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Fitness Centres may open Starting May 19th (BC)

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Jenny1975 wrote: GoodLife just released their reopening protocols:

https://www.goodlifefitness.com/goodlif ... ame=DM6462

Sounds like a giant PITA. I pre-paid for a year and really hope I can cancel my membership. Also, can't help but wonder if all these cleaning procedures (not specifically GoodLife, but everywhere) will lead to an increase in resistant bacteria or cause other health issues due to increased exposure to chemicals...
Isn't cancellation fee like $100? I believe even transferring the membership has a fee.
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No sauna, no towel service, no hot tub, no showers.

How about a reduced price?
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Goodlife just sent out an email, after EVERY 1 hr, there will be a 30 minute closure for them to clean the gym. So you gotta try to get changed, workout, get changed again & leave within 60 mins basically. My Goodlife location has multiple levels & a very long walk to the change room, so this is actually more like 45 mins for me to actually workout (once you minus the walk to the change room & changing, changing again & walking out to leave)
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Clean before and after. I don't mind doing that. Will others though. Probably not!

Another member in here said. One guy throws in 10 45lbs plates. Or was it 20. I don't know. I'm drunk lol

Anyways if he leaves it there. The next person. Well they gonna get high off the chemicals
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So essentially you pay for a membership, which entitles you to book a time to go and clean their equipment.
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I'm at goodlife and got the info.. my routine is work out before work in the morning - but only if I have no morning meetings and I'm feeling like a workout.
Booking in advance? lineups? no showers? constant wipe downs? no lockers, 1 hour workout max? I may as well as go to the cheapest gym possible as none of the benefits I had before are there, too bad I pay by the year.

Thinking even more about it, if I can get a refund I may just a well as buy equipment for my basement. Good weights are damn expensive - but a one time investment.

There should be a day for the previously infected or anyone who doesn't fear infection to workout without the restrictions.
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HP_John wrote: Goodlife just sent out an email, after EVERY 1 hr, there will be a 30 minute closure for them to clean the gym. So you gotta try to get changed, workout, get changed again & leave within 60 mins basically. My Goodlife location has multiple levels & a very long walk to the change room, so this is actually more like 45 mins for me to actually workout (once you minus the walk to the change room & changing, changing again & walking out to leave)
I mean, kudos to Goodlife for such an extensive and detailed list of rules and protocols...but WOW, just working out at the gym sounds so stressful now with all these rules, timelines and limitations in place.
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It sounds like it's becoming more of a private/exclusive gym with all the attention to cleanliness and limited people.
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3 days out of 7 for no restriction free for all day, other days are enforced booking, limitation days.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Cheapo-Findo wrote: 3 days out of 7 for no restriction free for all day, other days are enforced booking, limitation days.
At GoodLife or are you talking about somewhere else? The GoodLife Reopening Protocols say:
Members are permitted to book only ONE (1) time block per day however, they are welcome to try and walk-in at any other time block, as many times as they like, on the same day.
I don't see anything about days without these restrictions.
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Hi Jenny! Thanks Jenny!
Jenny1975 wrote: At GoodLife or are you talking about somewhere else? The GoodLife Reopening Protocols say:


I don't see anything about days without these restrictions.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Jenny1975 wrote: At GoodLife or are you talking about somewhere else? The GoodLife Reopening Protocols say:


I don't see anything about days without these restrictions.
Probably just wishful thinking. If they have a day without restrictions, some idiot will go in and get infected then sue the club.
Hell.. even with restrictions someone will go in and get infected then sue the club.
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Any word from budget gyms like Fit4less or planet fitness?
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n0thing wrote: Any word from budget gyms like Fit4less or planet fitness?
Honestly- fit4less- I cant see how they could open- those places are tiny.
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The main issue is that all the cleaning efforts and new tech is going to cost Good Life ALOT of money.
They will have less members being able to workout with reduced hours.
I have heard that they are NOT currently paying rent- not that they cash poor- but they have zero cash in, so they aren't paying anything until they reopen.
With reduced membership- its going to be hard for them. I have to wonder if the Gov't has or will be quietly bailing them out.
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submalst wrote: I have heard that they are NOT currently paying rent- not that they cash poor- but they have zero cash in, so they aren't paying anything until they reopen.
Wow, that's incredibly sleazy if true. Of course small business fitness centers are still paying rent. Makes me wonder if that was their whole tactic concerning staying quiet about reopening. Bleed the small fitness centers dry with rent then scoop up their members. At least in Ontario where most of their fitness centers are located. Peculiar that they are one of the last clubs to open up in BC, that's for sure.
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submalst wrote: Honestly- fit4less- I cant see how they could open- those places are tiny.
Not true, the 2 fit4less I go to are massive and bigger than 3 Goodlifes I know.
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dazz wrote: Not true, the 2 fit4less I go to are massive and bigger than 3 Goodlifes I know.
Same owner
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dazz wrote:
Not true, the 2 fit4less I go to are massive and bigger than 3 Goodlifes I know.
Could be ymmv- the ones in Toronto are small.
Some of the GL’s are also small. But F4L usually low cost to run. I dont see how they could support it without hiring more staff to clean etc. They would loose money.

The reality is that they are not going to get all their members back. Even if they have enough cash ( which they do) its going to cost them big to open have all their cleaning costs covered.
I would not be surprised if they were getting some type of Govt support.

Commercial landlords and big retailers work together to pitch rent relief plan to Ottawa

“The group includes Cineplex Inc., Aritzia Inc. and GoodLife Fitness Centres Inc.; as well as property owners such as RioCan REIT, SmartCentres REIT, Oxford Properties and Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.”
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/busines ... itch-rent/

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