Currently a lot of exercising is taking inside Industrial buildings or even garage’s, these places quite often have no heating. I recently coached at a “Lifting Session” which was -6°c, now at this temperature you will have trouble finding anything warm. The bars will be extremely cold to touch and feeling warm would be of great importance. Now lets add to that problem by taking note that “Classes” are booked at hour long intervals, two to four sessions running concurrently.
We now have a pretty large team of youth lifters at Oxford Powersports, We have pretty much a 100% retention rate. However we don’t get a large influx of new lifters. Part of this is that we cannot carry out any type of outreach work, for instance going in to schools, holding taster days. All the coaches here at OXP have demanding jobs, except me, I work with flower gardens in the day. My “Uplifting Youth” team has 100% come from the Crossfit community, where I work quite a b