Just wanted to post an update about the happenings at the gym, COVID, CrossFit Open, but, mostly Covid related stuff.
First off, we are open and having classes. We are staying safe, keeping our distance, and everyone has plenty of room to workout. We have some classes that no one attends, so if the chance of catching Covid is a concern, then there are gaps in our schedule that would accommodate those people. Wherever you fall within the spectrum of “freakazoid hermit” to not a care in the world “it’s a conspiracy!”, we understand. We have family that we want to keep safe. No one wants to catch it. We don’t have to be fearful, but we do need to be safe and respectful of others and their choices. We have a common gathering space where people change their shoes, etc. but feel free to come and go through the back door also.
- You do not have to wear a mask at our facility. You can’t workout effectively wearing a mask. That being said, you are more than welcome to join us with a mask on. We will, in no way, make you feel unwelcome or out of place. We respect everyone’s decisions.
- We sweat, breath, and sweat some more. We do a deep cleaning every Saturday afternoon. We do not have a huge membership or a bunch of traffic and people clean up after themselves. We have the equipment spread out into stations. People tend to stay in their own stations, which reduces interaction and multiple people touching multiple pieces of equipment. While we do share equipment at times, it is not required. There always ways around it to keep people isolated to there own equipment and that happens 90% of the time.
- We ask people to keep their distance, before, after, and during workouts. If someone is not respecting that, we will take care of it.
- We ask people to stay home if there are feeling ill or any Covid like symptoms like, short of breath (not during a workout!), flu-like symptoms, fever, and loss of taste and/or smell. We have a great membership that is very conscientious. Many have stayed home due to feeling ill or knowing they’ve had contact with someone that may have Covid, and stay away for a week or more. No one has gotten sick, let alone as a result of coming to the gym.
Our belief is that staying active, improving your strength and conditioning, along with eating well is the best defense against COVID. There is no way to guarantee you won’t get it, and if you do, you definitely want to be in “fighting” shape. We want to help eveyone get there and stay there.
If your decision is that the risk outways the reward and you want to stay home, understood. If there is anything we can do to help in your fitness journey at home, please let us know. We have programming available, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly phone/zoom calls to answer questions, help coach you through movements and workouts, diet, etc. Don’t hesitate to BOOK A CALL with us.
We also offer 1-on-1 classes. While they are more expensive since you are paying for undivided attention, it’s a great way to still “go to the gym” and feel comfortable working out without masking up.
The CrossFit Open is coming soon, beginning late Feb. / Early March. Whether you are competitive or not, it’s a great time to test yourself, be part of a team, and have fun in the process. We plan on doing a T-shirt order specifically for this event, with 2 separate team shirts. We have challenges outside the gym, which may become interested with the whole “pandemic” going on.
For some, it’s an opportunity to test themselves against the rest of the population. Compare themselves to others in their “age bracket”. Or just test themselves in relation to last year. That being said, if you feel out of shape and not up to something like this, I started my CrossFit journey exactly 1 week before a CrossFit Open started. I asked whether I should do it since I was just starting. They said “Why not?” That’s what I say, why not try it. It doesn’t cost much, and the money doesn’t go to me, besides the T-shirts. There is no better time to start or restart your fitness journey with a CrossFit Open, then stick around for a year and see the difference it makes!! Hope to see you guys in the gym soon.
If there is anything we can do for you, your family, or your friends, please let us know or send them our way.
Take care and God Bless.
More info regarding the key components of success in your fitness journey.
1. Nutrition: There will be (pre COVID) outings that you go to, or holiday functions, and you will tend to want to cheat on your diet. If so, limit those items and don’t take them home with you. Make it inconvenient to eat those bad foods, and you will be less likely to do it. If they aren’t in the home, you are less likely to eat them.
2. Sleep: Turning off the electronics a couple hours before bedtime should help you to fall asleep better. Those devices give off bright lights that are similar to those from the sun and your body reacts the same way with being more awake when you should be winding down for bed.
3. Activity: “Constantly varied” is how our program continues to help people get strength and conditioning gains. If you do the same thing all the time, your body gets used to it and it doesn’t have the same effect over time.