The world has seemingly changed overnight.

Here in Ireland, we have gone from our first confirmed case of COVID-19 fifteen days ago to 129 confirmed cases as of today, including two deaths.

Schools, colleges and creches are closed, and many shops, restaurants and small businesses are deciding to shut down temporarily. People are understandably worried; for their health and the health of their older relatives; for their finances; for the availability of resources and for their mental health in the face of such uncertainty. 

We have no choice at the moment about what is happening to us, and no clear idea of what the outcome will be for individuals or the economy, and that coupled with the social media frenzy and empty supermarket shelves is understandably causing a great deal of anxiety. 

Like everyone else, we at Intelligent Fitness are concerned. But we are focussing on this above all else:

You can’t change what is happening, but you can change your reaction to it. 

In line with preventative measures being taken at the moment and to ensure the health and safety of our valued clients, the High Performance Centre in Fingallians will close for a period of at least two weeks and we won’t be training clients or holding classes on the premises. 

We certainly won’t be sitting this one out though! We’ll be contacting all of our clients privately to discuss one to one personal training sessions and ways in which you can continue to train. We’ll be holding virtual classes online that you can do from home. We’ll be active on social media with coping strategies, exercise ideas and nutrition tips.

We can’t change what is happening, but we can change our reaction to it. Our focus is now on helping you navigate the new challenges we are facing in changing circumstances and providing you with the right tools and support that you need to make sure that your physical health and mental wellbeing are protected during this worrying time. 

Noel and Meredith