THE BIG COMEBACK - PLAN OF ACTION!
YES! It's finally happening, there really is a light at the end of the tunnel! So, here is our plan going forward…
CURRENT ZOOM COURSE: Ends this Friday, 2nd April
EASTER BREAK: No classes 3rd - 18th April
ONE FINAL PUSH ON ZOOM: 19th April - 14th May (4 week course)
Subject to demand and taught by a mix of new teachers and myself (if I still can!)
POTENTIAL RETURN TO VENUES: 17th - 28th May (2 weeks of PAYG classes)
This is the earliest date the Government have planned for adult indoor classes to legally resume. If all goes to plan, we’ll run these 2 weeks as one-off PAYG classes - a chance to catch up and meet your new teachers before committing to a course booking. However, we’re very aware this date may well be delayed and/or our venues may not be in a position to confirm our hire by then. So, we’re leaving these 2 weeks up in the air for now - to be confirmed asap!
MAY HALF TERM: No classes 31st May - 6th June
THE BIG COMEBACK: 7th June - 16th July (6 week course)
This is the one we’re really counting on! Our first 6 week course back ‘in-person’ at the venues. Your new teachers will be taking the lead, whilst I waddle about ensuring a happy transition, grinning from ear to ear and basking in the pure joy of being in your company again! (Oh, and dishing out some new summer merchandise - launching in our online store soon!)
STREAMING CLASSES ONLINE
We are so grateful to everyone who has taken part online over the last year. It really is the only reason West End Workout has been able to survive. Thank you for supporting and ensuring we are still here! So many of you have been asking whether the option to join classes via Zoom will continue once we return to ‘normal’. The simple answer is yes, we hope so! The plan is to stream a select few of our ‘in-person’ classes direct from the venues. So, anyone who cannot attend ‘in-person’, or who live somewhere we haven’t expanded classes to yet, can still join us! That said, please tell us your location (via the survey below) to request an in-person class in your local area.
As my pregnancy progresses, it’s hard to know if and when bump might start making teaching a little tricky! I’m currently in talks with some awesome teachers who are super keen to get involved, and despite my obvious discomfort at the idea of relinquishing even the tiniest bit of WEW control, I’m genuinely starting to get really excited about having them on-board. They are all joining/watching classes to get the idea for now, and preparing to lead trial classes on Zoom after Easter. I can’t wait for you to meet them!
* IF YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED - PLEASE COMPLETE QUICK SURVEY*
As we begin to organise our new timetable, teachers and venues, we'd really appreciate your input. There are still many uncertainties ahead and some limitations involved, so it would be super helpful to at least know what our members want and we shall do our very best to accommodate.
Big love, Steph x
A 'LITTLE' ANNOUNCEMENT...!
Surprise, I'm not alone in the studio after all, I have a little dance buddy with me! Due August 2021. Thank you so much to everyone for your gorgeous messages and support. While the world is upside down, I figured why not completely shake things up! Exciting, daunting and amazing indeed, especially during these strange times full of so many unknowns. I'm finding enormous comfort in our WEW family being made up of so many incredible, inspiring Mums and am so grateful to know I'm surrounded by so much valuable support and advice!
I'll obviously be in touch about the plan going forward in due course. For now, I'm just praying for energy, breath and bladder control for classes next week...! Really looking forward to it, see you there.
Big love x
HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY TO WEW!
A big shout out to all the amazing people who have been part of West End Workout's incredible journey so far! Thank you for the support, laughs, dance endorphins and pure joy over the last 2 years. We've made it through the rocky 2nd half with grace and style. Here's to a brighter upcoming year and many more to come!
While our classes have been paused I've been busy getting WEW a bit better organised. As some of you may know, my 'umbrella' business has been 'ShowPro', but now that West End Workout has grown so big, it's needed to detach and become a business in it's own right. So, now seems an opportune time to announce a few new things and exciting changes...
A COMPETITION GIVE-AWAY TO CELEBRATE OUR BIRTHDAY: TBA later this week!
BRAND NEW & UPDATED SOCIALS...
FACEBOOK GROUP (private class members group for all active participants across all locations):
Big Love, Steph x