Jenna Bothell! Fitness Services Graduate Assistant at Western Illinois University but from Houston, TX!
Kayla Dadisman, University of Georgia, Fitness & Wellness intern
Claudine Johnson University of Miami UHealth Fitness & Wellness Center
Dani Willis, University of Houston
Dave Elton with Precor
Associate Director - Shippensburg University
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Fitness Coordinator
00:33:12Jake de la Torre
Jake de la Torre, University of Denver, Director of Coors Fitness Center
Bre'una Keeton, Fitness Coordinator - Red Rocks Community College
Lisa Williamson, University of Georgia
Can we access recordings of the past fitness roundtables?
00:35:19Jake de la Torre
What are the floor plans for reopening? Will you be social distancing? Will there be a limit of patrons in the building?
Justina, yes. They are posted on the NIRSA Ideas in Motion Webpage under previously recorded roundtables
we’re planning to take everything like that offline
Andrew, at Belmont we are planning on cutting our class size and then rotating out our mats so we can make sure the used mats were clean
Are people allowing patrons to bring in their own personal equipment into the facility for group fitness?
00:36:11Anthony U of Central Arkansas
We have talked about a dip tank concept.
Justina, yes on the NIRSA website you can access all the previous recordings
We are letting folks use our equipment and rotating it and setting it outside after it has been clean because UV rays are suppose to help. We have been struggling with the same idea with masks - do we allow our employees to bring in their own mask or do we provide them with masks and they cannot bring in their own.
Greta ideas. I think that with Yoga specifically, most participants have their own mats. So, it may be an idea to communicate to them to try to bring their own mat, and for those who do not have a mat, we can lend ours for the class.
How are student staff lining up? If not, how are you planning to man the centers?
Has anyone considered purchasing a bulk amount of mats and giving them to students?
especially concerning for the summer
Who is allowed in the building in your phase 1? All students? Students, Faculty & Staff?
Has anyone heard if their school is continuing their academic/for credit fitness classes? Ours are through Kinesiology and we share some equipment space and I'm trying to figure methods for that.
Our pro staff will fill in any gaps with students
abbreviated schedules, full time rotation
Pat Kutcher University of Iowa
pro staff and GAs
At York we have some staff who are ‘on call’ and are just waiting for us to call them when we need to open with full time help
00:42:18Jake de la Torre
full time pro staff, no part time for the time being
What about selling them instead?
At Texas A&M Galveston we are purchasing masks for pro and student staff. 2 masks each.
Kenny Boston College. Are you hearing from student staff that their parents don't want them to work in a Rec Center right now?
Does the studio/group ex room itself need to be sanitized between classes? we have one studio and have back to back classes (ex. kickboxing ten
00:43:37Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
Mike, we plan to
sorry, then martial arts, etc.
Mike, at Belmont, we are following CDC and spreading out classes to clean between each class
We are likely offering less classes per day and cleaning more often. We want to make sure our patrons are feeling staff. We are also lowering the max occupancy per class.
build in more time between classes and/or rotating studios
For our yoga classes, we are going to require people to wear flip flops unless they are on their mat. If they don't have flip flops, we are going to sell the cheap pedicure ones for $2.
How are people sanitizing floors in studios? Any easy ways that don’t require a floor scrubber being brought out every day/hour?
00:45:19Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
Not sure if anyone has seen this. This is what 24 hour fitness is doing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRYrob02zwg&feature=youtu.be&deliveryName=DM56216
For those who sell community memberships - are you thinking about only allowing students/staff/faculty members when you first open and not allowing community memberships?
@Devan yes, we are thinking that as an option. Only allow students in beginning phase.
Yes, we are planning on only allowing students, faculty, and staff initially. No guest passes either.
I went to a webinar for Les Mills last week out of China and everyone is required to wear masks to teach or take classes. I am wondering about masks and your requirements?
@anna & @joe thank you!
@Devan, we don't plan to limit which members can enter. We have several alumni, retirees, and spouse members in the area and realistically we need their revenue. Also, many of our students do not live in the area and won't be back anyway until Fall.
00:50:19Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
We are exploring giving the first month free
Justina, we are requiring staff to wear masks but patrons can choose to or not.
We are only allowing university members to use the facility. We did this before we closed and we will likely do it when we reopen, if we cannot fully function. We may not open until fall which we would hope to be able to open fully. We have offered refunds for our memberships.
How are y’all limiting the number of patrons coming to class? Signing up beforehand if so what platforms or what process are planning on using?
Georgia, we use FUSION for class registration and will set the parameter to be a small class size.
We use IMLeagues
Getting FusionGo to utilize FUSION better
We working on a system to require sign ups for class, we are exploring Rec Trac. If that doesn't work I have heard of Google Appointments and Sign up genius as options
We haven't solidified anything yet, but we are planning to utilize IMLeagues. We will add workout times and zones, along with lane reservation for the pool.
00:53:12Anthony U of Central Arkansas
Yes, Fusion sent something out last week about RSVP. Backup will be google forms.
00:53:55Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
Only offering classes that need equipment to run
00:54:11Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
For example, step, some resistance, cycle
We're planning to offer our classes outside.
00:54:25Anthony U of Central Arkansas
First phase is weight room and cardio. No other events/classes/PT until second...third phase. We will have a month to see what happens throughout the state.
Moving larger events to spring (hopefully) and hosting smaller events which can utilize sign ups instead.
Similar to Anthony, doing a small rollout during summer. Plan to keep virtual fitness options during summer at minimum. Haven’t fully decided fall yet.
00:55:50Al Moolick UC Berkeley
designated spaces only for PT
00:56:20Anthony U of Central Arkansas
How will your court handle the heavy equipment?
With PT I'm struggling with how I do assessments. You can't get a RHR and RBP while staying 6 feet away, and those are important with some clients to determine their health.
With all clients really
Maybe adjusting the time of day?
We’re thinking about doing outdoor classes in the fall, again just due to low demand during summer.
morning or evening (cooler times)
00:57:48Alexis Canaves (UMiami)
To Tess - we have the same concerns and are holding off on our clinical program until a later phase. Keep in mind that exercising distance measures are 10ft/12ft which makes this even more challenging for getting close to assess vitals :/
We are offering remote PT via Zoom for clients that want it, other clients got an extension on their packages
00:58:12Alexis Canaves (UMiami)
Are folks still planning on adhering to CDC group size recommendations for outdoor classes, or not if you can provide appropriate physical distance?
00:58:29Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
Would there be an alternative space if it is too hot or raining?
Yes, thanks for the reminder Alexis!
We would stick to our city, county and state guidelines for numbers on our fields.
At Texas A&M we are not offering personal training due to the 6ft apart guideline. They don't believe we can safely and effectively train with that guideline.
In regards to hiring for Group Fitness, how is everyone going about that? We have been thinking 1:1 demo or asking potential instructors to send a video of them instructing.
Has anyone invested in audio equipment for better quality virtual group fitness classes?
01:00:11Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
I have a feeling that Ohio is going to be pushing to do have outdoor exercise classes since they are allowing people to dine outdoors starting this week before a dine in option. Ohio has not made a decision on when gyms can open.
We’re moving our prep courses to Microsoft Teams or Google Classroom
We also went virtual ending the spring using blackboard and zoom calls
PT and GFI. Had them teach via zoom and they are auditioning via zoom as well.
01:00:57Anthony U of Central Arkansas
Our school has Safe Colleges for all employees. They added a COVID-19 series, which we are requiring before coming back.
We use Zoom, Screencastify, and TEAMS
Courtney, you just sparked my brain. We we resume classes, what are we going to do about headset microphones
Yep ^ another question of mine
converting to online for group ex training too
I’m curious about the language you’re using for students who are auditioning. We are hesitant to audition/promise employment since we don’t have a reopening date. Anyone else in the same boat?
AV Now has mic cleaning proceedures
Bring your own fuzzy?
Is anyone teaching fitness with Live Stream on MINDBODY? We are having a lot of issues with sound and quality with it.
Individual wind screens, rotating mics so one can be cleaned while another is in use.
Possibly no mic, if classes are smaller?
we use AV Now that’s good to know
I was considering no mic at all
On zoom, there is a way to enhance the sound quality. My staff figured it out, I did not and not totally sure how to do it, but I am sure if you google it you can find out how to do it. It has helped a lot and they haven't had to use a mic with the enhanced quality for the music.
what about zoom bombing?
did I miss that discussion?
UTRGV - all virtual fitness programming will be complimentary :)
sound sharing and Bluetooth headsets are very helpful with choreo classes!
Anna did a whole chat on that Daniel, we can get it to you!
01:05:58Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
Our virtual offering will be additional to our normal pass. Still deciding on exact pricing
We had free classes all spring and recorded all videos to YouTube, we just took those down to charge 1/2 price for summer passes
There’s a podcast by NASM Fitness that states most virtual packages will be 20-25% off the in-person price
We charge full price for PT
@Daniel, we have monitors for all of our classes for zoom bombing. We’ve had one issue and with the monitors it’s a quick click. When the monitor leaves, the lock the class so no one else can join. We’ve only had the one time issue and that was before the monitor system
What we have been doing for PT is charging 1/2 a in-person session for each virtual session. If they opted to just receive a series of workouts and check-ins we charge 1 session for a 1-2 week of workouts. We are not accepting new clients for the time being.
Have you found Zoom or closed FB group better to broadcast live classes to paying members?
We had a ton of our pass holders join our fb group, but our attendance for live zoom classes seemed low.
The podcast is: NASM-CPT Podcast with Rick Richey, Episode 27 “How to Virtually Train Client in a COVID-19 World”
We are offering a special, $10 drop-in for virtual.
My Zumba instructor is not too comfortable with offering Zumba sessions due to the licensing issues. Does anyone have thoughts about this?
We have had Les Mills Virtual for the past year only, but it’s been a good experience for us. Since we are real small and only recently started group X (KINE prev.) it has allowed us to add variety to our offerings. They also put out streaming classes during the outbreak which we used to help justify keeping our fees.
We are following the American Rec Cross recommendations
01:25:40Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
Zumba has lifted those parameters Bre’una
@Bre’una, Zoom is fine for Zumba. It just can’t be a live event. We contacted them to confirm so the instructor didn’t have to worry about her license
So no instagram or facebook live
We are offering Cardio Fitness and Toning rather than Zumba
@Xiomara thanks for that info! I'll be sure to provide an update to our staff.
offering multipe classes so that each person has a manikin, disposable mouth valve, we have practice masks that we would disinfect in between classes.
Does anyone have any virtual CEC opportunities they are sending to students/attending?
@Alicia ok great. So pre-recorded should be good then, correct?
From our understanding yes
01:27:05Anthony U of Central Arkansas
email@example.com - University of Central Arkansas.
Got it! Thanks, Alicia.
Courtney - SCW Fitness is doing Mania for a discounts reat
Thanks @Anna and @Cheyanne
Happy to connect with anyone - firstname.lastname@example.org, Texas A&M University at Galveston