We are back!

Warriors it’s been a minute or two since the last newsletter and wow how the world has changed.

2020 certainly has been a true test of resilience, patience, agility and community.  Reflecting on all that’s happened this far, we want to say a big thank you to all of you for your continued support both in and out of the gym, the challenges, the zoom calls and classes, trivia night, paint night, it’s all been for and made better by all of you.  As we look forward into 2020 know that every decision is made with you, your health, safety and fitness at the forefront.

The safety of our community is first and foremost in our minds.  We will only open if we can exceed the criteria set out by the province.  While the gym has been closed we have been preparing to reopen.

Remember, you’re our first line of defense.

Moving to Phase 3 you can expect the following changes:

You must sign up for classes using Rhinofit (if you do not sign up you will not be able to take part in the class)

Classes will run: Monday-Friday 6am,10am, 12pm, 5pm and 7pm.  Saturday-Sunday 9am and 11am. Virtual Mobility Class Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7pm. Olympic Lifting Saturday 7:30-9am.   Open gym to take place at the same time as classes.  We have 18 workout spots per class and 8 for open gym in the back.

Things To Remember (as we move along)

Personal Responsibility (before entering the gym):

If you have travelled, are sick or think you may have been exposed to someone that is sick, self isolate and get tested.

(At the gym):

– Register for your class to ensure proper physical distancing (please leave the kids at home)

– Come ready to work out (work out gear on, water bottle etc)

– Work out stations have been taped off to ensure physical distance

– Each station will have its own spray bottle with disinfectant and paper towel

– Clean your equipment (anything you touch you clean)

– Keep your distance (6 feet at least)

– There will be no chalk available.  If you wish to use chalk you must bring your own.

– Masks on as you enter the gym and while you are collecting your needed equipment for the WOD

– Wipe down equipment before and after your work out

– Mask on as you depart from the gym

– Washroom use: no more than 3 people at a time – the change rooms sole purpose is washrooms at this time

– SHOWERS are off limits

We will provide updates as they are received so ensure you are following us on all platforms (Facebook, Instagram and keep an eye on your email incase)

Let’s all work together to keep our community safe and sound through these times.

WE WANT YOU!!! We are currently in search of 3-4 people to join our Colosseum Community & Social Committee.  You would work together (with Mac of course and Irina) to decide on fundraisers to be set up with the gym, outreach within the community, donations for/from our events, sponsors for events, the list goes on.  The ceiling is only as high as your imagination.  Please reach out to Paul if you are interested.  We are always looking for ways to give back, now is your chance to help guide us.

Nutrition is at the base of all our health pyramids, and with all that’s going on these days it’s a great time to check in with a nutrition coach.   Ashley is ready and willing to help you with your personal goals and while you’re there you can test out the new InBody technology.  You can book your appointment through Paul.

Personal training is and remains available to you.  Jose and JD are accessible, ready and willing to help you along your fitness journey.  You can expect dedicated one on one time, a focus on foundations and proper technique, a personalized work out plan to match your needs and goals, as well as the extra accountability that comes with having a personal trainer.  Sound like what you need? Talk to any of the coaches.

CrossFit Kids – Virtual Classes with Coach Aimee – for details see: www.coach-aimee.com to register and to keep the small people active too!

Upcoming Events (yes that’s right .. even with a pandemic we’ve got some goodies) so get those calenders out!

September 19: Army Run & CrossFit Colosseum Anniversary

There will be running options of 5k,10k,15k or for those go getters, 21k or 26.1km, followed by a pig roast  at Colosseum (socially distant) and the most delicious Tiny Tim Donuts. Since we can’t “go to the Ex” this year we can enjoy this delectable treat and celebrate our gym anniversary all at once!

Lianne Girard has been providing a running program to help get everyone to the top of their game for this run, if you are interested please shoot her an email to be added to the list.

To register for the Army Run (if you haven’t) head to: www.armyrun.ca

Did we mention….. MASKS!  As these have become mandatory why not sport (and support) your favorite box! Masks are $15 each to order please send your order number to Paul. Let’s all do our part to get this Covid out of here for good, and help protect each other in the process.  All profits will be donated to Jean Augustine Centre for young Women’s Empowerment