Dear Firebelly Students,
Given the personalized and private experience offered at Firebelly, I had hoped that through these uncertain times, I could keep the studio open as a place of sanctuary and well being for all of you. However, after reflection, I have decided to temporarily close Firebelly effective immediately to safeguard the health and vitality of our community.
The reality is COVID-19 is spreading rapidly, and we all must do our part to slow down this disease to protect the most vulnerable people in our community and ensure we don’t overwhelm our health-care system’s ability to offer treatment to those who will need it. Following the lead of the Bay Area, the Palm Springs City Council today issued a shelter-in-place and forced closure order of all non-essential businesses. I anticipate that other valley cities, including Palm Desert, may soon follow suit.
I opened Firebelly this past November with a vision to create an inspiring destination for expert, and highly customized Pilates instruction. Make no mistake, I will be reopening Firebelly’s doors as soon it is safe to do so. I am committed to seeing Firebelly thrive and become widely known as the go-to-place for the best Pilates instruction and a superior experience in the Coachella Valley. I hope you will all be with me for the journey!
While we find ourselves stuck at home, I am excited to announce that Firebelly is launching virtual private sessions and virtual semi-privates using the Zoom online meeting platform, so you can continue your Pilates practice with me or Monika Reineke at home. All you need is a mat, a computer, and a good WiFi connection and we will give you a challenging and personalized Pilates mat work-out!
Your existing prepaid sessions can be applied to virtual sessions and can be booked by contacting me, calling the studio phone and leaving a message, or going to the website and booking yourself (coming soon). Should you decide to take a break while the studio is temporarily closed, don’t worry. Any prepaid sessions will be waiting for you when the studio is reopened.
Online Privates Training:
You can use your regular packages to book an online session now. I will be contacting you to see if you want to keep your regular private session appointment time.
Firebelly will be using the Zoom video communication platform at https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478 . Zoom is a very good, free video conference service for you to join me or Monika from the safety and comfort of your home to do Pilates. I highly recommend you use your laptop computer for an optimal experience, but in a pinch a smartphone will do. The experience on a full computer screen is superior to that of a smartphone. If you have any questions about how this would work with your own computer set up, please give me a call.
I know how important your Pilates practice is and I am determined to help you stay healthy. Thank you for your patience and support. Let’s stay active and healthy!
Much love to you and yours,
Dan Kobussen, Firebelly Pilates