Dear FitFam,

The COVID-19 virus is creating worldwide panic, but we want to share some good news with you.

First: You’ve done everything you can to prepare yourself for a sickness. Strong, fit people are hard to kill, and they bounce back fast. You’ve taken care of yourself, you eat well and you’re tough as nails. Coronavirus is worried about you.

Second: Spring is coming. We’ll be able to get outside more regularly.

Third: We’re in close contact with a huge number of gym owners around the world, and we’re learning from them so we can help you. Read on…

Myth Busting COVID-19

  • COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that is spread when someone coughs or sneezes into the air, and tiny droplets are carried into the mucosal layer of another person (eyes, mouth, etc..)
  • A person is most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest). (CDC)
  • The good news is that “Sweat cannot transmit the virus, and there’s a lower risk of picking up coronavirus at a gym or health club than at a church service or grocery store,” according to David Thomas, MD, MPH professor of medicine and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at John Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • The World Health Organization has determined that individuals with lowered immune systems are most at risk for getting the virus, including those with respiratory conditions, Type II Diabetes and heart disease.
  • The silver lining is that EDX members are already taking preventative steps to avoid Type II Diabetes and heart disease by eating healthy, getting good sleep & getting regular exercise.

If you’ve been thinking about starting a new workout program or eating healthier, now is a great time to begin. It’s easy to forget the real reason most of us put in the daily work to stay healthy; to age gracefully and improve our quality of living. The bonus is having the aesthetics.

General Procedures

In the short term, the gym is open and classes are running. Please observe the following:

– Do not come to the gym if you start to feel sick or show any symptoms of disease (including shortness of breathe.) As a current member, if you feel ill but would still like to work out, email [email protected] and we’ll put something together for you. 

– Wash your hands regularly with lots of soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Scrub vigorously. Avoid touching your face.

– When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue or an elbow rather than a hand.

– Clean off any equipment you’ve used. We’ll make sure potent disinfectant is on hand, along with wipes.

–Take a Vitamin C supplement, get good sleep, and get in all your active recovery.

Long-Term Plans

Given the worldwide situation, there is the potential that gyms and other public spaces will be forced to shut down. We’ll listen for all info from the government and follow its procedures.

We want you to know that we’re planning ahead. Currently, we’ll continue coaching you through great workouts, and give you the space to let out all your stress. We’ll continue to keep our facility disinfected. And we’ll continue to support you being awesome.

  1. With kids being out of school for the next couple of weeks, we are creating a plan for you to still be able to get YOU-time. We are considering setting up an in-house babysitter during a designated class time (TBD) so the kids can be supervised in the clinic space (separate from the main gym floor) while you get your workout in.
  2. We are already a small facility with a 12-person class size cap in over 3,000 sq ft. If we need to limit class sizes further, we’ll take that step if needed.
  3. Should we be forced to change business hours, we will not stop coaching or running training sessions. We will use social media to program and instruct workouts. We take a lot of pride in being a lighthouse: We never go dark. And we want you to keep working out, even if the government won’t let you do it at 776 West Baseline Rd. You don’t pay for access to a facility. You paid for coaching, and we can provide that in creative ways.

We will continue to post workouts every day. We will also use technology to connect with you and lead you through sessions if necessary. We’re up for the challenge.

We hope there are no breaks in service at our gym, but if we are required we will. And we’ll keep you in the loop.

But we will not leave you high and dry. We’ll be offering the same Coaching, Programming and Energy over the Internet. You’re a person who works out. And we’re going to make sure that continues.

Sincerely,

Coach Angelo & Liliana

PS: We encourage you to do what you feel comfortable with. But we also encourage you to keep coming into the gym to stay accountable, to keep yourself healthy & fit. If you need to stay at home for a bit, we have some at-home workouts that require no equipment. If we need to go virtual for a while, we’ll certainly let you know what that looks like at that point.

 

UPDATE: Gov. Jared Polis mandated that all gyms in Colorado close for 30 days effective Tuesday, March 17th. EDX is continuing to offer top-notch coaching, accountability, support and community to our members in this difficult time. If you or someone you know would like to join our virtual workouts and community, email [email protected]