UPDATES | COVID-19
Metropolitan Pilates closed effective March 16 in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee's emergency proclamation that mandates the immediate closure of all restaurants, bars, and entertainment and recreational facilities.
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UPDATE 2 - 3/25/2020
We wanted to give you a quick update on Metropolitan Pilates, your options for continuing your Pilates work, and our teachers. We sincerely hope you and yours are all staying healthy in mind, body and spirit during this great trial.
First, it appears that we will remain closed for a few more weeks at least. On March 23, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order that requires everyone in the state to stay home. The order will last for two weeks and could be extended. At this time, we don't know when the Studio will reopen, so we will continue to monitor this day by day.
In the meantime, it's important that we all stay as active as possible, and keep our Pilates practice going. Here are a couple of options for you to consider:
- You can schedule time to work out online with a Metropolitan Pilates teacher. If you are interested in giving this a try, please let Silvia know about your interest, and she will connect you with your teacher. All scheduling, pricing, payments, etc. will be done directly between you and your teacher. These sessions will be conducted online via Zoom.com, which is an easy and straightforward tool that only requires you to have an email address and a device with a camera and speakers, such as a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
- You can also take pre-recorded classes in your home from a website called Pilatesology.com. They have a variety of classes and feature many instructors (including our own Dorothee and Chris) that you can take when convenient for you in the privacy of your home. We have a special coupon code (DOROTHEE30) you can use to sign up for a 30-day free trial.
If you commit to either or both of these as you have your normal Pilates program, we are confident your Powerhouse will remain strong and your practice will continue to grow.
What about our employees?
Since the Studio is closed by order of the public health office and the governor, our employees find themselves in the same position as so many hourly workers in our economy. But because every staff member at Metropolitan Pilates is an employee (rather than an independent contractor), our teachers and front desk associates are eligible for sick paid time off and unemployment benefits. However, even in the best of times, these benefits only cover a portion of one's previous income. Many of you have asked how you can help, and our answer is related to the note above: the best way to help our teachers is to hire them to teach you online. Please give it a try and help us as we all learn how to do this best. Email email@example.com if you are interested, and we will connect you to a teacher.
Thank you for your ongoing support. We yearn for the day when we will see you all in the Studio again.
Dorothee and Silvia
UPDATE 1 - 3/15/2020
We are very sad to announce that Metropolitan Pilates will be closed effective immediately until at least March 31, 2020, in accordance with the local health order issued by King County Executive Dow Constantine and Dr. Jeff Duchin this evening.
The possibility of this happening is something we have all considered over the past weeks, and now that it has, we want to say that we fully support this latest move by our public health officials to minimize the damage from COVID-19. As much as we will miss our community at the Studio over the next several weeks, we wouldn't trade the health and well-being of our clients and our teachers for anything.
The situation continues to be dynamic. We urge everyone to proceed with the utmost care and caution in your daily lives. Take your mat routine to your own floors, and be sure to stay in touch with others so the isolation doesn't get so isolating.
We will update you again as the situation evolves. If we all do this right, perhaps good news won't be so far away.
In good health,
Dorothee and Silvia