You know how every email and correspondence you get either starts or finishes with “We hope you are well and staying safe”? Well, we genuinely mean it. Let’s admit it – this is really hard. For us in the CFM community, it means we don’t get to see each other, laugh together, struggle through a workout and give high fives. We don’t have coaches yelling at us or correcting form, and we aren’t able to compete at the level we are accustomed to. Some of us are doing a great job keeping up our fitness at home. Some of us, not so much. We need each other to be our best.
Ownership and staff at CFM share your struggles. But we want to assure you this WILL come to an end, and our hope is that it comes sooner than later. We acknowledged the importance of taking precautions early on to contain COVID. We did the right thing and closed the doors to CFM right before there was a mandate to do so. We did so because we take the health and safety of our members (and Merced!) seriously.
We also feel it is important to point out how vital Crossfit Merced is in regards to wellness and building strong and enduring humans. Increased cardio-vascular capacity, healthy eating habits, and lean muscle mass can not only help to boost immune systems, but help our bodies fight against the virus if, God forbid, it is contracted. It isn’t a stretch to say we are on the proactive side of saving lives by helping people stay healthy.
Earlier this week we sent an email to city council stating as much, and asking them to consider endorsing our reopening plan, with provided safeguards such as temperature monitoring, social distancing inside the building (we have PLENTY of space), limiting class sizes, and sanitation of equipment after every class. While we haven’t received word back yet, we are optimistic that we might be able to return to the business of fitness soon.
And while we are “closed” we are not sitting idly by; we are looking into and exploring new programming and better ways of tracking progress with a new software system and new apps, nutritional coaching, and redesigning our kids’ space. We want to be able to provide the best for you at home AND at the gym.
We cannot stress enough how thankful we are to have you, our valued members. You have stuck by us unwaveringly; this community is truly amazing. And while we are glad to loan any and all equipment we have to you to help stay fit at home, we realize that, in itself, isn’t what you pay for. So THANK YOU. Thank you so, so much. The fact that you are sticking around ensures we have a place to return to together when this is all over. It literally could not happen without you. And while we ABSOLUTELY understand many of you have had to hold or cancel memberships during this time, we hope you’ll come back to us when the time is right. We also ask, for those who are able, that you continue to support us into May with your membership, as we are still paying coaches, rent, insurance, taxes, and affiliate fees. We hope you know this is NOT about making money, but about staying afloat until the time when we can reopen the doors. The Gov is expected to make a call on Phase 1 on May 1st or 8th and Phase 1 includes opening gyms and fitness facilities. We are hopeful.
As a tangible way of thanking you, we have some gifts coming your way. We will be reaching out soon to ask for your shirt size and current address, and are hoping to deliver some quarantine presents as soon as possible. It is a small way for us to say how much we appreciate you.
CFM Ownership and Staff
Happy Friday People! Stay Positive!
Get today’s WOD done and welcome the weekend! If you would like to switch out your equipment for something different let us know. You can contact us here or text a coach.
WOD – (AMRAP – Rounds and Reps)
7 min AMRAP
12 DB (50/35) or KB (53/35) Push Press (left) – Movement Video
12 DB (50/35) or KB (53/35) Push Press (right)
36 double under – Rest 3:00 between each 7 min AMRAP
*Start where previous AMRAP stopped*
^if subbing single unders – 70 per round^
Opportunity To Get Better Work (No Measure)
10-15 DB Single Leg RDLs (each side) – Movement Video
10-15 DB Upright Rows (each side) – Movement Video
20 Deadbugs (Controlled) – Movement Video