Should You Quit The Gym?

You’ve been working out regularly for a while now…perhaps a L-O-N-G while.

You’ve built yourself a health buffer – a margin of protection from severity of sickness.

Your immune system is strong.  If anyone can keep from getting sick, it’s YOU.

And if you do get sick?  Well, you recover MUCH faster because you’re healthier than almost anyone you know!

So, amidst all the chaos and chatter about COVID-19, you may be weighing the benefits of maintaining your current fitness routine against the risks of being exposed.

The government is saying, “Don’t go to the gym!” and you’re thinking:

“What??? That’s crazy!” or “That doesn’t seem quite right.”

Or perhaps, “Yeah, I’d rather be on the safe side.” Or in some cases, “Woohoo! Free pass to slack off!!”

Here’s what you need to know about gym memberships during the Coronavirus crisis (and in general):

Microgyms are probably cleaner than big Globo-gyms.

Your coach sees everything you touch and as soon as you’re done with it, they will either ask you to wipe it down with a sanitizing solution, or do it for you.  That means EVERYTHING gets cleaned and sanitized with EVERY touch.  When’s the last time you saw someone wipe equipment down with anything but a used towel (eww) at a Globo-gym?

Membership at your microgym isn’t about access to equipment.

At a Microgym, you are paying for coaching.  The GREAT news is that coaching can be done anywhere!  You can stay home, avoid the crowds, practice “social isolation” and still get JUST AS FIT as if you were in the gym.  If you are a member at Jubilee, you can and will be coached through this crisis – even if you choose to stay fit and healthy from inside the walls of your home.

Microgyms are locally owned.

The owners and coaches will call you, text you and/or email you daily to make sure you’re okay and to make sure you are keeping up with your fitness and nutrition. You can reciprocate by remaining a member so that the gym will still be around to come back to after the crisis has passed.

Microgyms know you by name.

If you’re alone and you DO fall sick, your gym community (your Tribe…your second family) will take care of you.

If you’re sick, save your energy for recovery and don’t exercise.  BUT, if everyone else is sick and you are well, that’s the WORST TIME to stop exercising.

Maybe you trust the government’s recommendation to avoid the gym; let us be the coaches you trust to see you through to the other side!

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