Ryan Husband - Mar 18 2020
A RESPONSE TO GYM CLOSURE, MEMBERSHIP & COVID-19
COVID-19. A phrase that has wreaked havoc on local businesses, churches, restaurants, and shopping centers, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Most recently, some state governments have required communities of like minded individuals coming together to work out to shut their doors indefinitely. With the expectation that more states will follow their lead. Like many small business owners, gym owners are left to fear what the next couple months will hold for their facility and their membership.
IT'S NOT FOR GOOD, JUST FOR NOW.
As a CrossFit Trainer, I am no stranger to the amazing and encouraging community that sits inside the doors of so many fitness facilities around our world. Yesterday, I walked in to my local gym, CrossFit 184, in Marysville, Ohio right after hearing the announcement that gyms and fitness facilities in the state would be closed indefinitely. I opened the front door of my home away from home and was greeted by my boss, Zev Green (Owner of CrossFit 184) and his wife Erin Green. They were ready to rent out equipment in a continued effort to provide value to our members while they were away. That afternoon and evening members came in to sign out equipment and left with a different look on their faces than normal. A look that meant they would be leaving their second home, their best friends and their biggest community of support.
WE STAND WITH YOU.
At LRX, we are a team of individuals that stand for and support the local, life giving fitness facility of your community. In this challenging time our commitment will continue to be encouraging you to live your life the way you are intended to. With that said, now is NOT the time to cancel your membership, stick with them, see this through. After all, they created your escape from work, school, anxiety, depression, heart disease, obesity, addiction, divorce, abuse and so much more. The common reality we all share is that our gym changed us for the better. Though our home away from home just closed their doors, it’s not for good, it’s for now. Gym owners and coaches are passionate individuals that exist to give you value and make you healthier. It’s time for us, as a body of community centered individuals to continue supporting our gyms and continue to have their backs, because we know that they will always have ours.
WE BACK OUR GYM BECAUSE THEY BACK US.
A Collection of Photos from gyms around the United States: Pictured CrossFit Roaster Barbell, CrossFit M2, CrossFit Never Broken, CrossFit 184 & CrossFit HighGear
LRX encourages you to live your life the way you were intended to and one of these intentions is to support those that love and support you. When you decided not to hit the pause button on your membership you reciprocated that love. Because you decided to keep your membership going to support your gym we’ve decided to support your gym too. For every garment purchased through our “Back My Gym Collection” your gym will receive 50% of the profit. Deciding to back your gym through a challenging time will produce longevity for your gym for years to come and we want to be there to continue to help.