A WORD FROM OUR MEMBERS
“I want to thank you for all you and your staff have done to make the Merritt Towson Club safe and accessible. I truly do feel safer going to our club than going to the grocery store, Home Depot, outdoor dining establishment, or any other place outside of my home. You and your staff have put in very effective safety measures, and we all feel confident working out on the equipment as well as taking group classes. ”Susan, Merritt Clubs Towson
“Club has worked so hard during the shut down to provide ongoing opportunities for fitness and other support, as well as has ensured a safe return.”Anne, Merritt Clubs Eldersburg
“Friendly atmosphere, awesome customer service, great equipment, very clean, adhering to all rules while still letting people make their own choices.”Jillian, Merritt Clubs Eldersburg
“I think the gym is taking everything very seriously, as I assume the other locations are as well. I routinely see the staff wiping down the equipment, have posted more than adequate signage, and remain personable despite having to continuously wear a mask. I appreciate the work and effort they have to put into maintaining a safe, clean, and healthy environment for the patrons.”Stephen, Merritt Clubs Cranbrook
“Your team has displayed such professionalism and attentiveness to all members upon return. There are new rules to adjust to but I think that both the staff and members are adjusting well in this COVID-19 world.”Sophia, Merritt Clubs Fort Avenue
“Merritt exhibits that it takes COVID-19 seriously by the visible measures it’s taken including cleaning and sanitizing, directional movement, keeping kids out of the therapy pool, sanitizing stations throughout the facility, and maintaining safe distancing practices. ”Denise, Merritt Clubs Eldersburg
“I think the club has done an outstanding job making the club as user friendly as possible while keeping it super clean. To be honest, I was not sure I would return. I can not think of anything more you can do for members that do not want to live their life on hold.”Rita, Merritt Clubs Eldersburg
“The gym has never been cleaner. I was hesitant to return to the gym, but felt very comfortable once I was there and it was really due to how clean everything was. Communication has been great throughout, they nailed this.”Matthew, Merritt Clubs Fort Avenue
“Trust me when I say Merritt has really impressed me with the measures they have taken to protects its members. I really think that working out at Merritt Clubs will be safer than going to the grocery store.”Michelle, Merritt Clubs Fort Avenue
CLEANING & SANITATION
Sneeze guards are placed on all welcome desks and kid’s club counters as an extra precaution, and signage will be posted at entry ways stating that no members or staff are to enter the club if they show any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. For contactless check-in, members will be required to check in using the Merritt Clubs app, and cash will no longer be accepted.
“They made a lot of changes to accommodate for social distancing. Very clean and well managed. Worth the money.”
– Dave, Merritt Clubs Canton
Group fitness studios:
Class times will be adjusted to ensure there is at least 30 minutes between each class so that equipment can be properly sanitized. Instructors are tasked with reminding members to wipe down equipment before and after each class. Learn how to register for classes here.
“When the wide variety of outdoor classes started, they were fun and safe, and it was so nice to see people again!”
– Rachel, Merritt Clubs Fort Avenue
We’ve rearranged equipment to observe physical distancing and proper spacing. While the majority of equipment has remained in the club, some have been removed to make space. Our team will be using hospital-grade disinfectant on machines and fogging free weights with the electrostatic guns throughout the day.
“You took the requirements for social distancing to heart, and the club feels safe. Simply, the club is just a good place to workout. Plain and simple.”
– Jeffery, Merritt Clubs Eldersburg
Surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned and treated by our teams with hospital-grade disinfectants throughout the day, and third party cleaning and fogging companies will be utilized if necessary. Floor stickies will be placed in high-traffic areas and group fitness studios to remind members to remain at least 6 feet apart.
“I saw cleaning/ sanitizing being done, everyone has to leave at a certain time, hoses, buckets, brushes come out and additional deep cleaning is done.”
– Mary, Merritt Clubs White Marsh
Our team has put together safety protocols to allow for the reopening of the Kids Club. If you would like to bring your child, you must use the Merritt Clubs app to make a reservation. Hours have been modified and capacity has been limited to ensure everyone’s safety. A 1.5 hour max time limit will be strictly enforced. Learn how to reserve your spot here.
State and local officials require children ages nine and over to wear a mask while in the Kids’ Club when physical distancing is not possible. If your child does not have a mask, they will be unable to enter.
“This facility is staffed with amazing people. It is always clean, and is a welcoming environment. I love the child care staff. My son is EXCITED to go!”
– Krista, Merritt Clubs Canton
Members will be required to make a reservation to access the pool facility (these can be made 24 hours in advance). We will adhere to state guidelines for how many patrons can be in the pool at once, as well as social distancing guidelines for maintaining at least 6 feet of physical distance while in the pool and on the pool deck. Please review and follow the pool guidelines listed here and learn how to reserve a spot here.
“I swim laps daily and read at the pool in the late afternoons and I have been so impressed with how the registration system has been handled.”
– Sarah, Merritt Clubs Fort Avenue