What can I expect from a virtual Pilates class?

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Before your class you need to set yourself up with a Zoom account, which you can create through the zoom website https://zoom.us/  You may want to download the Zoom app but you don’t have to. We will send you a meeting code that you will use to join the class. You can schedule the meeting so that you will find it in your Zoom calendar, which is displayed when you either launch the app or navigate to the meetings page of your Zoom profile. Without the App if you don’t use your calendar you just click ‘Join a Meeting’ at the top of the Zoom website homepage. We are not tech wizards, but we are learning! If we can help, please give us a shout!

Once you have joined the meeting (or class!) you will join a virtual waiting room, this will be open 10 minutes prior to the start time. Your physiotherapist should be with you early but if for some reason she is required in clinic please be patient – she will join you! It’s best to find a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed, and you have enough room to move. Try to position your camera so we can see you, you will get far more from the session if we can observe you during the class. Our camera will ensure that you can see and hear our physiotherapist as she will demonstrate the exercises for you. We will teach just as though you are in the studio, giving prompts and explanations so you understand what you should be feeling and what you shouldn’t. You will soon forget you are at home! If you are feeling any pain or discomfort just raise your hand and we will notice, please be reassured that we are skilled in observing movement – even remotely and as long as your camera is positioned right, so we can see you we will be able to observe and make comments that you will benefit from, without you feeling uncomfortable and embarrassed – we won’t use your name and the advice will prompt others – just like in the classes in clinic. We will mute you on entry to the class, but as you would in the studio if you want to speak you can – if it is not disruptive, but you know that already!

You will receive an invite to the class prior to the session with the class code and password to join.