COVID-19 can't stop us! 261 Fearless Clubs around the world keep moving
Our 261 Clubs offer weekly one-hour meet runs to empower women through running and being active – normally! Now, the circumstances have changed, but our local 261 Clubs found ways and options - and continue to support our members in staying active.
A 261 Club meet run is a weekly workout session open to women of all abilities, backgrounds and age groups. Women can join their local community in the one-hour meet run to socialize, stay active and keep healthy. However, current restrictions due to COVID-19 have put our in-person meet runs on hold. The global organization 261 Fearless Inc. has responded by offering weekly workouts via zoom and our local 261 Clubs are additionally supporting their members.
On three different continents and in four different countries our 261 Clubs and their 261 Coaches – all of them volunteering – are offering virtual workouts exclusively to their members. Keeping in touch with the group helps women to cope with isolation and physical distancing. More importantly, the regular workouts support women in staying active and healthy during these challenging times.
This is what women say about the virtual workouts
Our members are grateful for this opportunity and rely on this regular structure when nothing is predictable anymore:
“Meeting with amazing women for my first 261 Fearless meetup has enlightened me and moved me beyond words!”
Having a regular virtual meet run also creates a sense of normality that is lacking in times of change and drastic transformation:
“It is great to be able to still have our normal weekly meet run virtually when everything else has changed. It provides a sense of normality and really does give me hope and motivation in these tough times.”
Our 261 Coaches are well aware of the benefit the activity offers and are willing to invest their time:
“I set up the virtual workout to maintain a sense of community and connection during a time when we are physically separated and in need of support. I know it has been helping me, and I hope it has been helping others as well.” – 261 Coach Sarah Dukler of 261 Club Greater New York
Here are our local 261 Clubs offering virtual meet runs
The Club has offered a workout each Wednesday evening exclusively to members and former members of the 261 Club Austria, Germany and Switzerland. As in-person meet runs start to resume, the virtual meet runs have come to an end now.
Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. EST – this meet run is open to women who want to try it out and experience the unique 261 Club atmosphere. Send us an e-mail to register!
Sundays at 8-9 a.m. ET – this meet run is also open to all women for trial sessions, please register in advance by sending us an e-mail.
The 261 Club UK has offered their members two meet runs options each week: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 9.30 a.m. It is open for current club members, but visitors are welcome, please send us an e-mail beforehand.
The 261 Fearless Club has been catching up with the team of 261 Coaches as well as their members on a regular basis. Together, they've held virtual workouts on Saturdays.
The 261 Fearless Club Costa Rica is launching their virtual meet run option soon!
Additionally, 261 Fearless Inc. offers a virtual workout each Thursday that is open to all women around the world – for more information, click here.