Sweating Safely and Six Feet Apart

LifeBridge Health & Fitness reopens with a mission to keep its members fit, healthy and safe.

Gymgoers rejoice! LifeBridge Health & Fitness has reopened its doors. Due to the ongoing health concerns of the coronavirus pandemic, the 70,000-square-foot facility temporarily shut down in mid-March. After several months of virtual fitness classes, gym restrictions have been lifted, and members are able to work out at their beloved health club again—but not without crucial safety measures and procedures in place.

“We have developed meticulously planned cleaning schedules and precautions that ensure the utmost protection among our members and staff,” explains Hakeem Clark, executive director of LifeBridge Health & Fitness. “From tags that indicate when machines are dirty and need to be cleaned to the installation of HEPA filters in our enclosed studio spaces, we have thought through every detail—and then some.”

While LifeBridge Health & Fitness has always prioritized clean machinery, they’ve traded their disinfecting wipes for a new spray bottle cleaning method that uses a safe but more powerful solution to effectively kill germs.

In addition to frequent sanitation, members are required to wear a mask at all times and sign up for classes or reserve spaces—like the pool—on the LifeBridge Health & Fitness app. Social distancing is also in place, with signage indicating unavailable equipment to guarantee six feet of distance, as well as, Plexiglas around open equipment.

Fortunately, COVID-19 has not limited the amenities that are available at the fitness center. “Our members continue to have access to everything that LifeBridge
Health & Fitness has to offer, from in-house physical therapy to consultations with physicians, trainers and regional healthcare providers,” says Clark.

For those who prefer to exercise at home, Zoom and Facebook Live classes—like Pilates, yoga and barre—are still available, along with virtual personal training.

Whether you choose to work out at home or at the gym, Clark emphasizes the importance of incorporating movement into your daily schedule: “It’s all about finding a routine that works for you and sticking to it for at least 30 minutes a day. Your body will thank you.”

Interested in becoming a member? Receive a FREE five-day guest pass to see if LifeBridge Health & Fitness is the right fit for you. Call 410-318-6800 for more information or go to bestbaltimorefitness.com to get started.

From the fall 2020 issue of A Healthy Dose, Carroll Hospital’s community magazine. 

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