**UPDATE Friday, January 29th**
 

Dear Seattle Athletic Club Member,

Earlier this week we received some very welcome news that under the state’s new “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery” plan, King County is now eligible to move from Phase 1 to Phase 2!

As a result, we are excited to announce that on Monday, February 1st, we will be reopening the Club under the guidelines outlined below.

Club Guidelines:

  • The occupancy of the facility may not exceed 25 percent of the fire code occupancy rating.
    • The capacity counter for the Club can be found here.
    • To ensure we can provide the safest and most sanitary environment possible will continue to set capacity limits for all our spaces.
    • Our current room capacities are noted below:
      • Gymnasium - 10 participants
      • Mind-Body Studio - 8 participants
      • Cycle Studio - 5 participants
      • Weight Room - 7 participants
      • Cardio Room - 5 participants
  • Members are still required to pre-book appointment times prior to entering the Club to ensure we have adequate space available.
  • You are able to do this via the Front Desk, your Member Portal, as well as on the Seattle Athletic Club App.
  • We ask members to limit reservations to 1 per day.
    • Members are welcome to use other spaces if they are not at their posted capacity limit, however, members with reservations have first priority. (N.B. The state has removed the previous one hour time limit within the facility.) 
    • Room capacities will be regularly monitored by staff, but members are required to adhere to occupancy and social distancing rules at all times.
    • Between each reservation there will be a 15-minute transition time during which our staff will be performing a thorough sanitization to spray and clean all equipment.
    • Reservations cancelled less than 3 hours in advance will be subject to a $15 “no-show” fee.
  • Our Club hours will initially remain the same. As a reminder they are currently:
    • Monday-Friday 6am- 8pm
    • Saturday/Sunday: 7am-3pm
  • Face masks are still required within the facility at all times. If the intensity level of exercise becomes too strenuous, we ask you to manage and reduce your exertion level.
  • We ask every member to help us maintain the health of our Club environment by cleaning your equipment before/after each use.
  • For easy reference our COVID-19 safety procedures and precautions are listed here.


Departmental Guidelines:

Fitness

  • The Cardio and Weight Room areas will be bookable for members throughout the day. 

    • Weight Room - 7 participants
    • Cardio Room - 5 participants
  • All reservations need to be pre-booked via the Member portal, Club App or at the Front Desk.

Group Exercise

  • The following rooms will have the participant capacity limits of:

    • Gymnasium - 10 plus the instructor
    • Cycling Studio - 5 participant
    • Mind & Body Studio - 8 participants plus the instructor
  • All classes need to be pre-booked via the Member portal, Club App or at the Front Desk.

  • We will be adding more live classes as we progress through the reopening phases. Classes will continue to be streamed online for members that are uncomfortable coming into the Club.

  • The Cycling and Mind & Body Studios will be available for an individual to book virtual classes.

  • Yoga mats, blocks, blankets and straps will no longer be supplied by the Club. Participants need to bring their own and/or we will have available for purchase at the Front Desk.

Aquatics

  • One swimmer per lap lane only (2 if from the same household).

  • Lanes will be staggered so the "end" that each swimmer starts and finishes is appropriately distanced. Swimmers will be asked to take their "breaks" at the designated "end" or "home" base for that specific lane.

  • Water Aerobics:

    • Classes are limited to 8 participants and require pre-registration.

    • Reservations are required through the Member Portal, Club App, or at the Front Desk.

  • Pool equipment:

    • Swimmers must come prepared to swim, we are unable to provide access to the lockers at this time.

    • Swimmers must bring their own towels as regular towel service will not be available.

    • Minimal equipment will be accessible (kickboards, pull-buoys, etc).

  • Pre-rinse and post-rinse showers ONLY. Soap will not be provided or allowed for use.

  • Masks are required on the Pool Deck up until the time you are getting into the Pool and immediately upon exiting the Pool.

Squash

  • Our Squash courts are now open for regular gameplay!
  • Courts are required to have a 30 minute “non-use” period between each reservation.
  • Face masks are required at all times. Face shields recommended.
  • If the intensity level becomes too strenuous, we ask you to manage and reduce your exertion level. 
  • We ask members to ensure that they:

    • Use personal towels to wipe off sweat, no wall contact. 

    • Please use your own racquet, hand towel and balls.

Pickleball

  • The Pickleball Court will be made available for booking. Please see the Club App or member portal for available times.

  • There is a maximum of 4 participants for each booking time slot (2 per side).

  • All reservations need to be pre-booked via the Member Portal, Club App or at the Front Desk.

  • Use of your own pickleball equipment is required rather than using shared items.

  • A minimum of six feet of physical distance between individuals is required at all times.

  • Use of your own racquet required. No rental or Club equipment will be available.

Basketball

  • Limited to 4 players per hoop 
  • Individuals are able to utilize the Basketball court for individual practice/drills only. 
  • No games or competitions are allowed. 
  • No contact is allowed and a minimum of 6 feet of physical distance between individuals is required at all times.
  • All reservations need to be pre-booked via the Member portal, Club App or at the Front Desk.
  • Individuals are asked to bring their own balls. Club balls will be available, but it is required that users wipe down before and after use.

On Demand (within Facility) Cycling, Yoga and Group Exercise Classes 

  • Members may access our Fitness on Demand virtual programming within the Cycle and Mind & Body Studios when not in use.

  • Members will need to make an online reservation for each space. 

  • Bookable times will be made available on the Member portal, Club App or at the Front Desk.

Personal Fitness Training

  • Need more direction, a jump-start back into the Club and coaching? Our exceptional Personal Fitness Training and small group training services are available!

  • Whether you are looking for program design, a revamp to your routine, or kick start after months of isolation; we've got you covered. Contact our Fitness Director, Dana Lauren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get started with a complimentary consultation and scheduling. 

  • Our staff can also meet with you virtually to review and discuss the equipment and space you have, and then design a fitness program based upon your needs and resources.

  • In addition, stay tuned for our upcoming New Years programs, including:

    • Reclaim Yourself in 2021! - A behavioral change/healthy habits program

    • Covid-19 Reset - A “reset button” for your fitness and health

    • Mobility Flow - A program to improve movement capacity, flexibility, and physical performance

Pilates

  • Private one-on-one training is available - the studio will have one instructor at a time and there will be a time buffer in between clients to allow for proper sanitation and setup of equipment. Verbal coaching is only allowed.

  • Virtual private, duet and small group sessions are available.

  • For more information on Pilates session scheduling, please contact Pilates Director, Susan Foley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Massage

  • Massage is available for booking directly through our Massage Therapists, Jen Hansen and Allyson Madere:
    • Jen Hansen - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Allyson Madere - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Please note, the Front Desk will not have access to Massage schedules or be able to book appointments.

Please also keep your eyes out for several additional programs and amenities to be added to our offerings over the next few weeks. Including the return of some of our popular Group Exercise and Aquatics classes and the expansion of our Club hours.

We could not be more grateful for the ongoing support that our community has provided to the Club and its staff during this historically challenging time. We look forward to repaying that loyalty by providing our members with all the tools and services necessary to combat the health and wellbeing challenges we are facing in a safe and rejuvenating environment.

We are here to help in whatever capacity we are able and are excited to welcome you back into the Club.

Stay healthy and be well,
Seattle Athletic Club