Updated Masks and capacity policies 5.19.21.

Dear Avea Pilates Community,

The safety of our staff and clients is always our top priority. The CDC and New York State have recently updated their guidance to make indoor mask wearing optional for fully vaccinated individuals. New York State has also increased business capacity for gyms from 33% to 100%. We wanted to provide you with an update on how Avea Pilates is responding to both of these changes.

To provide more class availability, we are modestly increasing class sizes – to 6 in each room in the West Village and 6 in Ahava in the East Village. This allows us to maintain 6ft of social distancing between clients. Mapenzi will continue to be closed for the time being.

We have Merv-13 filters in our air conditioning systems and both HVAC units are serviced regularly, providing excellent air circulation.

We strongly encourage the continued use of masks inside the studios. Many of our teachers will continue to wear masks regardless of their vaccination status. However, mask wearing will be optional for fully vaccinated clients in alignment with NY State guidelines.

We respect your right to privacy and you will not be asked to prove your vaccination status. We ask all clients to respect the decisions and privacy of others who have made a decision to wear – or not to wear – a mask. We kindly ask for your cooperation in acting responsibly and in accordance with the State guidelines.

We will continue with our additional safety protocols including:

Daily health screening and temperature checks for all staff and clients
Frequent deep cleaning of both studios
Extra time for sanitizing between sessions
Maintaining social distancing and greater space between each Reformer
Sanitizer available throughout the studios, gym wipes and single use between high temperature washes for reusable cleaning towels.
Late arrivals to class will not be admitted.
We are fully committed to keeping the studios a safe and welcoming venue for you to continue your Pilates practice. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 646-766-0143 or info@aveapilatescom.

With love and gratitude always,

Carrie and the Avea Pilates team