yeofit

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yeofit

 

 

200 Woodland Street, Oberlin OH

Call: (440)-775-8500

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Covid FAQ

Who can use the facilities?

At this time, only Oberlin College students, faculty, and staff are permitted to use the Oberlin College Recreation and Athletics Facilities.  Oberlin College ID card users only.  

You must be in the college's COVID-19 testing system to gain entrance.  Emeriti faculty, alumni, parents and family members of faculty and staff will not be permitted at this time.  There will be no guest passes issued.

The Athletics Department does reserve the right to alter this policy based on evolving circumstances.   

How do I enter and exit the building?

All users must enter through the Shanks Center main entrance. Users are able to exit the building through any other door throughout Shanks and Philips. Users are not permitted to exit through the Shanks main entrance.

Will I be able to check equipment out of the Equipment Room?

The Equipment Room will not be able to provide shower towels, nor will it be able to provide locker rentals.

When we open August 17, equipment rentals will not be available at this time.  We will send communications and post signs when it is possible to resume renting out equipment.

This policy applies to: basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, rackets and balls (tennis, squash, racquetball), ping pong/table tennis paddles and balls, and swim goggles.

When equipment rentals do resume, you will still be asked to leave your Oberlin ID card at the Equipment Room for the duration you are using the equipment.

Upon entering, present your ID card to the front desk monitor. The monitor will take your temperature with a touchless thermometer. You will then proceed to complete a 12-question symptom check. This symptom check can be accessed by scanning a QR Code on a mobile device or by completing the survey on the kiosk computer located at the front desk if you do not have your cell phone. This computer will be disinfected between each use.

Responses to the symptom check will result in either a green check mark or an orange warning triangle. You will be asked to present your result to the desk monitor. Showing a green check will permit you to swipe through the turnstiles. If you present an orange triangle you will not be permitted to swipe into the building and will be asked to contact Student Health Services (if you are a student), or to contact your supervisor and health care professional (if you are faculty or staff).

This symptom check is an additional safety measure and is not a replacement for the app the College is implementing campus-wide.  The symptom check you will be asked to complete to enter the Athletics facilities does not log your results and does not ask for identification information.

To reiterate, only Oberlin College ID Card holders are allowed to use the facilities. If you do not have your ID card with you, you will not be allowed to enter the building.

Will water fountains be open?

You will have access to the bottle-fill portion of the water fountain but will not be able to directly drink from the fountain.  Please bring your own water bottle. 

Will YeoFit classes be open?

We do intend to offer in-person YeoFit classes this Fall term and will communicate those plans and schedules when they are solidified. The class instructor will take and record attendance.
 
When classes do resume, we will no longer be able to provide yoga mats, straps, blocks, exercises mats, or boxing gloves for use. Patrons must bring their own equipment to classes and will not be permitted to share equipment.
 
The foam plyometric boxes and exercise balls will be available for individual use. Unfortunately, the wooden plyometric boxes, exercise mats, and the battle ropes will not be available for use. 

INDOOR:

 OUTDOOR:

  • Track
  • Tennis Courts
  • North Fields
What responsibilities will be placed on custodial services and Rec Center employees?

There will be an employee stationed at the monitor desk in both the Shanks Fitness Center and in the Weight Room. The monitor will be responsible for sanitizing spray bottles after a user finishes their workout session. The employee will also be performing regular cleaning of all high touch surfaces in the space. This cleaning practice is to serve in addition to the responsibilities the user has of wiping down any equipment before and after use.

Custodial services will ensure the spray bottles are always full and the paper towel stands remain stocked. Receptacles will be emptied frequently. Custodians will perform cleaning of the floor space in all exercise venues, as well as regular deep cleaning of the restrooms, exercise equipment, and other high touch surfaces. 
When classes do resume, we will no longer be able to provide yoga mats, straps, blocks, exercises mats, or boxing gloves for use. Patrons must bring their own equipment to classes and will not be permitted to share equipment.
 
The foam plyometric boxes and exercise balls will be available for individual use. Unfortunately, the wooden plyometric boxes, exercise mats, and the battle ropes will not be available for use. 

INDOOR:

 OUTDOOR:

  • Track
  • Tennis Courts
  • North Fields
What will be the hours of operation?

Please click here to see our 2020-21 school year building calendar.  These hours are subject to change as we continue to monitor the pandemic.  Users should continue to monitor this link throughout the school year.

Can I use the locker rooms and showers?

Unfortunately, no. Pursuant to regulations for gyms and fitness centers set forth by the State of Ohio, these facilities will be closed indefinitely. Users should arrive dressed to work out. 

The only exception applies to swimmers. Swimmers are to shower before and after using the pool. They may store their belongings in lockers that are marked specifically for these purposes. 

Am I required to wear a mask?

Users are REQUIRED to wear a mask at all times unless instructed by a facility supervisor, fitness instructor, head coach or a sports medicine professional.  Users may want to bring a ziploc bag to store mask when it's not being used.  Masks should not be worn while in the pool facility.

What facilities will be open on August 17?

Please note, all indoor spaces will have occupancy limits, and the fitness areas are for individual use only. Group or partner workouts, including group classes, will not be permitted at this time. We will communicate and post signage when classes and group workouts can resume.

INDOOR:

 OUTDOOR:

  • Track
  • Tennis Courts
  • North Fields
What facilities will not be open on August 17?

INDOOR:

  • Rock Wall
  • Mind Spa
  • Racquetball & Squash Courts
  • Indoor Tennis Courts
  • Indoor Track
  • Main Basketball Gym
  • Rec Basketball Gym
  • Sauna

 OUTDOOR:

  • Bailey Field
  • Softball Field
  • Baseball Field
  • Williams Field House
What responsibilities will be placed on the users in regards to cleaning?

Users will be expected to wipe down any equipment before AND after usage. Spray bottles and paper towels will be provided. The user is to keep the spray bottle with them for the duration of their workout and then place it on a designated table before leaving the space.
 
As a reminder, the fitness spaces and equipment are for individual use only. There should be no sharing of equipment.

For staff who have offices in the building, what safety measures will they be taking?

All staff will follow the same entry procedures and policies as gym users, including entering the building through the Shanks Center, temperature check, and symptom check. Staff will be wearing masks at all times unless they are alone in their office with the door closed.
Please refer back to this page for updates throughout the school year.

As a reminder, the fitness spaces and equipment are for individual use only. There should be no sharing of equipment.

Our mission

 

 

The mission of YeoFit is to energize, empower, and engage the Oberlin community through fitness and fun.
 
Overall well-being is linked to both mental and physical health. YeoFit targets physical health, while also attending to aspects of mental health and self-care. YeoFit is designed to be accessible for all, regardless of fitness level or experience.
 
YeoFit instructors, classes and its facilities are a safe place for all people, their experiences, and their identities. This is inclusive of, but not limited to, their color, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion, culture, language, physical abilities, mental abilities, class and athletic abilities.
 
YeoFit classes are free for Oberlin College students, faculty and staff – donations are accepted and appreciated. Special YeoFit programs will be offered throughout the year and geared toward bringing together the Oberlin community in friendly, challenging, and healthy initiatives.

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