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10:00 - 10:30am
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Dear WAC COMMUNITY,
This is what I know to be true. A lot of us are anxious, sad, lonely, irritated and other unhappy feelings that are warranted right now. As a natural optimist, I have felt all of that daily, sometimes hourly. Wanting free time was a nice thing to wish for when you are always on the clock as a business owner. I did not want it ‘this’ way. I am practicing gratitude in between reminding myself to exhale.
This is what I can control. I know I am better off than so many people around the world right now. Living in Santa Barbara provides us so much. Now, more than at any other time, we have space. There are many areas to go out, walk, get fresh air and a lighter outlook without having to worry about distance. I am supporting every eatery possible regardless of my uncertainty. I have no doubt their overhead is much higher than mine. I am loaning equipment to any member. It’s called the WAC LIBRARY. Just let me know what you decide to ‘check out’. We will be doing 30 minute classes on our Facebook page and Instagram. It will start at 10 am on Monday, 4/6 with Shevon. It will be Monday, Wednesday and Fridays through the month of April. If you can join in, please give Shevon any feedback or suggestions. You can also watch it later when you have time. Everyone is welcome. No charge.
I want to address memberships. I understand why the 4/7 and 4/15 deadlines to re-open will be extended until at least 4/30. Everyone’s health and well being on this planet has value. I have been humbled along with tears (happy) with the kindness of support from members who have reached out. It also hurts me to the core for the members who have been affected by so many closures. I want to thank ALL of you who have pledged to ride this out with us for the duration. I know this is hardly a reality for most. I thank the ones who have had to cancel with their beautiful letters of encouragement, gratitude and promising to return. I want to thank the ones who challenge me to be a better owner and human every day. Please e-mail WAC if you cannot continue your debits and you will not have to do it in writing. If you can hang on to our $20 hold rate, let us know. If you can hang on as we rise out of this virus, I will hang on.
WAC will be BACK. That’s a FACT.
You doing okay? Yes, no, sometimes. A few tears and a lot of deep breaths. I think that sums it up for most of us. I feel and see the stress. I also feel and see the love, support and kindness that is so very touching.
I now know what PPE means. I am proud to have ‘ALWAYS’ been grateful for all ESSENTIAL (and non-essential) workers. We have members and friends who are on the front lines. We have members and friends who lost their jobs. I think about them a lot.
I think about the loved ones that we can’t visit for their safety. I am a team player. But, this part is hard for me and many of you.
Keep your daily news and social media intake at a healthy minimum. Same with alcohol and bad foods. Avoid any unnecessary trips.
We are so lucky to live here. We have nice weather and we have SPACE!!!!! Be creative and find other places to walk/bike. I am in love with the La Cumbre mall right now. Also, WAC’s FB page has live workouts on MWF from 10-10:30 am until we can re-open. You can check out the workout any time. Our WAC Library equipment program has been very successful. The Library is still open.
WAC is taking all the necessary steps to be ready when we get the green light. I hope some fresh paint will make you happy. I am figuring out how to move the equipment around (what else is new?) to make distancing easy. I am open to any suggestions.
No matter what. My glass has always been half full and it is always partly sunny.
Miss you, Alice
Join us for 30 minutes of varying intensity to strengthen, tone, improve balance, endurance and coordination. We will focus mostly on low impact body-weight exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Exercising will allow for a release of tension and stress which we all need at this time. Keep your body moving with us! All levels welcome!
COVID - FIT
Women's Athletic Club
Santa Barbara, CA