Your favorite “always on time, can’t use Miami traffic as an excuse because the next class starts in 10 minutes” studio - Sweat440 - is reopening their South Beach (January 2, 2021), Coral Gables (January 9, 2021), and Brickell (January 16, 2021) locations after closing their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
So what has Sweat440 been up to since you’ve last dropped in for one of their popular 40-minute express sweats? Quite a lot actually.
“After our initial closure in mid-March, we launched a daily email campaign that sent In-Home Sweat440 style workouts with videos and instructions to all our members,” said Sweat440 Chief Operating Officer, Matt Miller. “Recently we have taken Sweat440 outdoors with a class series in both South Beach and Doral Yard. These workouts are body weight and band only, instructor led, and socially distanced.”
So what can you expect when the doors reopen? Well first things first. If you’re dropping in to the South Beach location you might want to get there early for your first visit back - they relocated upstairs in the same building.
“Our address is still 1916 Bay Rd., however we will be taking over the upstairs space which will feature a full studio redesign, new "blue room" lighting system, upgraded bathrooms, and an extra 230 square feet of usable workout space for increased social distancing,” stated Miller. “Additionally, all our studios will now feature a self-check in kiosk system that will be supported by our new proprietary mobile phone application.”
Sweat440 isn't taking any chances when it comes to COVID-19 and has implemented a ton of new changes to their studios to keep them safe and healthy for guests.
- Reduced capacity of 50%
- 6 ft. social distancing
- Mask/facial covering guidelines
- Installed virus killing UV lighting for HVAC systems
- State of the art electrostatic fog gun that kills 99% of germs
- Sweat440 staff will wear facial coverings at all times and will undergo temperature checks prior working
- Each studio will undergo deep cleanings with hospital grade products two times per day and throughout the day high-touch areas (handles, equipment, etc.) will be sanitized regularly
- Temporarily, locker use, water fountain use, towel service, and showers will be suspended in accordance with local guidelines
If you ask us, that’s pretty thorough. It’s great to see gyms like Sweat440 and others take the responsible approach to the pandemic while still providing their services to members.
“2021 will be a bounce back year for Sweat440 as we look to restart the rapid expansion we had planned before the pandemic hit,” said Miller. “Look for several more Sweat440 studios to open up both in neighboring South Florida communities and across the country. More details to come soon.”
And we’ll have them right here on StayFit305.com