Further developments in the COVID-19 crisis today, Sunday 22nd of March, now see Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announcing plans for non-essential services in NSW to be shutdown from midday tomorrow Monday 23rd March.
As much as it pains us to say, this means that our facility will be closed from Tuesday the 24th of March indefinitely. In light of this temporary business closure, our entire team have been working behind the scenes, ready to push play on ION live in order to keep our community active and healthy during the NSW shutdown and forced period of isolation. As our Director of Allied Health, Sam Rooney, recently wrote “Maintaining regular exercise can increase your immune function and reduce your chance of communicable disease.”
WHAT IS ION LIVE?
We invite you join us online each day at 7:00am AEST for a live streamed workout led by one of our highly skilled Coaches, commencing Tuesday 24th March. If you’re more of a night time trainee or are unavailable at the 7:00am time slot, the workout will be recorded and available for you to complete at your discretion from 10:00am each day – we will announce where to find these recorded workouts.
Our core team will be working full time to deliver this premium online service and we ask in good faith, if you are able to continue to pay a membership fee, that you please do so as we will not survive without support. We, in turn, are discounting all memberships to a flat rate of $49 per week until further notice.
WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE?
Our Coaches will be delivering body weight programs, meaning no equipment is necessary. Simply prepare yourself in an open space with a mobile streaming device comfortably visible. As you would normally do, get yourself into your favourite active wear and training shoes, arm yourself with a water bottle and sweat towel, and log on ready to experience ION live!
FOR OUR CORPORATE GROUPS, PERSONAL TRAINING AND EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY CLIENTS
In addition to the above:
- All clients who are currently receiving PERSONAL TRAINING will still have full access to their dedicated trainer via an online conferencing platform of your choice (e.g. Zoom & FaceTime). If you require financial relief, we will apply it immediately.
- EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY clients will be given priority service by Sam who will personally check-in with you via video conferencing to ensure you are looked after during this shutdown period.
- Any CORPORATE TRAINING accounts we manage will be suspended immediately and we will be in contact to offer you and your entire workforce an online training option via dedicated live streams.
In a time of absolute uncertainty, the entire team at ION would like to sincerely thank you for your continued support and we hope you, your family and your friends stay safe during this period. If you require any support, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please continue to follow the health and safety guidelines of NSW Health during this time.
If you would like to show further support, we invite you to share our ION live program with your family, friends, and colleagues via your own channels – social, email etc. For those new to ION who may choose to participate in ION live, we will kindly ask for a show of support by way of a donation. Word of mouth is very valuable and we thank you in advance if you choose to recommend us to your circle.
We are in full support of the NSW and Australian Government’s decision to further restrict non-essential public gatherings.