Most people know home workouts are hard. Hard to get motivation for, hard to find the right workout, hard because you don't own any equipment.
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Everything about it just screams "hard".
But Lithgow's Club Revive Crossfit Uplift gym found a way to help their loyal gym goers and make those home workouts, just a little bit easier.
Owners Chris and Linda Kable set up different Facebook groups where they posted daily workout routines, motivational videos, and provided support to their gym patrons, to make sure they kept hitting their goals even in isolation.
The club also handed out their own gym equipment from barbells to weights, steps and more so that residents could complete the workouts in their own time with the equipment needed.
But now Lithgow residents can return to the gym from Saturday, June 13, something Chris Kable is very excited about.
"Linda, the staff and I are jumping out of our skin to welcome back our community, we really have missed the interaction and connection with our gym family," he said.
"We are counting down the days."
But as with most places these days, Club Revive will have a new set of rules for people entering the gym.
"The rules we have in place will be very similar to the ones we had in place for two weeks prior to our doors being closed," he said.
This includes; washing your hands before starting your workout, using hand sanitising stations around the club, disinfecting equipment and anything you touch before and after use, no sharing equipment, keeping 1.5 meters from other members, limit of eight people (4m squared) per room.
"Anyone who uses the gym will have to sign in and out of the club, for members we have a swipe in and out system already in place and casual visitors will be required to sign in and out on our guest register," he said.
But a gym can't work without equipment, so Club Revive is calling for their members to return the equipment they lent out before this weekend.
"Already we have a lot of gear back in place and cleaned, ready for operation on Monday," he said.
Kable said the gym members were the main reason his business was able to survive the tumultuous few months.
"Linda and I need all of our community to know just how much we appreciate the support we have received from them over the past eight weeks," he said.
"Without all that our members have done for us I'm not sure we would of had a gym to come back to.
"Our gym family is strong and I'm proud to be a part of what we have together."
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