5/9/20

Now let’s talk about re-opening. Our current date for re-opening is a little vague. We are
considered to be category 3 which may let us open around June 1. We are anticipating having to
operate under certain safety conditions initially. Some things that may be implemented are
spacing of cardio equipment to allow for social distancing, temporal temperature testing upon
entering the building or if showing signs of sickness. We will have additional staff for the
purpose of sanitizing common areas surfaces throughout the day. We may need to limit group
exercise class size and have pre-signup for classes on the app. Use of masks may be required.
Some amenities like childcare, coffee bar, and cucumber water in the locker rooms will probably
not be available initially. We have added many more sanitizing wipe stations throughout the club
along with hand sanitizer. Some of you might prefer to exercise outside or at home for a while
after we re-open so we will offer classes in the park and continue to add to our online library. We
plan to follow the guidelines from the Health Dept. and the CDC at the time of re-opening.

 

4/11/20

The city of Long Beach has announced that the mandatory closing of our business must now last through May 15th. While this extension is disappointing to hear we can be encouraged by what many health professionals are saying about our efforts to combat this virus.

Please continue to follow us on social media and the newsletter for our online home workouts. If you aren’t getting the newsletter please send your email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To Belmont members and staff - Be Strong! We’ll be back home soon.

 

 

3/17/20

ATTENTION: SPECIAL NOTICE

In order to comply with the L.A. County Board of Supervisors directive we are required to close our Club and Murphy’s Pub effective immediately to comply with all businesses being closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We have reason to believe at this point in time that this closure will not exceed March 31st, but we will post updates as we become aware.

The important thing for the Belmont Athletic Club member to know is that you do not need to worry about your membership billing or change your status. All active memberships are being suspended for the remainder of March. You will be compensated for your lost time due to this closure.  And if this closure has to extend past the end of this month we will provide options for you regarding your membership. We know what a hardship this is for our members; it is also very much a hardship for our employees and employee owners. However we intend to make good use of this time while we are closed to make sure your club is ready to go the second we get notice. We also intend to offer some exercise classes outside in the park and possibly online. We will post information on that and any other changes as they happen on social media, and our website, along with email blasts. We very much appreciate your patience as we navigate this ever changing new territory. 

Sincerely,

Jeffrey Cozart

Principal Partner

 

3/17/20

Outside classes:

Wed. 3/18 8am w/Marita at Granada Beach

Wed. 3/18 5:30pm w/Justin at Livingston Park

Thurs. 3/19 8:15am w/Erin at Bluff Park -Meet at first stair case on Ocean Blvd. and 36th Place

Fri. 3/20 6:00am w/Gary at Livingston Park -Bring a towel or mat

Fri. 3/20 9:15am w/Justin at Bluff stairs (Ocean & Orizaba)-CANCELLED

Sat. 3/21 9:15am w/Marita at Livingston Park.-CANCELLED

 

3/24/20

To Our Belmont Members,                                                           

All of our worlds continue to be upside down in our battle with the Covid-19 virus. Based on State and Local government requirements, The Belmont Athletic Club must remain closed until at least April 20 th. We will continue to keep you informed and adjust our availability to you based on what the government regulations will allow us to do.

We have taken advantage of this time to have some maintenance projects done that normally are very difficult to do when we are open 7 days per week. An example is we removed all 45 pieces of equipment from the Cardio Theater so we were able to sand and resurface the entire floor. That project is taking a full week to do.

I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the many of you who have offered your support for The Belmont, both emotionally and financially, by continuing to pay your dues while we are temporally closed. Your expressions mirror our own in that you, as we, think of The Belmont as much more than a health club but as a Family who has served and been such an integral part of our community for 40 years.

A couple of business matters to include here. We are working on your lost membership time for March and unless you tell us differently, as so many of you have kindly done, we will not be billing you for April dues, only for any open charges for March. If you so generously wish to continue supporting The Belmont with your dues during this very difficult time for everyone, it would be so deeply appreciated. (If you wish your dues billing to continue while we are temporarily closed, please respond to this email with your name and member or phone number. Or you can email directly to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the same information.) To be clear, we will not bill your dues unless we hear from you differently or until we are allowed to reopen.

Back to the fitness business. While we are temporally closed, please stay as active as possible and continue to follow our social media for our daily Whiteboard Workouts that you can do at home and then log your workouts onto our app. We will continue to post updates via email, social media, and our website.

Thank you again for your kind words and support for all of us at The Belmont.  In the meantime, Stay Safe and  Be Strong........ Belmont Strong!

With Great Appreciation for all our Belmont Members,

 

Sincerely,

Jeff and all the employee owners of The Belmont