We are thrilled to finally see light at the end of the tunnel.
This week L.A. County entered the “Orange Tier” of Covid-19 restrictions. This means the return of our member community to the clubhouse as more indoor activities are allowed. We are going to reopen the lap pool for lap swimming starting Monday, April 5th, and you will be able to use the changing room and shower next to the pool. We are currently making preparations for the safe reopening of the locker rooms this month.
We are also optimistic about how fast the city is progressing towards reopening as vaccines become widely available and the number of new Covid cases drops off. We hope that a return to a world of indoor dining, live music, cocktail bars, team sports travel and large gatherings is not too far away.
April Dues Update
For the month of April dues will be reduced to 2/3 of your normal dues amount. Because of the extensive indoor and outdoor facilities that are now available we are no longer offering the opt out option.
Recent Improvements & Equipment Added
1. Hoist leg press
2. Inner outer thigh machine
3. Low row machine
4. Ten straight barbells
5. Additional matrix cycle
6. Four heaters for Studio Luna (clubhouse roof)
7. New hotel packages
8. New online merchandise shop mercuryathletica.com
9. New holiday personal training package (contact Marlene)
New LAAC App
Go to the Apple or Android app store and search Los Angeles Athletic Club to download the new club app. The new app will allow online booking for Group Exercise Classes, Athletic Activities and all of the other features of the member only website.
Hercules Beach & Studio Luna Outdoor Fitness / Group Exercise
Olympic Lounge Shared Workspace (Essential Workers)
Overnight Hotel Rooms
Private Workspace Rooms
Reciprocal Club Privileges at California Yacht Club
PRE-ARRIVAL & ARRIVAL
The City of Los Angeles has issued an order requiring people to wear face coverings when they leave their homes. Our new Safe Club rules require all members to wear a face coverings. If members arrive without a mask we will provide single-use disposable masks at the club entrances.
We will be conducting temperature checks at club entrances. If your temperature is over a 100 degrees you must leave the premises to safe guard the health of other members and staff.
Members are encouraged to register their license plate with the parking manager so that touch-less entry into the garage is possible. Please email your membership number and license plate to Carlos.Gonzalez@abm.com to enable automatic parking gate opening.
Athletic Use Entrance and Check-in
All members visiting the club for athletic use will enter the club through the door located on the 6th floor of the parking garage. Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your RSVP time. Please give yourself ample time and come dressed in athletic attire.
Hotel and Co-working Use Entrance and Check-in – Now Open
All members visiting the club for hotel, outdoor dining, lounge, barbershop, physical therapy and other non-athletic use will enter through the normal 1st floor doors on Olive Street and 7th Street.
No guests or reciprocal club member use is permitted at this time.
Safe & Clean Club
The LAAC team is doing our part to maintain a safe Club environment. We have partnered with an industry leading cleaning company called Safe Companies. Before opening, the team conducted a deep cleaning and full disinfectant spray-down, from the ceiling to tile and grout throughout the entire areas scheduled for reopening. Safe Companies will provide nightly cleaning services throughout the club. Click here for further details.
Group exercise classes and athletic activities will resume and be conducted in our two new outdoor spaces: Hercules Beach – Rooftop of Parking Garage and Studio Luna – Rooftop of Clubhouse
Group Exercise Classes
Reservations for classes are required and can be made by going to the member only website under the reservations tab. Clicking the filter to the left will display only the group exercise classes. Reservations will be made available 3 days in advance, and only one reservation per day per fitness area.
There will be no walk-ins at this time. Reservations are only for members and spouses/ partners; no children under 12 will be allowed unless accompanied by a parent and booked during non- prime time hours.
Reservations for Athletic Activities are required at laac.com click member login or directly at mylaac.com under the reservations tab. You can also download Los Angeles Athletic Club App from Apple or Android app store. Athletic Activities will be increased over time.
Online Reservations for Athletic Facilities
A reservation is required to access the athletic facilities. To do so, please log into the LAAC member portal here.
A video tutorial showing how to make a reservation is available click here
Or follow the instructions below:
1. Click the reservation tab on the top right corner
2. Select “Group Exercise Classes”
3. Click on the class you are interested in taking and select “View Details”
4. Select Member(s) that will be attending
5. Press “Create Reservation” to complete the process
1. Click the reservation tab on the top right corner
2. Select “Athletic Activities”
3. Use drop down menu to select location
4. Click on the wanted time-slot
5. Select Member(s) that will be attending
6. Click “Create Reservation” to complete the reservation process
*reservations can be made 3 days in advance
*limited to one reservation per day, per fitness area
For members that may need assistance in making an athletic reservation:
Send an e-mail here or call 213-630-5255
Hours of Operation for Athletic Facilities
Saturdays and Sundays 8:00am-8:00pm
Attire & Showers
Please arrive dressed in athletic attire prior to your Group Exercise or Athletic Activity reservation. Initially there will no be no access to the 5th floor locker room and showers.
Small equipment, exercise mats, rollers, steps, exercise bands and other misc. Items previously available will not be provided initially. Pool belts, fins, paddle boards and pool exercise equipment will be available. They will be sanitized after the class and deep cleaned daily.
Members will be required to wipe down equipment before and after each use.
Scheduled breaks between reservations will allow club cleaners to clean between sessions.
Based on the City of Los Angeles new order, all members in the athletic facilities will be required to wear face coverings at all times.
The Hotel remains open. Contact (213) 625-2211 to book a hotel room. If you are interested in reserving a room for work use during the day or if you are interested in a dedicated desk in a shared space you can be added to the interest list by emailing Teri.Onorato@laac.net
BARBERSHOP & SHOE SHINE
Marco is open for shoe shine drop off at 6th floor Athletic Entrance.
3rd FLOOR SHARED WORKSPACE – NOW OPEN
Shared Workspace in the Olympic Lounge is now open for members who qualify as Essential Workers. Reservations are not required and members will enter the Olive Street entrance on the 1st floor and have their temperature checked and confirm they are symptom free. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 9 am – 8 pm.
Employee & Member Health
All members and employees will have their temperature checked upon club entry by use of a handheld proximity thermometer operated by a club employee at either the 7th street or Olive street entrance. Anyone with a temperature of over 100 degree F will not be allowed entry into the club. HR will be notified if an employee is not allowed to enter. At the Mercury Court entrance no one will be allowed to enter past the receiving office marked clearly with floor tape.
All members and staff are required to maintain 6ft of separation from other people at all times. Members and staff should move carefully through the club to ensure proper distancing and be prepared to have to wait in areas of the club where movement is normally unrestricted. Because of the large size of many of the spaces within the club our physical distancing standard will most often be 10ft. This will create an additional margin of safety.
Cleaning Products & Protocols
LAAC uses cleaning products and protocols which meet or exceed CDC and OSHA guidelines. The disinfectants being used are listed on the EPA List and meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 and are effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and bloodborne pathogens. The frequency of cleaning and disinfecting has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces. Disinfection policies and protocols are described in more detail by location.
Washing & Hand Sanitizer
Cleaning your hands is essential to ensuring safe use of the club. CDC guidelines1 shall govern the duty of employees and members to engage in frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer, especially after any group interaction or touching high use surfaces. Floor standing hand sanitizer stations will be located in the lobby area of each floor. Bottles of hand sanitizer will be located at all check in desks and employee desks. All hand sanitizers will include no less than 60% alcohol content2. Employees are to wash their hands every 30 minutes, the more often the better.
Front of the House Signage
Key waiting points will be marked with an X using floor tape. Movement lanes in confined areas will also be marked with floor tape to indicate lanes. Important notifications and reminders will be posted on wall signage and floor standing sign posts. All employees and members are to follow these signs and floor markings as best as they can. A key rules document will act as a reference sheet for each sign providing further explanation.
Back of the House Signage
Floor tape will mark waiting points at key locations within the club. Wall and floor standing signs will act as reminders for hygiene and other rule reminders including proper way to wear, handle and dispose masks and face coverings, use gloves (where appropriate), wash hands, sneeze and avoid touching their face.
Health Concern Reporting & Stay at Home
All employees have been given instructions on how to report people who show or discuss having symptoms of COVID-19, including cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills complaining of a new loss of taste or smell, repeated shaking with chills muscle pain, headache sore throat or other known symptoms. Employees and Members are instructed to stay home if they do not feel well. “Toughing it out” and entering the club sick is considered a shameful act and can put other people at risk. Pay special attention to mild symptoms even if it is just a runny nose or nasal congestion, err on the side of caution and stay home. COVID-19 Testing is becoming more widespread, everyone experiencing symptoms is encouraged to get tested.
If LAAC is notified of a presumed case of COVID-19 at the Club we will work with LA Department of Health to follow proper procedures.