Covid 19

We are cautiously excited about reopening our business. First, we want to thank you for being patient during the STAY-HOME order. Moments like this are rare and historical, however, they require us all to bear the responsibility for our community. As we are excited to open, please understand that we are navigating this moment with great precaution and will implement a strategy to follow. 

Basic Understandings: 

  1. The following Pryde Athletics guidelines are NOT OPTIONAL. If you choose not to observe these protocols, we will not be able to serve you. Our obligation is to protect our staff and clients, especially those with compromised immune systems. 
  2.  We have consulted multiple medical professionals and we believe this is the most productive and safest course of action on our journey to normality. 
  3. Lastly, we want to exercise the right to amend this document as needed to deliver the safest visits possible. We all understand that this pandemic is always evolving and we will remain flexible. We will always try to give you advanced notice if there are any changes in our understanding as to how we should handle reopening.

General PlayBook: 

  1. Hours of operation will be from 9am-9pm Monday- Thursday; 9am-6pm on Fridays; and 8am-2pm on Saturdays. We will be closed on Sundays for a deep clean of the facility and equipment.  
  2. Please use the Pryde Athletics app to check into all group classes as there will be a cap on attendees per class. If you are not checked into class, you can not just show up. 
  3. To limit the contact between you and our front desk staff, all transactions should be conducted via our “Pryde Athletics App” found in the GOOGLE PLAY STORE or the APPLE STORE on your devices. 
  4. All clients whether in personal training or group class should show up 5 minutes after the hour and will be dismissed 5 minutes till.   EXAMPLE if your session is at 5pm, show up at 5:05pm and you will be dismissed at 5:55pm. This process will allow our staff to proficiently sanitize all equipment utilized in the previous hour. 
  5. When attending training do not congregate in the lobby area. Please walk to the back larger room and observe the 6ft social distancing rule.
  6.  When entering and exiting the building and in the parking lot, please adhere to the 6ft social distancing rule. Everyone is okay getting their own door. Please be courteous and patient. 
  7. WASH OR SANITIZE YOUR HANDS! 
  8. Avoid touching your face! 
  9. We recommend you wear weightlifting gloves.
  10. PLEASE correctly wear a mask before walking into the building. We are not concerned with those that are sick, obviously, if you are sick you will stay home. We are trying to be proactive with those who might be carriers and not know it. The last contagion probability outcome below of 1.5% transmission is where we would like to be as a facility. Your compliance is of utmost importance.  Please see our FACE MASK GUIDE at the end of this document.  Thank you!
  • We will be wearing cloth masks with an internal filter.
  • We will coach from a distance, please allow us the space to set up and change weights and equipment.
  • We will be sanitizing each station equipment each hour, along with most common touchpoints, doorknobs, sink handles, KB’s, DB’s, bands, Sliders. This will be a dedicated gym assistant position on our staff as we look to keep a clean and sanitized environment. 
  • Staff members are not going to stretch you at the end, instead, we will use the extra time to burn more calories.
  • On top of hourly equipment sanitation, the gym will be sprayed with a disinfectant every night with a deep clean every Sunday.
  • Gently remind you of our policies and procedures 
  • Provide you with the most amazing experience and visit!
  • Classes will be limited to 10 people. 
  • Please use the APP to check into classes. Do not just show up for class!!
  • Classes will take place in the large square that houses the batting cages.
  • Classes will start 5 minutes after the hour and will dismiss 5 minutes before the hour. At this time we will ask that you stretch at home. Our objective will be to have bands available for purchase to effectively do so at home.
  • Every client will be in a square which adheres to the social distancing guidelines. 
  • Warmups will be stationary 
  • Every client will have their own personalized equipment in their grid. There will be no sharing.
  • Personal training sessions will start 5 minutes after the hour and will dismiss 5 minutes before the hour. At this time we will ask that you stretch at home. Our objective will be to have bands available for purchase to effectively do so at home.
  • Spotting will be in emergency situations. We will not load weight you cannot do comfortably for at least 10 times.
  • Our staff will coach from a distance. 
  • Please allow us to load your bar before you approach the exercise. We understand it a bit of a dance back and forth, but the objective is to keep you and our staff healthy. 
  • Bring your own water and keep it in your space.
  • Personal training stations will be labeled by letter. Your station assignment will be texted to you prior to your session.
  • We are currently and temporarily implementing a no-cash policy.
  • Please use the app to purchase your packages. 
  • (Parents) We are available for a phone call to process any transaction remotely.
  • Please email us at prydeathletics@gmail.com or call 734-585-6018 or (734-895-1901 after June 1st)
  • Please only bring keys and water bottles in for your workout and place them in your quadrant so they are easily accessible to you during your workout. 
  • This policy will help us to always adhere to the social distancing guidelines while everyone is working out and keep everyone safe. 
  • Drop offs only 
  • Parents Please Wait in Your Cars
  • Drop Off in the Front of the Facility 
  • Pick up on the West Side of the Facility (Between Chef Source and Pryde Athletics)
  •  Please watch for children and others crossing

We are segmenting our work day into 3 segments Early Risers, Mid Day (Low Peak), Evening Warriors. This is to create time for those dealing with varying health issues and goals. 

Early Risers: Those who want to personal train before 9am. Sessions must end at 9am to allow us an hour to sanitize the facility for our 10a-3pm clients who might be dealing with underlying risk factors.

Low Peak: (10am-3pm) Low peak times are generally times when we do not have clients scheduled. We are opening these hours for those who have any underlying health issues and feel they need the extra space. As we social distance, we want to create an added barrier for those that are super vulnerable to feel confident training safely. Benefits of training at this time is low numbers-social distance to the max.

Evening Warriors (4pm-9pm). This includes;

  • High School Athletes 
  • College Athletes 
  • Those who are otherwise healthy who do not mind training alongside more people in the social distancing model we have created.

If you have reservations about wearing a mask while training please let us know and we will make accommodations to your training style and program to allow you extra time to catch your breath as you acclimate to the new health standards set by the CDC.

What are the 3 Primary Types of Face Masks?

When you hear about face masks for COVID-19 prevention, it’s generally three types:

  • Homemade cloth face mask
  • Disposable mask
  • N95 respirator

Cloth Face Masks

To prevent the spread of the virus from people without symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending that everyone wears cloth face masks, such as homemade face masks, while in public places such as work. This recommendation is in addition to continued social distancing and proper hygiene practices. 

How to Wear a Cloth Face Mask?

  • Fit the mask snugly to the sides of your face and secure it with ties or ear loops.
  • Make it so it has multiple layers of fabric, the cloth should not restrict your breathing.
  • The mask should be laundered, and machine dried without damage or change to shape.
  • Do not put cloth face masks on children under the age of 2, people who have trouble breathing, people who are unconscious, or people who are unable to remove the mask on their own.
  • Use cloth face masks rather than surgical masks or N95 respirators, as these critical supplies must be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders. 

 

Proper Care of Cloth Masks

  • Wash homemade cloth masks after every use. 
  • When removing, be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Wash hands immediately after removing.

Benefits of Homemade Face Masks

  • Cloth face masks can be made at home from common materials, so there is an unlimited supply.
  • They may lower the risk of people without symptoms transmitting the virus through speaking, coughing, or sneezing.
  • They are better than not using any mask and offer some protection.

Risks of Homemade Face Masks

  • While homemade face masks offer some degree of protection, they can offer less protection than surgical masks or respirators. 
  • They do not replace or reduce the need for other protective measures. Proper hygiene practices and social distancing are still the best methods of keeping yourself safe.

Disposable Masks

Masks that are disposable, are loose-fitting face masks that cover your nose, mouth, and chin. They are typically used to:

  • protect the wearer from sprays, splashes, and large-particle droplets
  • prevent the spread of potentially infectious respiratory secretions from the wearer to others

Disposable masks can vary in design, but the mask itself is often flat and rectangular in shape with pleats or folds. The top of the mask contains a metal strip that can be formed to your nose.

Elastic bands or long, straight ties help hold a disposable mask in place while you are wearing it. These can either be looped behind your ears or tied behind your head.

How to Wear a Disposable Mask

  1. Clean your hands, either by washing with soap and water or by using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

 

  1. Before putting the mask on, inspect it for any tears or holes.
  2. Locate the metal strip in the mask. This is the top of the mask.
  3. Orient the mask so that the colored side faces outward, or away from you.
  4. Place the top part of the mask on the bridge of your nose, molding the metal strip to the shape of your nose.
  5. Carefully loop the elastic bands behind your ears or tie the long, straight ties behind your head.
  6. Pull the bottom of the mask down, ensuring that it covers your nose, mouth, and chin.

Proper Care of Disposable Masks

  • Try to avoid touching the mask while you are wearing it. If you must touch or adjust your mask, be sure to clean your hands immediately afterward.
  • Disposable masks should be thrown away after use. Replace your disposable masks if it becomes damaged or damp.
  • To take off the mask, unloop the bands from behind your ears or undo the ties from behind your head. Avoid touching the front of the mask, which may be contaminated.
  • Promptly dispose of the mask in a closed garbage bin, thoroughly cleaning your hands afterward.

N95 Respirator Masks

N95 respirators can protect against smaller respiratory droplets, such as those containing SARS-CoV-2. However, the CDC currently does not recommend their use outside of healthcare settings. There are a variety of reasons for this, including:

  • N95 respirators should be fit-tested in order to be used appropriately. A poor seal can lead to leakage, lowering the respirator’s effectiveness.
  • Due to their tight fit, N95 respirators can become uncomfortable and stuffy, making them difficult to wear for extended periods of time.
  • Our worldwide supply of N95 respirators is limited, making it critical that healthcare workers and first responders have ready access to them.