Wow, what a crazy last few days. Our team spent most of the morning discussing what the recent changes mean for our members and how we can continue to serve all of you during this time of uncertainty.
For the time being, Five Alarm will remain open. However, in an effort to keep our members as safe as possible and to comply with some of the newest recommendations, we’ll be making some changes to our schedule and our class sizes. We will also begin offering at home workouts for those who would prefer to not come into the gym. All of these changes will go into effect on Wednesday, March 18.
Our updated class schedule can be found HERE. Please note that all classes, including open gym, will have a strict cap of 9 athletes (plus 1 coach). As a result of this, we will be requiring athletes to reserve their spot in class at least 60 minutes prior to it’s start time. If you know you are unable to attend a class you’re reregistered for, please update that as soon as possible to allow another athlete to take your place. In addition, we ask that you not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your class time so we can control the number of people in the gym at one time.
As class slots are limited, only the programmed workouts will be allowed during class times. If you’d like to do workouts other than our regular group classes, please do so during an Open Gym time slot. There will be a coach in the gym from 8am -7pm most days to accommodate this and for those who would still like to come in but want to be around fewer people. If you’re unsure if someone will be there, give us a call before you come in.
Outside the Box! This one is really exciting! For those of you wanting to stay home & self quarantine, we want to continue to support you as well. Outside the Box workouts will be listed on ZenPlanner at 7pm the night before along with our Build & Total options. In addition, we will be posting a video to our private athlete page on Facebook the night before going over the workout itself and possible modifications you can make to it. If you do not have Facebook and wish to participate in these, please let us know so we can email them to you instead. The only equipment you’ll need for these workouts is a backpack and yourself (we will have jump rope options some days if you have access to one). If you’d like to make your backpack a weighted implement, get creative and have fun! You can add books, bricks (click HERE for a tutorial on how to wrap those), water bottles, milk jugs, plates, etc. If you do it with your family, tell us! If you post it on your social media, be sure to tag us and #fivealarmcrossfit. And don’t forget to log those scores in the Zen Planner app as well.
We want you all to know we’re taking the COVID-19 situation very seriously and will continue to monitor it closely. Your health and the health of our team is our top priority. We know there are other gyms in the area closing and, truth be told, I’m not sure if our decision to stay open is the right one. I’m also not sure we won’t be making a different decision in a few days (don’t worry, we have a plan for that as well). What I do know is that a lot of consideration went into making this decision (as I’m sure it did for other gyms) and we feel hat this is how we can best serve our clients at this time. We also know that the virus and the shut downs have had a significant impact on some of our members. If there is something we can do to help you, please let us know. We are all in this together and I truly believe our community will be even stronger when it’s over.
Thank you all for your support! Stay healthy and keep moving!
Josh, Leah, & the Five Alarm Team