30 Mar Well and Good Newsletter 2021 – Quarter 1
LETTER FROM THE CEO
On behalf of everyone here at OLC, we hope that you and your circle of family and friends continue to be safe, healthy and well.
As our country preservers, this pandemic and slowly returns to normal, some of our most valuable clients continue to face daily challenges. The private health and athletic club industry have been hit especially hard during this past year. On February 5th, the Gym Mitigation and Survival (GYMS) Act (H. R. 890) was introduced in the House of Representatives that proposes a $30 billion fund to provide grants to affected businesses in the health and fitness industry. These grants would go towards payroll costs, rent or mortgage payments, utilities, interest on debt, taxes, insurance, and other costs required under State, local or Federal law or guideline related to social distancing. If you support local gyms, please reach out to your Representatives and pledge your support for the GYMS Act.
There is no doubt that COVID-19 has changed our business forever. It has put renewed focus on sanitation, air purification, and other aspects of the health and fitness club industry. In this newsletter, we are highlighting an article that recently appeared in Club Business International featuring contributions from one of my partners, Donaldo Visani, AIA. Thank you, Doni, for your work in this extremely vital aspect of healthy building design.
To all of our friends and colleagues, we thank you for your trust and look forward to collaborating with you in the near future.
Check out the site of the pool and bathhouse project at the Country Club at Woodmoor! We are thrilled to be teaming up with AD Miller for this incredible project. Stay tuned for more progress photos!
See the progress of the Country Club at Woodmoor in real-time here.
CLEARING THE AIR
With the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, cleanliness at the gym has never played a more prominent role. What used to be primarily in the background is now front, center, and continual. For health club members and staff, clean equals safe. And safety is king.
Since last spring, clubs across the globe have undertaken comprehensive, and often costly, efforts to optimize air quality and ensure that surfaces are frequently sanitized.
Continue reading here.
Briefly describe what you do all day.
I closely monitor OLC’s financial health: Project billing, Consultant tracking and payments maintain, manage, and analyze financial statements, payroll, budgets, tax compliance issues, and more!
What’s the best thing about OLC?
I get to work with creative people.
What’s the best thing about OLC?
It is a tie between the backbone of OLC – their people – and our project type. Our staff is made of wonderful people; creative, talented, clever, generous, thoughtful – are a few qualities that quickly come to mind.
Our type of buildings/spaces that we design are mindfully designed to enhance lives and communities, to encourage wellness. I am so proud to be a part of OLC!
If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?
Probably not on the Avenger’s list, but I would like to be able to Heal.
What is the song title that best describes your personality?
Letting Go by Suzy Boggus or It Won’t Be Like This for Long by Darius Rucker really speaks to me as a mom to 5 kids and how fast the time goes.
Happy by Pharrell Williams
Free to be You and Me by New Seekers
Show some Respect by Bobby Wills
What do you do to Be Well?
My “Be Well” approach to life is:
- Spiritual Health
- Mental Health; knowing when to let go, try to maintain a positive mental outlook
- Physical Health; Daily walks or runs with our dog, hiking, snowshoeing or lap swimming with my youngest son.
- Diet; Cyclical Keto diet, limited alcohol intake, ….drink lots of water (my kids may say this is my Mantra)
- And a good night’s sleep!
EAT LIKE AN ARCHITECT
Recipe from Brian Beckler
A quick recipe that’s great before or after hitting the slopes!
- 1-1/2 cups Lit’l Smokies Sausages (2 packages for 3+ people; vegetarian options are great too)
- (6) medium apples (your choice)
- (3) tbs. brown sugar
- (1) tbs. lemon juice
- ¼ tsp. salt
- Black pepper to taste
Cook sausage in a large pan until brown; Drain
Add ingredients and cook on medium heat for 12-15 minutes. Enjoy!