In May 2018, LA Fitness Tualatin installed automatic front door openers.
A grab bar has been installed in the pool hallway shower area, one that I use for safety on every visit.
Inside the handicap bathroom, a shower curtain has been hung, and a floor guard installed to prevent the entire room from getting wet when someone is showering. Additionally, Tualatin facility manager, Amanda A., is working on retooling the door’s arm closure so that it does not swing shut automatically; and installing a lock for which the front desk will have a key to enter the bathroom should a safety issue arise.
The company is still working to better facilitate ADA passage from the locker room into the pool area at the coded door.
I am grateful for positive steps LA Fitness (Fitness International, LLC) is taking to ensure all members have a full and equally enjoyable experience. Both Jeremy H. and Amanda A. have been in regular correspondence with me, asking for input, seeking solutions, and providing updates. Working with them has been a professional and productive exchange of ideas.
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Making Accessibility Happen
The above post was e-mailed the corporate headquarters of LA Fitness (called Fitness International).
Copy sent to: Tualatin building officials, mayor and chamber of commerce, and The Oregonian.
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