Covid Proofing for the LS8 Studio

Covid-19 Hygiene Procedures for the LS8 Studio

Social Distancing

The home studio is sufficiently big to allow a 2 metre distance between us.    Whilst you work on the Reformer or the mat I will remain 2 metres away from you standing or seated.

The studio has its own entrance from the back street.   It has its own toilet, not used by family members.

Ventilation & Cleaning

There is time in between sessions to open doors and get fresh air in.  There is a door straight out into the garden.   In addition the door can be slightly ajar during the session.   (There are no windows)    The alternative to having the door ajar is, at around halfway through the session we pause briefly to completely open the door to get a bit more fresh air circulating

I do not have a waiting area in my home studio.  However, I will ensure sufficient time in between clients to allow for you to leave undisturbed and for me to clean the surfaces before you arrive:

  • Mats & Yoga Bricks (if you use mine)
  • Reformer and other Studio Equipment
  • Door handles
  • Bathroom furniture

Pilates Mats

You may wish to bring your own mat.   In addition you can purchase a mat and head pads from the studio.

Alternatively, bring a clean towel to place on top of the head pads or a pillow slips that head blocks can be placed inside

Hand Washing & Clothing

Hand sanitiser will be available.

We must wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, using a clean (each time) towel before starting the session.

I  will wear a clean apron and mask for each client. Regular hand washing means that gloves are not necessary.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MASK WITH YOU, however I will have some spare disposable ones available to use.

Use of Small Equipment

On balance it is probably simpler to omit, for the time being, the following:

  • Pilates Soft Balls
  • Spiky massage balls

However, you can purchase these in the Studio for personal use.

We can use (and wash after each person)

  • sticky matting (machine washed)
  • non latex dynaband (machine washed)
  • dumbbells (sanitised after each use)
  • wooden dowel and weighted bars (sanitised after each use)

Reformer Leg/Hand Straps

It is simply not practical to clean these in between sessions which occur on the same day. You will, instead,  be offered disposable gloves.

I will wash the straps at the end of  each day, along with the masks and aprons at 40 degrees with a bleach based laundry liquid.

Look it really is me…! Although in class, NO phone and definitely NO watch.

As of June 2021 I am fully vaccinated