Primal Academy has been permitted to partially re-open on Monday July 13, 2020 under the framework of our 3 member PSO’s (Provincial Sport Organizations): Muay Thai Ontario (MTO), Boxing Ontario (BO) and the Ontario Jiu-Jitsu Association (OJA). As we are a recognized provincial athletic training facility, we can work under this framework in advance of Phase 3. See all PDF documents attached for more information and details.
While we’re excited about this news, Primal Academy is steadfastly committed, first and foremost, to the health and safety of our staff and members. We are confident that in following the advice and recommendations of these organizations, the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Canada, and those in our provincial and municipal governments, we can re-open in the safest way possible and do so – correctly – the first time.
As the situation is dynamic, we are re-opening in stages that comply with government guidelines:
In-person classes will be limited to 9 people and 1 instructor.
All in-person classes will have a defined setup to allow for social distancing (6-feet+).
Participants are required to sign-up in advance to secure spots. Lateness or casual drop-ins will not be permitted.
Primal Academy is only open for scheduled in-person classes and personal training. Open Gym hours are not available at this time.
No Shows to in-person classes will be penalized with a $30+HST cancellation fee (the cost of a drop-in) due to the low class capacity. We want everyone to be able to enjoy our grand “re-opening” so please be courteous to your fellow students and cancel your spot at least 12-hours in advance if you don’t think you’ll be able to make it.
You will be invited into the space or to your stations by your designated instructor; hanging out/socializing in the facility before or after classes will not be allowed.
Outdoor workout stations have been set-up on artificial turf, upon which specific equipment will have been laid out by your instructor. The equipment on your turf is yours, and yours alone (no sharing permitted).
Between classes, any equipment used will be heavily sanitized. Members are encouraged to bring their own latex gloves if they wish to feel more comfortable. A limited supply of latex gloves will be provided on-site but are not mandatory.
Only the building’s communal washrooms will be accessible to members; direct entrance to Primal Gym and its facilities will not be permitted (these washrooms are professionally cleaned and sanitized daily by Carlaw Industrial): This means no access to Primal Gym’s toilets, showers, cubbies or changerooms. Coming to class in uniform, ready to participate, is mandatory. Please bring a bottle of water and your own towel should you require these items during your training session.
Classes in our Mixed Martial Arts Program will be held indoors (on the lower level): students are therefore required to wear a mask upon entry and exit from the facility. Once positioned in a socially-distanced station, students will not be required to wear their masks during the actual training session. Please bring your own mask as masks will not be provided on-site.
Only the building’s communal washrooms will be accessible to members (these washrooms are professionally cleaned and sanitized daily by Carlaw Industrial): This means no access to Primal MMA’s showers, sinks or changerooms. Coming to class in uniform, ready to participate, is mandatory. Please bring a bottle of water and your own towel should you require these items during your training session.
Between classes, any equipment/mat space used will be heavily sanitized. Members are encouraged to bring their own latex gloves if they wish to feel more comfortable. A limited supply of latex gloves will be provided on-site but are not mandatory.
There will be no contact in the classes and use of any rental equipment (gloves, gis, wraps, etc.) will not be permitted. All members must bring their own equipment (gloves, gis, wraps, etc.) in order to participate. Additionally, Thai pads and Boxing focus mitts will not be used in these classes to mitigate contamination.
Morning and evening Bootcamps, Monday through Friday, will now be held in front of the garage door on the loading dock and in the parking lot. Evening MMA classes, Monday through Friday, will now be held inside at Primal MMA (Unit 116). All weekend classes (Saturday and Sunday) will continue as usual: anything already outdoors will continue to be held at Jimmie Simpson Park at 870 Queen Street East (north side of the park, just south of the playground). Please visit primalgym.ca/schedule, primalmma.ca/schedule or the MindBody app to view our most up-to-date schedule.
Existing Members with Active Memberships:
If you wish to do any of our in-person classes, you must register for them via our website (primalgym.ca/schedule) or the MindBody app (free download from your mobile app store) in advance. If the class is full, join the waitlist in case someone cancels.
If you wish to remain virtual or don’t get off the waitlist, a selection of these classes will be live-streamed (mostly MMA); please visit our schedule for this information. You must STILL register for all virtual live-streams via our website or the MindBody app in advance. Classes can also be replaced with pre-recorded footage from our online library! You must have a MindBody account to access this library: bit.ly/primallibrary
IF YOU HAVE NEVER LOGGED INTO YOUR MINDBODY ACCOUNT, download the MindBody app and click FORGOT PASSWORD to generate a new one: Everyone receiving this e-mail should have a MindBody account in existence by association with Primal Academy. Please ensure the same e-mail that is receiving this memo is the same e-mail associated with your MindBody account.
Inactive Members with Expired/Paused Memberships:
Please call the main gym line (647-782-4555) or e-mail General Manager, Kalon Haggith, [email protected], to either reactivate or renew your membership.
***Any member who signs up for our in-person classes, adheres to and agrees with the following statement forthwith:
IT IS EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGED BY YOU, THE MEMBER, THAT THERE IS RISK ASSOCIATED WITH RETURNING TO PRIMAL ACADEMY [PRIMAL MOVEMENT LTD.] AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THAT BY RETURNING TO PARTICIPATE IN CLASSES, DESPITE FOLLOWING ALL SUGGESTED PROTOCOLS, THE MEMBER ASSUMES ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY COVID-19 RELATED SYMPTOMS, ILLNESS OR DEATH WHICH MAY RESULT FROM ATTENDANCE. IN ADDITION, THE MEMBER EXPRESSLY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS PRIMAL MOVEMENT LTD. AND/OR ITS PARTNERS IN THE EVENT OF ANY INJURIES OR CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO COVID-19.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the above information, please call our Front Desk or e-mail our General Manager, [email protected] We will be happy to assist you!
We made it. Let’s get back to it! Can’t wait to see you all soon.
-Your Primal Management Team