Q: What advice do you have for anyone intimidated to try a new way of fitness?
I think walking into any new situation can be scary at first – it’s the unknown! I always encourage those who are hesitant to give it a try just one time and to judge the experience for themselves. We go the extra mile to make our clients feel at home as soon as they walk through our doors, as customer service is #1 to us.
If you are coming to one of our classes for the first time, I always suggest starting with one of our Intro to (MDR) or Essentials classes to ease into our workout method. The instructor will demonstrate the use of the Megaformer, monitor the client’s form throughout the class and will encourage modifications where needed. If, for some reason, the time is not convenient for the client to take an Essentials or Intro class, one shouldn’t be afraid to jump into a Total Body class. The instructor is there to help the client through the class with modifications and will demonstrate the use of the Megaformer prior to the start of the class. We ask that everyone listens for all cues given by the instructor.
It is important to note that there will be modifications offered for those who have challenges with their knees, shoulders, etc. And, if one needs to stop, you stop. You are not holding up the class in any way. No one is staring at you. They are all concentrating on just trying to make it through. I think that everyone in the class has an immediate bond because you have to be strong physically and mentally to want to take this class.
I always say it takes about 5 to 10 times before you stop feeling like a fish out of water in class. Understand that this is okay and don’t beat yourself up. This method is intense but if you give it a chance, it can be life changing!