#PayItForward to help Sabai Warrior Fitness warrior on and kick the cr*p out of this COVID crisis!
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of small businesses. Like many other local businesses, sports clubs and gyms, Sabai Warrior Fitness sadly had to close in March, while we all joined the fight to help stop the spread of the virus.
After investing so much into the gym and only being open for a relatively short period of time, we were absolutely gutted to have to close our doors - it hit us pretty hard! But with the ongoing support from our current members, we've managed to remain positive and after 2+ months of lockdown, we are now looking towards the future.
Having only been open 18 months, the strong community we've built up at the gym is something we are immensely proud of!
We are so grateful to everyone who has supported the gym since we opened - especially during the pandemic so far (with many of our members offering to continue with membership payments despite the gym being closed). We've also received so many encouraging words of support and gratitude from our members who miss us just as much as we miss them. This means the absolute world to us!
Since we opened Sabai, we have continuously invested in the facilities and equipment for our members and we will continue to do so for as long as we can! We're doing everything in our power to stay strong right now and ensure that when the time is right, we can reopen our doors and provide a safe training space - a little Sabai sanctuary - for our community.
As it looks likely that social distancing practices will need to be put into place when we can eventually reopen, we're hoping to raise enough funds through this Crowdfunder to invest in some extra equipment (including another bag rig to ensure we can run "socially distant" Muay Thai and boxing classes if necessary). The fundraising will also help ensure we're still in a position to formally employ our assistant junior coach Dylan on his Level 3 apprenticeship later this year as planned.
Prior to COVID-19, our plans from this summer were to have the gym open and staffed at all times during the day for our members to drop in to use the bags, pads and functional training equipment, as well as our growing weights area for strength & conditioning training. We had also planned to add even more group classes to our morning timetable.
We'd still like to move forward with these plans as soon as we can. We've built a fantastic training facility and we want as many people as possible in the local area to benefit from it - not just by using the equipment and attending classes, but by becoming part of the amazing, supportive Sabai community that surrounds it.
We never would've imagined we'd all be in the position we are now, but we’re doing everything we can to warrior though this and make sure we all have a gym to come back to when these crazy times have passed.
We don't know exactly what the future holds, but what we do know is that with the continued support of our members and our community, Sabai Warrior Fitness WILL come back stronger. And when we do, we'll be ready and waiting to help you grow stronger too - in body, mind and warrior spirit!
ABOUT THE GYM...
Sabai Warrior Fitness is a family run gym in North Seaton, Ashington. Specialising in Muay Thai, Boxing, HIIT, Pilates and Strength & Conditioning training, we provide group classes and personal training for all ages and abilities.
We believe that WE'RE ALL WARRIORS, no matter what shape or size we are; no matter where we come from; or what we do for a living. As such, we pride ourselves on maintaining a gym that’s free of egos, attitude and intimidation. Our fighters train with beginners, women train with men (well, except for in our ladies only Muay Thai classes) and ALL egos are checked at the door. Our gym is built on trust and mutual respect. Everyone helps and supports each other (both on and off the mats) - that's the warrior way!