LifeStyles 2.0: Your Fitness Experience Reimagined
The moment we have been waiting and preparing for is here! LifeStyles is excited to announce that we are NOW OPEN! We are excited to welcome you back! As a medical fitness facility, the safety of our members and staff has always been a top priority, and today we take that commitment even further, recreating our fitness center with an even greater focus on safety and cleanliness.
We’ve made some important changes to provide a safe and clean environment for our members and our team. We recommend you check back frequently for updates.
New Hours and Service Updates
LifeStyles will be open Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
KidStyles and babysitting services are closed. Children under the age of 13 are not be permitted into LifeStyles at this time.
The gymnasium will be used exclusively for group exercise instruction. Pickup basketball and pickle ball games are temporarily suspended until further notice.
The whirlpool, sauna, and steam room are temporarily CLOSED.
Locker rooms will be closed every day between 1 – 2 p.m. for thorough disinfection and sanitization.
The showers in all locker rooms are temporarily CLOSED. Showers on the pool deck are still available and must be used by members to rinse off prior to entering the pool.
What We Are Doing
All individuals entering the Valley Center for Health and Wellness and the LifeStyles fitness center are required to wear a mask, undergo a temperature check, and answer screening questions.
Plexiglas screens have been added to areas such as the Front Desk, Fitness Desk, and Cardiac Rehabilitation Desk, to ensure safe, contactless communication between staff and members.
A “touch-free” check-in and check-out process has been implemented.
We use hospital-grade, EPA-registered, CDC-approved sanitizing and disinfecting solutions that kill 99.99% of bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19. Our disinfection process has been developed in conjunction with The Valley Hospital Infection Control and Environmental Services teams.
State-of-the-art technology is employed to disinfect surfaces throughout the facility. This includes the Victory™ Electrostatic Sprayer, which uses electrical charges to efficiently and evenly distribute disinfectant across the surface of given spaces, including the 360º around the grips of equipment.
High-touch surfaces like exercise equipment, door handles, stair railings, lockers, faucets, are frequently sanitized.
Our newly appointed Safety Ambassadors will circulate throughout the facility to monitor the sanitization of equipment, spot clean and disinfect as needed, and ensure that members are following all safety protocols. Learn more about our new Safety Ambassador role.
We have created sanitation stations throughout the facility, increasing the number of wall-mounted, alcohol-based hand sanitizers and adding sanitizing-wipes dispensers and/or additional spray bottles near all exercise equipment.
The fitness floor has been adjusted to ensure physical distancing between machines, and we have designated a specific area of the main fitness floor for high-intensity workouts.
The Wellness Center HVAC system will be run to maximize air turnover, minimize air recirculation, and increase the volume of outdoor air velocity.
Our facility cleaning staff’s schedules have been updated to provide additional coverage throughout the day. They will be more highly visible and will be regularly sanitizing common areas, circulating hourly through locker rooms to sanitize and clean in that space, and actively cleaning throughout LifeStyles and the Wellness Center during our hours of operation.
How You Can Help
If you have not already done so, please download and fill out the COVID-19 Waiver and Release from Liability form and bring it with you at your first visit. The form can be downloaded here or completed when you arrive at LifeStyles.
We’ve updated our Member Expectations and Regulations document. Please review here.
Please comply with physical distancing requirements and adhere to all posted signage and spacing restrictions.
Members are required to wear masks while in the Wellness Center and in Valley Health LifeStyles, including while exercising. The only exception is while in the pool, or where doing so would inhibit a member’s health and/or pose a safety risk.
Please use the on-deck showers before entering the pool.
Members are encouraged to arrive dressed to work out as locker rooms will be open only for hand washing, bathroom use, and limited locker usage. Available lockers will be spaced to allow proper physical distancing and must be cleaned by members using available disposable wipes after use. Please leave locker doors open for sanitizing and disinfection by LifeStyles staff after you leave the locker room.
You must wear foot coverings within the restroom and locker room areas, as well as on the pool deck.
Bring your own hand towels, exercise mats, yoga mats, pool equipment (such as floats, kickboards, or noodles) and any other equipment or props.
Please comply with our Clean-In, Clean-Out policy. Everyone will be required to stop at a designated Hand Sanitizing Station upon entering LifeStyles, while moving between exercise units, and when leaving through any doorway.
Since attendance is limited, please do not plan to invite guests to the facility at this time.
Before you leave, please check out using our new touchless barcode system to help us monitor the facility’s capacity.
Billing and Membership
LifeStyles has placed a half-month of membership dues credit on each primary member’s account. Members will be billed starting on October 1.
Having trouble easing back in? No worries. When we reopen, LifeStyles will offer all members the ability to freeze for 30, 60, or 90 days. We take your health concerns regarding COVID-19 very seriously and will be taking cancellation requests on a case-by-case basis.
Please reach out directly to Evan Pagliei, Membership Services Coordinator, if you have any further questions, concerns, or would like to talk about your membership. You can reach Evan at 201-316-8436, or email email@example.com.
Q. How will limitations on attendance affect Group Fitness Classes?
A. We will reopen with a modified Group Fitness schedule. Check the website for class offerings. Capacity for classes will be limited and reservations may be required.
Q. Will the pools be open?
A. The lap pool and leisure pool will be open. The whirlpool is closed due to social distancing concerns. Physical distancing will be enforced and reservations may be required.
Swim lessons will be limited to one-on-one private lessons.
Q. Will personal training be available?
A. Yes, with additional safety precautions in place. We will practice physical distancing of 10 feet during one-on-one training and small group sessions, eliminate any physical contact, and require that masks be worn.