To put it simply: the world has basically gone bananas.
To so many of us who love OCR, it has the potential to be a devastating blow. A packed race season gives a lot of athletes something to look forward to and work toward...and so much more:
Finding our #squad to train with provides a valuable feeling of routine and stability, and preparing for a big Race Day gives a sense of accountability and belonging. Now - more than ever - we need to recognize how crucial the support system of our community is, and seek out imaginative new ways to build and reinforce those connections. That is how we will overcome this latest obstacle that's been thrown our way, and that is how together, we will all stay committed to a healthy lifestyle and keep pushing to be the best version of ourselves.
And guess what -- there's good news! A ton of individuals and OCR brands/companies have been stepping up to bridge the gap and help to keep us in shape...motivated...and ready to rock!
The following is a collection of the resources we have come across so far: take a look and be sure to let us know if there's anything missing!
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With gyms closing nationwide for an unforeseeable amount of time, many trainers and fitness professionals are out of work until further notice. In an effort to supplement their lost income and provide a helpful/valuable resource to individuals who are suddenly gym-less and searching, several fitness pros have created content (standalone workouts, programs, instructional videos, etc.) to help fill the gap!
No matter what you're looking for: these offerings are popping up everywhere...and there are offerings for all types of workout preferences, lifestyles, and budgets! Some offerings are completely for free, some just ask for a requested donation, and others are fee-based. All individuals and companies listed here are experienced and up-to-date on official fitness certifications, so you can browse and rest assured that you're in good hands!
It is also worth noting that some on the list have had an established online presence and have significantly more experience with online coaching/training, and are tried-and-true coaches with a proven track record. So, make sure you check out the fee-based options as well as the freebies! **And if you do select a free or donation-based option please remember: the content is being provided by a fitness professional because they want to help you, but this is a difficult time for them too, and they also need to make a living! With that in mind, please consider donating in alignment with what you can afford, and/or show your appreciation by helping the fitpro reach more potential clients: by sharing how much you love them on your social media profiles! Because the whole point of this resource is to help each other, remember??
Frog Fuel (the most powerful, bioavailable protein nutrition available...with a shelf life of 2+ years: perfect for stocking up!): case sale with 20% discount on orders of 6+ of "ProT Gold" 30oz bottles & "Frog Fuel Power Regular" products. Discount automatically applied at checkout.
Thirty7s Custom Apparel: COVID-19 Pandemic Challenge Patch & Custom Hats/Beanies (patch is associated with 3-mile virtual run challenge by Thirty7s Custom Apparel, & proceeds from patch go toward donating cotton fabric reusable masks to the doctors and nurses who desperately need them!)
(know a company or product that should go here? shoot us a message at FierceGearOCR.com so we can add them!)
More "Traditional" Virtual Event Series:
🔥 Virtual Run Events: use code DAY38 to save 38% until March 31, 2020
🔥 Virtual Pace Series
🔥 Virtual Strides
🔥 Gone For A Run
🔥 Virtual Run Challenge: use code FIERCE10 for 10% off
🔥 Yes.Fit: use code FIRSTRACE for $5 off your first event
Extra Points For Unique Features:
🔥 The Conqueror Events: distances range from 20-2,000+ miles, and ability to view your virtual "position" with the streetview function.
🔥 My Virtual Mission: can map out your own course anywhere in the world, and invite anyone you want to join the challenge with you!
🔥 Ironman Virtual Races: coming soon...launch scheduled for April 1, 2020
(know a race series that should be added? shoot us a message so we can add them!)