Your Health and Safety at SMART Pilates

Pilates is the complete coordination of body, mind and spirit” – Joseph Pilates 

Now more than ever is a time to remain healthy in the mind, body and spirit. My clients at SMART Pilates inspire me every day with their ability to evolve, adapt and change.

I have been so moved by your support and love since the opening of this amazing studio earlier this month. I can’t thank you all enough for your kind messages, maintaining your memberships and attendance where possible. Everything helps to keep me doing what I love and support our great community at a time when we all need to keep our bodies and headspace healthy more than ever.

MY COMMITMENT TO YOUR HEALTH + SAFETY

Please be assured the health and safety of my clients is at the forefront of everything I do. The brand new purpose built studio has been designed with plenty of space, high ceilings and neutral ventilation to maintain the highest of health standard and safety.

CLASS CAPACITY

SMART Pilates is a bespoke, personalised small class studio. Our classes are limited to small sizes. Reformer classes are no more than four people. Our Mat work classes remain between 8-10 people per class and are spaced generously with a focus on good hygiene practice.

HAND SANITISER DISPENSERS/HAND WASHING

Where possible, SMART Pilates is supplying additional dispensers of alcohol-based sanitisers in the studio to sanitise your hands before and after class.

We also have a soap dispenser at the front reception area where you can wash your hands before entering and exiting the studio.

SHOE FREE STUDIO

We ask that all footwear be removed before entering the studio, boxes for shoes are provided at the bottom of the stairs to the studio. And that all handbags be placed in the dedicated boxes upstairs however where possible minimise what you bring into the studio.

DETAILED EQUIPMENT CLEANING

After your class, you will be guided to thoroughly wipe down ALL the equipment – reformers, springs, footbar, reformer box, head cushions, Pilates circle, stretch bands, weights etc.

HAND STRAP SANITISATION

Handstraps are replaced each day with a rotating cycle of handstraps to enable deep cleaning of hand straps daily. Where possible, we are also making single-use rubber gloves available, free of charge, if you wish to use them.

If you would prefer to purchase a set of your own straps for your use in the practice, please let me know and I can organise this for you at a fee of $50.00 per set. Please speak with me directly.

MATS & TOWEL

All mats are cleaned after every use. I ask you to always bring your own towel to both Mat and Reformer class and use where possible.

BATHROOM

The brand new bathroom is cleaned multiple times a day is obviously therefore your comfort. However if you are not in need to use it, then at these times minimal use is appreciated.

SANITISING OF HIGH TOUCH AREAS

We are paying extra attention to disinfecting all high-touch areas such as door handles, stair rails, etc. at the end of each class.

RIGOROUS STUDIO DEEP CLEAN

An intensive deep clean of all equipment in the studio areas are being undertaken after each session and again at the end of the day, in addition to all normal weekly cleans.

REDUCED PERSONAL CONTACT

Physical corrections and modifications are now only be used when required for safety purposes, and hand sterilisation by myself will take place immediately afterwards. Generally, I will use verbal and visual cues only, to help minimise any health risks.

I’m also aiming for a minimum of 1.5 metres between clients to allow for social distancing. The reformer machines and mats will also have this spacing allocated.

CANCELLATIONS DUE TO ILLNESS

Now, it is more important than ever that you are booking into class in advance and cancelling if you are no longer able to attend. Please then contact me directly to work out a way forward with your future packs and bookings. I will do my upmost to support you through these times as long as I have the appropriate notice.

ONGOING MEASURES

I will be strictly following the Australian government guidelines, updates and recommendations with regard to the coronavirus.

STAYING WELL AND ONLINE CLASSES

Now more than ever is a time to stay well both physically and mentally. In addition to my small classes here in the new studio. I will also be releasing an ongoing series of online classes for a reduced fee, to keep you engaged and motivated to look after your body, and maintain a routine of health and wellness and a feeling of connectedness with us during this time. Stay tuned for more details.

PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE STUDIO IF:

– You are feeling unwell
– Have recently returned from overseas (Please quarantine for 14 Days)
– If you have been in contact with someone who has recently returned from overseas.

Please always advise me as you always have with any health concerns you may have or if any of the above apply to you.

Thank you for your commitment to SMART Pilates and creating a positive environment for our community. Sending you lots of love and support.

Belinda.

SMART Pilates Port Macquarie