A year ago everything changed. Our kids, our jobs and our lives were suddenly #shutdown due to the COVID pandemic. We had not yet closed the gym on March 15, but we knew it was inevitable.
As we mark this one year of COVID pandemic, I am reflecting on the things I wrote on this blog. One year ago, the Monday before we shut down, I wrote a blog entitled: "Should You Quit the Gym?"
A year ago today we reduced the class size from 12 to 10 to create a 3 foot buffer between everyone. The CDC guidelines limited group sizes to no more than 50. A year ago today about 10% of you already made the switch to remote coaching. Who knew that just 2 days later we would pivot everyone to remote coaching and develop a brand new business product to make sure you stayed healthy and happy during the #shutdown.
A year ago today, when you asked me, "What about my gym memberships during the Coronavirus crisis?" This is what I said:
1. True Spirit CrossFit is probably cleaner than big all-access gyms.
Those words hold true a year later. We are not yet fully opened, we are still operating at reduced capacity, keeping you all 6 feet (or further) apart, wearing masks when we can't keep our distance, cleaning everything after we touch it, setting up class for you so you don't have to walk around the gym and get equipment, monitoring carbon dioxide levels and increasing air ventilation when the minimum threshold is reached, and adjusting our programming so you continue to get fit, and can adhere to our COVID safety protocols.
Some day, probably sooner than we think, herd immunity will be reached. We will be able to rip the tape up from the floor, do a partner workout, high five and hug each other. I know I can't wait for that day. For all of you who have stayed with us since march of last year, we have a special gift for you at the gym. Thank you so, so very much for supporting True Spirit CrossFit. Without you, we would have closed.
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