Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Update: June 27th, 2020
We were planning on getting some of our classes going again on June 29th as per the counties timeline and guidelines. Unfortunately at the last minute the county paused reopening for several categories, which includes indoor gym activity. We are very sorry for the frustration caused for anyone who just enrolled in the classes we were launching. We are evaluating the options and will be announcing our modified plans soon. Thank you for your patience as we keep working through the constantly changing guidelines.

Update: June 11th, 2020

We are back!
Significant changes to the SIP orders are allowing us to get back to some level of activity at The Cave. In order to keep everyone safe there will be strict procedures and protocols so please be patient with our staff and cooperate with the rules we are required to have.

We are starting our camps on June 15th. Be sure to see our Camps page for more details. It is going to be amazing seeing our athletes back in the gym. Our team has put in a lot of work to ensure our camps are following and exceeding Marin County guidelines for camps. All the while, campers will have a great time.

If you are coming to camp be sure to watch our new procedures video with your camper so you are familiar with the new rules.
Gymnastics
Parkour

Outdoor Training!

Strength and Conditioning is moving outdoors! We have put together a huge shade structure outside to allow us to get to work and train together again. It will be good to see people sweating together, apart. Everyone will have their own designated workout zone to ensure proper distancing. Classes start June 15th in the morning. Since we have to limit attendance due to distancing guidelines, please be sure to sign up in the Members Area prior to class to reserve a spot. We are having to adhere to strict rules, so will have to turn athletes away if there is not space available.

Update: Sunday, May 24th, 2020

As we approach resuming in person activity at The Cave, we have been working hard to ensure the safety of all of our students. Our program is going to look drastically different than it did before the Shelter in Place. We are going to need everyone’s cooperation in order to minimize any risk of exposure. The following is a preview of our new procedures:
Cave Reopening Procedures

Also, to help us prepare, please fill out the following survey:
Reopening Survey

Thank you.

 

Update: Friday, May 22th, 2020

We will be running our annual Memorial Day Murph on Monday, May 25th at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. This one will go down in the books as the most unusual, widest spread Murph we have ever run.

All other Zoom classes will be cancelled on Monday in observance of the holiday. Happy Memorial Day.

 

Update: Monday, May 18th, 2020

Important Notice: We have implemented passwords on our Zoom classes. This is to help control access to appropriate students. For students who have been enrolled in classes any time within 2020, the “Live Classes” tab contains formatted links so you can access our Zoom classes directly without entering a password. For students not enrolled in 2020, please contact our office to get set up to access our live content. If you do not have access to the Members Area, click on “Sign Up” to create an account and get the process started.

We are continuing to work with health and safety officials in Marin to get approval for reopening. For our facility, we anticipate this process happening in stages. Please continue to check this page and keep an eye out for emails with updates.

 

Update: Monday, May 1st, 2020

We hope you are all fairing well and continuing to stay healthy. The Shelter in Place for the Bay Area has formally been extended to May 31st. There have, however, been some relaxations on restrictions. We are investigating what services we can offer in light of the new rules, and planning to gradually increase our offerings over the next month.

The Cave is very interested in hearing how your experience has been with our online classes and content. If there is anything you would like to see us include, please let us know. Our team is ready to help wherever we can.

Staying fit and healthy during this time is very important. Remaining active helps ease some of the psychological pressure that can be brought on by the restrictions, and it has a real impact on infection rates. Studies have shown correlations between physical fitness and improved immune response. To get to the other side of this outbreak, as many of us as possible need to let our immune systems do their job and contribute to developing immunity. Whether it be in one of our classes, or by getting out and hiking, biking, or playing, do your best to keep active. You’ll feel better when you do.

 

Update: Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

We are now one month into the closure. The Cave team has done an incredible job of moving our services to an online model. We are certainly not experts in this arena and are learning a lot as we go. We are very appreciative of all of your messages of support and encouragement.

Our coaches are continuing to put together great classes and instruction. Be sure to join in on some of our online offerings:

1) Recorded lessons – My Online Lessons
2) Live Zoom classes – Live Classes
3) Zoom class archive – Archive

We miss seeing you all in person. The Live Classes give everyone a way to see each other and interact some, but it isn’t the same as being in the gym. If you haven’t yet taken the opportunity to go through our Online Lessons or Live Classes, be sure to do so. We’d love to see you! We update the pages daily to make sure you have access to the latest content. Stay well.

 

Update: Wednesday, March 27th, 2020

The Cave team has been working hard to bring The Cave to your home as well as we can. Our coaches have been putting together some great Online Lessons over the past two weeks. We also want to announce that we are starting Live Classes online. These will be regularly scheduled classes that you and your family members can join in on. We will be leading these classes using Zoom.

Current online teachings:

1) Recorded lessons – My Online Lessons
2) Live Zoom classes – Live Classes

We hope you and your families are settling into new and comfortable routines. We have spoken with many of you and the range of struggles from feeling isolated, to being overwhelmed, to suddenly becoming a homeschool family is real. This time is incredibly difficult, but also inspiring. We have seen tremendous outpourings of help and support from so many people in so many ways. We truly appreciate the community that is The Cave. Thank you all for the support. We are going to get through this together.

 

Update: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Our Online Lessons section is now live on our website. Lessons are currently available and we will be adding more every day, including lessons for CrossFit, Gymnastics, Parkour, and Family Fitness ideas. Online Lessons can be found in the Members Area.

We hope you and your families are well. The community we have makes us all stronger. We are all here to help one another as needed. We have received so many messages of support. Thank you, it really means so much to us.

 

Update: Monday, March 16th, 2020

With the Shelter in Place order, The Cave will be closed for the foreseeable future. There will be more information here coming soon. The Cave team is currently working on how we can be of value to the community going forward.

We appreciate you all, and hope you and your families are well. This is the time to simply love each other, help where you can, and don’t hesitate to ask for help if in need.

 

Update Sunday, March 15th, 2020

All classes at The Cave are closed on Monday 3/16. This will remain the case while we evaluate the situation and determine next steps.

Because this situation is complex and evolving rapidly, we have not determined when we will reopen. We know there will be many questions about memberships. Your patience is appreciated while we continue to work on a plan. We will be sure to let you know any updates via email and on this page.

 

Update Saturday, March 14th, 2020

All classes and Open Gym at The Cave are closed on Sunday 3/15, and possibly longer.

This evening, according to the MHHS, two cases of community spread COVID-19 were confirmed in Marin County. Because of this recent news, we have decided to change our hours. This decision does not come easily. We know many of you will be disappointed, but hope for your understanding.

During this time, with many factors affecting people’s lives and livelihoods, we kindly ask that you temper your responses. There isn’t a perfect solution, as many are being forced into an impossible balance between limiting social interaction and paying their bills.

We are exploring options as to what we can provide for physical activity. Exercise and interacting with others have been proven to have significant health benefits, including improved immune response. For now, we recommend spending some time outdoors while being sure to follow the social distancing guidelines.

Meantime, please check this page tomorrow as we will be updating our operation hours on an ongoing basis. Stay safe.

 

Update Friday, March 13th, 2020

The Cave takes the safety and well-being of its athletes, employees, and community very seriously. In light of the ongoing Coronavirus developments, we are committed as ever to keeping everyone’s health a top priority.

We are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 very closely and following the guidelines provided by the CDC and Marin HHS. As the situation is very fluid, our status could change in a very short time. Please keep checking this page for any updated information.

What we’re doing at The Cave:

  • Our day to day cleaning procedures are already very comprehensive, but given the current situation, we are increasing our processes. Staff members are now cleaning and sanitizing frequently touched surfaces, mats, and equipment multiple times a day.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is available in all departments of The Cave.
  • Sanitizing wipes are available to use on equipment before and after contact.
  • Coaches and staff have been directed to wash/sanitize their hands between all classes, repeatedly throughout the day, and to stay home if they feel ill.
  • We are continuing to follow updates and protocol suggested by the CDC, Department of Public Health, and other credible agencies to best ensure your safety.

What you can do to help:

  • Please wash your hands using warm, soapy water, and dry them well. Take your kids to wash their hands frequently, especially when you first arrive at the gym and before leaving.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. Use sanitizer and sanitizing wipes often. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
  • If you or your kids are symptomatic of an illness, from the common cold to the flu, please refrain from coming into the gym.

The Cave’s Response to Comments From Glassman

Our world is in a major state of change. The pandemic coupled with the current protests against systemic racism have forced our country to look deeply at itself and hopefully change for the better. As a company we generally do not issue statements on current political and social hot topics. I do not believe I should speak for our community and/or our staff as a whole. I fully support our staff in their efforts when taking a stand on an issue, and as a company have been able to provide time off and other resources for these efforts.

Given recent comments and responses from Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit, I felt I needed to speak up. His comments are simply divisive, at a time when unity and common purpose are sorely needed. The Cave supports diversity of all kinds. One of the great principles of CrossFit is that the methodology is inherently inclusive. The principles can be followed by anyone, anywhere. We do not stand for anyone being judged based on anything other than their character and their actions. I am truly sorry if anyone has been hurt by Glassman’s comments. Know that I do not condone, or support his views. Greg has apologized for these comments, but we are still continuing to review our affiliation with CrossFit.

I do not want to make a knee-jerk decision without giving our staff and community time to digest and weigh in on this issue. We are currently debating our CrossFit affiliate status. If we should choose to de-affiliate it will not affect our community or program in any way. We would simply be dropping the CrossFit name from any of our materials.  In the past, there may be some events that we have participated in that we choose to skip, but our daily program will be unaffected. Being one of the early affiliates worldwide it saddens me that we may be at the end of our affiliation. We affiliated ourselves with CrossFit because the mission of true health and fitness was being born out by the methodologies. Our efforts in this are not affected by one man’s ignorant and hurtful comments.

Roger

The community at The Cave is strong in many ways. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved and be heard.

MONDAY – June 8
Berkeley – Shine a Light for Racial Justice (do from home) – 9pm
Oakland – National Day of Action at Oscar Grant Plaza – 6pm
Pleasant Hill – Kneel for Equality Protest at City Hall on the Green –
6:15pm

TUESDAY – June 9
San Pablo – Contra Costa College Car Caravan for Justice – 9am
SF – Kneeling 4 Justice Memorial for George Floyd at SF City Hall – 11am
Petaluma – Protest New Police Dept. Assault Rifles at Walnut Park – Noon
Berkeley – Stand with Black Youth Protest and March – 4pm
Berkeley – Middle Schooler Bike Ride for Justice – 5pm
Oakland – “Church” of America Prayer & Protest at City Hall – 5pm
San Jose – Memorial Service at Cesar Chavez Plaza – 5pm to 10pm
Oakland – Oakland Voices Tonight on Race, Police & COVID (Online) –
7pm
WEDNESDAY – June 10
Oakland – “Whatever it Takes” Demonstration at Frank Ogawa Plaza –
10am-2pm
Petaluma – Protest New Police Dept. Assault Rifles at Walnut Park – Noon

THURSDAY – June 11
Alameda – Sit-in Protest at Alameda Police Station – 12:30pm
Sebastopol – March through Downtown at Sebastopol Plaza – 1pm
Palo Alto – Black Lives Matter Solidarity Protest at City Hall – 4pm
SF – Nurses for Racial Justice March to City Hall & 9 Minute Lie-Down –
7:45pm

FRIDAY – June 12
SF – Women in Solidarity at Dolores Park – 4pm

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Black Lives Matter: They fight to end State-sanctioned violence and to end
anti-Black racism.
The Bail Project: Prevents incarceration and combats racial and economic
disparities in the bail system.
NAACP Legal Defense Fund: America’s premier legal organization fighting
for racial justice.
Black Earth Farms: Delivering free food to Black people in the Bay Area
who have been arrested, bailed and injured from protests.
National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Chapter: They are running a hotline
and providing pro bono legal support for arrestees in the Bay Area.
People’s Breakfast Oakland: Providing meals and packages to houseless
communities in Oakland.

New Teen Gymnastics Class

Calling all Cave Teenagers!

We have an exciting news! The long-awaited Teen Gymnastics Class is open now for enrollment! The class takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm. all skill levels are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

For more information, email us at staff@inthecave.com or call us at 415-927-1630

New Billing Dates

Dear Cave Members,

Beginning in February, The Cave will be running monthly billing on the first of every month for that month’s classes. Please make note of the change so your billing will run smoothly on February 1, 2020.

Best,

The Cave Team

2020 Epic Bridge Run

 

As has been a Cave tradition for 11 years a group of us headed down to the Golden Gate Bridge this morning to do The Epic Bridge Run. The run changes every year, and this year was no exception. With a suggestion from Julian A. we created a workout dubbed “2020 20 of 20”. The workout was as follows.

Run 2.5 miles (the distance from the north west bridge parking lot to Crissy Field. Then we performed 20 reps of 20 different exercises.

1. Push up
2. Sit up
3. Squat
4. Burpee
5. V-up
6. Mountain climber (each leg)
7. Candlestick rock
8. Arch rock
9. Jumping squats
10. Seconds in handstand
11. Jumping jacks
12. Hip tappers (each side)
13. Lunge walk steps
14. Hollow rock
15. Handstand shoulder touches
16. Broad jumps
17. Clapping push up
18. Inch worms
19. Man makers (push up, row, push up, row, burpee)
20. Russian twist

All followed by the return run to the parking lot. 5 of us participated.

2020 Price Increase

Dear Cave clients,

Pricing for the new year is available online and in the office. As in previous years, price changes will go into effect on January 1, 2020.

 

Best,

Cave Team

 

Holiday Closure

Dear Cave Clients,
The Cave will be closed from December 24th (from 11 a.m. on) till January 1st. 2020.
If you have any questions please contact our office: staff@inthecave.com or (415) 927-1630.
Happy Holidays!

Thanksgiving Closure

Dear Cave Clients,
The Cave will be closed
on THANKSGIVING & BLACK FRIDAY,  November 28 & 29. 
CF classes still happening: 9:00 & 10:00 a.m. both days.
If you have any questions please contact our office: staff@inthecave.com or (415) 927-1630.
Happy Holidays!

PRO SHOP FALL SALE

FALL FOR AUTUMN SALE

STARTS OCTOBER 1ST in our Pro Shop.
UP TO 25% OFF on T-shirts & Tanks (various styles),
Hoodies, Socks, Blender Bottles, and More.

Don’t miss it!

2019 Veterans Day

Dear Cave clients,

We are open regular schedule during Monday, November 11th.

All classes as scheduled! 

If you have more questions, contact our office: (415) 927-1630