This post describes the safety protocols in place at Second Wind as of 10/1/2020.

As we have mentioned previously when we re-open we will only be allowed to have 6 athletes and 1 coach per class, and in the gym at one time, this allows us to keep athletes 10 feet apart.  When the gym is full you must wait outside and the coach will let you in.

We have rearranged equipment and boxed out athlete stations around the squat racks.



    • Limit 6 people per class. Sign up for class ahead of time on Pike13 mobile app, or online at (scroll down to bottom of homepage).
    • You must wear a mask covering your nose and mouth the entire time you are inside the gym.
    • Most workouts can, in part or whole, be performed outside without a mask
    • Bathrooms are open, but showers are closed.
    • You must bring your own water bottle (but you can fill at the water fountain).
    • Temperature testing on arrival. Anyone with 100 or above will be asked to go home.
    • Do not come to class if you exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19, the flu, a cold, or any other contagion.
    • Sanitize hands immediately on entering.
    • Workout equipment and sanitizing supplies will set up ahead of time at each athlete’s station.
    • Bring a personal towel.
    • No congregating indoors.
    • Gloves are encouraged (bring your own or buy them in the gym for $20.
    • Do your absolute best to maintain 10ft apart, but understand that some passing of each other within that distance is likely to occur.
    • All equipment used by each athlete must be disinfected after the workout.
    • No exceptions. Safety policies will be strictly enforced for everyone’s safety.  Thank you!


  • Coaches will strictly enforce COVID SAFTEY PROTOCOLS.
  • Coaches will remind you to cover your nose and mouth with your mask if your mask slips below your nose at any time during the workout.
  • Coaches will set up stations ahead of time based on who is coming.
  • Coaches will wear masks.
  • No tactile (touching) cues.
  • Coaches will wash hands before and after each class.
  • All doors will be open, HVAC fan and other fans will be running, blowing out towards open doors.

What if someone tests positive?
We will follow the guidelines from DC:
If anyone reports they are positive for COVID-19, we will provide all persons known to have contact with that person with:

  • Education about COVID-19, including the signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  • Referral to the Guidance for Contacts of a Person Confirmed to have COVID-19, available at
  • Information on options for COVID-19 testing in the District of Columbia, available at
  • The establishment will notify DC Health by emailing with the following information:
    • “COVID-19 Consult” in the email subject line
    • Name and direct phone number of the best point of contact at the establishment for DC Health to return the call
    • Estimated number of patrons/visitors potentially exposed
    • Short summary of incident/situation
    • An investigator from DC Health will follow-up within 24 hours to all appropriately submitted email notifications.

Second Wind maintains check-in logs and class rosters with times of entry for at least three weeks, to facilitate contact tracing in the event a patron or employee contracts COVID-19.

Do I have to wear a mask in the gym?
Yes, the entire time.  Masks and Face Cages will be provided to prevent a sweaty paper mask from blocking your airway during a strong inhale.



  • Masks not required when working out at your mat, for example, when doing situps, or burpees. 
  • Bootcampers will be kept 12′ apart from each other at all times when not masked (working out on mats). 
  • Whenever possible, we’ll do maskless runs where everyone is in their own “lane” and the lanes are 12ft apart.  If this can’t be accomplished, masks will be required, and the runs will be spaced in time.
  • No exceptions. Safety policies will be strictly enforced for everyone’s safety.  Thank you!
  • No limit on class sizes.


  • Coaches will strictly enforce COVID SAFTEY PROTOCOLS.
  • Coaches will abide by the same rules as Athletes.


DC Phase 2 Guidance for Gyms