Following the Government’s advice yesterday we have decided to close physically as a studio from 8pm today for an initial period of 2 weeks so we can continue to monitor the situation and ensure the safety of you, your loved ones and our teachers.
As you know, we are a detail orientated studio and we truly value your wellbeing. In times of crisis, moments of calm and space are even more important than ever. That’s why we will be moving our services online during this period of closure.
We know that a virtual platform can never fully replace the physical studio setting but we’re going to work really hard to find ways to bring the Soul Studio to life online. Before I was a Pilates teacher I was a Digital Marketing Director and I’m fully aware that this will take some time, and some trial and error, but we would love if you could come along for the ride with us and help us build something special. We want to bring our amazing Soul family online so that we can continue to laugh, connect and move well so that we feel well.
So how are we going to do this?
If you have a 1:1 booking with us already and want to trial how this would work virtually (trust me it actually works very well, we’ve done this many times before!), all you need is a mat, a space at home and your laptop, phone or tablet and wifi. We will send you a link before your booked session. And if you’d like some guidance we can walk you through your first set up over the phone!
If you wish to book a 1:1, you can do this in the normal way by clicking here and we will send you your link 15 mins before your session.
We want to ensure that the classes we offer you are as close to the real deal as we can possibly get. So this week we will be trialling a few classes online so that we can learn and adapt and then look to run a virtual class schedule next week. All you need to do is simply book into class as you normally would via MoveGB or directly on MindBody or our website and we will email you a link 15 minutes prior to your class so that you can join in.
Our teachers, where possible and where restrictions allow, will still be in the studio guiding you though some quality movement for you to do at home. The platform allows you to talk, ask questions and tell us anything you might be working through in much the same way as a physical class does.
This Week’s Virtual Class Timetable:
Wednesday 1.10pm - 2pm Pilates Matwork, all levels, with Olivia
Olivia will kick off our online programme! You can expect her usual light hearted approach to movement mixing a blend of calm with some definite muscle activation and heat!
Wednesday 6pm - BFHiiT with Claire
Claire is going to guide you through an uplifting fitness class blending the best of her Barre ad PHiiT classes, finishing with some calming meditation and yogic breathing.
Thursday 6pm - Pilates Matwork, all levels with Anthea
Anthea will provide some much needed calm and connection in her Pilates Matwork class.
Next Week you can expect a fuller online timetable plus those who join in our virtual classes will also get access to additional free content so you can continue to move at home outside of our live classes. We will also look to have a members area for us to connect and talk and we will look to provide a weekly moment of calm which you can log into watch.
In a time where we’re being asked to socially distance I hope we can all still come together and support each other, finding ways to still thrive as a community. So do please join us online this week!
We will extend all pass expiry dates indefinitely and put a pause on any monthly passes (unless you contact us to tell us otherwise so you can use this to join in our online classes).
Big love and please keep an eye out on social and your email for updates plus a link to next week’s virtual Soul Studio.
Much love and do please keep in touch!
I wanted to tell you all personally what we as a studio are doing to help protect you and our staff from the recent Coronavirus outbreak.
We plan to stay open with business as usual, across both studios, unless official advice changes. So all classes ad sessions are still on and our Open Weekend in Bishopston for our new studio will continue to run as planned.
Our motto is “Move Better, Feel Better” and we truly believe this has never been more relevant than it is right now. If you are well, being sedentary, scared and in a heightened state of alert is not the greatest immune booster. So we felt it was important to still offer our services to create a calm, welcoming and safe environment to help those who can, continue to live life as close to normal as possible.
With that in mind, I wanted to reassure you of the measures we are putting in place to minimise any risk. Those of you who know me well, know that I’m a bit of a cleaning obsessive anyway so most of what I am telling you here is what we’ve always done. But we’re doing more of it, and we’re also asking for you to play your part so we can work as a collective to keep moving well and feeling well.
Class Sizes & Hygiene
Love Nic, Soul Studio Founder x