Frequently Asked Questions
Are the classes streamed to my studio?
The most reliable way to play out virtual content in studios is using a technology platform. New classes are updated to the player via the internet, but all playout occurs locally at the site.
How do the classes play out?
Classes are played in wellbeing studios using a technology platform which stores and plays out the classes when required. Classes can either be scheduled in advance to play at certain times each week, or you can decide to allow your customers to select which class to play on demand using a touchscreen. We are partnered with FitboxVirtual, experts in virtual fitness playout. Their platform reliably delivers high-quality classes in prestigious sites around the globe.
How do I order?
We’d be delighted to talk to you about your requirements, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
Do I have to pay music performance license fees to show Earth+Sky content?
No, we have avoided this cost, which can sometimes be expensive. All music featured in Earth+Sky has been composed specifically for the Collection. The music rights are owned by Earth+Sky therefore no royalties are payable either to record labels or to music public performance collecting societies.
How can I ensure the health and safety of my members?
Every class includes a clear statement at the start which reads “Enjoy this class safely and responsibly. If you have any previous injuries, take care not to aggravate them. If you feel discomfort or llightheadedness, pause the class.” In addition, every class in the collection simply uses the participant’s body weight, so there is no additional load on any joints.
Do the classes require any equipment?
We have designed our classes to be as equipment free as possible so you can focus first and foremost on working with just you and your body. When appropriate feel free to use a yoga mat, blocks, a ballet barre, a towel or even a yoga strap. But the most important thing to bring to class is your focus and the personal intention to do your best.
What accreditations do the instructors have?
We have carefully selected instructors who are experts in their field of movement. They have years of study and practice, working with world renowned mentors and most importantly, they have a love of teaching others. Get to know the specific background, education and certifications of your favourite teachers by watching their personal interviews on their Earth+Sky instructor page.
How have the classes been designed to cater for different levels of ability?
In each of our four movement categories you will find the bulk of our classes positioned at an intermediate level with the remaining balance split between beginner and advanced levels. All classes are designed to be practiced multiple times to get the most out of the sequences with the hope that you go back to your favourite classes multiple times to discover new things you can do each time.
How are the classes designed?
Our philosophy is simple. Provide something for everyone. We strive to provide desirable content to every type of person. From a fast-paced athletic flow to a lingering strength sequence to something more relaxing and mindful. We have everyone covered across a wide range of movement styles and sensibilities.
Training & Support
Does Earth+Sky supply digital marketing assets for my customer-facing comms?
Yes, we have a full suite of digital marketing assets for your web and social channels.
How does on-boarding work?
Together with our technology platform partners, we provide extensive on-line materials to help you plan your virtual wellness offer, with assistance thinking about your virtual studio design layout, technical installation, launch and operational phases on-going. These extensive assets are backed up by Account Managers to answer any additional specific questions.
How should I design the timetable for my wellbeing studio?
We provide advice and top tips for scheduling content successfully across the week, as part of our on-boarding process.
Can Earth+Sky help me plan and design a virtual studio?
We have extensive experience in the world of virtual studio design, and collaborate with interior designers and clients to produce outstanding studio designs. This extends from design concepts through to advising best practice AV and lighting design. We are aware of international best-in-class existing solutions, and also help design ground-breaking experiences for brands which want to push the envelope, where budget allows.
How long are the classes?
All classes have a main 45-minute duration, and also a shorter 30-minute duration. The majority of classes also have a 55-minute version too. You have the flexibility to decide which duration to play depending on your audience or the available time in your schedule.
How often do I get new content?
Two classes will be added to the Collection each quarter (ongoing). Each class will have multiple run times - 55 minutes, 45 minutes and 30 minutes.
How many titles are in the collection?
The first phase launch featured 22 individual classes across a total of four categories – Core & Alignment, Strength & Power, Meditation & Restorative and Flowing Movement. Each of the 22 classes has a 30 minute and a 45-minute class option, and the majority also have a 55 minute duration version, a total of 57 individual classes. A second phase release increases the collection to 36 individual classes, and 8 or 9 classes per category. Each class will have multiple run times, with over 100 classes in the collection in total.
Who is The Collection intended for?
The Earth + Sky Collection is premium virtual content designed for wellbeing studios in fitness clubs, hotels, co-working spaces and corporate offices. Our instructors are extremely well-respected within their practice and the classes have been filmed in some of the most amazing locations around the world.
Does Earth+Sky produce bespoke content for brands?
Yes. We have a unique end-to-end insight into virtual wellbeing. Our work for brands includes contributing to overall virtual wellbeing programme design, studio design, content planning, film production, talent casting, branding and music licensing, digital platform and product development, content distribution, and creative AV design. We tend to work collaboratively with the client’s interior designers, wellbeing directors, AV installation partners and operators, adding value and contributing to a greater or lesser extent where necessary.
I have an interest in the Earth+Sky content, which is not for a virtual group exercise studio
Sure. Please contact us.