can you kill COVID-19 with ultraviolet light?

Some Gyms are considering ultraviolet light sanitizing wands for disinfecting Bars, Beams, etc. At this point, I’d not recommend the technology.  UV-C works well for purifying liquids. And it’s been used for making food safer for over 50 years. UV-C light probably kills the new COVID-19 virus IF the light is strong enough, direct enough, and … Continue reading can you kill COVID-19 with ultraviolet light?

FIG announces COVID-10 relief

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) will create a special fund of CHF 400,000 to provide financial assistance to athletes affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and national Gymnastics federations severely hit by the economic repercussions of the crisis. … The procedures to apply for a grant and the eligibility criteria will be precisely defined very soon. … Continue reading FIG announces COVID-10 relief

Gymnastics Australia COVID-19 reopening

Frank Sahlein shared a document from Gymnastics Australia: PREPARATION OF TRAINING/ COMPETITION ENVIRONMENTS Once gymnastics clubs are provided with the endorsement to resume gymnastics activities in any capacity, the following specific factors for a safe resumption of training and participation should be considered … Program Scheduling How can training be staggered to minimise numbers and … Continue reading Gymnastics Australia COVID-19 reopening

32 ballerinas for COVID-19 relief

“Ballet companies are largely dependent on revenue from performances to pay their dancers and fund their operations, but we are now confronting the uncertainty of when we will return to the stage and once again fill performance venues. Some estimates are that large gatherings like concerts and performances will not be able to resume for … Continue reading 32 ballerinas for COVID-19 relief

Buckeye’s reopening after COVID-19

David Holcomb has been planning how to safely reopen Buckeye Gymnastics (Gabby’s former gym) — and the plan has evolved over time based on government recommendations in Ohio. The club hopes to start opening mid-May or shortly after. Only one parent or non-participating individual will be allowed to enter the building with their child. Parents and … Continue reading Buckeye’s reopening after COVID-19

Gymnastics training in Sweden during COVID-19

Sweden has, unlike many other countries, not imposed any lockdown, with most measures being voluntary. … Most schools and Universities are closed, but not Primary schools. The Swedish government has tried to focus efforts on encouraging the right behaviour and creating social norms rather than mandatory restrictions. And voluntary has worked in many cases. Most public sports competitions … Continue reading Gymnastics training in Sweden during COVID-19

Coaching clinic for COVID19 Food Banks

Free online. LIVE this Saturday, May 2nd streaming from SHIFT’s YouTube and Facebook Page. Fund-raising by donation. 10:30am – 12:00pm ET – Dave Tilley – Intro, Fundraising Details, and Strength and Conditioning 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Dr. Josh Eldridge – Fueling For Performance: What Coaches and Gymnasts Need To Know About Nutrition 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Nick Ruddock – Essential … Continue reading Coaching clinic for COVID19 Food Banks

TIPS for opening Gyms during COVID-19

A round table hosted by John Min, USECA Video Chairman. A NEW challenge for each Club. This is a brainstorming session. The BIG recommendation is not to rush. Come back slowly and safely. We have a new, unexpected meso-cycle in our training year which precedes another Preparation Phase. Slow return to the Gym after weeks … Continue reading TIPS for opening Gyms during COVID-19