The health and safety of our clients and staff have and always will be a top priority at Barre Life.
Our class sizes will be smaller and our schedule limited until things return to normal. 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.
Clients will not be permitted into the studio more than 15 minutes before the start of the class. Late arrivals will not be permitted into class.
All classes must be pre-paid and booked online prior to the start of the class. No walk-ins will be permitted. Contactless (tap) payments will be accepted for in-studio retail purchases.
Face masks are OPTIONAL upon entry and exit of the studio and for use in close spaces such as the private room. Masks are optional to be worn during your class but not recommended as it may restrict ones ability to breathe during the session
Please come dressed and ready for class as we now only have 1 powder room available. Our change room has been converted to the Green Tea With Me Esthetic/s Spa Area and no longer accessible to Barre Life clients unless using the services of Green Tea With Me Esthetics. Please Note: Due to the fact that Green Tea With Me Esthetics is offering Laser Treatments, it’s MANDATORY by Halton Health & Sharplight Laser that no one enters the change room where they service due to an increased risk of eye and skin exposure. We advise that you leave all personal belongings locked in your vehicle if possible as locker use will be limited. Additionally, showers are no longer available.
Please remove your shoes at the front area and you have the option to wear grip socks. Socks are available to purchase in-studio.
Thorough sanitization and cleaning with a commercial grade disinfectant approved by Health Canada is used throughout the entire studio including all equipment and on all high touch surfaces, high traffic areas and the powder room will be completed before and after every class.
Newly cleaned equipment will be ready and waiting for you at your designated spot at the barre or pilates reformer. We ask that you clean all equipment after the class. You also have the option to bring your own mats and hand weights to class.
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.
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 10 days.
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.
We kindly ask that all clients be respectful and kind to our staff and fellow clients when in-studio. Please respect personal space, be patient and help us to maintain our positive community.
To accommodate our limited sized classes, you have the option to join us virtually from home via one of our LIVE STREAM classes. 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.
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!
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 $15 for barre classes or $25 for reformer classes 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.
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/TEXT 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.
Everything Barre Life achieves is pursued with commitment to a set of core values: Caring, Compassion, Collaboration, Commitment, Genuineness, Generosity, Harmony, Honesty, Openness and above all Mindfulness. These values are held in high regard as they serve as a guide for teaching, decision-making, and professional practice. Our instructors, volunteers and staff are firmly committed to ethical practice and to embrace open and honest relationships with their colleagues and students.
Ethical Principals for Instructors
1. Acting with Integrity means acting as a responsible member of the organization and community; behaving in an open and honest manner, and abstaining from deceptive acts and practices.
2. Limits to Scope of Practice means not falsely representing ones skills or scope of practice and if necessary, referring students to seek alternative instruction, advice, treatment or direction.
3.Enhancing the Workplace Environment means fostering an environment that respects the dignity and values of all people; and working collectively to provide excellent teaching and care.
4. Providing a Safe Learning Environment means cultivating a safe, non-judgemental, honest, healthy and compassionate environment where all students and instructors regardless of age, physical limitations, race, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation feel welcome.
5. Avoid words and actions that constitute sexual harassment or harassment based on other legal protected characteristics.
6. Ensuring Privacy and Confidentiality means protecting the confidentiality, privacy and security of the personal information of students and colleagues.
7. Complying with Legislation means respecting all provincial and federal laws pertaining to the business.
Harassment is a legal term that means unwelcome verbal and non-verbal conduct directed against someone in a protected class.
Sexual harassment is a legal term that means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature in the workplace.
Sexual misconduct is a non-legal term used informally to describe a broad range of behaviours which may or may not involve harassment.
We do not permit managers, teachers, independent contractors, students, or others in the workplace to harass any other person because of age, gender (including pregnancy), gender identify, pronoun use, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, genetic information, or any other basis proscribed by law.
Harassment includes epithets, slurs, name calling, negative stereotyping, insults, intimidation, ridicule, threatening, intimidating or hostile acts, denigrating jokes, and display of written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group based on their protected characteristic.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to age, gender, gender identity, pronoun use, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, body type, personal appearance, physical or mental ability, socioeconomic status, marital status, political activities or affiliation, deliberate intimidation; stalking; and inappropriate physical contact.
We do not tolerate sexual harassment in our studio. Sexual harassment refers to any unwelcome sexual attention, sexual advances, requests for sexual favours and other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature when the conduct harms the person’s employment or working environment.
We prohibit sexual misconduct in our studio. Sexual misconduct is any unsolicited and unwelcome sexual advance including requests for sexual favours, sexual touching, and verbal, visual, or physical conduct that creates a sexually hostile environment in a or studio.
Instructor shall maintain professional relationships with their students. Instructor recognize that the instructor-student relationship involves a power imbalance. Instructors shall avoid any relationship with a student that exploits the student in any way or that may be used for the teacher’s personal benefit. Instructors shall not engage in harassment, abusive words or actions, or exploit students.
The relationship between an instructor and a student is based on trust. To establish and maintain that trust, instructors must be polite, considerate, and honest in their interactions with their students.
Instructors should practice good communication with their students. Instructors should listen attentively to their students, respect their point of view, beliefs and culture, and should not allow their beliefs and values to adversely influence their relationship with their students. Instructors shall avoid imposing their personal beliefs on their students.
Instructors shall uphold the highest of moral standards. Instructors shall strive to ensure that their intentions, actions, and speech are based on honesty, compassion, selflessness, trustworthiness, and transparency.
Instructors shall welcome all students regardless of age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and perceived gender expression), sexual orientation, colour, race, national origin, marital status, parental status, religion, or physical or mental disability (provided that the instructor has appropriate expertise).