Tone Pilates & Barre by Leah Watts

Tone Pilates & Barre News & Thoughts, Winter 2022

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Hello 2022 Pilates Enthusiasts,

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

As we say Goodbye to 2021 welcoming 2022, it is time to tell yourself: 

NO MATTER WHAT MY CONDITIONS ARE (i.e my schedule, my children, my boss, my spouse, my therapist, my mom...)

IT IS MY DECISION TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF!

Tone Pilates & Barre has been offering affordable 45min virtual classes since the beginning of the Corona Virus Pandemic, March 17, 2020, 

Classes are designed to be flowing from one movement to the other with 8-12 reps of each movement at the pace of your breathing   (i.e. ~ 5 sec inhale/5 sec exhale)

 We start with ~10 min. of warming up; 30 min. of workout routine such as moving, stretching, flexing and working on correct postural alignment. We use bi-directional resistant motions to tone and strengthened our muscles and bones; The final part of the class is a Cool Down unwinding the body doing a full body integration movements exercises on a Mat.

JUNE 2020

 GOOD NEWS! GYMS ARE OPENING IN CALIFORNIA. YET WITH PHASE 3 OPENING, AND WITH THE UNEXPECTED DEMONSTRATIONS AND RIOTS FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF MR. GEORGE FLOYD, IT IS EXPECTED TO NOTICE A SPIKE IN COVID-19 INFECTION.   As such, I am still hesitating  to open my In-House home studio at this time. But when I do decide to open, the COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE FOR FITNESS FACILITIES would be strictly respected. 

April, 17, 2020

Dear Tone Pilates & Barre Clients and Guests 

Since March 15, we have all enjoyed Pilates group classes using the 30 day Free ZOOM meetings. We socialized. We met new people, we stayed connected and fit.

With this amazing new virtual way, the Health & Fitness Industry has grown dramatically in just 30 days as many small and large studios have replaced their In-House training with virtual classes, Private and Group classes at different rates.

I am so happy that I was able to make my time and Pilates teaching skills available to my clients, their families and friends for no charge during this difficult Stay-Home, Stay-Healthy times.  With that said, I am overwhelmed with my clients and guests'' most generous offerings to me, as a token of appreciation.

Moving forward,I am delighted to announce that I will continue my virtual classes indefinitely for monthly affordable subscription, starting May 1st. As for opening my Home-Studio, I plan at some future date to start inviting clients to return to their normal Pilates equipment training, while still maintaining the Social Distancing and hygiene requirements and restrictions.

After spending much time on comparing rates of similar local and distant Pilates studios, (understanding the competition is now broader than ever before) I have designed a simple, no obligation, no RSVP, Drop-In rates and Monthly Subscription packages w/ Unlimited visits!!!

Packages can be purchased on a monthly basis. Drop-In guests will always be welcome at a single visit rate, after the initial Health & Fitness review (i.e. Online Assessment and Release of Liability forms).

Lastly, anyone who owns a Reformer, a Stability Chair, Wall-Tower, or any other Pilates Accessories, may contact me to schedule a Private Virtual Appointment.

To all my dedicated clients and guests who have continuously joined my ZOOM meeting "Flatten the Curve" classes, I thank you so very much for your contribution. I feel I am ahead of the curve in the virtual methods, may it be ZOOM Meeting or other Online Streaming classes, thanks to all of you! As my thanks to you, my monthly subscription is at a significant discount to you, should you decide to purchase the monthly subscription during the first week of May, 2020, lasting for 12 months. 


Be Safe. Be healthy. Be fit.      -leah

December 2021

Hope you all had a joyful holiday season with Vaccinations, Booster, negative COVID-19 tests, and you were able to get together with family and friends. This year we thought we would be protected, and clear of the Corona Virus. Little did we know, mutations like the Delta and Omicron are still a threat. We still need to protect ourselves and each other by wearing masks, and staying away from crowded places.

So in the Spring of 2021, I announced that In-Person classes are back.  People started signing up while Virtual Pilates students were considering combining Virtual and In-Person classes. We came up with the Hybrid optional plan. Yet, by August we all knew that Virtual Pilates is here to stay even though the gyms and Yoga/Pilates clubs started inviting old and new members back.  

As we reflect on year 2021, a tough year indeed, we are all looking forward to a fresh start, a new beginning with hope and some challenges. With new year's resolutions, it is obvious Virtual Pilates will continue and grow. After all, it is Winter. It is cold in the morning, and it's cold in the evening. We are getting lazy to go out, unless the sun is out.  We are still working out on the Reformer, Chair and Ped-O-Pol in the garage, private sessions and when possible Semi-Private.  We continue to seek more students for our Virtual Pilates classes, as the Reformer appointments availabilities-continue to be limited.

Tone Pilates & Barre Schedule and rates remain with some minor changes. Check the weekly schedule. Added 7:00 evening classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays for now, just to try...

Finally, If you or someone you know is interested, I'd appreciate if you can send this letter out their way.                

Be well & safe. Be happy. Be fit & strong.

          Happy New 2022 to All !      

-leah

July 2021

It’s Summer. It’s hot. Most of us are NOW vaccinated. Let’s go back to the studios but not forget our Virtual Studio. Remotely or Locally, join one of our Hybrid Pilates program. Hurry and sign up. Get a 50% Discount with an Early Bird signup before the 1st of each month. Private/Duet/Group Pilates Virtual and/or In-Person. 

REMEMBER IT'S NOT YOUR CONDITION, ITS YOUR DECISION. 

Hurry and sign up. 


 "Trust your intuition and look at the world from inside out."                        ~ Steve Jobs



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