Member Tested Positive

Hello Everyone,

A member has just informed us they have tested positive for Covid. Here are the facts and what we know:

  • They did not feel sick
  • They had sniffles and loss of taste and smell, not sure when symptoms began.
  • Tested on Thursday the 25th at noon at the Fulton County Board of Health link
  • Attended Thursday 5:30 class and Sunday the 28th 9am class
  • Received results today they tested positive for Covid-19

We are grateful they let us know as soon as they knew.

If you are feeling sick or have any of the symptoms, please do not attend class.

Please refer to the this CDC Prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick Link and What you should know about COVID-19 to protect yourself and others Link

Here is a link where you can register to go get tested regardless if you are showing symptoms Link

The fact is everybody is at risk of getting COVID-19. We are already doing everything possible to limit the spread of the virus. Please take a moment to review how the virus is spread:

• You can become infected by coming into close contact (about 6 feet or two arm lengths) with a person who has COVID-19. COVID-19 is primarily spread from person to person.–so maintain 6′ distance at all times.

• You can become infected from respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. –so we encourage you to wear a mask when possible

• You may also be able to get it by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes. –so we as a gym are continuing to clean and disinfect all high-contact surfaces multiple times each day.

If we all do these things, the gym will remain a safe place to be. If you’re in doubt, check out this study from Norway supporting the safety of the gym environment. LINK  

The gym will be continue to be open

Michael and Ruben

Rebranding

The recent statements by CrossFit founder and current CEO Greg Glassman do not reflect how we feel as a business or as a person, or as a gym. We are echoing the numerous other gyms and athletes in our absolute condemnation of Greg Glassman’s comments. With that being said, we have made the decision to begin the process of not renewing our affiliation with CrossFit HQ. This is a big decision, but the right decision. As long as Glassman continues to be in charge and make these comments, we do not want our gym or our members affiliated with his comments.

As we begin the official de-affiliation with CrossFit, we ask that you bear with us in this unknown territory. We will need to rebrand and begin to purge the CrossFit name from our organization, while maintaining what brought us all together – a safe and healthy place to workout, make friends, and get stronger without fear of judgment.  This may be a slow process, and we ask for your patience as we navigate it as a team.

We stand for inclusivity, a positive community and the omission of prejudice at CrossFit Rx. Our ideals and goals have always and will always be centered on the cornerstone that this is a safe, respectful place for all people no matter who you are and how you look.  ​​​​​​​

We will keep you updated as we move through this process.

Michael and Ruben

Welcome Back!!

GYM

Michael and I are proud to say the gym and equipment have never been cleaner. Fresh coat of paint and 100% all equipment has been sprayed and wiped with a Non-Toxic, Antibacterial, Cleaner, Disinfectant, Sanitizer, Deoderiser, Fungicide, Mildewstate and Virucide. Click here for Material Safety Data Sheets.

UPSTAIRS

We’ve made some adjustments to our layout and will be completed later next week.

• Gray lockers are now located upstairs in our new lounge area.
• The kids room couch will be completely reupholstered and delivered next week and to be used in the new lounge. Bean bag chairs are in the kids room.
•  A 40″+ TV will be in the lounge area facing the couch and jujitsu style mat and RomWod will be on display for mobility any time.
• By late next week, the Air Conditioned vent will be extended to a T branching off 2 vents to provide cooler air to the area along with some fans to help circulation and comfort.

* the upstairs was the last part of our improvements and will be completed soon.

PROGRAMMING

As you may have noticed the Zoom workouts have been a little different. With the help, guidance, support of our coaches and extensive interviews with providers we have changed from following New England to subscribing to NCFit by Jason Khalipa.

We now have the following 5 Programs (in alphabetical order):

At Home (NCGO): A workout designed specifically for Travel or At Home/Zoom only requiring a pair of dumbbells or odd objects.

Competition (NCComp): This supplements the NC60 programming for those wanting to do a little more (this would be a 90min class). We are in discussion and planning on how to implement this program in the future.

CrossFit (NCMetcon formally NC60): This is the traditional model for classes that include higher skills such as: handstand walks, muscle ups, rope climbs, etc.

Masters 50+: Scaled version of CrossFit and NCX

NCX formally NC45: The same as NCMetcon with out the higher skills technical movements. We are in discussion and planning on how to implement this program in the future.

For Now, we are only using the CrossFit and At Home.

UPDATE TO PHASE 1.2 AND MEMORIAL DAY

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR MONDAY!!!

• Everyone must sign a Covid-19 Waiver either at class or through this link
• Bathrooms will be available with the following guidelines:

• 1 person at a time
• No congregating around the bathrooms.
• Form line out outside, if necessary
• Spray and wipe all contact surfaces including: handles, faucets, soap and sanitizer dispensers, sinks, etc.

On Monday we will have free coffee, water, individual wrapped BBQ Pork and Chicken Sandwiches by DAS BBQ, and a free T-Shirt as long as supplies last.

MURPH SCALING

Murph is tough if you’ve been training for months, now that we’ve been off for 7 weeks or more please consider scaling to avoid injury. We will have many options

Please reach out to us at info@crossfitrx.com if you have any questions or comments.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! We are looking forward to seeing everyone nextweek!

Michael and Ruben

 

Memorial Day Murph and Reopen Phase 1.2

First and foremost, Michael and I want to thank everyone for their continued support and patience. We have noted everyone’s feedback. Conditions are changing and improving. As always, we are looking after our staff and members, putting everyone’s safety above anything else.

Painting should be complete by this weekend. Next week, a cleaning crew will clean and disinfect the perimeter of the gym, clean and disinfect the equipment before they are returned to their spots, a second cleaning crew will clean and disinfect the center of the gym ready to open on Monday, May 25, 2020.

Please feel free to read the following article here on The Risks, know them, avoid them.

MEMORIAL DAY MURPH 2020

We will have 4 classes/heats on Monday, May 25 to do Murph. If you’re under the weather or have come in contact with anyone not feeling well, please do not attend.

Details:

• 8am, 9am, 10am, and 11am
• You must register for class on Wodify to attend, strictly enforced
• 16 Slots per class; 10 for Pull Up Bars and 6 for Ring Rows (it will be set up on Wodify for you to choose)
• Registration will open 72 hours before the event
• There will be a waiting list. If you register and change your mind, please unregister.
• We will have a hand sanitizing station before you enter the gym
• Please practice social distancing, minimum of 6′ apart at all times
• No children or pets
• Bathrooms will not be available
• Water fountain will not be available. Bring your own water or you can buy bottled water there.
• Coaches will give details outside, assign you your area and take off on the run. As you return, you will go to your designated area to do your pull ups/ring rows, push ups, and squats.
• We encourage everyone to scale to avoid Rhabdomyolysis (see scaling options below)

There may be other options, we will talk about that on the day of the event.

If you’re partition, you will be asked to stay at your bar/rings. Otherwise, once you finish your pull ups/ring rows, go to you designated number.

REOPENING PHASE 1.2 MAY 26, 2020

Tentative Schedule:

Monday through Friday
6am, 7am, Noon, 4:30, 5:30 and 630

Saturday and Sunday
9am and 10am

Details:

• Must register for class on Wodify, registration will open the night before, strictly enforced.
• A waitlist may be added
• Hand sanitized before entering
• Classes will be capped at 9 persons
• Coach will assign you a station on the floor and the rig
• Class time: 45min, 15min will be spent on resetting and cleaning equipment
• Open Gym – A workout will be programmed, limited equipment will be placed at your assigned area, a rower, with your own spray bottle and clean cloth. Kettle bell and dumbbells will need to be retrieved, if needed. You may choose to deviate from the planned program. At 45min mark everyone will be asked to thoroughly clean their equipment and stations. Assault Bikes may not be available.
• No children or pets
• Bathrooms will not be available
• Water fountain will not be available. Bring your own water or you can buy bottled water there.
• Coaches will supervise for safety and enforce social distancing

ZOOM CLASSES

Will continue, we may make some adjustments. Stand by for more details later.

We will continue to be agile in our policies and guidelines in this constantly changing environment. We are sensitive to the needs of our staff and members and know we will get through this together.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns; please email us at info@crossfitrx.com

Michael and Ruben

 

 

 

Update Improvements and Phase 1

We are proud to announce that, for the next week, we are taking steps to deep clean the entire gym. All equipment has been moved toward the center floor to access the walls. Once clean, we will re-paint walls, trim, bathrooms, stairs, audio and office. Logo and graffiti will remain untouched for the moment.

We have the following plans for the upstairs.

• Hyper machine will be moved down stairs
• Lifting platforms will be disassembled and stored away
• A 25 degree climbing wall will be installed on the storage wall adjacent to the cinder block wall
• 70% of the floor will be padded for mobility and safety from the wall
• The last bit will be a lounge area with couch and tv

Barring some catastrophic 2nd wave outbreak. We have decided to re-open the gym on Tuesday, May 26th with the following schedule:

Monday through Friday
6am, 7am, Noon, 5:30 and 630

Saturday and Sunday
9am and 10am

• Hand sanitized at the beginning
• Classes will be capped at 5 persons
• Must pre register on Wodify
• Open Gym for 45min, 15min will be spent on resetting and cleaning equipment
• Coaches will supervise and enforce social distancing and clean up
• More details to follow

Preliminary Phase 2. Subject to change. No official date given

Thank you all for your patience. We have more to share soon.

Michael and Ruben