With Tears in My Eyes I bring you SAD news!

To our beloved studio members,

We are writing on behalf of the team at Absolute Pilates with some tears in our eyes. We consider it our purpose and mission to support your health and wellness. We love to share Pilates and barre with you, and at this critical time, it has become more and more imperative we follow the recommendations of the Governor and the CDC. We are closing at 8pm tonight and will remain closed in physical space only. We wish to care for our entire community.

We intend to offer virtual options so that you can continue to practice while you follow the recommended advice to limit public gatherings.

Here is the link to the letter from the PA Department of Health urging that all non-essential businesses, specifically including fitness, yoga, barre and spin studios, pause operations.

https://dced.pa.gov/download/letter-from-secretary-levine/?wpdmdl=93426&refresh=5e6d4f14ea1d11584221972

We are now working harder than ever to develop a way to deliver digital content created by our teachers at Absolute Pilates and Barre. We will be in touch with you very soon with ways that you can subscribe to this platform. We are doing a test tonight at 6:30. Register for Bethany’s class to be part of the first class.

How can you help?

People have already asked and we are grateful as this is an uncertain time for all small business owners, us included. As with most independent studios across the country, everyone involved in our team, from owners to managers to instructors, will be affected by every week that we remain closed. I want to see that we make it through to the other side of this intact.

Here are my requests and suggestions:

1) Reach out to your favorite AP instructor. Schedule a one-on-one personal session with them to be conducted over a video chat, or simply drop them a note of appreciation. When our online platform becomes available, subscribe and take their class! They will be paid for their participation.

2) Like and Follow Absolute Pilates and The Studio by Absolute Pilates on Facebook and Instagram, join our studio FB Group, and subscribe to our newsletter (opt in to studio emails). This will build our following so that when this time has passed, we will be feeling connected and stronger than ever. We will also inform you of what you need to do to subscribe to online content through these channels, and we want you to stay in the know! When we launch them, please subscribe. We can’t wait to grow our online presence and reach even more people than ever before.

3) On behalf of all of us, we would ask that if at all possible, you refrain from pausing your membership during this time. We would appreciate it more than you know. We exist because of all of you, and with your support, we will continue to exist, and will remain here to support you in the future. All memberships, as well as class passes will receive new expiration dates, with extensions equal to the amount of time we are closed.

Please rest assured that there have been no instances of illness in the studio. This closing is a result of the urgings of our health, scientific, and government officials, and temporarily suspend all non-essential business activities until more is known and under control.

Please feel free to reach out to discuss your needs, and allow us to continue to serve you. We are here to support you the best we can, from afar!

We wish you health, happiness, and leggings for you and your loved ones.

Sincerely,

Allison, Lauren, and Donna