"Not only is health a normal condition, 
but it is our duty not only to attain it but to maintain it.
"
Joseph Pilates
Covid-19

Returning to the Studio


**Attendance - your session may be deemed as late cancel if you are not adequately prepared.** 

My lovely Pilates Studio space offers a unique environment with a limited amount of people in and out during the day and has good ventilation unlike some venues. With this in mind, and with meticulous cleaning procedures in place, it should make us all feel it is a comfortable and safe place to be in.

We must still be very vigilant when returning to the Studio to reduce the continued spread of Covid-19.
Necessary procedures and what to bring are outlined below to enable us all to feel more comfortable and protected. The safety and well being of us all continues to be paramount. 

I thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation with these.

Please:

feel comfortable attending. It is your own decision and responsibility if you attend. Please cancel your sessions if you are feeling even slightly unwell or been around someone who is unwell and follow government guidelines. If you are unsure, we can postpone your session if given 24 hours notice, or continue virtually if last minute, otherwise the session may still be deemed as late cancel.

ensure you are well enough to attend. Clinically, vulnerable people should refrain from attending at this time. 

come ready for class to limit movement within other areas of the Studio (ie the wash room or entrance way).

wear shoes that are easy to take off and put back on if possible.

bring your own Mat for private sessions.

bring a large towel to place beneath your body when lying on equipment, and a smaller towel or cushion for your head or hip.

provide your own props if you would like to.

wear clean clothes and clean socks at all times.

provide your own filled water bottle.

have a tissue to hand at all times to cover your mouth with when coughing or sneezing, and dispose of that tissue immediately followed by either using hand sanitizer and/or washing your hands for 20 seconds beforehand.

bring a bag to place all your belongings into so they can easily be placed in the cubed shelving and collected quickly after.

wash your hands thoroughly prior to arrival at the Studio and sanitize prior to commencement of class – sanitizers provided. Welcome to use your own if feel more comfortable.

wait outside under the window signs (Mat, Reformer, Studio) until invited in, keeping your social distance from others. This will also allow space for those leaving the Studio so we all feel more comfortable.

limit touching surfaces on entry to the Studio, including door handles, cubed shelving etc

use the grip gloves provided to help reduce the spread of any infection.

wash your hands for 20 seconds after using the toilet facilities and use the hand sanitizer prior to using equipment. However, use of the wash room facilities are to be avoided.

refrain from touching your face; it's advised to tie back long hair.

keep 2m distance from others inside and outside the Studio. 

get on and off your Reformers from the right hand side.

sanitize and wipe down your equipment thoroughly, if instructed to, and any small props used. Use disposable antiseptic wipes, or the antiseptic spray and clean cloth or disposable towels provided that will then be washed or thrown away.

be aware it is not advisable to wear a face mask during exercise as it may restrict breathing efficiency.

Thank you 😊 

Studio protocol to help you feel protected:

I will be teaching from 1-2 m distance and refraining from tactile queuing. I may be wearing a mask.

Classes will start and finish on time to allow you to arrive and leave without bumping into others, and for equipment to be cleaned thoroughly, so I would be grateful if you could arrive on time and leave promptly and refrain from touching surface areas.

Reformers will be placed 1.5-2m apart. Reformer straps will be cleaned regularly or changed. 

Nothing will be passed to/from me to you – including personal items, water bottles, props etc. unless you feel comfortable with that and hands have been sanitized accordingly.

I will regularly wash and/or sanitize my hands, prior, during and after sessions.

Hand sanitizer will be provided but if you feel more comfortable using your own, please do.

To reduce any spread of infection all equipment, high traffic areas and touch-points within the studio will be thoroughly cleaned regularly. This may happen as you move from one piece of equipment to another.

Ventilation is important so the door and a window are likely to be open. A screen will be across the door so people cannot see in.

Class timetable may need to change over time as we work out what our new norm is and what days we can and can’t attend. Thank you for understanding.

These unprecedented times will have had, and will continue to have, an impact on all of us - possibly for some time. I hope that you and those close to you stay healthy and safe. Let’s please continue to look after ourselves and each other.

If you have any concerns or questions please let me know. It’s important that you feel comfortable returning to the Studio.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Body Wellness Pilates Studio, 116 St Johns Hill.

In Wellness

Kirsten :)