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Ongoing COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Ongoing COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Private Appointments & Class Attendance:

  • Waiting Room/Lobby has restricted access. Clients may text their practitioner upon arrival to determine if lobby is open yet. (New clients will receive a text prior to their appointment with the appropriate number). The door will be unlocked 15-30 minutes before published class times and then locked after class begins.
  • Clients with symptoms of cold, flu, COVID-19, or other illnesses should reschedule their appointments for another time. Also, if you’ve knowingly been exposed to any communicable disease please quarantine for the appropriate amount of time before entering the studio.
  • If you have need to wear a Medical Mask over the mouth and nose when entering & exiting the studio, or to have your practitioner wear one for your safety, please advise us ahead of time so we can take precautions.
  • Clients Should Wash Hands or Use Hand Sanitizer After Entering the Building and again after their treatment.
  • Clients Vaccinated against COVID-19 can voluntarily ask us to update their client profiles with their vaccination data. This will be used only to determine future safety protocols.

New Space FAQs

FAQ’s for Balance Relocation

  1. Where is the New Location? 1604 Newcastle Street in Downtown Brunswick
  2. When will the new studio be open? Summer 2022 – Classes will begin August 1 with a limited schedule; more will be added as we transition away from The Club and fully into our new space. Massage, Reflexology, and other Services — October 4, 2022. Online appointment requests are for the Brunswick studio. Limited availability at The Club on SSI must be booked by phone.
  3. Is there enough parking? There is parking in front of the building, across the street, down both blocks, as well in numerous parking lots behind nearby buildings. Click here for map of downtown with marked public parking areas (beyond street parking).
  4. How far is it from your old location? Approximately 7 miles
  5. Why Downtown and not the island? After 12 years on St. Simons we found pricing and availability to be prohibitive in our ability to relocate after our previous unit sold and was no longer available to us. Downtown is revitalizing and a beautiful, suitable, affordable spot was available to us at the perfect time.
  6. Are my Class Passes Still Good? All classes passes that you paid for that are unused or that expired during COVID or during our temporary relocation transitions can be renewed and used for classes at the Brunswick location. We will continue classes at The Club for a couple more months as well.
  7. What if I don’t want to drive to BWK weekly? We will begin offering a variety of class, workshop, and specialty options that class passes can be applied to including virtual classes and challenges, one-time workshops or master classes, themed classes, and more. We realigned our pricing structure in the spring of 2021 to allow more flexibility with the Class Pass thus making it easier to use it for offerings beyond weekly classes.
  8. Are all Services being moved to Brunswick? Not immediately. We will maintain our two treatment rooms at The Club for an undetermined amount of time to continue appointments there as well as accepting appointments in Brunswick. This does mean our schedules will be changing overall, but we will work with our clients individually to incorporate those changes. Update as of October 4, 2022: we will maintain treatment rooms at The Club for a limited number of days/hours. Those appointments must be booked by phone with the practitioner. Brunswick appointments are available by phone or using our online Request an Appointment tool.
  9. What is the current COVID policy for the studio? In our new space we use an air purifier daily, as well as continue to maintain increased sanitation, disinfection, and other cleaning standards to reduce contact with contagions. This includes providing sprays, wipes, and cleaning supplies for studio mats and bolsters; individual covers for bolsters that are laundered between each use, tissue covers for eye pillows, and hand sanitizer for all students readily available. We ask students and clients who’ve had known exposure to any contagious virus or illness to please refrain from using studio services until you are properly quarantined, tested, or symptom free for the recommended amount of time. Any student who needs to wear a mask for personal protection is encouraged to do so and to inform their instructor if they need additional spacing considerations. If booking private services and you require your practitioner to be masked, please let them know in advance so they are prepared.

COVID-19 Phase 3 Re-Opening Guidelines and Procedures

These Procedures are in Place as of May 26, 2021

Face Masks, additional info: For classes, all students may remove their masks once in class. Due to the possibility of both vaccinated and unvaccinated students and teachers being present social distancing should be maintained. For appointments, all clients are required to wear masks during entry/exit, during services for non-vaccinated clients, and voluntary proof of vaccination noted on your file to be able to remove your mask in-room during service.

 

COVID-19 Re-Opening Timeline

While the State of Georgia Governor’s Office has indicated we allowed to begin reopening as of April 24, we will remain closed through April 30. Beginning May 1, we will reopen in a limited capacity with newly implemented safety protocols for the health of our practitioners, instructors, clients, and students.

Some classes will remain as virtual classes through Zoom, while others will return to in-studio instruction. In-studio classes will be limited to 6 students, require pre-registration and payment (no drop-ins), and will have increased cleaning protocols after class.

Services will be limited in terms of how many clients we can see each day and week, how far we space them apart, when you can enter the building, and checkout procedures, along with enhanced safety measures regarding hand washing and PPE. More details will be provided to you upon booking your appointment. Clients with standing appointments and those who had appointments cancelled between March 24 and April 30, will be given priority when rebooking the schedule. Clients who have visited us before, but have had an appointment in the last 45 days will be considered for appointments if safety protocols allow. New clients are not being accepted at this time.

COVID-19 Quarantine Measures

Based on recommendations and mandates from our local & state governments as well as our national professional associations, we are currently closed for group classes and private services of all types including massage, Reiki, reflexology, acupuncture, and skin care. Our studio shop will be open for a few hours each day if you need yoga mats, ToeSox, to pick up skin care products, or other items while we ride out this social-distancing requirement.

Store Hours will be posted and updated daily – check back frequently.
Thursday, March 26, 11am — 1pm
Friday, March 27, 8am – 10am
Saturday, March 28 – until, By Appointment (please call or text Neely for arrangements at 912-399-1919)

Virtual Classes will be a mix of free broadcasts available on Facebook and Youtube and live-streaming classes on Zoom that you can access by registering for your classes on our website at least 30-minutes before class begins. Check the Class Schedule for more information.

Fall 2017 Wellness Challenge

Sept 14: Our Fall Wellness Challenge has been postponed to October 1 – November 30 due to Hurricane Irma. More details will be updated in the coming days.

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8 weeks beginning September 1

Sept 1 – Sept 11 Book a Fitness/Wellness Assessment with Megan to establish your baseline

Sept 11, 5:30-6:00pm Wellness Challenge Kick-off Meeting – join others accepting the challenge to discuss needs, schedules, and set goals for the 8 weeks
(Additional Meetings will be set based on feedback of the group)

  • Weekly Goals
  • Periodic Meetings
  • Online Checkins & Support
  • Prizes Throughout to Keep You Motivated

June Wellness Challenge

Kick-off Chat & Assessments: Sunday, June 4, 4:30pm

Click Flyer for PDF you can print for reference.

Get Yourself Ready for a Healthy, Active Summer!

First Step – Choose From One of Three Challenge Levels:

  1. Get Off the Couch
  2. Try Something New
  3. Turn It Up a Notch

Second Step – Set Your Goals:

  1. Commit to a Movement Frequency Goal
  2. Set a Movement Training Goal
  3. Set a Cardio, Strength, and/or Nutrition Goal

Third Step – Track Your Progress:

  1. Download MyFitnessPal and/or Map My Fitness on your phone, tablet, or laptop/desktop
  2. Friend Neely (nwhunter) and/or Megan (mhiggy90) in each app
  3. Post Challenge Pics on Facebook, Twitter, an/or Instagram with the hashtags #BalanceSSIChallenge and the name of your category: #getoffthecouch #trysomethingnew #turnitupanotch
  4. Fill Out a Challenge Punch-Card to track specific goals you’ve set
  5. Take Advantage of one of our Wellness Challenge Packages to Boost Your Efforts
  6. Be Eligible to Win Studio prizes – classes, workshops, discounts – as you achieve your goals

Purchase a $15 Challenge Membership to Receive a Pre/Post Assessment with Megan and eligibility for Packages Discounts (see below) and eligibility for Challenge-Completion Prizes.

Get Off the Couch

  • Come to Class 1-2x weekly (yoga, barre, Feldenkrais)
  • Set a Cardio Goal – either time or distance
    • For example: 20-30 minutes 2x/week or 1-2 miles 2x/week
  • Reduce 1 “bad” food or lifestyle habit from your routine (i.e. fewer Cokes)
  • Increase 1 “good” food or lifestyle habit from your routine (i.e. more fresh fruits)

Try Something New

  • Try a NEW weekly class or a Workshop
    • New Level or New Instructor or New Style or New Practice altogether
  • Try something new outside the studio
    • Stand-up Paddleboarding or SUP Yoga or Biking or Hiking an Island Trail; try a new strength exercise or routine (planking!) – break your routine!
  • Try a New Food Idea or Concept like Meatless Mondays, Adapting a Recipe, or making Healthy Food Substitutions (avocados instead of oil, anyone?)

Turn It Up a Notch

  • Try “All of the Things!”
    • Try one of each class on our schedule: Yoga, Barre, Feldenkrais, and a Workshop, either Meditation or Yamuna Body Rolling
  • Create a Training Goal + Plan to increase speed, duration, or distance in an activity (or combination) that you already participate in
  • Set a New Fitness or Nutrition Goal such as Counting Calories, Counting Macros, Tracking Specific Nutrients, Lowering BMI, etc

Challenge Packages

Get Off the Couch – 10% off Package of Services & Classes

  • Personal Training Session (30, 45 or 60 minute options)
  • Class Pass (6, 10, or 20 class pass or 30-day unlimited)
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • 15% off any Props or Attire in our retail store

Try Something New – 12.5% off Package of Services & Classes

  • All the Items from Get Off the Couch (Personal Training Session, Class Pass, Nutrition Consultation)
  • Workshop Registration or Additional Private Session (Yoga or Personal Training)
  • 15% off any Props or Attire in our retail store

Turn It Up a Notch – 15% off Package of Services & Classes

  • All the Items from Try Something New (Personal Training session, Class Pass, Nutrition Consultation, Workshop Registration or Additional Private Session)
  • Extra Private Movement Session or Service Appointment (Massage or Reflexology)
  • 15% off any Props or Attire in our Retail Store