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 reopened its doors on July 19th, 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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Starting September 22, 2021, The Province of Ontario has mandated numerous businesses, including fitness studios, require proof of full vaccination (two doses plus 14 days) from all patrons without a legitimate medical exemption. Barre Life will continue to abide by Federal and Provincial policy and will enforce “Ontario’s Enhanced COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate.” On September 22, proof of vaccination status via COVID-19 receipt or proof of legitimate medical exemption will be required to attend Barre Life classes.

Please email your proof of vaccination status or proof of legitimate medical exemption to niki@barrelife.ca with the Subject “Your Name: Vaccination Proof” OR bring your proof of vaccination/medical exemption to your first class following September 22nd’s mandate. Downloadable PDFs of your vaccine receipts are available from the Ontario Government’s vaccine booking portal or the Provincial Vaccine Booking line at 1-833-943-3900. You’ll need your health card to access. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccine-booking-support#vaccination-receipts

Proof of your vaccination will be uploaded to your account and once receipt is on file, you will NOT need to show this each time you visit Barre Life. On October 22nd, we will require all patrons to resubmit their proof of vaccine via their enhanced certificate with QR code. We will ask to verify your QR code once for our records, If you are not intending to get vaccinated at this time, there is always the option to join us virtually. If this is not an option for you and you have class passes remaining, we will extend the expiry dates. If you have a monthly Auto Renew, we will place your package on hold. We look forward to welcoming you back in studio when things have settled down.

Thank you in advance for your prompt attention, understanding, and cooperation.

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

Preparing for your class

Pre-Screening

We kindly ask that all clients please complete the COVID-19 Self Assessment on your first visit back to the studio. 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, we ask that clients continue to maintain social distance. Late arrivals will not be permitted into class. Increased spacing between classes so there is sufficient time for cleaning and disinfection.

Online booking & payment

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

Face masks are MANDATORY 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. 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 are 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 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.

Shoes off. Socks on

Please remove your shoes at the front area and ALL clients are required to wear grip socks. Socks are 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 and on all high touch surfaces, high traffic areas and the powder room 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 are 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.

Clean hands are caring hands

We ask that you proceed to the powder room upon arrival to wash your hands or use hand sanitizers available. We have plenty of hand sanitizers for you throughout the studio as well as touch-less antibacterial hand soap in our powder room. 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 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.  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.

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