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How To Stay Safe At the Gym and Avoid COVID-19

The world has slowly started to reopen and now people can get back to the weight rack and cardio machines to lose Lockdown weight and kick start their fitness journey. However, one must adhere to all the SOPs, safety precautions, and rules set by the gym management to stay safe during COVID-19.

Listed Below are some of the precautions one must take to avoid Coronavirus while burning off the extra fat that you accumulated during quarantine:-

Practice Social Distancing

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Observing physical distancing is extremely crucial while working out. Gyms have placed their equipment 6 feet apart so that you can work out safely and without the fear of catching the deadly virus. It is important to stay in your work out zone and not roam around chatting with your gym buddies or coming near the members who are working out vigorously without their masks on.

Bring Your Supplies

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It is best to bring in your gym supplies like towels, water bottles, and yoga mats. When you bring in your towel, it ensures that it is not contaminated and is safe to wipe off your sweat beads after your strenuous workout. Furthermore, you can bring your water bottle so that you don’t have to touch the water dispenser. It is advised to clean, wash and sanitize your bottle thoroughly well after leaving your fitness club

Attentive Sanitizing

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Ensure that all equipment is sanitized and disinfected before and after you use them. Gyms have extra cleaning staff in place who deep clean each machine with premium quality disinfectants for the safe usage of their patrons. Corporate with the cleaning staff and don’t speed up the cleaning process. Wait for 5 to 10 minutes for the deep cleaning and wiping down of elliptical machine, treadmill, bikes, and weights before you touch or use them.

Wear a Mask if You are 6 feet apart from other gym members

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Don’t take off your mask in common shared areas of your gym before and after your workout. Undoubtedly, it is difficult to wear masks while exercising, therefore, if you have 6 feet distance between you and other members, then take off your mask while working out. Mask helps you from getting droplets of other members and vice versa.  Especially if you are doing lower intensity workouts that won’t elevate your heart rates like yoga and Pilates, then you must wear masks.

Wash and Sanitize Your Hands Frequently

 

Wash and sanitize your hands frequently and avoid touching your face, nose, and eyes. Gyms have installed sanitizers and hand washes basins at regular intervals for the safety of their members and staff.

Wrap Up

According to experts, if you follow the above-mentioned precautions, then you are safe at the gym. Structure Health and Fitness, go extra mile for the safety and wellbeing of their members. We have taken extra precautions and necessary safety measures to protect our members from COVID-19.