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Core Safety

COVID-19 Update. As of July 6th we are in Phase 3 and are permitted by the Commonwealth to hold indoor classes. We are continuing with our virtual classes indefinitely and outdoor classes as long as weather permits into the Fall.

VIRTUAL CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE WITH YOUR FAVORITE INSTRUCTORS!
Sign up just like you do for a regular class. You will receive an email confirmation after you register with a link to join our virtual class via Zoom. Laptop or device can be used. Please click here for pricing information. We will be offering low rates as a way to help keep our community active.

By entering our studio space indoor or outdoor, you are warranting that you will do your part in not spreading Covid-19.
Please do not come to the studio if you or anyone you have been in contact with are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

Fever or chills
Cough/Sore throat
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea, vomiting, or Diarrhea

If you are taking a class in the studio the instructor will take your temperature upon your arrival before you enter the studio area and will ask you the following questions. If you have an elevated temperature or answer YES to any of these questions you will not be able to workout that day and need to leave the studio.

1. Are you experiencing any symptoms?
2. Have you been in contact with anyone with the Virus?

3. Have you traveled out of State other than a low risk state?

Remember to wear your mask to the studio, use hand sanitizer, keep your distance from others and promptly leave the studio when class is over. We run an air purifier in the studio and also keep the windows open when possible.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of class so we can follow these protocols and start class on time.

“Core” Principles for Safety

We are committed to your safety at The Core Connection. As we prepare for better days when we are permitted by the Commonwealth to reopen, we want to share with you our preliminary vision for the steps we plan to take to ensure your safety when you return to the Core. The initial plans outlined below are based on three “Core” Principles:
  1. We will adhere to standards that are as stringent as those issued by Public Health Officials and expect that our standards will, in some cases, exceed the standards issued by Public Health Officials.
  2. We will continually monitor the effectiveness of our policies and procedures as well as changes in findings by Public Health Officials and make adjustments swiftly as necessary.
  3. We will always put our staff and clients first, making investments in personnel, equipment and technology as necessary that will enable us to create the safest experience for everyone in our community.
In the meantime, we DID want to let you know all about the exciting things we have been doing to keep you connected to your fitness with us and continue this supportive community so don’t worry! We have a plan!

Installation of professional zoom roomS

We knew that even if we were able to open in July many of you would still want the option for professional virtual classes so we made an investment and installed professional grade Zoom video conference technology in the Cycle Studio and the Main Studio, where we will continue to offer a wide selection of online fitness classes. This equipment integrates a high-quality camera with powerful audio capabilities that significantly enhances the online fitness experience. We are now happy to announce that we will be installing a zoom room in our main studio. See details below for other changes we have made there.

REFORMERS ON THE MOVE

In Northborough, we have moved the 5 reformers from the back room up into the yoga loft! Check out how great these look in this much larger space! In Westborough, we have also spread out the equipment so there is plenty of room for social distancing. We are ready for small group and private training!

Policies for Reformer Classes
  • Staff and clients exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 or suspecting exposure to the virus agree not to come to the studio.
  • Reservation reminders will include screening questions for Covid-19 and will be sent the day before your appointment or class.
  • Staff will be screened upon arrival: we will have digital forehead thermometers that will be used for screening staff and ensuring no symptoms.
  • There will be 20 minutes in between group classes and appointments to allow for safe exit and entrance as well as cleaning of the studio.
  • When arriving for class please ensure that you are arriving no more then 5 minutes before class begins and when leaving please ensure you are exiting building within 5 minutes of the end of session.
  • Reformers and accessories used will be wiped down by clients exiting and then again by clients entering so that staff can wipe down other commonly touched surfaces before the next group enters.
  • We will be requiring instructors and clients to wear a mask for Reformer classes and offer suggestions for breathing techniques that will not detract from the workout.
  • We plan to keep clean air circulating by opening windows and doors where possible for cross ventilation. We also have installed a powerful medical grade air purifier to clean the air within the space during and between sessions.
  • We have converted any soft straps to vinyl straps for higher quality cleaning and disinfecting.
  • There will be no in-person purchase transactions.  If you need grip socks or other items they can be purchased online and ready for you when you come into the studio.
  • Please minimize what else is brought into the studio, locking unnecessary personal items in your car out of sight.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE MAIN STUDIO

In the main studio, we marked the floor with clearly identifiable “personal spaces” for each client so that no one is ever closer than 8 feet. It will limit capacity to 8 clients per class indoors.  Face coverings will be required. Even though we are limiting capacity, we can now host our virtual classes simultaneously with our newly installed professional Zoom equipment.

Policies for Live Classes

  • Staff and clients exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 or suspecting exposure to the virus agree not to come to the studio. Limited Class Capacity/Advanced Registration.
  • Advanced sign up is required as walk ins will not be permitted. Where possible, Virtual classes will run in tandem.
  • No Congregating: As much as our sense of community will be challenged, we are asking that you wait in your car or outside until just before your scheduled class.
  • Face Covering: We believe with the information we have that requiring masks is an important measure to take, however in some classes it may not be feasible. We are requiring masks indoors at this time and working on a policy for more rigorous classes with capacity in order to hopefully allow participants to remove masks with proper social distancing. 
  • Online Purchases only: There will be no in-person purchase transactions.  If you need grip socks or other items they can be purchased online and ready for you when you come into the studio.
  • Class Schedule allows for space in between classes: There will be 25 minutes in between classes to allow for safe exit and entrance as well as cleaning of the studio. Equipment used during class will be wiped down by clients and then again by staff before being put away.
  • Yoga equipment: For now and until we know more about spreading on contact surfaces, You will be required to bring your own yoga equipment to the studio for your own use. There will be cleaning supplies for you to wipe down before rolling up props to take back home.
  • Grip socks are now required for all reformer and group classes that do not require sneakers.

We are all in this together and would appreciate any feedback you have. Stay safe and keep moving!

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