It's Time To Open ABAC!
It is with pure joy that we announce Avila Bay Athletic Club & Spa is reopening! The club will reopen on Friday, June 12. We are again grateful to everyone who helped us get to this point. Those that stayed home for the greater good, the owners and management that took care of the staff and the property, the members that supported us by taking our Zoom fitness classes and offering words of encouragement, and those members that chose to pay their full dues even when we were closed. THANK YOU!
San Luis Obispo county's reopening orders have been evolving over the last month, and we constantly have to make changes. What we do have control over is doing our very best to create a safe and clean environment in which our members can fulfill their fitness, social, and wellness needs.
We will resume swim lessons, outdoor group training, and personal training at this time, in addition to the gym, pools, outdoor group fitness, and tennis! We are so excited to introduce our unique TRIBE Team Training on the new turf area. It is going to be awesome! Tennis lessons and clinics have also resumed. Guests are not allowed at this time. We very much look forward to welcoming them back to the club as soon as we can. Showers and locker rooms will be available, without hair dryers. Please limit your time spent in these areas so that all members have a chance to use them.
Please bring your own towels, yoga mats, water bottles, magazines/newspapers, and aquatics supplies, as we are not able to provide them at this time. The saunas and Jacuzzis are not allowed yet by the state, and we have suspended coffee service for a short while.
UPDATED POLICIES TO MEMBER AGREEMENT
Members agree to partake in the Club's check-in procedure. All members will check-in at the front desk beginning June 12, while Summer Blast campers will check in at the Group Fitness Room door. Health questions will be reviewed at check-in at this time. We are taking the temperatures of staff each day, and also asking them the health questions.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Members must confirm they do not have any symptoms related to and have not been knowingly exposed to COVID-19. They confirm that they have not had contact with a person who has or is suspected of having COVID-19. If the above status changes, they agree not to visit the club.
We strongly recommend that members agree to wear a face covering when entering the club, in common spaces, and in any place where appropriate 6 foot physical distancing cannot be maintained. Members are not asked to wear a face covering while working out.
Members will use best efforts to keep 6 feet between themselves and other members or staff while in the club and follow staff recommendations for maintaining safe distances. Members agree to follow posted requirements regarding restricted areas and room capacities.
Members agree to disinfect all equipment before and after use. Members agree to sanitize their hands upon entering the club and keep their hands washed/sanitized while at the club.
Only respectable behavior will be accepted. Members agree to treat other members and the employees with respect.
We reserve the right to deny access to anyone who does not comply with these policies.
Cleaning & Sanitizing
While we have always prioritized cleanliness, we have used the time of our temporary closure to source advanced hospital grade cleaners, disinfectants and equipment, and train our teams in the proper usage.
We will continue to grow our partnership with Hillyard, our partner in cleaning and disinfection because they have delivered products and processes to enhance the cleanliness and safety in facilities since 1907. They are there for us from product selection through proper training for our staff.
As a manufacturer and distributor of chemicals and custodial supplies, Hillyard meets all our needs for providing cleaning, disinfecting and hand hygiene products that meet E.P.A. guidelines to fight the Coronavirus Pandemic.
- All team members will continually clean and disinfect while in the club. All high touch areas will be disinfected hourly and every surface in the club will be disinfected daily.
We ask that all members disinfect equipment after each use.
We are providing extra sanitizing wipes, spray bottles and towels, and hand sanitizer.
We Will Follow All State And Local Orders For Reopening
- We will promote healthy hygiene practices for all employees and members such as hand washing and wearing a cloth face covering where applicable.
We will Intensify cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation.
We will encourage social distancing and enhance spacing between employees and members.
We will train all employees on health and safety protocols.
We will follow the specific guidelines as they relate to the services that we offer.
We will develop and implement procedures to check for signs and symptoms of COVID 19 for employees and members daily upon arrival
Encourage anyone who is sick to stay home
Plan for how to respond to any sick employee or member
Regularly communicate and monitor developments with local authorities
Be ready to consult with the local health authorities if there are cases in the facility or an increase in cases in the local area
(please note that no one will be allowed into the club early):
Monday - Friday 5:30 am to 8 pm*
*We highly encourage all members to leave the weight and cardio rooms for our 65+ aged members and those that are severely health compromised, from 1-2 pm.
Saturday 7 am to 8 pm*
*Weight and Cardio rooms encouraged for 65+ and health compromised, from 7-8 am.
Sunday 7 am to 7 pm*
*Weight and Cardio rooms encouraged for 65+ and health compromised, from 7-8 am.
The parts of the club that require reservations are:
Large Pool (6 lanes open to reserve)
Small Pool (5 sections open to reserve with one per household)
Outdoor Cycle Classes
The parts that will not require a reservation at this time, but could change as needed:
Outdoor Group Fitness (will take place in the back park area)
Reservations can be done on our website or from our mobile app. If you are not yet signed up for an online ABAC account, please see the bottom of this email for instructions. If you require help, please email email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reservations for tennis and swimming are under the RESERVATIONS tab on the app. To reserve a spot for cycle class, go to the CLASSES tab, select the class, and choose sign-up at the bottom of the screen.
You may reserve your spot as early as four days ahead of time, starting at 7 am. This means that for something on a Friday, you can reserve a spot as early as 7 am on the Monday prior.
Both pools are listed under SWIMMING. The Large Pool offers increments of 45 minutes, and the Small Pool is 90 minute slots. You may only reserve one spot per day. If you want to visit the pool with a different household group, they must make their own reservation for the same time slot as you, or close to it, as the slots are a little staggered so everyone does not arrive at the same time. Parents will be responsible for making sure their kids stay 6 feet apart from other household members. Each household reservation has their own table at the pool.
We will try these systems for one week, and adjust as needed. Our goal is for everyone to have a chance to use the club right now, and hope to ease up on the rules in the future.
We will continue to offer online ZOOM classes that you can do from home (these classes are red text on the schedule). In addition, we have a new weekly schedule of outdoor classes that will take place in the back park. The only class that requires a reservation at this time is outdoor cycle.
This new schedule begins Sunday, June 14. This means Aqua Aerobics resumes on Monday, June 15! Yippee!
We will open KC back up on Monday, June 22. It will be by reservation only, and will have morning and pm shifts this summer.
As Tennis Members were already charged dues for the month, Swim & Health members, that did not already volunteer to pay full dues, will be charged half their normal dues on Monday, June 15. Auto pay accounts will be charged on or around June 15.
HOW TO OBTAIN AN ONLINE ABAC ACCOUNT (if you have not already)