This is a delicate post to write but it has been on my mind for many weeks now. Like many of you, I have pondered how I personally, as well as Catacombs collectively can contribute to the overall health of our community—both now and into the future. I’ve struggled with how to communicate these deeply held beliefs in a sensitive and responsible way. Yet the message is too important to leave unsaid.
The task of writing a blog post has been sitting on my “To Do” list for too many days now. I love writing to you guys and there is never a shortage of thoughts that I want to share with you. Sometimes though, motivation is in short supply or I let perfection get in the way of progress. Let’s remedy that today. Because even though our doors are closed, we need each other now more than ever. If your exercise routine is not what you want it to be right now, you need to read this!
In cooperation with Gov. Polis's order, Catacombs will be closed for the next 30 days. We will continue to post at-home workouts, coach you virtually, and be your connecting point through this time. Get ready to hear from us! We cannot offer in-person training of any kind but would appreciate the opportunity to continue to coach you through all of the channels available to us. But we need your help now more than ever.
The time has come to do the right thing for the common good. While I had hoped to keep our doors open through this crisis, I now believe that we must do our part to aid in the social distancing efforts to prevent or slow the spread of COVID-19. It is simply the only right thing to do. I've been in contact with San Juan Basin Health and while they will not require us to close, it is clear that continuing to promote the gathering of groups and physical contact within the gym puts people at risk. That is unconscionable to me.
We are implementing a 2-week cancellation of group classes effective Monday, March 16th through March 29th.
It is getting more and more difficult to make sense of the state of affairs in our world. It looks less likely by the minute that our little corner of the world will escape the impacts the coronavirus and the associated economic hardship.
Catacombs has thrived as a community gathering place for 6 years now. While we are following all guidelines and best practices around keeping our members safe, we are also preparing for the unlikely possibility of a forced closure. Rest assured that we are preparing alternative avenues right now for delivering not just your daily workout, but also your daily dose of community and connection. Read on to find out what we are working on.