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To: Gov. Gavin Newsom & all Cali state & county public officials

California Reclassification of Pilates studios and Micro gyms

California Reclassification of Pilates studios and Micro gyms

Allowing an operation of 1 client to 1 trainer. This is no different than a single salon operator and client, and it is potentially even more benign in that distance can be more easily maintained by a fitness trainer.

Allowing an operation of no more than a 10 client to 1 trainer ratio. This is no different than a small salon with 4 stylists, or a very small boutique, and potentially even more benign in that distance can be more easily maintained by a fitness trainer.

All of these would take place under the guidelines of intensive hygiene requirements, radical cleaning measures, and would assume that high risk populations would be exceptions to this petition.

Why is this important?

As a small, woman-owned business, our boutique Pilates Studio has been classified as a gym or fitness center, and alongside cinemas with a 250+ person capacity, my business has been shut down in advance of other non-essential businesses.

Unlike fitness centers, boutique fitness studios and micro gyms have a typical capacity of 1-6 people. Clients often attend pre-scheduled sessions limited to this capacity.

In addition, this industry is one of the few female-led and powered industries in existence. We estimate 75% of the owners and workers impacted by this crisis are women.

I ask that you support the Petition to exclude boutique fitness studios and micro-gyms from the definition of of “Gyms” or “fitness centers,” and create independent directives applicable for the reduced footprint of the unique business models used by boutique fitness studios and micro-gyms. We respectfully request that at Governor Newsom open us alongside other non-essential businesses who will reopen in stage 2. As a boutique fitness studio and micro-gym operate under strict guidelines, such as:

Allowing an operation of 1 client to 1 trainer. This is no different than a single salon operator and client, and it is potentially even more benign in that distance can be more easily maintained by a fitness trainer.

Allowing an operation of no more than a 10 client to 1 trainer ratio. This is no different than a small salon with 4 stylists, or a very small boutique, and potentially even more benign in that distance can be more easily maintained by a fitness trainer.

All of these would take place under the guidelines of intensive hygiene requirements, radical cleaning measures and would assume that high risk populations would be exceptions to this petition.

Our industry has, and always will be committed to the health and wellbeing of all others. We want to reopen responsibly and as quickly as possible.Micro fitness studios employ numerous team members and support clients to become healthy, a need more important now than ever.


Reasons for signing

  • To help the Pilates teachers that are being hit so hard by the Coronavirus.
  • I have my reformers 6' apart , all CDC requirements applied ,and only 7 people at the time and a state of the art air purifier .
  • I am a small Pilates studio owner in California. My studio has just been reclosed by the Governor.

Updates

2020-05-11 14:07:43 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2020-05-05 21:13:02 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-05-05 12:10:21 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-05-04 18:44:43 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-05-04 16:23:40 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-05-04 15:24:44 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-05-04 14:39:32 -0400

10 signatures reached

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