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The SAFETY of Our Members, Staff and Community Remains Our Top Priority

Last Updated 2.26.2021

Dear Valued Member,

In order to keep the safety of our members and staff at the highest level, effective Friday, November 20th Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Chicago Heights will be implementing the following: 

  • Operate at no more than 50% capacity
  • Indoor Group Exercise classes have resumed with a 50% cap
  • Facemasks will be required to be worn by members at all times, while in the Fitness Center.
  • Locker room areas are open.
  • All Pools will are open.
  • Sauna, steam room and whirlpools remain closed. 
  • As a reminder, our staff is required to wear face masks at all times, monitor social distancing and complete routine cleaning / sanitizing throughout our Fitness Centers.

Despite the inconveniences that may result from these new safety standards, we believe that we have a shared responsibility to do what is best for our members, staff and community.

As COVID-19 is an evolving situation, Franciscan Health Fitness Centers will continue to work with local and state public health agencies should additional measures need to be taken. IDPH will continue to track the positivity rates and hospital capacity metrics in regions over a 14-day monitoring period to determine if mitigations can be relaxed. We will provide updates to members via our website, email and social media.

If you fall within the high-risk category, we ask that you please remain home at this time. We thank you for your continued support while we work to keep our members, staff and community safe.

We are praying for the safety of you and your families as we navigate this pandemic.



Susan Johnson

Executive Director, Fitness Center

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Prior to coming to the Club

Q. What hours will the club be open?

         A. Regular Hours: Monday-Friday 5:30am - 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am - 7pm, 

             (usage will be closely monitored, hours subject to change).

Q. Will I be screened upon arrival?

         A. Yes, we will be providing temperature checks.  

Q. Can I Bring a guest?

         A. Guests are allowed but limited to one guest per member.

Q. Do I have to wear a mask at the Fitness Center?

         A. Yes, all Staff, Members and Guests are required to wear a face mask at all times while in the club, including while working out, except while in the pool. Your face mask must be worn properly over your mouth and nose. 

Q. Will locker rooms be open upon re-opening?

         A. Locker rooms will remain open, with reduced availability. 

Q. Will pools be available for use? 

         A. Yes, pools are open and aqua classes resume with limited capacity. We are not providing aquatics workout equipment at this time, but members are encouraged to bring their own. Steam rooms,Saunas, and whirlpools remain closed at this time.  

Cleaning, Sanitation and Social Distancing Precautions Upon Re-opening

Q. How can I be assured that I will not contract COVID during my visit?

         A. Sadly, we cannot guarantee that you are 100% safe from contracting the COVID-19 virus. We have taken every step possible to do our part and ask members to do their part by adhering to social distancing and cleaning equipment before and after use.

Q. What measures are in place to keep members safe? 

         A. We have added several cleaning regimens and are reducing touch points. A few of these precautions include: 

               • One point of entry with touchless check-in

               • Adminsertiring touchless temperature readings 

               • All seating areas spaced for social distancing

               • Equipment spaced for social distancing

               • Outdoor and Indoor Tracks are open 


Q. Are Group Exercise Classes available?

         A. Yes, Group Exercise classes continue in limited capacity, with social distancing. Class size is limited, therefore we recommend signing up for your class at the Front Desk upon arrival. 

Q. Is Personal Training in operation?

         A. Yes, personal training is in full effect. Private , Buddy and Small Group Training are available for all, with limited capacities and proper social distancing.

Q. What services are remaining closed at this time? 

         A. KIDZONE and cafe will remain closed at this time. Youth swim lessons will not resume at this time. 


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