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Lockdown Brings Light To Gender Gap In Sports
Keeping Your Daughter Active During Social Distancing
With the pandemic Covid-19 causing a complete shake-up of our way of life, stress and worry can easily take its toll, not only for ourselves but for our girls. Their reality now includes school cancellations, online learning, practice and game cancellations and being socially distanced from their friends and teammates. The prospect of staying at home for any prolonged amount of time can seem overwhelming and worrisome. Downright boring for active girls who are used to being on the move. Offering normally athletic girls ways to remain active can help them manage stress and maintain their current fitness.
Gratefully, companies have been stepping up with a host of free fitness opportunities online to keep your daughter moving. Taking advantage of these virtual offerings can allow girls to stay fit and strong during a time when it’s easy to lose momentum, and worry that the lack of team practices will leave them less than ready once they finally return to sports.
Below is a list of resources that include offerings such as online boot camps and yoga sessions, free apps to download featuring work out sessions to keep your daughter (and you!) moving. We located some helpful links for at-home conditioning and interval sessions that target certain sports for those searching for something more specific.
YMCA VIRTUAL 360 CLASSES - Free Bootcamp, Yoga, and Barre sessions.
WORKOUT BUDDIES - Downloadable fitness app that allows connecting with friends.
FITNESS BLENDER - Offers opportunities to filter and select specific types of free workouts based on length of workout desired, type of training, etc.
LACROSSE CONDITIONING - Sample conditioning routine for staying in Lacrosse fit condition during downtime.
BASKETBALL WORKOUT - Basketball inspired interval workout.
VOLLEYBALL CONDITIONING - Ten-minute video workout that combines cardio, strength training, and plyometrics.
Our goal is to make sure that both you and your family feel supported during a time when anxiety can be at a critical level. Please feel free to share this list of resources with others in your community and let’s help manage the stress together by staying healthy and keeping active.
Stay safe and be well.
P.S. What to do karate? Check out online classes from my friend, Renshi Lisa Madiera at Bushido Karate Dojo.
(207) 627-7170 - (WORK)
She’s awesome and the classes are awesome! Stay tuned for an in depth interview with Lisa.
Shipping Update in Light of the Novel Coronavirus
Dear Dragonwing Family,
In this uncertain time, nothing is more important to us that the safety of our customers and our co-workers. I am sending my heartfelt hope that you and your families are staying healthy.
Our team members are well, and we are all working from home. I want to let you know the steps we are taking to ensure that the girlgear you order is clean and safe:
MaryAnne personally packs your girlgear order and wears a clean pair of disposable vinyl medical quality gloves for each order.
Approximately three weeks ago, I moved several months of stock to my home in the event that our warehouse closed. We had all remaining boxed stock double shrink-wrapped on pallets to protect them. We will resume fulfillment from the warehouse when the novel corona virus is under control.
I am personally packing each order and using fresh plastic gloves for each one. I give each order the care and attention that I would give if I were packing a care package for my family. Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidance continues to indicate there is no evidence the virus is spreading through the mail. We are still shipping orders on our usual schedule although our shipping service has notified us that deliveries may be slightly delayed arriving to you.
We realize that purchasing apparel may not be a priority right now, but we want to give you an update on our retailer availability in the event you have the need. Amazon, a main sales channel for us, stopped shipping non-essential products, such as Dragonwing, until mid-April at the earliest. The Grommet, another valued sales partner, is still shipping and is taking extraordinary shipping precautions. If you haven’t visited their site, you will find unique and varied products from an array of small businesses. We appreciate their support.
Not surprisingly, our production channels have been affected by the pandemic disruption as well. Unfortunately, a few of our items are out of stock and re-orders are delayed – some until next year. We are very sorry for this inconvenience.
As always, I’m grateful to you for being a part of the Dragonwing family. Together we can help our girls stay active and confident underneath it all.