In Person Workouts
April 29th, 2021
Multnomah County will be under the extreme risk phase of COVID-19 restrictions between Friday, April 30th and Thursday, May 6th. The procedures listed below will be kept in place until the county moves to the high risk phase on Friday, May 7th. After May 7th we will operate under the procedures outlined on lower section of this page.
Our physical distancing requirements have increase significantly with the new regulations. You now must maintain a physical distance of 25 ft between yourself and other patrons. We cannot have more than one household working out in a room at a time and cannot have more than 4 households in the building at one time. We are also required to limit workouts to 45 minutes.
When you arrive, you will need to pick one room to complete your entire workout in. You can choose between these four areas:
- Weight/Core Rooms (downstairs)
- Fitness Room (on our main floor)
- Cardio Room (corner room upstairs)
- Multipurpose Room (upstairs, sometimes referred to as the yoga studio)
Each room will be available on a first come first serve basis. Our Front Desk will keep track of who is assigned to each room and when they entered the building. Once you choose a room, the Front Desk will give you a card which has your room assignment and entry time listed on it. When you are in the common spaces like the lobby, stairwells, and hallways, you will need to maintain 25 ft of separation between yourself and others who are working out. When you finish your workout and leave the building, please make sure our Front Desk Staff see you leave so they know your room is now available for others to use.
If all of the rooms are full when you arrive, our Front Desk can let you know when a room will be available and put you down as the next person assigned to that room. You will then need to wait outside the building until the other member leaves and the room is available.
February 22, 2021
We have adopted CDC and OHA requirements, we are following the guidance and mandates from Governor Brown, we have modified our facility, and we have trained our staff. We’re ready!
We are opening the main facility with a lower-than-permitted capacity, and we will adjust when we are confident we can safely do so. Our initial facility capacity is 25 Members; the pool, saunas, and showers remain closed at this time, and the lobby is not available for gatherings of two or more people (we encourage you to connect in a responsible, physically-distanced way outside the facility). Please review the following information carefully.
Preparing for your first visit. Monitor your health and do not come to the facility if you have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days. We also have three documents that you must complete before your first visit (if you visited in the fall when we were open for a short time, you do not need to do this again). You may print these at home and bring signed copies with you, or they will be available at the facility (feel free to bring your own pen):
- Code of Conduct that outlines your commitment to take specific actions that support the health and well-being of everyone in our facility;
- NECC Waiver and Release of Liability; and
- NECC Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability related to COVID-19.
Fill your water bottle, select a properly fitting mask (it must fully cover your nose and mouth – face shields are not permitted), and consider bringing your own towel. We encourage you to bring only the items absolutely necessary for your workout.
Parking at the NECC and Arriving at the Facility. The parking lot entrance on 38th Ave is closed; enter the parking lot from Broadway Blvd.
Getting Started. Maintain 6′ distance from other participants and staff at all times. When you enter the facility, be ready to:
- Follow our new one-way entry traffic flow;
- Have your membership card scanned for a touchless entry (If you have misplaced your card, email the front desk);
- Use the provided hand-sanitizer (or immediately wash your hands); and
- Pick up your own bottle of EPA-approved disinfectant (your bottle has already been sanitized).
While you are in the facility.
Follow the traffic flow signs, particularly those indicating hallways and stairwells that are one-way only.
Stay 6’ apart from others in the facility at all times, and follow room capacity requirements.
Use your EPA-approved disinfectant according to the directions to wipe all equipment and other surfaces you touch before and a fter use. You will also see a staff member who is responsible for disinfecting equipment, bathrooms, and touch surfaces multiple times each day.
Cardio and weight equipment is spread throughout the facility; in the Fitness Room, some equipment will be unavailable each day to support physical distancing. If you cannot locate a specific piece of equipment, let the front desk staff know. While they will not be able to retrieve additional equipment at that time, they will pass along the request.
The gymnasium is currently unavailable.
When you leave the facility. On your way out the one-way exit gate, place your bottle of QT-TB disinfectant on the return table (there will be signs to guide you).
After your visit, if you have feedback on your experience, please email us.
Whether you join us in person or online, we look forward to seeing you.