Phase 3 of Minnesota’s reopening plan began on June 10. Since then, we have implemented the following guidelines for our indoor classes:
- If you are ill, do not come to class. Stay home and get well.
- Members are asked to reserve their space in class ahead of time. If something comes up that prevents you from attending the class, please cancel your reservation in time for other members to reserve that spot.
- Classes are 45 minutes instead of the usual 60, to limit the total time of gathering. Similarly, classes are spaced at least 15 minutes apart to limit congestion near the studio entrance between classes.
- Indoor classes are limited to 8 participants, though our legal capacity is double that (25% of 71 maximum under the fire code).
- The exercise areas are arranged single-file so that people aren’t breathing toward each other during kettlebell complexes and other timed sets.
- Each class member will have their own (generous) area of the floor. Cones are used to mark off individual workout areas. When leaving the area temporarily to swap equipment, use dressing rooms, etc., people are expected to maintain a 6-foot physical distance from each other.
- Face coverings are currently required by law, though they can be removed during the actual workouts.
- Whenever practical, we’ll keep the garage door open for air exchange.
- Exercise equipment and other commonly touched surfaces are sanitized once a day. Members are encouraged to sanitize shared equipment between users if they want to. According to the CDC, “transmission of novel coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented.” However, they still recommend washing and sanitizing visibly dirty and commonly touched areas, so we’ll keep doing that.
- Please wash or sanitize your hands before working out and again after class.
- Bring your own yoga mat for stretching if you’re concerned about using shared mats.
Remember that exercise promotes health and vitality, including the strengthening of our immune function and our mental health. Even if you don’t want to join us at our studio, you must keep exercising!