Overseeing a fitness facility is not an easy task. Now, more than ever, your clients will expect the most thorough cleaning strategies to help them feel at ease when they finally return to your studio or gym. In fact, in a survey conducted by MindBody, 92% of consumers surveyed said that following rigorous sanitization guidelines would be important in their decision to visit a fitness facility. It’s important to develop a strategy to ensure your staff and clients feel safe, comfortable and informed about what you’re doing to increase cleaning and hygiene efforts. Here are 5 steps to use when creating a cleaning and disinfection plan for your fitness facility:
Do Your Research
CDC’s reopening guide for cleaning and disinfecting procedures provides detailed guidance for cleaning and disinfecting your business. They also offer an easy-to-follow toolkit that helps you understand which areas and surfaces need to be cleaned. It’s important to understand what disinfecting products meet EPA criteria and can be used against COVID-19 as well as knowing the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting and sterilizing.
Create a Plan
Moving forward, cleaning and disinfecting will be an important part of your operational approach. As you create a plan, keep in mind that these will likely be your new cleaning protocols – not a short-term solution. If keeping up with the level of cleaning and disinfecting is a concern, then it is appropriate to consider hiring a professional cleaning company that can help you meet CDC guidelines. System4 is CDC compliant and an industry leader in commercial cleaning and disinfecting. With over 100 years of experience in commercial cleaning, System4 is well prepared to help your fitness facility meet CDC guidelines and make staff and clients feel comfortable and safe while there.
Stock Up on EPA-Approved Disinfectants
Make sure to have an adequate supply of cleaning products on hand. The EPA has a list of approved disinfectants against COVID-19. If you are concerned about using the products correctly, the number of products needed, etc. then hiring a professional is a great solution! System4 will work with you to create a customized cleaning and disinfecting program that will fit the unique needs of your fitness facility.
Train Your Staff
You, your staff and custodial team will need to be trained on your new cleaning and disinfecting protocols. It is extremely important that your entire team understands the importance of following these procedures. If you feel that you and your staff do not have adequate amount of time to properly follow your new cleaning and disinfecting procedures, then System4 can work with you to customize a schedule that includes porter service.
Communicate to Your Clients
Some of your clients are nervous about reentering your business. Communicating the steps you are taking to clean and disinfect your facility will help ease their concerns. Some ways to communicate with your clients are:
- Phone Calls
- Social Media/Website
When in doubt, look to a professional cleaning company with years of experience in commercial cleaning and disinfecting that is familiar with your industry. System4 is an industry leader in commercial cleaning and disinfecting and has over 100 years of experience in commercial cleaning service. System4 works closely with fitness facilities nationwide customizing cleaning and disinfecting programs to meet the unique needs of their facility. Contact System4 today to learn about customized cleaning and disinfecting programs.