COVID19 Policies and Procedures
As we all continue to deal with COVID19, we have implemented
the following studio policies and procedures to support your health and safety.
These policies and procedures all meet and exceed Center for Disease Control guidelines.
Symptoms of COVID19 can vary widely from person to person, and some people may be totally asymptomatic. In general, however, if you do experience symptoms of COVID19 they will generally appear anywhere from 2-14 days after contracting the virus. So the best place to start is by asking yourself if you have any of the following symptoms:
Fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Other considerations are:
Have you traveled outside the U.S. recently?
Have you been in contact with anyone who tested positive for the virus and was it within the past two week?
If you answer yes to either of the above two questions or have any of the symptoms listed (especially a combination of one or more) within 48 hours of your session/class at 5th Line, please let us know immediately and we will discuss whether we need to cancel or reschedule your class or session. If you experience these symptoms and it is less than 24 hours prior to your session/class and please do not be worried about late cancellation -- you will not be charged for a cancelled or rescheduled class per normal policies; however, we will ask that if less 24 hours' notice is given, you get offically tested and only once do you show negative for the virus will you be allowed back in the studio.
Number of People Allowed In The Studio At Once
We will only allow 4 individuals, inclusive of instructors, to be in the studio at the same time. If the studio is being shared, we will maintain as much distance between each staff / client pair as possible. We ask that you arrive no earlier than 5 min. prior to your session as we have no waiting room.
Upon entering the studio we will take your temperature with a touchless, electronic thermometer. If your temperature is greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, we will have to cancel and reschedule your appointment and as stated above, you will be required to get officially tested and show negative for the virus before we can allow you back in the studio.
All students must wear a mask upon entering the studio and keep it on until you are on your equipment and able to be 6 feet apart from anyone next to you. At that point we will leave it up to you whether you would like to continue to wear your mask or proceed without it. We are supportive of your choice either way according to your own comfort level. Instructors will wear masks as they teach unless they are teaching a private and the student requests the instuctor to take off the mask in order to hear them better. At the end of your session or class, before leaving your equipment, we will ask you to once again put on your mask until you have exited the studio.
We do have a restroom available if needed; however, because of its location, we ask you to please use the restroom prior to coming to the studio, if possible. We also do not have changing rooms available, so please be sure to show up wearing the clothes you intend to workout in. Please see the FAQ section under the “Studio” tab in the menu at the top of the page for appropriate clothing and prohibited clothing.
Equipment and Studio Sanitization
At the beginning of each day the studio floor tile, light switches, door handles and large equipment will be wiped down with an alcohol sanitizing solution. The carpeted portion of the studio will be vacuumed at the start of each day. Throughout the day, any equipment that is used during an appointment will be wiped down with a tea tree oil mixture (tea tree oil is a natural anti-bacterial) on the wood and with the alcohol sanitizing solution on non-wooden parts in between each client. Fabric straps will be cleaned in a UV Light Sanitization Unit in between classes and private sessions. When your session or class begins, you will be handed a set of sanitized straps and they will only be used by you and you alone throughout the duration of your session or class. Any small equipment used during the course of an appointment or session will be sanitized prior to and after each use with an alcohol sanitizing solution.
Please bring only the minimal personal items necessary into the studio with you. Upon your arrival, we ask you immediately remove your shoes (and socks, if applicable), place them on the tile near the door, and place all other personal items not needed during your session or class in one of the cubbies.
Hand and Feet Santitization
As previously stated, you will be asked to remove your shoes and socks immediately upon entering the studio and put them on the tile near the door and place any other belongings in the purple baskets. Once you have done so, we have a bench you may sit on while you sanitize your hands and feet -- either with an alcohol/tea tree oil mixture which will be provided, or if you would prefer, your own hand sanitizing gel or wipes.
Gloves and Socks
Although the equipment is sanitized between each class / client, if you are not comfortable touching the equipment with your bare hands you may request a pair of our light weight, knit gloves which have been UV light sanitized. You may bring your own pair of freshly washed gloves to wear if you wish, however you will not be permitted to wear latex or nitrile gloves as they cause the hands to sweat too much.
Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods of exercise as well as Pilates exercises are most often performed barefooted in order for the client to receive the best biomechanical feedback. However, if you would prefer to wear socks we encourage you to do so according to your own comfort level as long as they are socks that are clean and were not worn into the studio. We recommend socks that have sleeves for each toe (similar to gloves for the hand) as they provide better feedback for the body to learn as opposed to socks without individual toes.
Hands on Instruction and Guidance by the Instructor
The Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis and Pilates methods of movement are inherently best taught with hands-on guidance from the instructor. If you feel comfortable with the instructor touching you to guide you without gloves, please let them know (they will have sanitized their hands in between clients). If you would like hands-on instruction and guidance but do not wish to be touched by the instructor with their bare hands, you may request the instructor wears a pair of sanitized, knit gloves. If you do not wish your instructor touch you at all during the session, please let them know so they may respect your wishes.