At Fitness First, the safety of our members and staff is our number one priority. We have put an extensive range of protective measures in place (as listed above). These include (but not limited to); increased cleaning specifications, hygiene stations placed in every area of the club, adhering to social distancing guidelines, a strict “no towel, no train policy” and closure of non-essential areas.
In addition, our staff have completed the Australian Government COVID-19 Infection and Prevention Control training, and will be issued with optional masks, disposable gloves and extensive cleaning kits ready for use.
The Victorian government requires members to wear a mask only if social distancing is not possible. In other states, wearing a mask is your choice and not mandatory according to the Federal Government. Some of our staff may wear masks.
Group Exercise classes will be capped in order to maintain appropriate social distancing. This will differ by class and by club. To make things easier, we have introduced an online booking system so you can secure your spot ahead of time.
In addition, class times will be spaced at least 15 minutes apart to allow for cleaning and sanitisation. On arrival, please avoid congregating around the studio entry.
Class programming has been re-designed to avoid member interaction and sharing of equipment. We ask that members adhere to social distancing guidelines by following the floor markings within the studio for the duration of the class.
Finally, we recommend you bring your own mat, particularly when attending Yoga and Pilates classes. Please bring only the essentials (towel, water bottle).
Wearing a mask is your choice and not mandatory according to the Federal Government. Some of our staff may wear masks.
It’s important that you swipe into the club when visiting. This will allow us to trace when you have entered and left the club, should the data be required by the Department of Health. We also encourage members to download the Government COVIDSafe app.
Fitness First follows all State Health recommendations and guidelines in relation to this matter. The relevant State Health Department will inform Fitness First if an individual who visited our clubs has tested positive for COVID-19. Fitness First will provide the State Health Department with the details of all members, guests and staff. The relevant State Health Department will contact members who are required to self-isolate or monitor for symptoms as a result of potentially being in contact with the member.
The Fitness First club will undergo a thorough process of deep cleaning, in addition to the increased daily cleaning, and then be cleared by the Health Department for reopening.
These will vary and change depending on State regulations, check out the Member Service Information page for more information. We will also keep you informed as these changes are made on social media and via email.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends hygiene and other measures to reduce the general risk of infection:
- Frequently cleaning hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
- When coughing and sneezing cover mouth or nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw tissue away immediately and wash hands
- Avoiding close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough
- If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your healthcare provider.
This situation is evolving and we ask members to continue to check the below websites for the latests updates and guidance:
For more information on COVID-19 please visit Australian Government Department of Health or contact the National Health Information line on 1800 020 080
During the enforced closure, we’ve been here with you online, keeping you motivated to stay active with our online workouts and fitness inspiration.
Our clubs are reopening, but the great news is you can also continue working out with your favourite instructors in the comfort of your home at no charge. Visit the Fitness First Facebook page for live workouts, wellness advice and recipes. Or download our free kubofit app for more at home workouts.
We value every member and understand that everyone’s circumstances are different, especially during this difficult time. Please reach out to your local club so we can help you stay active. For all information about your membership please view our Member Service Information page.
Visit the Member Service Information page for more information about membership or speak with your local club team