MaxSC is taking the following precautions to keep maintain a virus free environment.
MaxSC facility is still closed at this time. We will open as soon as we get the green light.
Please take a few minutes to go over our FAQ and familiarize yourself with the new policies and procedures. All updates will be posted online and in our lobby.
We have compiled some helpful links, videos, and a short FAQ based on the most current information. We are staying in contact with medical professionals in our area to help keep our members informed of changes and myths.
Question: Are gyms a breeding ground for COVID-19?
Answer: No. Read the most recent data showing that transmission is rare. The US collected the most extensive sampling, with 2873 fitness facilities taking part in IHRSA and MXM virus tracker. Of the 49.4 million-member check-ins documented in the study, health clubs reported 1,155 cases, translating to a .00023% infection rate.
Question: Have there been any reported cases of COVID-19 at MaxSC?
Answer: To date, there have been zero incidents resulting in the need for COVID-19 tracing at MaxSC
Question: Can a portable air cleaner help with air filtration?
Answer: The short answer is yes, according to experts like Joseph Allen, DSc, an assistant professor of exposure assessment science and director of the Healthy Buildings Program at Harvard University.
Question: Is MaxSC keeping up with the COVID-19 stats in our area, especially gyms?
Answer: Yes, all of our staff members stay up-to-date on the trends, news, and COVID-19 risk education and prevention.
Question: Does MaxSC have an official Risk Plan? Can I see a copy?
Yes, we have a comprehensive risk analysis with a risk plan and incident log available in the lobby, along with an onsite COVID-19 Risk Supervisor.
Question: What are you doing to ensure the equipment and surfaces are sanitized?
- All members are expected to wipe down their equipment immediately upon each use, along with frequent hand washing and use of sanitizer.
- Staff thoroughly disinfects all surfaces at the end of each training session. A disinfecting schedule is posted in each restroom and in the lobby.
F.A.Q (from World Health Organization)
Some experts tout specific immune-boosting foods and beverages like broccoli, red peppers, tea, sweet potatoes, and garlic. But it is more important to eat a wide variety of healthy foods from all food groups to boost your body’s immune system. There is no guarantee that eating certain foods will fend off infection, but we do know that your immune response or susceptibility to infection can be enhanced with overall good nutrition. Almost any fruit or vegetable is a good choice, especially ones rich in antioxidants —vitamins A, C, E and selenium, zinc, and beta carotene — that help immune cells work optimally.
Lean protein is also important because the immune molecules are made of protein.
Question: Are there specific nutrients that play a role in bolstering immunity?
Preliminary research suggests low levels of vitamin D may be linked to an increase in seasonal colds and flu and an increased incidence of respiratory infections. Omega-3 fatty acids from foods like salmon may also play a role in promoting immunity. Most Americans fall short when it comes to getting enough of these nutrients, and would benefit from eating fatty fish twice a week and taking a supplement of vitamin D to boost immunity.
Question: Besides eating a healthy diet, what else can people do to prevent the flu?
Get adequate sleep, regular exercise, reduce your stress level, drink plenty of liquids, and eat a nutritious diet on a fairly regular schedule. Your immune system stays active, promoting a steady supply of immune cells when you eat regularly and choose nutrient-rich foods. Studies have shown that moderate, regular exercise can boost the immune system, so finding at least 30 minutes a day to be active will help.
Good personal hygiene, including frequent and thorough hand-washing, covering your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue (not a reusable handkerchief), and minimal touching of your eyes, nose, and mouth will reduce the spread of germs. In fact, good hygiene may be the most important defense in fending off a virus.
Question: Can foods that contain healthy bacteria help prevent the flu?
Myth Busters on Coronavirus:
When and how to use a face mask: