Hey everyone happy St Patrick's day,
First, almost everyone who has been coming into the gym has been meticulous in helping to protect each other by wiping down equipment, washing hands and following smart protocols for protecting themselves and others while reducing the chances of transmitting any virus, flu, cold or corona. Thank you. I don't want to mother anyone and I know that a lot of our clients need to be able to come in for stress relief and a sense of community in these scary times.
Today with all the new information coming in over the weekend, there were some great conversations at the gym which got me thinking.
To everyone who has made the effort to increase their level of fitness, great work! Seriously, all your effort is setting you up to succeed in some very primal ways. This virus is unique in our experience, no one seems immune and the eventual saturation point is estimated at 50%. All of the efforts being made by the government and the rest of us, is not to stop the virus, but to slow down the spread so that the resources we do have (ventilators, hospital beds, etc.) can help as many people as possible. If everyone gets sick at once, it will become really rough, really fast.
You and I will likely get the virus, however like many things, it seems that if you are healthy your survival odds are pretty decent. Good health, or even better a high level of fitness does not come freely. Your struggle, effort, discipline and time under tension have made you what you are today. However, unlike a savings account or CD, fitness is a depreciating asset. You have put yourself in a good spot to be when finally "The S*%$ Hit The Fan." However, to maintain and make gains on your current fitness, work must be done. Anyone who has come back to the gym after time away for any reason knows what I am talking about.
Even with a great level of fitness there is still plenty of worry out there. People who care for or work with young kids, the elderly, asthmatic, or unhealthy individuals are concerned for them and that is understandable. To help with this, for those who don't feel that coming to the gym fits the level of risk that they are comfortable with we are going to start a daily at home body weight CoronaWOD. I'm calling it that, because this is going to happen only as long as times are this tenuous.
We are not planning to close doors until absolutely forced. Everyone has to assume their own level of risk, and we want to make this available to those who are comfortable with being here. That being said, that doesn't mean we have forgotten those who can't, or choose not to be here. We understand on every level. Besides, maybe I can help you burn some energy off those kids with cabin fever when they join you in a workout.
If you choose to do the daily CoronaWOD please leave your scores, gripes and encouragement in the comments on the website. These workouts won't be as varied as what we can do in the gym, but we are all family and this is something that we can do together.
I'm proud of all of you. This might not be the zombie apocalypse, but if it was . . . we'd be ready!
Stay safe and live life on your own terms.
Tomorrow's CoronaWOD is Cecilia, I didn't't say it would be easy . . .
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