Covid-19 is a global humanitarian crisis that impacts us all.  As we have prepared to reopen our studios in compliance with state, local and enhanced safety guidelines, the safety of our employees and clients remains our top priority. Below you will find much more information about our Covid policies, the precautions we are taking, the sanitizing products we are using to keep you safe and more. If your question is not answered, please contact us.

How are you responding to the updated CDC and NY State mask guidelines?

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.

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.

What are your Covid-19 additional safety policies?

To maintain the safety of our clients and employees, the following temporary safety policies are in place.  Your entrance to our studios indicates your compliance with these policies. Please note that these are subject to review and modification at any time at our discretion, and the most up to date policies are prominently posted in each studio.

  • Temperature checks are required.
  • All unvaccinated individuals must wear a mask at all times in the studio. Bandanas, buffs and gaiters are not acceptable face coverings.  Masks are now optional (but strongly encouraged and preferred) for vaccinated individuals.
  • All clients must wear socks. Grip socks are preferred.
  • Employees and clients must maintain 6ft social distancing from all other clients and employees at all times.
  • Clients must arrive no earlier that 5-10 minutes prior to the session and no later than the scheduled start of the session.
  • Clients must depart promptly following the completion of the session.
  • Clients and employees must use care to avoid contamination of any common surfaces including wiping down any surfaces and wearing PPE where practically possible.
  • Each time you attend a session, you will be required to sign a contact tracing form including waiver of liability and acceptance of our policies.

Please note that while Avea Pilates is taking precautions to minimize the risk to our employees and clients including additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures, employee precautions, limiting sessions etc., it is not possible to provide complete protection against Covid-19 in a group setting.  If you are symptomatic or may have been exposed, please stay home.

What is your arrival policy?

Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your session (5 minutes is ideal).  Particularly during Covid-19 restrictions, late arrivals are dangerous and disruptive.  Prior to entry into your session, you will need to sign a waiver and have your temperature taken. The teacher is unable to complete this if you arrive late.

If you are late – even 1 minute – for your session, you will not be admitted.   Arriving late means the teacher would have to stop the session for all of the other participants who arrived on time to complete your checkin.  Please be considerate to the other clients and arrive on time.

Late arrivals will be marked as a no-show and are subject to no-show policies as outlined. Thank you for your understanding.  If you arrive on time but after the teacher has taken attendance, please wait after the session and ensure the teacher marks you present.

How are you implementing NYS / NYC safety protocols?

The safety of our employees and clients is our #1 priority. We are and intend to remain compliant with directives and regulations issues by New York State and local authorities. While these may change frequently, the following precautions are in effect.

  • Capacity is limited to allow for 6ft social distancing between clients and staff.
  • 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
  • Employee, client and visitor contact tracing and logs are maintained
  • Detailed sanitizing logs for teachers and cleaning staff are maintained and reviewed by management
  • Employees self-certify every day and stay home if they are sick
  • PPE is available to our employees and emergency supplies of PPE available to clients (e.g. if your mask breaks during class)
  • Extensive signage throughout the studios with specific safety protocols
  • Full details of our precautions and protocols available for client review

If you have any questions concerning our safety precautions, please do not hesitate to ask for Carrie or David, or call us on 646 766 0143.

What sanitizing products do you use?

The products we use to clean our studios are compliant with the EPA Approved New York State list of registered disinfectants and are certified to kill Covid-19 on surfaces. The products we most commonly use are:

  • Method Antibacterial All purpose cleaner – used on Reformers and Props
  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes – used for high touch surfaces
  • Windex Multi-surface disinfectant Cleaner – used for touch surfaces
  • Purell Multi-surface Disinfecting Spray – used for all surfaces
  • Clorox Tilex Mold and Mildew – bathroom surfaces
  • Clorox Scentiva disinfecting floor wipes – bathroom floors
  • Green Works toilet bowl cleaner – used for interior toilet surfaces
  • Lysol toilet bowl cleaner – used for interior toilet surfaces
  • Clorox toilet bowl cleaner – used for interior toilet surfaces

What should I do if I am not vaccinated and do want to wear a mask?

Please stay home.
If you have a valid medical reason for why you are unable to wear a mask while performing exercise, please contact us for more information.