We are reaching out to you, our community at large, to have a space available to come back to when this is all over.
by Iron North Studio in Ottawa, Ottawa Division, Canada
More than a gym.
Iron North is a multidisciplinary fitness studio, serving Hintonburg since 2015. We specialize in strength, cycling, yoga/mobility, and specialty programs such as our run and powerlifting clubs. More than that, Iron North is a community, a social circle, and a family for our members and team.
Like many other small businesses, Covid-19 prevents us from operating in our usual fashion. The decision to close our doors was both the hardest decision we’ve ever made, and the easiest, knowing we’d be keeping our members and community safe.
We appreciate you.
The support we’ve received from you, our members and community has been overwhelming.
You've joined us for Instagram live and zoom classes, personal-trained virtually, and pre-ordered our upcoming apparel. Your support has been overwhelming. Your support has ensured that we've been able to keep our lights on, pay our instructors for their time, and continue to serve you in the best capacity that we can at the moment.
We are so grateful to you.
But there's still more to do.
Sadly, given the nature of our business, we do not qualify for any government-assisted programs or financial assistance.
Our most pressing concern at the moment, like many other studios in the city, is commercial rent along with fixed expenses. Our priority is to have a space available to come back to when this is all over.
We are reaching out to you, our community at large for assistance. Our minimum goal is $7000, but any contribution goes directly to ensuring that we come out of this crisis in a way that allows us to continue to serve you.
In exchange for your kind donation, we have several items and opportunities available for you to take advantage of now, or in the future when we reopen.
We acknowledge and respect that this is a difficult situation for many people, and ask that if you are unable to support us at this time financially, there is NO obligation. Consider joining us for a class, or a chat in the future when we can reopen our doors. Every little bit helps.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Stay home, stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Jenna, Mandie and the INS team
Why don't you receive assistance from the government?
The measures that the government has put in place to support businesses are not entirely applicable to our business. Unfortunately, the current proposed support exists for companies that have employees (we have contractors) or who export goods and services.
What is a Virtual PT Session?
Our Virtual Personal Training sessions are hosted on Zoom. We will work with you and the tools you have available to keep you moving and active, while you stay safe at home. You will be contacted before your first session to discuss your goals and match you with one of our qualified trainers.
What is a Virtual Assessment?
One of our certified personal trainers will lead you through a series of exercises to determine your baseline strength, mobility. Your trainer will provide guidance based on your results in comparison to goals and previous personal fitness history. We designed this service for everyone. Beginners, to experienced athletes, will both benefit.
When can I expect my item?
When the campaign ends, we will contact everyone who donated and set up a contactless pick-up or drop off of items (within the Ottawa region). If you've booked a virtual session, we will contact you to organize your upcoming meeting with a trainer.
Can I get a refund on a donation?
We cannot offer refunds, but we are happy to transfer your donation to another incentive if you'd prefer.
This project offers rewards in return for your donation.