Virginia is in phase three of reopening and fitness studios are allowed to open at 75% capacity. However, there must be 10 feet of distance between each client, which limits smaller studios. Many studios in Alexandria, including Sculp’d, Local Motion Project, and Row House opened for in-person indoor classes during phase two.
According to alextimes.com, “For some studios, the decision to reopen was not as immediate. Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga owner Sara VanderGoot and 532 Yoga owner Suzanne Leitner-Wise have been much more cautious. Leitner-Wise chose to keep 532 Yoga closed to in-person classes until July 6 and is live-streaming classes for clients who wish to stay home.”
As per alextimes.com, “On the client side, some people like Elizabeth Lucchesi are willing to accept some risk if it means they can complete their favorite workouts again. Lucchesi started taking in-person classes at Sculp’d the day it reopened. As for the decision to reopen and at what capacity, VanderGoot believes it depends on the comfort of both studio owners and their clients.”