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New Technology To Help Fight COVID-19

By Dan Doenges | In Community, Gym | on November 11, 2020

What We Are Doing

If you’ve been watching the news then you’ve seen that as we expected, the fall season has brought a rise in cases. We want you to know all the ways we have been dedicated to keeping the environment as safe as possible. As you’ve already seen, we replaced the chemicals used to wipe equipment down with a stronger chemical meant to fight against COVID-19. We have a no guest or drop-in policy. We enforce the mask mandate through signs and staff monitoring, and our members have done a really great job at following through. We’re social distancing. And our newest addition:

iWave Air Purifiers

iWave is an air purifying device that can be installed in any duct air conditioning system. We are installing them in our main facility to purify potentially harmful droplets as they’re exhaled. While it doesn’t kill 100% of viral bacteria, here is a 3rd party controlled on the effectiveness of iWave technology against COVID-19.

How iWave Works

When air passes over the iWave, ions produced by the device reduce pathogens, allergens, particles, smoke and odors in the air, creating a healthy environment without producing any harmful byproducts.

iWave uses patented technology, called needle-point bi-polar ionization, to create equal amounts of positive and negative ions.  When these ions are injected into the air stream, they break down passing pollutants and gases into harmless compounds like oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water vapor (see illustration below).

When the ions come in contact with viruses, bacteria or mold, they remove the hydrogen molecules – without them, the pathogens have no source of energy and will die.  The ions also attach to allergens like pollen and other particles, causing them to band together until they are large enough to be caught by your ventilation system’s air filter.

iWave’s technology generates the same ions that nature creates with lightening, waterfalls, ocean waves, etc.  Nature uses energy and shear to break apart molecules, naturally cleaning the air and producing a healthy environment.  The only difference between the iWave’s technology and nature is that the iWave does it without developing harmful ozone.


We will continue to work each day to create the safest environment possible. We thank all of you for also doing your part to keep your fellow members safe and comfortable.

-Dan & Leslie

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