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The fear of dying nearly killed me…

August 2nd 2020

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The fear of dying nearly killed me…⠀
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Not me, the gym⠀
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But instead of being a bit melodramatic, let’s talk about the positives⠀
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It was around 3 days into lockdown and the coaches came up with a plan.⠀
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We had a phone, the internet, a whiteboard and a captive audience.⠀
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We went LIVE on Facebook, it was only going to be 3 weeks, surely..?⠀
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Then the news came that gyms will be closed for a while longer, i was devastated⠀
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The plan had to pivot and fast…⠀
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Just like the whole world, we discovered zoom!⠀
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Understandably we lost a lot of members, who also lost jobs, couldn’t carry on etc… I was gutted for them, it wasn’t their fault, but this sent me into more of a downward spiral.⠀
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So then, another pivot was required, within another 3 days, we (the coaches) made a decision to help as many people as possible..⠀
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..we called every member of the community who told me that they were struggling. We then agreed to let them have the SCVF online package for FREE, with the members who were able to carry on paying supporting our decision to help as many people as we could.⠀
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We then handed out all of the equipment in the gym to our awesome members for FREE.⠀
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The package needed work, but over time we developed an online ZOOM system with a film set up to rival any movie set. It was Lights, Camera, ACTION!⠀
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For 3 months I danced around like an ugly/bald Joe wicks and provided the best I could to those locked down as I knew not only would it help with their mental health, it would also help with mine, I even lost weight..!⠀
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I’m not gonna lie, it was hard, I struggled to see the light at the end of the tunnel.⠀
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But the light came and we are now OPEN!!⠀
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So then, what did it look like for us during the pandemic?⠀
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500 x Zoom Training sessions⠀

16 x Zoom live Quizzes, Q & A’s etc⠀

1200 x Phone calls to members (Sorry we couldn’t get hold of you all!)⠀

60 x Outdoor gym sessions⠀

Full Gym revamp⠀

For me, the SCVF team of coaches/members are absolutely outstanding and without their support, I don’t think SCVF 2.0 would still be here today and I can’t thank them for giving me/us a FIGHTING CHANCE.⠀

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