Good Morning and Happy Father's Day!
"You Fill Me Up"
Coach LaDee posted this along with the board on Saturday and I believe it is exactly the sentiments I want to talk about today.
Isn't it amazing how each week when we post our member spotlight how much each member means so much to the other members at the gym? I am amazed at just how much each and every one of you affect others in our gym family for the positive. I am grateful each day that I get to coach you and rub shoulders with you. I never realized how much I missed it until I was forced into quarantine and didn't have the daily dose of all of you in my life.
I've never been known to be a compliment giver... I am stingy when it comes to giving these out. It's my personality and it's something I am working on. So with that in mind I wanted to say thank you to all of you. You all add light to my life.
As I work on being better at expressing my gratefulness, I want to challenge you all to do the same. Do it in public, do it in private, I don't care how you do it, just let those who support you, those who see you for who you are, those who are a positive influence on your life know that you care for them and you appreciate all they do for you.
We all make changes in our lives whether it be circumstantial or out of convenience or out of beliefs but that shouldn't change how you treat others. I believe the most important thing you can do in life is to be a positive influence for good. The negativity that we see everyday and the "us vs them" mentality does us no good. I believe we are all just trying our best to survive and hopefully do some good along the way.
Surround yourself with those who "Fill you up" and make you better. Those who are positive and lift you.
So it's been so awesome to have everyone back into the gym during this pandemic but I wanted to remind everyone that the pandemic is still going on. With the recent uptick in cases I wanted to reiterate the importance of social distancing at the gym. We are getting more and more comfortable and we are such great friends, we can't help but get together inside our 6' bubbles.
The reason for this is, of course because we don't want anyone to contract the virus at The Point but also if someone does contract it, we can better track who they've been in contact with and it will lessen the time that we may need to shut down.
Recently I got a message from a fellow box owner who has had to shut his doors again for a period of time because someone contracted the virus. Because they were able to show that they were following social distancing guidelines, the number of people who needed to be tested was minimal so the shut down time was cut down. I really hope we never have to deal with the decision to close up shop again so let's do our best to work on the following things going forward:
First off, I have instructed our trainers to begin wearing face masks when coaching. If they are unable to keep 6 foot distance during coaching, they will have a mask on their faces. So usually during WOD times and also when they are coaching you one on one with the movements.
We have a list of things that you all can do to help with this and we have noticed have gotten a bit lax as of late:
- bar not being wiped down well enough, or not at all. (White chalk still coats the bars when they hang on the wall).
- pull up stations not being wiped down well enough, or at all. (White chalk still coating bars.)
- other equipment not getting cleaned before being put away (change plates, the floor where you did pushups or burpees, abmats and the pads).
- warmup equipment not getting wiped down after being used (rowers, bikes, pvc pipes, etc.)
- not respecting people’s “new” personal space of 6 feet. This takes place during class and during the change over of classes.
- Class cap of 19 in CrossFit and 15 on the other side will be enforced so please sign up for your classes! Especially on the CrossFit side for the 7:30 and 8:30 AM classes.
- The final thing that we are going to incorporate is personal chalk bags. We will be getting rid of communal chalk buckets and providing each member with their own baggie with chalk in it. We will have them at the front desk and I want you to take one and keep it with you and bring it with you each day.
We are making these changes with you in mind. We hope that with these few changes/reminders we can continue to keep things sanitary and disease free at the gym.
Thank you all so much for being so responsible and for being so supportive. Keep working hard to achieve those goals of yours and we will continue to provide you the means and atmosphere to do so.