What to bring to your first class
- Please have both the Waiver and PARQ forms filled out and ready to submit. Both are attached to all class sign up e-mails.
- These forms help to minimize your injuries and risks and encourage a safe and enjoyable experience
- PARMED-X form for pregnant women to review with their health care provider prior to starting a new fitness program: Click Here
- PARMED-X form for health care providers to sign when clearance to begin a fitness program is needed: Click Here
- A bottle of water to keep you hydrated and a post-workout snack on hand to help you recover after a workout
- Yoga mat/old towel for Pound Fit classes to protect the floors from the strikes and your clothes during sitting and laying down routines
- For mom and baby fitness classes, a stroller or car seat. Some centers do not allow strollers outside of the room for safety reasons. If driving, best to leave it in your car and bring the car seat in. Carriers are great for dance workout classes but are not mandatory if you want to workout alone.
- Baby toys! If you're not exercising with your baby, please bring toys to keep them playing and moving. Toddlers are welcome to all classes as long as they are kept engaged too!
- For kids classes/camps, comfortable sneakers, a water bottle, a snack (nut-free) and medication (puffers/allergy medicine). Guardians must submit a waiver and PARQ form in their child's first class to confirm their child is cleared for a physical activity program like this.
Arrive on Time
Please show up 10-minutes before class to register and settle in. New beginners who are late will not be allowed in due to missing the introduction and registration.
What to Wear
- Shoes - please remember to wear a pair of comfortable sneakers. Cross-trainers, Jazz dance sneakers or even a worn out pair of shoes with a flat bottom will work. Ideal shoes are those made for cross-lateral motion. Running shoes are not ideal as they are meant to be worn for forward motion.
- Attire - While sweat wicking materials (like Polyester) are ideal for working out, feel free to wear anything that works for you (old cotton t-shirt, sweat pants,etc)
What Are Classes Like
Participants join for a number of reasons such as to relieve stress, meet new people, and reach weight loss goals. Which ever reason brings you in, you can be sure to have a class that is:
- fun, supportive and beginner-friendly
- Classes that improve the Cardiorespiratory and Muscular capacity systems
- Low to moderate intensity workouts to accommodate participants from all levels
- Exercise classes that are fun, easy-to-follow,and will not leave you feeling overly exhausted or tired afterward
- Participants can burn anywhere from 300-900 calories per class depending on various factors (e.g. type of class, fitness levels, intensity)
- A class filled with a mixture of energetic, unique and catchy music
- Lastly, but most importantly, a class that will make you smile at least once
Typical Age Ranges By Class Type
- For women's classes: 29 to 55 years-old but all ages are welcome
- For girl and kids classes: 8 to 17 years-old