COVID-19 Reopening

ALL GYM USERS MUST PRE-BOOK an appointment to access the fitness centre. No drop-ins are allowed. Registration can be completed here.

FAQ

What are the new regulations?

During phase two of the re-opening plan provided by Alberta Health Services, the following new rules must be followed while working out in the Fitness Centre.   See below for a more detailed explanation of the new regulations.

Do you take cash?

Unfortunately no, we are cashless.

What do I need to do?

ALL GYM USERS MUST PRE-BOOK an appointment to access the fitness centre. No drop-ins are allowed. Registration can be completed online at www.keyano.ca/sswc

LOW INTENSITY EXERCISE ONLY - All patrons working out without a personal trainer must only partake in low intensity exercises. Low intensity exercises include; walking, light weight lifting, yoga, Pilates, and stretching.

HIGH INTENSITY EXERCISE WITH A TRAINER ONLY - High intensity exercises are allowed when exercising one-on-one with one of our certified personal trainers. High intensity exercise includes; body building, heavy weight lifting, CrossFit, aerobics, rowing, high intensity interval training, and spin. For more information on obtaining trainer services, please contact Taylor Cote

 

MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES - In our facility unless engaging in high intensity exercise one-on-one with one of our certified trainers masks will be required at all times. This means masks are required in the lobby, during check in/out, in washrooms, while cleaning equipment, and while engaging in low intensity exercises.

NO CHANGE ROOM ACCESS – There will be no access permitted to change rooms at this time, so please come prepared for your workout.

Alberta Health Services Guidelines – As of March 5, 2021

Team sports are not permitted

  • No sports games, competitions, team practice or league play of any kind is allowed. (linked to adult play)

Individual and group fitness activities are permitted, with restrictions

  • All indoor fitness must be must be scheduled or by appointment – no drop-ins allowed.
What is low intensity? 
Cardio that qualifies 
Low intensity fitness includes activities not focused specifically on cardio that have a low depth and rate of respiration.
Activities that qualify
Examples include: barre, Pilates, stretching, tai-chi, low intensity yoga (e.g. hatha, yin), light weightlifting, indoor rock climbing.
  • High intensity activities are permitted for one-on-one or one-on-one household training only, with a trainer. 
What is high intensity?
 
Cardio that qualifies 
High intensity fitness is often focused on cardiovascular activities that have a high depth and rate of respiration.
 Activities that qualify

Examples include: bodybuilding/heavy weightlifting, aerobics, rowing, Zumba, bootcamp, circuit training, cross fit, dance fitness, high intensity interval training, kickboxing, spin, power yoga, swimming etc.

Gym, studio, and fitness centre operators should use their best judgement in identifying what category their group exercise classes fall into based on these examples. 

Safety requirements:

  • One-on-one sessions cannot interact with others and there must be a minimum of 3 metres (6 feet) distance between pairs of trainers and clients (aka sessions) in the same facility.
  • Trainers must be professional, certified, and/or paid trainers who are providing active instruction and correction. Passive supervision of a physical activity is not considered training.
  • Trainers must remain masked during the session. Clients are not required to wear a mask while doing high intensity exercise.
  • Regardless of the type or intensity of exercise, trainers and clients must be separated by 3 metres at all times.
  • More than one trainer and client ‘pair’ are allowed into the facility, studio, rink, court, pool, ice surface, etc. with restrictions:
 Trainer Rules
 
3 Metre Distance
Each trainer and client pair must stay 3 metres away from all other trainers and clients at all times, including in entryways and exits.
Trainer/Client
Each trainer can only interact with their assigned client, and each client can only interact with their assigned trainer.
Client Interaction
Each trainer can only interact with their assigned client, and each client can only interact with their assigned trainer.
Only one Trainer per Client
No “cycling through” multiple trainers as in circuit training.