New Studio Procedures & the Protocols
We have put in place to keep you safe!
Steps for Your Session at Surrey Pilates Studio
We want to ensure your safety during this new and confusing times.
If you want to discuss, or have suggestions feel free to let us know.
Arrive on time (goldilocks rule -not too early & not too late -approx. 5min.early)
If your class is @ an "even" time, (ie. 6:00) please arrive and park in the main driveway (off 72nd). If your class is @ an odd hour, (ie. 9am) you will use the upper driveway, on 150A Street, the first one on the right. (*in both cases look for the green bunny signs).
We are encouraging you to leave as many of your belongings (ie. purse, bags -coat) in your car, but only if you feel safe to do so, You can, of course, bring them in and use one of the belongings tray. *please put on a face covering/mask (before entering the studio).
Enter the studio (Group Sessions) - through the RED door in the garage - slip off your shoes and come on in. You will find an "empty" belongings tray in the wait area, to place all your personal belongings. (ie. coat, keys, purse, etc). You will proceed directly into the Staging (Chair) Room, place yourself in line with one of the Wall-Spring Boards. Choose the furthest Board- to ensure we are maintaining our 2m distance. An Instructor will be in to take you through a short warm-up for today’s class. The previous class is cleaning the Main Room /Apparatus, and it is being disinfected by the other instructor. You will be led into the Main room when it is ready for you. - please maintain the 2m distance by allowing the first classmate to clear the first two doors then the next can proceed, etc. - you will be directed to “your” personal workout bubble.
Enter the studio (Private Session) - Please text Veronica @ 604-880-9005 when you have arrived at the Studio. She will let you know when you can proceed to the RED door in the garage - slip off your shoes and come on in. You will be directed to an "empty" belongings tray, to place all your personal belongings. You will be escorted to where your session will be taking place.
Hand Washing &/or Hand Sanitizer - before & after your session. There are bottles at every station and throughout the studio.
Don’t touch your face ! - consider bringing your own personal facecloth or hand towel to wipe your face.
**The above two steps are the most important ones in staying healthy!!!**
Distancing - maintain 6 feet between you and your classmates -prior/post & during classes. All equipment is placed greater than 6ft., please dismount towards the right during the session…Instructors will remind you!
*Please use doors and different markers to give space to your class mates - give a little extra space to each other right now.
Personal Protection - Please wear a face mask when exiting your vehicle and entering the studio. If you have forgotten yours there is a box of disposable ones on the table outside the door. Once you have reached your equipment and the class has started you can remove the mask. You are NOT required to wear a mask while exercising. Please put the mask back on - before you start to clean the equipment. Also, if you need to use the bathroom during your session, place your mask on and choose the bathroom that brings you into the least contact with other classmates.
After the Class Has Ended - When your Session has finished, please use hand sanitizer & place your mask on first !
Then you will proceed to clean the equipment you have used. We do need you to do this in a quick/systematic fashion. We have posted new posters that will remind you of the main touch points.
Each “Station” will have a Care Box stocked with your own hand sanitizer, clean fresh cloths, and cleaning sprays - “bottles are marked” We are using the following steps to ensure proper cleaning technique:
Put your face mask back in place.
Grab a fresh microfibre cloth & apply the alcohol to one end of the cloth & scrub the springs FIRST.
Apply the Cleaning solution directly onto your fresh cloth (reapply to cloth as needed)
Scrub the surface you are cleaning to use friction to loosen germs from surfaces so they can be removed easily
Be sure to clean ALL the hard surfaces you touched during the session
Use hand sanitizer, when you are done cleaning
Grab your belongings, and wipe the tray.
Place the used micro clean cloth in the marked grey bin, by the door.
Use hand sanitizer, before leaving the studio. We have bottles inside and outside the main door.
After you have cleaned and left the studio an Instructor will be using PreEmpt RTU Disinfectant on the equipment & touch points in the bathroom & door handles - getting the space ready for the next class.
Should you really be coming in?? - if you are sick or have been around someone that has any symptoms -stay home! Even if your symptoms are mild, you should stay home and are encouraged to contact your doctor or HealthLink BC at 811. *A list of symptoms associated with covid-19 can be found on the BCCDC website If you or someone you are in contact with has been outside of Canada, please do not visit the Studio - continue with the instructed 14 day quarantine before continuing your classes.
What we are doing - High traffic frequently touched areas will be cleaned & disinfected with Hospital Grade Disinfectant, (ie. door knobs, counters, faucets), throuout the day. At end of day all equipent will be thoroughly cleaned & disinfected. Your health is of the utmost importance, we will be using the PreEmpt RTU Disinfectant throughout the studio. This hospital grade disinfectant is based on accelerated hydrogen peroxide, which is environmentally & personal space friendly. Although many spaces and studios are having “clients” use various disinfectants we feel that without proper training & the time to use correctly -it is inefficient & potentially dangerous. The first step in controlling the spread of germs/viruses is cleaning, (soap & water). Please feel free to e-mail us with any questions you may have about our practices.
We are trying to create practices and protocols that will reduce the proliferation of germs - so we will be updating these procedures constantly to achieve the best practices to keep us & you healthy!