In early March, FitnessEMS refocused all resources on the development of a plan with two goals to help our industry recover faster: Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting processes while building member confidence.
Club shield is protocol and access to products within the protocol to help health clubs expand upon their sanitization process and build member confidence. The protocol itself will be referred to as the prescription and products will include chemicals and delivery methods to perform the prescription.
FitnessEMS has partnered with Tom Bickley PHD in chemistry and former Vice President of Research and Development at Selig Chemicals. Under Tom's guidance we have assembled a team of product manufacturers to make purchasing chemicals and equipment fast and simple through the FitnessEMS platform. We have also talked with many of our 4000+ locations leaders to understand their staffs needs and capabilities ultimately developing:
A 4-part cleaning and disinfecting protocol that can be performed by staff including checklists and products:
1) Hourly - After member use wipe down
2) Daily - Thorough cleaning and disinfecting
3) Weekly - Disinfectant using electrostatic or fogging, Intermediate Protection Step
4) Monthly - Air cleaning, Long Term Protection Step
Checklists are being developed along with new functionality within the FitnessEMS platform including reports for each checklist performed made available to share with your members to build confidence that you are doing what you need to do to keep them safe.
As of 4/15/2020: We are well into the development of this functionality that will be offered as a separate module at NO charge to any club or organization. Our hope is that when we get back on our feet, we will have helped our current customers and made some new friends that might one day become customers.