Lincoln Nutrition & Fitness: Home of CrossFit Lincoln, HOW WE ARE TRAINING THROUGH COVID-19

Lincoln Nutrition & Fitness: Home of CrossFit Lincoln, HOW WE’RE TRAINING THROUGH COVID-19

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: Spring is coming. We’ll be able to get outside more regularly.

Third: 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.

General Procedures

In the short term, please observe the following:

  1. 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 [email protected] with a list of available equipment and space, and we’ll put something together for you.
  2. Wash your hands regularly with lots of soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Scrub vigorously. Avoid touching your face.
  3. When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue or an elbow rather than a hand.
  4. Disinfect all equipment before and after use. We’ll make sure disinfectant is on hand.
  5. Stay in your square as much as possible at CFL. We’ve provided a space that’s yours. You’ll be asked to take care of it.
  6. Avoid high fives, fist bumps and hugs. 
  7. If you’re nervous about attending group classes personal training is an option. Please feel free to set up a session to discuss further if interested:

Long-Term Plans

Given the worldwide situation, there is the potential that gyms and other public spaces will be forced to shut down. We are in constant contact with other gyms and the information on hand and practices that are slowing the spread of COVID19. We’ll listen for all info from the government, follow its procedures and keep you updated in any changes in our procedures.

Should we be forced to shut down, we will not stop coaching or running training sessions. We will use online resources to program and instruct workouts for you, we’ll also have an equipment rental program set up for training at home. 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 720 Van Dorn. You didn’t pay for access to a facility. You paid for coaching, and we can provide that online.

We will continue to post workouts every day, and we’ll add detailed descriptions, as well as a home version of the workout. 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:

  1. We’re working on an equipment rental program. If you want to continue training at the same level as you do at the gym we will make that happen.
  2. Go out and buy a kettlebell or a set of dumbbells or a sand-bag. You can probably get something for about $100 or less. Scheels is minutes from the gym, and there are tons of online retailers. Select a weight that you would use in a conditioning workout (25-, 35- and 55 lb. kettlebells are common, as are 20- and 40- lb. dumbbells). This will be your primary piece of at-home fitness equipment. Don’t worry: You can stay very fit with just one piece of equipment.
  3. If you don’t have the cash, get creative. Fill some jugs with water, clean off that old tire in the garage, and so on.
  4. Make a space where you can work out with. It should be about 8 feet by 8 feet. Just don’t knock over plants or do a burpee on the dog’s tail.

We hope there are no breaks in service at our gym, but if we are required to close, we will.

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.

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