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FitNation Restore Illinois Tier 3 Mitigation Updates

We're happy to open during phase 4 of Restore Illinois!

UPDATES: NOVEMBER 18, 2020

As you are probably aware, Governor Prtizker announced that the entire state of Illinois will be entering into Phase 4 Tier 3 mitigation effective Friday, November 20th at 12:01am in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. These changes do impact our services at FitNation. Fortunately, our current attendance levels suggest that we should be able to accommodate our current active members with some modifications. Below you will find general details about operational changes pursuant to Tier 3 mitigation requirements effective 11/20/20 with more directions regarding reservations and credit processes arriving via email tomorrow, Thursday, November 19th.

Use of Masks/Face Coverings:
  • Masks must be worn at all times while in the facility

Reservations*:

  • Members will be required to make a reservation through our reservation system
  • Reservations will be limited to 75 minutes per person, per day
  • The facility will be limited to 60 people per 75-minute time slot
  • Reservations can be made up to 2 weeks in advance
* Reservation details may change as we evaluate demand and other logistics.

Available Amenities:

  • All equipment/machines
  • swimming pool - continues to be one member per lane. Locker rooms are closed. Please come ready to swim and bring your own towel. 
  • Women's Studio
  • gymnasium and pickleball following current schedules/reservations/guidelines

Unavailable Amenities:

  • locker rooms (including family areas)
  • sauna / steam room
  • group exercise classes (pro-rated household credit will be applied for November 20-30)
  • childcare (pro-rated household credit applied for November 20-30)
  • towel service (cleaning towels and sanitizing spray bottles will remain)

We have made the decision to not accept new memberships at FitNation to focus on serving our current members. While we cannot predict what the coming weeks and months will bring, we remain hopeful that these mitigation efforts will help and allow us to return to operations at a fuller capacity before long. We are relying on everyone to adhere to these guidelines in order to keep FitNation open. The health and well-being of our community has been and remains our utmost priority, and all decisions on how FitNation can meet your fitness needs will focus first on maintaining public health and safety.

UPDATES: NOVEMBER 2, 2020

Temporary Hours - FitNation on Nations Drive

In order to complete more frequent and deeper nightly cleaning to equipment and surfaces, the hours of operation continue to be as follows

  • Monday – Thursday 5a-9p
  • Friday 5a-7p
  • Saturday and Sunday 7a-2p


KidNation/Childcare

KidNation, childcare at FitNation Gurnee on Nations Drive is. Please review initial opening operations for KidNation, including childcare membership options below.

Temporary Hours for KidNation/Childcare
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 7:30a-11:30a
  • Tuesday and Thursday 3:30p-8:30p
  • Closed Sunday

KidNation/Childcare Access:
  • At this time, we will only be open to current members
  • No drop in care or daily fees are available
  • Access will be offered on a first come first serve basis with a capacity of 20 children at any given time
  • Service is available to children ages 2 and older 
  • Children who are 3 months - 2.5 years of age need a reservation, prior to attending

All KidNation safety protocols can be found here. 

Members Only Pickleball 

Pickleball is available to FitNation Gurnee members only.
After making an online reservation, all pickleball players must check in at the front desk prior to entering the Flex Studio.
Equipment can be brought from home or checked out from the front desk. A photo id is required to rent FitNation Pickleball equipment.
  • Pickleball Reservations Required 
    • Pickleball is available to FitNation members only 
    • Reservations are required
    • All group members need to be listed when the reservation is made
    • Reservations must be made online via our website and will only be held for 15 minutes past the start time of the reservation
    • The court will be released if the players do not show for their reservation 
  • Pickleball Safety Protocols 
    • Based on the inability to maintain social distance of 6ft, all double play participants must wear face coverings 
    • Face coverings are also required when when entering and exiting FitNation, when walking in hallways and when social distancing is difficult to maintain 
    • A maximum of four players are permitted inside the Flex Studio 

Make Your Pickleball Reservation - FitNation Members Only 

Hunt Club Park Community Center

The difficult decision has been made to keep FitNation, inside Hunt Club Community Center closed for the remainder of 2020.
This location continues to be assessed and utilized for Park District programs. We thank you for your patience and will continue to share updates as they develop.

UPDATES: SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

Please review our hours of operation. In addition, on October 1, 2020 FitNation Gurnee on Nations Drive will reopen KidNation, our childcare facility and provide limited access to our locker rooms. 

Temporary Hours - FitNation on Nations Drive 

In order to complete more frequent and deeper nightly cleaning to equipment and surfaces, the hours of operation are adjusted as follows

  • Monday – Thursday 5a-9p
  • Friday 5a-7p
  • Saturday and Sunday 7a-2p

KidNation/Childcare
KidNation, childcare at FitNation Gurnee on Nations Drive will reopen on October 1. Please review initial opening operations for KidNation, including childcare membership options below.
Additional information about how to reactivate KidNation/childcare memberships was sent via email to KidNation/childcare members. 

Temporary Hours for KidNation/Childcare
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 7:30a-11:30a
  • Tuesday and Thursday 3:30p-8:30p
  • Closed Sunday

KidNation/Childcare Access:
  • At this time, we will only be open to current members
  • No drop in care or daily fees are available
  • Access will be offered on a first come first serve basis with a capacity of 20 children at any given time
  • Service will be available to children ages 2 and older

What to expect when you arrive at KidNation/Childcare:
  • Children will be required to wear face coverings
  • Parents/guardians will assess their child's wellness every day before dropping off at KidNation/childcareand will sign stating that the child is well.
  • KidNation staff will regularly conduct visual inspections of children for signs of illness, which could include flushed cheeks, coughing, fatigue or other COVID-19 like symptoms.
  • Please keep your child at home if there is any indication of possible illness.
  • As a reminder, the CDC has indicated the following as possible symptoms of COVID-19:

Cough, Shortness of breath, Difficulty breathing, Fever, Chills, Fatigue, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell, Congestion, Runny nose, Nausea, Vomiting, or Diarrhea (This list may not be all possible symptoms, which can range from mild to severe)
  • Children experiencing any of the symptoms listed above should stay home and/or will be sent home
  • If anyone in your household is experiencing any of the above symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19, they must remain home for 14 days per CDC guidelines.

KidNation/Childcare Membership: Monthly dues for those electing to restart their childcare membership will begin with October billing.

Locker Rooms
On October 1, locker rooms will reopen. Please review additional information, including new safety procedures and available locker room amenities below.
  • Available showers will be marked
  • All new/remodeled showers will be open for use (6 of the 11 total)
  • Full towel service will begin on October 1
  • Limited lockers will be available for use to encourage social distancing
  • Some areas of the locker room will remain closed
  • Hairdryers will not be available
  • Please clean lockers before and after use
  • Sauna and Steamroom will remain closed at this time
  • Social distancing of six feet will remain in effect in the locker rooms

UPDATES: JUNE 25, 2020 

We're happy to announce that starting Friday, June 26th we will re-open FitNation as we enter into Restore Illinois Phase 4. We will adhere to the guidelines under this phase as we re-open.

Temporary Hours for June and July:

In order to complete more frequent and deeper nightly cleaning to equipment and surfaces, the hours of operation are adjusted as follows. We will re-evaluate and make needed changes based on our experience after July.

  • Monday – Thursday 5a-9p
  • Friday 5a-7p
  • Saturday and Sunday 7a-2p
  • Closed July 4th


Member access:

Per the guidelines issued for phase 4, we will be operating FitNation at 50% of our normal capacity. Therefore, the facility will only be open to our current active members. We will not be accepting new memberships, guests or daily visits until we get a better understanding of the usage patterns. Access will be offered on a first come first serve basis if we reach capacity at any time. Based on our usage data from previous summers and considering the expansive size of our facility, we are fairly confident that we can accommodate all our current members.

A limited amount of Group Exercise classes will be available to those who have group exercise add-on along with their regular membership starting Monday, June 29th. Our plan is to start with a few classes and increase the number based on usage and interest. Group exercise studios will be marked to manage social distancing requirements and spaces will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. A schedule of classes is available here.

We will not be activating the Silver Sneaker Program at this time.

Childcare will not be available at this time.

Available Amenities:

  • All equipment on the fitness floor will be available for the members to use. In order to adhere to social distancing requirements, members are asked to use alternate machines.
  • The pool will open July 6th, one person per lane, when swim lessons are not in session (Swim lessons 5-7p Mon – Thursday and SA/SU 9:15 am-12:15p)
  • Basketball will be allowed, 1 person per hoop, please bring your own ball

Locker rooms, Towel Service, Sauna/Steam Room, and Whirlpools will be temporarily unavailable and will be made available once the State and CDC guidelines allow.

Membership Dues:

We will start monthly membership billing on 7/15. Should you decide to keep your membership on hold at this time, we ask that you complete this form by 7/8/20 and your account will be placed on hold for up to four months.

Safety/Cleaning Enhancements:

  • Employees will be wearing masks
  • Hand sanitizer stations set up throughout the facility
  • More frequent cleaning will be conducted throughout the facility
  • Hospital-grade disinfectant foggers
  • Door foot-pulls wherever applicable
  • Prominent directional signage

Click here to learn more about the extensive processes and modifications to FitNation.

Members are required to wear face coverings when entering and leaving the facility and when social distancing cannot be achieved. Members will also be supplied with a bottle of disinfecting spray and a towel when checking in to be used before and after the use of any machines or equipment.

Athletico:

We are excited to share that Athletico will be occupying the space formerly used by Heavenly Massage and they plan to start their operations in July. We believe that this partnership will benefit our members as well as our community.

We kindly ask that all members entering the facility bring a face covering, practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. We also ask that you do not come to the facility if you are experiencing any COVID like symptoms. We are all in this together and let each of us do our part to stay healthy and keep others healthy.

We will be sending additional communication to give you more details about what to expect during your visit and helpful reminders on how we can enjoy FitNation while keeping our health and the health of others the top priority. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Chris Leathers at 847-599-3778.

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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Comments 4

Guest - Kathy Holajn on Tuesday, October 27 2020, 4:19 pm

When will you be opening the Hunt Club Fitness Center?

When will you be opening the Hunt Club Fitness Center?
Guest - Gurnee Park District on Friday, October 30 2020, 4:01 pm

Hi Kathy,
The difficult decision was made to keep our FitNation location inside Hunt Club Park Community Center closed for the remainder of the year. We continue to assess this location and will share updates as soon as possible.

Hi Kathy, The difficult decision was made to keep our FitNation location inside Hunt Club Park Community Center closed for the remainder of the year. We continue to assess this location and will share updates as soon as possible.
Guest - bob on Tuesday, November 24 2020, 9:32 am

how many seniors won't return due to you not accepting silver sneakers?

how many seniors won't return due to you not accepting silver sneakers?
Guest - Gurnee Park District on Monday, November 30 2020, 1:55 pm

Hi Bob,
We are encouraging our Silver Sneakers members to stay on with us by transferring their Silver Sneakers membership to FitNation's Senior Membership. For more information, please contact our membership services team at 847-623-4506 or by email info@fitnationgurnee.com

Hi Bob, We are encouraging our Silver Sneakers members to stay on with us by transferring their Silver Sneakers membership to FitNation's Senior Membership. For more information, please contact our membership services team at 847-623-4506 or by email info@fitnationgurnee.com
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