the gym. Face shields can be worn as added protection, however, are not permitted as a replacement to a face mask.
Gloves
It is recommended but not required that members wear gloves during their visit.

Gym Etiquette

Check-In
Front Desk: New Plexiglass barriers are designed to provide a protective shield between members and the Front Desk staff.

Temperature checks and hand sanitizer use will be required prior to entering the club.

Members will be asked to verbally respond to 3 health questions upon entry.

  1. Within the last 10 days have you been diagnosed with COVID-19, had a test confirming you have the virus, or been advised to self-isolate or quarantine by your doctor or a public health official?
  2. Have you had any one or more of the following symptoms today or within the past 24 hours, which is not new or not explained by another reason? ▪ Fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle/body aches, runny nose/congestion, new loss of taste or smell, or nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
  3. In the past 14 days, have you had close contact as defined at https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/NCOV_chapter.pdf with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19?

Scan check-ins and plexiglass barriers will allow for safe and seamless entry to the club.

Locker Room
Locker Rooms will be limited to hand washing and restroom use only. Lockers, showers, sauna, and steam room usage will not be permitted at this time.

Group Fitness

Read about our Online Classes, here.

To ensure physical distancing, all classes will have a limited number of participants, per class, spaced out at least 200 square feet per person which will be marked on the floor.

Classes will have set times of 30 and 50-minute increments with a minimum of 30 minutes in between classes to allow for proper sanitization of the group fitness room, any equipment used, and cleaning of high traffic and frequently touched surfaces. The instructors and participants are responsible for cleaning in between classes. In addition, the commercial cleaning company will clean the group fitness room overnight and in the afternoon.

To halt the spread of illness, equipment usage during group fitness classes will be limited during Phase 2.

There will be no admittance inside any of the group fitness rooms including Spin, and Mind/Body rooms when classes are not in session. This is to minimize physical activity in the rooms, and to allow for cleaning in between classes.

All participants must sign up with their first and last name and their member # at the front desk, no more than 30 minutes prior to class start. All members must be present in the fitness club in order to sign up for any classes in which they would like to participate. The sign up is on a first come, first serve basis.
The instructor will bring in the sign-up sheet, and take roll call prior to class start. Anyone that is not on the list once it is full, is not permitted in the class.

Spin
Spin will be temporarily on hold during Phase 2 of our re-opening.
Personal Training

One-on-one personal training may occur by appointment only.

Small Group Training

Small-Group Training may occur by appointment only while maintaining 6 feet of distance.

Pilates

One-on-one private classes may occur by appointment only.

Cardio & Strength Floor
To enforce social distancing, cues will be marked on Strength and Cardio floors. Signs are posted to remind members to wipe down equipment before and after use and to practice physical distancing.
Pool & Hot Tub

All pool areas, pools, entrances, and exits are strategically mapped to provide comfort and safety to all members, to comply with COVID-19 measures according to the CDC and local health departments. All Hot Tubs will be temporarily closed. Family swim is temporarily suspended.

Pool Rules for Operation during COVID-19:
– All Bathing code rules must be followed as posted.
– Hot tubs will be closed during phase 1 of our re-opening.
– Face coverings must be worn at all times, and not while in the pool due to increased risk of drowning.
– Members and staff must wash hands properly and thoroughly, often.
– 6ft Social Distancing is required while on the pool deck, in the pool, and in the entire facility.
– We will operate with 25% allowed capacity; one lap swimmer per lane and 6ft distancing while water exercising and water walking in place.
– Please remain at least 6ft away from the lifeguard if approaching them.
– Practice Social Distancing and avoid large crowds.
– Individuals must stay home if sick.
– Swim lessons, and team activities will be posted accordingly in each location; pool space will be limited during those times.

FAQ:

1. Can I change out of my bathing suit?
During this phase one re-opening we encourage anyone using the pool to dry off with a towel while in your designated area of the pool deck, and exit accordingly. We suggest not bringing anything more than what is needed (i.e. a towel). If you must  use the restroom or open locker room facilities we ask that you do so quickly (and not to enter wet). As soon as you exit the pool water you must put a mask on and it must be worn through all other areas including but not limited to the locker room and bathrooms.
2. Can I bring my own noodle and equipment?
No, at this Phase 1 re-opening, no outside equipment is permitted in and out of our pools and pool areas, with the exception of goggles.
3. Will there be family swim?
For everyone’s safety family swim will not resume during Phase 2 of re-opening. We will love to bring it back in the near future.
Temporarily unavailable during Phase 2
During the initial reopening period, the following will be temporarily unavailable: water fountains, lockers, showers, hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, daycare, family swim, and nurse monitoring appointments.

 

Additional Questions?

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