WILL I NEED TO BE VACCINATED FOR COVID-19
We have a duty of care to all that come into the Studio, meaning that we have a moral or legal obligation to ensure the safety or well-being of others.
Will I need to have my Covid-19 Vaccination?
Yes. In line with the direction of NSW Health, to attend our Studio physically clients will need to show that they have been vaccinated fully for Covid-19. This is not to be confused with being mandatory. We believe in choice; those choices being too align with our ethics and care for our clients and staff or the choice to attend another Studio that may not require the same level of cooperation. Our clients are grateful for the level of care we take surrounding their health and safety.
Why do I need to have my vaccination?
We take the health and safety of our clients and staff seriously. Many of our clients include those with immunocompromised conditions, meaning they could be a higher risk of becoming severely ill should they be exposed to Covid-19.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have a medical exemption form your GP then we ask that you provide those details.
HOW DO I GET STARTED
We are a boutique Studio with a focus on quality over quantity and therefore do not offer bookings online. Joining Pilates 44 Studio is by Appointment Only This allows you continuity and the opportunity to grow your skills within your movement practice. Joining our Studio begins with getting to know you and your specific needs.
Client Health and Participation form.
Upon booking in your will be sent our Client Health and Participation form. This will need to be filled in an returned to the Studio prior to commencing any sessions or workshops. This forms part of our assessment before bringing you into your session.
Fitness Assessment and Consultation.
If you are coming into our Studio for the 1st time (regardless of having been with other Studios) you will need to book in for a fitness assessment and commencement package when coming into equipment based semi private or duet settings. This is for your safety to which we dedicate our upmost attention to. It is a time to learn about the equipment in the Studio, along with Pilates principles as much as it is to design your program around your body.
Our sessions run on school terms. Our semi private sessions are capped at 3 in equipment based lessons and 4 in mat based lessons. Current Studio clients you will be automatically booked into the following term. Clients cannot book ahead of a term. The way to secure the following term is to make payment by the second last Friday of each running term when invoices are sent out by email. Should payment not be received by the assigned date then those places will be made available to clients on our wait list. All clients will be asked to complete and sign a participation waiver and information form which includes any injury you may have and health history that we need to be aware of. This must be completed before commencing your class.
If you are a new client payments are made in full at the time of your booking, once received your booking be confirmed. Existing clients please refer above. We prefer payment by Eftpos, Credit Card or EFT. Payments are non-refundable. Refunds will not be issued for classes that are missed or should you change your mind. Any refunds are at the discretion of the Studio.
We have the availability for you to go onto a wait list for your preferred class and time. You will be notified if a place in your preferred class becomes available. Please contact us to be included. We would love to have you join us.
Working towards more life work balance and self care, we have introduced set Administration hours to; answer calls, respond the emails and messages/sms/fb. These hours will be:
Monday to Friday 9.am to 4.pm
We will do our best to respond promptly. Anything outside of these times will be responded to the following business day.
Its all about hygiene.
Mat class please bring a thin yoga mat to lay over the Studio mats.
Reformer clients will need a reformer mat (*available at the Studio)
All will be required to wear Pilates grip socks (*available at the Studio)
All current clients have access to our Virtual Library which can be found under the online tab of the website. If you cannot make your floor class during the week you can continue your practice with one of our many pre-recorded lessons. You can also add more lessons to your practice at anytime with these.
REFORMER CLASS - should you be away
Clients are able to make up 2 missed REFORMER classes over the 10 week term due to reasonable circumstances.
In order to book a make up session, clients must mark themselves as absent no less than 24 hours prior to class. Please bear in mind office administration hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.
It is your responsibility to notify us of your absence in class and book into a make up class.
Make up classes are NON transferable to other terms or to casual classes during the holidays.
Make up classes will be offered on a date and time set by the Studio.
Once you book yourself as absent you will not be able to change your mind.
If a make up lesson is missed or not booked in, then this lesson is forfeited.
You cannot change the time of a make up lesson once you have booked in.
Obviously there are those unavoidable times where people wake up unwell and we will bear this in mind.
If your teacher is unavailable a make up class will be scheduled or refunds may be applied.
GOING ON HOLIDAYS
Have the conversation. It's that simple. We are very flexible and understand our clients do travel and are happy to accommodate where we can and if practicable.
A FEW COMMON COURTESIES
Mobile phones and all electronic devices are to be turned off for the duration of the class. Phones ringing and wrist devices buzzing are highly distracting.
Illness. If you are unwell please do not make the rest of us unwell. Notify us of your absence and book for a make up class.
For the safety of others, if you come into class and are contagious, you will be asked to leave.
In order to minimise disruption during classes held at our Studio, we recommend that you;
Aim to arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled commencement time
Once the class has commenced we reserve the right to refuse entry into the class.
If you need to leave early, please alert your teacher before the class.
For hygiene there shoes are not to be worn on the studio floor. They are to be left in the area provided.
Client's are responsible for wiping down all equipment after use with sanitary cleaner provided.
You acknowledge that your instructor may use tactile cueing and adjustment methods, or make physical contact with you for correction purposes in order to ensure that Pilates practice is undertaken in accordance with the Studio best practice. (permission is sought to do so). By attending our Studio and participating in our classes or our prerecorded online and live virtual classes you will be performing physical activity which has an inherent risk of personal injury. Participating in any of our classes is undertaken at your own risk. You must inform your the Studio if there are any risks to your health by participating in any of these classes such as, but not limited to, if you have a pre-existing injury, illness, muscle soreness/discomfort or are pregnant, prior to commencement. Participating in any form of activity at our Studio with a Medical Condition is done entirely at your own risk. Please use your own judgement with regards to your body's needs as to the suitability of any of our Studio, prerecorded and live virtual classes that you choose to participate in. We strongly recommended that you discuss with your qualified healthcare provider or doctor about your interest in participating in our Studio, prerecorded and live virtual Pilates classes and whether it would be a good healthcare choice for you. The Studio accepts no liability for any injuries sustained by clients due to participating in the above named with a known condition and not having sought advice from their qualified healthcare provider.
I authorise any staff of Pilates 44 Studio in the event of accident or illness, to provide First Aid and to obtain such urgent medical assistance for myself and for this purpose to engage first aiders, ambulance officers, doctors, dentists, nursing assistance or hospital accommodation and in this event agree to pay the said Studio on demand, all such fees (other than fees and expenses recoverable by the Studio under any policy of insurance).
All content made available such as text, photographs/images, logo, audio and digital compilations for our pre-recorded and live virtual classes, website and social media is and remains the property of Pilates 44 Studio.
INDUCTION TO THE STUDIO
All clients require an induction in to the Studio from 20 July, 2020.
We reserve the right to change, update or reissue these Terms and Conditions at any time. Any such changes will be posted to our Website and you agree to be bound by such changes.
By reading this you agree to observe our Studio terms and conditions and policies at all times.
General Studio Policies