Top 4 Tips to Prepare for Reopening

covid19 tips May 04, 2020

Hello, everyone. 

 

Some states are lifting stay-at-home restrictions so let’s talk about how to prepare for reopening your businesses. Whether it be in a week or a month from now, you need to know which steps to take to help your customers feel safe as they come back to you. 

 

I’d like to share some practices that we’re currently doing at Pilates in the Grove: 

 

1. Survey your clients.

 Create a survey on Google Forms or Survey Monkey and tell your clients that you’re looking to reopen. Make sure you ask all the important questions such as, “What do you need to see for you to feel safe as you come back to our business?”. Then, start preparing based on the feedback. 

 

This is a big factor for us in the health and wellness industry because we have clients and patients who are part of the high-risk demographics, and you may have some of them too. Even if your state reopens, there’s no assurance...

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Say No to Anxiety: Keep Calm and Take Action

covid19 tips Apr 21, 2020

I hope you and your family are staying healthy and happy at home.

 

Because of the recent events, I have been hearing a lot of concerns from my clients and other business owners. Many of us are worried about our businesses closing or losing income and status, and your feelings are valid. 

 

However, we should not let our worries govern us. While it’s true that we can’t control what is happening around us, we can control our reaction to it. 

 

Anxiety only begets more anxiety. According to mental health experts, we tend to get trapped in false or limited ways of thinking when we are anxious. These thinking patterns can take over our lives by convincing us of impending doom and worsening our sense of helplessness.

 

But they can be avoided. Here are some ways to prevent your negative thought patterns and help you be productive during these stressful times: 

 

Control the thoughts that come through your head  

You may think, Oh...

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COVID-19 Quarantine and Homeschooling

covid19 tips Apr 16, 2020

Homeschooling and why it can actually be a good thing…

At this point, my company Pilates in the Grove in Miami has been closed for 21 days, the longest the business has ever been shut down. So I’ve been staying productive by thinking about relevant topics to talk to you about and some tips to share.

 

Recently, there’s been a lot of concern among parents about their kids possibly staying home for the rest of the school year. This leaves many parents anxious about their kids’ academic progress and the thought of homeschooling the next few months.

 

And because of that, I would love to share with you my firsthand homeschooling experience today...

 

Homeschooling my 7th grade son for 5 months. ‍

Let me preface this by saying that you should give yourself grace.

 

An abrupt transition to homeschooling can be a major inconvenience, but it is the safer alternative right now. And believe it or not, it can be a mutually fulfilling experience...

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Business Tips That Test "Positive" During Quarantine

Hi everyone.

 

Today, I’d like to share with you a quick run down of my FB Live last Tuesday with the topic: COVID-19 Q&A where I answered any and all business-related questions regarding how to navigate this “new normal”. 

 

I’ll also be sharing with you a couple of business tips and best practices that are working for Pilates in The Grove and that would hopefully work for your business too.

 

Without further ado, here are some of our Q&A highlights:

 

1. What is the “CARES Act” stimulus package?

The CoronaVirus Aid Relief Economic and Security act was passed last Friday, March 27th, with the guidelines yet to be official and applications to begin on or before April 3rd, Friday. 

 

Under this act is the PPP or Payroll Protection Program that should help people keep their team and staff and pay for operating expenses.

 

The application duration would be from April 3rd to June 30th for companies...

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