Barre Life

COVID-19 Reopening Plan  Health & Safety Guidelines

Meet us at the Barre when you’re ready!

The health and safety of our clients and staff have and always will be a top priority at Barre Life. Our studio will reopen February 22nd, 2021 and in accordance with the guidance published by the local health authorities and the government of Ontario.

Our class sizes will be smaller and our schedule limited. Things will look a little different in the studio and we ask for your patience and kindness as we walk you through our new normal and your co-operation as we work together to ensure the safest experience at Barre Life.

Continue reading to see what we are doing to maintain the health and safety of our community.

Preparing for your class


We kindly ask that all clients please complete the COVID-19 Self Assessment and our new COVID-19 liability/digital Waiver before coming to your first class upon reopening of the studio. A link will be emailed to you prior to booking your first class. If you are experiencing symptoms or not feeling well, please stay home.

Give yourself time

Clients will not be permitted into the studio more than 10 minutes before the start of the class. During check-in, clients will have to wait outside while maintaining social distance (a maximum of 3 attendees in the check-in/lounge area at a time). Late arrivals will not be permitted into class. Increased spacing between classes so there is sufficient time for cleaning and disinfection. The front door will be locked during class times and will not open until 10 minutes prior to start of class to avoid gathering in the front lounge.

Online booking & payment

All classes must be pre-paid and booked online prior to the start of the class.  No cash payments will be accepted and no walk-ins will be permitted. Contactless (tap) payments will be accepted for in-studio retail purchases.

Face Masks

Face masks are MANDATORY upon entry and exit of the studio and for use in close spaces such as the change/wash room. Masks are optional to be worn during your class but not recommended as it may restrict ones ability to breathe during the session. Front desk staff will be required to wear masks during check in/out. Instructors will be required to wear masks upon entry and exit of the studio with the only exception during instruction of classes. Non-medical masks will be available for sale in-studio.

What to expect in-studio

Social Distancing

We are following strict social distancing in-studio and ask that you adhere to the 6ft apart designated signs and markers throughout the studio and allow our staff to guide you through the new studio experience. To ensure proper social distancing with our Pilates Reformer equipment, we will be utilizing the entire studio space when reformer classes are in session.

Limited Facilities

Please come dressed and ready for class as change/wash rooms will be limited to 3 person use only. We advise that you leave all personal belongings locked in your vehicle if possible as locker use will not be available. Additionally no showers will be available and all benches will be removed from the change/wash room.

Shoes off. Socks on

Please remove your shoes at the front area and ALL clients are required to wear grip socks. Socks will be available to purchase in-studio.

Motivation from afar

Our instructors are ready to lead you through a great class from their and your designated spot at the barre or reformer. There will be no hands on adjustments, but there will be plenty of visual cueing, a ton of creativity and of course some fun!

Sanitation Protocols

Clean to the core

Thorough sanitization and cleaning with a commercial grade disinfectant approved by Health Canada will be used throughout the entire studio including all equipment, change/wash rooms and on all high touch surfaces, high traffic areas and change/wash rooms will be completed before and after every class.

Clean equipment every class

Newly cleaned equipment will be ready and waiting for you at your designated spot at the barre or pilates reformer. Staff will be trained on new cleaning and disinfecting procedures. All equipment will be replaced and cleaned by our staff between every class. You have the option to bring your own mats and hand weights to class. Each pilates reformer client will be given their own handles/loop covers to purchase so there is no sharing.

Clean hands are caring hands

We ask that you proceed to the change/wash room upon arrival to wash your hands or use hand sanitizers available. We will have plenty of hand sanitizers for you with touch-less dispensers throughout the studio as well as touch-less antibacterial hand soap in our change/wash rooms. We encourage frequent hand washing in-studio by our staff.

Community Accountability

Please stay home if you are not well

If you are feeling sick or show symptoms of COVID-19, please refrain from coming to the studio. If you are feeling unwell at any time, promptly exit the class, proceed home and contact your health care provider.

Please self-quarantine if directed

Those who test positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has, and those who have recently travelled should follow guidelines as set by our government officials. We kindly ask that notify us and you do not come to the studio for 14 days.

Please assess your risk

By choosing to attend an in-studio class, you acknowledge and accept the additional risks associated with COVID-19. If you or someone close to you are at high risk, please consider joining us online as opposed to in-studio at this time.

Please be respectful and kind

We kindly ask that all clients be respectful and kind to our staff and fellow clients when in-studio. Follow the guidelines, respect personal space, be patient and help us to maintain our positive community.

Memberships & Class Passes

All existing in-studio memberships and class passes will be activated upon reopening unless requested by the member to continue with the hold. Single and Class Pass packages can be used for all in-studio classes and may be a better option for most with reduced class sizes and offerings. All in-studio memberships and class passes may be used for our LIVE STREAM classes as well. If booking an in-studio class, you are acknowledging that you may be on camera, visible to those joining in from home.

Workout with us, wherever you are!

To accommodate our limited sized classes, you will have the option to join us virtually from home via a LIVE STREAM of the scheduled class.  If you are interested in only our LIVE STREAM classes, there is the option to purchase these packages on our RATES page or when booking a class. You can also sweat it out with us from home on our On-Demand Channel.  We are excited to announce that in addition to our current video library content, we are continuously adding over 100+ previously recorded LIVE STREAM classes for you to enjoy.

Please Note: As Health Authority Guidelines are revised, we will adjust our policies accordingly. 

We take pride in our role of supporting a healthy lifestyle and we know that our studio is a haven of health and happiness for each of you and we will continue to motivate and inspire you!

Class Policies

Cancellation Policy

A reservation may be cancelled 2 hours prior to the start of the reserved classes. Unfortunately, if a cancellation is made after the 2-hour time frame for a class, a no-show/late cancel fee of $12 will be charged to your credit card on file or the loss of a pass on your class pass package. We reserve the right to cancel a class if we do not meet our minimum participation requirements.

Waitlist Policy

Please add your name to the wait list if you are confident you can make the class. If space opens up you will receive an EMAIL from us up to 30 minutes prior to the class start time. Please be aware, that it is your responsibility to check your email if you have been wait listed to avoid a no-show or late cancellation class charge. If you are on the waitlist and know you will not be able to make the class, please make sure and take yourself off the waitlist. All reservations will be held up to 5 minutes before the class start time. All open spaces after that will be given to clients on the waitlist for the class.