Gold’s Gym announces new rules as it prepares to reopen

Gold’s Gym location in Brownsville will resume operations on Monday, with new sanitation, capacity, safety and physical distancing protocols in place to continue doing its part in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

“The health and safety of our team members and members has always been our top priority and it’s never been more important. We are taking all recommended precautions as we prepare to reopen our Brownsville gym on May 18, which will include operating at a 25 percent capacity limit per state guidelines,” said Adam Zeitsiff, Gold’s Gym president and CEO.

The gym will reopen with modified hours:

>>Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.

>>Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

>>An “intermission” will occur daily from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. to restock all cleaning supplies and conduct a full gym cleaning. Members in the gym will be able to finish their workouts, but no other members may enter and check in during this time.

New procedures in place to protect the health and safety of team members and members include:

>>New Code of Conduct requiring those using the gym to abide by the enhanced Gold’s Gym cleaning standards and practice safe physical distancing while using the gym

>>Required masks and gloves for all team members

>>Touchless scan for no-contact member check-in

>>Safety signage and reminders throughout the gym

>>Staggered cardio and strength machines that are in operation by at least 6 feet to promote physical distancing

>>Required gloves covering fingertips to palms for all members per Texas state guidelines.

>>Masks are not required for members but recommended.

>>Zone cleanings throughout each day in all areas of the gym, including all high touch surfaces, door handles, railings and common areas

>>Required equipment wipe-down by members after each use with the medical-grade cleaners provided

>>Prohibited operation and use of water fountains as additional safety measure

>>No cash: card on file only

>> Locker rooms/showers will be closed (bathrooms will still be accessible)