Levo Update Show – Episode 62

Bigger classes, Coaching Changes, & Rising Numbers

Hey Sapiens!

Another great week is in our rear view as we complete week 2 back in the gym.

Classes are getting larger, so please take extra precautions to respect distance and cleanliness while at the gym.  In case you haven’t noticed, COVID cases are on the rise throughout the country as we try to get back to normal.  With that being the case, we want to ensure that everyone is very respectful of each other at this time.  Also, if you feel like you or someone close to you is at risk, you may consider talking with Antoinette about Zoom classes or other options.  We get it.

Some of you may have noticed things have been a little different over the last week.  Coach Brian has decided to move on from coaching.  We are grateful for everything that he has done in the past and hope the future is bright for him and Allison. 

We will be promoting from within.  Brandon Reid will be completing his internship with us and securing his level 1 certification.  While no one can replace Brian, we feel that Brandon will fill the void quite nicely.  Make sure to congratulate him, but take it easy on him as he learns the ropes of coaching.

That’s it crew.  Let’s have another great week.

Good Luck and #keepmoving

Levo Coaching Crew

Levo Update Show – Episode 61

It’s been a long Father’s Day with a lot of distractions, so I am keeping this short:

  1. The 6th Grade Francis Howell Junior Viking Flag Football team is champions in epic style
  2. Week 1 of being back and in the flesh has been completed
  3. Week 2 awaits and will bring the opportunity for communication and improvement

Happy Father’s Day fools!


Levo Coaching Crew

Levo Update Show

We’re Open Tomorrow… Here’s the Guidelines


Let us rejoice that we can once more train at the gym – suffering within a community of support as we crush our personal goals and demons and rid the world from vulnerability and chronic disease.

Cue the cool movie music…

Wait, wait, wait. As excited as I am to see your ugly mugs back in the gym, we have to exercise some caution. Honestly, we haven’t shared germs in quite some time so we need to be cautious even if there was no COVID-19. And since there is COVID-19, we have some guidelines that will help us stay safe as we restart gym operations.

These guidelines are motivated by those given by the county and the CDC, but adapted to our specific setup. And before you get too excied, remember that the better we follow the guidelines, the higher likelihood we stay open because of corona control and lack of legal pressure. Thank you in advance for doing everything you can to be as compliant as you can.

Guidelines are in chronological order:

  1. Enter Stage Left with a mask on (the door or garage door that 99% of the gym goes through normally).  Follow the green turf toward the wall balls and then hang a right to meet the coach for temperature check and wodify check-in.
  2. Place your non-workout personal belongings in a shubby or safe area, and then go to your designated working area (marked off areas with tape that we will refer to as “cubes”)
  3. The cubes will have most of what you need for the workout.  If you need more, ask the coach and they will provide you will what you need.
  4. Once you are in your cube, you are free to remove your mask.  If you need to exit your cube, please remember to put on your mask.
  5. Dominate the workout. 
  6. Recover in your cube and tell the coach your data so that they can get it into wodify.
  7. The coach will spray disinfectant on your cube’s floor as well as your equipment.  Please wipe down the equipment.  The floor can be allowed to dry and the coach will have a mop to take care of any excessive fluids!
  8. Mask up to leave your cube and try to be respectful with appropriate distancing when gathering your belongings prior to exit.
  9. Exit Stage Right (the garage door next to the door that never gets used).
  10. Masks may be removed at your discretion once you are outside of the gym.

Other considerations we are making include:

  • Gym wide cleaning will be done at least 1x/day, generally after the busiest classes
  • Hand sanitizer will be by the entry and at the computer check-in area.  Please utilize one or the other
  • UV-C light wands will be utilized to kill viruses and bacteria on highly utilized surfaces
  • Door will be open and remain open, unless severe weather makes it unsafe.  Fans will be utilized to direct air flow to create more of an outdoor environment.
  • If you’d like to purchase FitAid or any other merchandise.  Please follow guidelines and use the hand sanitizer at the desk.  Also, please do it before class when you are less exerted.
  • Other guideline from the County and CDC will be posted throughout the gym.  Feel free to familiarize yourself with them as well.

There are probably things that were left out that we are doing, but if you feel we are missing something or your have concerns do not hesitate to contact Antoinette or any of the coaches.

Can’t wait to see you and until then, #keepmoving

Levo Coaching Crew

My Basement Flooded and…

I need everyone to bring back their equipment

Seriously though, my upstairs bathroom decided to keep running when we left to watch a marathon scrimmage. Something went wrong with the overflow and we walked into the house to the horrid sound of, “drip, drip, drip.” Fortunately all the water came down into the storage area, so it was just a lot of unknown and unknowable work… and I’ve spend a decade preparing for that.

Thank you CrossFit!

We do want to place some urgency on returning equipment and we don’t want to be jerks about it. You all paid your memberships and showed amazing commitment to the gym and for that we are grateful. Yet, it’s time to put the final puzzle pieces together with opening the gym and some of you still have those pieces.

I will be at the gym tomorrow from 8-9:30ish. I know its early, but if you can drop by to say hello and marvel at all the awesomeness that we have created during quarentine, I would so much appreciate it.

Look for more details tomorrow regarding preparations for Monday.

We can’t wait to see you all in the flesh.

Until then, #keepmoving

J-Doc Style

Levo Update Show – Episode 59

Re-Open, Survey, Equipment, and Safety

Hey there Sapiens,

We are go for launch on the 15th, but there will be guidelines so look for emails this week so you know how to prepare. Also, I will be sending an email with a survey attached early this week. We want to understand how schedules may have changed so that we can adequately prepare for each class. Thank you for taking a few minutes to help us, and you, restart well.

With most people having the opportunity to resume classes at the gym, we will need the equipment back. Look for specific times that we are scheduling for returns, but also know that you can drop things off in Health and Performance Center business hours. Just go to the front and tell Kristina what you dropped of so she can update our list.

Finally, we will be required to change some things regarding entry and exit, as well as working space. Look for an email later in the week to help you follow our precautions and help everyone stay as safe as possible.

We will cover all of these things again in next week’s update show, but the more we work together this week the easier it will be to safely resume normal operations.

Thanks for being awesome and, as always, #keepmoving

Levo Coaching Crew

Levo Update Show – Episode 58

Rocket, Jodi matriculation, June 15th updates

Hey Levites!

Quick intro today. Here are the shows highlights:

  1. Did you catch to rocket… if not, it’s pretty cool
  2. Jodi finished her residency so give her a congratulations
  3. June 15th is going to be the day
  4. Coaches are starting meetings to ensure a great re-start

Hope you enjoyed the day and as always, #keepmoving

Levo Coaching Crew

Levo Update Show – Episode 57

Memorial Day Murph-Ruck, June 15th, Prepping to Dominate!

Levites! Happy Memorial Day!

Hopefully you are all safe and healthy and doing something special on this day of remembrance. Memorial Day is special to us all in different ways, so we hope that you are able to celebrate/cope in a way that brings your peace and pride.

Sam Page has continued to be clear as mud. Okay, he is now clear as Lake of the Ozarks water. June 15th is the “target” date for allowing gyms to reopen with restrictions. While I want to curse, throw things, and break things, I won’t do that here. Instead, we will discuss our preparations for dominance:

  1. New Flooring to replace wood and increase working space/distancing
  2. Thermometer to screen athletes on entry
  3. UV-C Wands to kill viruses
  4. Sprayers and Mops to Quickly spot disinfect the floors
  5. Circulation considerations to dilute and filter air
  6. Sniper disinfectant (kills on contact) for high use areas

So, even though we could open in roughly 30 minutes. We will wait patiently to have a smooth and safe 3 phase transition:

  • Phase 1 – Low Vulnerability People (ensure effective measures and class flow)
  • Phase 2 – Confidence Crew (bringing in those who are concerned once we have built confidence in the system)
  • Phase 3 – Certainty Crew (the final wave of people who need certainty due personal or familial vulnerabilities)

Enjoy the Levo Update show and as always, #keepmoving

Levo Coaching Crew

Levo Update Show – Episode 56

Commitment, Planning, Transitions, and Flooring

Hello Super Sapiens,

This weeks show will discuss the following:

  • You continued commitment and investment into your body and CrossFit Levo
  • The struggles and frustrations of waiting for information from the county
  • The strategic plans we are making right now to phase you back into the gym with confidence and certainty
  • The importance of barbell work and strength development prior to getting back
  • The importance of logging score and data into Wodify – For you and Antoinette
  • An investment to make the gym even better upon return – Flooring… less wood, more rubber!

Enjoy the Levo Update Show and #keepmoving

Levo Coaching Crew

Levo Update Show – Episode 55

Love You Mom, Petition for the 18th, and Programming Options

Yo Levites,

Hope all is well with you and yours. Happy Mother’s day to all you awesome ladies out there. You do so much to take care of the world and we would be in a world of hurt right now if it wasn’t for all your love, compassion, and nurturing. Thank you for being who you are and doing what you do.

I signed a petition to get the gym considered for re-opening on the 18th. We aren’t a community center or a globo-gym so it makes sense for us to be a part of the initial wave. Hopefully Dr. Page feels the same way. If you want to support us on this, click here to sign the petition and spread the word. If not, I get it… still love you.

Antoinette posted some information about running specific programming. We will be discussing some other options over the next few days to maintain value for as many people as we can in as many ways as we can.

Enjoy the video…

Good Luck and #keepmoving,

Levo Coaching Crew

Lemons to Lemonade

Tough News, General Thoughts, Laying a Course for the Future.

We won’t be able to open on the 18th, but we will drive on and do the best we can to provide value and invest in the gym. Enjoy the video and know that we will continue to do everything we can to keep the ball rolling to the point when we can get back in the gym.

Good luck and #keepmoving

Levo Coaching Crew