In the age of COVID-19, gyms have been forced to close around the country. Now, as many are reopening for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, gym staff have to make sure they’re following recommended guidelines for social distancing and ensuring proper cleaning and sanitization.
If the situation is getting better in your area and your gym has just reopened, you’re probably wondering whether or not you should resume your previous workout schedule. We’re sharing some advice on how to stay safe, but bear in mind that the situation is always changing. The pandemic might be better or worse in your area. You should avoid going to the gym unless and until the situation is stable enough in your area and the local regulations tell you it’s safe.
Do a Safety Check
The most important thing is to verify that your gym is following the current guidelines and rules in your area. You’ll also want to see that they’re properly cleaning the equipment and allowing a limited number of people inside.
If all of the above is in accordance with the rules, make sure you’re also careful with your own hygiene.
Good Hygiene Habits for When Your Gym Reopens
Lower your chances of contracting any bacterial, viral or fungal infections by doing the following: