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FRC Updates & Safety Standards

Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Updates

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.- 2 Timothy 1:7

With our plans to reopen on Monday, June 1, we are working diligently to provide a safe environment for you to workout in again. Please help by reading through the following standards that we will adhere to for the time being. However, as we’ve all come to know, this a very fluid situation. We will continue to update this page as we receive new information and updates from our state and local health officials.

Thank you for continuing to entrust us as your fitness, wellness, and ministry partner. We look forward to seeing you soon and continuing to serve you as our extended family.

FACILITY UPDATES

Adjusted Hours of Operation:

**Update as of Tuesday, Oct 6**

  • Monday–Thursday: 5:30a–10p
  • Friday: 5:30a–7p
  • Saturday: 8a–5p
  • Sunday: 1–5p

Help Us Create a Healthy Gym Environment

  • Practice safe distancing when possible (6ft)
  • Wash your hands when entering and exiting
  • Use hand sanitizer when available
  • Wipe machines before and after usage

Extra gym wipe and hand sanitizer stations will be located through out the facility. Please do not hesitate to use them when needed.

CHECK-IN

Before coming to Fitness @ Houston’s First, please help provide a self-screening. The list of symptoms for the self-screen can be found at Open Texas.

***At the Front Desk, our team will be checking everyone's temperature using a non-contact thermometer. If your temperature is over 100.4, you will be asked to leave. Additionally, we will be asking the following screening questions before allowing entrance into the facility

  • Do you have any symptoms related to COVID-19?
  • Have you or someone you know been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19?

For assistance with proper social distancing, please follow signage at the desk. Furthermore, we recommend that while coming into and leaving the facility, appropriate face coverings are worn.

CHILDCARE

Fitness Childcare has returned to Fitness @ Houston’s First! We are so excited to see our Fit Kids, and our parents! As we pursue normal operations, we will continue to work with our Preschool Ministry, and abide by all regulations and processes set forth by First Friends. With that, it is required that all children are registered for childcare prior to attending childcare.

Registration dates will always be set a week in advance. To clarify, when you find yourself registering for childcare you will be registering for the Monday or Wednesday of the next week. The link will open up every Monday at 8am and will close on Thursday at midnight. As a reminder, please note that space is limited for each age group, so please register in advance.

Register for Childcare

If you are a parent that is interested in fitness childcare, or have participated in the past, please feel free to take part in our survey here. Our survey will stay active as we hope to give all parents an opportunity to make your voice heard regarding childcare comments or concerns.

Please feel free to visit our Preschool Ministry’s page here if you have any questions regarding COVID and what the ministry is doing to keep our teachers and children safe.

LOCKER ROOMS & SHOWERS

**Update**

As of Friday, June 5, locker rooms and showers are open to members and guests. Please continue to help maintain proper social distancing when possible. Additionally, we have provided gym wipe stations in each locker room for usage. All restrooms will continue to be open and available for use.

WORKOUT ROOMS & WALKING TRACK

Please feel free to wipe down machines before your workout. We will have extra gym wipe stations available for use. We do ask that everyone please fully wipe down their machines after use.

Specific cardio equipment pieces are marked ‘Reserved’ in order to assist with social distancing. Please use open machines for your workout. When others are present and in assistance with the limited machines available, we ask that all cardio workouts be limited to 30 minutes.

Please bring your own water bottles. Our water fountains will be accessible, but we will not have cups available for use.

The walking track will be open for all to use, but please refrain from walking in large groups. Additionally, please refer to our signage near the upstairs’ fitness center for the daily walking/running direction. As usual, walkers please stay to the inside lane so runners can pass on the outside.

GROUP EXERCISE & PERSONAL TRAINING

Our Group Exercise class schedule will be adjusted to allow for more cleaning time in between classes. Please visit our Schedules Page for the most up to date information.

Group exercise classes will remain at 50% capacity with social distancing guidelines in place.

Please feel free to wipe down all equipment before your workout. We will have extra gym wipe stations available for use. We do ask that everyone please fully wipe down their machines after use.

Personal and group training sessions will be available. For more information, please contact Danny Garcia.

BASKETBALL & RACQUETBALL COURTS

The basketball courts are open, but only for shoot-around by members of the same family unit. For the time being, competitive play is temporarily paused. Courts are subject to availability. For more information, please contact our Front Desk at 713.957.6710 or FRC.CheckIn@HoustonsFirst.org.

Racquetball courts can be used individually or for one-on-one play. Please take necessary precautions when possible.

BOWLING ALLEY

The bowling alley is available for member use. We have created a reservation system to prevent overcrowding. Each reservation is limited to the family only and one-hour timeframe. To make your reservation, please contact our Front Desk at 713.957.6710 or FRC.CheckIn@HoustonsFirst.Org. Available times can be viewed on our Teamup Scheduler (Reservations will be in yellow).