Workouts could be a little quieter post-lockdown. In Ottawa, many of the city’s gyms are already considering what reopening will look like. From reduced equipment and class sizes, to shower bans and electrostatic sprayers, it’s clear that when Ottawa gyms reopen, sessions are going to look totally different.\nAs some businesses begin to reopen across Ontario, fitness-lovers have been awaiting the news that gyms will not be far behind.\nWhile no official announcements have been made just yet, the capital city’s fitness centres are already getting prepared for life post-lockdown.\nIn a statement, Movati Athletic confirmed that they’ve already invested in $30,000 worth of cleaning equipment, to keep the gym as hygienic as possible when they eventually reopen.\n“We’ve purchased electrostatic sprayers for every single club,” Kathleen Carroll, Chief Operating Officer of Movati told CTV News.\n“We’ve invested over $30,000 in this equipment so that what we can do is overnight when the club is closed, we can then electrostatic spray every surface, every piece of equipment.”\nIn addition, amenities like saunas, pools and steam rooms will be the last to reopen, says Carroll.\nIn classes and on equipment, the number of people will be limited. Classes could be cut by around 70%, and cardio decks could see a 50% reduction of equipment.\nOver at GoodLife Fitness, similar plans are being made.\nEffective Monday March 16, 2020, all MOVATI Athletic clubs will be closed until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate with members regarding any further decisions. Please be assured we will suspend payments until we reopen.— Movati Athletic (@MovatiAthletic) March 16, 2020\nFounder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness, David Patchell-Evans, told CTV News that GoodLife gyms were also considering limiting capacity, and deactivating some equipment, “to increase physical distancing.”\nThe gym’s Twitter account also suggested that workout appointments could be on the cards, although exact details are yet to be confirmed.\n“We will inform all of our Members of our reopening plan once we have more info,” the company noted on their Twitter page.\nHi Lori. We do not have all of the details sorted out on this yet. It is possible that there may be an appointment process when we first start back at the gym. We will inform all of our Members of our reopening plan once we have more info.— GoodLife Fitness (@GoodLifeFitness) May 4, 2020\nIn some of the city’s smaller gyms, staff continue to work towards finding the new normal.\nIn the Fitness Lab Ottawa, class reductions of at least 50% are likely to be the first move.\nAdam Bracken, founder and President, also told CTV that shower facilities could be banned for the foreseeable future, to ensure members leave right away and make space for the next class.\nView this post on Instagram *SWIPE LEFT FOR FULL MESSAGE* The above says it all 💚. Thank you will never be enough. So, we’re adding another LIVE to the weekly workouts since you all keep showing up and sweating with us on the daily💦 👉🏼NEW: MONDAYS AT 9AM STARTING APRIL 6TH w/ @brackcity_ 👉🏼WEDNESDAYS AT 10AM w/ @brackcity_ and @paulamunroe_xo 👉🏼SATURDAYS AT 9AM w/ @brackcity_ Ps, if you didn’t receive the above to your inbox, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure you’re added to our updated mailing list! #TFL #thescienceofsweat #ott613 #ottawacommunity #ottawahealth #ottawafitness #ottawagym #myottawa #ottcity #ottawaliving #ottawalife #homeworkouts #workoutathome #stayhome #conditioning #apt613 #narcityottawa #Manotick #Leitrim #Kanata #Ottawa A post shared by The Fitness Lab (@thefitnesslabottawa) on Apr 4, 2020 at 11:04am PDT\nFor the time being, Ottawans will be able to return to the outdoors for their workouts.\nOn Wednesday, Mayor Jim Watson confirmed that the city’s parks would be reopening, effective immediately.\nWhile the use of outdoor recreational amenities like benches, play structures, sports fields and basketball courts are still a no-go, a jog around the park could be a pleasant alternative to the treadmill.\n*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.