Letter from WFA to Governor Inslee

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Date:  November 15, 2020 To:  Governor Jay Inslee, Drew Shirk, Nick Streuli, Jon Snyder, Lauren McCloy, Dr. Jon Weisman, Washington State Department of Health, Washington State Legislature From:  Washington Fitness Alliance Subject:  Request for Immediate Reconsideration – November 15; Closure of Gyms and Fitness Facilities The Washington Fitness Alliance (WFA) is surprised and dismayed by today’s decision to order the closure of indoor gyms and fitness facilities until December 14.  The month-long closure will lead to the permanent closure of many small businesses across the state who are barely making ends meet under the current restrictions. We are deeply troubled by the rejection of ideas submitted by WFA to improve upon current guidelines. It makes no sense to penalize a sector that, according to data and studies, has not been a source of COVID-19 infections and has proven it can safely provide a valuable service to the public during the pandemic….

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COVID-19 Massage Procedures

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Although massage has now opened up, there are some changes you need to know. The club is not staffed enough to schedule our appointments at this time. Eventually we will go back to the system we had before, and will keep you informed when that happens. So for right now, if you want to schedule a massage session, and if you have your therapists direct contact information, please call the therapist directly. The club is now permitted to give out therapists phone contact. You can call the club front desk Monday-Sunday to ask for the therapist of your choice contact phone number. THE FRONT DESK IS NOT SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS at the present time, nor can they answer any questions concerning massage, or the therapists. Please call to ask for your therapists contact only. Our bio’s are available on the club website for information about us. This is the best we…

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New Health and Safety Standards

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) All staff will be wearing face coverings. Members are required to wear a face mask in order to enter the Club and must wear it at all times while around the facility. You can take it off immediately before working out and put it back on immediately after resuming working out vigorously. It must worn when walking around the building at all times to comply with WA state mandate. Cleaning + Sanitization Protocols As an addition to our already robust cleaning processes, we have added strategic zone cleanings several times per day along with our new housekeeping and maintenance teams who will be working throughout the day to keep high-touch points sanitized. Hand sanitizing stations and equipment wipes, exceeding CDC and EPA guidelines for effectiveness against viruses including COVID-19, will be available throughout the facility. Members will also be given their own personal spray disinfectant bottle…

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Phase 2 Reopening

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Personal Training and Small Group Training will be available starting Wednesday, June 10. MUV Training will resume starting June 15, you may reserve a spot for your MUV class starting this Friday. Personal Training, Small Group Training, and MUV Training will ONLY be available to those who were already signed up for these services prior to shutting down for COVID-19. You can expect to hear from your trainer about scheduling.

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Dues During Closure

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Harbor Square Athletic Club will not be charging dues at all during PHASE 2. You will only pay for services you are utilizing. Once the club is able to open for PHASE 3, members will receive 2 weeks FREE of dues, due to HSAC closing on March 13. We will then resume billing as normal.

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HSAC Staff Highlight–
Bryn Hannold

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Have you considered personal training?   Maybe you aren’t even sure if it is something you “need”. The benefits of personal training are often unknown until you experience the value of working with a trainer first hand. Even just learning a few tips or implementing minor adjustments to your work out can make a big difference in your results. We recently welcomed an amazing new personal trainer to our team; Bryn Honnold. Bryn was a competitive soccer player and track athlete. An Edmonds native, he graduated from Meadowdale High School where he participated in the Sports Medicine Program as a student athletic trainer. He attended the University of Montana where he was a student senator and volunteered for the ALS Foundation. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Exercise Science. Bryn has worked as a physical therapy aide and an exercise specialist. His passion is to empower and...
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Balanced Habits –
March Madness Edition

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Diet Brackets Fad Diets, Counting Calories, Fasting, Juicing, High Protein, Low Fat, Whole Foods, No Carbs, Low Carbs… No wonder we are overwhelmed, discouraged and numb to the latest or greatest health trends around us. We are sick of yo-yos and bandwagons. Yet, we want to be healthier. We want to know what is real and helpful when it comes to nutrition and our overall wellness. How do we discern the peaceful, clear route amidst the crooked chaos of information? How can we stay grounded while the madness of different health messages suck the courage to try something new or better away? We are individuals with beautiful, unique stories that make us all wonderfully human. We have body strengths and weaknesses. We all have tendencies and traumas that make our approaches to health and wellness complicated. There aren’t actual quick fixes out there that thoroughly address our whole selves and...
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Family Fitness

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Harbor Square loves seeing families staying active together. When our youngest members aren’t quite old enough for their own memberships and feel a little too old for the kidZone, what is available for them? Kids are always welcome to use the racquetball courts, basketball courts, and swim during “family swim” or lifeguard hours (children must be attended by an adult member when participating in these activities). If you get a little tired of these sports in and of themselves, our fitness director, Levi Diggs, has some suggestions for fun games to play with your kids in the gym. As a parent of two kids, I, of course, want the best for them and I want them to live healthy lives. I think one of the best things I can do for my kids health is be healthy myself and model good habits. Without prompting, our kids watch me and my...
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How to check in the “right way”

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Out with the Old. In with the New! You may have noticed, there is a new barcode scanner at the front desk. Our recent update to the computers required new hardware, including a new barcode scanner. First of all, we have had our share of technical difficulties during this transition and just want to say “Thank you!!” for being patient and understanding with our service desk staff as we were troubleshooting the issues. This new scanner takes a second to read a barcode and you must hold the barcode still while it scans. It will “beep” once it has successfully scanned your barcode. Secondly, we need your help keeping our club secure and efficient. Please bring your barcode with you every time you visit the gym and check-in by scanning your barcode at the front desk. This helps us keep the club secure and ensures that our staff is available...
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