Fitness Studio Plana Forma Is Closing Down After 11 Years

They'll be holding their last online class in November.

Plana Forma fitness studio
PHOTO BY Instagram/planaforma

( At the tail-end of September, yoga studio Beyond Yoga, which had operated for a decade, announced that they would be closing their doors. Despite current health and safety protocols allowing gyms in Metro Manila to operate at limited capacity, the fitness industry and community continue to struggle due to the limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic. Another sad loss for the local fitness industry is Plana Forma, which announced today, October 4, that they will be shutting down after 11 years of operation.

Plana Forma will be pulsing its last Forma at Home (live) class on November 25
PHOTO BY Instagram/planaforma

Plana Forma first opened in 2010 with the goal of "build[ing] a community wherein we could share our love for fitness, movement, and the barre technique." They’ve long been known for a unique brand of exercise that merges yoga, Pilates, and dance to create a fun but intense workout. Following the start of lockdown procedures in March 2020, the studio began offering online classes and has continued to do so since. But despite widespread support from their loyal patrons amid the constraints of the pandemic, Plana Forma will be shutting down and holding its last live class later this year. "It is with a heavy pulsing heart that Plana Forma will be pulsing its last Forma at Home (live) class on November 25," they wrote on an Instagram post.

In the heartfelt post, they thanked their community for supporting them for over a decade. "We are truly grateful to have been able to help each and everyone of you from 2010 to 2021, and have always cherished the trust that you gave us throughout this journey," they said. They noted, however, they they are hopeful that this is not a permanent goodbye and that they’ll have a chance to come back once they’ve regained their footing.

Plana Forma fitness studio
PHOTO BY Instagram/planaforma
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Plana Forma also offers what they call Forma on Demand classes—a library of instructional workout videos that customers and members can access at any time. They noted in their post that Forma on Demand will still be available until December 25 and the library will continue to be expanded until then.

Plana Forma fitness studio
PHOTO BY Instagram/planaforma

For more information, log on to Plana Forma's Instagram page.

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