iclimb513 -mataleo1 -jotabrav0 -Kirik -
Thank you for the thread of the year.
Apologies for the trobinson troll. He was of course shown the door.
I do have a question that for me is huge. I am based in Western Massachusetts. Just yesterday we had the first presumptive cases in the county. I have a fight gym, and am trying to figure out whether to close or not. We have reached out to the town board of health repeatedly for some direction, without a response so far.
Do you think fight gyms should close down? Should they move to stand up only? Stand up only with a limited size and instruction to try to maintain social distancing? Follow the lead of school officials, and close down or limit size and/or programming if K-12 are closed down in the town?
I know it's impossible to answer anything definitively, but any feedback whatsoever would be very gratefully received.
And again, sincerest apologies for the troll. He obviously leads a very miserable life, at the least internally.
I’m in the same boat Kirik. Don’t know what to do with my gym. Others in the area are adding more to spite current events. We are supposed to have a big kids party tomorrow. This whole ordeal is ridiculous.
I think it’s inevitable we will have to close. But when? How long do you wait?
No reason to wait. Everything else is closing for a reason. Better be safe. I'd think at the minimum 1 month, possibly 2 or more.
It sucks, I know most of you will lose money. For a threat that may never materialize. But this is serious.
Some of my mentors in medicine (those I trust and respect) have said this is what we should do. I defer to them for matters like this.
Damn. That sucks for the bjj gyms / guys. I stopped practicing 10 years ago but I was there 10+ hours a week for years. I'd have been way bummed and the academy owner would probably have folded if it happened in his early days.
I'm guessing with indoor gyms of all kinds either closing or people afraid to go, outdoor sports will have a possible resurgence. Cycling, tennis, running, pretty much all the ones I can think of don't put you in proximity to others hardly at all.
Either that or people will buy home exercise equipment. There may be hoarding of thighmasters and shakeweights! Zomg!
Great thread, Mata. Be well.
Yeah, it sucks for a lot of people. I'm lucky in the circumstances: I'm not fearing for my job, but I know a lot are suffering. It's a time for us to support eachother. Be safe brother.