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AngelS2
(Florida)

Posts:18


04/18/2019 5:16 AM  
Good morning all,
Are there any restrictions as far as having owners and guests access to our fitness center? I am the VP and been taking lots of calls to allow easy access to beach and gym area after hours...
Thanks in advance....
MarkM31
(Washington)

Posts:459


04/18/2019 5:19 AM  
Any restrictions as in laws?
AngelS2
(Florida)

Posts:18


04/18/2019 5:47 AM  
yes
RoyalP


Posts:0


04/18/2019 5:58 AM  
ask a lawyer

seriously
SamE2
(New Jersey)

Posts:116


04/18/2019 7:15 AM  
Are there any laws/requirements concerning them during normal hours? I would think the laws would be the same 24/7. If there are laws/requirements the question would be how to make sure they are met?
KerryL1
(California)

Posts:6397


04/18/2019 9:16 AM  
Others have replied about laws. Does your Association have any rules about fitness center usage? How do residents access the gym?

How do residents access the beach? Do you have a rule that stats resent s must accompany their guests to these areas?
AngelS2
(Florida)

Posts:18


04/18/2019 10:28 AM  
Gym opens from 7am to 8pm and monitored by gym attendant. the problem is that many owners want to access other times.
NpS
(Pennsylvania)

Posts:3463


04/18/2019 10:40 AM  
Posted By AngelS2 on 04/18/2019 10:28 AM
Gym opens from 7am to 8pm and monitored by gym attendant. the problem is that many owners want to access other times.



Have a nice long chat with your insurance agent about effect on liability and premiums for un-staffed hours of use.

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DouglasK1
(Florida)

Posts:1416


04/18/2019 11:41 AM  
I doubt that there is any state law that mandates that a common amenity like a gym needs to be open 24 hours. The board will generally have the authority to determine staffing hours and whether the facility would be available during unstaffed hours. If there are enough owners who think things should be done otherwise, then they should identify potential board candidates that support that position to run at the next election and work to get them elected.

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KerryL1
(California)

Posts:6397


04/18/2019 11:45 AM  
I'll try again, Angel: Does your HOA have any rules about gym usage, ie., time, if guests must be accompanies by residents, etc.

Ditto, the beach. Also, HOW do residents get access to these recreational amenities.
AngelS2
(Florida)

Posts:18


04/18/2019 1:20 PM  
Yes, we have rules and regs and never had an issue. It just that we have both; condo and hotel so many guests are also asking to use it very early in the morning.
KerryL1
(California)

Posts:6397


04/18/2019 1:32 PM  
Oh--I missed that part of your HOA is a hotel. Sorry. Seems like there would be statutes and laws you must follow that are different than if you solely were a residential homeowners Assocation.
FredS7
(Arizona)

Posts:907


04/18/2019 2:41 PM  
Presumably you have an attendant for insurance/ safety reasons.

So you need to either (1) discuss with your insurance company about having it open without an attendant or (2) hire more attendants for 24 hour access.
JohnC46
(South Carolina)

Posts:8419


04/18/2019 3:55 PM  
Posted By FredS7 on 04/18/2019 2:41 PM
Presumably you have an attendant for insurance/ safety reasons.

So you need to either (1) discuss with your insurance company about having it open without an attendant or (2) hire more attendants for 24 hour access.




This is how to proceed.
LetA
(Nevada)

Posts:711


04/19/2019 12:13 AM  
Split the baby, extend your hours on a daily basis. lets say 8am to 10pm Sunday to Thursday and 8am to Midnight Fri & Sat.
GeorgeS21
(Florida)

Posts:1243


04/19/2019 6:12 AM  
Alternatively, you could simply keep it the way it has always been ...

If there is no superseding rule from the state or county or city, then just smile and say thank you for your input.

Depends how what percentage want the expansion of hours.
RoyalP


Posts:0


04/19/2019 6:37 AM  
AND are willing to PAY for said expansion .....

attendant
utilities
maintenance
insurance
etc.


KerryL1
(California)

Posts:6397


04/19/2019 7:59 AM  
Our gym is open 5am - midnight. We don't have an attendant, but I guess you need one, Angel because of the hotel?
GenoS
(Florida)

Posts:3040


04/19/2019 8:15 PM  
Posted By DouglasK1 on 04/18/2019 11:41 AM
I doubt that there is any state law that mandates that a common amenity like a gym needs to be open 24 hours. The board will generally have the authority to determine staffing hours and whether the facility would be available during unstaffed hours. If there are enough owners who think things should be done otherwise, then they should identify potential board candidates that support that position to run at the next election and work to get them elected.

I'm glad I read the whole thread before responding because this would have been my response, too.

The hotel side vs the condo side of the operation is probably important and I also agree with others who think the insurance ramifications might hold the ultimate answer.
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