Dear Free To Be Members,
With careful consideration, diligent planning and with the loosened restrictions from our state and health officials, we decided to open the Old Metairie studio THURSDAY JUNE 11th and the Downtown studio is opening THURSDAY JUNE 18th! We will be offering 1 to 2 classes per day at each studio for now and cannot wait to add classes as we progress in phases. Check out the schedule of classes.
We are excited to welcome 10 students into each class at Old Metairie and 25 students into each class at Downtown to maintain the 6 feet of social distance between everyone. While we all will have new protocols and procedures to follow now that we are back together in the studio, we feel confident that this is the best decision for our community to move forward! We've missed you.
Please stay informed via email and social media as to the class registration process (you must sign up online in advance to reserve your spot in the studio) late cancel and no-show policies, along with other details/updates.
All "IN STUDIO" classes will be on a first-sign-up-first-served basis and is available to sign up on the Old Metairie and Downtown schedule pages! For now, all "in studio" classes will also be live streamed on Zoom. You can sign up for the Zoom class just as you have been from the Uptown Schedule page on MINDBODY.
We are planning to open the Uptown studio very soon! Hold tight for additional announcements!
Below is an outline of in studio “Health & Safety Procedures” for you to review so you are fully prepared and in the know on what to expect when you arrive to class!
First, if you, or an immediate family member is sick, running a fever, showing signs of COVID-19 or other illness please do NOT come to the studio. If you have traveled on an airplane within two weeks, we ask that you practice from home. We are asking the same of our staff.
- We will be performing temperature checks on all teachers and staff upon arriving to the studio. If they have a temperature of 100.4 or higher, they will be sent home.
We will have a new check-in system that requires clients to register online in advance for all classes. You MUST be pre-registered online before coming to the studio for class
Two staff members will be available at each class to support with check in and get you on your mat efficiently. You will be directed by a staff member to your spot to practice. Embracing Southern Hospitality :)
Our front desk/check in staff will be wearing face masks. Teachers will be wearing face shields while teaching the class. We ask that you wear a face mask when entering the studio and you are welcome to remove it once you are on your mat for practice.
We will have hand sanitizer stations in many different locations in the studio with a requirement that you sanitize hands when you come in and again the moment you get off your mat.
ENTERING/EXITING THE STUDIO:
You will enter the studio in a strategic manner avoiding large groups of people from gathering. You will enter via the main front door to the Old Metairie studio and then you will be directed to leave through the back exit (through the second lobby). This will support us in ensuring as little congestion as possible in the spaces and reducing the spread of germs between us all.
We have installed paper towel and soap dispensers into the restrooms we maintain. Communal bathrooms at the Old Metairie studio are managed by the Landlord. We will request these items be available.
MATS & PROPS:
There will be no rentals or shared props at this time. Please bring your own mats, towels, blocks, straps and anything else you need for class.
6 FEET DISTANCE:
There are mat spaces taped out on the floor to identify that all practitioners are at least 6 feet away from each other and we ask you to place your mat within the taped sections.
We will ask that you get to your mat quickly and stay on your mat until the teacher dismisses the classes by rows.
BETWEEN CLASS TIMES:
Upon reopening we will incorporate at least 1 hour between classes to maintain our exceptional cleaning procedures that we implemented before Covid-19.
LATE CANCELLATION FEES:
There will be a no show and late cancellation policy with the limited class sizes. Learn the details of this policy here.
We have become a cashless studio during this time to prevent the handling of money with our staff. Credit cards and debit cards only. We highly recommend you put your card on file now. Please email email@example.com if you want to discuss putting your card on file or adding a credit to your account to make purchases without cash in the studio.
We will continue with all of our online platforms in conjunction with the opening of the studio FOREVER. You will have more opportunities to practice and stay well more than ever before Covid-19 (a silver lining).
No children in the studios until further notice.
We CANNOT WAIT to see you in person! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us on instagram with any questions!
Kelly, Janae and the Free To Be team