Hawaii Academy Gyms Open: Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, & Waipahu

We have (cautiously) reopened many classes after receiving approval to operate at 50% of the capacity of each facility. Current total weekly enrollment is about 19% of pre-pandemic numbers (about 11% of the maximum capacity of the facilities during operating hours). This sparsity of people in the gym is ideal for physical distancing but challenging for economic solvency. (Thank you for supporting all local businesses that are experiencing extreme hardship because of the pandemic and forced closures.)

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All students should bring a face mask, water bottle, gym shoes or socks, gym bag, and supportive attitude to classes (drinking fountains are for filling water bottles only), get health screened each time entering the facility, wear face covering properly, maintain a distance from others, and assist with cleaning vinyl surfaces.

Everyone must follow gym rules for compliance with city, county, state, and federal mandates and health recommendations. Some families will certainly fear the virus or have other issues that have emerged because of the pandemic. In general, we still advise: If you are not comfortable with the risks associated with participating in gymnastics with us at this time, please do not enroll in classes until you are.

COVID-19 CASES IN HAWAII As of 2021.03.02:

Today’s Reported Cases = 35
Total Number of Reported Cases = 27,623;
(Previous Highest Daily Cases Reported: 8/13 = 355)

Honolulu 14-day Average Case Count = 23
(<50 required to move to Tier 3: 25–>50% occupancy)
Honolulu 14-day Average Positivity Rate = 0.9%

Honolulu County (Oahu) Reopening Tracker Link:

https://www.oneoahu.org/reopening-strategy

Hawaii News Now COVID-19 Update Link:

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/news/wuhan-coronavirus-outbreak/

Honolulu Star Advertiser Coronavirus Update Link:

https://www.staradvertiser.com/coronavirus/

All students and employees are ASSUMED TO BE HEALTHY (free of any illness) and those who traveled through areas with potential exposure risk must have self-quarantined for two weeks before returning to group gatherings. Everyone entering our buildings must have an infrared forehead temperature no higher than 100.0 degrees F and pass exposure screening (warning: being physically active in the sun without a hat raises forehead temperature and testing in the sun raises instrument measurements). Student class enrollments are restricted to 10 per group and a total participant occupancy of 70 (not counting employees and spectators), individual separation/distancing, and masks worn by everyone age two and older. Because of the reduced number of students enrolled per hour, please consider attending classes at non-peak hours. Consider attending classes on weekday mornings, at lunchtime, and later in the evenings (recommend new times for classes to our managers). Our re-opening is in accordance with CDC and State Dept of Health guidelines, but if you are in doubt about the safety of your family please do not return to gymnastics classes or any other such activities until you are okay with the risk. Return to educational environments only when you feel participation is at an acceptable risk.

Cloth Face Covering Required For ALL Age 2 And Older (2021.01.12 CDC Guidelines also see recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics). Please go outside if toddlers cannot keep their masks on. Currently our only exceptions are for our team gymnasts when jumping 20′ into the air for doing multiple somersaults and twists, with no others nearby, fans blowing upward from under the trampolines, when doing multiple skills (e.g., competition routines). However, when not jumping this high they are required to have their masks covering their faces, as required for everyone. AGAIN, please notice that compliance with CDC Guidelines now require that masks be worn in public by all individuals AGE 2 and older.

Informed Consent. Adult Student Members and Parents/Guardians representing child members (and all in their immediate family) must sign our Informed Consent and Liability Release Form before attending classes.

TUITION SALE: Please consider buying online tuition e-Gift Cards now (to help motivate the HA student of your choice) and get 10% additional tuition credit when you take classes (e.g., buy a $100 gift card during this coronavirus closure and receive a tuition credit of $110 that is redeemable when we resume classes). To purchase HA e-Gift Cards go to Hawaii Academy’s Parent/Customer Portal and purchase a card (of whatever amount you wish) to have the 110% credit posted directly to your account: https://app.iclasspro.com/parentportal/hawaiiacademy/giftcertificates.

GYM SHOES AND CLOTHING SALE: Use our online proshop (https://www.hawaiiacademy.com/shop/) to purchase gym shoes, leotards, gym bags, etc. Gym shoes are required (except for trial lessons, fun nights, and special events). The gummy soles provide traction on all surfaces (socks need to go on and off according to surface traction) and they keep the gym much cleaner (than bare feet). We have new ($22/pair) and recycled ($3-12/pair). We also have shirts ($10 new, $3-5 recycled), leotards, and gym shorts.

GYMNASTICS EQUIPMENT SALE: We regularly sell everything in all three gyms and replace sold items with new equipment. Now is the perfect time to purchase new or used equipment for your HOME FITNESS AREA… Delivery is available for a small fee.

Please check this page for daily updates and additional information.