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Health and Recreation Complex

Reopening Information

 

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Butler University recognizes how important the Health and Recreation Complex is to its students, faculty, staff, and community in regard to maintaining overall well-being. Especially now, as the Butler community returns to campus under the circumstances of COVID-19, we are committed to providing the services and spaces of the HRC in a careful, healthy, and thoughtful way.

Below, we have outlined the ways in which we are creating a safe environment for members and the new rules and policies that will keep all members of the Butler community healthy. This includes the institution of social distancing guidelines, PPE requirements, enhanced sanitation processes, and new reservation and check-in systems.

Please familiarize yourself with the following information before visiting the Health and Recreation Complex.

 

General Safety Policies and Changes

  • Building capacity will be significantly reduced to allow for appropriate physical distancing throughout the facility and in accordance with state and local guidelines.
  • In-person and virtual fitness programs are currently on hold and will resume at a later date. Follow @bu.fitness on social media and refer to the fitness website for dates and information on upcoming programs.
  • All users are required to wear a mask in all areas of the facility, including before, during, and after exercise. Exceptions include while swimming or showering.
  • All users must maintain at least 6’ of distance between other users at all times while within the facility. Distance guidelines may increase in some exercise spaces and will be clearly marked in designated areas.
  • Users may move from reserved spaces into flexible spaces while in the building, but may not move from one reserved space to exercise in another reserved space during one time slot. Reserved and flexible spaces are outlined below:
    • Reserved Spaces: Track Level, Main Floor, Kennel, Pool
    • Flexible Spaces: Locker Rooms, The Zone, Wet Room
  • Users are strongly encouraged to clean machines, equipment, and any touchpoints before and after each use, utilizing the wipes located throughout the facility. 
  • Towel service will not be available. Users may bring their own towel if they wish to have one for exercising, swimming, or showering.
  • Water fountains will not be available. Water bottle fill stations will be available to fill personal bottles. 
  • Credit cards will be the only form of payment accepted for transactions at the front desk. Cash or checks will not be accepted. Online transactions are strongly encouraged to minimize close interactions at the desk.
  • Be aware of relevant and informational signage throughout the facility to ensure proper use of equpiment and spaces.

Available Spaces and Equipment

  • Bottom Level
    • Lap Lanes
    • Kennel
      • All strength equipment in the Kennel is available for use other than machines that will be taped off by caution tape
      • Full list of equipment available:
        • Half rack, platform, and moveable/adjustable Olympic bench with two barbells and weight plates included (1)
        • Full Squat Rack (2)
        • Hack Squat (1)
        • Leg Press (1)
        • Lat Pulldown/Seating Row (1)
        • Cable Machine with accessories (1)
        • Full Set of Pre-set Weighted Barbells
        • Full Set of Dumbbells
        • Bench Press (1)
        • Adjustable Benches stations for Dumbbell use (2)
    • Basketball Courts
      • Basketballs not provided
    • The Zone
      • Curve treadmill (1)
      • Pull-up bar station (1)
      • Dumbbells
      • Box step set
      • Bodyweight/personal equipment/dumbbell workout space (9)
    • Wet Room
      • Dumbbells
      • Bodyweight/personal equipment/dumbbell workout space (9)
    • Massage Therapy Room
  • Main Level
    • Cardio Equipment
    • Treadmills (8)
    • Stair Steppers (2)
    • Arc Trainers (3)
    • Strength Equipment
    • Full line of Matrix Strength machines (15 machines)
    • Dumbbells
    • Adjustable Benches stations for Dumbbell use (2)
    • Cable machine with multiple work stations and accessories
    • Bodyweight/personal equipment/dumbbell workout space (1)
  • Track Level
    • Bodyweight/personal equipment/dumbbell workout space (3)
    • Cardio Equipment
    • Ellipticals (23)
    • Treadmills (3)
    • Woodway Treadmill (1)
    • Stationary bikes (13)
    • Rowing Machines (2)
    • Strength
    • Dumbbells

Reservation Process

Users can sign up for an exercise time slot using our online reservation form. A slot will become available for reservation 72 hours before its listed time, and changes can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Users will select from the Main Level, Track Level, Pool, or Kennel for their reservation spot. Users cannot move between these spaces within a reservation time slot. The entire facility will close daily from 3:30-5:00pm for cleaning.

  • Fitness Center
    • Monday - Friday
      • 6:00-7:30am
      • 8:00-9:30am
      • 10:00-11:30am
      • 12:00-1:30pm
      • 2:00-3:30pm
      • 5:00-6:30pm
      • 7:00-8:30pm
      • 9:00-10:30pm
    • Saturday - Sunday
      • 10:00-11:30am
      • 12:00-1:30pm
      • 2:00-3:30pm
      • 5:00-6:30pm
      • 7:00-8:30pm
      • 9:00-10:30pm
  • Lap Pool
    • Monday - Friday
      • 6:00-7:30am
      • 8:00-9:30am
      • 10:00-11:00am
      • 12:00-1:00pm
      • 5:00-6:30pm
      • 7:00-8:30pm
    • Saturday - Sunday
      • 10:00-11:30am
      • 12:00-1:30pm
      • 2:00-3:30pm

Check-In Process

Before entering the facility, each user must be cleared for entrance following one of the three methods listed below and based on their member type (student, faculty/staff, or community member).

  • Students must present check-in staff with QR code that shows they were cleared through Butler’s daily self-assessment for the current day.
  • Faculty/Staff must present check-in staff with the email that shows they were cleared through Butler’s daily self-assessment for the current day.
  • Community members must answer clearance questions prompted by check-in staff and will have their temperature taken with a non-contact thermometer.

If any user is unable to show proof of clearance or does not pass the clearance test, they will not be permitted to enter the facility. In addition to being denied access to the facility, students and faculty/staff will need to follow University protocols.

Specific Safety and Policy Changes by Area

  • Cardio Areas
    • Wear a mask at all times.
    • Maintain a minimum of 6’ between yourself and other users.
    • Wipe down all equipment and touchpoints before and after use.
  • Free Weight/Stretching Areas
    • Do not share equipment.
    • Do not lie directly on the floor for exercise.
    • You must provide your own towel or mat for on-floor exercise.
    • Wear a mask at all times.
    • Maintain a minimum of 6’ between yourself and other users.
    • Wipe down all equipment and touchpoints before and after use.
  • Kennel
    • Do not share or rotate machines or equipment with other users.
    • Do not move benches or equipment.
    • No more than one person permitted on the cable machine at a time.
    • Spotting is allowed only if both users are wearing masks.
    • Wear a mask at all times.
    • Maintain a minimum of 6’ between yourself and other users.
    • Wipe down all equipment and touchpoints before and after use, including plates.
  • Basketball Courts
    • Only one user permitted on each basket at a time. 
    • Wear a mask at all times.
    • Maintain a minimum of 6’ between yourself and other users.
  • Wet Room
    • Door must remain open at all times.
    • Do not share equipment or spaces.
    • Do not lie directly on the floor for exercise.
    • You must provide your own towel or mat for on-floor exercise.
    • Wear a mask at all times.
    • Maintain a minimum of 6’ between yourself and other users.
    • Wipe down all equipment and touchpoints before and after use.
  • Zone
    • Doors must remain open at all times.
    • Do not share equipment or spaces.
    • Do not lie directly on the floor for exercise.
    • You must provide your own towel or mat for on-floor exercise.
    • Wear a mask at all times.
    • Maintain a minimum of 6’ between yourself and other users.
    • Wipe down all equipment and touchpoints before and after use.
  • Pool
    • Only one user permitted per lane.
    • Leisure pool, hot tub, and sauna are not available for use.
    • Wear a mask at all times, except while in the pool.
    • Towels will not be available.
    • Maintain a minimum of 6’ between yourself and other users.
  • Locker Rooms
    • Only one user permitted per marked square in the locker room areas.
    • If no stall or locker is available, users must wait outside the locker room until another user exits.
    • Wipe down locker room bench, locker handle, and all touchpoints before and after each use.
    • Wear a mask at all times, except while showering.
    • Maintain a minimum of 6’ between yourself and other users.
  • Elevator
    • Only one user permitted in the elevator at a time. 
    • Wipes are located on lockers just outside elevator doors on all floors for cleaning buttons before and after use.

Authorized Users

Only users who hold a valid membership will have access to the HRC at this time. Non-members and guests will not be permitted to use the space, and no new memberships or day passes will be sold. You will be required to scan your ID to confirm your membership status before you enter the facility. In order to expedite the check-in process, we ask that you please ensure your membership is valid before reserving a workout time slot.

 

Safety Procedures

  • Cleaning Expectations for Users
    • Users are strongly encouraged to clean machines, equipment, and any touchpoints before and after each use, utilizing the wipes located throughout the facility. 
    • Sanitization stations are located throughout the facility and are available for users to practice consistent hand hygiene.
  • Mid-Day Cleaning
    • The facility will close daily from 3:30-5:00pm for a comprehensive cleaning of all equipment and user touchpoints. 
  • Equipment Spacing
    • All equipment and individual workout spaces are measured at least 12 feet apart in all directions to create a 150 square-foot area of space for each user at all times. This spacing is based on recommendations from the CDC as they relate to physical distancing while exercising. 
  • Reducing Touchpoints
    • Doors will remain open throughout the facility to remove the need for multiple users to repeatedly touch handles. 
    • Towels, mats, and other fitness equipment will not be available in an effort to reduce repeated use of shared equipment. 
    • Sales will be very limited at the front desk and cash or checks will not be accepted. Users are encouraged to complete any membership transactions online. 

Please note, the staff of the Health and Recreation Complex reserve the right to enforce any and all guidelines as well as refuse service to any individual exhibiting symptoms or not following these guidelines. You can reference the Butler University Student Commitment for Personal and Community Well-being here. Together, the Butler community can reduce unecessary risk and promote a safe environment at the HRC.