It has been so lovely to see more of you back in classes now, both face-to-face and online. Running reduced class sizes, it is very difficult to fit everyone in at the moment, but do keep an eye on our availability https://www.janem.co.uk/availability/ as it changes all the time, or if necessary I will add you to a waiting list. I really want everyone to be able to enjoy the benefits of Pilates, so please be patient and we will be in touch.
Coronavirus Regulations Update – Important
Government Coronavirus regulations have changed since our last newsletter. Please note the following:
- You must now wear a face-covering at all venues when entering and leaving the building, and when e.g. going to the toilet. Please therefore wear your face-covering at all times when not situated on your Pilates mat for class. (It is currently not required to wear a face-covering – nor is it recommended to do so – whilst exercising, but you may continue to wear one during class if you wish.)
- I must now by law maintain a register of contact details of everyone attending each of my classes. As I already do so, nothing changes, except that it is now a legal requirement for clients to provide me with their name and contact telephone number before they can start classes with me (this is usually collected when people complete their health screenings). I will therefore be reviewing my client database, and will inform anyone before class if I do not have a contact telephone number. You must then provide this before you are able to participate in classes.
- Please also download the NHS Covid-19 Contact Tracing app, and use it to scan the venue barcode when you arrive for class. Whilst this is not currently a legal requirement, you are encouraged to do so.
Burton Hall Temporary Closure Tues 27th Oct
Please note that there will be no class at the Burton Hall on Tuesday 27th October, as the floor is being sanded and re-lacquered. Those of you booked on that day will have your class carried over. Apologies for the inconvenience, but you’ll have a lovely new floor the week after! Please let me know if you would like to come on the Thursday morning that week. I do sometimes have spaces at Hythe Cricket Club.
Pilates Wednesday 5.30 pm
Nearly all our classes are now very busy, with just a few odd spaces here and there. The only exception is our Wednesday 5.30 pm class at the Shepway Close Centre. I currently have plenty of space on this. If you are not currently attending classes and would like to restart, please let me know. This is a very large hall, with loads of space for social distancing. It is also very well ventilated and just refurbished, so it’s a great venue for classes!
Mats and Balls!
We have just received a new shipment of Pilates mats, soft balls and trigger point balls, if you would like to order anything. Supply costs of mats have risen considerably due to the pandemic, so please note the price of mats is now £15. This is still significantly cheaper than you can buy these mats elsewhere though. We also have a brand new grey colour available.
Outdoor Pilates Classes
A big thank you to everyone who came to our outdoor classes this year. Despite some tricky weather at times, we managed to hold seven classes in total. As the days are getting shorter now we don’t have any further classes currently planned this year, although don’t rule out the odd last minute class if the weather is looking especially good! In this case I will let all my ‘outdoors’ people know. Please let me know if you would like to be added to this list.
Are You Self Isolating or in Quarantine?
If you are not currently allowed ‘out to play’, it’s more important than ever to continue to maintain your good posture, strength, mobility and flexibility. My ‘Jane Mackenzie 24/7’ Online Pilates is an ideal way to do this, with over 25 full 1 hour classes to choose from, all recorded in high quality HD video. You can take as many as you want, whenever you want, and the cost is just £18 for 28 days access, or £8 for a 10 day membership: https://www.janem.co.uk/jane247/ Please share this with friends far and wide, as it isn’t restricted to locals only; anyone in the world can join us now!
Happiness and Health