Even during a pandemic.

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Get in shape, learn self defense, and have fun doing it.

Fit & Fearless has been teaching the residents of Austin how to defend themselves and stay safe for almost 20 years. 

We aren't going to stop now.

In the spirit of adapting, adjusting, and moving forward, we have implemented strict new cleaning protocols, safety procedures, and we keep detailed class rosters that allow contact tracing. All of our instructors are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Our highest priority is the safety of our members & clients, always.

Please see below for our current COVID protocols.

If you have additional questions or specific concerns regarding safety in training, please send us an email.

COVID-19 Protocols

Our protocols are adapted based on the current stage of Austin's COVID-19 guidelines.
These guidelines are based upon local transmission rates and hospital admissions for COVID.

We reserve the right to adjust these protocols to better align with current scientific knowledge and public health guidelines.
As such, please abide by any posted signage when visiting Fit & Fearless, even if the posted rules extend beyond the protocols listed below.

Stage

01

- Use of open air system: three 12'- 15' garage doors open for constant indoor/outdoor air circulation.

- All equipment and mats are sanitized thoroughly between classes.

- Class sizes are limited.

During entrance, exit, and moving around the building:

- Masks recommended for everyone who has voluntarily shown their vaccination card.

- Masks required for everyone else.

During partner classes (Krav Maga, Kickboxing):

- Masks required during the entire training time for those who have not voluntarily shown us their vaccination card documenting full vaccination.

- Informed-choice partner system in place.*

Stage

02

SAME PROTOCOLS AS STAGE 1​

- Use of open air system: three 12'- 15' garage doors open for constant indoor/outdoor air circulation.

- All equipment and mats are sanitized thoroughly between classes.

- Class sizes are limited.

During entrance, exit, and moving around the building:

- Masks recommended for everyone who has voluntarily shown their vaccination card.*

- Masks required for everyone else.

During partner classes (Krav Maga, Kickboxing):

- Masks required during the entire training time for those who have not voluntarily shown us their vaccination card documenting full vaccination.

- Informed-choice partner system in place.*

Stage

03

- Use of open air system: three 12'- 15' garage doors open for constant indoor/outdoor air circulation.

- All equipment and mats are sanitized thoroughly between classes.

- Adjusted Protocol: Class sizes are limited to 8-12 people.

During entrance, exit, and moving around the building:

- Masks recommended for everyone who has voluntarily shown their vaccination card.*

- Masks required for everyone else.

During partner classes (Krav Maga, Kickboxing):

- Masks required during the entire training time for those who have not voluntarily shown us their vaccination card documenting full vaccination.

- Informed-choice partner system in place.*

- Additional Protocol: Pre-Determined Partner required for those who have not voluntarily shown us their vaccination card documenting full vaccination.

Stage

04

- Use of open air system: three 12'- 15' garage doors open for constant indoor/outdoor air circulation.

- All equipment and mats are sanitized thoroughly between classes.

- Additional Protocol: Staff wear surgical, KN95, K94, or N95 masks at all times.

- Adjusted Protocol: Class sizes are limited to 6-9 people, with a maximum of 20 people in the building at any given time.

During entrance, exit, and moving around the building:

- Adjusted Protocol: Effective masks required for everyone. (No valves, no neck gaiters or bandanas.)

During partner classes (Krav Maga, Kickboxing):

- Masks required during the entire training time for those who have not voluntarily shown us their vaccination card documenting full vaccination. 

- Informed-choice partner system in place.*

- Pre-Determined Partner required for those who have not voluntarily shown us their vaccination card documenting full vaccination.

- Additional Protocol: Each partner is required to use separate sets of equipment (pads, mitts, etc.). This equipment is provided by F&F.

- Additional Protocol: No group drills or roaming attackers.

Stage

05

- Use of open air system: three 12'- 15' garage doors open for constant indoor/outdoor air circulation.

- All equipment and mats are sanitized thoroughly between classes.

- Staff wear surgical, KN95, K94, or N95 masks at all times.

- Class sizes are limited to 6-8 people, with a maximum of 20 people in the building at any given time.

During entrance, exit, and moving around the building:

- Adjusted Protocol: Surgical, KN95, K94, or N95 masks required for everyone. (Surgical masks are provided by F&F.)

During partner classes (Krav Maga, Kickboxing):

- Masks highly recommended during training for all attendees. Masks required during the entire training time for those who have not voluntarily shown us their vaccination card documenting full vaccination. 

- Informed-choice partner system in place.*

- Pre-Determined Partner required for those who have not voluntarily shown us their vaccination card documenting full vaccination.

- Each partner is required to use separate sets of equipment (pads, mitts, etc.). This equipment is provided by F&F.

- No group drills or roaming attackers.

- Additional Protocol: Close-range combatives are minimized as much as possible.

*Informed-Choice Partner System

Members who have voluntarily shown us their vaccination card are given a bracelet to wear while they are at Fit & Fearless. (Bracelet is theirs to keep!)

Visitors or trial clients who have voluntarily shown us their vaccination card are given a specific sticker to wear while they are at Fit & Fearless. (Sticker is theirs to keep, though it doesn't often last more than one sweaty class! New sticker given each visit.)

If you see someone with a bracelet or a sticker, you can assume that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This system eliminates the need for anyone to feel uncomfortable asking another member or guest about their vaccination status.

Why does this system exist?

  • 1: To help members and visitors make informed decisions regarding partner choice during partner classes

  • 2: To help staff determine the safest ways to suggest form corrections, choose demo partners if other staff are not available, and to decide the appropriateness of group/circuit/station training

We have many members with health conditions and compromised immune systems that increase their risk of contracting the virus. They have the right to a safe training environment.

What about people who aren't vaccinated?

  • Those who are not fully vaccinated are still absolutely welcome to utilize our services! Services will not be denied to anyone, regardless of vaccination status, as long as all other policies are adhered to. 

Attempts to use fake vaccination cards or bracelets / stickers that were not given by an F&F staff member following verification of vaccination will result in penalties ranging from an immediate request to leave the gym up to (and including) termination of a member's contract by Fit & Fearless.

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccination or are immunocompromised, please know that we take your safety incredibly seriously. Send us an email and we will be happy to discuss the safest way for you to train.

Since early 2020, we've been fighting a different kind of attacker than we normally train for in Krav Maga, but the same lessons apply:

                                                      We never back down or give up

                                                      We keep fighting with all we have

                                                      We adapt and adjust

                                                      We keep moving forward