September 17, 2020

To Our Marsh Members…

We are excited to see so many of you back at The Marsh and hope you are enjoying these final days of summer. Next week we will launch our new fall menu in the restaurant, as well as expand our hair and acupuncture services in the spa! If you have any questions, we invite you to stop by anytime during our open hours or call the Front Desk at 952-935-2202.
Here is a summary of important notes and reminders for the week of September 21:




POOLS: Open times below are for the week of September 21 – 26 (subject to change)

Lap Pool – Lap Swim Hours

Therapy Pool – Open Hours

Our team has established The Marsh’s safe to operate plan in accordance with guidance from the state’s department of health and leading medical experts to ensure your health and safety. If you have any questions, let us suggest that you come in and see for yourself. We would love to give you a tour and personally address any questions. We invite you to stop by anytime during our open hours or call the Front Desk at 952-935-2202.


We are committed to supporting your safety and wellbeing. Here are our current guidelines, to help orient you to this re-opening phase. Please review this information to prepare for a safe and rejuvenating experience.

As we gradually reopen, some of the first changes you will experience are indicators for safe physical distancing, mask requirements, the spacing of fitness equipment, ample access to hand sanitizer and sanitizer stations, and significant disinfecting of equipment and activity areas throughout the day. Other areas and amenities will gradually phase-in as we grow back to full capacity.


In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, state health and government orders, and support of community public health, a face covering is required indoors at all locations in Minnesota, including The Marsh. Anyone who is engaged in vigorous activity (running, group exercise, intense weight lifting) is not required to wear a mask. It is acceptable to take the mask off when engaging in the activity and put it right back on once breathing has returned to normal. We ask that you keep your mask on when entering The Marsh and remain on until you begin your workout. Once you have completed your workout, put the mask back on. When entering a group exercise class, wear a mask until the instructor announces the start of class. Once instruction is complete, put the mask back on. Masks are worn in the Spa until directed by your therapist/esthetician to remove them for certain services. Masks are not required while in the pools.

Marsh employees are also required to wear face coverings with exceptions made for instructors who are conducting vigorous classes in the pools, or employees working in private office spaces when no other team members are present. 

People with breathing issues that could be exacerbated by wearing a face covering or people who are “unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance” should also not wear a mask according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have questions, please contact Evan Strewler, Marsh Health and Fitness Director, before planning your Marsh visit:


We are proud that, from the inception of The Marsh, uncompromising consideration was given to the design and installation of state-of-the-art air-exchanges. The Marsh is currently one of the only buildings in Minnesota outside of ICUs, with such sophisticated fresh air ventilation and circulation.

We have also upgraded filtration to HEPA-rated filters and are changing them more often since the pandemic started.

We will also never completely close the outside air intakes which, in general, is common practice on hot, humid days. This will allow for fresh-filtered air to be constantly circulating throughout our facility.


OPEN NOW – Please see certain restrictions by area



Towel, grooming essentials, water bottle (bottle filling stations are open but not the drinking spigots), yoga mat and other equipment that you need for personal use (please see available Marsh equipment by area below).

THE MARSH POOLS (please see weekly open times for the Lap and Therapy Pools at the top of this page)


Guidelines for All Spaces Below

Members may remove masks during exercise but must put them back on when entering, exiting and moving around any area of The Marsh — including the Studios and Training Center — and when using the restrooms.

We can’t overemphasize hand-washing and sanitizing! The Studios, Training Center and Pilates spaces are equipped with cleaning stations of disinfectant spray, wipes and paper towel dispensers. All equipment must be cleaned after each use. You are asked to disinfectant all equipment and machines after your individual use. Staff will observe and ensure that these protocols are strictly followed for the safety of everyone.

Studio Classes & Personal Training

In the Training Center

Pilates Studio

The Pilates reformers and other equipment have been moved to keep within physical distancing regulations. Until further notice, we can accommodate three instructors, each with one client at any given time.

Pilates Personal Training is scheduled by emailing Carol Pehle at Reformer classes are not yet available and online registration is closed until further notice.


Please expect these necessary adjustments: