5/29/20 Dear Seattle Athletic Club Member,
 
While it is still uncertain as to exactly when King County will be able to enter into the next phase, we are happy to announce that Seattle Athletic Club will be able to open to a limited capacity in Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s “Safe Start” plan.
 
This is very exciting news; however the partial reopening requires heavy restrictions and coming to the Clubs for your workout will look very different. In summation, we will be allowed to open to appointment-only, one-on-one Personal training, Pilates and Squash Instruction along with small Group Exercise classes (5 or less). Unfortunately, unsupervised General Club use will not be permitted during this stage.
 
Please read through the following points so you can better understand our new policies and the precautions we are taking to keep you safe during your return:
 
  • Limited operating hours: First 2 days of Re-Opening: 9:00am-8:00pm │ Thereafter Weekdays: 7:00am-8:00pm │ Weekends: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • What will be available: Group-X classes with a maximum of 5 participants and 1:1 Fitness and Pilates Personal Trainings. The Group-X schedule can be found on our website located here: https://www.sacdt.com/downtown-group-exercise-class-schedule
  • What will be unavailable: Childcare, Pool, Café, Squash Courts, Gymnasium, Massage, locker rooms (*vanities and restrooms will remain open), showers, towel service, and Spa areas
  • Members must have a pre-booked appointment time in a class or training session prior to entering the Club. You are able to do this via the Front Desk, your Member Portal, as well as the Seattle Athletic Club App (please refer to our website under “For Members” and the “Events” tab - Downtown: https://sacdt.com/for-members-dt/quick-links/events. Keep in mind, due to class sizes being small and in high demand, we will have advance reservations of only 72 hours, spots must be reserved and there will be a waitlist available for up to 3 people.
  • Upon entry/exit to/from the Club, everyone will need to either wash or sanitize their hands with facility provided hand sanitizer. A minimum of 6’ separation between all employees and customers in all interactions is required. Congregations of no more than 5 people will be allowed in common areas. Masks must be worn at ALL times. The Club will have disposable masks to offer, but please bring your own if possible.
  • As part of initial check-in, every member will have their temperature taken and be required to sign a waiver of consent and commitment to the facility’s reopening policies. Individuals will not be permitted entry if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (have not recovered or are still within the required 14-day quarantine), had symptoms of COVID-19 (within the last 24 hours), or had contact with a person that has or is suspected to have COVID-19 (within the last 14 days).
  • *Please note, high risk members are not permitted as part of Phase 2 reopening. High risk clients include people over the age of 65, people with serious underlying medical conditions like chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma and people who are immunocompromised.
  • Members will be checked in/out to ensure a total headcount within the facility at any given time; allowing for contact tracing if needed and occupancy numbers in real time which may be located via the Club Website and App.
  • Check-in at the Front Desk will consist of using either your barcode on the Club App, by showing us your membership card or by providing your first and last name
  • Members will need to wear training attire to the facility. Yoga class equipment will not be provided, please bring your own mat, blocks, straps, and blanket to use. The Front Desk will have mats available to purchase. Towel service (other than the small cleaning towels) will not be available. Please bring with you your own water bottle as water fountain use will be restricted to the water bottle filling station only.
  • Should the situation arise where a member/staff is identified as positive for COVID-19 and have been in the Club, we will implement contact tracing, members/staff in possible contact will be immediately notified, and areas of identified usage will be closed immediately and extensive hydrostatic spraying performed.
  • Daily sanitization of the Club will consist of regular closing of spaces for spraying with the Hydrostatic Sanitization sprayer. All equipment will be sanitized after each use. Doors and windows will be kept open where possible to improve ventilation. Surfaces and high-touch areas will be disinfected throughout the day.
  • For those who plan to remain home for a while, we will continue offering our virtual training options.
  • Membership dues will remain on hold during Phase 2, as the Club will not be made accessible to all. The hold fee (⅓ of your current dues rate) will keep your membership in good standing while you are away from the Club. 
 
The Clubs will be strictly following these guidelines put forth by the state and CDC for health clubs to open and expect additional amenities to be reintroduced during Phase 3. This is another step in the direction of fully reopening and we are pleased to welcome you back into the Club, even if at a limited capacity.
 
Our entire member community continues to be at the forefront of our minds and we hope you all are continuing to prioritize your health and are staying well. This too shall pass and we are here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
 
For your reference, a list of links concerning policies we are adhering to is included below. If you have any questions regarding our “Phase 2” policies and procedures, please contact General Manager, Rob Lauren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Stay healthy and be well,
Seattle Athletic Club
 
Phase 2 Business Activities Guidelines: https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/COVID19Phase2FitnessGuidelines.pdf
 
COVID-19 Prevention: https://lni.wa.gov/forms-publications/F414-164-000.pdf
 
Cloth Face Mask Guidance: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/ClothFacemasks.pdf
 
Sanitization Procedures: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html
 
 

5/06/20  Dear Seattle Athletic Club Members,
 
With the extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order by Governor Jay Inslee last week, the Club will, unfortunately, remain closed until further notice.
 
On behalf of everyone here at the Seattle Athletic Club, we want you to know that you, your families, and our community are constantly in our thoughts. Our collective heart breaks when we reflect upon to impact this crisis is having on each of you. We fully support any initiative designed to protect the health and the wellbeing of our community, yet we were all deeply saddened to learn that we would not be able to re-open our doors as soon as we had hoped.
 
With that said, we are prepared to welcome you back into the Club as soon as we are able. Over the past few weeks, our team has performed all-encompassing deep-clean and sanitization of the entire facility.  In addition, we have been working tirelessly to add numerous protective measures to provide the safest possible environment for our members to return to. In total, our “Member Shield” measures totaled over a hundred new initiatives.
 
For your reference, below is a small sampling of these initiatives you will see once we are able to re-open our doors:
  • Temperature testing for all staff and members upon entry
  • Hydrostatic spraying of our equipment routinely throughout the day
  • Appropriate distancing of equipment throughout the Club to ensure proper social distancing. (see pictures attached)
  • Online pre-booking of all our Group Exercise classes to ensure we can manage capacity and meet appropriate spacing requirements.
  • Mandatory entry/exit check-in to ensure an accurate headcount at any given time which will also enable us to perform contact tracing through our Property Management System, if needed.
  • Entryway cleaning stations that will be mandatory for all visitors to sanitize hands upon entry and exit.
  • Senior/”at-risk population” specific hours
  • Added sanitization dispensers, wipes and cleaning stations throughout the Club.
  • Removal of any shared equipment that is not easily sanitized such as yoga mats and straps.
 
Then there will be the more obvious, but just as effective measures, such as mandatory mask wearing for staff, compulsory equipment cleaning “buffer” between clients, mandatory handwashing for all staff, and much much more. We will constantly be evolving and re-evaluating our protocols as we learn about the requirements and recommendations from the state and CDC, but we believe that this outline provides us with a rock-solid foundation to be able to protect our Club environment.

In addition, we are looking to incorporate extra member services in the next few weeks, including:
  • Permanent live streaming infrastructure in our Group Exercise rooms
  • Additional virtual class spaces within the Club through Fitness on Demand
  • Access to the Fitness on Demand content anywhere within the Club so you can take your class to any corner of the Club.
 
In the interim, we hope that you have been able to take advantage of our growing library of online health and fitness resources. Our YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram pages have swelled in content and we are planning on developing the resources further. If you haven’t checked out the online offerings available, please search “Seattle Athletic Club” on YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram.
 
Also, please remember that all Seattle Athletic Club members have access to an extensive online exercise library through fitnessondemand.com, completely free of charge. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the access code and website.
 
Finally, we have also had a lot of inquiries about how the Clubs are withstanding this crisis. To speak frankly, as a small business, make no mistake that this will be an incredibly tough time period.  The strength of our Club has always been based within its connection to our SAC community and we deeply appreciate your continued support as we try to weather this storm.
 
Please ensure you continue to take the time to prioritize your overall health and wellbeing. Juggling social isolation, family needs, school closures, and economic stressors can be overwhelming and disorientating. Along with the obvious physical benefits, health and fitness have always been a powerful tool to help manage mental and emotional prosperity.
 
Be kind and compassionate to yourself and remember you are not alone. We are here to help in whatever capacity we can and look forward to welcoming you back to the Club soon. 
 
Stay healthy and be well,
Seattle Athletic Club
 
5/01/20 Dear Seattle Athletic Club Members,
 
Please be advised that due to the extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order by Governor Jay Inslee this afternoon, the club will unfortunately remain closed until further notice.
 
We will be sending out more detailed information early next week, but we wanted to at least provide you with a more timely status update.

While our collective heart breaks for the impact this pandemic is having on each of you, these past few weeks have really highlighted the strength and tenacity of our SAC community.  We will get through this together.

From all of the staff here at the club, we are constantly thinking of you and your families. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if there is anything we can do to help. We are here to help in whatever manner we are able to.
 
Stay healthy and be well.
Seattle Athletic Club.