28th of August 2020

Re-Opening Monday 31st August

So we can keep you safe while keeping you strong through Alert Level 2 –

What we ask of you…

Upon Entry:

  • If you feel unwell stay home.
  • If you’ve had a COVID-19 test, please do not come in until you’ve had your result.
  • Always cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.
  • We will be displaying the COVID-19 Tracing QR Code throughout the facility; please get in the habit of scanning it every time you enter. Keep track of where you’ve been and who you've seen!
  • We also have additional contact tracing through barcodes, it will be mandatory you always use yours. 
  • Please use the hand sanitiser at reception as you enter.
  • Until you have scanned in please keep a 2 -meter distance from others.

While working out…

  • Keep a 1-meter distance from others
  • Please use hand santiser provided in the gym between each exercise.
  • We ask you wipe down all equipment you have used with the disinfectant and towels provided, don’t be shy, there will be plenty.
  • Always have a sweat towel.
  • Please bring your own mat and accessories for Yoga and Pilates classes as these will not be provided.

What we will be doing to keep you safe:

  • All staff will wear masks other than Yoga, Pilates and Ride instructors while they keep a 2-meter distance.
  • We will continue to use hospital grade disinfectant/cleaner and increase frequency of cleaning.
  • Instructors working on X-Force Routines will be using hand sanitiser between each workout and will wipe down high touch areas for you.
  • Please be patient, as X-Force may take longer while the Instructors ensure they are managing the appropriate 1-meter physical distancing between members.
  • Instructors will not be offering physical coaching or assisted reps and will remain at a 1-meter distance.
  • We have reduced the size of classes to align with appropriate physical distancing. 
  • Strike classes have been cancelled.
  • The Sauna and Steam room will not be operating due to the inability to manage 1-meter distancing guidelines and cleaning.
  • Water fountains in the locker rooms will be turned off – the water fountain in the gym will remain on and cleaned regularly.
  • We won’t be accepting cash.
  • To ensure 1-meter physical distancing in the change rooms there will be limited lockers available.
  • We will continue to deliver the most effective and efficient workouts with our highly skilled trainers and provide the highest quality service!

We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

 

25th of August 2020

Re-Opening at Alert Level 2

We hope you're all well and staying safe. After the recent Government announcement that Auckland will be leaving Alert Level 3 at midnight on August 30th, we'll be open for business 5:30 am from Monday, August 31st.

We'll be operating under Alert Level 2 and making sure we meet or exceed all of the health and safety guidelines as we did last time, including physical distancing and continuing our increased sanitisation of all equipment and surfaces. Look out for the COVID-19 Tracing QR code on display as per Government instructions; we strongly encourage you to scan it at reception. We can also contact trace through our barcode system so it will be mandatory to always use yours when entering the facility. 

Please check this page regularly for any important COVID updates

A friendly reminder about Alert Level 2 guidelines:

  • Please stay home if you are unwell
  • Always cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Wash your hands – Do this thoroughly and regularly
  • COVID-19Tracing QR Code – We will be displaying our QR codes at reception; please get into the habit of scanning it every time you enter. We also have additional contact tracing in place through member barcodes so please always scan yours when entering. Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen. 
  • Physical distancing – keep a 2-metre distance from people you don’t know as much as possible
  • Hand Sanitising–Please continue to use the hand sanitiser provided when you arrive, while in the gym and before you leave.
  • Cleaning the equipment – Please use the spray bottles provided to clean the equipment thoroughly. Don’t be shy, be generous when wiping down; there is plenty to go around. Remember to wipe down all equipment including machines, free weights, cardio and anything else you have used.
  • Yoga mats – Please bring your own mat to Yoga and Pilates.
  • Towels and drink bottles– Please bring your own sweat towel every time you work out and a drink bottle as fountains will be turned off.
  • Shower at home when possible – this will help reduce numbers in the locker rooms as we continue physical distancing.

Thank you for your ongoing support, we can’t wait to see you working out in the gym again soon!

 

17th of August 2020

Membership Refund Update

We hope this finds you safe and well and perhaps enjoying outdoor activity during this brief period of lockdown.

Further to Friday’s Government announcement, we anticipate re-opening the gym on Thursday 27th August 2020.   Membership payments will be processed on your usual billing date and when the final date of the Level 3 lockdown has been decided, we will make a refund for the total period of closure.                                      

We are anxiously awaiting notification from the Government that we can open our doors – and we’re more than ready to do so.

We look forward to welcoming you back to your workouts.

Best regards,

Peter Rana

Founder, BodyTech

 

9th of June 2020

3.30 pm NZT

ALERT LEVEL 1

General 

Now that we’re at  Alert Level 1, what hygiene etiquette do we all have to follow? Going to Level 1 is awesome news, however, it doesn’t mean we give up our responsibility for personal hygiene. We need to continue to wash/sanitise our hands, cover coughs and sneezes with an elbow and bring your own sweat towel and use it. Stay home if you are unwell. Our staff will also continue sanitising their hands between X-Force Workouts.

Will you be contact tracing? Yes. Upon entry to the gym, all members are to use their membership key tag to swipe in every time or by using the Stocard app on your smartphone. By swiping in every single time, the Ministry of Health will be able to trace you should it be required.

I’ve had Covid-19 but now fully recovered – can I come back to the gym? If you’ve been off sick we will require medical clearance for you. You can then return to the gym as long as you follow all COVID-19 processes and protocols including personal hygiene expectations.

Do I still need to bring a workout sweat towel? Yes, always for your sweat and for the respect of fellow members. 

Are there bath towels for use? No. We no longer hire out towels for showers. Should you choose to shower at the gym-please bring your own bath towel.

Will we be able to use the water fountains during level 1? Yes, they will be turned back on, however, feel free to bring a full drink bottle anyway.

What are the cleaning protocols now in Level 1? There will remain the hospital-grade cleaning spray bottles around the gym and black towels for you to wipe down the equipment after use. We will continue to clean as we have done prior to Covid-19. 

Will there still be hand sanitisers available? Absolutely, these will be found throughout the gym area an reception. The Ministry of Health also recommends you wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds).

What about physical distancing? Although there are no physical distancing limits at Alert Level 1, let’s give each other some personal space and not crowd fellow members and staff.

What about gathering limits? There are no gathering limits at Alert Level 1.

Coming back to the gym

Even at Alert Level 1, do I need to do anything before I first come back to the club? Yes. Before you come back to the gym you need to read these new Conditions of Entry and four COVID-19 Health Questions below. After that, by accessing the club each time you will be accepting the Conditions of Entry.

𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗥𝗬 𝗔𝗥𝗘:

  • Stay home if unwell
  • Wash or sanitise hands before entering the club and when moving through different areas of the facility.
  • Scan your membership barcode every time you enter the facility.
  • Bring and use your own sweat towel every time you work out.
  • Wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • Practice social distancing at all times

𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗛 𝗤𝗨𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦

  • You do not have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, sneezing/runny nose or loss of sense of smell)
  • You do not have COVID-19 nor are you awaiting the results from being tested for COVID-19
  • You have not been in contact with any known or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days
  • You have not returned, or been in contact with anyone else who has returned, from overseas in the past 14 days
  • By entering and or swiping your membership barcode, you acknowledge the above and you'll be confirming your agreement to these Conditions of Entry and COVID-19 Health Questions. You'll also be confirming that you abide by all Health and Safety procedures and protocols.

Gym Floor

Will there be gym floor limits? No, the physical distancing limits no longer apply at Alert Level 1.

Will you be providing swiss balls, stretching mats, TheraBand’s and rollers?  Yes, they will be available- please clean prior to use and after use to keep everyone safe.

Pool, steam, sauna and spa pool

Are the steam, sauna and spa pool open for use? Yes, the steam and sauna are now available for use. The spa pool is not open yet as we are working on getting the chemicals and temperature back up for use. We are aiming to have it open by Wednesday.

Is there a number limit on the use of the swimming pool? There is no formal limit. Please ensure to share the lanes based on your experience and speed of swimming. 

Small Group Classes

Are there still class limits? No there are no class number limits at Alert Level 1.

Do I need to bring a sweat towel every time? Yes, you are to bring your own sweat towel to each class and workout in the gym.

Do I need to bring my own yoga mat and props to class? Yes,  we strongly recommend you to bring your own mat, towel and props.  However, we do have a limited number of mats and props available if needed.

When will the full class timetable resume as prior to Covid-19?  Prior to lockdown, we were reviewing our class schedule as we had many classes which were not well attended. We will be monitoring our class attendance on a weekly basis and will add classes as is needed. 

Can I waitlist for a class? Yes, we recommend you do as members frequently change their minds and cancel, which frees up a slot for members on the waitlist. 

20th of May 2020

POOL IS OPEN 

The pool is now open. Please remember to practice social distancing while using the pool area and reminder to bring your towel. 

18th of May 2020

POOL CLOSED AT THIS TIME

Unfortunately, our pool remains closed at this time as we are still working with consultants on getting the pool chemicals to a safe level for swimming. Please check back here for the latest updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

15th of May 2020

WELCOME BACK! Today is the first day our doors are opened since lockdown. There are a few reminders below before coming in for your workout. We look forward to seeing you soon!

𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗥𝗬 𝗔𝗥𝗘:

  • Stay home if unwell
  • Wash or sanitise hands before entering the club and when moving through different areas of the facility.
  • Scan your membership barcode every time you enter the facility.
  • Bring and use your own sweat towel every time you work out.
  • Wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • Practice social distancing at all times

𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗛 𝗤𝗨𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 

  • You do not have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, sneezing/runny nose or loss of sense of smell)
  • You do not have COVID-19 nor are you awaiting the results from being tested for COVID-19
  • You have not been in contact with any known or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days
  • You have not returned, or been in contact with anyone else who has returned, from overseas in the past 14 days

By entering and or swiping your membership barcode, you acknowledge the above and you'll be confirming your agreement to these Conditions of Entry and COVID-19 Health Questions. You'll also be confirming that you abide by all Health and Safety procedures and protocols. 

𝗣𝗢𝗢𝗟 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘 
Due to us being in lockdown for nearly 8 weeks, the pool won’t be ready to use until we get the ph balance right and the temperature back up. We have also increased the chlorine levels slightly. We will advise early next week to the numbers in the pool and when the pool will be ready for use. Please check back here for the latest updates and or Facebook. 

REMINDER that the Steam, Sauna and Spa are closed while we're in Level 2.

𝗧𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗟𝗦 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥𝗦 & 𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗞𝗘𝗥 𝗥𝗢𝗢𝗠𝗦
As from today Friday 15th May we no longer will be hiring out towels to use. So please bring your own towel if you must shower. Due to Level 2 distancing rule, there is only a limited amount of lockers available and half the amount of showers, therefore, we strongly urge you to come to the gym in your workout gear and shower at home if you’re able.

𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗗𝗢 𝗜 𝗡𝗘𝗘𝗗 𝗧𝗢 𝗕𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗢 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗚𝗬𝗠 𝗗𝗨𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗟𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗟 𝟮?
You must bring your:
✔️ Own water bottle prefilled with water as the water fountains are not in use.
✔️ Own sweat towel - no towel no workout.
✔️ If you need to shower- your own bath towel.
✔️ Yoga/Pilates- bring your own yoga mat and props.
✔️ All other classes bring a sweat towel, water bottle and energy to work hard!

---------

13th of May 2020

Following the PM’s announcement on Monday that the country will be moving to Alert Level 2, we’re very happy to let you know that we’ll be open for business from this Friday 15th May.

However, due to the Ministry of Health guidelines, it won’t quite be business as usual. Here’s what you need to know:

Restarting your membership dues.

With the gym reopening this Friday, all membership dues will restart from 23rd May on your normal billing date.  If you have any queries, please contact accounts@bodytech.co.nz

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday (normal hours) 5:30am to 9:00pm
  • Saturday (normal hours) 7:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sunday (shorter hours) 9:00am – 4:00pm

Locker rooms and showers: 

In order to comply with physical distancing rules, only half the showers and a limited number of lockers will be made available, and this will be closely monitored initially to ensure it’s a workable solution.

Because of this, we ask that if you’re able to shower at home, please do so. This will help those that absolutely require showering before leaving for work.

X-Force™, Level 2’s safest (and hardest) workout in the world.

X-Force™ at BodyTech ticks all the boxes for keeping you safe during your Alert Level 2 workouts while getting all the benefits of negative training – more strength, more muscle and less fat. Here’s why:

  • X-Force personal trainers control the flow of members entering their routines, so they can ensure 2 metres physical distancing between them is maintained
  • each and every machine is sanitised before you engage with it
  • every machine is set up for you by a skilled trainer who’ll personally supervise your entire full body routine, from start to finish.

No other gym in the world can match the safety and effectiveness of X-Force™ negative training at BodyTech.

Guaranteed One-on-One X-Forceentry:

If you need a guaranteed start time, we’ll be introducing X-ForcePT - a new online way to reserve your X-Force workout with an assigned Personal Trainer. A nominal extra cost per session will apply. Please get in touch with sales or reception to find out more.

Classes:

We will be recommencing Pilates and Yoga classes on Friday 15th May and all other classes will resume from Monday 18th May (excluding Supervised Strike).

Classes will be on a reduced schedule with limited spaces during level 2.

Cardio Equipment:

Due to the requirement of physical distancing, we have reduced the number of available cardio machines by half. 

Free Weights and the Supplementary Area:

Majority of the equipment will be available. There will be an expected requirement of all members, guests and staff to abide by the COVID-19 rules in regard to hand sanitisation and equipment cleaning. 

---------

12th of May 

10.55 am NZT

LEVEL 2 UPDATE FOR OUR MEMBERS

At this time we are unable to inform you of a set date we will be opening our facility.
We are working hard to ensure we have covered all safety and precautionary guidelines, under which gyms are permitted to operate at Level 2. Your safety is paramount to us. We will be corresponding with all members via email in the next day or so.

Please check your inbox for this email and if it is not received, perhaps check your junk/spam folders as well.
Has your email address changed in the last 2 months? If so, please email info@bodytech.co.nz your current email address so we can update our database, to ensure you receive our communications.
We know it’s been a long wait, affecting us all greatly and appreciate your patience and cooperation in abiding by the new rules of Level 2.

We look forward to working you out soon as we're able.
Stay safe and stay strong!

---------

7th of April 2020

4:45 pm NZT

Recognising the need to help our members maintain their hard-earned strength and conditioning results, our fitness department has come up with a negative training workout that you can do at home two to three times per week. That way you won’t feel like you’ve taken a break from your weekly HIT at all!

VIEW WORKOUT

View alternative pull up exercise

----------

27th of March 2020

9:00 am NZT

Maintaining your wellness regime at home

Looking after our minds and bodies has never been more important. Right now we have to make our wellness a priority, so Ally (Pilates Reformer instructor) and Marcel (Yoga instructor) have made these videos of some routines you can follow at home during lockdown.

View Pilates Mat Video

View Yoga Video

----------

23 MARCH 2020

4pm NZT

In accordance with the Government’s decision this afternoon to move to alert level 3 and to level 4 within 48 hours, BodyTech Gym will temporarily close, effective immediately.

Here’s how your membership will be managed while the gym is closed:

  • your membership will be suspended at no cost as of the day the gym closes and no further action is required by you. Please note, reinstatement of your membership will commence from the gym reopening date. 
  • if a scheduled workshop was cancelled due to the gym closure, you’ll receive a credit to your account or, if requested, a refund
  • we’ll extend the expiration date accordingly for any unused days stemming from 1-month trial memberships.

For any additional questions about your membership, please contact info@bodytech.co.nz and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

 

You can download some fast cardio workouts to keep up your training from home!

----------

23rd of March 2020

10 am NZT

We are continuing to closely follow the most recent guidelines issued by the Government and the Ministry of Health. In line with this, and effective immediately, we will be limiting numbers on our gym floor to no more than 100 (which includes Yoga and Pilates).

In the interests of social distancing and the health of our members we will also be making the following changes to our classes, effective immediately:

  • All Strike classes cancelled until further notice
  • Spin class numbers limited to a maximum of 8 people
  • Bravo classes limited to a maximum of 5 people
  • Pilates/Yoga classes limited to a maximum of 15 people.

We’ll update you shortly with exactly how we propose managing these restrictions, and any other changes to our access and procedures, so please check back here regularly.

Thanks for your patience and consideration during this extraordinary time. Stay well.

These are extraordinary times and, as a valued BodyTech member, we wanted to reassure you that we’re doing everything in our power to keep your gym visits safe. We’ve always been committed to exemplary gym hygiene but as a result of Coronavirus, we are, in consultation with clinical infectious diseases professional, taking extra measures to further increase the hygiene level of our facilities and equipment. As a result, we’ve upgraded our cleaning products to two recommended hospital-grade cleaner + sanitiser products for both facilities and exercise equipment. And as an extra precaution, we’ve also doubled the frequency of our deep cleaning schedule, especially to all grab and touch surfaces (sinks, taps, digital locks, showers, toilets, doors, hairdryers, irons and lockers and benchtops).

Keeping you resilient and germ-free

Our staff are

We ask that you

We’ve also put in place a more robust staff sickness policy to ensure that they don’t come to work if they feel sick or fall ill. We’ll keep you updated with any further changes to our procedures, but in the meantime, stay well. Remember, you can get the latest information, updates and advice at www.health.govt.nz/coronavirus