With the announcement that Kirklees has been placed in Tier 3 and indoor group fitness/dance classes can not resume, we face another month with our doors closed, bringing us to 6 months of closure in total this year.
At the start of the year we undertook a huge renovation project, updating the Studio to make it the best it could possibly be for each and every one of our Pole and Aerial students. But by March our doors were closed, and indoor leisure was one of the last sectors allowed to re-open in late July. After lockdown, we worked incredibly hard to ensure every student felt safe in our space, investing a lot of time and money into PPE, correct cleaning products and extra apparatus and safety equipment, so we could open once more. But once again, the lights are off and the doors are closed. And now, it's time to swallow my pride and admit that we need your help to get through this.
The Studio is more than just a fitness facility. We are a family, cheering each other on and lifting each other up. We offer ways to support your physical and mental wellbeing, and our student feedback reinforces this fact with many expressing how Pole and Aerial has changed their lives and hugely helped with their mental health. We are incredibly proud of the welcoming, supportive atmosphere we've created and thankful to each and every student who adds to this with their encouragement and positivity!
All of your donations will go towards paying the Studio rent/bills and ensuring we are in a position to re-open and welcome you back once it is legally possible.
The Studio isn't just my livelihood and how I support my family and pay my bills. It is my life's work, over 14 years of adapting, expanding and improving to make sure we offer the highest standards, a variety of fun classes and updated facilities. It is literally years of blood, sweat and tears and the joy it brings me watching each and every student succeed. All ages, shapes, sizes, genders, cultures, religions - all coming together to achieve, inspire and support each other.
Thank you for taking the time to read our Crowdfunder. And thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!
Lots of love,
SJ & #TeamPPD