Jescelyn Villarreal and Nelson Woodley - Stephen F. Austin State University
Jason Darby - Southern Miss
Ramona Seupersad - University of Toronto Scarborough
Ryan McNicholas _ Youngstown State
Jackie Sherman - University of Florida
Max Miller - Swarthmore College
Daniel Perdue - University of North Carolina @ Pembroke
Robert Edwards - Georgia state university
Chasity Holstick Georgia Sate
anna- would you be able to share your research with us?
facemasks while exercising is a hot topic right now in NC.
I’ve tried it... it is very difficult to do!
I saw that ACE is offering a webinar next week on exercising with face masks - https://events.acefitness.org/ip/webinar/6-24-exercise-and-face-coverings
what distance are you using for physical distancing for in person fitness classes?
Enforcing the 6' ft contact has been a challenge and getting participants to wipe down their equipment.
Athletics at our school is enforcing, so we are similar
Strength coaches wear face coverings at all times. Athletes wear face coverings at all times unless they are doing strenuous activity(lifting, running, etc). They would wear masks to weight room while being screened, take them off once workout starts, put back on when finished.
@Judy - we are trying to enforce 10 ft. We have moved our classes to a gym court to allow for this
00:37:43Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
100 sq ft to 200 sq ft for Participants
North Dakota State Guidelines are 12 X 12 spaces for group exercise
Are masks being required for non-exercising staff and is it an option to wear one or is it mandatory?
We are using 6 ft.
At SFA. We use the basketball gym floor for cycling and Zumba. Outdoor space for Athletic based classes and one multipurpose room for Yoga.
Taylor Todd- NAU
We originally planned to start in-person classes outdoors only at the beginning of the month but University Exec Leadership wanted to hold off - phase 1 happening in 2 weeks.
We may allow no masks during exercise but masks on when checking into a class, walking through hallways, being in office spaces, etc
we have no spotting for now, mandated to have a mask, no gf classes using 6Ft and 50% occupancy leslie
what platforms are people looking into for live broadcasting?
Alexia, at ASU we use IG Live. It gives students a break from Zoom which is very academically used right now
Hoping to see what fusions live class platform will look like
Our classes are on the MAC court, I'm happy to share. 12 x 12 spaces that are designated by a step and yoga mat per station. 9 participants plus 1 instructor.
@Alexia we are working with our iTech department currently to come up with the best game plan for that. We’ve been doing free video recordings but we are trying to find a way now to limit it back to our members.
That's all dependent if we ever get out of phase 2. . .
What are the equipment checkout and locker rental procedures that schools are using?
@lesliewhitmer if you have no spotting right now, does that mean you have squat racks and bench press area closed off?
We are handing out 1 cleaning towel per person as they enter the facility.
We aren't enforcing masks but we will be asking that people wipe down equipment + extra staff on hand to clean. We will just operate at a 25% capacity and have directional markings on the floor. When we have GFIT again, we will just reduce class sizes. Personal Training will likely resume as normal but only 1 trainer in the studio at a time.
If towels are used by members to clean their equipment what happens to the towels? do they go into a separate bin to be washed?
no cleaning issues- students have been terrific using the spray bottle and micro towel that we hand them upon entering. Leslie embry riddle
Has anyone removed small items from rotation such as mats/balls/small equipment? We haven’t opened yet but I am wondering what y’al are keeping on the floor and in class
Yes, separate bin to be washed together
What are everyone's plans for water fitness?
For those colleges that have mandatory masks usage in the gyms how do you deal with the students that have disabilities , more specifically hearing that rely on reading lips? If using masks were mandatory would this not violate ADA 1990 policy?
Anybody using foggers
@jasmine we aren’t open yet but we will be keeping all med balls, mats, ab rollers, etc off line to start
does anyone know of DEI resources specific to fitness?
When we reopen in the next few weeks, we will be opening in short intervals and closing for an hour about three times during the day for deep cleaning, so open from 6am-10am, closed and cleaning from 10am-11am, but we will also have extra cleaning stations for participants
Thank you Lydia!
For those that are scheduling time slots for reservations, how long are your time slots?
Karen, our time slots are 50 minutes
We are planning for 45 minute reservation times with 15 minutes for cleaning
We are set to open mid-July and we will have hour long activity sessions (using IMLeagues for registration) and then a 30 minute window for reset/cleaning before the next hour session occurs. We are setting our check in stations up outside on our patio and will encourage masks for waiting outside and during transition times in and out of the facility.
anyone doing anything special regarding instructor mics? (i.e. mic screens, belts, no mics at all, etc....)
Purchasing each instructor their own windscreen as well!
You can encourage washing their windscreens as well.
We are purchasing new ones for each instructor
Each instructor has their own windscreen
I ordered mic shields from amazon. Pack of 80 for $13
We aren’t open so we have made a few at home programs and doing a 1x a week Zoom workout
Ask a Trainer hour
Carey can you post the link please :)
Most of our pt’s graduated. One that is here has been in contact with his clients to get them back into the gym. We hired new trainers and are using this time to onboard them.
We won't have a ton of regulations when we begin PT again
We’re like going to have Personal Training once we open. We will likely ask the trainers to train in a specific room with proper social distancing
I am very curious if anyone is doing in person!
Only Virtual. Plan on in-person in July/Fall depending on university policy.
Currently working on developing a vPT approach using a Design-Me-a-Workout Model, in-person waiting, maybe for the Fall semester
We do live Q&As with our personal trainers on IG Live; they've been pretty popular, but we have not started in-person
Currently teaching zoom fitness classes 2 times a week at the College of Charleston. We are still closed.
Specific Room could be a great idea
We are not doing in-person training when we reopen for the time being.
Just another question about registration (sorry for duplication). Have people set up registration based on specific equipment use (treadmill, power rack etc) or just generic 'I'm using the fitness centre' registration?
We are planning to start in-person PT July 6
We are offering the service and, when clients do come in for sessions, we are requiring the 6 ft. distance between the client and trainer
How has the reception been from student staff as far as what we are doing for their safety? Has there been any questions or concerns from them about new procedures.
Art, each of our individual cardio machines has a specific registration link
At Ole Miss, we have created 6 zones, so they will choose the zone they want to be in
It sound like in general for places that are opening, that participation has been low. Thoughts on why? Fewer people on campus? Should scale back our plans if we are not opened yet?
We have spaced out everything enough to allow for distancing, with the exception of our extremely small free weight area. We are having them check in with the fitness attendant in order to access that space, and it will be limited to only three patrons at a time due to allowing for distancing.
@Carey do they have to stay in 1 zone for the full hour?
Are you communicating the equipment rotation with your trainers?
The Power Rack and Olympic Bench area has a barricade with a bouncer at the date. We are going to control access to that section. When you check-in to the building, 32 people can do a 25 minute reservation
@Courtney we will be asking them to stay in their registered zone. We have moved some equipment around so there is a variety in most zones.
Hi Anna, How many people are you allowing on your Rock Wall and what is your cleaning protocol?
Ditto Ramona's question?
With academic classes starting earlier, we've talked about having more fitness classes outside since we can take advantage of the nicer weather and offering more space in classes.
I am curious about the climbing wall too
We will had modified hours as well. Instead of 6am - 12am, we’ll at most be 6am - 9pm.
Right now it seems folks are super scared to workout indoors (with all the perceived added barriers and threats). Is anyone pushing any outdoor fitness as a viable option?
Embry Riddle similar class schedule - home at Thanksgiving- were still awaiting to see what our 20% budget cut will look at- currently fitness is being run by 4-5 professionals from 11 am-5 pm Mon-Thurs only.
00:56:46Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
Morning classes outside
Right now we are keeping our wall closed as it's a small space.
We’ll be doing a few outdoor classes, and I plan on making those free for all members as opposed to just being apart of the group fitness pass
We are being asked to schedule majority of classes outdoors. Haven't schedule yet but will be doing so in early/later evenings
Our "get outside and do something program" seems to go well
lost the audio...
Thanks Ramona, same here, too small of a wall area.
Shannon Richardson oversees our Ole Miss Outdoors program. We will open for bouldering only in mid-July. Feel free to reach out to her for their cleaning practices and registration sessions. email@example.com
We offer an Athletic Conditioning class that is from 4-4:45pm, that is free for UPD and campus response management.
CieCie I may reach out about the F45 programming. Ours is supposed to get going in the fall but I can see us having challenges with people being hesitant indoors.
00:59:37Mary Catherine Martinez
Are there mask requirements outside? It seems like being inside requires a mask a lot of the time which is barely comfortable at rest, imo :)
If there is no mask outside, but just distance required, that could be really appealing as a customer.
00:59:51Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
@Jason yes! Reach out anytime.
01:00:32Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
@Mary no mask would be required outside as of right. Now
01:00:54MC Martinez - Innosoft
Thanks, CieCie! :)
@Mary, in North Carolina I think as long as you are outside, there is no mask requirement. Just focusing on not sharing equipment and keeping 6-10ft between participants
01:01:55MC Martinez - Innosoft
Thanks, Lydia. Makes sense. I was in NC recently and I totally understand not requiring a mask outside. I was winded just walking from the airport to the parking lot across the street :)
We had charged 50% less then regular prices for PT.
utd will let all virtualgx be free
Our group exercise is free and since PT is on hiatus - we plan to sell some PT at home Programs
Is anyone having to begin offering GX classes with a price after historically offering them for free?
01:03:56Mike Chadee - UT Southwestern
We don't typically charge for group fitness beyond our usual membership rate, but are trying to figure out what we will do if we continue virtual classes to combat one member sharing login info with non-members
No not us, Taylor. We are keeping it free.
Planning a blended approach to training with a plan B to do all virtual if needed. All interviews/auditions will likely be virtual unless a student is on-campus and available to meet in person
We will be doing the large parts of training on canvas and then small groups/area trainings in person (for now anyway)
BVM safety training for less contact if CPR needed to be performed. Also, training in general for physically distancing, and Virtual / Zoom protocols. Any interview/auditions virtual as well as much as possible.
Staff training is probably going to stay in person at ASU, we're just going to have to offer more offerings with smaller groups
Departmentally were using Articulate, an online learning platform. You can include quizzes and it sort of looks like a red cross blended learning course
01:05:47Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
What topics is everyone exploring?
The University has created a blackboard quiz for Fac/Staff to complete prior to return to work and we have been told one will be developed for students to complete prior to returning in the fall.
What is the cost of that?
We are going to film in the studio if possible. We will stick with Zoom. We use PT Hub for programming for PT.
The Individua Education account we have with Articulate is $599
We are working on giving one of our fitness rooms virtual capabilities, likely a laptop to teach via Zoom. We’ll likely have the most popular class taught from this space, if the instructors feels comfortable coming in.
Once we were able to return to work, we started recording in studios to look a little more professional and have more consistent wifi, etc. We will continue to record in order to have a better library of recorded classes. We have used iMovie to had intro slides and adjust sound etc. to make them a little higer quality as well.
We’ll plan to stick to using Facebook live for non-choreographed classes and then using zoom and recording classes to create a library to go back to. We are also hoping to see what Fusions live class option will look like once its released
You can record and livestream from Zoom at the same time so we will likely do that
We're teaching live from home and filming YT videos on campus. Looking into our Livestream capabilities this Friday as one of the marketing students who films our videos has previous exp doing so for video games
We are hoping to do live PT sessions with recorded videos to supplement
UTD will try to stream from an on-campus studio. Upgrading camera, lights,etc. for that. virtual training will be a regular part of our program
01:11:29Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
We will be doing on-demand and LIVE classes. Currently exploring 5 different platforms
Lisa what platform did you say y'all were using to store and share those on demand videos?
We have created an online service for PT that we will pilot this summer - separate from virtual PT sessions
Traci can you explain online v virtual differences
01:13:45MC Martinez - Innosoft
Quick Innosoft note - we have new features for virtual group fit coming out soon. You should get release notes tomorrow with the details. This will hide the Zoom link from customers but will direct them when it's class time to launch the live class (although it doesn't have to be a live class, it can be a link to a youtube video, google drive, anything really - this would not stop them from grabbing the Zoom Meeting ID after they join and sharing it afterwards, but it will at least make it harder to share across the board and wouldn't be published online, either)
Derick, we will be having a flat rate for people to pay and they will get a customized program (home or gym version) after meeting with their trainer for an initial consult. Then over the span of their program (6 or 8 weeks) they will get weekly check-ins with their trainers.
similar to what a lot of online fitness coaches are doing
Then virtual would be 1-on-1 live training sessions as normal - but we fully intend to have in-person in the fall
Traci, Thank you
At Iowa we have asked IT for quotes to equip one studio enabling live stream group fitness classes.
01:16:39MC Martinez - Innosoft
If any of you have questions on the Fusion side, please let me know. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a quick call here: https://calendly.com/mc-martinez/pf20
LSU - we have been hosting Live Q+As with our Fitness Professional Staff and Student Health Center staff - topics have focused on mental health, depression, isolation, nutrition, sleep, etc.
Paul, what are your typical attendance numbers?
At BGSU we have collaborated with the Counseling Center to offer free mindfulness workshops. They are 4-weeks long & meet via Zoom for 50 min weekly sessions
Similar to LSU the University Counseling Services at Iowa offers weekly sessions.
I heard clear shower curtains have been used as a barrier. Less expensive than plexiglass.
01:26:30Mike Chadee - UT Southwestern
only place we have discussed it is at our front desk. originally we planned on doing the whole desk but were told to do smaller section instead because of difficulty of cleaning them
01:27:36Xiomara "CieCie" Leonard
Thank you Cindy and Mike!
Our outside pool still closed due to lack of resources. Trying to get it open for lap swim with physical distancing and with reduce # Leslie Embry Riddle
I think SCW may have had a webinar on the future of aqua classes so look into that.