CrossFit Bound located in Kennesaw, Georgia, reopened late April after the governor announced gyms could open starting April 24, 2020.
Owner Brandon Phillips said the majority of his members were requesting classes to begin. During the pandemic, CrossFit Bound had gone to an online platform for three weeks. While they are still providing those services to members who choose to stay at home, the Box has opened its physical doors once again.
“Our members are very happy,” said Phillips. “The first day almost every class was full. Everyone is keeping their distance, cleaning equipment and being responsible for their personal safety, which keeps those around them safe. The staff is amazing. Everyone wants to help make our facility safe and inviting for all members. The client experience and safety are the No. 1 priorities.”
But, with reopening has come a list of rules and measures to follow. Phillips listed the precautions they currently have in place:
For other gyms looking to reopen, Phillips said you need to be detailed when it comes to the new rules and standards of your gym. He said to think about how a member enters the building, what they bring in, where they hang out, where they stand while working out, how to program workouts with social distancing, etc. “Every detail must be taken into account to create the best standards of operations for your members to be safe while training,” he said.
All in all, as states and Affiliates are debating about when to open, Phillips noted that in the end Boxes are part of the fight against COVID-19. “We know our personal health is one of the greatest weapons we have against the coronavirus,” he said. “Our gyms and what we provide are essential.”