Clinical pilates in the Age of COVID-19 by golftragic

Clinical pilates in the Age of COVID-19

All four participants well distanced with 4 exercise stations, social distancing at all times, physio and all 4 of us (only 3 this morning). Health declaration to be completed before setting foot in the practice, stay outside till we're called in, put mask on, use hand sanitiser at the door, bring minimal stuff inside. Four separated exercise stations, clean down each plus any extra equipment with paper towel and special disinfectant when you're finished, wait till next station is free, use hand sanitiser frequently. Place some hand-straps from the reformers into the 'dirty' bucket while physio replaces with 'clean' ones for the next person. PS: everyone has to be a patient of one of the physios here before you can join one of these classes. PPS: all classes now cancelled for the next 6 weeks (at least) with our new Stage 3 restrictions.
Everything is such a performance these days isn't it. I wonder if we will ever get back to normality or is this going to be the new normal for a long time.
August 3rd, 2020  
Feel very sorry for you Victoria peeps.. please keep yourself safe..
August 3rd, 2020  
All our gyms etc have been closed since 27th March when our lockdown commenced. The parks are also closed - no gathering of people allowed. Thankfully we have friends on farms and thus we can exercise out and about. My yoga instructor gives a zoom class every day so that's also a bonus.
Hopefully this virus can be contained and a semblance of normality can return. Take care and stay safe
August 3rd, 2020  
We've done all this but only for a few weeks - you could be handling a few more! Good luck and keep this up!
August 3rd, 2020  
Such weird times... :(
August 3rd, 2020  
A very interesting shot and description. Desperate times. I have gone into my Elonara cocoon and am happy to just tough it out. Elonara is the name of the Court where I live.
Keep well and safe, my friend.
August 3rd, 2020  
I think they are opening the gyms this week in UK or maybe that has now been put on hold? I am so confused as the "rules" are changing daily with different "rules" in different parts of the country!! Stay safe dear friend!! xx
August 3rd, 2020  
A lot of gyms over Here have taken their equipment outside; everywhere we see groups of people exercising in and around town at places, we didn’t even know there were gyms...
But I guess, that might be too hot in your place ... stay safe Marnie 💪
August 3rd, 2020  
Such difficult times for everyone, take care and stay safe.
August 3rd, 2020  
Sadly a sign of the times!
August 3rd, 2020  
My fitness training has been shut down since mid-March I think. I'm glad you were able to get your physio for some of the time. Wow- that was a lot of work to work out!
August 4th, 2020  
Sorry to hear about the new restrictions. Stay safe!
August 4th, 2020  
@onewing I fear we may be in for the long haul. NSW is teetering on the brink, Vics are lepers.
August 8th, 2020  
@julzmaioro Thanks Julz, pretty depressing round here even though where we live is relatively safe.
August 8th, 2020  
@salza These classes are really rehab exercise classes with a physio in charge overseeing each of us in individual programs using pilates equipment. Strictly speaking these classes are allowed to continue but the practice has decided against it because that would look bad to other people. Individual treatments are still happening, thank goodness.
August 8th, 2020  
@maggiemae Not too bad in G-town and we oldies stay home much of the time anyway. Pretty serious in Melbourne, there's never been a curfew there ever. I never thought I'd see the day when our state borders were anything more than lines on a map.
August 8th, 2020  
@pamknowler Same here Pam, and lots of 'grey' areas too. All very depressing even though Geelong is 'only' in Stage 3 lockdown cf Melbourne's Stage 4. The Premier declared a State of Disaster a week or so ago to give the authorities all sorts of extra powers to deal with the covidiots. Thx too for you concern, much appreciated. Hope you and Barb can stay safe too.
August 8th, 2020  
@momamo It's winter here Monique, today's about 10 degrees Celsius and pouring rain in southeast Australia. With such a large land area Oz climate differs a lot from place to place.
August 8th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana @cmp Thank you.
August 8th, 2020  
@olivetreeann I don't enjoy my pilates classes, but I do need them to keep the ageing body functioning so I've booked a one-on-one with my wonderful physio so she can devise me a home exercise class. I can't do the Zoom classes for a number of reasons. Thank goodness the actual physio element of the practice is still working, regular treatments are the only thing that keeps my legs working.
August 8th, 2020  
@haskar You too Haskar, haven't heard how things are in Poland.
August 8th, 2020  
@ethelperry You too, my friend. Thank you for your concern. As you'd well know we're 'only' in Stage 3 restrictions + masks. Not too hard for oldies like us to deal with that, we're home most of the time anyway, and most of the rest of the time in open air. I do the supermarket shop early in the morning at dog-walk time, not many around then, especially in winter.
August 8th, 2020  
stay safe Marnie
everything is so involved now - and I am so sick of the smell and feel of sanitizer
August 8th, 2020  
@annied You 'n me both. One of my friends in that class commented that we might all die of disinfectant/sanitiser poisoning. To which I responded 'or carbon dioxide poisoning from using masks.' Are we having fun yet?
August 8th, 2020  
@annied Oh, and yes I'm totally fed up with all the hoo-ha everywhere too. I'm over the whole bloody thing in fact. Keep calm and open another bottle.
August 8th, 2020  
@golftragic ha I have said there's going to be some new illness caused by over use of sanitiser - I only use now when out and about when there's no soap - at home I use soap
August 8th, 2020  
@annied just poured myself a glass of red hahahaha
August 8th, 2020  
@annied I use soap at home too Annie, much better. Lots of skin moisturiser too. So far as sanitiser is concerned I reckon you need to be careful where you've put your hands if you're unfortunate enough to get breathalysed. They'd be way over .05!
August 8th, 2020  
@annied What a good idea. It's nearly Scotch o'clock here too.
August 8th, 2020  
@golftragic Of course ; You’re opposite the globe ! Stupid me ;sorry about that ; so, it would be too cold and too wet. Hmm, I wonder how they’re going to approach that problem upcoming autumn and winter in our country then....🤔
August 8th, 2020  
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