Genesis Health + Fitness reopened its five Western Australia (WA) clubs on Monday, 18 May.
The reopening coincided with the WA government’s move to its stage two easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
In line with the stage two restrictions, the five clubs – Belmont, Bentley, Bull Creek, Byford and Kelmscott – are running supervised group fitness, strength classes and Coaching Zone sessions for its members, with a maximum of 20 people in each club at the one time.
While health and fitness businesses cannot yet completely reopen, the Genesis Health + Fitness team are pleased to reoffer its members a platform to stay physically and mentally fit.
“Studies have shown that regular exercise can help boost everything from immune and respiratory health, to self-esteem and energy levels. It can also reduce stress and improve sleep and resilience,” says Adam Deane, club owner of Genesis Health + Fitness Bentley, Byford and Kelmscott.
“These benefits are of use to all of us, particularly at a time like the present,” adds Adam.
The supervised classes are following strict health and safety guidelines that align to the WA government’s stage two restrictions. This includes social distancing markers, no shared equipment, and reduced length in class times to allow for cleaning of equipment between classes.
To further ensure the strongest possible health and hygiene standards are met for members and staff, every Genesis Health + Fitness club has installed more sanitiser stations, disinfectant wipes and health and hygiene signs throughout.
Genesis Health + Fitness Kelmscott member Chantal, was as one of the first to attend a supervised class on Monday saying, “I’m so excited about the sense of normalcy, I feel now that I’m back here. I’ve missed the connection with other gym goers and staff; and having a place that allows me to really focus on how I feel mentally, emotionally and of course, physically.”
The clubs’ reopening has also given Genesis Health + Fitness the opportunity to physically reconnect with some of its staff that had been unable to work since health and fitness operators were forced to close in March.
“We’re excited to get our staff back into the club,” says Adam. “We know that working a regular shift gives them a routine and sense of purpose. Our supervised classes are just the first step to getting things back on track – something we all want.”
Genesis Health + Fitness continues to work closely with government and industry bodies in all states. The plan: safely reopen all remaining clubs Australia-wide, to members who have supported Genesis Health + Fitness throughout this time, and to its staff. “We want all our staff back, doing what they love: helping our members stay fit and healthy,” says Ian Jensen-Muir, CEO of Genesis Health + Fitness.
For more information on health and safety guidelines that are in place at Genesis Health + Fitness clubs in WA, or to view the supervised classes that are available: https://www.genesisfitness.com.au/wa-covid-faqs
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