A year of COVID as a boutique fitness business
A year ago today we closed the doors to our pilates studio due to the COVID-19 mandates. We have faced hurdle after hurdle this year just trying to stay open and in business. It’s hard to even think of what to say… We have faced every obstacle in the book: state mandated closures; city codes that do not allow any flexibility for boutique fitness spaces such as ours; adapting our instruction to remote teaching over Zoom; going through a permit process to be able to teach in the park, then not being able to teach these classes due to smoke and ashes; setting up a private outdoor patio space behind our pilates studio only to have our landlord tell us that wasn’t allowed; pivoting to a new outdoor space; and FINALLY after a year of waiting, reopening our doors for semi-private training.
The power of a team of professionals
I want to THANK my team. We may be a small group of professionals, but boy are we mighty! Together we have weathered every storm. We have pivoted endlessly from week to week. My team has stood right by my side, trusting my leadership, and caring for our studio’s clients with all their professionalism and dedication. They have showed up every day with a winning attitude regardless whether they were teaching on the patio, at the park, or over Zoom. I feel an immense sense of pride and gratitude in our accomplishments and in making it to this point and ultimately stronger and more centered than we were a year ago.
The power of community
I also want to THANK our incredible studio members. Your love for the work we do inspires and motivates us every single day to keep doing the work we love and feel called to do. You have pivoted right along with us as we worked hard to find solutions, so that we could keep supporting you and help you stay healthy and strong during this crazy year. Your words of encouragement have given us energy when we thought we couldn’t keep going. We are DETERMINED to keep bringing you the very best of our service and talent.
And to our newer members who have recently joined us on this journey – THANK YOU for entrusting us with your health & fitness goals. We are honored to work with you. We are so happy to have you with us and can’t wait for many more years of goals met and results achieved by your side!
If this year has taught us anything it’s that community is everything. When we lean on each other and work together, we can achieve anything. I am GRATEFUL for each and every one of you. Thank you for believing and trusting in our studio. We love you!
If you’re looking for a space that will welcome you
If you are looking for this type of support and community, we are your pilates studio. We will stand by your side and support you through the ups and downs. Book a FREE consultation today and find out why we are the space for you.