COVID-19 Protocol

We appreciate your understanding as these may be subject to change.
Updated May 30, 2020

Preparing for class


  • Please discuss with your doctor any specific risk factors or concerns that you have for coming out of Shelter-In-Place prior to class.
  • Face coverings must be worn for class. The CDC recommends a well-fitting mask that covers the nose and mouth. A cloth mask of 2 or more layers of cotton is recommended by the CDC. Please begin to look now for masks that you will feel comfortable wearing during a workout.
  • Clients are asked to have yoga socks on before entering the studio. There will be a prescribed area for walking with shoes vs. yoga socks.

Entering the studio


  • Arrive 5-10 minutes early to allow time for settling in.
  • Door will remain closed, but unlocked. To help control movement in and out of the studio, please wait outside until the door is opened for you to enter one at a time. Only participants will be allowed inside.
  • You must be wearing a clean face mask meeting CDC requirements before entering and at all times while indoors. In the event that you need to remove the mask for your own health, please do so. However, you will be required to leave the facility as soon as it can be done safely.
  • Your temperature will be scanned as you enter. Per CDC guidelines, you will not be allowed inside if your temperature is 100.4 F or above.
  • You will be required to sanitize your hands with gel right as you enter. You are welcome to wash your hands again after entry and at any time during or after the session.
  • If at any time during class you present symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection, you will be required to leave.
  • An addendum to the waiver must be signed before first class.
  • Please follow floor markings to store your belongings, then to a reformer station. If you need to return to your cubicle, please wait until everyone else has had a chance to enter.

Exiting Class


  • Maintain social distance at all times.
  • Lay out used equipment to facilitate disinfection by instructor
  • Proceed one at a time to wash hands or retrieve belongs and exit studio

General Info


  • Class sizes will be limited to 4 clients. No spectators will be allowed indoors.
  • Our reformers are separated by approximately 14 ft. When moving about the studio, please keep 6 ft between yourself and all others.
  • Class times have changed to allow ample time between classes for disinfection of reformers and prevent class groups from passing each other. The classes will still be approximately 50 minutes.
  • With new spacing between classes, we’ve reduced the number and variety of classes offered for now. To better accommodate everyone, we’ve removed the Intermediate Only and Intermediate/Advanced classes. Depending on client response and attendance, we may consider adding additional classes and/or increasing the level of existing classes.
  • Vinyl coverings for the reformer hand and foot straps have been purchased to allow for disinfection. We expect these covers to arrive by June 8th, temporary plastic sleeves will be used until then.
  • The room will be kept very cool, so dress accordingly. Air conditioning will be running between classes, but will not be used during the sessions to limit air movement. Between classes, we will be cycling our air through a scrubber intended to kill microscopic contaminants.
  • Though we do not recommend bringing a water bottle to class at this time, we will allow them. If you choose to bring one, it should have a mouth piece that can be completely covered while not in use.
  • Our class schedule for June 1 and beyond is posted at app.pilatesreformed.fitness. For now, we will only allow purchases of class packages. We plan to begin monthly subscriptions a few weeks after reopening.

We have reached out to Santa Clara County Health Department a number of times for guidance and requirements for reopening. At this time they are not offering that assistance. It is also possible that we may be violating the Shelter-in-Place ordinance by opening on June 1; we hope not, but do intend to open. The aspect in question is whether all gyms should be grouped together. We have every confidence that we will provide a lower risk environment than much of what we have seen in the community, but our bar is much higher than that.

Please let us know of any questions or concerns.