Yoga has grown in popularity over the last year as people have gained a better awareness of the value of meditation for people’s well-being. The COVID-19 epidemic, on the other hand, has raised tension and anxiety among individuals as well as companies attempting to survive and negotiate ever-changing standards in order to stay open. Health and fitness studios, particularly those that rely on bringing people together, have been badly affected as a result.
As a small business owner, Yoga Studio’s Yoga knows firsthand how the pandemic has affected local fitness studios and people’s overall wellness. Despite being closed for the first few months of the pandemic, when the studio reopened in the summer of 2020, she knew cleanliness—something her studio already took seriously—was the key to help practitioners feel comfortable returning to classes.
The present epidemic raises the importance of cleanliness to a new level, with new protocols being put in place, like a breath-based practice where guests are generally barefoot, regardless of how clean the studio is kept. When the studio reopened, she wanted guests to feel as relaxed as possible. Yoga Studio’s owner continued asking herself what else she could be doing to guarantee that people felt comfortable going into the studio, despite making masks necessary and raising the requirement for handwashing and sanitation.
We wanted to take further precautions to assist limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2 at the studio now that it had reopened and COVID-19 cases were on the rise. The air purifier catches particles up to 30 times smaller than HEPA requirements and is up to 3,000 times more efficient than HEPA. It also successfully captures the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Since adding the air purifier, she has seen a positive response from not only her employees and instructors but also from her practitioners. She feels a sense of happiness knowing that with the addition of the air purifier, people are more comfortable and confident being in the studio. She understands that you can never ensure that everyone will be fully compliant, so she has been doing everything she can to help keep the studio clean.
Cleaning the air in the studio with the Air Purifiers is similar to surface cleaning in that it is something she can manage. She feels that installing the air purifier has been a part of taking responsibility for others’ well-being, and that cleansing the air is comparable to wearing “a mask for your business.”