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Studio Safety

OUR COMMITMENT TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF SAFETY.

Our GFX community is our family—and like all families, we take care of each other. We sat down to put new safety measures in place that go beyond the guidelines, and this is just a start. We have a few more upgrades in the works, and as we learn more, we’ll be constantly fine-tuning and updating this page with the latest information.

We’re a family-run boutique fitness studio dedicated to the health, fitness, and safety of our community. Now we’re taking it to an even higher level.
GFX is safe for us, and it’s safe for you!

General Guidelines

  • All health & safety guidelines/standards are followed in the studio in line with Dubai Municipality (DM) Health & Safety Guidelines (“DMHS”)
  • All protocols prescribed by DMHS must be adhered to – prior to staff and trainers entering the premises for public interaction.
  • All equipment/studios will be sanitized before and after a group class.
  • Cleaning will be done 10-15 minutes after each class.
  • Online Booking through the GFX APP is a must to ensure maintenance of capacity limitations. Cancelation policy is at least 6 hours prior to a class. 
  • Touch free hand sanitizers and wipe/disinfectant are available in the studio for sanitation before entering the studio.
  • Mandatory temperature checks will be done before entering the studio. Anyone with a temperature over 37.5 degrees shall not be allowed in the studio.

Staff, Trainers and Members Guidelines

Staff & Trainer Guidelines

  • All staff and trainers to practice social distancing of 2m as per the guidelines approved by DMHS.
  • Staff & trainers are mandated to wear masks at all times at the studio while dealing with visitors/members. Gloves and face shields are optional.
  • All members/visitors must wear a face mask at all times and while engaged in light or moderate physical activity, but can be lowered/removed while engaged in strenuous physical exercise. Gloves are optional. 
  • Trainers are required to arrive as close to the time scheduled for the class.
  • Seating areas will no longer be available. 
  • Trainers are required to bring their own towels, yoga mats, bands and Yoga blocks if required in class. 
  • Trainers are also required to bring their own headset, microphone and sponge. 
  • Anyone having chronic diseases should not enter the facility.
  • Social gathering among trainers and staff is not allowed.
  • Washrooms/Toilets will be available for trainers. 
  • Showers and changing rooms will not be available.
  • To ensure your safety we have made a grid to help you maintain a distance of 2 meters.
  • Only 16 people can take part in a class due to social distancing guidelines.
  • All the equipment will be cleaned and sanitized before and after each class.
  • Trainers are required to bring their own towels, yoga mats, and water bottles.
  • Once the class is finished members should exit the studio one at a time.

Member Guidelines

  • All members/visitors must wear a face mask at all times and while engaged in light or moderate physical activity, but can be lowered/removed while engaged in strenuous physical exercise. Gloves are optional. 
  • If any of the members have chronic diseases, respiratory illnesses or immunodeficiency, they are not allowed to enter the studio.
  • Members are only allowed 1 hour to be in the studio. 
  • Changing rooms are available. 
  • Class Sign-Ins should be done through the GFX App or by a GFX staff.
  • Please arrive as close to the time scheduled for the class.
  • Seating areas will no longer be available.
  • Room temperature bottled water will be available at GFX for AED 5. Water dispensers will not be available.
  • Members are required to bring their own towels. Our towel services as per government guidelines has been suspended. 
  • Members are required to bring their own yoga mats, blocks, belts for Yoga & Pilates as well as other mat based group classes. GFX will not provide mats and accessories.
  • Sharing of common used items (i.e. bars, weights, steppers) are not permitted. Proper sanitation should be done prior to use by another member.
  • Members and team members must observe social distancing when getting or returning equipment.
  • Shoes can still be rented out for Cycling Classes (but members are recommended to bring their own or use their trainers)
  • Members are required to follow social distancing guidelines while they are in the class. Floor markers and gridlines were placed in the Main Studio to ensure social distancing are properly observed.

Studio Safety at GFX

Main Studio

These are the measures we are undertaking in our main studio to ensure the safety of our members and team.

  • To ensure your safety we have made a grid to help you maintain a distance of 2 meters. 
  • Only 16 people can take part in a class due to social distancing guidelines. 
  • All the equipment will be sanitized before and after each class.
  • Members are required to bring their own towels, yoga mats, and water bottles. 
  • Once the class is finished members should exit the studio one at a time.

Trip Studio

These are the measures we are undertaking for The Trip Studio to ensure the safety of our members and team.

  • Each bike has been separated by 2 meters to maintain social distancing guidelines.
  • Only 17 people can reserve a bike.
  • Bikes will be sanitized before and after each classes.
  • Shoes can be rented out before the class. After the class rented shoes will also be disinfected and sanitized.
  • Members are required to bring their own towels and water bottles.
    Once the class is finished members should exit the studio one at a time.

Unavailable Services

Seating Bench

Seating area

The seating area will not be available

Towel Service

Towels

Members are required to bring in their own towels.

Yoga Mats

Yoga Mats

Yoga mats, blankets, and blocks will no longer be provided. Members are required to bring their own yoga equipment.

Water Dispenser

Water Stations

Water stations have been temporarily suspended. Water bottles will be for AED 5.

Check In

Self Check In

Members will have the ability to check in via the app. If a member is unable to do so a staff member will help check you in.

MEMBER / GUEST RESPONSIBILITY

Keeping each other safe. 

We’ve put a lot of changes in place—with details beyond what you see here. The way our new safety process will be most effective is if we all make sure to do our part in it.

Please make sure to practice social distancing when in close, shared spaces. Follow the markers placed around the studio to maintain a safe distance.

If you have a cough, fever, or symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to the studio until you’re symptom-free and fever-free for three days.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, or have knowingly come into close contact with someone who has, we ask that you do not come to the studio for 14 days or until you’ve tested negative for COVID-19.

If you feel unwell or have any concerns about coming into class, please stay home and stay safe. We’ll happily add the class back to your account, and welcome you back when you’re healthy and feel comfortable coming back to exercise.

We’re encouraging members and staff to limit person-to-person contact, including hugs & high fives. Community and love are in our DNA—but right now, this is the best way to take care of our GFX family.

It might be a bit overwhelming at first. But trust us: As soon as that first song starts playing, you’ll find yourself in that familiar place you know and love. That sanctuary you’ve needed now more than ever is even safer now—and we can’t wait to see you there.

Moving forward, we’re continuing to monitor the situation.

If there is a reported case of COVID-19 at GFX and you were potentially in contact with the individual, you’ll be notified immediately. From there, we’ll take the proper safety precautions to disinfect the studio from top to bottom.

With no way to predict what will happen, the best way we can prepare is to respond and evolve as the situation develops—with nothing but your safety in mind.

Whether you plan to join us at GFX, or feel more comfortable staying home, we’re here for you. If you have questions or concerns, let’s talk it out at info@gfx.ae

FAQs

Members are required to wear a mask before and after the class. If the activity they are participating in is light they are required to wear a mask during that activity. 

We advise all our members who will be attending a group class to bring their own towel and water. If you plan to attend a yoga, body pump, pilates, or body combat class you are also required to bring your own mat as well.

We ensure that any equipment that is used will be cleaned and sanitized before and after each group exercise class. 

From the 31st we will be operational seven days a week.

Saturday – Thursday: 7 AM – 10 PM

Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM

We have adusted our timetable due to the pandemic. Pleaser refer to our new timetable by visiting the time table page or the GFX app.

In order to maintain social distancing practices only 16 members will be allowed in the main studio at a time. 

In order to maintain social distancing guidelines there will only be 17 bikes available.