Keeping LVAC Healthy for You
Out of an abundance of caution and in light of growing public-health concern regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to share with you what Las Vegas Athletic Clubs is doing to prioritize your well-being and suggestions on what we can all do to prevent illness and stay healthy.
We know some of you may be wondering if you need to worry about your daily workout? According to this article in TIME, the short answer is no. The gym is not a place that’s necessarily riskier than other communal areas and there is not anything particular about people sweating that makes them more contagious. That being said, we are taking extra steps to ensure your safety and health, as well as to ease your concerns.
What LVAC is Doing:
At LVAC we are monitoring the evolving situation and following CDC guidelines in all 7 of our clubs, including our corporate office to keep our members and employees safe and our clubs clean. This includes:
Increasing Our Cleaning Protocols.
- We keep our cardio, selectorized and free weight areas equipped with hospital-grade disinfectant spray and paper towels. We will increase the availability of these cleaning solutions in every area of the club. Your partnership in this effort is appreciated and you’re encouraged to wipe down your machines and equipment before and after each use.
- Additionally, we will be increasing our housekeeping and/or coaching staff over the next few weeks in order to help us clean high-touch surfaces – like the front desk, door handles, staircases, water fountains, cardio and selectorized machines and free weights – more frequently.
- Lastly, we will increase cleaning frequency in all of our child Play Rooms. It’s worth noting that children do not appear to be more susceptible to coronavirus than adults. In fact, no deaths have been reported. Out of an abundance of caution, we are encouraging all children to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering the Play Room.
Recommending Ill Members Stay Home. We’re asking members who do not feel well to refrain from visiting the club. We recommend this practice year-round for your own good and the good of others. Additionally, the CDC is urging anyone traveling from countries with a Level 3 Travel Health Notice stay home for 14 days.
What We All Can Do:
Practice Good Hygiene. These habits include:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. We encourage this throughout the day and while you’re at LVAC.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing and coughing. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands.
- Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, mouth and face as germs spread easily when a person touches these areas.
- Carry personal hand sanitizer with you and use it throughout the day, including while your at LVAC.
Boost Your Immune System. Now more than ever, it’s essential to prioritize your health and wellness. This includes:
- Eating a nutrient-rich diet including foods known to boost your immune system like red bell peppers, citrus fruits, broccoli, garlic, ginger and spinach. You can read more about this here. It is a great opportunity to cleanse your system for the next several weeks.
- Avoid sugars and processed foods as they tend to weaken the immune system.
- Get plenty of rest (7-8 hours) as lack of sleep can cause the inflammatory immune response to activate, reducing the activity of T cells in the body. This can weaken your immune system.
- Reduce chronic stress. Chronic stress suppresses the immune response of the body by releasing the hormone cortisol.
- Get moving. Working out on a regular basis has been scientifically proven to boost the immune system. Regular exercise mobilizes the T cells, a type of white blood cell which guards the body against infection.
Your health and safety are top priorities to us. We’re committed to monitoring the situation and communicating with you proactively. Thank you for your partnership.
Yours in Health.