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)

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.