COVID-19 Status

Although we are not aware of any COVID-19 cases in College Station, Sawed-Off CrossFit is closely following the guidelines given by the CDC which can be found here. To be clear we are not closing the doors of the gym, but we want to be proactive rather that reactive with this matter.

The virus is thought to be spread from person-to-person contact between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. By following some simple preventative measures, we can decrease the potential risk of spreading this virus.

All members should follow these guidelines in order to keep SOCF’s community healthy:

  1. Wipe down all your equipment before you put it back at the end of class.
    As an additional safety precaution, we are formalizing our procedure for cleaning equipment. Near the end of each class, your coach will ask you to take a disinfectant wipe and clean all your equipment. We will soon have spray bottles of disinfectant and paper towels will also be available at each whiteboard. We ask that this practice be adhered to in each class or anytime you use a piece of equipment, so that all our members know with certainty that equipment they reach for during class was cleaned since it was last used.
    Depending on the WOD, we may need to do this more than once during the class (e.g., if certain equipment is put away at the end of the part of the WOD before starting another part). If you cannot find disinfectant wipes, please speak with a staff member.
  2. Wash your hands often and use hand sanitizer.
    Please review the CDC guidelines on hand washing. Hand sanitizer will be available in the lobby and antibacterial soap is in both bathrooms.
  3. Cleaning the gym.
    We will be diligently cleaning the gym daily, disinfecting the bathrooms and gym floor.
  4. We are removing the community chalk buckets from the floor.
    For the foreseeable future, we are removing the chalk buckets from the gym floor. Until we know more, we think it is unwise for our members to be sharing chalk.
  5. Stay home if you’re sick!
    Please don’t think you’ll just “sweat it out” at the gym when you are not feeling well. It may just be the common cold, but please don’t risk infecting others in our community by coming into the gym when you’re sick. Stay home and respect your fellow members. This includes CrossFit Kids and Childcare.
  6. Remote coaching avenues.
    We will be creating workouts for you all that require zero equipment. We want to give you all options for workouts, whether it is at the gym or at home. We will make these available next week if you do choose to stay at home. If there becomes a time where we are asked to close the gym, we will make these available daily through Zen Planner.
  7. Community WODs are cancelled.
    For the remainder of March, Saturday Community WODs (including CrossFit Kids – Saturday only) will be cancelled.

Thank you for doing everything you can to keep Sawed-Off CrossFit a safe environment! If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to us.

-Terrance & Brian

March 2020 Newsletter

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill

News and Updates

  • As most of y’all have heard, Samuel and Mallory Ortiz experienced a devastating fire and lost almost everything. We want to show our love and support for these two amazing, selfless people. If you feel led to give, please donate to his Venmo account @Samuel-Ortiz82, or at the Wellborn competition on March 6. We want to raise money for them during the Floater WOD, where each partner has one minute each to get max cals on the Ski Erg, and every $10 donated will buy you 1 calorie. Please give Healy or Terrance the donations if you want it to go toward your score.
  • Zac Stevenson and Manny Martinez-Arias are the new Nutrition Coaches for our gym, so if you are seeking advice, have questions, want to lose weight, perform better in the gym, or whatever your goals are, you can contact them to get you started on your own unique Nutrition Plan!
  • We ordered more Earth Fed protein. The flavors that are available are vanilla, chocolate, peanut butter cup, strawberry, and banana whey and chocolate casein.
  • The Sawed-Off vs Wellborn t-shirts are in, please get with Kate to grab your shirt!
  • We made it past the first two months of 2020, and we appreciate everyone’s hard work so far. We are so excited to have many new people join the SOCF family, and because of growing class sizes, we would like to start having each member sign themselves in and reserve a class spot ahead of time. This will help us stay more organized and have a plan before class starts to insure everyone is getting a great workout. If you have any comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask one of us. We appreciate all of you, let’s finish the week strong.
  • Spring Break starts the day after the competition on March 7 until March 15. We hope everyone has a fun and safe week!

Events

Wellborn CrossFit will be hosting us for the 2nd Annual Coed Partner Throwdown on Friday, March 6. The athlete briefing will be held at 5:45 p.m. and the competition will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

RX and Scaled divisions are available, and teams must contain one male and one female athlete. You must be a member of SOCF to participate. Registration ends Wednesday, March 4. If you need a partner, please write your name and number on the announcement board in the gym.

Shout-Outs

Last month we retested the infamous Girl WOD “Fran”, and so many of you PR’d your previous time! Whether you increased weight, progressed with your pull-ups, or did this workout for the first time, we are very proud and appreciate all of you putting in your best effort.

Final Reminders

An email was sent out a couple weeks ago about signing in for morning childcare. We ask that parents with children 12 months and under reserve an infant childcare spot for the 8:30am class and 9:30am Women’s Only class through Zen Planner. There will be 3 spots available per class each day. This helps us keep everyone safe! Other than that, let’s have a great month!

TO THE MAX!!

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