As a result of Governor Inslee's indoor fitness guidance as part of Washington's "Safe Start" phased reopening plan, we have been working closely with the State and County to assess and update our available services and amenities within the ever-evolvong proclamation.

The major updates to our restrictions and requirements include:
        ● Limited operating hours: Weekdays: 7:00am-8:00pm │ Weekends: 8:00am-2:00pm
        ● Unavailable services: Childcare, Café, Massage, Locker Rooms (*vanities and restrooms will remain open), showers (other than rinsing), towel service, and Spa areas
        ● Members must have a pre-booked appointment time in a class, court/cardio reservation or training session prior to entering the Club. You are able to do this via the Front Desk, your      Member Portal, as well as the Seattle Athletic Club App:

https://sacng.com/for-members-ng/quick-links/events

● All facilities must provide a minimum of 300 square feet of spacing per person.
● 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.
● A minimum of six feet of physical distance between individuals must be maintained at all times in all common areas.

Current available services and amenities are as follows:

Fitness
         ● Additional Cardio and Weight room reservation time slots will be available for members throughout the day.
         ● Per the state regulations requiring a minimum of 300 square feet of spacing per person, each room will be limited to the following capacity limits:
                  - Free Weight Room: 6 participants
                  - Cardio Room: 4 participants
         ● All reservations need to be pre-booked (through the Member Portal, Club App or at the Front Desk).
         ● Each booking will be an hour in duration, with a 30-minute cleaning window in-between each session.
         ● Members are asked to limit their bookings to one per modality, per day.
         ● We ask every member to remember to:
                  - Ensure proper social distancing at all times.
                  - Ensure you clean your equipment before/after each use.
         ● Equipment will be routinely sprayed with disinfectant via regular hydrostatic spraying.
         ● The equipment has been re-orientated within the facility to enable the required distancing.
         ● There will be restricted fan usage in Cardio and Weight rooms.

Group Exercise
         ● Per the state regulations requiring a minimum of 300 square feet of distancing per person, the following rooms will have the participant capacity limits of:
                  - MIND-BODY STUDIO: 8 participants plus the instructor
                  - GYMNASIUM: 10 participants plus the instructor 
                  - CYCLE STUDIO: 5 participants plus the instructor 
         ● Virtual Cycling classes are available to book online.
         ● All classes need to be pre-booked (through the Member portal, Club App or at the Front Desk). Bookings may be made up to 48 hours in advance.
         ● Select classes will be streamed Live via Zoom for members that are uncomfortable coming into the Club.
         ● Please ensure you clean your equipment before/after each use.
         ● Equipment will be routinely sprayed with disinfectant via regular hydrostatic spraying.
         ● Floor fans should not be used in any Group-X 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.
         ● No shared equipment use; particularly notable for HIIT classes.
         ● The Group-X schedule can be found on our websites located here:

https://sacng.com/northgate-group-exercise-class-schedule

Aquatics
We are able to have the Pool open under the following guidance from the State:

                  “Appointment only lap swimming, one-on-one lessons, and small group classes (groups of 5 or less)."

As such, beginning Monday, August 10th the Pool will be open for:
         ● Individual lap swimming (one person per lane)
                  - Each lane reservation will be an hour in duration, with a 30-minute cleaning/transition window in-between appointments.
                  - All lane reservations need to be pre-booked (through the Member Portal, Club App or at the Front Desk).
                  - Bookings will be available 48 hours in advance.
                  - 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"/"home" base for that specific lane.
         ● One lane is available for pre-booked swim lessons. When not reserved for a lesson, the lane will be open for lap swimming bookings.
                  - Lessons will be taught by poolside only
                  - Pre-booked with instructor
                  - For more information on swim lesson scheduling, please contact Aquatics Director Trevor Carroll at tThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
         ● Water Aerobics
                  - We will be adding Water Aerobics Classes to our schedule as soon as staff scheduling allows.
                  - Classes will be limited to 5 participants and will require pre-registration (through the Member Portal, Club App or at the Front Desk).
                  - Water Aerobics is the ONLY group classes being offered at this time.
         ● 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. No regular towel service will be available.
                  - Minimal equipment will be available (Kickboards, Pull-buoys, etc).
         ● Pre-Showering will be required
                  - The shower area will be open to swimmers only.
                  - Pre-rinse and post rinse showers only. No soap will be provided or allowed for use.
                  - Swimmers must wear flip flops to and from the showers and on the pool deck.
         ● Masks are required on the pool deck up until the time you are getting into the pool and immediately upon exiting the pool.
         ● Cleaning/Sanitization
                  - Staff will perform regular hydrostatic spraying of showers.
                  - Doors/Handles will be routinely cleaned and disinfected.
                  - Stations set up at alternative ends of each lane (include bench, personal item tray, hooks).
                  - Safety monitors will be on hand to assist in making sure swimmers are adhering to protocols and lane assignments.

Squash     
         ● Squash Courts are open for solo play at this time.
         ● One person per court only (no same household accommodation).
         ● There will be a mandated 30-minute “non-use” time in-between reservations to allow for cleaning and air-turnover. 
         ● Face masks will be required for members. Face shields are strongly recommended. 
         ● Properly regulated one-on-one coaching now also available.

Pickleball
         ● The Pickleball Court will be made available for booking during the below times through the Member portal, Club App or at the Front Desk).
                  - Monday- 10:45-11:30am / 12:00-12:45pm
                  - Tuesday- 10:45-11:30am / 12:00-12:45pm
                  - Wednesday- 10:45-11:30am / 12:00-12:45pm
                  - Thursday- 10:45-11:30am / 12:00-12:45pm
                  - Friday- 9:00-9:45am / 10:15-11:00am / 3:15-4:00pm
                  - Saturday- 12:00-12:45pm
                  - Sunday- 9:00-9:45am / 10:15-11:00am
         ● 4 people maximum for each booking time slot.
         ● All reservations need to be pre-booked (through the Member Portal, Club App or at the Front Desk).
         ● Face Masks are required; Face Shields recommended.
         ● Required use of own pickleball rather than using shared items.
         ● A minimum of six feet of physical distance between individuals is required at all times.
         ● Own racquet required. No rental or Club equipment will be available.

Basketball
         ● Individuals are able to utilize the basketball court for individual shoot around only.
         ● No games or competitions are allowed. Usage is limited to practice drills only.
         ● No contact is allowed and a minimum of six feet of physical distance between individuals is required at all times.
         ● One person per hoop (2 people if within the same household).
         ● All reservations need to be pre-booked (through the Member Portal, Club App or at the Front Desk).
         ● Basketball Court hours:
                  - Monday- 1:15-2:00pm / 2:30-3:15pm / 3:45-4:30pm
                  - Tuesday-  1:15-2:00pm / 2:30-3:15pm / 3:45-4:30pm
                  - Wednesday- 1:15-2:00pm / 2:30-3:15pm / 3:45-4:30pm
                  - Thursday- 1:15-2:00pm / 2:30-3:15pm / 3:45-4:30pm / 7:00- 7:45pm
                  - Friday- 11:am-12:15pm / 12:45-1:30pm / 2:00-2:45pm / 3:15-4:00pm / 4:30-5:15pm / 5:45-6:30pm / 7:00-7:45pm
                  - Saturday- 1:15-2:00pm
                  - Sunday- 11:30am-12:15pm / 12:45-1:30pm / 2:00-2:45pm
         ● Face masks are required. Face shields are strongly recommended.
         ● Individuals are asked to bring their own balls. Club balls will be available, but it is required that users wipe down the ball before and after use.

Virtual Classes (within Facility)
         ● Members will be able to access our Fitness on Demand virtual programming within the Cycle Studio and Mind-Body Studio 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. 

Please note that this list includes only our newly updated services and amenities.

With the ever-evolving State and County regulations, we will continue to assess and update the services and amenities we are able to provide to our members. However, we will continue to strictly adhere to the current guidelines until we are advised otherwise by the State. Our shared mission, above all, is to protect and enhance the health and safety of our community.

We are extremely grateful and appreciative to each and every one of you for your continued support of our Club, its staff and our community. It’s in times of hardship such as these, that we get to see the immense strength and inspiration that our community is able to provide.

We are here to help in whatever capacity we are able and are eagerly awaiting the day we can welcome you all back into the Club.

Stay healthy and be well,
Seattle Athletic Club