Today, Inspired by Fitness participated in the MS Walk. We proudly raised $485 to support this incredible charity, our Stratford-Perth MS warriors and our very own Inspired members who inspire us with their daily fight againist MS. We were also a proud sponsor of the event and had a blast pumping everyone up with the warm-up.
Stratford-Perth together has raised over $35,000 for the MS Society Canada. Thank you so much to everyone for your generous donations, for joining the MS Walk and to the Stratford-Perth MS Society for hosting an incredible event.
Here's to building strong communities and giving back!
At Inspired by Fitness, we strongly believe in the power of partnership and know that great things are possible when people work together. Last week we hosted Inspired by Colour Week – a fun and unique way to celebrate health, fitness and life by lighting the studio up with colour. This week also provided us with the opportunity to raise funds for Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth.
With your generous donations, we were able to raise $610.55 for the Hospice! The funds will support palliative individuals, as well as their loved ones, through their end-of-life journeys.
We are so grateful to be surrounded by such giving community members and are honoured to support such a meaningful cause.
Thanks for a fantastic week and for making a difference in someone’s life!
The Ontario government has announced that as of March 21st mask requirements will be lifted in most public settings (including gyms). Therefore, the choice to wear a mask after that date will be a personal one. We kindly ask that our members be tolerant of others who still choose to wear face coverings.
To coincide with the end of the mandatory mask requirement, we will no longer require proof of full vaccination to enter the studio after March 21st.
It was also announced that the Ontario government will change COVID-19 isolation requirements. The updated requirements can be found here.
We owe coming out on the other side of the pandemic to you, our loyal members. Thank you for your support, your positivity and for sticking with us through this difficult time.
At Inspired by Fitness, safety is our top priority. We continue to follow all provincial regulations and public health measures regarding COVID-19 safety. As the province gradually eases restrictions, we will monitor and reevaluate our studio operations to maintain the health and safety of our Inspired community.
While the Ontario government has announced plans to remove proof of vaccination requirements on March 1st, we have decided to keep the proof of vaccine mandate in place until at least April 1st. This decision was not made lightly as we know everyone is keen to move forward; however, we feel this extension is in the best interest of our studio for the time being. Our online operations will remain in place meaning that you can always join your favourite fitness class or training session from the comfort of your own home.
Inspired by Fitness will continue to adhere to strict health and safety protocols, including masking standards, physical distancing, limited capacity and enhanced cleaning protocols.
We are very happy and excited to announce our re-opening on Monday, January 31st in accordance with the latest government announcement. (Please note the studio will remain closed for the remainder of this week and all of next week with online services only.) We look forward to welcoming you back to in-person services at the studio starting on the 31st!
Keeping you safe and healthy is our number one priority. After all, as members, you come to Inspired by Fitness to maintain and improve your physical and mental well-being in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. That’s why we will continue to follow government advice and carry out our enhanced safety measures. Everyone has a part to play in keeping our studio safe, and we are asking our members to continue to be vigilant.
CONTINUATION OF HYBRID MODEL FOR FITNESS CLASSES
Whether you decide to come back to the studio or prefer working out at home for now, we understand. We will continue with our hybrid model offering our fitness classes both In-Studio and Virtual (online participation alongside in-person instruction).
Do you desire the sense of community and team that in-studio group fitness classes offer? Make sure to follow the guidelines below. In-studio classes are available to members and pass holders.
Do you favour the convenience and perceived safety of a virtual offering? We are pleased to continue to offer our amazing fitness classes virtually. Virtual classes are available only to members.
PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED
Inspired members will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide proof of vaccination along with photo ID (ie., driver’s license, health card or passport) to participate in in-person fitness classes and training sessions at the studio.
OUR ENHANCED SAFETY MEASURES
We are continuously reviewing government guidance and want to ensure your experience at the studio is safe and positive; therefore, we will continue to strictly follow these measures:
TO OUR INSPIRED COMMUNITY
During these difficult times, we would like to take a moment to thank our Inspired community for your continued support. The past two years have been challenging for all of us, and we could not have made it through without our members, clients and supportive staff. You are at the heart of our small business, and for that, we thank you. We are here for you because you have been here for us!
In response to the Ontario government’s announcement today regarding an alarming increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, Ontario will move back into a modified version of Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen effective Wednesday, January 5th at 12:01 am for at least 21 days (until January 26th). This timeline is subject to trends in public health and health system indicators.
As a result, Inspired by Fitness will be CLOSED IMMEDIATELY to all in-studio services (ie., fitness classes, training sessions, appointments, workshops, etc.) during this time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will advise when we will be able to resume in-studio operations as soon as we are able to.
Below are updates to our plans for the lockdown…
Fitness Classes to be Offered ONLINE
Amidst the confusion and frustration of returning to lockdown, a self-care plan can help you focus, make decisions and stay healthy. We are here to support you, albeit virtually, to help you get through this challenging time. Take good care and see you online!