Brick Bodies Reopening Updates

ALL Brick Bodies locations are now open!

This web page was last updated June 29, 2020.

Keeping You Safe

What to Expect on Your Visit

We’ve placed extra signage around our clubs with new guidelines to help our members remain safe. Please be aware of the changes before you arrive and keep them in mind for the duration of your workout.

We’ve prepared a brief video to help you know what to expect when you return to the club. Click above to watch the video tour.

Increased Cleaning Protocols

To ensure the healthy and safety of our members, we have increased our cleaning protocols as well as established a ‘Clean Team’ who will disinfect high traffic areas throughout the day. While we have always used hospital grade cleaning solutions, we have implemented additional technology for further protection. To learn more about the products we are using, view the ‘What kind of cleaning products are you using in your clubs?’ section of our FAQ.

airPHX

We have installed airPHX, hospital grade technology, at each of our locations. AirPHX pulls in air, treats it, and then disperses clean air into the environment, continuously treating occupied spaces by eradicating pathogens at the cellular level!

To learn more about all the hospital grade disinfectants we have in place, view our FAQ.

NanoSeptic Continuously Self-Cleaning Surfaces

We’ve got you covered even in the places you don’t think of! We’ve installed NanoSeptic Continuously Self-Cleaning Surfaces to our door handles. NanoSeptic skins turn dirty high traffic, public touchpoints into continuously self-cleaning surfaces. Powered by light, NanoSeptic surfaces utilize mineral nano-crystals which create a powerful oxidation reaction. Working 24/7, the surface continually oxidizes organic contaminants.

To learn more about all the hospital grade disinfectants we have in place, view our FAQ.

Physical Distance Guidelines

We are closely following instructions and recommendations issued by public health authorities and government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) surrounding physical distancing. All locations have floor adhesives that are 6 feet apart which indicate where to stand or workout.

To learn more about the safety protocols we have in place, view our FAQ.

COVID-19 Resources

For more information regarding COVID-19 disease prevention and health promotion, please refer to recommendations from the CDC and WHO.

We ask that anyone experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms does not come to the club to keep our members and team safe. To access Baltimore County COVID-19 resources or information on FREE testing centers, click HERE.

Club Usage Updates

Reserve Your Place

When we reopen, Brick Bodies will be required to limit the capacity of our facilities to ensure the safety of our members and compliance with local/state mandates for re-opening.

Reservations are no longer required for club usage. If you would like to take a group exercise class, reservations are still required.

What You Need to Know:

  • Reservations are no longer required for club usage
  • To make your reservation for a group exercise class, visit www.brickbodies.com/reserve
  • They can be made up to 7 days in advance 
  • Group Exercise reservations are still required – they ensures that when you arrive for class, you’re able to workout.

Personal Training

Scheduling Your Session: Clients will schedule their sessions directly with their Personal Trainers. Clients do NOT need to book additional club usage time in order to use the club during the same reservation block as your scheduled training session. If you are not a current Personal Training Client, click HERE to learn more or get started. 

Virtual Training: We are offering Virtual Training options for anyone who wishes to continue working out from home. Click HERE to learn more.

Required Disinfecting of Equipment After Session: Trainers will remind clients of their responsibility to disinfect all equipment after use.

Group Exercise 

Modified Schedules and Capacity: Classes will operate on a modified schedule and with capacity limitations. Click HERE to reserve your spot.

Biking Studio Changes: A number of bikes will be removed or made unavailable to ensure safe distancing.

Required Disinfecting of Equipment After Class: Instructors will remind members of their responsibility to disinfect all equipment after class.

Some Accessories No Longer Available: For health and safety, some items such as mats, yoga blocks, blankets and bolsters have been removed from fitness studios. Members are welcome to bring their own equipment during this time.

Team Training

Virtual Training: Team Training is temporarily unavailable in club. We are offering Virtual Team Training classes for anyone who wishes to continue working out from home. Click HERE to learn more.

Cardio & Strength Equipment

We will reduce the number of equipment available for use to maintain physical distancing. Select equipment will be clearly marked to show it is not available. Members will be required to disinfect all touchpoints after use.

Recovery

HydroMassage: HydroMassage is available at Padonia, Reisterstown, and Belvedere Square. Members are required to disinfect lounges and all touchpoints after use.

Rapid Tension Relief: Due to health and safety, rapid tension relief  is temporarily unavailable.

What You Need to Know

Locker Rooms 

Safe Distancing at Counters: To maintain physical distancing, every other sink will be marked as unavailable.

Lockers: Members can access lockers but must practice safe distancing, and wait if someone is using a locker near theirs. Members are expected to disinfect their lockers, including the combination lock after each use. Disinfectant wipes are provided in dispensers.

Showers: We will be reopening the showers at all of our locations on July 13th. Please note, due to the installation of new shower doors and some retiling in the Padonia locker rooms, it is possible the showers will not be available until a day or two later. To accommodate our Padonia members, we will be able to offer the shower in the Family Change Area and the shower in the restroom located just off the pool deck.

Aquatics and Basketball

The Brick Bodies Padonia and Reisterstown lap and therapy pools will reopen on July 13th. The pool will be available for lap swimming, classes and therapy. Due to physical distancing limitations, we will not be offering swim lessons until we feel that it is safe to do so.

The Spa, Steam Room, Sauna, and Basketball Court will remain temporarily unavailable. As government regulations change, we will bring these amenities back to you as soon as it is safe to do so.

Little Bricks

Little Bricks is temporarily unavailable. Our priority is the health and safety of your children and so we will reopen Little Bricks when we deem it is safe to do so.

Amenities Temporarily Unavailable

The following amenities are temporarily not available. We appreciate your understanding as we do everything we can to maintain a safe environment for our members.

  • Towel Service
  • Showers, Steam Room and Saunas
  • Aquatics
  • Little Brick’s Child Care
  • Basketball
  • Water Fountains: For health precautions, drinking fountains will not be available. Only the bottle filling station will be available, so please bring your own water bottle

Other Workout Resources

Virtual Studio

We understand members may wish to continue working out from home during our first phase of opening. With Brick Bodies Virtual Studio, you gain access to a library of On Demand workouts including: HIIT (high intensity interval training), Yoga, Strength, and Core. This library grows daily to give you fresh workouts and keep you motivated. Click  HERE to learn more.

Online Workout Resources 

Brick Bodies is committed to your health and well being. One of the best ways to deal with the stress and uncertainty is to keep moving. To support our community during this challenging time, we have compiled a list of workout resources to keep our community active. 

Click HERE to view our workout resources.

COVID-19 Health FAQ

What are you doing to ensure my safety?

The health and safety of our members and team members are of our utmost concern and priorityWe are adhering to all physical distancing requirements as mandated by the Maryland state government. In addition, all team members are required to wear masks during their shifts. We are using hospital grade cleaning products to clean and disinfect the club throughout the day. In addition, we have increased the number of disinfectant stations and touch free hand sanitizing stations throughout the club. 

Every day we will close the club from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm so our team can focus on cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces. Although we are cleaning throughout the day (and night), we feel a greater measure of safety can be provided with this mid-day reset.

What is the Brick Bodies Mask Policy?

The Brick Bodies Mask Policy has been adapted directly from the “State of Maryland Best Practices for Fitness Centers” document:

  • Members should always wear face coverings in the club when not actively engaged in exercise. This includes when you enter or exit the club, when you interact with others, and when you are walking about the club.
  • When exercising, members are encouraged to wear face coverings if able to do so safely. If wearing a face covering safely is not possible, members should increase the distance between themselves and other members as much as possible.
  • If you remove your mask to exercise, you must put it back on to walk anywhere in the club, including to get equipment, fill your water bottle, talk to a friend, or use the locker room.
  • This policy must be followed for the safety of everyone. If a member of the Brick Bodies team, or even another member, asks you to adhere to the policy, it is not acceptable to react in an angry or disrespectful manner. If you feel you are being asked to do something outside of this policy, please remain respectful and address your concern with management.

For more information on the Brick Bodies Mask Policy please click HERE.

How do I reserve my group exercise class time?

No More Club Usage Reservations!

Although we must continue to require reservations for group exercise classes, we are happy to announce you will no longer need to make a reservation for regular gym usage. We have analyzed usage since re-opening, and we have plenty of space available to accommodate members without the risk of exceeding our government mandated maximum occupancy. We are switching to a tracking system that allows us to monitor how many people are in the building at any given time, so we will be able to keep you safe while making your club visits more convenient.

This link will take you to a schedule of group exercise classes you can reserve. Once you find a class that’s convenient for you, you’ll  select the “Reserve” button on the desired class. You will then be prompted to either log into your MindBody Account or create a new accountconfirm your reservation date and time and you’re all set!

Why are you closing for a 1 hour intermission?

Every day we will close the club from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm so our team can focus on cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces. Although we are cleaning throughout the day (and night), we feel a greater measure of safety can be provided with this mid-day reset.

Why is there a penalty fee if I do not show up for my reservation?

Due to limited capacity in both classes and general club usage, we ask that you cancel with as much notice as possible to allow access to fellow members.  Reservations that are not canceled within 8 hours or used will be subject to a $15 penalty fee. Please alert the club if something arises at the last moment. This will allow us to offer the class to a member on the waitlist.  

Why are there no towels, yoga mats, blocks, bolsters, mints or coffee?

During our initial phase of reopening we have removed all soft-surface equipment in addition to amenities that can potentially spread the COVID-19. We are re-evaluating these for our next phase of reopening. We encourage you to bring in your own yoga mat and towel during this time. 

Why is Little Bricks closed?

It is our intention to keep everyone healthy and safe when visiting our clubs, which means adhering to strict physical distancing and immediate disinfecting of all items touched. Unfortunately, these precautions would prevent us from being able to safely offer the environment of learning, socialization, creativity and engagement that we pride ourselves on. We plan to reopen Little Bricks once it is safe to do so. 

When is the Aquatic Center Opening?

The Brick Bodies Padonia and Reisterstown lap and therapy pools will reopen on July 13th. The pool will be available for lap swimming, classes and therapy. Due to physical distancing limitations, we will not be offering swim lessons until we feel that it is safe to do so.

The Spa and Steam Room, and Sauna will remain temporarily unavailable. As government regulations change, we will bring these amenities back to you as soon as it is safe to do so.

Can I bring a guest?

Due to limited capacity, we have restricted our guest policy to one day guest passes for local year-round residents 24 years or older.  Only children of current members that are home from college are eligible to for short term summer memberships.  All guests must have an appointment set with a Membership Counselor prior to coming into any location. 

Will the Team Training classes be available in the clubs when we reopen?

During the first phase of reopening we will continue to offer our Team Training classes through Zoom in order to allow the great participation we’ve seen through the closure to continue.  As capacity restrictions are eased and/or lifted, we will resume holding these classes in the clubs. 

Can I use the studios when class is not in session?

Yes however, members are expected to disinfect all touch points after using this space.

Why can I only use certain cardio equipment?

The state of Maryland has mandated a six-feet physical distancing requirement to ensure our health and safety. We have measured the width of our treadmills, recumbent bikes, arc machines, stair masters and ellipticals and certain cardio equipment has been closed to follow this policy. 

Can I still purchase Defiance Fuel water in the club?

Yes! However, keeping the safety of our team members in mind, we will not be accepting cash payments.