Swim Rescue Lessons!

Parents, would you like your child to learn self-rescue and swimming skills? You now have access to the best certified ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) instructor in the area, Jen Tyson! Jen helps children 6 months old to 6+ years of age learn how to swim and self-rescue during private lessons! Details of the lessons are below: 

 

 

Please Review the following information before reserving a time lesson time for your child.

  • Lessons are 10 minutes each day, 5 days a week for 6 weeks.
  • If you are late for lessons, we will try and accommodate you, but will have to stick to our time to keep the Rec Center on Schedule.
  • All registration fees and deposits are non-refundable.
  • The registration fee is $105 per new student and $35 for returning students.
  • After registration is complete and your child has been approved, you will receive an invoice from Pocket Suite for the full balance of tuition.
  • $480 if registered between November 1st– November 7th.
  • $500 if register between November 8th– November 28th.
  • This promotional price is only good for lessons between January and April 2021.
  • The fee is for one session. Most children will finish the session with 4-6 weeks. If your child comes to every lesson and needs more time, you will not be charged for the time needed to finish lessons. We will go over the skills your child should be able to learn in the session, and I will give you progress updates. Please know that every child is different and our main goal is to have a safe child in the water.
  • Holidays, vacations and your sick days will can be made up if needed, for a fee of $20/lesson. However if I cancel lessons, the lesson will be made up at the end of the session, or can be used towards a refreshers lesson in the future.
  • Weather related lesson cancelations will not be made up.
  • Only register students needing the full 6 weeks. If your child needs a refresher or once a week maintenance lessons, please email me and we will get you registered separately.

Registration through ISR will be emailed 30 days prior to lessons beginning. This must be filled out for your child to attend lessons.

Contact Information:

Jen Tyson
Certified ISR Instructor
Columbus Swim Rescue, LLC
DBA Kansas City Swim Rescue 
614-315-7174

 

COVID Stats 10/28

COVID Statistics at KCI.

Positive COVID cases
Being exposed to someone who tests positive is a large concern for many people today. And of course there is an inherent risk of being exposed to COVID anywhere you go. But the data we have been collecting is quite interesting. Only 0.15% of the classes have had exposure to someone with COVID.  99.85% of KCI classes have been COVID free since January. To us, that is very encouraging.
KCI has had 3 COVID-positive members in classes since we re-opened in May. One in June, and two in August. Those members quarantined immediately after showing symptoms. None of their  family members tested positive and no other KCI members were affected. Since reopening 35 weeks ago, KCI has had 1,262 classes, including open gym hours. Of those, 2 classes had a COVID-positive member, which is 0.15% of all KCI classes in the same timeframe.

Class Attendance Statistics

Another concern is that of the ability to socially (physically) distance from other people while working out. On top of that, the concern for CrossFit specifically is that breathing harder than usually may increase the likelihood of exposure. While the science hasn’t reported much on that topic yet, we have collected data for how many people are in each class. This data is also very encouraging.
Take a look at the Average Attendance Report for 2020. VIEW THE REPORT
  • The overall YTD average is 6.25 people per class.
  • Each week has 38 class times, including open gym hours.
  • There are 14 class times averaging 5 people or less (rounded to the nearest whole number).
  • With almost 3,000sqft of usable floor space, the math indicates that each person, on average has 480 sqft to themselves.
Conclusions
Although we cannot draw many conclusions, the data we collect suggests KCI is a safe environment to workout.  The data shows that exposure has been extremely low and provides insight into how we are able to physically distance ourselves in a large space. It is our goal to continue to provide a safe gym space where members can attend classes, interact with the community and continue to improve health & fitness. It is also our goal to provide engaging and effective at-home programming for any KCI member.

Exercise is more important now than it ever was; it’s a key component in stress relief, weight management and helps you healthy.  New studies are showing that depression, anxiety, & substance abuse have all increased in 2020 – which is decreasing overall health and wellbeing. The pandemic data has also highlighted poor cardiovascular health is one of the major risk factors for severe illness or even death as a result of contracting Covid-19. For these reasons and others, we believe our mission is more important than ever and are personally committed to your health and wellbeing.

Nick Prohaska
Co-Owner & Coach
KCI CrossFit
816-659-3076

COVID Stats 10/8/20

COVID Statistics at KCI

Positive COVID cases
KCI has had 3 COVID-positive members in classes since we re-opened in May. One in June, and two in August. Those members quarantined immediately after showing symptoms. None of their  family members tested positive and no other KCI members were affected. Since reopening 21 weeks ago, KCI has had 798 classes, including open gym hours. Of those, 2 classes had a COVID-positive member, which is 0.25% of all KCI classes in the same timeframe.

Class Attendance Statistics

Take a look at the Average Attendance for each class at KCI. VIEW THE REPORT  The overall YTD average is 6.36 people per class. Each week has 38 class times, including open gym hours. There are 13 class times averaging 5 people or less. With almost 3,000sqft of usable floor space, maintaining social distancing has been relatively easy.
It is our goal to provide engaging and effective at-home programming for any KCI member needing to work out at home. It is also our goal to provide a safe gym space where members can attend classes, interact with the community and continue to improve health & fitness.

Exercise is more important now than it ever was; it’s a key component in stress relief, weight management and helps you stay alert and focused.  Studies show that just two weeks of sedentary time causes a dip in mood/wellness.  The pandemic data has also highlighted poor cardiovascular health is one of the major risk factors for severe illness or even death as a result of contracting Covid-19. For these reasons and others, we believe you can safely attend classes at KCI.

Nick Prohaska
Co-Owner & Coach
KCI CrossFit
816-659-3076

2020 – What’s your perspective?

You can look at 2020 in two ways:

  1. 2020 is happening TO you.

  2. 2020 is happening FOR you.

 

If you feel like 2020 just keeps happening TO you, this article is for you. We have 3 months left in 2020, and it’s time to ask yourself, “How can I use these last 3 months to make 2020 work FOR me?”

 

Your attitude affects your words, your words become your actions and your actions determine your destiny. So, what’s your attitude when it comes to challenges and hard situations?

 

Have you told yourself the troubles of 2020 just seem to keep happening to you? Do the masks and restrictions keep oppressing you? Is your schedule out of your control and you can’t workout? Are you just waiting for “normal” so that you can start to feel better, act differently, & make progress?

 

Or are you telling yourself that all of the challenges of 2020 are for your betterment? You get to find a new way to do things. The obstacles you face and overcome are making you stronger, more resilient, creative, and adaptable?

 

You see, if you adopt the first attitude, “This is happening TO me”, you will always be limited. You are always at the mercy of something outside of your control. There will be reasons you won’t reach your full potential, and there will be reasons you won’t “find” joy. This is the default mode for us far too often. We adopt this mindset without even thinking about it. It’s easy to blame circumstances. And honestly, it’s just easier to adopt this attitude.

 

But, if you can adopt the second attitude, “This is happening FOR me”, you will see challenges as opportunities. You’ll grow and you’ll move toward your goals. In the face of challenges, you find a way to overcome them. You will ultimately be more joyful because you are focusing on things you can control. It’s not an easy task, but nothing worthwhile is easy. And you know that to be true!

 

Attitude

Ultimately, you have to recognize what is in your control and what isn’t. And your attitude is always in your control. Yes, it requires hard work to take control of your attitude, but it is ultimately one thing you always have control of.

You don’t have control of the kids’ sports schedule. But you control how you respond to it.

You don’t have control over the bickering on social media. But you control how you consume it and how you respond.

You don’t always have control over your work schedule. But you control how you view each day.

It doesn’t take much to recognize your attitude. It’s easy to do when you get frustrated or upset. Use that moment as a trigger to ask yourself, “Why am I frustrated? And how could I change my attitude and not be upset anymore?”

 

Words

When you control your attitude, you will use different words. You’ll use more positive language. And that language plays a large part in how you view your life.

“I hate burpees and running.” versus, “I’m going to improve my technique and these movements won’t be so hard next time.”

“I have to work out today.” versus, “I get to work out today.”

“I’m too busy to eat healthy.” versus, “I get to figure out how to fuel my body well so I can perform well.”

“I have to wear a mask.” versus, “I’m wearing this mask and practicing mindful box breathing.” (Yes, really, I’ve had to do that.)

If you are more likely to use negative language regularly, how will that impact your actions? Are you more likely to skip your workouts? Complain? Find excuses?

What if you use the more positive language? Will you find a challenge and achieve a goal? Will you think creatively? Will you be more resourceful and get the work done in less time?

The words you use determine your actions. If you say you’re too busy to eat healthy, well, you will be. If you say you hate running, you will skip a workout that has running in it. If you say you have to wear a mask, you’ll end up wearing it while driving your car. (Ok, that one is just for humor. Please don’t be that guy!) Finding a way to use more positive language will create different outcomes. Again, I think an easy way to recognize this is to stop yourself when you’re frustrated. Check the words you say out loud and in your mind. Are they positive or negative? If you find yourself using negative language, just require yourself to reframe the situation with positive words. It takes practice!

 

So , knowing your attitude and words are critical to your actions, the question today is, what can you accomplish in the last 3 months of 2020? And how will you accomplish it?

 

Actions

If you can begin to shift your mindset and the words you use, now you’re in a great position to accomplish something before the end of the year! Did you have goals to start 2020? Maybe you can still achieve them or get really close!

For example, maybe your 2020 goal was to get in shape/lose weight/etc. Well, you have 90 days! What more can be done? Use the positive attitude and language:

“I get to work out today.”

“I’m going to improve my running technique by the end of the year.”

“I’m going to eat vegetables with 80% of my meals.”

These words will drive action! You’ll get to bed earlier so you wake up to hit the gym. You’ll watch running technique videos instead of mindlessly scrolling. You’ll actually show up to the gym. You’ll find a meal prep app and use it. Using these words will energize your actions. You’ll be excited again because you’ve taken control of your attitude!

 

2020 is just like a CrossFit workout

If you’ve been doing CrossFit for any length of time, you know that workouts get tough. Let’s use a workout analogy for fun. Imagine a workout that is “4 rounds for time”

Round 1. “This isn’t so bad. I like these movements, I’m going to push it today. This is tough, but I’m ready. I’ve got a good pace going and I’m starting to sweat. This will be great!”

Round 2. “Holy crap what happened?! Everything was so much easier in Round 1! Why is everything so hard in Round 2? Oh my gosh, is this going to kill me?!”

Round 3. “I can’t believe I’m still here. Surely I will die. I hate CrossFit. I can’t breathe. My shoulders are jelly and my legs don’t work. This will be the end of me. “

Round 4. Dang, I’ve done a lot of work. I can’t believe I’m still going. This is the last round. I’m almost done! I think I can push a little harder. I can keep going! Actually, I’m almost done, let’s sprint to the finish!”

 

Does that sound like your 2020? Rounds 1-3?

Well, it’s Round 4 and you’ve got a decision to make. You’ve done a lot, been through a lot, and 2020 has hurt a little bit. But I think you can push a little harder. I think you can actually sprint to the finish line. I believe that 2020 is working FOR you. I believe that you CAN accomplish a lot in these last 3 months!

 

The choice is yours. But you knew that already. Starting today, be aware of your attitude and words. Replace negativity with something positive. You’ll start to gain momentum! Remember, the challenges that lie ahead will happen FOR you, not TO you.

 

 

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COVID Stats 9/28/20

COVID Statistics at KCI

Positive COVID cases
KCI has had 3 COVID-positive members in classes since we re-opened in May. One in June, and two in August. Those members quarantined immediately after showing symptoms. None of their  family members tested positive and no other KCI members were affected. Since reopening 19 weeks ago, KCI has had 722 classes, including open gym hours. Of those, 2 classes had a COVID-positive member, which is 0.27% of all KCI classes in the same timeframe.

Class Attendance Statistics

Take a look at the Average Attendance for each class at KCI. VIEW THE REPORT  The overall YTD average is 6.4 people per class. There are 8 class times averaging 5 people or less. Keep in mind the gym is 4,000sq ft, and we use approximately 2,800sq ft of workout space. To be 6ft apart, each individual needs approximately 40sq ft. The vast majority of classes are organically socially distanced.
It is our goal to provide engaging and effective at-home programming for any KCI member needing to work out at home. It is also our goal to provide a safe gym space where members can attend classes, interact with the community and continue to improve health & fitness.

Exercise is more important now than it ever was; it’s a key component in stress relief, weight management and helps you stay alert and focused.  Studies show that just two weeks of sedentary time causes a dip in mood/wellness.  The pandemic data has also highlighted poor cardiovascular health is one of the major risk factors for severe illness or even death as a result of contracting Covid-19. For these reasons and others, we believe you can safely attend classes at KCI.

Nick Prohaska
Co-Owner & Coach
KCI CrossFit
816-659-3076

Wellness Challenge | Sign Up Today!

 

Our 5 Week Wellness Challenge is fast approaching! ⁠

Could you use a reset with some of your healthy habits? ⁠
Do you feel like some accountability would set you straight? ⁠
Are you a little sick and tired of being sick and tired? ⁠

This challenge is for you! You’ll be given habits for Nutrition, Hydration, Sleep & Exercise and so much more! Challenge Kick-Off is September 27th! ⁠

– 5 Weeks. 5 Wellness Habits
-3 consultations with coach⁠

-Wellness Challenge Workbook

-Biometrics before and after⁠
-Special FB community page⁠
-24/7 access to coaches via special wellness challenge text line⁠
-Weekly recipe⁠
-Weekly “pro tips”⁠
-Chance to win one of 3 big prizes⁠

$150 entry fee

Send us a DM if you’re ready for the challenge! ⁠

 

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Takeaways from Culture Month

 

We’ve reached the end of Culture Month at KCI! It’s flown by so fast, hopefully you can take a couple things away from the content and apply it to improve your health and fitness!

 

 

 

Gym Etiquette

Gym etiquette…more than just not spilling chalk…

See what made our top 5!

 

 

 

Do Your Best

It should be self evident, but doing your best is quickest way to success. Don’t fall into the trap of selling yourself short..