Pittsburgh FIT Family,
Amid rising concerns over the COVID-19 / CoronaVirus, we want you all to know we are doing everything possible to keep Pittsburgh FIT a clean, safe space. You will find hand sanitizers at the door and desk, soap & paper towels in the bathrooms, alcohol spray bottles and disinfectant wipes multiple places in the gym. Please use them all.
We’re going to workout, and here are the Ground Rules:
PRE-PRE WORKOUTIf you are sick, stay home contact your physician. If you have a fever and/or a cough or aren’t feeling well, make sure to stay home.
PRE-WORKOUTWash your hands. Sign into class using the app on your phone. The community kiosk will not be available.
DURING WORKOUTLimit sharing of equipment, respect personal spaces, wash your hands.
POST WORKOUTClean up after yourself! Spray and wipe down all equipment, and wash your hands.
What are we doing at Pittsburgh FIT?We are taking many steps to ensure the safety of our current clients! This starts with education. At each class, our coaches will be reviewing proper hygiene for working out and ensuring each class is in compliance with the guidelines above.Our staff is dedicated to maintaining the gym daily between classes and at closing as well. The floors are being cleaned daily with a Water and Bleach solution, all equipment is being saturated with alcohol or the equivalent antiseptic spray between classes, trash is being emptied regularly, and of course, our staff is staying home at any sign of illness.
For those members who do not feel comfortable working out in large groups we have a couple solutions:
First, Starting Monday, March 16th and continuing until further notice, we will include a HOME VERSION of the workout that can be accessed through the TRIIB app. This version of the workout is specifically designed to be performed at home or outside of the gym. The only equipment that athletes will need to perform these workouts will be their body and a backpack. The backpack can be loaded as the athlete sees fit to accomplish the workout. Generally, we recommend light to moderate loading.
*Don't have access to the app? Email us at Info@PittsburghFIT.com and we'll resend you the link to create a new account via email!
These workouts are not meant to discourage coming to the gym but rather encourage members to continue to stay invested in their health and fitness if they aren't able to come to the gym. These workouts will be dynamic, fun, and easy to execute. Also, we will add an “at home class” in the noon time slot to the schedule, please sign into class so that we can track your progress and give you shout outs!Will will be handing out prizes for those people who are consistently completing the workouts at home. Free Pittsburgh FIT gear coming your way!Second, if you want to workout at the gym, but don’t want to be in a class setting during this time, we are offering “open gym” hours during the following times for no additional cost:
Open Gym Hours8:00 AM - 9:30 AM12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
*All of the pre-pre, pre, during and post workout guidelines apply.
Never has it been more important to stay healthy, train smart, eat well, and take care of your body. We are committed to helping you pursue health and wellness through this challenging time.
Now that you know what we're doing to ensure your safety, let's talk about COVID-19 to answer some basic questions around the virus itself.
WHAT IS COVID-19?COVID-19, or CO (Corona) VI (Virus) D (Disease) - 2019. There are many types of coronaviruses including some that cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses.WHERE DID IT COME FROM?There are many different types of coronaviruses, especially in the canine and feline family. In rare cases, these virsues affect humans. COVID-19 is an example of one of these viruses likely to originate from a live animal in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.HOW DOES IT SPREAD?The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. This does not include normal respiratory function. A mask only protects you from larger particulates such as production from coughing or sneezing.It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient, refrigerated, or frozen temperatures.CAN SOMEONE SPREAD THE VIRUS WITHOUT BEING SICK?People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest). Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.FeverCoughShortness of breathWHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I HAVE COVID-19?Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.Avoid public areas:Do not go to work, school, or public areas.Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.Separate yourself from other people and animals in your homeStay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.Limit contact with pets & animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19, just like you would around other people. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus.When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. If you are sick with COVID-19, avoid contact with your pet, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a facemask. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.Call ahead before visiting your doctorIf you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.WHAT SHOULD I DO TO STAY SAFE?Avoid close contact with people who are sick.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.Stay home when you are sick.Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY!WHO IS AT HIGHER RISK?Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:Older adultsPeople who have serious chronic medical conditions like:Heart diseaseDiabetesLung diseaseCURRENT RATES OF COVID-19 IN THE UNITED STATESTotal cases: 423Total deaths: 19States reporting cases: 35 (includes District of Columbia)ReferencesCoronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. Accessed March 9, 2020.
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