And while you are at it....
Throw a little patience into that mix as well, please.
As we prepare to open our physical gym next Monday, there are no easy answers how to do it "right". Nancy has done an amazing job reaching out to you, seeing what your thoughts are, and then working to come up with a plan to get things rolling.
We are doing everything within our power to do a number of things at the same time:
- Work within the guidelines the state has issued
- Provide a safe, healthy environment
- Serve you our amazing clients in the best way we know how
This is going to require some change, and we all know how much we human beings love change. I think most of us would just like to go back to the way things were, like right now. I am with you. That would be the easiest for everyone involved.
That just isn't going to happen. Not yet, and I don't have a timeline for "when".
I want to assure you. We are listening, we hear you, and we are responding. There are some things we are being required to do that we would rather not do - advance scheduling is one of them. It isn't convenient, it's hard to manage, and it can cause conflicts. I get it.
But each of us as individuals have our own part to play. This is one we need you to get on board with.
When it comes right down to it, we all have our thoughts and opinions on the crisis and how it was handled. Yours and mine may be different.
Can that be OK?
No doubt as we first start gathering together some of those thoughts will be shared. Here's my ask.
Do it kindly, with respect.
Your value as a human being is not altered because you don't agree on issues. There is a lot of very unnecessary nastiness "out there". Can we really preach love and tolerance for all and then publically blast certain individuals we don't like and wish harm on them? Can I have a different opinion than you without you thinking I am a moron? If not. I would suggest that says more about you than me.
And I am not talking about anybody in particular. There is plenty of embarrassing rhetoric going around no matter where you stand on issues.
Cr8 Fitness has always been a safe space to come and be who you are. Training here comes with rights AND responsibilities.
Kindness. Respect. Patience. And yes, showing a little bit of love wouldn't hurt either.
Can't wait to see you all soon!
P.S. Please be kind to Nancy too. She has done an amazing job serving you in very difficult circumstances over the last 10 weeks. You have an extraordinary coach. Don't take it for granted. Or else. Just kidding. Maybe.