Enjoy Virtual Coaching at home during the COVID-19 virus self-isolation / social distancing period.

Coronavirus Prevention

UPDATE: March 27, 2020

We are now offering Virtual Coaching to help you keep fit during the self-isolation / social distancing period.

We are also conducting virtual classes at 9:30am & 5pm Monday – Friday, and 9am on Saturday.

If you being showing symptoms, we encourage you to contact Telehealth Ontario, a free, confidential service that is available 24 hours a day. Call 1-866-797-0000 to speak with a Registered Nurse.

 

UPDATE: March 19, 2020

The person who reported showing mild symptoms on Friday, March 13 has since reported they have been symptom-free since Tuesday, March 17.

If you being showing symptoms, we encourage you to contact Telehealth Ontario, a free, confidential service that is available 24 hours a day. Call 1-866-797-0000 to speak with a Registered Nurse.

 

UPDATE: March 17, 2020

It has come to our attention that one of our members who attended classes on Tuesday, March 10 and Friday, March 13 has begin to show mild symptoms of COVID-19.

As a precaution, we have made the decision to close the gym for 2 weeks.

Barring any new developments, we plan to reopen on Wednesday, April 1.

Prior to reopening, we will perform another deep clean of our facility.

If you being showing symptoms, we encourage you to contact Telehealth Ontario, a free, confidential service that is available 24 hours a day. Call 1-866-797-0000 to speak with a Registered Nurse.

 

UPDATE: March 14, 2020

Although the current public health risk is low and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is not currently spreading locally, we have taken additional measures to protect our community during this time.

 

What We’re Doing

Along with our regular cleaning practices, we have implemented the following additional practices:

  • Providing disposable Lysol disinfecting wipes for member use.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting continuously throughout the day (we use Virox, among other products).
  • Encouraging members to stay home if they are sick, and to visit a medical professional should they experience any of the following: shortness of breath, coughing, fever.
  • Enforcing class size limit of 8.
  • Closing Open Gym times.
  • Turning away drop-in trainees.
  • Restricting kids to the office to minimise contact with surfaces and equipment.
  • Providing health updates via email and this web page.

 

How To Protect Yourself

Health professionals recommend the following best practices to protect yourself and prevent spread of the disease:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or tissue (dispose immediately and wash/sanitise your hands).
  • Wipe down regularly-used surfaces before and after use (phones, keyboards, counters, door knobs, light switches, etc.).
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid contact with people who are ill.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell. Visit a medical professional if you experience any of the following: shortness of breath, coughing, fever.
  • Stay active and exercise regularly to keep your immune system strong.

 

Additional Resources

Ontario residents concerned about their health should contact their doctor.

Alternatively, Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service that is available 24 hours a day. Call 1-866-797-0000 to speak with a Registered Nurse.

Toronto Public Health

Public Health Ontario

Government of Canada

World Health Organization (WHO)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC – USA)

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