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Club News — 9.10.20
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Dear Members,

GREAT NEWS… Ascension Genesys Health Club will be reopening on Monday, September 14th!

We have missed you tremendously and cannot wait to welcome you back into the club! The last 6 months have been challenging to say the least. The safety of our members and team is extremely important which is why we have worked so diligently to develop a comprehensive, phased reopening plan that encompasses all areas of the club.

Now, you may be wondering why we aren’t opening on Wednesday, September 9th… well, allow me to elaborate:

  1.  The Executive Order to reopen gyms on Wednesday, September 9th was given Thursday, September 3rd late in the afternoon. As you can imagine, staffing a facility of this size (approximately 260 employees) has proven very difficult with such short notice, especially right before a holiday weekend.   
  2. Many employees have left for employment opportunities elsewhere and we cannot begin the hiring process until we are able to reopen.
  3. Since we would be coming off a holiday weekend complete with many social gatherings, we felt from a safety standpoint it would be wise to wait a few extra days so if there were any Covid-19 exposures, employees and members would self quarantine and would not enter the club.
  4. We want to do this right and orderly!  

That said... we are going to completely waive our September dues. Dues will become effective October 1, 2020. However, any outstanding charges prior to the shutdown will still be due.

Finally, each of us, employees and members alike, will play an important role in making the reopening experience safe, healthy and enjoyable! I can safely speak for the entire team at Ascension Genesys Health Club, WE MISSED YOU and are very excited to welcome you back!

Jim Mongrain

General Manager

Ascension Genesys Health Club

 

CLICK HERE to visit our COVID-19 UPDATES page for more information as many things have changed.
 

Temporary Club Hours:

Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
 

Temporary Membership Services Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed
 

Club Capacity: In compliance with the state mandate, Ascension Genesys Health Club must limit capacity to 25% at this time (440 total members/employees). To assist with this effort we have a new check-in/check-out component called "Club Capacity Counter" which will help to ensure that Ascension Genesys Health Club is maintaining capacity guidelines at any given time.

In order for the Club Capacity Counter to work, members will be required to scan out upon exiting the club. The Club Capacity Counter will be located on our web page. We encourage our members to save the Club Capacity Counter onto their smartphone (click here for instructions). In doing so, you will have easy access to check the club's capacity at any time.

Face Mask Policy: In compliance with the state mandate (Executive Order No. 2020-176), face masks/covering MUST be worn at all times within the club, with the exception of swimming in the pool. 

Keeping You Safe: Your safety is our top priority here at Ascension Genesys Health Club! To demonstrate that point, we would like to share with you the changes we have implemented to keep our facility clean and our members safe and healthy! Visit the “Keeping You Safe” drop down on our COVID-19 UPDATES page for more information.

Towels: In order to minimize commonly touched items/surfaces, we have suspended towel service until further notice. If you need a towel, please bring it from home.

Membership Check-In: All members will be screened at the check-in tables set up in the main lobby prior to entering the club. Arrive early, with your mask on. Members will need to verbally acknowledge Ascension Genesys Health Club’s Covid-19 Code of Conduct. Once acknowledged, a notation will be made on your account. Finally, you will use hand sanitizer then proceed to the Service Desk to scan in.

Member Portal: The Member Portal will be turned back on to view statements, make court reservations, etc. on Monday, September 14th. 

March Credit: As a reminder, all active and frozen member accounts will be credited the following prorated dues for March (3/14-3/31):
- March Primary dues
- Locker dues
- Unlimited Childcare dues
These credit(s) will be placed on your Ascension Genesys Health Club account
, and can be applied toward future dues and/or charges. However, due to software constraints, the crediting process could not take place until we reopened. We ask that you allow us a few weeks to complete this process due to the complexity of crediting nearly 8,000 accounts. Please be advised that EFT/ACH payments may process before all credits are complete.

Contract and Year-in-Advance Memberships: Upon reopening, Contract and Year-in-Advance memberships will be activated with end dates extended according to the amount of time the club has been closed. Contract memberships are designed for 12 months of primary dues and paid monthly. Year-in-Advance (YIA) memberships are prepaid for 12 full months with one additional month free. If an account is on hold past the reopening date, the membership will remain on hold as requested but the hold end date will also be taken into account when end dates are adjusted. These adjustments may take a couple of weeks to complete. If you have questions, please contact Membership Services at 810-606-7523 or email at AGHCmembership@ascension.org.

Membership Dues: Upon reopening, all accounts will become active, with the exception of those that have an active freeze request on file through Membership Services. Membership dues are being waived for September and are being temporarily discounted by 30% in October, to reflect a reduction of services due to the new social distancing guidelines, state mandates, CDC guidelines, and new infection control standards. Moving forward, membership discounts will be adjusted accordingly as more services are made available to members. If you have any questions, please contact Membership Services at (810) 606-7519 or via email at AGHCmembership@ascension.org. 

Freeze Fees Waived thru October 31, 2020: The waiver of freeze fees has been extended from 9/30/2020 to 10/31/2020. All members that  have their memberships on hold thru or beyond October 31, 2020 will not have freeze fees charged until November 1st. If you have questions or want to confirm if your membership is on hold, please contact Membership Services at (810) 606-7523 or AGHCmembership@ascension.org.
 

Indoor Group Fitness Classes - Limited Offering

Due to the state mandate requiring masks be worn at all times within the club, except while swimming in the pool, Ascension Genesys Health Club will be offering a limited Indoor Group Fitness schedule. It is our hope to expand upon our offerings as soon as the restriction to wear masks while exercising is lifted. Please take advantage of our Outdoor Group Fitness classes at this time.

Due to social distancing and class capacity, registration for Group Fitness classes is required using Group Ex Pro. The Group Fitness schedule/registration will be available on Friday, September 11th.

Click here for the Group Fitness Class Schedule

Click here for instructions for "How to Register for Group Fitness Classes thru Group Ex Pro"
 

Outdoor Group Fitness Classes

With the reopening of the club on September 14th, we will no longer be selling Outdoor Group Fitness Memberships. Also starting September 14th, there will no longer be the $5 drop-in option available.

Upon reopening, all accounts will become active, with the exception of those that have an active freeze request on file through Membership Services. Active members that purchased the September Outdoor Group Fitness Membership, will receive a credit for dues September 14-30. Since your Memberships will be active, you will be able to attend Outdoor Group Fitness Classes, as well as use the other club amenities.

Members who have frozen their account (have an active freeze request on file through Membership Services) and Non-Members that purchased the September Outdoor Group Fitness Membership, will be able to attend Outdoor Group Fitness Classes for the remainder of September, and will have use of the other club amenities such as the locker room, etc.

When the club reopens on September 14th, EVERYONE will need to be screened at the check-in table in the lobby, and then will need to scan in at the Service Desk prior to attending their Outdoor Group Fitness Class. All participants will be required to scan out upon exiting.

If you have any questions please call Membership Services at 810-606-7519 or via email at AGHCmembership@ascension.org

Click here for the Outdoor Group Fitness Class Schedule

Click here for instructions on "How to register for Group Fitness Classes thru Group Ex Pro"

 

Online Group Fitness Classes


We have removed our Online Group Fitness Schedule from our website, as we are currently building a new On-Demand Platform. Stay tuned as our online offerings will be bigger and better than ever before. Our new platform will also host an array of new videos, our Pro Shop store, WOW videos, trainer and instructor bios and more! We anticipate the release of the new platform by mid October.
 

Parkinson's Rock Steady Boxing

When: Every Thursday
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Auxiliary Gym at Ascension Genesys Health Club
Cost:

  • Active Members: FREE 
  • Frozen Members / Non-Members: $5.00 per class - cash ONLY, exact change appreciated
For New Participant Assessment: Contact Angee Ludwa, MPT at (248) 760-2019 or aludwa@comcast.net
For Registration: Contact Programs Manager Jackie Colpean at Jackie.Colpean@ascension-external.org

Come join us for a rocking workout with Angee Ludwa, MPT. Rock Steady Boxing focuses on improving strength, power and flexibility through boxing based exercise and movements. Space is limited, sign up today! 
  • Social distancing is required
  • Open to members and non-members
  • 10 participant - class limit per state guidelines
  • Participant masks required at all times while in the club
  • Equipment will be spaced 6 feet per protocol, sanitized and individually assigned per person
  • Bring your own water
 

Senior Walking Program

Seniors! Come hit the trails at Ascension Genesys Health Club every Monday at 11:00 a.m. to exercise and socialize! You will be joining Fitness Instructor Kris Hilliard for a 50 minute class that will include stretching and light cardio walking.

When: Every Monday
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Ascension Genesys Health Club (801 Health Park Blvd., Grand Blanc, MI) We will be meeting on the trails located on the north side of the building (near the physical therapy office).
Cost:

  • Active Members: FREE 
  • Frozen Members / Non-Members: $5.00 per class - cash ONLY, exact change appreciated

For more information: Contact Programs Manager Jackie Colpean at Jackie.Colpean@ascension-external.org

  • Social distancing is required
  • Open to members and non-members
  • No registration required
  • Weather permitting
  • Masks are not required while engaged in physical activity outdoors
  • Employee masks will be worn during check in
  • No water will be provided
 

Parkinson's Power on the Move

When: Every Monday
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Ascension Genesys Health Club (801 Health Park Blvd., Grand Blanc, MI) splash pad deck and grassy area, behind white pool gate. Park near the physical therapy end of the building. The class instructor will meet you there and walk you to the splash pad area.  
Cost: FREE, however donations kindly accepted and will go towards Ascension Genesys Health Club's Parkinson's Program.
For Assessment and Registration: Contact Angee Ludwa, MPT at (248) 760-2019 or aludwa@comcast.net

Parkinsons Power on the Move class will be 60 minutes in length. The class will incorporate a variety of stretching, walking, PWR! moves, RSBoxing, balance, and flexibility. Please bring water and a mask or facial covering. Because we will be outside, masks are not required, but highly recommended. Our Power on the Move class will adhere to the CDC's six feet social distancing requirement.
*weather permitting


Parkinson's Walking Program

When: Every Friday
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Ascension Genesys Health Club (801 Health Park Blvd., Grand Blanc, MI)
We will meet on the trails on the north side of the building (near the physical therapy office).
Cost: FREE, however donations kindly accepted and will go towards Ascension Genesys Health Club's Parkinson's Program.
How to Register: Contact Angee Ludwa, MPT at (248) 760-2019 or aludwa@comcast.net

Our walking class will consist of a 5-10 minute warm-up (standing stretches), and 30-40 minutes of walking on the trails. We will take breaks during the walk to work on some standing PWR! moves, balance, and flexibility. We will return to the start of the trail and do a 5-10 minute cool down. Please bring water, walking poles if you have them, and a mask or facial covering. Because we will be outside, masks are not required, but highly recommended. Our walking program will adhere to the CDC's six feet social distancing requirement.
*weather permitting
 


 

 


 

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