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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I haven’t exercised in a long time; can I still go to a group exercise class?

Yes!  There’s no time like the present to begin your journey in health and fitness.  You’ll want to take it slow and go at your own pace.  Don’t feel embarrassed if you can’t keep up right away.  I’ll show a variety of beginning level exercises you can still participate in and have a great workout.

What do I need to bring to class?

  • 1 stability ball 55 or 65 cm
  • 1 exercise mat – weatherproof – may be found at an outdoor/camping store
  • 1 towel – can also be used instead of a mat

Should I eat before a workout?  If so, what?

Yes you should eat!  Your blood sugar is already low in the morning after “fasting” for 8-10 hours, so if you eat nothing before our early morning work, it will drop even lower. If you’ve ever experienced light-headedness, nausea, dizziness, or low energy during your workout, then you’ve experienced low-blood sugar. You’ll need at least a little something before your workout so that you can get the most out of the time spent in the session with your body fully fueled to work. Here are some ideas below.  Everybody is different. Play with different combos and amounts until you find one that’s right for you.
  • ½ of a banana
  • ½ of a container of yogurt
  • A piece of toast with or without peanut/almond butter
  • A small glass of coconut water or Kefir
Any of these will fuel your body with the appropriate carbohydrates before your workout and keep you from experiencing light-headedness or nausea. You should also drink at least one full bottle of water during the workout and one immediately after the workout, followed by a small meal after your workout.

Is it o.k. for me to bring a friend?

Absolutely!  Make sure that your friend comes about 10 minutes early to sign the liability waiver form and have time to ask any questions.  If it’s last minute, let them know what to bring so they’ll be prepared for the work out.  I’d be happy to answer questions and fill them in if it’s a few days before boot camp.  Also, if you bring a friend, your class is free for the day!

I currently have a medical condition, is it o.k. for me to go to boot camp?  

That depends on your medical condition.  It is always advised that you get medical clearance from your doctor before you start any kind of exercise program.  Once you are in the clear, come and join us!  Please feel free to discuss this with me before starting and signing the liability waiver.