Updates

July 24th, 2020

On July 25th, Executive Order 20-81 will go into effect.  We encourage all Minnesotans to read this order thoroughly.  Paragraph 10, item b, provides an exception for temporary facial covering removal while working out, when the level of exertion makes it uncomfortable to wear a facial covering.  There are additional exemptions and special circumstances, which we will respect for all clients. 

We will not require facial coverings while working out, or for any of the other noted exceptions.  We do require, however, that all previously stated policies are followed.

(see previous updates below)

June 15th, 2020

Information for Clients:

We are thrilled to be back in the gym! 

BUT, as excited as we are, we take the health and safety of our team, clients, and community very seriously.  Therefore we proceed with caution, and ask for your help in following the below guidelines as we return to the gym and continue to maintain an environment that is safe for all!

  • All workouts are by appointment only!
    • Personal Training: Schedule with your trainer
    • Group Training: Reserve your spot online
  • If you are sick, stay home
  • Please bring your own mat
  • Upon Arrival:
    • Complete symptoms survey
    • Wash hands
  • Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet
  • All equipment must be cleaned after use
  • Utilize tissues, hand sanitizer, and hand washing stations throughout the facility during your visit in order to ensure proper hygiene
  • Maximum of 8 persons on the gym floor at a given time (total of 10 in the entire facility)
  • Only bring in what you absolutely must. Keep locker room use to a minimum.
  • Adhere to all hygiene, safety, and social distancing signage

Questions or concerns regarding these policies can be directed to: SuccessTrainingMN@gmail.com


Friday, May 29th, 2020

Success Fitness COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

If you’re sick, stay home

  1. Upon entering the facility, workers and guests must complete the symptoms health screening survey, have temperature taken and recorded, and wash hands.
  2. If symptoms are present or temperature is greater than 100.4°F, individual must leave the premises immediately.  If it is not safe for the individual to leave, they will be isolated in the office until safe transport can arrive.
  3. In the event that a someone has potentially been exposed, they are to report the potential exposure to leadership immediately (in writing, via email) and are not to permitted in the facility until either (A) the suspected exposure has tested negative or (B) 14 days have passed (whichever comes first).
  4. In the event that a worker is experiencing symptoms or other illness, they must report their condition to leadership in writing via email immediately.  They will not be permitted in the facility until either (A) the symptoms have tested negative for COVID-19 and other contagious diseases or (B) worker has been symptom free for 14 days (whichever comes first).
  5. Workers who are considered part of the vulnerable population are highly encouraged to stay home and tele-work as much as possible.

Social distancing – Individuals must be at least six feet away from each other

  1. If able to work from home, you must work from home.
  2. Trainers must use shared calendar to reserve facility space and note the total number of people who will be present during the session. 
  3. Trainers must observe shared schedule to ensure that no more than 8 persons are on the gym floor at any given time (10 total in the facility).
  4. Workers should not congregate together and must maintain 6 foot social distance at all times.
  5. Workers must be strategic in choice of equipment used in order to ensure physical distancing in workplaces.
  6. A maximum of 10 persons may be present in the facility at any given time, including not more than two at a time in the women’s locker room, and one at a time in the men’s.

Hygiene and source controls

  1. Workers and clients must regularly wash their hands and/or use hand sanitizer; including immediately upon arrival, and between use of equipment, as well as after touching their face. Hand washing and hand-sanitizer facilities are readily available and stocked in the locker rooms and throughout the facility.
  2. Workers and guests are strongly encouraged to wear a non-medical cloth facial covering while on the premises.  Gloves are also encouraged, so long as they are clean and remain that way throughout the session.  Disinfectant sprays are also available throughout the facility.
  3. The posted hand washing and “cover your cough” signs are to remain up until further notice.  Do not remove any signage.
  4. On-site food preparation and sharing of food is prohibited.
  5. Tissues are available throughout the facility for proper cough/sneeze etiquette.
  6. Until further notice, lids will be removed from garbage receptacles so that tissues and other garbage can be disposed of without touching the lid.  If no touch receptacles become available, they will replace the open cans.

Cleaning, disinfection and ventilation protocols

  1. After every session, workers must clean and disinfect all areas used, such as offices, restrooms, locker and changing rooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment, machines, weights, bands, etc.
  2. After every session, workers must clean and disinfect all high-touch items, such as door knobs, railings, handles, light switches and other surfaces.
  3. Personal equipment, tools and phones should not be shared or, if shared, should be disinfected after each use.
  4. In the event that a worker or customer becomes ill with COVID-19, the facility will be closed for routine cleaning and disinfecting of the workplace.  Leadership will inform workers when it is safe to resume work.
  5. The provided sanitizing products have been carefully selected for effectiveness and safety, in accordance with EPA guidelines.  No other cleaning products should be used unless they have received written permission.
  6. Caution should be taken when using fans, in order to minimize the air flow blowing across one person to another.
  7. Air management devices are not to be tampered with.

Additional protections and protocols:

  1. Contactless payment should be used whenever possible. If contactless payment is not possible, payment must be made in a manner that allows for at least six feet of distance between the worker and customer.
  2. Customers and workers should pre-arrange their appointments for services before traveling to the business.
  3. Timing of arrival for services should be communicated through voice, text or email messaging.

Additional protections and protocols for facility use

  1. Workers and customers must maintain physical distancing of six feet and facility occupancy shall not exceed 10 persons at a given time (8 maximum on the gym floor).
  2. Use of locker rooms/restrooms is limited to two people at a time in the woman’s, and one at time in the men’s.  Disinfecting wipes are provided in both areas and individuals are asked to wipe off surfaces after use.
  3. Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance, as well as throughout the facility.  Workers and customers are encouraged to use it as needed during their time on the premises.
  4. Contactless payment should be used whenever possible.
  5. Workers and customers are encouraged to ensure social distancing via the markers on the floors.  Workers should only come closer than 6 feet from customers, if it is required for the customer’s safety.
  6. Some stations have been relocated, and are marked accordingly, to allow for better management of traffic flow.  Under no circumstances should a worker relocate work stations unless they have received prior written consent from management.
  7. Customers are encouraged to wear cloth face coverings.
  8. This plan has been posted at https://www.successfitnessandtraining.com/updates/. It has also been shared via email with our customer database, and on our social media pages.  Workers are encouraged to further educate customers about the steps being taken for their protection to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as appropriate.
  9. Instructions for customers have been posted at entrances and informing customers:  that they should not enter if they are experiencing symptoms; that they are encouraged to wear cloth face-coverings; about the store’s occupancy limits; and that customers are asked to adhere to hygiene and social distancing instructions, signage and markings.

Questions regarding these policies can be directed to SuccessTrainingMN@gmail.com.  

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 

To: ALL Success Clients,

Hello once again,

As you may have heard, there has been an extension placed on the executive order closing all Minnesota gyms & fitness facilities.  It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Success Fitness will remain closed to the public through 5/2/20.  This is an incredibly difficult statement to make.  We believe so deeply in the services we bring to the community, and look forward to being back in the gym with you as soon as it is safe to do so. 

Our plan is to re-open on Saturday, May 2nd, and we will continue to monitor recommendations from local health organizations along with national organizations.

This change has dramatically impacted our business including all of our trainers, vendors, and community members. We have been working diligently in acquiring resources available to small businesses and our independent trainers to ensure that we come back stronger than ever once this is all behind us!

In the meantime, and as part of our commitment to the health and wellness of our community, we are excited to announce that we have brought our services online!

Personal Training:
YES!

We have personal trainers conducting individual online sessions, and they are eager to work with you! 

To get started, simply email us at: SuccessTrainingMN@gmail.com    

Small Group Training:
We’re asking for your support!  If you have the means to keep your monthly subscription active, you will drastically help us stay afloat during this difficult time. 

To ensure you receive value out of your subscription, we will continue offering the online platform for the duration of our mandated closure.

Check it Out!
(if you have a membership or package, this offering automatically applies to your account; be sure you are logged in!)

Not a current member or package-holder?

CLICK HERE and scroll down the “Packages & Subscriptions” to view options.

More information about Virtual Training…

NOTE: Online training is new to all of us. We ask for your feedback and patience; we are learning more every day but also striving to improve the process every day. We have loved connecting with so many of you online & hope to ‘see’ more of you in the month ahead!

Questions? Feedback? Let us know. We are learning and navigating this together. Our hope is to keep training accessible to our community to those who have the resources to join us virtually. 

Stay healthy and stay safe – we will get through this together!

Sincerely,
Grace Melek and your Success Fitness Team

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

To: ALL Success Clients,

Hello once again!

With very heavy hearts and in adherence with last night’s executive order, we announce that Success Fitness will be closed to the public effective 5pm today, Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 27th.  This is an incredibly difficult statement to make.  We believe so deeply that our community needs our services more than ever at this time.  

Our plan is to re-open on Saturday, March 28th and we will continue to monitor recommendations from local health organizations along with national organizations.

We know this change will dramatically impact our business including all of our trainers, vendors, and community members. We are working diligently to learn about resources available to small businesses and our independent trainers during this hardship. 

Personal Training:
We encourage you to reach out to your individual trainer for specifics regarding continuing your training program.  Online training may be an option for some. 
Also keep an eye on our Facebook page for tips to stay active at home: https://www.facebook.com/successfitnessandtraining/https://www.facebook.com/successfitnessandtraining/

Small Group Training:
We’re asking for your support!  If you have the means to keep your monthly subscription active, you will drastically help us stay afloat during this difficult time.   

To ensure you are getting value out of your subscription, we are excited to share the we will be offering online training starting this evening!!

Check it Out!
(if you have a membership or package, this offering automatically applies to your account; be sure you are logged in!)

NOTE: This is a first-ever offering through Success. Bare with us; it will take us some time over the next few days to get all of our virtual classes added to platform and all of the kinks ironed out. We can’t wait to connect with you online!

Questions? Feedback? Let us know. We are learning and navigating this together. Our hope is to keep training accessible to our community to those who have the resources to join us virtually. 

Stay healthy and stay safe – we will get through this together!

Sincerely,
Grace Melek and your Success Fitness Team

Saturday, March 15th, 2020

To: ALL Success Clients,

We feel like we have been swept into a whirlwind!  Anyone else? 

Our clients’ health & safety is, and has always been, our number one priority.  As we confront this global health issue of unprecedented magnitude with the spread of COVID-19, we are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our community.

We have carefully read all of the recent information from the MN Department of Health regarding COVID-19.  At this point there is no recommendation that we close our doors.  We have carefully considered all the information and have decided, at this point, to remain open with the understanding that under the following conditions we would close our doors:

  1. If there is suspected exposure or a confirmed diagnosis of the virus within our members or team.
  2. If the MN Department of Health, DHS, or Governor recommend we close.
  3. Because this is such an unprecedented situation, we reserve the right to close if we feel the safety of our clients, team, and community would be at risk.

What does this mean for you?

  1. As always, we ask that you stay home if you are sick (regardless of whether or not you feel it is related to COVID-19). 
  2. We have always prided ourselves in maintaining a safe, clean, and controlled environment for our clients. 
    1. Our training team is taking additional precautions with more frequent sanitizing of all equipment and surfaces, both on and off the gym floor. 
    1. We ask that you support us in these efforts by using the sanitizing wipes located throughout the gym to wipe down anything you have used, as well as using our hand sanitizer, hand washing areas, and towels located throughout the gym.  
  3. Success Fitness, as always, offers ONLY supervised-training. 
    1. Our ability to know exactly WHAT has been touched and by WHO is a huge advantage in maintaining a controlled and clean environment and keeping our doors open… if anyone is working-out unsupervised then we no longer carry this advantage. 
    1. Please do your part in supporting our sustainability by NOT STEPPING ONTO THE WEIGHT FLOOR without your trainer. 
    1. The only exception is the warm up/cardio equipment, but anything used MUST be cleaned after each use.
  4. BYOM: Bring Your Own Mat
    1. While we wipe down mats after use, we strongly encourage you to bring your own mat for stretching and floor work.
  5. Small Group Training:  
    1. Workout sizes will be limited to 4 participants until further notice
    1. You MUST pre-register to guarantee your spot!
    1. Daily workouts will be available via Zoom and/or Facebook live (more information coming by the end of the day today)
    1. If you find you are unable to attend class for any reason, we ask that you please consider holding onto your membership for the time being to help support our sustainability. Many businesses predict a possible drop in sales and services over the coming weeks. We understand this pandemic is affecting everyone. We truly appreciate your consideration and support for our/your gym!


We understand that you may have more questions as the situation evolves, and we encourage you to reach out. We will send additional updates as they become available.

Stay healthy and stay safe – we will get through this together.

Sincerely,

Grace Melek and your Success Fitness Team