We have listened to three different podcasts featuring experts on infectious disease and each one was different in some aspects and all three had common points.
We have also been monitoring what the Federal, State and Local government officials have been reporting and recommending.
Obviously the virus has to be taken seriously and we need a plan to mitigate the effects of the virus. We’re going to avoid the speculation of how the virus originated and the political implications some are pushing and stick to mitigation. SEE THE RECOMMENDED PODCASTS BELOW FOR THE SCIENCE, FORECAST AND WHAT TO DO.
It is recommended not to go to crowded places. We don’t consider the gym a “crowded” place and we are limiting the sessions to no more than 12 athletes at a time. So far this “member-limitation” has not been a problem and it allows plenty of space between people. SEE THE BELOW ARTICLE FOR GYM-BEHAVIOR DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK RECOMMENDATIONS
While the gym has always been kept clean we are being even more vigilant in between sessions and have an increased disinfectant clean-up of doorknobs and handles, bathrooms and common areas. We have bleach solution and a “hospital-grade” disinfectant that we have been using to clean the equipment and all athletes have been stepping it up with the cleaning process.
Starting today we are offering our members a Spartan Performance Bodyweight-Only home workout plan and a Spartan Performance Limited-Equipment plan for those with home gyms. One of the main points that all the infectious disease experts had in common was staying fit is one of the best ways to mitigate CoronaVirus and every other illness. The people at the highest risks are older folks and people with health conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and respiratory issues. BEING FIT, along with eating well, staying hydrated and getting sleep MITIGATES ALL OF THESE ISSUES.
We understand not everybody is going to want to come into the gym and those with school children at home won’t be able to come in. There is no reason NOT to work out and stay fit and strong. We understand that getting to the gym, having others to train with, having a coach to instruct and supervise and having equipment provided is a better way to go but we may need to alter our training for a little while.
Those interested in the Bodyweight-Only and the Limited-Equipment Programs should email me or text me. We’re in the planning stages of having online-based competitions between our athletes (by “athletes” I mean all of our members) as well as one-on-one consultations and seminars. We’re excited about this!
There is a Drive-up testing Center in Westchester County and plans for one to be shared by Nassau and Suffolk County are in the works. People are doing what they have to do to “social distance” and improve health habits. One of the other common themes among the experts is that we should not panic. There are still unknowns but we as a people have overcome adversity before. We will do so in this case. One of the things I tell the kids in the Spartan Kids program is that they are the descendants of people who have endured a hard life. Their ancestors have endured not only disease but war, famine, everyday harsh living conditions, and real poverty. We are all descendants of such people. We need to honor those who came before us and be smart and resilient.
We are open and on a regular schedule. We are taking this day by day. We will keep you updated and of course, if you have questions please contact or speak to us.
WORKOUT OF THE DAY
Heavy as possible for each rep range. As the reps increase, if you started with heavy, low-rep sets the weight should decrease. Use the second set of “2-3-5-10” to make adjustments, i.e.: go heavier or go lighter, whatever is appropriate and necessary.
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