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In case you haven’t heard the the latest Governor’s announcement, gyms are ordered to shut down STARTING TUESDAY 11/17 until 12/13.
As of now we will plan to reopen on Monday 12/14.
Our last full day of classes is Monday 11/16 (including the Teens class at 4pm).
After being forced to close for 4 months (March-June) and having significant losses to our revenue, we had recently climbed back some despite being limited in classes. Membership rebound had been encouraging for September and October. We need your support and hope each and every one of you stick with us and will not drop your membership. That said we understand of course that everyone is impacted by this in some way. Please email us if you need to make any updates on your membership.
Please stay tuned for details around equipment checkout dates later this week (no rowers, bars and bumpers as we don’t have enough for everyone). We will continue to program workouts you can do at home during this and will loan out a combo of KB/DB, abMat, box and rope. We will also send an email out by tomorrow to all current members.
AMRAP 15 mins: Hand Release Push-Ups, Reverse Lunges and Sit-ups
Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 mins of: 5 Hand Release Push-Ups 10 Reverse Lunges 15 Sit-ups * Lunges are alternating. If you don’t have an AbMat then fold a towel over to fit into your lumbar curve similar to an AbMat
“Death By” – Burpees : 1 rep + 1 rep / 1 min Death By Burpee
Death By Burpee
With a continuously running clock perform:
1 Burpee in the first 1 min
2 Burpees in the second 1 min
3 Burpees in the third 1 min
Continuing this for as long as you are able.
* Use a stopwatch or the timer on your phone. No mats needed!
Here’s the equipment plan! We are going to allow members to “checkout” either one Kettlebell or one Dumbbell as well as one jump rope and one abMat. We are not checking out any other equipment at this time. We will have one pickup slot tomorrow Wednesday from 5-6pm only. If you already have workout equipment please leverage that so we can take care of more people.
Please read the below rules and follow them!
*We are following the WA state and King County guidelines for no more than 10 people gathering and also enforcing social distancing.
Date and Time: Wednesday 3/18 from 5pm-6pm ONLY
Rule #1: If you, your family member, co-worker, or anyone you have come in contact with is sick or has been tested for COVID-19 then we are not going to let you sign out equipment. Please stay home to protect others!
We will only allow one person at a time into the gym to sign out the equipment. No one else (coaches too) is allowed in during this window.
We will allow one at a time to come in and choose the piece of equipment (one Kettlebell or one Dumbbell, one abMat and one jump rope if needed)
Michelle will bring the piece of equipment to you while you complete the sign out sheet with me at the front counter
You will then have to leave so the next person can come in
Social distancing is in effect (6 ft. apart), please wait in your car if possible
We have cleaned all equipment already and will have thoroughly washed our hands to hand it to you
You will use a “clean pen” to sign the sign out sheet and put it into the “COVID bucket” so I can clean them later
If you need a jump rope then you will be given a pair of disposable gloves to put on and then can size a rope to your height (gloves are to prevent touching all the ropes)
If you have your own rope or other items in the gym you may then go get it
When we are allowed to reopen we will publish the “Turn-in” time in which you agree to bring the equipment back. We will want all equipment back prior to reopening if possible. You MUST clean it thoroughly before bringing it back into the gym.
Any damaged, lost, or broken equipment will be billed to you via your normal SRCF billing method for replacement cost. Please take good care of it and don’t drop KB’s or DB’s just like in the gym. Try not to jump rope in your driveway, sidewalk or street. Use your garage or a mat if you have one.
We hope this allows people to have a piece of equipment so we can do swings, ground to overhead, or other similar movements in addition to bodyweight exercises.
I can’t believe we have reached the Zombie Coron-Apocalypse and have to do it this way but we need to do the right thing.
Update:Gym closed until 3/31 by State and King County Policy applying to all health/fitness clubs
No results will be posted but for those on beyondthewhiteboard.com you can see gym activity by clicking “Squads” in the App and then expanding “Activity”. You can also message each other.
We will be allowing a one KB or DB as well as one jump rope checkout policy soon and I will have an update tomorrow along with times to pick up for those who need a piece of equipment. We ask that if you have equipment in a home gym to try to make do so others can get something who don’t have it.
Follow the blog here or on btwb.com for daily workout’s you can do at home. I will try to program WOD’s that utilize little to no equipment and will wait to program with a jump rope or DB/KB until after we finalize the checkout process.
If you are a gym member and aren’t in the Facebook group or following on Instagram then make sure you join by using the links at the bottom of this site.