What We’re Doing to Help Keep You Safe

The health and safety of our members and staff is our top priority. We will continue to implement necessary guidelines from the CDC and public health agencies to ensure we are incorporating and enforcing the highest standard of cleanliness and safety in our facility.


Cleaning and Sanitation

  • Cleaning Protocols: In addition to existing cleaning protocols, we have a fitness attendant on the floor to keep up with cleaning throughout the day, and also have a deep cleaning in the evenings. A disinfecting electrostatic sprayer will be used daily throughout the facility maximizing staff and member safety.
  • Disinfection Procedures: We will continue to use hospital-grade, EPA-registered disinfectants that are COVID-19 approved. Additional cleaning supplies will be made available for wiping down equipment before and after use.
  • Hand Sanitizer: Hand sanitizers are available throughout the facility. Members are asked to use hand sanitizer frequently throughout their visit to help stop the spread of all viruses.
  • Self-Cleaning Stations: Members are expected to use a disinfectant spray on all equipment before and after use in addition to Ackerman’s cleaning protocols. Our spray is approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. After wiping down, please place sign on the equipment indicating that the machine also needs to be cleaned by the attendant on duty. Signs are at the cleaning stations.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Members: Face coverings are not required for fully vaccinated individuals. 
  • Staff: Ackerman SFC team members will be required to wear face coverings at all times. Gloves will only be required when performing cleaning duties.
  • Barrier: Plexiglass barriers have been installed at the front desk.

Health Checks

  • Staff: Daily self-wellness checks are required before reporting for work. Staff will be sent home if exhibiting any symptoms of illness.
  • Members: Members are expected to stay home if exhibiting any symptoms of illness. Temperatures will not be taken on-site for patrons.

Go Contactless

Members may scan themselves in using their membership card for a contactless transaction with check-in staff.


Safe Space

Equipment has been spaced or moved to facilitate social distancing.


Cardio & Strength Floor Etiquette

  • Equipment: Has been spaced or moved to the rock wall/loft area to facilitate proper social distancing. Where equipment could not be safely spaced, plexiglass barriers are in place.
  • PPE: Face coverings are required in all areas of the facility. Please inform staff if you have a medical condition that limits your ability to wear a face covering.

Changes to Group Exercise

  • Limited Capacity & Registration: Classes will be modified in alignment with Restore Illinois Plan Tier or Phase guidelines.
  • Equipment: Class participants may utilize the facility’s mats and towels. Used equipment (weights, etc.) will be set aside for sanitation by Ackerman staff prior to use by another participant.

Changes to Open Courts/Turf

Please call the Ackerman SFC front desk at (630) 317-0130 for daily available open gym times. Full vaccinated individuals may participate without a face covering. Open to both members and nonmembers.