Got Cold/Flu symptoms? (NOTE: This post re: attendance in class with symptoms of cold/flu pre-dates the threat of Covid-19, and has been the policy of ORIGIN from the beginning. Long after we get thru this worldwide Covid-19 crisis, the general policy will remain.)
Re: the gift that keeps on giving... clients who come to the studio with cold/flu symptoms such as a runny nose, persistent cough etc. have the option of attending sessions ONLY if they wish to use the hand sanitizer and wear a (provided) mask. Since you/we can't distinguish between what is an allergy vs a virus, your understanding of why this policy matters is important - thank you!
For hygienic reasons, clients must wear exercise-footwear such as "toe socks" or other options that provide traction and the foot does not slide around inside. Re: clothing, comfort always - and please avoid hoodies so your instructor can better observe your alignment. Thin layers help clients adjust to room temperature or body temperature fluctuations. A clip/band to pull-up longer hair off face and neck. Note: if shorts are worn, the leg openings should fit close to the leg so as not to gap when lying down.
Note: the Studio is a glitter/rhinestone-free zone. Those lovely little bits of sparkle are impossible to get out of equipment pads/mats. If glitter is a part of your life (teachers etc...) please take extra care to de-bling before arriving. :-)
Lotions & Fragrance:
Highly suggested: postpone using any creams or lotions on the legs hands and feet prior to Pilates, because it can make for slippery connections to mats and/or equipment.
In addition to my clients who are cancer patients w/fragrance sensitivities, in general many people are sensitive to scents; please refrain from using ANY fragranced products which carry the scent beyond very close contact) before coming to the studio.
Defined by the Mayo Clinic and others as the odorous residue of toxic chemicals remaining on hair, skin, clothing, etc. after exposure to smoking tobacco or other substances. Though the lingering residue may not be apparent to those regularly exposed, to others (in part, including clients with asthma, young children, those undergoing chemotherapy, pregnant, etc.) such exposure raises genuine concern. Please refrain from bringing third-hand smoke to the studio.
During Pilates, phones and other devices should be on silent. Pilates sessions are a time for you to focus, breathe, and be in the moment. By all means, if you have the infrequent and urgent need to take an important call you are anticipating, it's great to keep your phone right by you during your session. Note with a smile:
Students have been known to experience temporary disorientation due to this completely unfamiliar, relaxing experience!