We’re still not quite allowed to do group classes, but as we get closer, I thought this might be a productive topic to talk about today!
One of my long time clients (who’s also a business owner) asked me the other day–”Do you think everyone is going to come back to the gym as soon as you can have classes?” He was on the fence, and wanted to get a feel for what the consensus was. I told him that I anticipate some people want to get back in as soon as possible, some will want a mix, and some will want to continue training at home.
It’s a good question. So good, that I think it’s worth writing out a coherent answer for anyone who’s out there wondering the same thing.
We’ve been preparing for this moment since before we had to close–putting together action plans, buying cleaning supplies and contactless thermometers, and training staff (virtually!) on what to do. We’re also willing to admit that, no matter what the law states, we’re going to take it slow as we reopen.
We understand that all of our clients are in different mindsets when it comes to getting back in, so we have a plan for all of you.
For our members who are SO READY to get back in–we’re so excited to have you once we’re allowed to! We’ve invested in contactless thermometers, so that we can ensure everyone’s safety in a non-invasive, safe way. We’re going to preset your equipment, disinfect like madmen and women, and design AWESOME programming around getting a great workout without having to think about social distancing. You’ll just be able to show up, have an awesome time, and get a great sweat on without having to flip your brain back and forth to avoid your classmates. We’re already in phase 1 of this–Personal Training. If you want to get into the gym and work on a skill that’s bugged you forever, start rebuilding some strength with heavy lifting, or just want a coach to watch every rep you do, set up a time to chat.
For our members who are going to want to do some workouts at home, and some in the gym–we’re putting the finishing touches on an INCREDIBLE hybrid program that will allow you to come into the gym sometimes, and get personalized coaching at home for those days where you’re a little busier. So many of our members have found out that they can get super fit at home, and the flex model may be a permanent solution for them moving forward.
For our members who aren’t ready to come back yet–or who are working on the frontlines and want to protect their fellow members: we will continue to offer at-home programming, coaching, and classes for the foreseeable future. We love you guys, and want you to feel 100% comfortable getting back into the gym. At home programming and coaching is here to stay–permanently.
The most important thing to remember is that fitness is a lifestyle–it’s not about one certain way of doing things. We are here to help you find the best way to continue getting fitter while you make the choices that are best for you, your loved ones, and our community. This too shall pass, and our community will be even stronger because of it.