Spaces: Strengthening a Fitness Studio’s Health & Safety Efforts with PURIFII™


The COVID-19 pandemic turned the gym and fitness center industry upside down. Thousands of gyms were shut down in an effort to mitigate the spread of the disease, causing many of them to go out of business. While consumers are becoming more optimistic with the vaccine rollout, some people remain hesitant about returning to their gyms. According to an expert survey from March 2021, two-thirds of consumers remain hesitant to regularly venture out of home.

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness, a fitness studio with multiple locations in Chicago and beyond.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages gyms and fitness studios to take a “layered approach” to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Washington Post reports. Enforcing universal masking and physical distancing, increasing cleaning and disinfecting, promoting hand hygiene, and improving ventilation and air filtration are a few of the recommendations shared. 

The Power of Upper Air Germicidal Systems

The CDC suggests using upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems as part of the layered approach. Installing these systems can strengthen consumers’ confidence and peace of mind when they evaluate gyms and fitness studio memberships.

PURIFII AER W removes viruses, bacteria, pathogens, and other microorganisms from the air at Orange Shoe Personal Fitness in Chicago.

Wade Anderson, owner of Orange Shoe Personal Fitness, heeded the CDC’s recommendations when he reopened his studios this spring. Anderson quickly recognized the importance of a layered approach to keep his customers and employees safe and healthy, prompting him to install PURIFII™ AER W by Luminii in his Chicago studio. 

Read our interview with Anderson to learn how he worked with Luminii to install the PURIFII AER W upper air germicidal system across his spaces. The system is 100% safe to use in highly occupied spaces, enabling gyms and fitness studios like Orange Shoe Personal Fitness to get back to business fast.

What are some features you enjoy most about PURIFII and why?

The minimalist aesthetic look of PURIFII looks very clean and streamlines our space. I also like the fact that it doesn’t add any additional noise to our fitness studio! No maintenance is required. All you have to do is turn on the light switch and it starts working. Our clients can breathe easily with clean, disinfected air 24/7.

PURIFII AER W helps gyms and fitness centers like Orange Shoe Personal Fitness provide cleaner, disinfected air to customers. 

How has PURIFII supported your reopening efforts amid the pandemic? 

PURIFII has added an extra layer of protection against Covid-19. PURIFII has allowed us to help us increase our small group capacity so that the clients feel comfortable and safe while in group classes. Our individual personal training clients have also commented on the increased health and safety measures that have been taken to ensure a safe training environment.

How has PURIFII impacted your existing cleaning and disinfection measures?

Our cleaning procedures and disinfection measures have remained the same, though our clients and staff know that air and space is even cleaner. PURIFII helps disinfect our fitness spaces 24/7.

Sleek and minimal, PURIFII AER W complements Orange Shoe Personal Fitness’ interior without taking up space.

How do customers react when they see PURIFII in your spaces?  

The PURIFII upper air GUV system has such a clean, minimalistic look, so clients don’t ask much about it unless we point it out. We explain to them that PURIFII kills 99.9% of the SARS and COVID-19 viruses via UV light that cannot be seen, so you don’t even know it’s on. Our clients have thanked us for taking this extra step of precaution. 

How does installing PURIFII support the Orange Shoe Personal Fitness brand and mission?

PURIFII has enhanced our space and safety precautions to keep our clients safe and healthy while training at Orange Shoe Personal Fitness. Our clients’ safety has always been our top priority, so this product has really shown our dedication to their health and safety while training at Orange Shoe Personal Fitness.

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