Things you need to know before entering SAC

Things you need to know before entering SAC

Updated June 29, 2020 

  1. You know HHF & SAC were ultra clean and sanitized prior to our temporary closure. Our high standards will continue indefinitely for our members continued safety and health.
  2. Members entering the building must first use the hand sanitizer dispensers in the vestibules before entering the lobby.
  3. Every member will thoroughly wipe down all ‘touch’ surfaces and seats used PRIOR TO and IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING use. NO SUPERSETTING, CIRCUIT TRAINING or BOUNCING FROM MACHINE TO MACHINE without wiping between the use of each piece before moving on to the next machine will be permitted until further notice. NO ‘WORKING IN’ without wiping handles (touch spots) between member use.
  4. Additional ‘Sanitation Stations’ have been installed through the facilities and are well marked.
  5. There are blue arrows on the floor directing a flow of foot traffic and as a right of way where not possible to pass without 6 foot distancing and should be adhered to in every circumstance except in cases of emergency where we must quickly exit the building.
  6. Staff & members need to wear masks in common areas when 6 foot distancing is not possible. All staff have been trained using the CDC guidelines and are there to help you our valued members to adjust to the new procedures.
  7. Locker rooms, including showers, will be open. Saunas will be closed until further notice per state order.
  8. Childcare will not be available until further notice.
  9. Class and workout attendance is by appointment and is as simple as a few clicks of the mouse through our website. Since we currently have limited attendance due to social distancing guidelines, If you reserve a spot in a class and can’t make it please call the club asap so we can open it up to other members 
  10. The pool is available for single lane swimming by reservation only through our website.
  11. Racquetball is a go and all sessions should be reserved through our website.
  12. No members should enter the club that:
    1. Have any symptoms of Covid-19 or any other infectious illness.
    2. Have a temperature of 100.4 or greater.
    3. Has been in close contact in the last 14 days with ANY individual who has Covid-19.
    4. Has traveled in the past 14 days either internationally, by cruise ship, or by plane, train or bus outside of NH, VT or ME.
  13. Water fountains are disabled per state order. Bring your own water or purchase from our cooler for ½ price during this time.
  14. Members are encouraged to arrive ready to work out wearing exercise clothing and sneakers to minimize time spent in the facility.
  15. Towel service is back but towels can only be handled by the member after use and must be placed in the towel receptacle after use by the member.
  16. The club will no longer provide yoga mats so please bring your own preferably with your name on it.
  17. Seating has been minimized and should be used by members only when absolutely necessary and disinfected after use by the member.
  18. We love to hear about your life and socialize with our members, but this will have to wait a bit longer. So please, no loitering, workouts only at this time…. you know we love yah!
  19. The main entrance will be used for solely that, entering. All members exiting the building should use the downstairs handicapped accessible exit.
  20. We are not taking our enhanced rules and regulations lightly. Any member not following ANY of the safety measures we have put in place will be reminded/warned to follow policy. The second discussion will be the termination of membership and a 3-month ban from both of our facilities.  We do not want to do this so PLEASE follow these important rules.

Reserve Workout Time

We’re Back!

Starting Monday June 8th we will start with a limited Group Exercise Schedule (Zoom classes will continue), monitored Weight Training & Cardio Sessions as well as Pool Lane usage for swimming or walking!

Use the link below to reserve your times as there are state mandated limits based on the size of the facility and specific rooms/areas. In fairness to all of our members, reserve no more than 2 days at a time for a specific activity, more than 2 they will be removed.

Please be patient with us, this is uncharted territory and we are doing everything in our power so you, our valued members have the best and safest experience with us.

⚠️ Please read our phase 1 gym reopening policies and procedures »

Group exercise class schedule will be out soon with a link to reserve.

Here we go!



 

Gym Re-Opening Phase 1

Welcome back to SAC & HHF!

We’ve missed our tremendous members so much and can’t wait to see you all! I think we can all agree this is the most unique and challenging time in our country‘s recent history. I always look for silver linings and during this I have found many to hold onto and I hope you have as well.

“Reopening“ 

It’s not something most of us in the business world have done before and what a challenge it is! With the limitations placed upon us, it has been particularly challenging and as much as we just wanna bust out and say “We are back 100%!”, unfortunately at this time we are not able to. We sincerely want to thank all of our members for your loyalty and the many many messages and well wishes we have received throughout the few months that we’ve been closed. It has meant the world to us.

I look forward to getting the process of re-opening started. It is not the way I necessarily would’ve planned it, but I will be a good soldier and follow the guidelines the state has mandated.

 

Beginning June 1: 

SAC & HHF will be staffed from 7am to 6pm M-Th and Sat 8am-12pm so that our ‘current members’ can visit us to discuss the following safety measures described below as well as the details of what WILL and WILL NOT be available to you during Phase 1 of our reopening. We will not be providing details or answering questions via social media or email so please visit us to find out more regarding the specifics of what is being allowed so we can help you better understand our ‘Old Normal with Adjustments’ as they are very specific and will be better explained in person. Additionally this gives us an opportunity to show you the modified layout of the facilities as well as the foot-traffic flow.

Personal Trainers will begin 1-on-1 training by appointment during the first week of June. Any member wishing to have a complimentary Personal Training Session with one of our many amazing Trainers can email info@hampsteadhealth.com or info@salemathleticclub.com to secure one of the limited sessions available.  These sessions will be filled on a first come first serve basis and will be a great opportunity to learn something new and get off on the right foot! . Our group exercise classes will remain virtual through Zoom for at least the first week of June before we launch our limited in-house class schedule. Silver Sneakers specifically will stay on Zoom until further notice.

June 8th is our target date to have some normalcy regarding workouts, pool etc. We can’t wait!

 

Things you need to know before entering SAC/HHF during our Phase 1 of reopening. 

    1. All staff will be wearing masks while in the building. All staff have been trained using the CDC guidelines and are there to help you our valued members to adjust to the new procedures.
    2. You know HHF & SAC were ultra clean and sanitized prior to our temporary closure. Our high standards will continue indefinitely for our members continued safety and health.
    3. Members entering the building must first use the hand sanitizer dispensers in the vestibules before entering the lobby and must be wearing a face-covering when checking in. The face covering  may be removed once you leave the lobby to begin your workout.
    4. Every member will grab a personal spray bottle from the ‘sanitation table’ in the lobby to be used during their workouts to thoroughly wipe down all surfaces used PRIOR TO and IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING use.
    5. Additional ‘Sanitation Stations’ have been installed through the facilities and are well marked.
    6. There are blue arrows on the floor directing a flow of foot traffic but should be adhered to in every circumstance except in cases of emergency where we must exit the building.
    7. Locker rooms including showers will be open, saunas will be closed until further notice.
    8. Childcare will not be available until further notice.
    9. Per state mandate Racquetball will not be permitted during phase 1.
    10. The pool is available for single lane swimming by reservation only.
    11. Per state orders, no out of state residents can become ‘new members’  during Phase 1 but ‘current’ out of state members are allowed to return to the club.
    12. No members should enter the club that:
      1. Have any symptoms of Covid-19 or any other infectious illness.
      2. Have a temperature of 100.4 or greater.
      3. Has been in close contact in the last 14 days with ANY individual who has Covid-19.
      4. Has traveled in the past 14 days either internationally, by cruise ship, or by plane, train or bus outside of NH, VT or ME.
      5. Water fountains are disabled. Bring your own water or purchase from our cooler.
  1. Members should arrive ready to work out wearing exercise clothing and sneakers to minimize time spent in the facility.
  2. Towel service is temporarily suspended so please bring your own workout and bath towels.
  3. The club(s) will no longer provide yoga mats so please bring your own preferably with your name on it.
  4. Seating has been minimized and should be used by members only when absolutely necessary and disinfected after use by the member.
  5. We love to hear about your life and socialize with our members but this will have to wait a bit longer. So please, no loitering, workouts only at this time…. you know we love yah!
  6. No shakes will be made during Phase 1, only bottled and canned pre & post workout drinks can be purchased.
  7. The main entrance will be used for solely that, entering. All members exiting the building should use one of the two side doors, one by the cardio deck and the other through the abs room.
  8. We are not taking our enhanced rules and regulations lightly. Any member not following ANY of the safety measures we have put in place will be reminded/warned to follow policy. The second discussion will be the termination of membership and a 3 month ban from our two facilities.  We do not want to do this so PLEASE follow these important rules.

 

We so look forward to seeing you all soon!

Ted and Staff

Massage Treatments

Our massage studio is ready to go. Contact Kris now to make your appointments!

Also, we are looking for additional massage therapists. Clients are waiting! Stop by the front desk for an application if interested.

Massage Treatments Salem Athletic Club

Sweetheart Tea!

Today we invited our senior members to join us for a Valentine’s Day brunch. Thank you all for joining us and thank you to our friends at 33 Hilltop for catering it.

 

 

Blood Drive Feb 1

Saturday, February 1st,
Salem Athletic Club will be hosting our
annual American Red Cross Blood Drive

They will be setup in our Upstairs Studio from 8:30am-1:30pm and all donors will receive a FREE 2 week trial membership to SAC as well as a gift from us. There will be snacks and beverages available to donors as well.

You can schedule an appointment to donate by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or visit them online at http://redcrossblood.org/ and enter sponsor code SALEMATHLETIC

 

NEW! “Find Your Fit” Program

Ladies, time is ticking. If you want to get in shape, while having fun and learning more about exercise, all in the comfort of a women’s only program, here is your chance. Sessions start next week. Sign up now, space is limited!

CHANGE YOUR BODY, CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

  • 12 week women’s-only program starts January 21
  • Supportive and encouraging small group setting (10 max)
  • Meet 2 times per week: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Learn to be comfortable in ANY part of the gym
  • Stop spinning your wheels and learn how to get RESULTS
  • Learn what works for your LONG-TERM health & wellness
  • Nutrition counseling available
  • A FUN party at the end to celebrate our SUCCESS!

Only $324 per person!

Photo Shoot

Want an extra incentive to stay consistent and get GREAT RESULTS?

Be part of a FUN photo shoot at the end which includes professional hair and makeup.

(Additional charge applies. Contact Kelli at 603-819-3240 for details. Can be added until week 6.)

 

Find Your Fit Program

2020 Rally for our Warriors: Racquetball Tournament

2020 Rally for our Warriors: Racquetball Tournament

This weekend, Salem Athletic Club will be hosting the 2020 Rally For Our Warriors Racquetball Tournament. This event will bring some of the best Racquetball players from the New England area to SAC to compete for cash prizes while supporting a great cause, Hope For The Warriors.

All 4 Racquetball courts will be in use on Sat & Sun and unavailable for reservations after 8am.

Spectators are welcome and overflow parking for the event will be available next door to the club at Boston Analytics, 14 Manor Pkway and across the street from the club at Fabrizia Spirits, 2 Industrial Way.

Hope For The Warriors

HELP GIVE HOPE FOR OUR WARRIORS — For the past 12 years, Hope For The Warriors® has been dedicated to serving those who have served. As a Veteran Service Organization, they provide a full-cycle of care to restore self, family, and hope to post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors provides comprehensive support programs that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.

The 2020 Rally for our Warriors will bring the top players in New England, and their friends and family, under one roof for an exciting weekend of racquetball which will benefit Hope For The Warriors.

Saturday Singles/Sunday Doubles Format
Singles will take place on Saturday (Friday night play if necessary) and Doubles will take place on Sunday! Maximum of two events for each day! All matches will be best of three (3) games to eleven (11). Consolation matches to be available where possible. Open division will have an Elite drop down.

Return of the Basket Raffle
Have sporting event tickets you would like to donate to help raise money? Have a timeshare available to raffle off to a lucky winner to help Hope for the Warriors? Maybe you have a creative mind to put a basket together like the DIY basket that was a big hit at a previous Rally for our Warriors event? Contact us and let us know you are interested in having a spot on the raffle table. (Baskets that received at least 20 tickets will have their first event refunded)

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Are you a business trying to reach out to new loyal customers while showing your support for Hope for the Warriors? Contact us to find how you can help local Boston sports and have one on one interaction with thousands of perspective customers. Contact solomonracquetandsports@gmail.com for sponsorship packages.

Register Today!
Previous events have closed before the end of registration, so please make sure you sign up early so you don’t miss out! Save $15 if you sign up by January 5th, 2020! There’s a discount for juniors and current college students under 25; $30 for your first event, $10 for your second event.

 

All divisions are being offered

(Open, A, B, C and D)

Prizes are as follows:

Men’s Open
(A minimum of 12 Players is required or cash prizes will be prorated)
1st place: $400
2nd place: $200

Women’s Open
(A minimum of 12 Players is required or cash prizes will be prorated)
1st place: $400
2nd place: $200

Men’s Open Doubles
(A minimum of 8 teams is required or cash prizes will be prorated)
1st place: $200
2nd place: $100

Women’s Open Doubles
(A minimum of 8 teams is required or cash prizes will be prorated)
1st place: $200
2nd place: $100

There will be a two division maximum for each day. Singles on Saturday (Friday night if necessary) and Doubles on Sunday

Key tournament information

  • You will be required to check in with the front desk of the club upon entering the club
  • Please make sure to check in at the tournament desk at least 30mins before each of your matches to ensure the tournament stays on schedule. We reserve the right to call matches early to help make sure everyone gets out on time. By checking in early there’s a chance we can get your match off early and help get everyone out in a timely manner.
  • **5 minute warm up time will be strictly enforced** This helps ensure the tournament stays on schedule
  • Winners will be required to referee after their match, provide a suitable substitute, or forfeit their previous win. Referees will have the option of collecting the $5 referee fee for each match they ref, or donating that fee to Hope for the Warriors.

 

Presented by:
Solomon Racquet and Sports
www.solomonracquetandsports.com

Solomon Racquet and Sports

From the new owner of SAC, Ted Curtin

Thank you valued members of Salem Athletic Club!

We took ownership of SAC on 11/1/2019 and have been nothing short of amazed by the outpouring of support from the community here as we begin our journey with the resurrection of this once upon a time fitness giant. Change is not often easy especially when asking 2000-ish members and 50+ staff to trust in your vision to return SAC to its height of prominence, but we do need your support. We have had so much feedback from you the members as well as staff and we love it, it’s helped us create our ‘to do’ list so keep it coming!

You can expect continuous improvements. We have completed many tasks thus far including a deep cleaning of the top floor, painting of the lobby, restored Racquetball Court 1 to like new condition, 23 new LED wall and ceiling lights in the pool area, added 3 new unique cardio pieces to the upstairs cardio area and 5 new cardio pieces to the downstairs gym and many more great additions to come!

Keep your eyes open in the coming weeks for much more!

We have devised a plan that involves not having to close the facility at all so that there is no interruption to your daily routine. With so much to accomplish, you may experience a change you don’t understand or that inconveniences you to some degree. Should you experience this or just want to chat, please reach out to talk to me for a clear explanation of what we are up to so that we may help set your mind at ease by explaining what is happening. I am in the club 7 days per week.

This is your club, the community’s club and we are here to help stabilize, grow and sustain SAC for you and your family for generations to come.

The uniqueness and potential of SAC is like no other club in our area, the possibilities are endless, exciting and attainable! We ask for your continued support, your feedback and your trust in the process. In return, we will give our members honesty and transparency.

Lots of great things to come and we look forward to sharing all of them with you.

– Ted

 

Salem Athletic Club Pool