UPDATE: 24 JUNE 2020

Outdoor Class times from Monday 6 July will be as follows:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday (NOT FRIDAY JULY 10)
All above classes will be outside – subject to weather. If heavy rain, then classes will be temporarily suspended for safety. There will be no classes Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.
Zoom classes will continue to be run at 1000 and 1800 (not 1730) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, plus 0930 on Saturday. These classes will be reviewed on a weekly basis. Class times will be 45 minutes in duration

Classes will be strictly limited to 5 members plus coach. No additional persons to be on site: - this regrettably includes children, other family members or friends
Unless signed in to a class, no member is able to ‘turn-up’ to train, ‘just in case’
Members must sign out as soon as possible if unable to make their booked class times
Members will be unable to sign in for all three class times a week, to ensure a greater number of members have an opportunity to train

There will be 5 dedicated workstations, with a 2m distance between each one
All workstations will be set up in advance of class by the coach, including 2 x flooring mats
Equipment will be wiped down by coach after it has been laid out
All equipment must be wiped down by the member in that workstation before leaving the class
All workstations will have a dedicated cleaning station (see below)
All members must remain in their workstation for duration of class, unless running. If running is involved, then coaches will ensure correct ingress & egress procedures
There will be no chalk on site. Members can bring their own chalk, but cannot share with other members
No sharing of equipment under any circumstances
Some of these stations will be in the sun (so please ensure that you are prepared to train outside in these conditions). We are looking into coverings.

Dedicated cleaning station per workstation
1 x Antibac (or bleach solution) spray
1 x cleaning cloth
1 x pack of antibac wipes
1 x paper towel roll
Spray and cleaning cloth to be used to clean all equipment after use
Cleaning cloth to be placed in ‘cloth cleaning bucket’ after use
New cleaning cloth will be placed in cleaning station by coach prior to each class
Antibac wipes/paper towels are for backup purposes, purely as we are trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible, along with reducing waste

Please do not come in, if you are feeling unwell or sick
Wash hands on arrival and after training (access is allowed into the social area for this – one person at a time) – antibac gel can be used, but the coach must see this being applied
Please stick to the 2m social distancing guidelines
No hugging, high fiving, fist pumps – sorry

1 x male
1 x female (1 x female will be ‘out of use’)
Only 1 member to enter the building at any one time
Toilet/cistern and sink must be wiped down with antibacterial spray and paper towel after each use

Are closed until further notice

Is closed until further notice
Access will only be permitted to the toilets and to wash hands
No access to showers/changing rooms/office
No access to social area (apart for access to ladies’ toilets)

Will be kept to a low-mid volume
In line with our forthcoming diversity & equality policy, the genre of music will be upbeat pop etc. There will no longer be hard-core Rap/ Heavy Metal/ Hip Hop/ Death Metal/Trap /Jungle etc played, that includes expletives or derogatory terminology

Parking - All cars to be parked at back of building, not in the main car park or in front of the building
No more than 5 members on site at any one time
No children/family members to be on site
Roller sh
utter doors to remain closed at all times during opening hours
Members are advised to bring their own water bottles as there will be no access to water

Any queries or questions then please do not hesitate to contact one of us.

Team Cooley
Issued: 26.06.2020


Following on from the news today regarding Covid-19/Coronavirus, it is with a heavy heart that we have no option but to offer an alternative method of delivering sessions and classes for CrossFit Iron Duke effective from 20:00 tonight (20 March).

As you know we have voluntarily stayed open as long as possible by putting restrictions and changes in place to our standard operation, however this has now been taken out of our control. We do not know how long we will need to offer this alternative method of delivery, and we ask that you all please stick with us and not suspend your memberships. We so desperately want to be able to open our doors, as soon as we are able to and to put this tumultuous time behind us.

With the above in mind, and the alternative delivery method of classes to Team CFID, and this is what your membership will cover:
• Dedicated home WOD’s
• Loaning of dumbells/kettlebells/ab mats/skipping ropes
• Dedicated home WOD/online support Facebook Group
• Online challenges

Dedicated Home WODs
All home WOD’s will be live streamed the evening before, in the dedicated Facebook Group at a set time. This will be an opportunity to ask questions etc and you still get to see us!
All home WOD’s will be accessible for everyone.

Loaning of equipment – from Monday 23 March 2020
We will be loaning out one dumbbell/kettlebell per person, abmat and skipping rope. This will be on a first come, first served basis. There will be a loan agreement for you to complete, and each person will have a dedicated time slot to come and collect the equipment. Regrettably, bars, plates, wall balls, bikes, skis and rowers are unable to be ‘loaned’ out. A further post will follow about this.

Dedicated online support Facebook Group.
We have set up a new Facebook Group to offer support, home WOD’s, online challenges and interactive streams/chats to keep the community going during this period of closure. We will be as active as possible, and encourage all members to be as interactive as possible too……. Even if its just to ‘banter’ with each other. But we think this page will be vitally important at this time. So please keep an eye out for the invite, as it will be a closed group page.

Online challenges
Online challenges will be posted on the support Facebook Group, and you will all be encouraged to take part.

If you have any queries, questions or concerns, or are even contemplating suspending your membership, then please speak with us. We are here to help and support you as much as possible. Thank you all for your support, and be rest assured we are doing everything we can to keep CrossFit Iron Duke running, so we can open our doors again as soon as we are able.

Team Cooley

Issued: 20 March 2020


1 - First and foremost, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE GYM SICK. We have teens, children, babies and members with low immune systems who will be less resilient to the Covid-19 / Corona virus, as well as everyday colds and sickness (this includes symptoms such as a runny nose, cough and sickness). This also includes bringing any children with you to classes that are also sick. Please do the sensible thing and NOT BRING SICK CHILDREN in with you. This policy also applies to our coaches.

2 - WASH YOUR HANDS. This must be done ON ARRIVAL AT THE GYM – regardless if you washed your hands, or used anti-bacterial gel in the car, and again AFTER TRAINING. Hands must be washed with soap and water, and for a longer spell than normal! There are additional anti-bacterial Gel Sanitisers out on the gym floor and social areas, so please use them in addition to washing, or even during class.

3 – WIPE DOWN ALL YOUR EQUIPMENT. Always after you use it, but there is no harm in wiping it down before also. There are anti-bacterial wipes, plus spray and kitchen roll on the gym floor.

4 – We will be moving to paper towels next week (when the new dispensers have arrived) - instead of hand towels in the social area, and in both the men’s and ladies’ toilets. Hand towels in the interim period will be changed, at least twice a day.

5 – Please pay attention to the below advice and follow it:
· Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
· Put used tissues in the bin immediately
· Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
· Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
· Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
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