What is your vaccination policy? (Updated 8/11/21)

The Key to NYC Pass is effective on on Monday, August 16th.  This requires gyms, restaurants and entertainment venues to only admit clients and employees who have received at least 1 dose of a Covid vaccine. There is no option to show a negative Covid test for entry.

This process will be in place from August 16th.  Please do not make a reservation beyond August 16th if you are unwilling to comply with this program.

There are two ways you can share your vaccination status with us.

1. Send an email to info@aveapilates.com with a legible photo of your Covid vaccination card at least 48 hours prior to your first registered class post Aug 16th.  Please send this email from the email address associated with your account.  We are ready to receive your emails now.

2. You can share it on arrival at class with your instructor.  You can:

  • Show a physical copy or legible photo of your CDC or NYC vaccine card;
  • Use the NYC Covid Safe App;
  • Use the NYS Excelsior Pass.

The official NYC Page showing acceptable proof is here.  If you received your vaccine outside of New York State, we recommend either the physical / photo route, or the NYC Covid Safe App.  The NYC App simply stores your ID and a photo of your vaccine card on your phone and takes just a few minutes to set up.

Once we have seen proof, we will store that you have proven your vaccination status in your client record.  We will not store any personal information (e.g. date received, # of doses, type of vaccine). You will not need to show proof again once we have updated your client record.

If you prefer that we do not store your status, please let us know, Please note that if we do not store your status, you will be required to show proof each time you come to the studio.

PLEASE PLAN ON ARRIVING 5-10 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE START OF YOUR CLASS SO WE CAN COMPLETE CHECKS.  IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER THE CLASS HAS STARTED, YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. THE TEACHER CANNOT STOP CLASS TO CHECK YOUR STATUS.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as we all get through this together. We request that you respond with kindness to the teachers as they implement these mandatory guidelines.

Covid-19 has been a global humanitarian crisis that impacted us all.  Our thoughts are with those families that have been directly affected by the pandemic and we are forever grateful for our amazing team and clients who have helped us survive as a business.  The safety and experience of our employees and clients will always be our top priority. Below you will find information about our current Covid related precautions and policies. If your question is not answered, please contact us.

What is your mask policy? (Updated 8/4/21)

Based on the latest guidance from New York City and the CDC, masks are strongly recommended for all individuals in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.  Therefore, we strongly encourage and request that all people wear masks at all times in our studios.  We ask that all clients respect the privacy and right to choose for anyone who wishes to wear, or not wear, a mask.

What are your Covid-19 additional safety policies?

Covid isn’t quite gone, and so we intend to maintain reasonable safety precautions, and we appreciate your cooperation with these.  Updated policies will be posted prominently in each studio.

  • All clients must wear socks. Grip socks are preferred.
  • Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your session and no later than 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the session.
  • Please depart promptly following the completion of the session.
  • If you are symptomatic or may have been exposed, please stay home.

What additional precautions is Avea taking?

The safety of our employees and clients is our #1 priority. We are and intend to remain compliant with best practices from the CDC.  The following precautions remain in effect.

  • Additional sanitizing of touched surfaces between each class
  • Vinyl straps are used which can be effectively disinfected between use
  • Cleaning towels are used once and then washed
  • Sanitizer stations available through the studio
  • Deep cleaning of the studio each night
  • Merv 13 air filters in the air conditioning units
  • All cleaning products are compliant with CDC guidelines for disinfectants
  • PPE is available to our employees and emergency supplies of PPE available to clients (e.g. if your mask breaks during class)