In this year of COVID-19, we’ve become more concerned than ever about the quality of the air we’re breathing. According to the EPA, the level of pollutants in the air is significantly higher inside than it is outdoors. That’s why many people are more comfortable being around others and exercising outside, because better air circulation and fewer pollutants make it less likely that we’ll come into contact with airborne contagions.
Since we reopened in April after the initial COVID-19 lockdown, Next Age Fitness has been rigorously following CDC recommendations on masks, cleaning and sanitizing our studio and equipment, and washing hands or using hand sanitizer. As flu season approached, we began looking at additional steps we could take to make our studio environment even safer — for ourselves and for our clients.
Our machines can’t go outside, so we brought outdoor air quality inside
Flu season in Georgia begins in October and can extend into May. In cooler months, people spend more time inside with the windows and doors closed. Unfortunately, these are the exact conditions that make it easier for infections to spread. As we weighed the additional risk of flu transmission to our ongoing concerns about COVID-19, we committed to expanding our existing health precautions to also address the quality of the air inside our studio. Afterall, Next Age Fitness exists to support our clients’ in achieving and maintaining their optimal health.
We gave our studio atmosphere a flu shot
After a lot of research, we installed a Reme Halo air purification system. Rather than opting for a portable room solution, the Reme Halo is actually integrated into our HVAC system. That means every cubic inch of air in the Next Age Fitness studio is continuously being purified. The process works much like nature, using ionized hydro-peroxide to refresh the air by restoring negative ions. This technology has been around for 20 years and has proven effective in killing Swine Flu, Avian Flu, and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) viruses.
We’re here for your health
At Next Age Fitness, we’re going above and beyond to ensure that our studio is as safe as it can possibly be. We’re here to support your health and encourage you to take these steps recommended by the CDC to protect yourself this flu season:
We also encourage you to maintain a great immune system by eating nutritional dense food, keeping hydrated and getting plenty of sleep. And of course, maintain an active lifestyle full of movement and resistance training such as push-ups and squats (and/or Next Age Fitness' 20 minute workout - free demo).
Here’s to a strong, safe, and healthy flu season!