Good Monday to you!
Here we are again after a weekend with a beautiful Saturday. Hopefully, you all took in some sun. Hopefully, we have a better week, weather-wise, this week.
We got to speak to many of you last week. By “speak” I mean actually talking “in-person”, talking through the internet, texting and some cases, through email. It was great communicating with everyone, especially those I could see as well as speak to.
I’m glad to see our community is handling our circumstances pretty well! Some of our community has had COVID-19 and are in different stages of recovery. Some have it right now or have family members that have it. I’m just letting you know because when I speak to anybody they always ask about the rest of our group. We’re a hearty bunch. We recover well!
The other universal question we get asked is when are we going to be able to return to the gym. To that, I can only answer, “I don’t know but hopefully it’s soon.” I believe Governor Cuomo is going to make the next evaluation on or around May 15th. My personal feelings on the matter are we will not be returning until June or mid-June. I hope it’s before that but I’m not getting my hopes up. I’m not basing my opinion on anything I’ve heard or anything fact-based. It’s just my best-uneducated guess. Feel free to disagree or to educate me on something fact-based that you’ve heard or learned.
I’m proud of the way you all are handling this. There are people out in society not coping well at all. You all are staying strong and becoming more resilient, it seems with each passing day. I’m proud of the nurses, firefighters, police officers, and EMTs from our gym (and everywhere for that matter) who are dealing with the public on every shift. It is never easy and it’s always dangerous.
I’ve stated this previously but I want to reiterate in case you didn’t see it the first time. If you have questions or need help with your training, contact me. If you need something different because you have equipment that everybody may not have, let me know. Most importantly, most of you are receiving workouts 6 days a week. I don’t expect you to train 6 days a week if you don’t want to. You can. It isn’t a problem. If you only train 3 days a week please don’t feel guilty. Most of us CrossFit because we enjoy working out with our community. If you were the type of person who had the desire to work out in your garage or basement on a regular basis you probably weren’t the person who would walk into a CrossFit, to begin with. If you didn’t desire coaching or guidance you probably weren’t joining a CrossFit. Until we can get back to the training environment we really enjoy we have to make due. It’s important to stay active, stay fit, and stay strong regardless of our circumstance. We have to overcome, adapt, and improvise. It won’t be like this always. Be ready for what life throws at you. And be ready for when we do return to the gym.