Thank You!!

 

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Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey and for your thoughtful comments.  Thank you to those of you who also sent me an email in addition to or in lieu of the survey.  This has helped me with planning and understanding where all of you are at after 3 months of being away from the gym.  

I also want to thank those who came out to class the last few days as we ventured back to training in person.  The weather was great and the rain held off for our morning sessions.  The shade at the NSA kept us all cool and it was sooooo wonderful to see some of your faces after so long apart.

I am technically on “Holiday” until July 5 and will be spending time with my family.  I will be sending out some information on how we will be moving forward with class Sign-In and updating the schedule for July at the end of next week.  Keep an eye on your inboxes next week!

Walking

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I don’t know about you, but all this time away from the gym has increased my desire for my daily walk.  I have always been a big believer in the value of movement and especially a daily walk and now more so than ever!  It certainly has been one of my strategies for getting to see other people, even if it was just to give a friendly smile and say “Hi” as we passed (6 feet apart).  One of the reasons I love having dogs in my life is because they don’t let you skip this activity each day!

Here is a great article on the value of walking … so many great reasons to keep this as part of your daily routine!

Walking Is the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Health

 

https://www.outsideonline.com/2413303/in-praise-of-walking-book-excerpt-shane-omara?utm_campaign=facebookpost&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook#close

Back to Training in Person? Take the Survey!

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Well this has definitely been an interesting few months and I hope this finds all of you well.  I want you all to know how much I miss seeing all of your faces each day in the gym and I can’t wait to get back to doing what I love, which is helping all of you stay Strong and Healthy!

As you know, I have been closely following all the announcements Premier Ford makes each week on the “Re-opening” of the Ontario economy.  It is a slow process and one that must be weighed and measured carefully each week.  The province is in the process of working through “Phase 2” and the re-opening of gym’s will fall somewhere into “Phase 3” which could optimistically happen sometime in July.

The good news is that as of Friday June 12, Personal Trainers may work with clients privately or in groups outside of gyms and must follow COVID-19 protocols.

What that means is group outdoor training can take place and Personal Trainers may also come to your home (inside or outside).  Group training must be fewer than 10 participants and physical distancing must be maintained.

I understand that not everyone will be comfortable training with other people yet and some people may not yet be ready to have someone in their home.  Everyone will have varying comfort levels and just because we can now train with other people doesn’t mean you have to or should, everyone must decide what is right for them.

So in effort to provide the best services to meet you where you are at right now I am asking for your input on possible training options that I could provide as we progress through the stages of re-opening.

Please click here to answer a very short survey, it will only take a few minutes of your time:

Survey link

Keep in mind that for any training that takes place in person, we will follow COVID-19 protocols very carefully.

We all must meet the following criteria at each session:

In the last 24 hours we all and anyone in our households must be free of the following symptoms:

– no fever
– no shortness of breath
– no coughing/allergy symptoms

– no exposure to anyone with confirmed COVID-19 in the last 14 days

– no travel outside the country in the last 14 days

We will all have to disinfect our hands at the start and end of each session (I will have hand sanitizer available).

I will be wearing a mask, you do not have to.

We will have to use the minimum 6 foot physical distancing rule.

There will be no sharing of equipment.

All equipment used will be thoroughly sanitized before and after each use, with time (15 minutes minimum) between each training session to allow for complete sanitization of all equipment.

These are just some of the protocols we will be following for any in person training regardless of the number of participants and the location.

Outdoor training locations may include the parking lot and lawn area of the National Ski Academy (all with great shade options) or your own home outdoor space.

So please be patient as we work through this process and your help identifying what your current needs are will greatly help me determine what I will offer as we progress through this next stage.

I thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey and I look forward to your responses and seeing you all again soon!

Here is the link again and it will only take a few minutes of your time.

Survey Link

Stay Active, Stay well, and Stay Strong!!

Bonnie