If you are one of the millions in our community who have trained with us, practiced with us, or sought our help please add your name here and show your support. We hope to weather this crisis together.
Our coalition has created a letter to various levels of government outlining our needs in this crisis. Businesses and practitioners across the industry are signing on to our formal letter.
We aren’t asking you to sign the formal letter, but simply to show your support for our industry by adding your name here. Adding your name in support, makes our voice even stronger.
Please add your name and feel free to let us know why you are supporting health and wellness practitioners.
As a member of our community, you would be the first to know that our businesses have been required to shut down in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 with no option of working from home. Many of us have been working hard to find solutions to keep you fit and healthy during your self-isolation with Zoom workouts and messages of encouragement. But this alone can't keep us afloat, and we are suffering under the weight of our rents.
The health and wellness industry plays a significant role in improving the physical and mental health of Canadian residences, employs thousands of workers, and represents a significant economic and social infrastructure; however, to date there has been no indication from government entities of plans for bailouts or additional support for business owners, operators and our workers.
The mental health and social benefits provided by health and wellness types of businesses cannot be understated, and the loss of businesses and healthcare workers that offer an outlet for people and a ‘home-away-from-home’ would have a devastating ripple effect across multiple other sectors.We play a crucial piece in the fight against COVID-19. At a time where Canadian’s mental health is so fragile, our industry’s work will help provide relief to the already heavily burdened healthcare workers.
Supporting Canadians to fight anxiety, depression and help them to recover from this traumatic time will in return increase workforce productivity and lower healthcare costs. When we beat this pandemic, we want to be there for you. But we need help.
"The impact of COVID 19 has been far-reaching. In addition to the business, our trainers (staff) and members (customers) have all been uprooted.”
—Greg Hetherington, Founder of Fuel