// Shred415 Updates

The health and safety of our #ShredFam across the country is the number one priority at Shred415.
May 21, 2020

The health and safety of our #ShredFam is our number one priority. As Shred415 studios* reopen across the country, we are implementing changes to our operating procedures designed to ensure the safety of our Shredders and our community at large.

While we'll first look carefully to the guidance from state and local officials before reopening a Shred415 studio in your community, here are some of the changes you can expect to see at all independently-owned and operated studios when you arrive:

DEDICATED & ONGOING DISINFECTING:

The staff at each studio will use commercial grade cleaning materials to disinfect the studio, lobby, bathrooms, and all shared-touch surfaces in between each and every class. Each and every Shred415 Support Staff Member, Manager, and Instructor at each independent studio is now part of our housekeeping team. The studio room will be closed during breaks to allow this team additional time to clean. Additionally, all studios will receive regularly scheduled deep cleans.

REDUCED CLASS CAPACITY & SPOT ASSIGNMENT:

Class sizes will be reduced to conform with phased reopenings. You will be assigned a starting deck or treadmill.

STUDIO SOCIAL DISTANCING:

The revised check-in process will be contactless and efficient. We ask that you arrive at the studio no more than five minutes before class starts and that you leave quickly after class ends. Our staff will maintain social distance while working to ensurethat foottraffic at the studio is at a minimum, and we'll have signs to help this process.

SHARED-TOUCH AMENITIES:

Some of the shared-touch amenities you're used to seeing at Shred415, like hair/shaving products, will be unavailable at this time. Touch base with your local Shred415 studio management team for more information.

CLASS FORMAT:

All class formats will minimize the amount of transition within the studio from one space to the next. Equipment will be limited to weights only until further notice.

STAFF TRAINING:

Our staff will undergo additional training detailing these new cleaning protocols and customer service procedures.

STAFF HEALTH:

Shred415 staff members and instructors will undergo symptom screens before entering the studio.

We will constantly monitor current developments, and we will not hesitate to implement additional measures to maintain a safe environment.

WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, SHREDFAM, SO HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP!
  • Stay home from class if you or anyone in your household is not feeling well.
  • If you have a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home until you are no longer experiencing symptoms to protect your fellow Shredders.
  • If you've tested positive for COVID-19, or have recently been in contact with someone who has, please do not come to the studio until you're cleared by your doctor.
  • If you are unable to make it to class, please let us know so that we can reach out to another Shredder who may want your spot.
  • Bring only the personal belongings that you absolutely need. We'll have quick and easy storage space for you.
  • For the time being, all high fives and fist bumps will be air high fives and air fist bumps with respect to social distancing.
TO OUR SHREDDERS:

There is a lot that is “new” in the new normal at Shred415, but there is also so much that is normal: a dimly-lit studio (with just a little more space), killer playlists, motivating instructors, and an incredible workout- it'll all be there for you when you come back to the studio for your first class. And so will the inspiring energy that permeates throughout the room during each and every Shred415 class. That's what we've missed the most: our community. It's been a minute, #ShredFam, but weare ready for you! So Deck First or Tread First?

LET’S DO THIS!

April 3, 2020

As you're aware, all Shred415 studios temporarily closed starting the week of March 16th in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and as a result, we had to lay off about 95% of our workforce. Although the effects of the studio closures were devastating to our community, we are encouraged and overwhelmed by your support, and we would like to extend our sincerest thank you to each and every one of you for your support during this time. Whether that is an unfrozen membership, a gift card purchase, a like on Instagram, participating in an online workout or an email sharing your story, all of it is such a help and inspiration when we need it the most.

With your support, we were able to maintain most of our corporate team and our studio managers but at reduced salaries. In the midst of this tragedy, our owners are foregoing any compensation. We feel it's important to note that over the past 9 years, other than annual salaries, our owners have reinvested every dollar back into the growth of this business. We tell you that so you can understand that our top priority is to reopen and provide jobs to our amazing ShredFam.

To help in that regard, we have sent out several requests for support and help over the past few weeks and we wanted to provide you with some additional details about what it all means.

Membership Unfreezing and Other Purchases

We originally asked for clients to unfreeze memberships or make purchases and your support has been amazing! Those funds are being used to support operational aspects of our business, like payroll for our retained staff, utilities and other business necessities that could not practically be deferred.

Go Fund Me

After asking for support with unfreezing memberships and additional purchases, we received a lot of responses from people that wanted to help but could not necessarily help in that way. Based on that, we created the Go Fund Me pages. Any funds raised by the Go Fund Me pages will go directly to our employees and instructors that we had to lay off. Your support in this regard has been inspiring and we can't wait to be able to provide some relief to those instructors and staff that make the Shred415 community truly incredible.


We are all going through this together and your support, not just monetary, is appreciated, welcome and needed during this crisis. We thank you again, and in return we will be here with great (virtual) workouts and a supportive community until we can meet on the decks and treads again soon

THANK YOU!

March 20, 2020

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, we have decided to temporarily close all studios effective immediately.

March 16, 2020

[UPDATED] To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, we have decided to temporarily close the following studios effective immediately:

  • California
    • San Ramon
  • Colorado
    • Boulder
    • Castle Rock
    • Highlands Ranch
    • University Hills
  • Florida
    • Pinecrest
  • Georgia
    • Alpharetta
  • Illinois
    • Brentwood
    • Deerfield
    • Hinsdale
    • Lincoln Park
    • Northfield
    • Old Town
    • South Loop
    • Wicker Park
  • Indiana
    • Carmel
  • Kentucky
    • Highlands
  • Michigan
    • Troy
  • Missouri
    • Creve Coeur
  • North Carolina
    • Raleigh
  • Ohio
    • Lewis Center
    • Sawmill
  • Utah
    • Millcreek
  • Virginia
    • Sterling
  • Washington
    • Denny Triangle
  • Wisconsin
    • East Side
    • Elm Grove

March 15, 2020

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, we have decided to temporarily close the following studios effective immediately:

  • Illinois
    • Hinsdale
    • Northfield
    • Wicker Park
    • Deerfield
    • Lincoln Park
    • South Loop
    • Old Town
  • Indiana
    • Carmel
  • Ohio
    • Sawmill
  • Washington
    • Denny Triangle
  • Wisconsin
    • East Side

While our studios are closed, we will suspend all memberships and extend expiration dates on all class packages. You can also find Shred415 online workouts here. We will continue to add additional content and programs so that you can stay healthy and shredded while at home with your loved ones. Please reach out to your local studio management with questions or concerns.

At Shred415, we pride ourselves on being much more than a workout, and in such extraordinary times, we stand by this statement more than ever. We will see you on the decks and treads soon. Thank you for being a part of our community.

March 13, 2020

We are monitoring current developments and will continue to take appropriate measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Below are some additional safety measures we are taking.

Effective Monday, March 16:

We are reducing class capacity. Class sizes will be reduced to 50% but remain 60-minutes long.

  • We recognize this might disrupt a class you have already booked, your studio will contact you to help reschedule if needed
  • The studio room will be closed during breaks to allow staff additional time to clean
  • Shredders will not be able to enter the studio until class start time. Classes will end and clients will be asked to leave the studio room at the 60-minute mark
  • All class formats will be a maximum of four 15-minute intervals to limit transitions
  • Equipment will be limited to weights only - no other apparatus will be used

Kids Lounge Update:
  • Kids Lounge capacity will be limited to 8 pre-registered children aged 6 weeks to 13 years old
  • Please make sure to sign-up for the Kids Lounge by calling, emailing or texting your studio to ensure your reservation
  • Due to demand or staffing issues, some of our studios may be canceling or changing their Kids Lounge schedules. Please check the MindBody schedule for up-to-date information

Your local studio will communicate with you regarding their class schedule as needed. If you have any questions or concerns, we’re here for you anytime at info@shred415.com


WHAT WE ARE DOING AT SHRED415:
  • Monitoring updates and guidance from the CDC and the health department to be prepared and proactive as the situation evolves
  • Maintaining our exceptional hygiene standards and following CDC recommendations across our studios
  • Increasing the frequency of our standard cleaning protocols before, during and after class
  • Encouraging our staff and Shredders that are feeling ill or experiencing symptoms to stay home
  • Continuing to enforce our sick policy with our staff, Shredders and little Shredders in the Kids Lounge


WHAT YOU CAN DO AS A SHREDDER:
  • We ask that if you are or your child is feeling ill you stay home from class
  • All Shredders must use sanitizing wipes to keep our decks and treads clean throughout the class
  • We ask that all Shredders and children exercise the best possible hygiene practices, including 1) cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away, 2) avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, 3) wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, 4) avoid handshakes or other unnecessary physical interactions
  • Respect any self-quarantining guidance for 14 days after travel to any areas deemed high-risk by the CDC


Keeping our #SHREDFAM #HEALTHY:

We are continuing to evaluate our studio practices with the health of our Shredders, Little Shredders, staff and instructors at the heart of our decisions. We're all in this together! Remember that a healthy diet, working out and avoiding stress are the best ways to keep you and your family from getting sick. We're committed to staying healthy together!

* Each Shred415 Studio is an independently owned and operated franchise location under license from Shred415 Franchising, LLC