Training the LocoFam Through COVID-19

Dear LocoFam,

The coronavirus is creating a lot of chaos, but there are many bright spots. Here are just a few:

No. 1: You’ve prioritized your health and fitness. You’ve done everything you can to prepare for anything. You’re strong and healthy, and you have an iron will earned through training. That virus is going to have a fight on its hands if it runs into you.

No. 2: People in Charleston have time to prepare. While gyms in Italy and Denmark have been shut down, we have time to plan. We’ll be very prepared to help our clients stay fit as governments work to manage the pandemic.

No. 3: Spring is on the way, and we’re able to use large, well ventilated outside spaces already.  We have parks and beaches all around us, and we will use them is needed.

No. 4: We’re talking to the best gym owners and business mentors daily to learn how we can serve our clients best right now. We know people around the world, and as a client of ours, you’ll benefit from that. You can expect a world-class response to the coronavirus. Read on.


Long-Term Plans

We are preparing in case the government-mandated closures in other places happen here. As a leader in the fitness industry, we have a huge network of resources, and we’re using that to make a solid plan.

We will hold all classes and events at their regularly scheduled times until we’re forced to cease operations by DHEC.

If we must close, we will not stop providing you with coaching, programming and inspiration. We will use the internet to program and instruct workouts. We take a lot of pride in being a rock for our clients, and we’ll make sure you keep working out even if the government won’t let that happen at 4151 Spruill Ave. You pay us for coaching, and we will deliver it without interruption.

We will program workouts every day, with precise instruction.  That instruction will be given to EVERY ATHLETE INDIVIDUALLY.  Each of our Coaches are prepared to be assigned 10-20 members of the gym.  They’ll be your remote personal trainer for as long as is necessary.

Many of you know we recently launched a new Online Coaching platform.  We’ve had six Beta clients go through the program and worked out all the kinks.  We already have a handful of clients paying full price for the service, and it is ROCKING.  The results people are seeing are amazing.  This service is $300/month with nutrition coaching and $200/month without nutrition coaching.  You’re going to get all the same benefits for your regular monthly membership rate.  The only difference is we won’t be using the ‘TrueCoach’ platform.

We’ll tell you how to use household items, and we’ll leverage technology to coach you. We are more than prepared for this.


To help you prepare, here’s a to-do list from Loco:

1. Go out and buy a kettlebell or a set of dumbbells. You can probably get something for about $50 or less. Play it Again Sports is minutes from the gym, and there are tons of online retailers. Select a weight that you would use in a conditioning workout (25-, 35- and 55 lb. kettlebells are common, as are 20- and 40- lb. dumbbells). This will be your primary piece of at-home fitness equipment. Don’t worry: You can stay very fit with just one kettlebell or dumbbell.  P.S. If this is not possible for you let us know.  We are more than happy to lend you a kettlebell, dumbbell, or medicine ball free of charge.  You’ll just have to sign a waiver and agreement to return it in good condition.

2. If you have the cash, buy one heavy object and one lighter object. Maybe a few different ones.  If you don’t have cash, get creative. Fill some jugs with water, clean off that old tire in the garage, and so on.

3. Make a space where you can work out with “Loco Online.” It should be about 8 feet by 8 feet. Just don’t knock over plants or do a burpee on the dog’s tail.

4. Create Instagram and Facebook accounts if you don’t have them. We’ll likely use those platforms to run workouts.

5. Make sure you have a way to set up a phone or iPad so you can see and hear us during the online session.

6. High-five the Internet.



General Procedures


In the short term, please observe the following:

– Most important of all: Don’t come to the gym if you are feeling ill or have disease symptoms. If you are unwell but want to train, email with your equipment list and a description of your space. We’ll get you moving. Please plan to use this option to train at home if you are under the weather.

– Wash your hands often with warm water and lots of soap. Scrub and sing “Happy Birthday” to make sure you’re washing long enough. Don’t touch your face.

– If you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth with a tissue or an elbow.

– Thoroughly clean any equipment you touch. All cleaning supplies will be on hand.



We Got This!


We sincerely hope to avoid any government-mandated closures, but we are prepared for everything.

You will be taken care of. We’ll show the exact same enthusiasm and care over the internet. You won’t get a physical fist bump after a great workout, but our emoji game is very, very strong.  Just ask Jamo!


P.S. Huge shout to our Mentors at Two Brain Business as well as Mike Warkentin from CrossFit 204 for helping us put these thoughts together!


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