Staying Safe

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What have we been up to?

On March 11, 2020, we closed the office and the Pilates Anytime team started working from home. We had no idea what we were about to experience! It is now over 100 days later and it seems like another life when we worked in the office.

We have been incredibly busy as we've changed the business and at the same time tried our best to keep each other safe.

Our top priority is to keep everyone in the Pilates Anytime family safe from COVID-19.

Office Closure

We closed the office in March and in May gave our landlord notice to end our lease effective June 30, 2020. It was sad to leave the office we had used since December 2012. We do not plan to consider renting a new office until we are confident that we can work safely in close proximity. I do not know when that will be, but I do not expect it to be during 2020.

Content Production

We closed the filming studio at the same time as the office. We immediately started filming and streaming live classes from the homes and studios of the teachers we normally work with. It has been an exciting and challenging project. The only person at the filming location is the teacher, so there is nobody on-site to help with the technology. Our goal is to minimize the risk to our employees and the teachers of catching COVID-19. Check out the amazing live classes we are producing or watch the same class anytime you like.

We have been closely following the advice from various government authorities on how to operate a filming studio safely. Last week, we very cautiously filmed for the first time in the studio. We limited the number of people in the studio (which is about 2,000 square feet) to 3 people, only filmed for 60 minutes, and left the doors and windows open to maximize air circulation. The three people all live close to the studio and were able to drive. You will be able to see the class on our website soon.

Today, as I read the news about the increase in COVID-19 infections in California, I am more concerned than I was two weeks ago. I have decided that for the foreseeable future we will continue to live-stream classes from the homes of our teachers and will not be using the filming studio.

Thank you

I send a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us during the pandemic and if you have ideas about how we can better serve you please let us know.

Please stay healthy.

John

About the Author

John Marston

John co-founded Pilates Anytime with Kristi Cooper and Ted Johnson in 2009. He enjoys the great outdoors, music, food, and new experiences.


Comments

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Thanks John!  I have truly enjoyed the live and recorded classes from the teachers at Pilates Anytime these past few months.  So, so needed in these challenging times for all.
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Thank you for the update. Love the live and recorded classes; appreciate the effort made by all the teachers.  
Thanks for the update. I enjoy your classes both live streaming and the recorded ones. I'm a big fan of this site and I learn something new everyday I tune in. Thank you to all the dedicated staff/teachers! You all do an amazing job and best of all you keep me inspired to get better everyday! Look forward to your blog posts.
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Totally agree with Rajashree! Love Pilates Anytime. The live classes and reports are fantastic!! To be able to keep on learning and moving is so helpfull for my well being!! Thank you so much!!Together we are strong! take care and keep safe!!
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Thanks for sharing your painful decisions and story.  We thank you for continuing to give us exciting classes.  Thanks to the teachers who share their personal spaces with us.  It helps to know we are not alone, no matter where we are in the world.
Lots of love to you PA team. Hope this situation will over soon. There is still 1000 of 1000 videos in PA that we can watch and practice during this pandemic. 
Thank you John for keeping us so well educated during the lockdown. The home classes have been brilliant, your webinars very useful ( eg the cleaning regime for equipment in studios). I think you are doing a fabulous job keeping us all connected and the  positivity of the PA  teachers and of the method itself  has kept me and my clients strong, both physically and mentally. 
Thanks for the update, John! I love the live classes, especially for the feeling that we are all in this crisis together (even if not physically together)!
And I have gotten a lot out of the webinars and information sessions. So all of your hard work and thinking about what we members need and want has really paid off.

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