Our doors have been closed for 1 year. We want you to know how much we miss being able to do our “in person” jobs for you, our membership. We understand how much stress you are all working under and know that your commitment to using the Pulse Generator onsite fitness centers supports your ability to manage your stress. Obviously, given the sensitivity of our situation, including our locations on care sites, we have not been given permission by Alberta Health Services or Covenant Health to open our doors yet. Our facilities have been prepared and we are ready to open our doors when the time is right. Until then, we will continue to offer our online fitness opportunities and options for you to safely use and enjoy by joining our “PG Fitness On the Go” virtual membership.
This past year has been difficult for us as we have no guideline or indications as to when we might be able to resume any portion of our operation. As everyone in the fitness industry right now, survival has been the goal with the vision of someday opening doors and welcoming members back. Survival has meant reinventing services, classes and training, all managed virtually to continue to generate revenue that will sustain operations. It has also meant laying off valued, talented and respected team members, who through no fault of their own ended up without jobs. We have followed suit with that very devastating initiative, our team to 2 part time employees and 1 fulltime employee. We continue to work hard to generate revenue all with the goal of sustainability. As a small team, we have worked to develop relevant and interesting classes, videos and events with the goal of supporting our membership and the health care employee base. We have continued to honor our Mission Statement of “Caring for Care-givers”. We are grateful to those of you who have joined us and supported our initiatives. Your membership and commitment continues to support the not for profit operation of the Pulse Generator and our ability to continue to exist and someday hopefully to open our doors. It also supports the well-being of the very small team who work hard at delivering our current services as well as preparing for an eventual opening, not knowing what tomorrow will bring with respect to their futures. We are confident in our planning, facility preparation and set up that we can provide a safe and healthy environment for you to workout in someday soon. We hold this vision close to our heart as we continue to move forward, generating revenue with new programs, classes and events and by reducing costs. You will notice that we will be changing our membership and registration software provider later in April. This change is going to continue to allow us to manage our membership, offer class registration for Live Stream and video on demand at a significant cost savings.
Until then, let’s all stay healthy and safe, working hard towards sustaining the Pulse Generator business with the vision of opening our doors and welcoming us all back in person into our facilities. The Pulse Generator has offered health and fitness opportunities to health care employees in Alberta for over 30 years and we would like to continue for another 30 years. We encourage you to support us by purchasing a” PG Fitness On the Go” membership, participating in our events, joining our Facebook page and staying up to date with our news, and for now taking us home with you for a workout or a class in the safety of your own space. .
Please stay safe and don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your questions or comments. We are still all here for you.
Joan, Breanne and Kelsey
This year the Pulse Generator is focusing on the scientific evidence and basis for exercise and health. Throughout the next few months we will be producing a number of articles, events and tools that you can use to improve your health and well being. Stay tuned for many great topics and activities.
The Pulse Generator has a few partners throughout Edmonton and Calgary where our members can reap the rewards of discounted food, and apparel. Watch for special offers throughout the year, exclusively for PG members.