Quarantine Week 2 Wrap Up

It has been a crazy couple of weeks. Things do not seem to not be on the uptick outside as more PA counties are ordered to shelter in place each and every day. It looks like will we connecting in the virtual world a bit longer. The real test of any movement or exercise is how it improves your everyday life. So, imagine a space where you can make your life better, whatever your age or physical goals. Absolute Pilates @home creates that space – a zone where you can go deep and find ease, then bring it to every corner of your life. See our @home guide below.

We are pushing out about 30 classes per week streaming live on Absolute Pilates @Home. We are curating a library of these classes plus any other recorded classes we have in a Vimeo library for you to take at your convenience. For our early risers out there, does anyone want 7am class vs 6:30am classes?

Our goal is simple: to keep thoughtful hearts, strong, flexible bodies, and to boost our immune systems.

When we open the doors to the studio in the coming weeks, we have the opportunity to be strong, mentally and physically IF we make the choice each and every day to stay active.  Seize the day and the workout! We hope you join us on this journey as we take back what’s within our control.

We are starting BINGO and since we all have nowhere to go, I will be pulling a selection of prizes and putting them in the Facebook group up for grabs. The first 5 people to get BINGO get a prize and the first person to get blackout gets a prize pack. If we are not on lockdown, I might door drop.

Make good decisions!

Your Absolute Pilates family 🧡

PS BIG Announcement Siobhan, Emily, and Kristy are all coming back for Friday night HIIT Happy Hour. First up is Siobhan Friday night at 5:30.

PPS Remember to check out the clearance leggings since we all wear sweatpants all the time now. Door delivery available.

🔑 3 keys to staying SANE right now 🔑

Get dressed in the morning.
Getting up and getting dressed is self-care. And, if you like, grab your new clearance leggings from the studio (check out the sale bins virtually)! When you make an effort to look like life will continue as normal, maybe you will start to feel that way (although I secretly hope the no-makeup routine could last forever).

Stay on schedule.
Speaking of routine….stick to one. Your new routine of watching Netflix in your pajamas doesn’t count. Set an alarm in the morning, and go to bed at a regular time.  Get a workout, and in the absence of work (me too 😥) find an activity that adds meaning to life.  Assuming this isn’t the end, you may eventually need to put on a bathing suit again. 👙🌞

Connect often.
Social isolation is hard–we are social creatures. Now more than ever we have to make a point of reaching out to other people, not just for their benefit, but for ours as well. Imagine you are normally at your workplace for eight hours. You might talk to two people at the water cooler, speak to your boss, have lunch with coworkers. Think of how many people you connect with every day. You will want to make at least this many phone calls.  You can also use social media and talk to the neighbors (at 6 feet or more of course).

Social distancing is not isolation. Isolation is not really a thing unless you choose it. We are interconnected in more ways than we can imagine through the big wide Internet. And while in Pilates we are accustomed to lots of personal attention and touch, changes are upon us. While we pause to consider the best way to adapt to these events, here are some great resources you can use to keep up with your Pilates practice. No matter what you face each day, staying physically fit and healthy is always good for your mental health (it’s science!).

For us, teachers here at Absolute Pilates, a huge part of our life is currently missing (that’s YOU). So don’t be afraid to reach out and say hello.

Last but not least, we want to send some big love to our community who are in the healthcare sector, our doctors and nurses, all the love and respect for what you do.💙

 INGREDIENTS

  • 1⁄2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1⁄2 cup old-fashioned rolled gluten-free oats
  • 1⁄2 banana, mashed
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

PREPARATION

Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or bowl. Refrigerate overnight.

Note: Overnight oats can be eaten cold or warmed up in the microwave, but you do not need to cook them. We’ve included gluten free oats for allergy friendly and anti-inflammatory measures but use any kind you have SO long as they’re old fashioned, which is necessary

http://absolutepilates.co/raspberry-banana-overnight-oats/

Nutrition Programs Coming Soon to Support our Clients

While we don’t know and fully understand why some are at greater risk than others for viruses, we do know that a healthy immune system is supported by an anti-inflammatory diet. In light of this, we’re going to spend the next few weeks sharing how we eat the best and most delicious food ever that supports our entire body and immune system. Now is THE time to care for yourself in the greatest way possible. Some anti-inflammatory advice that Allison does try to follow all the time.

  • Eat Real Food. Plain and Simple.
  • Limit Dairy (if you are sensitive avoid)
  • Avoid
    • Any refined or artificial sugars. Sub with maple syrup and honey
    • Any gluten contain products
    • Soy

More info to come this week! We have been working on this programming. Above is an example recipe.

UPGRADES FROM YOUR CURRENT PACKAGE:
Unlimited @home Classes (for those on Class Packs)

If you want to Upgrade to Unlimited Floor Classes for the next 2/4 weeks from a 10 pack of classes or drop-in classes, respond to this email or call/text Allison or Donna. You will be able to attend all Zoom classes and all the in-studio classes (if we are able to re-open our physical locations within that time frame). We wanted to give you a way to support the studio and still get your classes, even if if you can not physically be in the studio. You will also get access to a library of all the live stream classes and a variety of other videos from us. As you read this email, we are busy building this library. It will be coming out in a members-only email asap!

Changing to Remote Private Training 

We are going to offer options for in-studio private clients, clients on class packs or clients on monthly memberships to upgrade to Remote Private Training via Zoom. Respond to this email or call/text Allison or Donna for more information.