Dear CFM Fam,
The coronavirus is creating worldwide panic, but we wanted to share some good news with you.
First: You’ve done everything you can to prepare yourself for a sickness. Strong, fit people are hard to kill, and they bounce back fast. You’ve taken care of yourself, you eat well and you’re tough as nails. Coronavirus is worried about you.
Second: In Murfreesboro, we’re away from the major hubs where the virus is currently spreading. That gives us some time to prepare. We have friends abroad who are already in very tough positions, but we’ve got a little time to make plans.
Third: Spring is coming. We’ll be able to get outside more regularly.
Fourth: We’re in close contact with a huge number of gym owners, and we’re learning from them so we can help you. Read on.
In the short term, please observe the following:
– First and foremost, do not come to the gym if you start to feel sick or show any symptoms of disease. If you feel ill but would still like to work out, email info@crossfitmurfreesboro with a list of available equipment and space, and we’ll put something together for you. Or you may access CFM30 on Wodify now, sign into class and log your score when completed. All you need for the CFM30 at home version will be a backpack and your body. Please do not come to the gym if you are under the weather.
– If you have had recent travel outside or the US, or to an area in the US that has a high concentration of Covid-19 cases, please consider self-quarantine for 7-14 days to protect others around you. We don’t want you to stop training though! Again, email us with space and available home equipment and we will provide you with some programming, or consider taking advantage of the new CFM30 at home version with a loaded backpack.
– Wash your hands regularly with lots of soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Scrub vigorously. Avoid touching your face.
– When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue or an elbow rather than a hand.
– Clean off any equipment you’ve used. We make sure the spray bottles of disinfectant is on hand, along with towels.
Given the worldwide situation, there is the potential that gyms and other public spaces will be forced to shut down. We’ll listen for all info from the government and follow its procedures.
Should we be forced to shut down, we will not stop coaching or running training sessions. We will use social media to program and instruct workouts. We take a lot of pride in being a lighthouse: We never go dark. And we want you to keep working out, even if the government won’t let you do it at 831 Park Ave. You didn’t pay for access to a facility. You paid for coaching, and we can provide that online and by phone.
We will continue to post workouts every day, and we’ll add detailed descriptions, as well as options using common household items such as the loaded backpack mentioned above. We will also use technology to connect with you and lead you through sessions. We’re up for the challenge.
Here’s what you can do to prepare for this possibility:
We hope there are no breaks in service at our gym, but if we are required to close, we will.
But we will not leave you high and dry. We’ll be offering the same enthusiasm, programming and energy over the Internet. You’re a person who works out. And we’re going to make sure that continues.
This text was inspired by Mike Warkentin a fellow Two Brain gym owner and mentor. At CFM we work to build relationships with other gym owners going through the same things that we are so that we can all learn from each other to give you all the very best experience you deserve. Thank you to Mike for leading with head, heart, and hands.