Why Should I Consider Virtual Pilates Sessions? Movement is an essential ingredient to our sense of being centered, connected, and grounded to ourselves and the environment around us. When circumstances create roadblocks we have the opportunity to see those obstacles as bridges to creative growth and discovery. Through technology we now have the means to stay connected to each other and our practice while still benefiting from the valuable input that comes from individual coaching and training.
No matter what stage of life you are in or what your circumstances may be, let’s come together to relieve some of the stress & challenge out of your life while enabling you to continue to meet your movement goals. If you have been in a practice of in-person training and find yourself unable to come to the studio, let’s use this opportunity to stay connected to your Pilates practice and continue to help cultivate all the amazing growth that you have done so far. In every season we have the opportunity to continue to grow and to stay connected. And it’s incredibly simple to get started!
Who is a good candidate for Virtual Pilates Training? This option may be the perfect fit for you if and/or when: 1. You are unable to leave your home. 2. You are struggling with physical limitations that prevent you from traveling to our studio 3. You have a compromised immune system but still want to keep up with your practice 4. You are a new mom. 5. You work full-time and fitting a class into your day is challenging 6. You are traveling but want to keep up with your Pilates practice
How does it work? We will be using Zoom video conferencing for our online live sessions. Once you have scheduled an appointment you will receive a link by email. Five minutes before your lesson begins simple click the link to enter the meeting. If your instructor is not there yet, don’t worry, they will join shortly. Based on the session time selected we will take you through a Pilates lesson on your mat tailored to your body.
It’s really that simple! You get the benefits of a private lesson structured to your needs from the comfort of your home. *Please be sure to read our set-up & troubleshooting guide below prior to your first lesson. This will ensure we get to maximize our time together focusing on your movement goals. You can access Zoom from your computer OR download the free app to access on your smartphone or tablet.
How do I Schedule a Virtual Session? You can contact the studio at email@example.com or leave a message with Pat, our offsite answering service, and we will respond shortly via email/text/call.
Regarding Rates for Virtual Training: Online Training Rates are normally offered at the same rate as onsite training.
*Studio Note 3/18/20: Online training rates are currently being offered at a 10% discount from the onsite training rates which are listed on the website under Services/Rates as well as in our MINDBODY store.
*Discounted 30 minute online training sessions are also currently available when training with the Studio Owner, Christine Ivy.
*Because we want you to get the absolute most out of your sessions together our first meeting together will be a FREE 15 minute session.During that initial meeting time we will troubleshoot any audio/visual issues you may experience and make sure your setup is ideal for all of our future sessions. We will also use that time to discuss any props you have at home that you would like to utilize as well as any specific goals that you would like to focus on during your sessions. We will be tailoring your sessions around YOU and your environment. This will be a fun and creative time together.
SET UP GUIDE Step 1: Set up your space Grab a mat. A Pilates mat is thicker than a yoga mat. It is important to have the extra thickness for any of the exercises where you will be rolling on your spine.
Find a quiet location & turn up the lights. Lighting will make it easier for me to see & correct you as you move. Please place your computer, smartphone, or tablet far enough away that your instructor can see your whole body. Please ensure it is on a stable surface.
Step 2: Set up your technology We will be using Zoom video conferencing for our live private sessions. Be sure to download the Zoom plugin (on your computer) or the Zoom app (smartphone or tablet) prior to our first lesson.
Step 3: Connect for Your Live Session After you book your appointment you will receive an email from the studio with a link for your session. Be sure that firstname.lastname@example.org is in your safe sender list. Five minutes before your lesson begins simple click on the link to enter the live session. Ensure your computer, smartphone, or tablet is charged or plugged into a power source prior to the lesson.
Step 4: Set up your body Wear something comfortable. You want clothing that is easy to move in but not too loose so I can easily make corrections to your movement. A lighter shade is preferred (especially for your top) as it is easier for me to see your alignment as you move.
TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS If you are having trouble accessing your Zoom session please try the following: 1. Go to Zoom.us— Select ‘Join a Meeting’ — Enter meeting ID from your Zoom invitation (towards bottom of paragraph) 2. Make sure you have the the most updated browser (Firefox or Chrome are best) 3. Plug your computer into a power source 4. If using WiFi, make sure other in-home devices are shut off – if someone else is streaming videos during your call this might affect your experience. 5. Shut down all other programs, downloads or streaming on your computer 6. Place your laptop as close to the wireless router as possible or plug your computer directly into an ethernet cable rather than using WiFi 7. Restart your computer, smartphone, or tablet Additional Tips 1. Computer: When you get your Zoom link from your instructor, simply click the link 5 minutes before your call and you will be prompted to download a plugin if you have never used Zoom. You may also join a call by going to Zoom.us, selecting ‘Find A Meeting’ and entering the 9 digit meeting ID (in your Zoom invite). 2. Tablet or Smartphone: In order to join your Zoom call from your tablet or smartphone, you will first need to download the free Zoom app in the app store.