Q: Do I still need to reserve a workout?
A: Reservations for workouts are no longer required; however, we are still under city guidelines of capacity limitations. Capacities can be tracked. Capacities for each area of the facility will be enforced. If we are over our capacity limitation, the space will be closed to new walk-ups and monitored for availability every 15 minutes. Wait lists will be available for both the weight room and functional fitness gym. Attendants on duty will provide instructions for how to be added to a waitlist.
Q: When should I make a reservation?
A: Reservations should be made for racquetball, ping pong, and tennis courts. Make a reservation by booking a court.
Q: What new policies and procedures should I be aware of?
A: Members are encouraged to bring their own water bottle, workout towel, member identification, and equipment (i.e, yoga mat, tennis racket, etc.). Members are still required to bring their own face covering and yoga mat.
Reservations for workouts are no longer required. However, capacities for each area of the facility will still be enforced. If we are over our capacity limitation, the space will be closed to new walk-ups and monitored for availability every 15 minutes. Wait lists will be available for weight room and functional fitness.
Q: What do I need to know about exercising with a face covering?
A: Please see the following recommendations for exercising while wearing a face-covering:
- Pick the Right Face Covering for You: For repeated use, cloth face coverings are a very good option during exercise. Disposable face coverings were not developed for environments where the user is sweating and may collect more moisture, thus restricting airflow. Experiment with different face coverings to find the best one for your workout.
- Take it Slow to Start: Monitor the intensity of your workout when you first return to exercising with a face covering. It may take several workouts before you are training at your regular exercise intensity while wearing a face covering. Even those who have a relatively high level of fitness should expect to fatigue faster when exercising with a face covering.
- Take a Break If Needed: If you begin to feel short of breath, lightheaded, or dizzy - slow down, reduce your intensity, and/or stop exercising until these symptoms go away.
- Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout to prevent dehydration and fatigue. This may require you to slow down or take a break from the activity so you safely remove and replace your face covering.
- Bring a Backup: Exercisers may want to bring multiple face coverings per workout if they find their face covering is collecting a lot of moisture.
- Wash before Reusing: Wash your face covering after every workout, and do not reuse face coverings designed for a single-use.
Q: What services or areas are back online?
A: The locker rooms have reopened and long-term locker rentals have resumed. Towel Service has also returned for a monthly charge of $11 and can be purchased online.
Equipment check-out has also resumed.
Q: What areas will remain offline?
A: The pool remains offline. Riverside will continue to be used as the cycling studio. All other areas of the Reily Center are back online.
Q: Why is the pool still offline?
A: The Campus Recreation team is working with Capital Planning and Facilities on the future renovation of the natatorium. The natatorium is over 32+ years old and has reached a level requiring significant financial investment to ensure safe and continuous operation. The project was delayed during COVID because university resources and energy were directed toward COVID operations. The project is currently in the design phase with the architect, construction, and campus recreation team. More information to come when a formal timeline is established for the project.
Q: What is expected of me?
A: Please refer to the Member Code of Conduct.
Q. What precautions are taken to ensure my safety?
A. In addition to each user being required to wipe down each machine before and after use, the Reily Center will close midday for a deep clean from 2-4 pm. The Reily Center will also undergo a deep clean after closing each night. Additionally, a sanitation team will sweep the building top to bottom every other hour, making sure to hit high touchpoints.
Q: What are the hours of operation?
A: Please see our facility hours of operation page for the most up to date information.
Q: Where can I get more information about what Tulane is doing with regard to COVID-19?
A: The University's resource page is continually updated with the most current information regarding Tulane's response. Tulane students, faculty, and staff should also monitor their Tulane emails for any university communication.