The Great Reopening

We will reopen on Monday, May 18. We will offer two services; limited class sizes (12 athletes only) and private personal training. The purpose of the limited class sizes is to ensure our procedures and protocols are enforced and repeatable. This has also caused class times to shift. Open gym and completing additional programming during class will not be permitted. Childcare has been suspended.

WEEKLY CROSSFIT CLASS SCHEDULE  
5:30 a.m.
7 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
12 p.m.
2 p.m. (Friday only)
3:30 p.m.
5 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
NOTE: There are no women’s only classes during this time.

WEEKLY CROSSFIT KIDS CLASS SCHEDULE
Ages 9-13 • Mon. & Wed. • 2:30-3 p.m. in-person & 5 p.m. on ZOOM
Ages 5-8 • Tue. & Thu. • 2:30-3 p.m. in-person & 5 p.m. on ZOOM
All Ages • Sat. • 10-11 a.m. in-person starting May 30

ENVIRONMENT

  • We will keep the doors and garage doors open at all times to ensure ventilation – please dress appropriately.
  • Athletes will enter and exit through the garage doors on the west side of the facility.
  • Bathrooms are available for use; however, the lobby, chairs, cubbies, water cooler, childcare room and showers will be unavailable for use.

COACHES

  • Coaches will wear face coverings if feasible and safety permits.
  • Coaches will maintain six feet of distance from athletes and coaches at all times.

ATHLETES

  • Athletes are encouraged to change clothing prior to arriving to the gym.
  • Athletes will be required to keep shirts on at all times inside the gym.
  • Athletes can bring a bag or personal item but it will be stored within their 8×10 foot training space.
  • Athletes are encouraged to bring water, but perishable food items will not be permitted.

CLASS RESERVATIONS

• Athletes are required to reserve a class through ZenPlanner.
• Reservations will open 24-hours prior to EACH class time. Example: Reservations for the Monday 5:30 p.m. class will open at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
• Waitlist have been added to all classes.
• ZenPlanner will automatically send class reminders and waitlist upgrades. Emails include: Class RSVP Confirmation, Class RSVP Reminder, Waitlist Confirmation and Waitlist Upgraded to Reserved
• Please remember to cancel yourself out of a class if you are no longer able to attend. The deadline to cancel a class is two hours prior to class time.

MANAGING RESERVATIONS
Within the ZenPlanner App, click on the calendar icon in the top right. You can reserve your spot or add yourself to a waitlist (if the class is full) by clicking the star next to the time you wish to attend. If you no longer can attend a class, simply click “Cancel Reservation”.

CHECK-IN PROCESS

  • Check your symptoms prior to arriving to class
    • Stay home if you are sick or have any of the following symptoms; Cough, shortness of breath or difficult breathing, feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, and known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19.
  • Athletes can only arrive 10 minutes prior to class, no earlier.
  • All those entering the gym will have their temperature checked (touch-less).
  • Athletes will be asked to wash their hands when they arrive to the gym (and when they leave).
  • Athletes will be assigned a taped off 8×10 foot training space.

WHILE AT THE GYM

  • Athletes will maintain six feet of distance from athletes and coaches at all times.
  • There will be no physical contact between athletes or coaches while in the facility.
  • Training spaces will be designated prior to class and all class activities must be conducted within your assigned training space.
  • Athletes must wipe down all utilized equipment inside their training space and coaches will put equipment away at the conclusion of class.
  • Athletes must leave immediately after class in an appropriate manner maintaining six feet of separation. 

STATE RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Maintain at least six feet separation from other individuals not within the same household. If such distancing is not feasible, other measures such as face covering, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness, and sanitation should be rigorously practiced.
  • Wear gloves that fully cover from the wrist to the fingers while exercising.
  • Individuals aged 65 or older are at a higher risk of COVID-19. Individuals aged 65 and older should stay at home as much as possible.

ODD & ENDS

  • Open gym and completing additional programming during class will not be permitted.
  • Childcare has been suspended and we ask that children and visitors are kept at home due to facility capacities.
  • Saturday Community WODs will not be held, but an at-home WOD will be posted on ZenPlanner.
  • CrossFit Kids will continue but will be sent a separate set of guidelines.
  • Due to limited capacity, drop-ins must be scheduled.

We will continue to monitor our operation and make changes as long as we feel we can do so responsible. Please reach out to us with any additional questions.

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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SATURDAY, FEB. 2

The Community WOD on Saturday, Feb. 2 has been cancelled. We have multiple coaches attending “A League of Their Own: A Women’s Only Challenge” in San Antonio. Good luck to our athletes competing in this competition!

SATURDAY, JAN. 12

Big weekend at Sawed-Off CrossFit. Make sure you are aware of our schedule!

COMMUNITY WOD
Cancelled

10 A.M.-1 P.M.  •  WOD TALK
A workout coached by Bethany Shadburne, the 16th fittest woman on earth. A Q&A session will follow! $25 per person. You must be registered to attend.

1-3 P.M.  •  OPEN HOUSE
Tour the facility, meet the coaches, learn more about our programs, and converse with our amazing community. The Crafty Pig Food Truck will be on-site selling food.

For more information, call 979.431.3433 or email Info@SawedOffCrossFit.com.

HOLIDAY HOURS

Our holiday hours start next week. Make sure to mark these dates on your calendar. Days not listed will be business as usual.

Monday, Dec. 24 | Closed
Tuesday, Dec. 25 | Closed
Saturday, Dec. 29 | No Community WOD
Monday, Dec. 31 | Closed
Tuesday, Jan. 1 | Closed