“Mad March”… What an understatement that was.
Effects of COVID-19
By now it’s virtually impossible to have not heard about COVID-19 or Coronavirus. This virus has deeply impacted countries across the globe including now heavily Australia bringing with it a wave of new regulations that have deeply impacted many industries including the Health & Fitness industry.
So, what has impacted us at Australian Muscle. For starters, Australian Muscle the gym is closed for the foreseeable future. Us like all Gyms & Studios were forced to lock our doors at Midday March 23rd and will continue to do so until regulations are lifted. This was one of the hardest things we have had to do in business probably ever, but we are adhering to the regulations and hopefully this isn’t an incredibly long-term thing.
Trying to find a positive out of this though, we are very fortunate to still be trading from our retail stores at Salisbury & Millswood. Both locations have upped the hygiene protocols in alignment with recommendations and are enforcing the social distancing rules.
Online we have a few updates to make people’s lives a little easier and safer when shopping now too. For local South Australians we have now added a click & collect option online that you can select while checking out. If you still want your supplements the same day but want to try eliminating any potential exposure, consider this option online. We will notify you as soon as your order is ready for pick-up and can even have it dropped into the boot of your car if you wish. For all other online orders, we are still offering our normal FREE Shipping on all orders Australia Wide with no minimums.
Check out the short video below for some further updates from Kim:
We have had countless messages about the store’s inventory and right now we are fully stocked. Like all times, there are things that are in and out of stock mainly some flavours but majority of products we are fully stocked up on. There will be some delays on restocks mainly due to the high demand of couriers right now but rest assured we are still stocking all the biggest and best brands while we can!
ATP Limitless Clean Energy
We mentioned that this would be coming soon in March to stores but as I’m sure you can all understand, with the circumstances that evolved very quickly last month, Limitless for us was put on the back burner. The good news is though that we have been able to work it into April and you should expect to see Limitless In Stores & Online sometime in the next 2 weeks.
Faction Labs Core 9 EAA
Launching in April is another NEW Product from Australian brand Faction Labs, Core 9 EAA. Core 9 EAA is a BCAA/EAA recovery formula and in typical Faction Labs fashion it doesn’t end just there. Along with a full spectrum Essential Amino Acid profile Faction Labs have added a comprehensive Adrenal Support & Cortisol Control Matrix along with an Electrolyte/Hydration Matrix. We haven’t had the chance to try this product yet but if it’s anything like their other products, you can expect amazing results and flavours!
Lastly, a Thank you
First off, thank you for all the messages of support. This is going to be an interesting time for not only the Health & Fitness Industry but many others in this uncertain time. We are a little overwhelmed with the well wishes and support everyone has shown of recent and can’t express enough gratitude to you all.
Many of you have asked how to help. Honestly, we like many retailers around the country just need your continued support in store and online. Our retail locations are still open and stocked up so you can either come in store or shop online and we’ll make sure to have you sorted.
Don’t need any supplements or have plenty considering gyms are now closed? Consider supporting us, or any other supplement store/local business by purchasing some apparel if you have the means too. Most stores have a range of apparel now and just a shirt purchase can go a long way to keeping the doors open.
These are trying times but what’s life without some adversity. We’ll keep doing what we do as long as we can along with many other small businesses around the country. Stay Safe out there. We hope to see you all on the other side of this.