We hope all of you are keeping safe, healthy, and practicing self-care during these unusual and difficult times. Here is a quick round-up of what is going on in our world.
Hand sanitizer recall
Some brands of hand sanitizer have been found to contain traces of methanol, which is toxic when ingested and can be absorbed through the skin. These products are being recalled and if you purchased any of these brands, they should be returned to the store you purchased them from. Read about the story on the FDA website or skip directly to the list of recalled products here:
We made some minor changes to the schedule in July, including adding a 5:30am BODYPUMP on Thursdays and a 7:30pm yoga on Tuesdays.
Les Mills launch
We are bringing the newest releases of BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, and CXWORX to you on Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2. As you know, space is limited. Reserve your spot ASAP for this "VIP" experience, and please be sure to cancel early if you cannot make it for any reason. If you can't get a spot on the launch days, don't worry! The new releases will be taught in every Les Mills class for at least two weeks following launch.
Perkville points everywhere!
Congratulations to everyone who signed up for Perkville early to claim those earlybird signup points! If you still haven't signed up, what are you waiting for? Sign up directly here: https://riversidefitness419.perkville.com/
There are so many ways you can earn points, and you're going to want to take advantage of those.
Attend 3 classes per week and earn 25 bonus points. That applies to every week! We know consistency in training is the key, so we are encouraging that with bonus points. Check out a great video on consistency in exercise and how this also protects your brain's health here: http://bit.ly/2I3zNup
Attend Sunday classes and get double attendance points. Want to set the tone for the week? Why wait until Monday? The best way to avoid the Sunday blues is getting in a good workout.
You can earn points simply by sending us your photo so we can personalize your MINDBODY profile and writing a review for Riverside on Google, Yelp, and Facebook. Free points! It's a no-brainer. See the details for cashing in those points as well as all the other ways you can earn here: https://riversidefitness419.perkville.com/earning/
Our first ever Facebook bonus asked for you to share a fun fact with us on Facebook. Our winner was Candance Twitchell--unchallenged! Follow Riverside's Facebook page for more opportunities to grab some points.
And our final shout-out goes to Reagan Smith, who is currently our Perkville point leader. Keep it up, Reagan!
We have a new instructor: Erin Coatney! Erin is certified in BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, Les Mills Barre, and more. Erin is an elementary school music teacher and brings her musicality, athleticism, and energy to every class. You can read more about Erin in her MINDBODY bio. Look for Erin on the schedule and join us in welcoming her to the #RiversideFitnessFamily!
Even more news...
We have been posting some great content on staying healthy (and sane!) during the pandemic. Check out some of our other blog posts and come back regularly for new research and information:
Why COVID-19 is an urgent wake-up call for our global food system