COVID-19 Updates

UPDATED: November 18, 2020 | Status of Body Zone Programs & Services

Face Masks, Covering Nose And Mouth, Are Required At Body Zone At All Times.
  • Body Zone Physical Therapy is open and accepting patients.
  • Our fitness center is open and safe!
    Members! Read our “Back In The Zone” Reopening Guide For Members here. It’s our comprehensive and phased reopening plan covering enhanced cleaning and disinfection, social distancing, equipment distancing (99% of cardio and strength equipment is intact and spaced 6-12 feet apart), staff training and development of new protocols — our commitment to your safe return. We’re ready for you! And we want you to be ready too.
  • Our pool reopened on September 28 and programs and services, like 15 weekly aqua fitness classes and lap swimming, are now reservation-only and fee-based. Learn more here.
  • We celebrated ZERO cases of COVID-19 over 11 weeks of our Summer Adventure Camp this past summer. Using that success and safety guidelines, we will be offering day camps throughout the school year via our School’s Out Day Camp program.
  • The following youth programs for active and healthy kids are now open for registration: Swim School, Private Swim Lessons; Learn To Skate; Tot Sports; School of Hoops Basketball Clinics, BZ Fit Kids.
  • Need ice time? Rent our ice. Contact Jason Bowman for more information.
  • Adult sports leagues are back in action. Gather your teams for: field hockey, basketball or flag football and soccer.

Let’s Keep Body Zone Healthy Together

We’re committed to a healthy and safe Body Zone community and need your help by following our COVID-19 code of conduct and policies as follows:

  • Face masks covering nose and mouth must be worn at all times while at Body Zone. The only exception is for those who are using the pool. Pool users must have immediate and easy access to their face masks after their activity ends.
  • Please stay home if you are sick or have come in contact with someone who’s been ill. Body Zone staff is also encouraged to stay home if they are ill or have a fever.
  • We’ll be conducting a touch-free temperature check of all who enter Body Zone.
  • Face masks covering nose and mouth are required to enter (and exit) and must be worn at all times while at Body Zone. Removing them during strenuous exercise is at a fitness member’s discretion.
  • Respect social distancing rules — six feet apart at all times while at Body Zone. Messaging is installed all over the facility to remind you. Please do not socialize in any of our lobbies, common rooms or locker rooms.
  • Space has never been more important and we’re lucky to have plenty of it all over our building. Our equipment and programming has been redesigned with safe distancing and limited capacity as a top priority.
  • Staff safety protocols are well developed to protect you and our employees. Staff safety guidelines are listed on this page.
  • Members, patients and customers are required to complete our updated liability waiver prior to participating in services or programs at Body Zone.
  • Keep your hands clean. Wash your hands before and after you work out or play at Body Zone. Hand washing guidelines are located in all locker rooms and here. We also encourage you to use hand sanitation stations (60% or more alcohol) located throughout the fitness, aquatics and physical therapy areas. This infographic shows you how to properly handrub hand sanitizer.
  • Sanitation Stations equipped with disinfectant wipes, spray and 70% hand gel are located throughout our facility. As always, please wipe all equipment before and after use.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you sneeze/cough.
  • Properly dispose of tissues, paper towels and wipes in trash receptacles.
  • Overall, focus on maintaining your health. See specific CDC recommendations here.
  • Please note: In-depth safety measures for members, including information on our phased fitness and aquatics center reopening, are located HERE


    Watch our welcome back video to see how we are keeping our members safe!


    Learn More About:
    Member Updates
    Update Your Body Zone Liability Waiver
    Enhanced Facility-Wide Cleaning & Disinfecting Protocol
    Let’s Keep Body Zone Healthy Together
    Statement on Pool & Disinfection
    Body Zone COVID-19 Employee Health Guidelines
    BZ @ Home Free & Live Online Workouts And Wellness Resources
    BZ Healthy Kids @ Home: Free Online Classes & Activities By Our Youth Programs/Fitness Teams
    Be In-The-Know
    Health Resources
    Contact Us


    Enhanced Facility-Wide Cleaning & Disinfecting Protocol

    Per Center of Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, we’ve cleaned and disinfected every spot in our facility from top to bottom, and have serious plans to keep it that way:

    • We will continue to follow stringent sanitation procedures for proper disinfection. Although we have 24-hour janitorial service already dedicated to this function, our reopening task force has assembled a new department devoted to enhanced cleaning via a daily schedule with assigned jobs and tasks.
    • Like always, our dedicated cleaning team will use an EPA-registered, medical-grade disinfectant used to kill viruses like COVID-19 on all equipment, studios, floors and high touch surfaces: sanitation stations, doorknobs, handles, rails, light switches, keyboards, you name it.
    • Our “mister crew” will utilize our new air-assisted misting machines (of medical-grade disinfectant) to sanitize and disinfect around the clock, and on a pre-determined daily schedule organized by our task force. Why a mister? It allows us to spray evenly, gets hard to reach surfaces and clings to every surface it coats. Why an air driven mister? Research shows that an air driven mister is more effective than electrostatic distribution because forced air doesn’t compromise the stability of the disinfectant. WATCH A VIDEO OF THE MISTER IN ACTION
    • Look for many more self-cleaning stations throughout the building consisting of EPA-registered hand wipes and hand gel of 70% alcohol and higher. Let’s keep Body Zone healthy together! Please clean your equipment before and after use.
    • We are going touch free with soap and towel dispensers and most doors.

    Pool Safety & Disinfection Policies

    In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the pool area, we are following strict CDC and PA Dept of Health guidelines to keep our members and guests safe. For pool programming, this becomes especially difficult and challenging. Because of social distancing mandates, capacity restrictions and required cleaning protocols, lap swimming, recreational swimming and aqua fitness are suspended until September 2020 or later. In addition, the hydrotherapy pool will be closed indefinitely.

    Swim School and private swim lessons are now open for registration. 15 weekly aqua fitness classes and lap swimming are also available to our members and the public and are reservation-only and fee-based.

    Per the CDC, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through the water used in pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds and proper operation and disinfection of pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds should kill the virus that causes COVID-19.

    During our shutdown, our pools and adjoining locker rooms were thoroughly disinfected and received daily and weekly maintenance on pool water and systems per our regular high standards of sanitization and testing protocols which already followed CDC guidelines. Pool water is tested by BZ staff three times per day and receives weekly testing from a local laboratory. Pool water is treated with calcium hypochlorite, via a new filtration system (December 2019) which is a form of chlorine and sphagnum moss and EPA-registered for pool disinfection.

    Body Zone’s pool ventilation system was completely overhauled in 2019 with a state-of-the-art air handler that receives regular filter replacement and inspection.

    Pool staff, via an established schedule, cleans and disinfects all touchpoints and pool deck as well as check the water chemistry prior to camp pool times and immediately afterward. Pool staff has been trained in all cleaning strategies and is required to wear and enforce masks and practice and enforce social distancing.


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    Health Resources

    Other helpful resources for gym goers or anyone visiting commercial spaces:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2020/03/03/coronavirus-guide-proper-gym-etiquette-during-outbreak/4946980002/

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/08/health/coronavirus-gyms-safety.html

    PA Dept. of Health Coronavirus Updates

    People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19


    Contact Us

    We’re sure you have questions and concerns about your Body Zone experience. Please feel free to contact us by email or 610-376-2100.