Newsletter: May 2020
By: Elemental Fitness Ltd Newsletter, fitness, personaltrainingleeds
Personal Message - David Kenyon, Managing Director
Welcome to another Elemental Fitness newsletter. Its been a busy month here and we're sorry we can't all be together training as normal, but rest assured we're working tirelessly in the background to keep moral high, members engaged and planning for the return.
Since the 20.03.20 Elemental Fitness has gone through significant changes. Through March we implemented the new cleaning procedures and followed government advice to close all group classes in line with school closures, and then the closure of the entire facility when instructed to do so. Full details of the previous steps taken, current position and any updates can be found here.
As of 20.03.20 Elemental Fitness had no choice but to furlough many of its staff who were eligible as part of the coronavirus job retention scheme. Unfortunately Elemental Fitness had no procedure in place to facilitate online training to the level required to cover existing running costs. This approach allowed Elemental Fitness to keep existing staff on payroll whilst closed, and provide them with financial security during these uncertain times, aiding towards a stronger return when the time comes.
Although these times are hard, rest assured we feel the business has taken the correct steps to ensure its survival longer term. We understand many members have continued to build credit with Elemental Fitness to support its survival which we are truly thankful for. This income has helped us to cover our ongoing and unavoidable running costs, alongside covered many overheads before government support arrived. Any remaining revenue has been placed to one side and will be used as a cash injection to restart the business when the time comes and ensure you all receive the services you have paid for when the business returns to normal operating hours strengthened by its entire workforce due to the coronavirus job retention scheme. It will also allow us to cover overtime should it be required for these extra sessions.
As this newsletter will touch on, staff have been kindly volunteering their time to publish online work outs free of charge across all our networks. For more specific details please visit our latest article here. We would love to see many of you involved, they vary from 10 minute challenges through to 60 minute work outs. And as always, please like, comment and share as much as possible! These actions do help small business. The team have also been implementing and adapting existing procedures to see if we can maintain some degree of normality such as the challenges, whilst creating new ones for staff and customers alike, again strengthening our return when the time comes.
Feel free to contact any of the team to keep in touch, or if there is anything we can do to help you do let us know.
Stay home, stay safe, stay fit.
Kind regards, David.
Here we are. Still in the state of lock-down, hopefully holding it all together with the fantastic workout videos the guys at EF are putting out there.
To keep the mind from fraying and help with the turbulent time we are in - exercise is a key component to not only giving your body a good workout but preventing the mind from just losing it and genuinely considering eating the toilet paper that you hoarded!
Also making light of the situation can help too. You may have noticed that there was no April Newsletter but now we have all allowed ourselves to accommodate working from home the guys at EF are back at it. See below to fond out whats been happening!
The April challenge was a tough one. Not because of all the exercises and the intense nature James planned it but because of the quarantine life that was thrust upon us all.
Due to the lock-down starting at the back end of March and the April challenge had already been implemented, as well as it being based on there not being a lock down - the leader-board, sadly, had no-one on it.
This is understandable, a change in how things are done regarding the leader board put the emphasis on you, the client. And the April Challenge was a tad long to follow for the aforementioned reasons. We'll chalk this one up as a memorable time in the history for Elemental Fitness.
This time around the warm-up is down to you. You can even skip the warm-up completely (we suggest you don’t as this may hinder your effectiveness). All we need from you is a complete video of the challenge sent in via Messenger on the Elemental Fitness page.
As for the challenge… drum roll please… you will be tasked to do 20 press ups as fast possible?!? However, after each press up you must tap your shoulders from the press plank position as many times as press-ups you have completed. you can view a video demonstration on our Facebook page or go to the May Challenge to see the full list of rules.
Home Workout Routine
We have been working harder than ever to make sure our clients are still keeping up their fitness routines with high intensity training videos that are posted to our EF Facebook page as well as our YouTube channel too.
These 20 minutes videos are just the right amount of exercise based on many being stuck inside and not getting their gym fix. Best of all it is free! That includes anyone that wants to use our services that may not be a part of EF - we figured we're all in the same boat right now and anything we can do to keep up morale we will do just that.
Fancy a bit of kickboxing, you can even check out the EKA Facebook page for longer more martial arts based routines - again all free!
Did you know we have an archive of fun, interesting fact filled blogs that give an insight to the world of fitness and martial arts.
Ever wondered what a kickboxer’s diet consists of? Perhaps you need a list of ten exercises to help build leg strength? Check our blog page to find out all this and much more
Discounts on block sessions and bootcamps as well as easy monthly payments to spread out cost.
Also become a member of the EKA and get an extra discount on 1-2-1 sessions.
*All these offers are still valid and can be redeemed when we are fully operational*