🤸 We have updated our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system with three layers of increased air sanitation and clean air flow! In addition to eliminating even the smallest of particles and irritants for illness prevention, clean air helps keep your immune system strong!
🤸 We’ve increased the fresh air flow being pulled in through our HVAC system and delivered into the studios. After all, fresh air is the best air!
🤸 Merv-13 Filters: In accordance with recommendations from CDC and The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, we've installed MERV 13 filters into all of our air returns. MERV 13 filters are the highest rated filters, structured to capture airborne viruses as well as bacteria, allergens, mold, and pollens.
🤸 We’ve installed UV-C Bulbs in the HVAC ductwork: UV germicidal lights are used in hospitals and restaurants as an effective way to kill mold, bacteria, germs, and viruses. These lights run 24/7 inside our units to continuously sanitize the air that passes through delivering clean air to you in the studio.
🤸 New sanitation lights! Our studios have been outfitted with Ultraviolet Germicidal Lamps which we will use to meticulously sanitize the air and surfaces in the studios after each and every class. These lights emit high intensity UV-C light that is 99.9% effective in disinfecting air and water, as well as destroying harmful microorganisms on surfaces without the use of harsh chemicals.
How it works:
• UV-C (253.7nm) penetrates the cell wall of the microorganisms
• The high energy photons of the UV-C are absorbed by the cell proteins and DNA/RNA
• UV-C damages the protein structure causing metabolic disruption
• DNA/RNA is chemically altered so organisms can no longer replicate
• Because microorganisms are now unable to metabolize and replicate, the UV-C light has effectively and safely disinfected the UV-C workspace area
🧘 In addition to our thorough studio cleaning procedures, we’ve upped our cleaning game with 3D Cleaning Technology using Electrostatic Sprayers! They utilize a special technology that will enable the EPA approved cleaning product to cling to and wrap around everything it touches. This will ensure that every crack and crevice gets the disinfecting love and attention that it deserves!
🧘We have staggered our class schedule to allow for an abundance of time between classes so that we can properly clean and disinfect spaces.
🧘 After every class, we’ll disinfect all common areas and surfaces with EPA registered, hospital grade disinfectant. This includes all door knobs, floors, bathrooms, sinks, toilets, the front desk, keyboards, computers, phones, and the bins we will provide you to safely store your belongings in.
🧘 Touchless Hand Sanitizer will be available throughout the space, in addition to soap and water in the bathrooms.
✨ Reduced class sizes to ensure proper distancing in and around the studio.
✨All of our mat spaces are marked and measured 6 feet away from each other, center from center.
✨ Following the CDC guidelines of May 2021, masks are optional at our Houston locations.
✨ You will have the option, in many classes, to practice either indoors or outdoors!
✨ The front desk line and bathroom lines are marked with social distance markers to keep you with your community and at a safe distance.
✨ At check in, we will provide you with a disinfected bin to place your belongings in and keep them safely with you behind your mat during class.
✨ One-way foot traffic flows in and out of the studios.
✨ To limit shared surfaces, we will not offer lavender eye towels or shared props at this time.
✨ Teachers will stay within a designated space during class and will not be walking around and/or offering hands-on assists.
✨ Our bathrooms and showers are open! The lockers remain closed for the time being.
✨ Touchless retail transactions - All retail purchases will be required to be made via your credit card on file.
❤️ Every BIG Team member will be required to complete a health screening before their shift or class, which includes a temperature check.
❤️ In addition to the student Liability Waiver, every BIG student will be required to complete a new COVID-19 waiver on MBO before you are able to sign up for class.
❤️ If you are feeling anything other than 100%, please stay home and enjoy our BIG@Home offerings.
❤️ Contact Tracing - If you attended an in-person class with us and later experience COVID Symptoms and/or received a positive COVID-19 test result, please complete this 2 min COVID-19 Reporting Form so that we can take steps to monitor our Students and Staff to take any necessary precautions.