National Lockdown – COVID 19
To all our valued Ringside Members.
By the time you read this email you will be experiencing your first days of the national lockdown as ordered by our president. These are indeed testing times.
There really is nothing that can be said except that we are in a situation that we all need to be truly appreciative of what we have and be grateful that at one or another time this too will pass.
The question however, is when? We have faith that our government acted swiftly enough and that they are trying their utmost to manage a very difficult situation. We truly hope and pray like all of you that come the 16th of April that the lockdown will be suspended and that we can get back to our normal lives, or at least some semblance of normal.
We have obviously had a few emails from members wanting to know what our plan is during this lockdown period in terms of membership fees etc. The reality for the Ringside team is a simple one. Ringside is not a big corporation; we rely solely on the fees paid by you to keep our business running and paying our staff members their salaries. If we want Ringside to survive, we are going to rely on you now more than ever before.
With that being said, we also understand that many people are under financial pressure right now and many people have had to take various pay cuts in their own salaries from businesses that they work for who are in the same situation as us.
We will endeavour to assist as many people as possible where we can. However, at this stage, we are not in the position to put membership fees on hold. Unfortunately, if there are members that wish to freeze or cancel their memberships, we will have to enforce our cancellation policies as explained in our contracts.
We have worked really hard in the days leading up to the lockdown to record videos of workouts that require no equipment that you can do in the comfort of your own home. We encourage you to stay safe, fit and healthy and do these workouts whenever they are posted. They are freely available on our website, Instagram, Facebook, and our YouTube channel. You can search for Ringside Boxing Ballito on our social media platforms.
If you have any questions during this time please feel free to contact Kate via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We trust that you and your families will remain safe during this time.
Tyron, Kate and the Ringside Team.