When we closed the studio on Monday 16th March 2020 we had no idea what the next few weeks would hold. In those early days we all worked hard to set up the on line videos hoping to support our Pilates Community in very changing times.
Since full lockdown started I am really pleased that so many of you have continued to feel the benefits of Pilates and keep in touch.
As patient numbers in the NHS have not been as high as initially feared, I have been able to continue wearing my Pilates hat for some of the week. Over the past couple of weeks we have been able to begin to think about the future of Pilates by Physiotherapy and what we can do now to secure the future of the studio. This has not been an easy task but with all the positive feedback we have been receiving from so many of you we have come up with some ideas.
As it looks as if Social Distancing will be with us for the foreseeable future, Live on line classes are something I have to get my head around. We tried 2 classes last week (30 clients in total) and the feedback has been great. I have some more trial classes arranged for Tuesday.
I would really value your opinion on options for the future so I would be very grateful if you could complete the survey (link above) if you haven't already.
From the feedback so far the online videos in the members area are very popular for many and we intend to continue to add to these. There has also been some interest for live Zoom Classes. I am hoping that a mixture of these two elements will satisfy most clients.
To help us move forwards in our Pilates journey could you please consider the three points below
1. Have a look at the videos / blog on the website
2. Complete the Survey to help me understand if Pilates by physiotherapy has a future.
3.Get in touch if you would like to try out a live class on zoom.
If you have already completed a survey please DO NOT complete another one!!
Speaking with friends and colleagues who have been treating patients with Covid - 19 I know it could be me or any of my family in those hospital beds which is what makes planning for the future / committing to an activity for 4 weeks quite scary. I'm sure we will have many bumps along the road, physical,technical and emotional !!
I hope you will bear with us as we strive to keep our and your Pilates alive .