Dear Members, 

I wanted to send an updated message to all our members in regards to the current state of emergency with the COVID-19 crisis here in Australia and around the world.

I have always been very grateful of the amazing community of both members and trainers we have here @Ruben’s and think it’s very important to remain honest and transparent with you all during these times. 

At this point in time it is still safe to come to the gym and keeping high levels of personal hygiene and social distancing will help stop contracting the virus (in any public place). We are very lucky to have a small membership base meaning there is less chance of large numbers being at the gym hence easier to practice social distancing.

As the virus does spreads there grows a small chance that there will be a mandatory closure of the gym (along with all other non-essential activities and gatherings) as we have seen elsewhere in the world. In the case that this does occur we will place all memberships on hold at no charge. I want to assure you that will be taken care of. This will stand for the duration that it is imposed for. 

Solutions Not Problems…

As of today 19/3/2020

1. We are launching online classes, available on VIMEO, with numerous updates each week. Check the @Ruben’s Website for updates. First video can be viewed here https://vimeo.com/398639321 Access PASSWORD: stayfit

2. Equipment for sale. We have available 10 x NEW TRX Suspension Training straps (with door anchors to set up at home), $95.  Available at reception. 

3. Continued Social Distancing and cleaning. In the Spin Studio we will make sure there is 1.5 metres between bikes and keep all windows and doors open for the duration of the class. As a reminder and suggestion… there is gym access between 5:30am – 9pm Monday to Friday and 6am – 9pm Saturday and Sundays. Outside of peak times there is very little people in the gym and much simpler to maintain social distancing. If you do not have a program to follow please reply to this email now and we will set one up for you. 

If … (Lock Down)

In the unlikely case that we must close for a period of time, it could be for 2 weeks or longer. I feel both responsibility and priority to keep members active both physically and mentally and to keep trainers employed. Here are the solutions we will be offering. 

If the club is shut you will be able to take a little part of @Ruben’s home with you.

1. Equipment Rental

Available for Rent will be Spin Bikes ($30/week home delivered), Kettlebells ($5/week), Sandbags ($5/week), Slam Balls ($5/week), Resistance Bands ($5/week). To register for equipment, please reply back to this email right away.  

2. Online Fitness Membership subscription.

To keep access to the online content there will be a small subscription fee $10/week. This will be an opt in with an sign up link emailed out. 

With all these measures we are set to stay mentally and physically strong, fit and healthy during these uncertain times. 

Community coming together…

FRESH MEAT is available at our local Black Forest Smoke House (Across from the gym 138 Victoria Rd, Marrickville). Our friends Josh and Richard have an abundant supply of fresh meat if you are struggling to find it in the supermarket. They are also providing packages for delivery (Inner West only) if you are in quarantine or self isolation. Give them a call 9516 3210 or visit the website. 

Black Forest Smoke House https://www.blackforestsmokehouse.com.au/shop

STAY CALM, HAVE A COFFEE

George at Roastville has an online store. You can purchase and arrange delivery of coffee (whole bean or ground), if you need.

Roastville https://roastville.com.au/

Thanks for your attention, I hope you and your family stay healthy and we’ll keep you informed with anymore developments as they arise. 

Yours in Health and Fitness 

Ruben.