PROGRAM STATUS UPDATE
CLUB HOURS - Closed effective March 18 at 5pm
TENNIS PROGRAMMING - Fast Feeds & Clinics suspended, all courts closed
SWIM PROGRAMMING - Suspended effective March 18 at 5pm
GROUP X CLASSES - Suspended until April 6
PERSONAL TRAINING - Suspended effective March 18 at 5pm
CARDIO/WEIGHTS - Closed effective March 18 at 5pm
USTA MATCHES - Suspended until May 3
RCRL MATCHES - Suspended until May 5
CHILDCARE - Closed starting March 18
Given the recent developments regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we feel it is of the utmost importance to clearly communicate the preventative measures we are taking to ensure the health and safety of our members, guests, and staff.
Last updated March 18, 2020 at 2:50pm.
To the Blairwood and LTC Fitness and Swim Members:
Pursuant to an Executive Order issued last evening by Governor Andy Beshear, Blairwood and LTC are being required to close all cardio and strength facilities as well as our swimming pools effective at 5:00 this evening due to the Coronavirus.
The Clubs previously canceled all group exercise classes in response to the Coronavirus. The Executive Order does not state when our fitness facilities and swimming pools may be re-opened. We are hopeful that the period of closure will be very limited.
Regarding our tennis operations, an Assistant General Counsel in the Office of the Governor confirmed in a telephone conversation that this Executive Order does not apply to outdoor tennis play. We are awaiting confirmation on whether this determination applies to indoor tennis. For the immediate future there are four (4) outdoor hard courts available at Blairwood, three (3) outdoor hard courts available at LTC and within the next two weeks twelve (12) outdoor clay courts will be available at LTC.
Given that we have never experienced a mandated closure before, we will need to determine the most appropriate way to adjust your membership account once we know the number of days that we have been required to be closed. As a locally owned business which pays taxes, has over 100 employees, and with finite resources, we ask for your patience as we figure out how to absorb the financial losses that we will incur by being required to cease operations.
Your health and well-being are very important to us. We encourage you to continue prioritizing your health as much as possible during this time. We value you as our members, and we hope that we can resume helping to meet your exercise needs in the very near future.
We plan to continue with updates on a near daily basis. Please refer to these daily emails as the default form of communication regarding any changes. We will not be able to respond to an overwhelming number of emails or phone calls. We appreciate your understanding during this time.
A NOTE ABOUT ADDITIONAL CLUB HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES
While we have always taken pride in the cleanliness of our facilities we have recently instituted additional measures to ensure member health and safety, which is our top priority. These are:
Hiring additional cleaning staff across both Clubs.
Placement of additional hand sanitizer, soap dispensers and disinfectant wipes across the Clubs.
Informing and advising our staff on best practices regarding precautionary and preventative measures as communicated by the CDC and other local, state and national government organizations.
All water coolers have been removed from the tennis courts. To provide a more sanitary and hygienic way to deliver water to our tennis participants, we have invested in fill-stations that are being installed in the next few weeks. In the meantime, please bring your own water.
Towel bins have been removed from locker rooms. Members are asked to drop towels in bin located at Front Desk.
We will update you if anything changes. If you have a specific question or request regarding tennis, swim or fitness, please contact the appropriate Department Director via email.