Opening THE PILATES TREE and what you need to know going forward

Jan 6, 2021

NEW UPDATE AS OF JAN.6, 2021

I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who continue to support our Pilates community. Your flexibility with our changes to the normal operating procedures is greatly appreciated. We will continue running our Independent Practice sessions, our privates and our semi-privates as well as our online classes. Our main goal is to keep the studio open while keeping teachers and clients safe and happy.

Following is a list of procedures for coming into the studio. I’ve outlined everything in detail and although it may seem like a lot, please take the time to read through it and familiarize yourself with these steps so we are all on the same page.

1. I will be following guidelines recommended by WCB, Interior Health, BC Health Authority & BC Government.

The link below outlines specifics for gyms and fitness centers (which is my WCB classification). My WCB Covid Safety Plan will be posted in the studio for your reference.

Interior Health Covid-19 Guidelines for Gyms and Fitness Centers

2. Studio Hygiene Procedures:

Please ensure to have your mask on before entering the building. Remove your shoes as usual, and place your belongings in a cubby. You can opt to either sanitize upon entering or proceed to the bathroom to wash your hands. Proper hand washing procedures are posted in the bathroom. Please use the paper towel for your hands to open the bathroom door and deposit it into the wastebasket just outside the door to limit touching the door handle.

Please go directly to your chosen piece of equipment that you will be working on and clean it prior to starting your workout. As usual, socks are required to be worn at all times in the studio.

Once you have finished your workout session, please clean your equipment again spraying your cloth first to clean any wood (please do not spray directly onto wood surfaces as this damages the finish). You can spray directly onto the vinyl and metal surfaces. Spray-bottle should not be put back into the basket after use. Please put these beside the laundry basket. Please be sure to wipe any excess liquid off and dispose of the used cloth in the laundry bins provided. All cloths will be washed at the end of the day. I will follow your cleaning with a 70% alcohol spray at the end of the day.

Once your equipment has been cleaned, please wash your hands thoroughly again.

In regards to payment, I would ask that you add your credit card details to your profile in the MBS system (it is secure). I can assist you with this if need be. This way we can do payments without using the POS terminal.

Please bring your own mask if you can. I do have 3-layered disposable ones available if you happen to forget yours.

The reception area has been rearranged to limit how many people congregate in the studio. The area behind the desks is strictly for staff members. The water cooler has also been removed so please bring a water bottle with you. I still have some for sale ($20). Once you have finished your session, we ask that you do not linger to visit (as much as we would love to) but ask that you go outside on the front porch where you can visit safely under social distance guidelines.

3. Studio Operating Procedures:

The Independent Practice Sessions have been very successful as most people have advanced in their practices. I am so proud of you and how you have embraced this change.

The online booking system will also be changed slightly to reflect booking times for Independent Practice sessions. It will still show the mat and online classes that you can book into as I will be keeping a few of the online classes going forward indefinitely. This way, we can have a few people doing a mat class in the studio together with others taking the online class. I’m very excited about this new, permanent addition to the studio.

Of course, we will constantly reassess the situation as we go forward. This is the best way to keep us operating. Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any concerns you may have. General inquiries should be sent to info@thepilatestree.com. If you would like to speak to me privately, please email admin@thepilatestree.com with your contact information and I will call you directly.

Many thanks for your compliance and support.

Christine