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Every parent wants their child to be as successful as possible. With that in mind, the prevalence of

athletic training for the youth has seen a stark increase in recent years. Although parents would like to

see their children in the pros one day, the likelihood of that happening is slim. Most youth do not have

the fundamentals in the first place to be performing such athletic exercises because they do not have

the proper motor patterns down. A more logical approach to lifelong fitness is in order.

The REAL goal of youth fitness runs much deeper than strictly athletic training. The cornerstone being

the 5 components of physical fitness (muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility,

cardiorespiratory fitness, and body composition.) With these 5 components being the foundation of

fitness, it is important to keep in mind that a young child might not have a clue what any of this means.

As parents, whether you are a fitness advocate or not, it is important to involve your child in some type

of programming that fortifies these components of physical fitness. Since it is hard for an adult, let alone

a child to integrate these into a fitness routine alone – proper class programming and undertakings that

play a pivotal role in activities of daily living that are both fun and inclusive can make a huge difference

in the way fitness is perceived.

My providing both youth and adult clients with an outlet to learn fun lifelong fitness activities, other

facets of life will be heightened as well such as increased…

• Social skills

• Organizational skills

• Problem solving skills

• Creativity

• Language skills

These skills, not athletic components of fitness are ultimately what are going to make our kids healthy,

strong and intuitive adults.

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Covid-19 Important Information

The safety & health of our members & staff is our top priority. We have completed a list of rules & procedures that meet or exceed those laid out by the State of Ohio. Please read & become familiar with the following rules before your first visit back. We have missed everyone & look forward to seeing you again!

Perfect Fit Health Club Reopening Protocol

  • Capacity will be limited to 15 people. Members are encouraged to use Mindbody software on our website to reserve a workout time (the scheduling feature will be live by the end of week). If a reservation is not made & the facility is at capacity members will have to wait until an opening is available.
  • Temporary Hours:
    • Monday-Wednesday 6am-1pm & 4-8pm 
    • Thursday 7am-1pm & 4-8pm
    • Friday 8am-12pm & 3-6pm 
    • Saturday 8am-12pm
    • Sunday Closed 
  • Facility Rules:
    • Members must conduct self-assessment and not enter the facility if they are exhibiting symptoms or have been exposed to persons with COVID-19.
    • Members are required to check-in at the front desk. Key cards will be provided. 
    • New health waiver will be required by all members. 
    • Upon Entry, members must sanitize their hands with provided hand sanitizer.
    • Members will be given a personal disinfectant spray bottle & paper towels. Members MUST spray & wipe down all equipment & machines after each use. Cleaning stations will also be set up throughout the gym. 
    • We recommend that members wear face coverings. 
    • Members must arrive dressed to workout. You are not permitted to change in the facility. No gym bags allowed in the club. 
    • Restrooms will serve as a handwashing station and are for emergency use only. Lockers, showers & sauna are closed.
    • Members should bring their own water bottle, towel, mats, bands. Cups & towels will not be provided. 
    • Everyone must practice social distancing. Handshaking & any other person-to-person contact (ex. spotting) is prohibited. Please adhere to all signage.
    • Member access only. Members cannot bring guests. Complimentary passes are no longer accepted. New memberships & Day passes are still available for purchase.
    • Congregating & socializing in the facility is not permitted. 1 hour time limit will be enforced to allow other members to come in & utilize the facility.
  • Contact your trainer to schedule personal training sessions. As always, complimentary health & fitness consultations are available by appointment.
  • Massage appointments can be made by contacting Sarah Gordon LMT. 
  • Regular billing will resume on June 1st. Any lost time will be added to the end of your membership.
  • Boot Camps:
    • Boot camps are being restructured into small group training capped at 10 members. Boot camps will now be 30 minutes with more classes offered throughout the day.
    • Weather permitting, workouts will take place outdoors.
    • Members are encouraged to reserve their spot online by going to the boot camp schedule on our website. 
    • Please arrive at the time posted for the class. Congregating before & after classes will not be permitted. A new Boot Camp schedule will be posted by the end of the week. 
Perfect Fit Health Club will be continually monitoring the health regulations from the federal, state & local governments. You will be notified if guidelines change. All members must follow the rules or membership will be revoked. Please email us if you have any further questions.