COVID 19 UPDATE
Thank you for visiting our website,
We want to thank everyone for your support during this “new way to teach Pilates” time and hope you are well. We miss seeing you and are looking forward to returning to the studio. That being said I would ask that you read the following carefully to make a determination as to whether or not now is the appropriate time for you to return to the studio.
April 20th Governor Kemp announced that certain businesses may reopen. Fitness Studios were listed as one of those businesses. We were personally very surprised to see that happen so quickly. After careful consideration I have decided to reopen Monday April 27th, albeit in a limited capacity, with many restrictions in effect for your safety and our own. As time goes on I will gradually relax some of those restrictions, not only according to guidelines currently in force, but most importantly yours and my comfort level.
This occurrence has impacted us all in some very profound ways and we are committed to continuing our professional teaching ethics. I want to facilitate a transition that moves at a pace we are all comfortable with as much as possible and as safely as possible.
For your protection and in your best interest, if you are defined as an individual that is at higher risk for severe illness, or reside with an individual with the following conditions, I am going to ask you to refrain from coming to the studio for a few more weeks.
The CDC defines that as:
The CDC is recommending anyone 65 or older remain home. However, the CDC does not know our 65 and older clients, how strong they are and how body aware they are. To those that fall in this category, please do what feels best for you. If, you have had recent surgery, experience difficulty breathing in you daily life, we encourage you not to push it. WE ARE NOT GOING ANYWHERE!
People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:
People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
People who have serious heart conditions
People who are immunocompromised
Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications.
People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
People with diabetes
People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
People with liver disease
In addition, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms please do not come to a private session:
Shortness of breath
Loss of smell or taste
If you have had contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please do not book an appointment for 4 weeks after exposure.
Lastly, I want to urge you to only receive services if you are comfortable with doing so. Our goal as Pilates Practitioners is to continue to offer you a personalized, pain free movement experience. We also want to assist you in finding balance, calm and mindfulness. We all have endured a great deal and we want to be part of restoring health and healing and most importantly peace of mind.
Here are the guidelines for how we will begin reopening The Pilates Loft:
Only Private sessions will be offered at this time. We will offer duets to those who have been quarantined together.
Susan and I will be alternating days in the studio for private sessions. As some of our clients do have specific times for their sessions, we are asking you to be flexible on what day and time your session is scheduled.
Group Classes will remain via Zoom until May 13, if the State of Emergency is lifted. At that time we will asses Covid-19's existing effect on Georgia.
We will be working with a mask and we encourage you to do so, if you choose.
We are asking each client to wash your hands with soap and water before and after your session vs. using hand sanitizer. We will also be washing our hands between each client.
There will be hand sanitizer available in the studio to use throughout your session.
Towels will be bleached on a weekly or as needed basis.
All surfaces will continually be sanitized between clients including doorknobs, desktops and any and all equipment and surfaces touched by human hands. We will be using a stronger solution than the essential oils.
We welcome you back with “air hug” open arms! To book a private session please reach out to either Susan or myself. As Emily is pregnant, she will not be in the studio at this time. Susan and I are more than happy to work with any of Emily’s clients. We hope to see you in the studio in the near future and via Zoom for group classes.
Again, we thank you and appreciate your support during this time. You truly do not know how much it means to us.
Mary Ann, Susan and Emily
AND… our hard working Trainees during this time -
Ashli, Mary, Suzanne and Bill
Why the Pilates Loft?
When you come to The Pilates Loft, expect personal attention, even when taking a group class. Our instructors are "hands-on" and will assist each client to ensure proper body alignment is achieved. The atmosphere is one of encouragement not only from the instructors but also from clients. We applaud each success for each individual as we recognize not all have the same goal.
WELCOME TO THE PILATES LOFT OF NEWNAN!
Whether you are brand new to Pilates or you are a long-time client checking in to see our current class schedule, we are glad you are here. Please feel free to Contact Us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the Pilates Loft and assisting you on your movement journey.
-Mary Ann Briggs, Owner
New Clients = Discounted Postural Assessment
We offer all new clients a discounted postural assessment. This enables you to visit the studio, meet one-on-one with an instructor, experience Pilates apparatus and most important, discuss your goals. The session does require a $25 paid in advance deposit to reserve the time. This deposit will be applied to your first session or package.