In accordance with state and local guidance, [solidcore] has reopened in cities across the country. Our top priority in reopening is protecting the health and safety of our entire [community] – coaches, clients, and HQ. We are relying on guidance from international and national health organizations and professionals to help frame our decisions surrounding the safety measures we take.
All information regarding studio openings and questions you may have regarding safety protocols as we all come back together under the blue lights can be found here.
If you have any questions or comments please contact us here
We are requiring masks for coaches in every market across the country. For clients, that determination is made on a case-by-case basis, depending on the market and local mandates.
In the following markets, because of local guidance, we are requiring that all clients and coaches wear masks the entire time they are in the studio – even while taking class: Broad Ripple, Indiana; Chicago; Connecticut, District of Columbia; Florida; Indianapolis, Indiana; Illinois; Kentucky; Maryland; Michigan; New York; Pennsylvania; Wisconsin
In all other markets, because of local guidance, masks are optional for clients while taking class. However, you must wear a mask when entering and exiting the studio and anytime that you are not at your machine. Additionally, in some of these markets, we are piloting mask-mandatory classes to accommodate clients who prefer to take only with others who are also wearing a mask.
For further clarification on mask requirements in your studio, email your studio manager for more information.
Yes, we are now offering half-capacity classes at select times in all open markets!
We are in the process of installing MERV-13 filters in all of our studios across the country. These will help filter out small air particles, as well as to deactivate viruses, bacteria, tobacco smoke, and any microscopic allergens.
New York City Studios: In addition to MERV-13 filters, each studio will have two Medify MA-25 S1 Air Filtration systems. They are medical grade air filtration and the most powerful table top air purifiers on the market with dual air intakes. Each system is equipped with two H13 HEPA filters that remove 99.9% of particles found in the air, cleaning a room up to 1,000 SQ FT in 30 minutes.
Coaches at [solidcore] are provided with and required to wear a face mask while coaching in our studios. Face masks, whose efficacy has been studied more than face shields, are universally considered by public health experts to be one of the leading ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We also provide our coaches with gloves that are optional for their use.
To maintain social distancing, machines will be alternated back-to-front to provide ample space for you and your fellow teammates. Don’t worry, your coach will be sure to give you a rundown of how this works before class.
Across all markets we have introduced half-capacity classes. While we have already restricted capacity in some markets to adhere to local guidelines, we hear and understand that many clients feel more comfortable taking classes with even fewer people.
We have required temperature checks of our staff in all studios since reopening and will continue to do so.
Additionally, we have implemented mandatory temperature checks for clients before each class in all studios.
As clients enter our studios, our coaches will use a touchless thermometer to take each client’s temperature. This information will not be logged. If a client’s temperature reads 100.4 degrees or higher, they will be asked to leave and return when they are feeling well.
If masks are not currently mandated in the local jurisdiction, clients are asked to keep their masks on after their temperature is checked and until they get to their machine.
High-touch surfaces (e.g., doorknobs and bathrooms) in our facilities are cleaned consistently throughout the day by our managers and coaching staff. Your machine – which is the surface that you are the most exposed to – is cleaned twice before you use it: it is cleaned with disinfectant wipes by the client who previously used it, and it is cleaned by you immediately prior to your use.
Additionally, our studios are professionally cleaned 1 to 2 times per week.
Although at [solidcore] we take the cleanliness of the surfaces in our spaces very seriously, it is important to note that the CDC has advised that surfaces are not currently thought to be the main way that COVID-19 spreads. You can read more about the CDC’s perspective on the way that COVID-19 is thought to spread here.
All machines in all of our studios are now being treated with My-shield® Surface Cleaner spray. This spray is an alcohol-free nano silicone formulation that eliminates bacteria on any surface. Safe & easy to use, My-shield® Surface Cleaner kills most common germs on contact, offers extended protection and most importantly, this cleaning solution has been certified by a laboratory to kill COVID-19 with 99.9% effectiveness for the duration of a 28 day time period! In addition to wiping down machines throughout the day, this spray will be applied generously to all in-studio surfaces every two weeks.
As of April 5th, to our knowledge, there has been no community spread of COVID-19 within any of our studios around the country. We have been open in some states since May 2020.
[solidcore] will proactively notify all clients in the impacted class if there is a case of community spread that takes place in any of our studios.
Our policies and procedures are designed with the assumption that an asymptomatic COVID-19-positive individual could be in the studio. All of our safety procedures, including mandated handwashing, increased distance between clients in class, frequent wipe downs of the machines, spot cleans of high-touch surfaces, and a regular cadence of 3rd party professional cleans are designed to protect our clients and coaches when there is an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19 in the studio.
Show up no earlier than 10 minutes before class begins to minimize the amount of congregating in the studio. We know it’s hard not to chat with your coaches and friends and encourage you to do so outside of the studio while maintaining a safe distance.
As of April 5th, the below studios are open:
- Boca Raton
- Madison Yards
- Midtown Atlanta
- Chicago – Boystown
- Chicago – River North
- Chicago – West Loop
- Chicago – Wicker Park
- Buffalo Grove
- Vernon Hills
- Broad Ripple
- Downtown Indianapolis
- Downtown Bethesda
- Wildwood Bethesda
- South End Boston
- Ann Arbor
- Rochester Hills
- New York
- Long Island:
- W 57th
- North Dakota
- West Fargo
- Grand Forks
- Bryn Mawr
- Center City
- Northern Liberties
- South Dakota:
- Sioux Falls
- Austin – Downtown
- Austin – The Triangle
- Dallas – Knox Heights
- Dallas – Preston Hollow
- Alexandria – Old Town
- Arlington – Ballston
- Arlington – Court House
- Tyson’s Corner
- Richmond – Short Pump
- Richmond – Libbie Mill
- Washington, D.C.:
- 14th & U
- Adams Morgan
- Cathedral Commons
- H Street
- Mt. Vernon Triangle
- Navy Yard
- West End
We will take care of everything for you! We will adjust and extend your class package on the back end. If you are on a monthly membership we will adjust your autopay schedule to ensure you receive your unused classes in your current cycle, prior to being charged for a new cycle.
Yes, upon your studio reopening we will unfreeze your account and adjust expiration dates to offer any time back that was missed during our closure. We can’t wait to shake together once again.
Our studio is ready for you when YOU are ready for it. We’ll continue to provide the at-home shakes until you’re ready to join us in the studio. Book a virtual live class with us by following the steps here.
We completely understand; these times feel uncertain. Upon your studio’s reopening, your account will reactivate with extended expiration dates to make up for the closure. Please contact your SM if you feel you are unable to return to the studio at this time.
[solidcore] at-home zoom classes end on April 30, 2021. If you’re interested in working out with us at home, join us on the Equinox+ app.
Yes! You can definitely use in-studio credits for at-home classes. If you have questions please email us at email@example.com.
We are sorry to see you go and happy to extend your expiration dates to give you time to see if you change your mind. Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds at this time but we can transfer those credits to a sweat buddy. Please contact your Studio Manager and they will take care of this for you.