It's great news that we can finally get to together and train again in the studio. It's been a long time and I imagine you may have a few questions as to how it will work? What measures are in place so that you can rest easy and enjoy your practice in the studio again. If you have any questions that I haven't answered here feel free to get in touch.
Do I need to provide a COVID cert?
Yes. This is essential to comply with the government imposed health measures to keep us all safe.
What do I bring to the class?
Please bring your own Pilates mat to the class and as few personal belongings as possible. The studio's windows & doors will remain open allowing our space to be well ventilated, so I would recommend layering up. It may be a good idea to wear a hat and gloves on particularly cold days.
What is a Pilates Mat? Is it the same as a Yoga mat?
No a Pilates Mat is thicker than a Yoga Mat. A Pilates Mat is usually 10mm in depth. This offers the user more comfort when doing the rolling exercises etc...that we do in Pilates. If you only have a yoga mat you can lay a blanket on top of this, offering your spine adequate cushioning.
Do I need to wear a mask in the class?
Please wear a mask to your mat. Once you are in the studio it is not necessary to wear your mask. Everyone in the studio will have been double vaccinated. If you prefer to wear your mask please feel free to do so.
Will my teacher be wearing a mask?
I, Sinéad Gannon have been double vaccinated and will not be wearing a mask so that you can easily understand what I am saying.
How many will be in the class?
There will be a maximum of 10 participants in each class. These participants will be same for the 6 weeks.
If I can’t attend my regular class, can I join another one instead?
Unfortunately I cannot allow you to join another in-studio class. However as a trial run for this term I will be hosting a live Zoom class on Friday morning’s at 10:30am. If you are unable to attend your regular in-studio class you can attend this class instead. If you are unable to make the live class at 10:30am, don't worry, as everyone signed up to this online class will receive a recording of it. So you can do the class at a time that suits you. Please refer to your welcome email on how to register for this class should you need to.
What other measures will be in place to keep the space a safe space to practice?
All participants must assume their personal responsibility for following the government COVID guidelines. Please familiarise yourself with these guidelines (https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/restricted-movements/restricted-movements/) and if advised to restrict your movements please do not attend class. If you do need to isolate but feel well, please contact me and I will add you into the ZOOM Friday morning class free of charge.
Arrive to the studio on time, avoid coming to the studio more than 5 mins before your class starts
Please wear your mask until you are settled in the studio
Please sanitise your hands on arrival (this will be provided)
There will be a one way system in and out of the studio
The studio will be kept well ventilated by keeping the doors and windows open where possible
High traffic areas (handles, railings etc..) will be cleaned down after each class
The studio will be given a thorough ZOONO cleaning application regularly
Participants will bring their own mats
Any props used will be fully disinfected and we kindly ask you clean them down after use. You will be told in advance what prop we will be using so there will be an option to bring your own if you prefer. Only props that are easily wiped down and disinfected will be used.