Finally, it’s time to talk about the details of reopening.
We will follow this up with a final draft of how we’ll roll this out.
The “adult” or main CrossFit Program will come on line first. Legends will follow approximately a week after (so we can ensure our procedures are easily reproducible for this program). The CF Kids Program will most likely come on line at a slightly later date due to the concerns about children and the ability to social distance. Preteens/Teens may come on line first.
Currently, we do not plan on requiring athletes or coaches to wear masks to train or coach. Per CDC cleaning guidelines, coaches will wear gloves to clean in between classes.
From the replies to texts messages to you all, we have the class schedule laid out. We will text you to confirm your class times and days before reopening (including the date of opening of course!).
We have 18 (maybe 20 with some wrangling) “stations” in the gym with an approximate 10 foot distancing between stations. Each station will ideally have a rower or bike (we will not be running initially upon opening), barbell, plates and collars, wall ball, pull up bar, plyo box, dumbbell or kettlebell. Of course this won’t be perfect but knowing in advance which athlete is heading to which station will help the coaches set things up appropriately to minimize moving equipment and cross-contamination.
The 6am class is currently overfull. We are currently working on the ability to open a 5 am class (at the very least 3x/week) to decompress this until social distancing guidelines are relaxed. Some of you have expressed the ability to do 5am so we will be reaching out to you this week to confirm and further inquire.
Certainly in some classes we will have availability for last minute add ons. Some of you have expressed the need for flexibility due to work and we understand and part of our plan using the box phone (in the pocket of the Head or Lead Coach on the floor) and quick text replies, we can accommodate this. “Dropping in” without notice will be frowned upon and if you do this, and if we have room, you will be last priority to getting the class set up.
VISITORS, DROP INS & NEW ATHLETES
Unfortunately we remain in the holding pattern of not being able to allow visitors, drop ins or new athletes that are “new to CrossFit” – e.g. needing the onramp. We just don’t have the space to run the onramp, or private training until things relax.
PARENTS WITH KIDS! We are also trying to accommodate those of you who need your kids to be able to hang out while you train. We can put “two” (which could be more if in same household) in the CF Kids “waiting” room, we can put four in RebelHealth and if need be, we can park one or two behind the coaches desk. Currently we are noting if you’ll need this option so we can space it out.
SHOWER. We know some of you will still need this…and will do our best to work through this as well, cleaning and disinfecting after you leave.
ENTRY AND EXIT
Each class will be called into the box, through the front door, once the previous class has exited (out the back). Details of this to follow.
Each athlete will be assigned a station (numbered) and will go to that station and remain there throughout the class. Each station will have equipment in it so there will be very little running around (if any) for equipment. The only community equipment will be jump ropes and extra bumper plates. Coaches will help distribute and clean.
After the WOD, athletes will wash hands in one of the four sinks available IN THE BACK of the gym, and exit the back overhead or side doors.
Then the next class class will be called in the front doors.
CLEANING AND DISINFECTING
Equipment in each station will be cleaned prior to the first class. Doors will be propped open and lights left on when possible (not bathroom doors of course) to limit touching of doorknobs and switches. Each class will “re-clean”/wipe down their equipment and area before and after they train. Coaches and staff will also clean and disinfect common areas between classes. The Bulldog floor cleaner will be run several times a day.
We will be using a hospital grade cleaner called HDQ and bleach (not mixed of course) for cleaning and disinfecting.
Each station will have a “bucket” of clean rags and a bottle of cleaner/disinfectant. There will be a central container for dirty rags.