Here's a detailed overview of all the changes we've put in place to ensure the health and safety of our members, staff, and guests.
It is mandatory for members to use the club-supplied disinfectant wipes on equipment and machinery before and after use. We have doubled our disinfectant stations and increased our supply of disinfectant wipes, which are approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. They will be available throughout the club.
Enhanced air flow
Our state-of-the-art HVAC system allows for enhanced air flow ventilation. Filters are being changed regularly, and maintenence are completing daily checks.
Members will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon entering CAC. It will also be available at any of our plethora of stations through the entire club.
Feeling sick? Stay home
We ask that anyone stays home who: feels sick; has possibly been in contact with someone who is sick; feels they cannot comply with our new operational guidelines (e.g. wearing a mask, maintaining social distance.)
We have adjusted our daily hours to allow for an overnight team to deep-clean the entire club. We anticipate keeping these hours for the remainder of the summer.
600 Technology Sq
101 Main St
One Kendall Sq
We'll be limiting the amount of people in the club to 40% occupancy to comply with Phase 3 guidelines. Due to how spacious our gym is, we have been nowhere near capacity limits.
Temporarily on pause
The following amenities will be temporarily closed until further notice: steam, sauna, towel service, and paper cups. As of 1/8/21, 25% of our showers are open.
It is mandatory that all members maintain a 6-foot distance from other guests and staff members. Our clubs are spacious enough that this is easily possible. We have altered our layout so our machines are all 6 feet apart and have posted many notices, floor stickers, and other visual cues around the club to remind everyone of these guidelines.
The club layout has been altered to ensure the 6 feet social distancing guideliness can be followed. Some machines have been distanced, while others are closed or moved. There will be ample visual cues as to which are open or temporarily closed.
Our locker rooms will be open, ensuring 6 feet of social distancing measures are taken. Disinfectant wipes will be in all locker rooms; visitors must wipe down their locker before and after use.
We are not currently implementing a reservation system thanks to our expansive square footage. However, we ask that you limit your workout session to 60 minutes in respect of others' time.
No mask, no entry
All members and guests entering CAC must wear a mask at all times, per state guidelines. All staff will be complying with this requirement as well.
Staff will be supplied PPE
All CAC staff will be supplied with personal protective equipment (PPE) at no cost to them. Staff will be wearing masks at all times.
Front desk shield
New Plexiglass barriers have been installed at the front desk at both 215 First St and 600 Technology Square to ensure additional protection for front desk staff and members.
Staff will be required to take their temperature before every shift. Visitors to the gym will not be subjected to a temperature check; by entering the premises, you are affirming that you haven't had a fever.
On-site, in-studio group fitness classes resumed 9/8, the Tuesday after Labor Day. For more information, see here.
No studio usage
When classes are not in session, usage of the group fitness studios will not be allowed. If you'd like to rent a studio privately, learn more here.
Reduced schedule and size
There will be a smaller schedule than usual, so that members and CAC staff have time to clean and disinfect equipment in between classes. This means no back-to-back classes.
Group ex equipment
Members must bring their own equipment when appropriate, like yoga mats.
We have made use of this time away by launching Virtual Classes! Be sure to check out our schedule. We will continue with virtual classes along with live, in-studio classes.
No fans will be allowed to run in the studios or the gym.
Masks during class
Due to Cambridge and state ordinance, masks must be worn during class.
In-person training is available. Inquire here. Masks must be worn by both trainers and clients during in-person sessions. PT clients will also have access to private studio space.
Virtual training will remain available. If you are not able to visit the club in-person, you can still get training at-home with any of our experienced trainers. Click here for more info.
If you are interested in buying PT packages, we ask that you update your credit/debit card on file on the MindBody website. Any contracts will be sent digitally. This will minimize contact and allow for quicker transactions.
InBody body composition tests will still be available. These tests are administered with a Personal Trainer, who will ensure the machine is wiped down before and after each session. You can schedule a test here.
CAC unfroze all memberships and resumed normal billing cycles when we opened our doors, Monday, July 6th. We have allowed for extended freezes for anyone hesitant to come in, or whose company is still work from home. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freeze + Cancel
We understand many companies are remaining WFH; CAC is happy to extend your freeze to match your company's return date. Just email email@example.com with the date you'd like your membership hold extended to; we are allowing extensions until the end of 2020. As always, freezing is free of charge.
For our initial phase of reopening, CAC will not be allowing Free Trial Passes. You may visit the club on a Day Pass for $20. Please prepurchase passes before entering the club. (Info about an MBO account + our app here.) This can be deducted from your Enrollment Fee if you decide to join.
Downloading the CAC App will aid in quicker check-in at the front desk. Please ensure you have the CAC App barcode or your Scan Card ready before coming into the Lobby (As you may know, some cellular companies don't get great service in the Athenaeum building, so pulling it up before coming in is smart.)
We're all in this together! Please be kind to one another.
Accepting new members
Not a member with us yet? We are accepting new clients for the time being. Check out our membership page for more info.
The squash and basketball courts are open for use. However, competitive leagues will not resume at this time.