Info regarding COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus):
As of this moment, Lubbock has yet to have any cases. However, it’s likely a matter of time before it does show up in Lubbock.
It doesn’t matter where you fall on the “COVID spectrum”- whether you think the whole thing is a media-driven sham and there’s nothing to worry about, or you are feeling extremely anxious and worried about the situation- there are a few things we are going to require of everyone (it should be noted that these are all great general practices that should be followed at all times, we will just be reminding you much more frequently).
1) WASH YOUR HANDS. With soap. We ask that you wash your hands upon entering the facility (before touching any equipment/chalk), after coughing, blowing your nose, sneezing, and after using the restroom. Remember things like rowers, barbells, dumbbells, mats, etc are used by many people on a given day. Please wash your hands before using any equipment. Don’t forget to use soap, and make sure you scrub for at least 20 seconds.
2) WIPE DOWN ALL EQUIPMENT/AREAS USED. If you came into contact with it- please get a disinfectant wipe and thoroughly wipe it down. Don’t forget things like bands, mats, Crossover Symmetry, etc.
3) If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home.
4) If we feel the hand-washing isn’t sufficient, we will remove things like community chalk buckets. *You will be allowed to bring your own chalk in this case.
Also- keep working out! The stronger and healthier your body is now, the better it will be at fighting illness!
While we understand that the vast majority of people that contract the virus will have typical cold/flu symptoms that won’t lead to serious complications, many of us regularly come into contact with people who have compromised immune systems- elderly, those receiving treatment for cancer or other diseases, those with impaired lung function, to name a few- and this could be life-threatening for them. It also seems to spread much more easily than typical viruses, and before you have any symptoms. So it’s best to be a little more cautious and cognizant of our potential to spread germs.
That’s where we are at now. I do want to note that we are already working on plans to provide at-home workouts, even implementing “virtual classes” over Skype or Zoom in the event of a widespread outbreak in Lubbock. This may sound extreme, but I know of several gym owners in other parts of the country that are currently having to operate this way due to area-wide shutdowns. While it likely will not come to that, we’d prefer to have a plan in case it does!
Thanks for your help in this matter! And please wash your hands upon entering the gym🙌🤲👊👍💪