June 8th, 2021

Hello Big Sky Fitness Community,

Late yesterday, it was confirmed that the government 3 stage summer re-opening plan, would move to stage 2, this Thursday, June 10th, and this will now allow Big Sky Fitness to open back up, both of our clubs, beginning at 5.00 am.

The re-opening has some restrictions (detailed below):

  • All members will be required to wear a mask throughout the entire club, other than when working out.
  • Those members claiming an exemption on wearing a mask will have to provide a Doctor’s note, showing proof of exemption.
  • Each member will still receive their own bottle of disinfectant and cleaning towel to use during their workout.
  • There are NO restrictions as it pertains to the level of training intensity.
  • Booking a time for a workout will not be required, however, you may want to book for your Group Fitness (GF) class, as class numbers are restricted with the required social distancing measures.
  • If you are involved in a high-intensity workout/class – No mask will be required.
  • All members must maintain 3m distancing when training / taking a GF class.
  • Depending upon member usage, we may have to go back to our Wait Time procedure that was in place after the second shut down. Please check the front page of our website (www.bigskyfitness.ca), to monitor if the Wait Time procedure is in effect for either club.

Other Important Items to Note

  • We will be allowing any member that wishes, to keep their account frozen until June 30th, with no charges. Upon all restrictions being lifted, we will resume normal course billing for all accounts.
  • Should you wish to keep your account frozen until June 30th, please contact your respective club and they will continue your freeze.
  • If you do not contact the club to have your membership freeze extended, it will be activated on June 10th, 2021.
  • NOTE: Should you have any account inquiries or should a billing have occurred that you are not sure about – PLEASE JUST CALL / COME INTO THE CLUB, and we will be happy to assist you. With all the opening and freezing of accounts over the past 16 months, some issues may have arisen.
  • After June 30th, should any member wish to keep their account frozen, they will have to utilize their annual freeze privileges (if applicable), or they can pay the nominal freeze fee that Big Sky offers all members. Any questions, inquire at your respective club.
  • All Personal Training services will be back to normal. Personal Trainer’s will be wearing masks, clients will not have to, while working out.
  • GF classes will resume on Monday, June 14th, 2021.

Lastly, let us use this time to embrace that we have just about kicked this virus to the curb! That the past 16 months have been challenging for most all of us, has changed our lives and for those that have lost a loved one, our most sincere condolences.

The coming months will allow each person and those affected businesses to begin picking up the pieces and building back better, our daily lives, lifestyles, and favourite things to do (working out(: ).

We look forward to welcoming all our members back and please know, that our BSF staff will keep pressing ourselves, to give you a safe and healthy environment, in which each of you can continue to experience, one of the best parts of your day!

Welcome Back!

Yours in Fitness, Sport & Adventure,

Brian

April 6th, 2021

Hello Big Sky Fitness Community,

Well, the punches keep coming and we will all need to dig a little bit deeper (once again), to continue persevering!!!

The provincial government held a press conference this afternoon and, unfortunately, due to an increasing infection rate, hospitalizations, ICU admittances and the continuing growth of the multiple variants, we are being moved back to Stage 1.
This means that all we can offer is the same household, one on one training with one of Big Sky’s licensed PT trainers. The exact same procedures that we began with in early February. All sessions must be booked in advance with your respective trainer.

All GF classes and individual member club access is now not permitted again.

There was NO definitive timeline given on how long this shutdown period will be, but the government did state that new guidelines, tied to vaccine inoculation thresholds will be made public shortly. Once we know, we will let you know.

As was the case with the other two previous shutdowns, all member accounts will be frozen effective, Wednesday, April 7th. NO MEMBER WILL BE CHARGED DURING THIS ADDITIONAL CLOSURE PERIOD.
Should you require anything, have any questions, please email us at: [email protected] and we will be back to you within 24-48 hours.

Lastly, we normally have a one-time introductory PT package for new, first time Big Sky members. We are going to open these 3 pricing packages to ALL Big Sky members during this shutdown period, should you wish to train with a PT trainer.

If you are interested or have any questions – please email our Director – Personal Training, Mr. Daniel Mills at: [email protected] and he will be happy to assist you.

In closing, we will be sure to keep our BSF community updated with any changes that occur to current restrictions and any updated GF classes, as they occur. Until then, Thank-you, Thank-you, for your continued support of Big Sky Fitness! It truly means the world to all of us!

Yours in Fitness, Sport & Adventure,

Team Big Sky