Dear Members,

I hope you have been safe and well. 

As life is, we are constantly thrown surprises, some pleasant others not so much. 

It was Saturday 26th June when the gym closed and Sydney was plunged into lockdown 2.0. With smiles on our faces we all said see you in 2 weeks! Now 3 months on (still locked down) we finally are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. 

I hope you still have a smile on your face ( I do ) and I hope you are safe and healthy and I hope you are as excited as I am for the re-opening we are expecting in October.

Here is where we’re at:  

Who can come? 

Everyone that has full vaccination ion certificate). It has been made very clear that the first step in opening up will only include people that are fully (double jabbed) vaccinated. I must say that makes me feel safer. I already have my vaccination certificate saved on my apple wallet. You can also save it for offline access through your medicare app.

As I understand it everyone will be required to check in via the QR code system on Service NSW app and your vaccination certificate will be verified at the same time. At this stage masks will also be required for all attendees. 

When will the gym re-open?

I am aiming for Monday 18th October. The class timetable has been updated and you can book your classes up to 14 days in advance. If NSW Government announces the opening to be later i.e. 25th October then all classes booked prior to that will be cancelled. 

Class timetable and bookings?

The class timetable will be very similar to the way it was before. 

Is it safe to come back?

We are very lucky to have a large facility with lots of space, excellent ventilation and a small membership base. Along with all the cleaning & wipes, social distancing, mask wearing and vaccination requirements the risks have been lowered significantly. On top of that within our Yoga studio and massage rooms we have installed Air Purifiers with HEPA filters and UV sterilisation to increase ventilation. All our trainers and staff are incredibly conscientious and will meticulously be following COVID-SAFE best practices. 

Is there anything I can do now?

  • Outdoor Classes START MONDAY 27th Sept 6am.
    Join Lachie for the workouts that you love and miss. Enjoy a full body workout with a perfect mix of strength and cardio to give you the ultimate metabolic conditioning. Monday and Thursdays 6am and 7am. Outdoor Circuits are capped at 4 people per class. Cost is only $15 per person. Vaccination Certificate must be verified.  Bookings essential through GymMaster app. Or follow this link. https://atrubens.gymmasteronline.com/portal/account/bookclass/36  
  • Online @Ruben’s.
    Now with over 70 classes available on demand and classes running every day live virtual, you have no excuse to not get moving and keep moving! We have a little over 4 weeks (projected) till we re-open. Start to build the momentum now! At only $10/week, It’s so worth it. Learn more here: https://www.atrubens.com.au/fitnessworkshops/  
  • Outdoor One on One Personal Training. Contact Ruben for what times are available (mob: 0433116449)

What else can I look forward to…

  • We had a facelift! Check out the AMAZING mural that has been painted on the building. 
  • @Ruben’s Shirts Sale
  • Clean Slate 28

I can’t wait to catch up with all of you and hope that you stay safe and well. 

Your in Health and Fitness

Ruben.