Covid 19


The health and safety of our employees and club members is always our first priority.  As we continue to navigate this pandemic, Great Lakes Athletic Club is adhering to all laws, orders, mandates and guidelines to support public safety.  


Entry may be denied to any employee or member who is unvaccinated and arrives without a mask, fails to maintain proper social distancing, or exhibits COVID-like symptoms.


Highlights of our Safety Guidelines include:



Per recommendations from the CDC and MDHHS, as of Saturday, May 15, 2021, members and staff who are fully vaccinated -- meaning two weeks past their second/last vaccination -- are no longer required to wear a mask at GLAC.  Staff and members who are not yet vaccinated, have only received one of the two necessary vaccinations, or are choosing not to get vaccinated, are still required to wear a mask while at GLAC.



All members and staff will be required to answer a verbal screening questionnaire and undergo temperature checks at each entry.  Screeners may refuse entry to any employee or member who arrives without a mask, fails to maintain proper social distancing, or exhibits COVID-like symptoms.



Our capacity is limited to 25%.  Due to GLAC's size and design, 25% of our approved occupancy capacity is more than adequate. No member will be turned away because of this requirement.  Floor markers are placed throughout club starting at front entrance to help you maintain appropriate social distance.



GLAC has always been meticulous about cleanliness—cleaning and sanitizing throughout the day and deep cleaning each night. This will continue daily/nightly. Enhanced measures have been implemented based on current CDC guidelines. All cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection products meet or exceed EPA requirements to effectively combat and eliminate the COVID-19 illness-causing virus. Throughout the shutdown, our staff has cleaned and sanitized every accessible crevice of the club, including inside equipment and all vents and air ducts.



Plexiglass barriers have been installed at the front desk as extra precaution for members and staff.


This drone tour, filmed by personal trainer Andrew Tallman, shows the health and safety measures we've taken to ensure your return to the gym is a safe one.

GLAC has done an amazing job addressing potential ways of viral transmission and changed their protocols accordingly.

- Mary Jo K. Voelpel, D.O.

With physical distancing and sanitary restrictions, sometimes going to the gym can be a pain, but not at places like Great Lakes Athletic Club. This place is HUGE and they’ve spaced all the equipment 6+ feet apart, have temperature checks before entering the building (lots of gyms do not do this) and have plexiglass between you and the front desk employees. They’ve really pulled out all the stops to help you feel safer working out in a gym setting.

- Kayla Brandon