In light of the outbreak of Covid-19 we felt we needed to bring everyone up to speed on how we are dealing with the situation.
- We DO NOT plan on closing the gym unless we are forced to by mandate or legislation.
- We have increased our cleaning schedule and will continue to take all precautions to prevent the spread.
- We will be adding hand washing breaks to our lesson plans and we ask that you please adhere to the schedule. We will have everyone (coaches included) wash their hands after the whiteboard brief, again after the warm up and once more after the WOD. There are two sinks in each bathroom as well as one in each shower room and one behind the counter so it shouldn’t take too much time (but please don’t rush, take a full 20 seconds to scrub your hands). Signs are posted in each bathroom on the proper procedures to wash your hands.
- Please be extra vigilant when sanitizing all equipment after use. Anything you have touched (including pull up bars on the rigs) need to be wiped down with Clorox wipes or with sanitizer in the spray bottles and paper towels.
- Elbow bumps are not only super cool looking (think Mark Mcgwire and Jose Canseco) but also more sanitary than high fives or even fist bumps…safety first!
- If you are sick or have been around sick people, please stay home. I am including a link to our Travel WODs so that you can stay on top of your fitness if you can’t make it into the gym. I can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions on how to scale WODs based on the equipment you have available. You probably don’t have Covid-19, but let’s not take any chances.
- Exercise is one of the best things you can do to strengthen your immune system, so if you are healthy and well enough…COME TO THE GYM!
To conclude, we only know as much as you and we will keep you updated on this quickly changing situation as soon as we can. Thanks for your continued support and understanding.
The All Level Team.
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- What got you started in CrossFit? How did you hear about it?
I was finishing up my undergrad and finally had more time to dedicate to fitness, and decided I needed some more intensity than my usual Pilates and yoga routine. I had heard of CrossFit before but didn’t know anyone how actually CrossFit did, so I didn’t really have any preconceived notions about it. I did some research about it and decided to give it a shot.
2. What is your favourite part about coming to the gym?
I’d say that my favourite thing about coming to the gym is that really great feeling of accomplishment when you’re done the WOD. Whether it be after a heavy day when you hit a new PR, or after a long chipper that leaves you feeling slightly destroyed. I think that feeling is why I enjoy going to the early morning classes; I start my days on a positive note even if the rest of my day isn’t the best.
3. What is your favourite CrossFit movement? Least favourite?
My favourite CrossFit movement is probably squats. Doesn’t matter the kind… front squat, back squat, overhead squat. I especially love WODs that involve running and squatting. My least favourite movement is definitely the Assault Bike. It really kills me. I try to be optimistic about it when I see in a WOD but it’s hard.
4. What are your goals in CrossFit?
My overall goals in CrossFit are to continue to get stronger and lead a healthy lifestyle. My specific CrossFit goals are to improve on my double unders (and skipping in general) and to work on my pull ups. Most people who have worked out with me know that I’m not the best skipper but I’m working on it.
5. How do you explain your newfound obsession with CrossFit?
Well, it started slowly. When I first joined, I was coming maybe 3-4 times a week and going to the gym when it fit into my schedule. But slowly it’s become something that I make room for in my daily and weekly schedule and if for some reason I can’t make it in when I planned, I am very upset. It’s become something that I can’t imagine not being part of my life moving forward.
6. What advice do you have for someone who is thinking of trying CrossFit?
My advice to someone who is thinking of trying CrossFit is to just go for it! Put yourself out there and try it, talk to people when you get to the gym, give it your all, stick it out through the initial pain. When you first start CrossFit it seems like a lot of sweating and muscle pain but it really does get better and it is so worth it!
7. What does CrossFit mean to you?
CrossFit is the ideal way for me to stay fit and healthy! Since starting at All Level I have felt happier, healthier, fitter, and stronger than ever before.
8. How has CrossFit helped you improve your life outside of the gym?
CrossFit has given me a very productive way to relieve the stress from life, school, and work. Recently, I lost someone close to me and found myself turning to CrossFit and fitness as a means of dealing with it, which is something I never would have dreamed of helping me a couple years ago.