Hello All Big Sky Fitness Members,

January 22nd, 2021

Quick Update – the provincial government and AHS have now basically said, “at this time, there will be no changes to the current restrictions in place”. 

They have stopped giving “possible” dates for reopening.

The current restrictions facing our industry and others is based on current daily infections, hospitalization rate, number of ICU patients and of course, the daily rate of infection percentage. Until these numbers come back down to late spring numbers, expect the restrictions to stay in place.

The government has said they will give all businesses a full week’s notice in order to prepare for reopening.

Please know – as soon as we are given the OK to open, BSF and our staff will immediately be ready to welcome you all back, depending upon whether there are any conditions to reopening – most likely.

Thank you for holding strong (pun intended), we look forward to seeing the Big Sky community back and training soon!

Yours in Fitness, Sport & Adventure,

Big Sky Fitness.

Hello, All Big Sky Fitness Members,

January 11th, 2021

Welcome to 2021!

While the start of the year is a little less auspicious than most of us would like to see, I believe as we move forward through 2021, we will get better each and every month until we are back to our new normal in late summer / early fall.

I hope you were all able to enjoy some part of the holiday season and most importantly, were able to remain safe and healthy – you must be healthy to keep fighting – please keep hanging in there!

As you know, the government-mandated shutdown that began on December 13th was extended last week until January 21st. Something new – the government has said they will give businesses at least a 1-week notice, prior to when we will be allowed to reopen. That means if we will be able to open on January 21st, we should be hearing something later this week.

As soon as we know when we will be able to reopen – you will hear from us and we will let you know everything there is to know and whether there are any restriction put in place and what effect they may have.

I apologize that we were not able to get any new BSF TV episodes taped. The challenge of having all our staff laid off, the seasonal holidays, government social distance restrictions in place – all these challenges just made it exceedingly difficult to get this accomplished.

Lastly, I am still incredibly pleased to state, that the Sr. Team have been working right through this entire shutdown (every day) and their efforts will allow us to open very quickly once allowed, have the clubs in tip-top shape and if GF classes are able to go – they will be announced and operational.

Thank you as always for your support and understanding through this second challenging period. The entire Big Sky team looks forward to welcoming you all back in the near future!!!

Yours in Fitness, Sport, Adventure,
Brian

AN UPDATE FROM BIG SKY FITNESS

December 8th, 2020

All Big Sky Fitness Patrons,

Today at 4:30 pm, our provincial government announced another round of further restrictions, to try and get the Covid-19 pandemic under better control / reduce the spread.

Effective this Saturday, December 12th, 2020 at 8:00 pm, both Big Sky Fitness clubs will have to mandatorily close, for at least four (4) weeks, as per government restrictions. There will be further analysis by the government, early in the New Year, to see whether the four (4) weeks of closure will be enough, or whether they feel, it needs to be extended. We will keep you updated.

  • The phones at each club will NOT be answered, as of 8:00 pm, Saturday, December 12th, 2020.
  • Please send all inquiries you may have, to: [email protected] and like always, we will return all calls and depending upon volumes, please allow at least 48 hours for a reply.

Additionally, we will have some further updates regarding the new complimentary sessions of Big Sky TV and when they will be made available, for our members, their families and friends. Something about Dan and a skin-tight Santa outfit has been making the rounds!!! EEEK!!!

Yours in Fitness, Sport, Adventure,

Big Sky Fitness

PS: If you are a Big Sky Fitness member and did NOT receive the detailed members update, please email us at: [email protected], along with your name and the email address, in which you wish to receive the update and we will forward it to you.

AN UPDATE FROM BIG SKY FITNESS

November 25th, 2020

All Big Sky Fitness Patrons,

As per the new government restrictions that were announced yesterday, to take effect – Friday, November 27th, 2020, here is what Big Sky Fitness will be doing:

  • As per the previous government mandate, on November 12th, 2020 – Group Fitness classes are still not allowed to be offered and this will be the case, until further notice.
  • Big Sky Fitness will continue to operate with normal course hours (No changes) and all the existing policies and procedures that have kept our staff and members safe, will still be in effect.
  • We encourage ALL users (Members & Guests) of Big Sky Fitness, to check our main website page, prior to coming to workout, as the new occupancy limits, mandated by the government, could lead to possibly more “Wait Time” periods than previously experienced. The stated wait-time period for each club if in effect, is at the very top of our main website page.
  • These new measures will be reviewed by the government in three (3) weeks. We will update our site with any changes that occur.
  • There are some additional new training guidelines that we are implementing to assist in the flow of members/users through the clubs – these will be explained upon your arrival.

Thank you in advance for all your continued understanding and cooperation in allowing us to deliver the cleanest, most disinfected, and safest environment, in which to train.

Yours in Fitness, Sport, Adventure,

Big Sky Fitness

PS: If you are a Big Sky Fitness member and did NOT receive the detailed member’s update, please email us at [email protected], along with your name and the email address, in which you wish to receive the update and we will forward it to you.

NEW PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS

November 24th, 2020

Hello, all Big Sky Fitness Members,

This afternoon at 4.30 pm, the provincial government announced further Covid-19 restrictions to address the growing impact upon our health system. These new restrictions will take effect, this Friday, November 27th, 2020.

Within the category of retail businesses & services, of which Big Sky Fitness is a part of, there are 3 determining categories of operations:

  1. Closed until further notice;
  2. Able to operate but with restrictions;
  3. Able to operate but via appointment only.

As such, parts of these new mandates will allow Big Sky Fitness and many other retail businesses, to remain open and operating, subject to the restrictions of category # 2.

As per the temporary ceasing of all group fitness classes, effective November 12th – this mandate will continue until further notice, for all applicable businesses.

By tomorrow afternoon, Big Sky will have a more detailed members update, outlining what all these restrictions are and what effect, they may have on our members. This will be emailed to each member.

Until then, everything will continue as it has, under this “new normal” that we have all been operating within, for the past five months.

Yours in Fitness, Sport, Adventure,

Big Sky Fitness

NEW PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS

Hello Big Sky Community,

November 12th, 2020

At 3.30 pm this afternoon, the provincial government has mandated the closure and partial closures of certain businesses, effective November 13th thru to November 27th – for two weeks.
These measures are to try and stem / reduce the recent and rapid rise of Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths. Big Sky Fitness, will be complying with these new measures.

For all those members wishing to still weight train / use the studios for your training, you will NOT be affected – The same protocols we have had in place, will continue, with one important increased emphasis: When you enter either club, you MUST be wearing a mask, during check-in, sanitizing your hands, on your way to the changeroom, while IN the changeroom and to the entry onto the training floor, at which point, you can then take your mask off, or you can leave it on, if you so choose. When you are done your training – wear your mask to the changeroom – IN the changeroom and right through until you exit the club. THANK YOU for following these relatively minor inconvenient protocols – it gives us the best chances of staying open and most importantly, keeping us ALL safe and healthy. This is better than the alternative, so let’s keep everything in perspective – You ALL have been GREAT, during this period – let’s keep the good fight going!!!

Because the temporary closure is for 2 weeks, we will not be doing any mass freezes of the Group Fitness memberships. Should you want to freeze your membership for the two-week period, please do one of the two following things:

Email us at: [email protected] or,
Contact the front desk, of your respective club, between 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday and we will be there to assist you.

Additionally – Big Sky TV, is on the website and there are 76 different and awesome workouts that are there for you and your family / friends and those should provide two weeks of classes / exercise for you.

We will be watching for the progress reports from the government and will in turn, be keeping you all updated with what is going on.

I know it has been a challenging 8 months and some vaccination relief may be coming, but I am of the mindset, this will still take time to work it’s way into the overall population, so we at Big Sky, will be staying focused and vigilant, and doing everything we can reasonably do to keep you and your families as safe as possible, while still offering you an environment to cleanse your mind and charge your batteries – Give me a fist pump!!! Back at Ya!!!

Take Care Everyone, talk soon,

Brian