Want Your Gym Members Back? Prioritize Sanitation & Safety.
In this post:
- 80% of consumers are open to returning to gyms
- Sanitation is one of the deciding factors for choosing which health club to join
- 26.7% of consumers surveyed said that extra safety precautions would motivate them to return to the gym
Survey Says: Cleanliness & Safety Are Top Of Mind
According to a recent article published by Club Industry, COVID-19 is still a concern to many consumers, but 80 percent are open to returning to gyms, although 60 percent said they still prefer to work out at home or outdoors. As more and more people are vaccinated, 22.5 percent of consumers said they are waiting for more people to get the vaccine before deciding if they will return to the gym.
Sanitation is one of the deciding factors for choosing which health club to join, according to nearly half of those surveyed, and 26.7 percent of consumers said that extra safety precautions would motivate them to return to the gym.
What Extra Safety Precautions Should Your Gym Take?
It's well documented that people demand indoor environments, especially fitness centers, to be clean and disinfected. As one of our Four Pillars of Gym Safety, addressing air quality concerns is a major area that will set your club apart from the rest. Investing in air quality now will help your facility bring your members back, and attract new members, improving your bottom line.
The Clean Air System Solution
Big Ass Fans are helping Orangetheory Fitness reopen and get members back through their doors. A custom airflow analysis was performed for every location pinpointing exactly where to implement the Clean Air System technology. More than 300 Haiku UV-C fans2 later, airborne pathogens4 are being quickly and efficiently eliminated in Orangetheory franchises nationwide.
2 The Big Ass Fans Clean Air System UVGI [UV-C] Antimicrobial Technology kills 99.9% of viruses in the air in 20 minutes. Virus testing includes SARS-CoV-2 and PhiX174 bacteriophage.
4 The Big Ass Fans Clean Air System Ion Generator kills >96% of bacteria and fungi on surfaces in 60 minutes. Bacteria testing includes Escherichia coli, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Streptococcus equi and Fungi testing for Aspergillus niger.
All Ion and UV-C testing was completed in enclosed indoor spaces. In outdoor spaces overhead and directional fans can increase dilution airflow in occupied spaces. Fan operating speed is proportional to the airflow delivered by the fan. Increased operating speed will increase the generation of ions for fans with ionization technologies. Increased operating speed will increase the rate of room air mixing for fans with ionization or UVC technologies.