Ain’t no sunshine when you’re gone…
Dear Fit Fam
It’s been 4 days, 2 hours and 36 minutes since we last saw you in our collective home at Dream Body Fitness.
We hope you’re safe, in possession of all you need to ride out this 21-day storm, and surrounded by those whom you most love.
Whilst we’ve lost contact with you, we still feel deeply connected to you and our wider South African community. Connected to what it means to be a community. Connected to what it means to be South African.
There are great stories emerging of how South Africans are helping one another, from financial and food contributions all the way through to connecting digitally to elderly communities and keeping those ‘connection fires’ burning.
Those fires of connection roar through the hallowed, empty halls of Dream Body Fitness like an inferno and fuel our hope for the future, and enthusiasm for your safe return in 21 days.
A return that sees us all stronger as individuals, families and communities.
Until then, we do need to take care of the practical, financial elements that bind us together as a health and fitness community, and we wanted to assure you that we’ve got your back.
6 Week and 12 Week Memberships
For our short term #dbf_tribe who have enrolled and paid for a 6 or 12 week membership, we’re going to reactivate and kick start your memberships from scratch the moment our doors re-open in 21 days after the 26th of April.
Your 6 | 12 Week Transformation Programme will launch the day you return and you’ll begin your transformation journey with the benefit of rest and rejuvenation so we’re looking forward to some awesome transformations and outcomes.
You’ll also be our first post-Covid group and we’d love to feature your journey as a torch that shines a light on the awesomeness and special #dbf_spirit of our #dbf_tribe.
You don’t need to do anything from your side, it’s all taken care of from our side. All you need to do is show up when the doors reopen and the lights come back on. Look forward to having you home.
12 Month Memberships
The presidential communication on the 21-day lock down came after our debit order run for the month of April had been processed by banking systems, and as such, a debit for this month’s gym membership fee will come through tomorrow, the 25th of March 2020.
We will, however, be adding a free month to your gym membership at the end of your contract to make up for the 21-day period of the official government COVID lockdown, plus the 7 days period prior to the official lock down on the 26th of April 2020, that Dream Body Fitness have been on lock down.
We appreciate that this phenomenon has caught us all by surprise and impacted our lives a great deal but our leadership team are committed to ensuring that Dream Body Fitness doesn’t impact your life from that perspective.
What happens next?
After every wildfire, the ground is more fertile and productive than before the fires ignited the land and we look forward to rebuilding, re-seeding and harvesting the great things that are born and forged in the crucible of the Covid-19 phenomenon.
That rebuilding and re-seeding starts today.
Our fearless and inspirational leaders, Steve and Taskeen, have rolled up their sleeves and got to work creating awesome resources and initiatives to guide you through the 21 days and beyond.
We’ve put together a Men’s and Women’s Home Workout Series, which you will already have received via our website, social media platforms and text platforms. We’re also producing a video series of these workouts, shot by Steve and delivered to you via social media platforms, emails, our website and regular text communications.
A few people we’ve spoken to have told us about the shock, and in some cases, trauma, they are experiencing and as such, we’ve dug deep into the Body | Mind | Soul locker and are producing some amazing resources to keep you motivated, inspired and mentally strong.
We’ll also be featuring #dbf_campfires where you hook up with the #dbf_tribe digitally on Facebook, Zoom (video conferencing platform) and other mediums such as WhatsApp and Instagram.
Steve will also be hosting online coaching and Q&A sessions with our tribe to keep you informed, connected and empowered through our #riteofpassage.
COVID-19 is a catalyst. It’s something we firmly believe will transform us into the very best version of ourselves that we can be. The next 21 days are a crucible that will shape who we are as individuals and communities. We’re committed to being with you every step of that journey.
Committed to walking through fire and being transformed by it with you!
“I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me” – Joshua Graham
Love Tas, Steve and the Dream Team