Booking slots required, classes temporarily suspended as all FLYEfit gyms to reopen next month
All 16 FLYEfit gyms in Dublin and Cork will reopen on 20 July.
Irish gym chain FLYEfit has confirmed that all of its 16 gyms will reopen next month with a series of temporary measures designed to protect the health and safety of its members and staff and to control the number of people in each gym at any one time.
16 FLYEfit gyms in Dublin and Cork will reopen at 6am on Monday, 20 July, when indoor gatherings of 100 people will be permitted, as per the latest update to the government roadmap for reopening business and society in Ireland.
A number of temporary measures will apply to FLYEfit’s 70,000 members upon reopening:
- Introduction of an online booking system to avoid queues and to control the number of people in each gym at any one time.
- Members can book a 1 x 1 hour gym slot per day on the FLYEfit website from 19 July. Slots can be booked 24 hours in advance and up to one hour before each gym session. Members will not be able to enter FLYEfit without an online booking and must arrive in their gym clothes ready to workout.
- FLYEfit gyms will open from 6am-10pm Monday to Friday and from 7.30am to 5.30pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. Normal extended opening hours will resume as soon as possible.
- Changing and showering facilities will be closed until further notice.
- Classes and 1:1 training with Personal Trainers will be suspended until further notice.
- Touchless and contactless thermo checks and sanitisation stations will also be in place at all gym entrances. Sanitisation stations have been installed through FLYEfit’s gyms and anti-bacterial sprays will also be available so members can clean down equipment before and after use.
- All gyms will close for 30 minutes after each hourly gym session to facilitate the cleaning and the sanitisation of each gym and all gym equipment. All FLYEfit gyms will be deep cleaned overnight, with cleaning including all surfaces and touch points.
- All FLYEfit staff have been fully trained in Covid-19 compliance to monitor day-to-day activities in the gym and to ensure that everyone maintains social distancing and follows all other safe health guidelines during their time at the gym.
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FLYEfit says the measures will be unwound as it is safe and permissible to do so and hopes to return to normal operations within a short period of time. It will continue to comply with all government guidelines as part of that process.
The gym chain is also upgrading all memberships at no extra cost to include FLYEplus, a new online, on-demand portal with unlimited access to 30-45-minute videos, expert exercise and nutritional advice and exclusive competitions.
Commenting on the reopening of FLYEfit gyms next month, a company spokesperson said: “We are very excited to reopen on 20 July and can’t wait to welcome our members back to the gym. Their support has been incredible.
“FLYEfit is coming back stronger and we are ready to meet the challenges ahead and to help our members to get the best out of their time in our gyms and to continue on their fitness journey.”