On March 14, 2020, Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health requested all non-essential businesses in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties close through March 27. In his letter (linked here), the Governor stated that, in particular, community centers, gyms (including yoga/barre/spin facilities), salons, bars, and non-essential retail stores should close.
We are announcing, with great sadness, that we are closing the doors to the gym for the next 2 weeks. We know this is asking each of you to sacrifice an important part of your daily routine. But it seems like an easy decision when you hear about the stories coming out other countries. (Most recently Italy, who went from 250 cases to over 10,000 in 2 weeks, threatening to overwhelm their medical system.)
But here’s the deal – our gym closing is not permission to take a 2 week vacation from your fitness goals! We have BIG plans for you!! Stay tuned for details (to be posted tomorrow) of our “FU COVID-19 Social-Distancing Nutrition & Fitness Challenge” – lovingly referred to as the FUCS Challenge. The FUCS Challenge will be our annual Spring Nutrition challenge, but revamped for the current circumstances. It will include a nutrition component and a fitness component. The best part – everyone who signs up will get a FREE INBODY scan to kick off the challenge, on Monday-Wednesday of this week. If you complete the 6- week FUCS Challenge, you’ll get 2nd FREE INBODY scan at the end.
We’ll post full details of the challenge tomorrow when the Monday daily WOD goes live.
A few other notes:
- We will continue to post at-home WODs each day for the duration of the gym closure. If you complete the workout, please post your results! Bonus points if you email or text us a picture of you doing the WOD.
- Free Community Yoga is cancelled for 3 weeks, resuming April 5.
Thank you everyone for your support and understanding during this unprecedented and challenging time. #ICAstrong