On June 29th, I read the the Governor’s mandate which specifically closed indoor gyms. When I read those words, we acted immediately. Within 72 hours we had commercial tents and security fencing installed. We spent a small fortune on tents and cooling systems so we could open up our outdoor gym. It was a risk, but we knew how important this was. Fitness is essential, regardless of what our government thinks. This last shutdown lasted 8 weeks and we were grateful for the support we received from our community. I am very grateful for our staff. They chose to hang out in 110 degree weather for 8+ hours per day. We came together and did what any other gym could have done and chose not to do.
SO WHAT’S NEXT?
We were able to re-open inside on August 13th since the Pima County numbers hit the moderate levels of spread. We are following the list of requirements by the Arizona Department of Health. You can read them here. We have also decided to keep our outdoor training facility open for the foreseeable future. We purchased the large commercial tent, and plan on continuing to rent the smaller tent for a few more months. We know there are people that feel better about training outside. We know as the weather improves the outdoor area will be sought after. We have squat racks, benches, dumbbells, cable machines, kettlebells, and cardio machines outdoors under the big top tents. If we were to be forced to shut down again we already have the means to be able to open up outdoors immediately.
As of now, many of our classes will be offered outdoors. Outside we can maintain distance, not wear masks, and allow for a better workout. Some of our smaller evening classes will be held indoors depending on class size and weather.
We will continue to keep our facility clean and not crowded while following all recommended safety guidelines. We understand the the seriousness that we face here and want to ensure that our members feel safe. We are accepting new members. With the size of our facility and our capacity limits we are able accommodate up to 59 People in our gym at a time. Since we aren’t a big box gym that has thousands of members, we are able to easily serve our members without scheduling gym times and limiting workout hours.
We are also offering online 1on1 Training via Zoom. If you are interested in partaking in our 1on1 zoom training let us know. We understand some people aren’t ready to train in person yet. We can offer limited exercises equipment rental for Zoom 1on1 Clients and set up a consistent schedule to train you virtually. We will continue to maneuver through all of this and keep you up to date. Thank you for your support and remember to ALWAYS LIFT LOCAL.