WEBINAR: Best Practices for Re-Opening Multi-Unit Residential Recreation Areas.

Join us on July 7th at 11am EST for an informative and practical presentation of the best practices that need to be implemented prior to reopening a recreation facility in any residential, hospitality or small studio. This presentation will walk you through the necessary policies and procedures, aids, signage and equipment required to meet new operating guidelines for the fitness and aquatic industries.

As Canada’s largest recreation management company LIV North is an industry leader with experience in reopening managed recreation facilities post Covid-19 in Alberta, BC, NS and Ontario. LIV North Amenities has provided detailed training and best practice training to the Canadian College Athletics and Canadian Corporate Fitness Communities.

LIV North Aquatics division have been actively participating in post Covid-19 training and preparing aquatic facilities.

As the province is starting to reopen, it is important to put your facility reopening plan together now that includes communication, training and safe operations.

Key takeaways will be:
– Proper Prior Planning Steps
– Communication
– Training
– Signage Program
– Sanitation
– Policies & Procedures
– Scheduling systems

Register here.

A New Way To Manage Your Health & Aquatic Facilities

As the landscape changes, we change with it making it easier for our customers and their members to operate. In 2020 the reopening of your buildings recreation facility is all about limiting access, maintaining physical distancing protocols and proper cleaning and sanitising.

As the industry leader in facility management, LIV North has adapted our proprietary LIV X app and created the LIV X scheduler. This scheduling app provides an easy online tool that can be accessed by all your residents through a free download onto any mobile device.

LIV Xperience is our unmatched Condo Management tool providing fully digital online programming. Within the LIV X app that comes with our management program is an online scheduler that we use throughout our managed facilities across Canada for amenities scheduling including squash courts, meeting rooms, classes, socials, leagues, and more.

To help prevent overcrowding, we have created a modified version of our app that can be used in condominiums or apartments this summer.  (see attached flyer)

LIV-X Scheduler can provide your condominium with a tool for all residents to remotely book pool times, gym times, BBQ times, Theatre rooms, and any other amenity in your building. If your pools (outdoor and indoor) or fitness rooms are being serviced by LIV North, this modified scheduling service will be provided at no cost until September to get everyone through the summer. If you are interested in our full line of service and facility management programs please contact: sales@livnorth.com

LIV X app allows spaces to be booked online, without human contact. If the time slot is not available the system immediately puts the user onto a waiting list and notifies them if there is a cancellation.

It’s simple and easy to use for members and operators alike: 

STEP 1: Free download of LIV X app (instructions below)

STEP 2: Register your name to your building using building code

STEP 3: Review the schedule operating hours

STEP 4: Book a time slot and enjoy your swim or workout.

To make your opening easier, LIV North can provide:

  • Pre-opening pool & spa inspections
  • Fitness Centre Equipment inspection and maintenance
  • COVID safety signage programs, 
  • Fitness room equipment review, and new social distancing layouts. 
  • Full line of soft goods to replace old and worn equipment
  • Full line of sanitizing products.

LIV North has been actively engaged with a variety of organizing bodies working on viable solutions and procedures for aquatic and fitness facilities. The LIVNORTH.com home page is constantly being updated with new information covering the aquatics, fitness, and facility fields for reopening and cleaning.

As Condominiums and Apartments look to re-opening their recreation facilities, LIV North is at the forefront of facility readiness with the answers to your questions. 

LIV North is Canada’s largest corporate facility management company and the largest commercial fitness dealer/ distributor.

Packages are available for all indoor recreation amenities as a package or included in a maintenance or staffing program. Call us now, if you need to have your facility opened with confidence!!

For more information, please contact:

Brian Townsend

National Sales Manager, LIV North Inc.

btownsend@livnorth.com

Direct: 416-665-9280

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LIV X Scheduler

Scheduling is an effective way to assist in the safe re-opening of multi unit residential facilities.

LIV X Scheduler Provides:

  • Pre-set opening and closing times
  • Pre-set number of users allowed at any given time slot
  • Automatic waiting list created for a time slot if it is full
  • Pre set advance booking.
  • Ability to set maximum number of bookings by an individual
  • Individual building login registration
  • Default setting for outdoor pools is 10 users at a time.

Powerful Features:

In 2020 the reopening your buildings recreation facility is all about limiting access, maintaining physical distancing protocols and proper cleaning/ sanitising.

As the industry leader in facility management, LIV North has adapted our proprietary LIV X app and created the LIV X Scheduler. This scheduling app provides and easy online tool that can be accessed by all your residents through a free download onto a mobile device.

LIV X Scheduler will be used to assist our outdoor pool accounts schedule the maximum number of bathers allowed in the pool areas and/or fitness rooms.

This effective scheduling tool prevents unwelcome overcrowding of key amenities in your building.

Why Choose Us?

LIV X Scheduler will be available as a complimentary service for all LIV North Outdoor Maintenance or Lifeguarded Pool contracts from July through to the September Long weekend.

Packages are available for all indoor recreation amenities as a package or included in a maintenance or staffing program.

LIV X is a complete facility management and programming tool that is part of LIV Xperience.


Preparing To Reopen Our Industry

Apple Fitness Stores and LIV North Inc. are working with all facilities in Canada to ensure proper steps are taken to prepare for reopening this summer.

Below are some excellent resources from LIFE FITNESS providing reopening support tools.

If you require any more assistance with fitness equipment feel free to call anyone of our commercial team for assistance.

A full range of support tools from a variety of sources is available on our updated home screen at livnorth.com

Reopening Support Portal 

  • The portal includes equipment and service guidelines, approved cleaners, and sample in-facility assets to welcome back exercisers 

Reopening eBook

  • Like a guide or brochure, this eBook adds more detail and colour to the assets in the above portal (leans more heavily toward Club customers)

sales@applefitness.com

Alberta & Saskatchewan: 888-255-2298

British Columbia: 604-817-3024

Manitoba & Ontario: 877-348-4111

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Don’t Get Caught With A Pool That Has Not Been “Summerized”

Pool Summerization:

It is the process of draining, disinfecting, cleaning, and filling your outdoor pool with fresh chlorinated water. The purpose is to ready the pool for the summer season and remove the dirty standing water, debris and mould that forms over the winter. It does not mean your pool needs to open for use, just that you will not get caught with stagnant water!

Local bylaws are strict when it comes to stagnant water and the fines outweigh the cost to drain, clean and fill your pool. 

HEALTH RISKS RELATED TO STAGNANT WATER:

  • A natural breeding ground that can lead to the spread of mosquito born illnesses including: West Nile virus. Dengue fever, Viral Encephalitis. 
  • Forms of Bacteria can develop causing multiple ailments including E.Coli, Dysentery or Cholera.
  • A bad odor creates annoyance
  • Looking at a dirty or infested area creates unwanted tension for those who pass by.

Generally, a facility or home caught with stagnant water will get a week’s notice prior to fines, so do not get caught at the last minute.

Why You Shouldn’t Empty Your Pool and leave it empty

Pools get accustomed to the pressure caused by the weight of water. If this pressure is taken away, it can lead to serious damage to the pool floor, liner, and/or walls. Moreover, some facilities can “pop” out of the surface, while others can cave-in

LIV North Pool Summerization package includes:

  • draining, cleaning, and refilling so water can circulate with proper chemical levels
  • a start up quantity of chemicals if none are on hand. 
  • a complementary inspection to ensure everything is in good order. 

Your complete inspection, service will be reported to you electronically and your pools inventory of equipment will be stored on our cloud-based operating system in case an emergency happens.

Note: It is not imperative to turn on the heaters and we can arrange a reduced maintenance schedule to ensure the water is properly maintained while your facility decides what the summer schedule, if any, will be. 

HOW TO GET Started:

If you are already contracted with LIV North, you are on our schedule and you only need to activate it by letting us know.

If you are not a pool customer, LIV North has a variety of Summerizing options to meet your requirements including

  • Summerize only
  • Summerize and Winterize
  • Maintenance Programs
  • Monitoring and testing
  • Staffing and Lifeguarding

LIV North has already started preparing our seasonal contracted pools for the summer. We are busy with renovations and upgrades. Even though a pool is not opening until June or July, this is not the year to leave anything on your site that could cause potential for disease or infection. 

Contact us today. 416-665-0410 or aquatics@livnorth.com

It is documented that this virus will not be carried through water, so a healthy pool will be in high demand once we can return to activity. 

The LIV North team are committed to ensuring your facility is safe and clean for all your residents.


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