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Studio Closes to Interrupt COVID-19

Preventing Community Spread

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As of Monday, March 23, Your Pilates Lifestyle is closed at the direction of the State of Florida’s guidelines regulating gyms and fitness centers as we engage in social distancing to interrupt community spread. I regret the inconvenience, and look forward to resuming my regular schedule of premium Pilates fitness instruction as soon possible.

In Our (New) Spare Time

In the meantime, it’s important to not overlook the essential role exercise and fitness play in maintaining an optimal immune system. Keep your Pilates muscle memory active by making mat basics part of your regular routine.

Take a few minutes every day to stretch, bend, and lift. Chips and dip while binging on Netflix will tempt us, but balance that with regular activity and a walk outside whenever possible. For some welcome relief, you might visit the joe gardener website and investigate the collection of podcasts, posts, and links to other gardening sites.

Please stay engaged, and for my clients who are also my friends, I look forward to resuming our Pilates journey as quickly as possible. Stay safe! Stay well! Stay connected!

YPL Operations Update

Novel Coronavirus Precautions

We’re now bombarded with a constant stream of breaking news and medical advice about what we should and shouldn’t do as COVID-19 plants its foothold in the United States and businesses have to react. But the best continuing, constant advice? Avoid crowds, sanitize, and wash our hands.

Every 24 hours there’s a new round of insight into the disease. Sometimes it’s bad news, but increasingly there’s reason for optimism. Researchers are focusing the enormous might of the world’s scientific community towards developing an understanding of, and a solution to, COVID-19, and its sure to follow successors. Today, our best knowledge is based on information that’s only a few months old. This will change as data continues to accumulate.

From the day I first opened the door, my studio has been a small, custom boutique, designed to deliver high quality instruction to at most two individuals at a time: privates (1:1), and duets (1:2, usually couples). By contrast, the typical fitness environment serves groups from a dozen or more at a time to hundreds of members throughout the day.

And unlike most (for instance) yoga studios, our equipment is sanitized after each use. If you have any doubts, please feel free to add an additional layer of protection by wiping down your equipment before using.

Force gym wipesAt YPL, we’ve always followed a “better safe than sorry” approach to keeping the studio hygienic. The gym wipes every client is required to use after every session are effective against both viruses and bacteria. We also encourage hand washing after your practice, ensure isopropyl based hand sanitizer is at hand, and make anti-viral tissues that kill 99.9% of cold and flu viruses available for use.

We’re sanitizing door handles throughout the day, filling out the check-in sheet autonomously, and encouraging extra attention to hand washing after using the bathroom.

And its always been policy to instruct every client, if there’s any indication of flu or cold symptoms, to stay home rather than risk spreading an illness.

Florida ranks among the least immunized when it comes to getting our vaccinations, including flu, pneumonia, and measles shots. While there currently is no treatment for the novel coronavirus and its named infection, COVID-19, we can and will practice proper hygiene with a renewed dedication to inhibit transmission, while hoping that not taking advantage of proven vaccines (flu, pneumonia, measles) doesn’t handicap those who may become infected.

COVID-19 demands special attention, and we’ve redoubled our efforts to keep our space safe. Your cooperation both in the studio and throughout your daily life will help. Thank you for your support.

Your Pilates Lifestyle Jan-Feb 2020 Fitnews

Jan-Feb 2020 FitNews Newsletter

YPL newsletter

 

Catch up on the latest Pilates and fitness news with my January-February 2020 newsletter.

More and more evidence on how walking is a very good form of exercise, both physically and mentally. Is intermittent fasting effective? Many say yes, so maybe give it a try. Other topics include a surprise result when nutritionists are asked the best way to lose weight, KETO diet pushbacks, and why we really should limit our sugar intake.

Your Pilates Lifestyle Sept-Oct 2019 FitNews

Sept-Oct 2019 FitNews Newsletter

September October newsletter

Catch up on the latest Pilates and fitness news in my September-October 2019 newsletter.

Why Reformer training is the most effective low-impact fitness exercise, swimming around icebergs, and making sure your first aid kit is ready for home emergencies.

Your Pilates Lifestyle July-August 2019 Fitnews

July-August 2019 Fitnews Newsletter

Your Pilates Lifestyle July-August 2019 newsletter

Read up on the latest Pilates fitness news in my July-August 2019 YPL Fitnews newsletter.

It’s the dog days of summer, and everyone’s just trying to stay cool. I go exploring in and around our great county parks, and find some interesting wildlife along the way. Are you a golfer? Find out why Pilates is such a great low-impact part of improving your game. And while we’re at it, lets try and cut back on sugar in our diet.

 

Your Pilates Lifestyle May-June 2019 Fitnews

May-June 2019 Fitnews Newsletter

Your Pilates Lifestyle May-June 2019 newsletter.

Catch up on the latest Pilates fitness news in my May-June 2019 newsletter.

I found one answer to the question of why our legs sometimes twitch at night — the solution might surprise you. Can “smart water” help with hydration? Depends, say the experts. Also news on how to take care of aging knees, all about yogurt’s many health benefits, and tips on unlocking those tight hamstrings.

Your Pilates Lifestyle 2019 American Express Card Member Favorite

Your Pilates Lifestyle A 2019 AmEx Card Member Favorite

Very pleased to announce that Your Pilates Lifestyle was voted a 2019 American Express Card Member Favorite by my wonderful students. Thanks to you, we’ve been able to deliver Classical Power Pilates certified training to residents of and visitors to Florida’s West Coast since 2010.

The support and loyalty of my students continues to drive my dedication to teaching Pilates in the spirit of Joseph Pilates. Thank you again for confidence in training at Your Pilates LIfestyle.

Your Pilates LIfestyle March-April 2019 Fitnews

March-April 2019 FitNews Newsletter

The March-April 2019 Fitnews newsletter highlights how one world-class lead dancer for the Bolshoi Ballet was able to rehabilitate potentially career ending injuries with Pilates. Other articles include what you can do about that ringing in your ears, tips on maintaining correct posture if all you do is sit all day long, and a popular, easy to make seafood recipe that’s fresh and tasty.

Read your copy online: Your Pilates Lifestyle Newsletter – Do The 100 FitNews – March – April, 2019.

Your Pilates Lifestyle January-February 2019 FitNews

January-February 2019 FitNews Newsletter

Your Pilates Lifestyle January February 2019 newsletter

My January-February 2019 Fitnews newsletter digs into the role cardio plays in maintaining our health, and how walking is surprisingly effective as both mental recreation and exercise. Other articles include how this well known ESPN female sports reporter’s Pap smear saved her life, putting a stop to robocalls, and a newcomer’s guide to understanding that mysterious Pilates apparatus.

Get your online copy here: Your Pilates Lifestyle Newsletter – Do The 100 FitNews – January – February, 2019.

Your Pilates Lifestyle Oct-Nov 2018 Fitnews

October-November 2018 Fitnews Newsletter

Your Pilates Lifestyle October November 2018 newsletter

The latest Fitnews Classical Power Pilates newsletter from Your Pilates Lifestyle for October—November 2018.

This roundup of fitness, health, cooking, and medical news includes a seafood medley featuring fresh Gulf grouper and pink shrimp, what you should understand about flu vaccines and why they’re important, methods for alleviating back pain, and last but certainly not least, YPL celebrates turning 8 years old!