What does the membership include?
The new membership package is a month-to-month term with 30 days notice to cancel. It includes unlimited indoor CKO Classes, Outdoor CKO Classes, and access to our CKO virtual class and nutrition platform through our brand partner, VHP. All classes require booking through our website/app and will adhere to specific safety guidelines presented by the town, Governor Murphy, and the CDC. The membership gives you three different ways to access CKO Kickboxing classes, a great virtual nutrition platform that includes unlimited messages directly to licensed dieticians, and the CKO community you know and love!
How is CKO Newark allowed to run indoor classes at this time?
Per the executive order by Governor Murphy relating to indoor recreation studios, we’ve been granted permission to reopen. We do not fall under the category of a traditional gym with equipment and only hold classes at our location. Therefore, just as karate studios, yoga studios, and pilates studios are able to reopen, so are we. However, all indoor classes will follow strict zero-tolerance safety policies as presented by our Governor, the CDC, and our local government officials.
What class times are offered?
The schedule is posted and updated on our website. You can access it (and book) by clicking “Class Schedule.” As we assess demand, we’ll look into adding more classes! We will need to leave time in between each class to sanitize the studio and bags but look forward to adding classes in the future as we see the current schedule fill up! CKO Newark has a $5 NO SHOW FEE if you book a class and not attend.
What are the requirements for indoor classes?
Anyone participating in indoor classes will be required to wear face masks (nose and mouth must be covered) during the workout. There will be 2 bags in between each participant, which is more than 8 feet apart. Bags are clearly marked throughout the studio. All of your personal belongings must be placed near you (cubbies & lockers are not to be used, until further notice). There will be no floor drills, running, or alternating of bags. Classes must be booked in advance and we will only allow a maximum number of participants not to exceed 25% of our allowed fire code capacity. All classes will still have the great CKO workout you know and love that includes punching and kicking the bag, along with calisthenics while fun, upbeat music is playing, and a CKO Instructor is guiding you! Boxing or MMA gloves are required for all classes.
What are the requirements for outdoor classes?
Outdoor classes will utilize our outdoor standing bags and will require gloves as well. Everyone will be spaced more than 6 feet apart. At this time, we will only allow 6-8 people into these classes at a time. Masks are not required (per the Governor’s Executive Order) but can be worn if you prefer.
How long is each class?
All classes, whether indoor, outdoor, or virtual, will run for 45 minutes and will include the trainer leading the class along with the heart-pumping beats that help you gear up to burn those calories and tone that muscle! We will handle all sanitizing of the bags once each class has ended.
How much is the all-inclusive membership?
The membership cost is $79.99 plus tax per month for unlimited access to our indoor, outdoor, and virtual classes. All classes require booking and gloves. If you decide you no longer want to continue with the membership, please send us 30-day notice in writing via certified mail. The letter should be sent to CKO Newark, 169 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102. We made the new membership as all-inclusive and simple as possible for you so that you can feel confident and excited!
What if I prefer to drop into a class?
You can drop into an outdoor or indoor class at a cost of $20/class. Payment will need to be made at the front desk prior to the class start time (please arrive at least 10 minutes before the class if you need to pay for the drop-in).
What if I’m new to CKO?
If you are new to CKO, you can come for a drop-in rate of $20 per class to check it out! If you decide to join at the end of class, we will deduct the amount you paid from the membership cost! Gloves are required for all indoor/outdoor classes and can be purchased at our front desk for $20. You do not need to buy gloves if you have your own pair of MMA or boxing gloves that you prefer to use. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your first class so that we can set you up and give you a quick orientation.
What should I bring to indoor classes?
Please be sure to bring a face mask and your boxing/MMA gloves for all indoor classes. We suggest you bring water and a towel to wipe off sweat. Clean sneakers (no street sneakers) are required for all classes.
What should I bring to outdoor classes?
We suggest you bring water and a towel to wipe off sweat and a yoga mat. MMA/Boxing gloves and sneakers are required for all outdoor classes as well (Gloves are available at our front desk for purchase). Masks can be worn at arrival and exiting but are not required to be worn for outdoor workouts as per the Governor’s executive orders.
What if I have to use the restroom?
Restroom and changing rooms will remain closed, but if you need to use the restroom you must ask the front desk for entry. Please come ready to take class so that the restroom is not to be used as a changing room.
What will you do to help with safety?
We will follow all safety protocols that the Governor, the CDC, and the town has ordered, including a few more we’ve added on our own. We use cleaning supplies that are much stronger than the minimum requirements stated by the CDC and will sanitize the bags and studio before and after each class. We have added plexiglass barriers to our front desk area indoors. All personal workout areas/bags are more than 6 feet apart. Our Instructors/staff will be wearing face masks indoors and following all protocols for safety as well. The safety of our members, guests, and staff is constantly in our minds and we will continue to do whatever we can to give everyone the safe, positive workout experience that CKO Newark is known for!