Dear Parents and Students,
We still find ourselves in unchartered territory with the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the enormity of this challenge, our businesses and our community will prevail and come out ready to succeed in the post-COVID-19 world, stronger than ever.
How we're preparing to re-open:
Based on the Governor's most recent timeline, Dragon Gym is going to be opening back up for classes soon. First, starting with outdoor classes (Mid-June), then moving to safe, CDC compliant, socially distant, no-contact classes (July).
Now, you may be wondering about what we're doing to ensure it is safe for our students and clients to return to classes and workouts.
I'd like you to know that we are working directly with Dr. Stephen Strotmeyer from the University of Pitt. His is a Ph. D. epidemiologist and Master of Public Health. He also has 2+ decades of martial arts coaching experience so he understands the needs of Martial Arts Schools like the Dragon Gym.
He has developed a detailed plan for us to open and start providing classes that insures everyone's safety. Part of this plan involves having strict limits on class sizes.
We have been working every day while we’ve been closed to establish a new normal for Dragon Gym.
Many of you have stayed connected and active with Zoom classes, Teachable, and the Facebook groups. Like you, we're looking forward to getting back to in-person learning as well. We will also continue virtual training options even after we are green lit to re-open.
Our goal is to create a safe and sanitary environment and we will need everyone’s participation, our staff, our members, our parents, and our guests—everyone. We can only be successful by collaborating, cooperating, improvising and evolving, not only in our gym life, but in every aspect of our lives.
As a reminder, we have professionally cleaned and sanitized the gyms from the mats, the equipment, locker rooms, all surfaces, door handles, floors, and everything in between. Team DG has been working hard to get the gyms ready to welcome you back.