Studio-based Pilates Classes Suspended

I didn’t think I’d be posting another news item on the Coronavirus so quickly! Such a rapidly changing situation we’re in right now.

As I indicated yesterday evening, I planned to use the advice given by Public Health England and the World Health Organisation to decide whether or not to keep running the group Pilates classes I teach at The Wellbeing Studio and elsewhere. You may have heard today in the first of the Government’s daily briefings that they have now advised us to “avoid all non-essential social contact.” For this reason and with regret I’ve decided that from today and for the foreseeable future it is best to temporarily suspend the studio-based Pilates classes. I’m so sorry to have to do this but I think it is the right decision.

For those clients who have bought a block of six sessions and still have classes left to take, these will of course remain in the book for you to use when it is safe for the classes to resume and you feel ready to return to Pilates.

Thank you very much for supporting my studio-based Pilates classes. I’ve been teaching in Clevedon since February 2014 and I look forward to continuing to do so again later this year.  In the meantime I’m looking into running classes online.  I’ll keep you posted

Take care, stay positive and all will be well.

Time for a bit of much-needed Julia Biel. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to walk in the woods wearing a floaty cape…


Pilates Classes and the Coronavirus Situation

Amid the developing Coronavirus situation I wanted to reassure my clients on a number of points in relation to the Pilates classes I teach at The Wellbeing Studio.

First of all, I made the decision not to travel to Spain on holiday last week and remained in Clevedon so please be assured that I am ready and able to resume the normal timetable of Pilates classes from tomorrow.

However, I am of course closely monitoring the advice of Public Health England and the World Health Organisation. I plan to continue to offer Pilates classes only for as long as doing so is safe and supportive of my primary objective, which is to help improve my clients’ health and wellbeing.

You will have seen the signs at The Wellbeing Studio explaining the extra cleaning measures in place to protect our clients and the teachers and therapists who work there. If you could clean your hands with the alcohol-based hand gel in the waiting room when you arrive and use the soap, hot water and paper towels in the toilets, that would be much appreciated. We will continue to wipe clean the mats, blocks, balls and rollers after each class as we have always done. If you would prefer to use your own mats etc, or would like to bring along a towel to put over the equipment, or would like to clean your mat etc yourself at the beginning of the class, you are more than welcome to do that.

If you feel at all unwell please could I ask you not to attend class, even if that means cancelling at the last minute. Similarly, please be assured that if I am in any way unwell, I too will cancel the class. In this instance I will either text or email you to let you know. If you have recently returned from travel overseas, please ensure you have complied with Government advice on self-isolation before coming to class.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

This is a challenging time for everyone so let’s try and support each other as much as possible and stay positive…over to you, Eric and Ernie…