We are excited to announce the studio will initiate a phased re-opening in accordance with state guidelines beginning June 10! We have been preparing and perfecting our plan in anticipation of this day, focusing on protecting the health of our members and instructors. Our DYF members are the backbone that makes our studio special and it is very important to us you feel comfortable in our space. Please know that we care first for your safety and because of this we will continue our online classes for the foreseeable future and also offer outdoor classes when possible.
Please read our update below as we make progress toward reopening!
In health and gratitude,
Owner, Defining You Pilates & Fitness
Our proposed reopening schedule is below. Detailed information regarding our new procedures and updated sanitation policies can be found here.
One-on-one personal training: June 10 - June 22:
Our initial opening will begin with our personal training clients. We are limiting the number of clients in the studio to allow for ample social distancing. All equipment will be sanitized per our new procedures.
If you are currently working with a personal trainer, please contact them directly (if they haven't already connected with you) to determine the best way to stay focused on your wellness plan via a remote training options. If you would like to schedule one-on-one sessions or semi-privates with a friend, now is a great time to consider. Email Katy for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apparatus classes: June 22
We are limiting reformer classes to 4 clients and have spaced them with 7 x 7 feet allowance between everyone at all times. We are confirming our schedule but will start with 1-2 apparatus classes per day, one in the am and one in the pm. This allows time for us to clean the equipment, wash or swap out loops and let it all dry.
Barre, Yoga, Mat Pilates in studio with limited clients: July 15
Although tentative, we are hoping to begin resuming a few group classes in the studio in mid-July.. We will continue a selection of virtual & outdoor classes. When these are added back to the schedule, our class sizes will be limited to allow for social distancing (7 x 7 feet).
Please only come to the studio if you have an appointment or, beginning June 22, are registered for a class. Unfortunately, with social distancing guidelines we cannot entertain walk-ins.
Watch for a video soon detailing how the flow will work in the studio and describing the spacing in both the apparatus room and the large studio as well as the reception area.
We will no longer provide towel service or a water cooler. Please bring both a towel and filled water bottle to the studio. Bottled water is available for $1.
Our trainers will offer verbal cues only (no touching!) and wear masks.
We require clients to wear masks upon entering the studio. Once you are with a trainer and in your designated location in the studio, continuing to wear a mask is your decision.
Washing hands prior to entering the studio is strongly recommended; we will provide sanitizing gel for your convenience.
Our instructors will wear gloves to touch all equipment and thoroughly sanitize each piece after use.
Detailed operating procedures can be found here.
As a personal training client, you may want to bring your own mat and/or yoga towel to place over a mat. We currently have 10 new yoga towels in the studio for $20. However, these are also widely available online if you prefer to purchase on your own. We will be cleaning the reformers and swapping out loops after each client/class, but you have the option to purchase your own reformer towel or double padded reformer loops.
Defining You Pilates & Fitness is your place to transform your mind and body through movement and reconnect to your healthiest self.
We offer group fitness, Pilates, and private training.
Join our friendly community where you'll be led by passionate and committed instructors who will guide you through "challenging, but do-able" workouts.
Through our spirit of fitness, you can improve your inner and outer strength and flexibility so that you can do more, feel more, and be happier!
I don’t have enough words to properly express my gratitude for all that DYF has brought into my life. I have grown mentally, physically and found an inner calm. I appreciated how Suzy and the DYF crew transitioned the studio to Zoom and outdoor classes during the COVID shut down. Their forward thinking allowed me to stay on track with my fitness goals and be able continue to feel the spirit of the DYF community. I always look forward to my in-studio, Zoom or outdoor Happy Hours. DYF provides the essential services I need to thrive. Nancy M.
I feel the love! This is the most heart-centered studio anywhere. Joanna W.
DYF is the best studio/gym/club experience I’ve ever had. I loved coming to the studio, always felt welcomed, heard and safe. Most importantly, you’ve done an amazing and admirable job, so much effort to keep members connected, motivated, helping us to stick to our fitness goals during these last months. Remote classes appeared out of thin air, technical difficulties handled within minutes, no one could have expected how quickly you reacted, and how vital it was to my mental and physical health to ‘see’ you. Yes, Netflix got me thru, but DYF kept me sane. Lizzie C.
I appreciate all of you! Your communication via email and social media along with the deep connection I feel when I am in your space each week working out makes me feel like I belong to something VERY special. I am so very lucky! I will keep my membership going because I have faith we will all be back together again sooner rather than later. I love to wear my Defining You sweatshirt but I will wear it with extra pride and gratefulness during this challenging time. Lara H.
A casual, personable, and not intimidating environment. Top quality instructors. Easy to follow and a serious workout. I enjoy Ballet and Power Barre as well as the other Pilates classes. Your body will thank you and you will want to go back. Jan M.
The only gym I've ever stuck with my adult life. Great variety, excellent welcoming teacher, lovely environment. It's always a pleasure to go. My favorites are Power Barre, Mat Pilates, and Spinning. Alice S.
I hadn't been able to exercise for a couple of years due to illness. My body took a beating when I was sick, but Defining You has helped me love myself and my body again. I love being able to exercise in a judgement-free zone. The instructors are so positive, and very encouraging. I havent felt this strong in years and I love it! Hayley H.
Defining You is not just the best place to take Pilates training, it is a wonderful community of amazing instructors who give personal care to each client AND a community of terrific and fun clients who enjoy each class and bond as great friends! Pat S.