Q: Can I bring my child(ren) to Zumba with me?
A: As a general rule, I do not allow kids under 13 to participate in or attend the adult Zumba class for several reasons: 1. Kids have different physiological needs and may over heat during a normal Zumba Class 2. small children may trip up an adult participant--causing injuries to one or both people 3. The choreography and music selections may not always be suitable for children. 4. This is an adult class--many participants are teachers/moms who are looking forward to an adult break away from children for an hour---so it's most fun if only adults are present. Trade babysitting with a friend or enroll your child in a ZumbAtomic class for a movement class of their own. Thanks for understanding.
Q: Can I try my first class for free?
A: I'm sorry--I don't do a free class for the first one. I do have an easy Drop-In fee of $5. However if you decide to buy a package of classes you do get one free class for becoming a regular student! I like to reward my regular students as much as I can and only do freebies for them.
Q: If I buy a class package, how do I track my classes?
A: The day you buy a package you get one class free (the day you purchase). This way it gives me time to get your name on the white board with the number of classes your purchased and you just mark a class off any time you attend.
Q: Do I have to begin a class at the beginning of the month?
A: All Liv Fit classes are formatted to be experienced at any time. Participants who attend frequently will receive more benefit and increase their abilities, but the Liv Fit classes are a great 'now and then' kind of class too. Most classes have at least one new person each day. All participants are at different fitness, coordination and skill levels. Everyone is welcome and the energy of those drawn to these classes really magnifies that sentiment.
Q: Do I need to fill out a Registration Form every time I buy a package?
A: No--unless any information I need on it has changed, please just submit your payment for the package either in the Registration Box or the Drop-In Box (make sure cash is marked so I know who to credit it to!).
Q: The Kettlebell Class is just 30 minutes, do I still have to count it as a full class?
A: You are purchasing a package of classes, so whether the class is 30 minutes (Kettlebell) or 60 minutes it still is a complete class. It is up to the participant to determine how to use up their classes. Note that my class prices are extremely reasonable when most private group fitness/dance classes will range from $8-$12 per class in bigger cities.**Starting in Spring of 2012 I will now let Kettlebell participants mark just one class if they attend two kettlebell classes in the same week. It does not roll over from week to week though, so just attending once in a week still counts as one full class.
Q: What is KettleHIIT and how is it different then Kettlebell Class?
A: In KettleHIIT we will use High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) along with basic Kettlebell exercises in a Tabata training format to really challenge the body, increase strength and endurance and get a really intense workout. Modification are show to keep things low impact for beginners
Q: What is Cross HIIT?
A:This is a great cross training class for any active person. We use the Tabata style training method to make this 30 minute class VERY effective. Background knowledge of basic exercises is helpful as this class moves very quickly. We use a variety (never the same in any two classes) of High Intensity Interval Training aka HIIT exercises to take our bodies to their max--challenging the core, burning a lot of calories, increasing fast twitch muscle fiber as well as getting a great cardiovascular workout. Modification are shown to make this class more beginner ffriendly. This class is meant to be just a part of someone's exercise routine.
Q: What weight of Kettlebell should I buy?A:This depends on whether or not you already do weight bearing activity regularly and your current strength. To derive benefit from Kettlebells, you want to get a weight that challenges you. Generally 5lb and less won't (unless you are just starting to work out). For women, I would recommend buying a 10-20 lb Kettlebell to begin and learn form and technique with. For men, begin with a 15-25lb. Just suggestions
Q: What is Turbo Kick?
A: This challenging, 60-minute workout is an awesome mic os non-contact boxing, dance, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai and Athletic Drills. This is an ultimate anaerobic (strength) and aerobic (cardio-respiratory) workout complete with bouts of high intenisty intervals, specially designed strength and toning sections, all while rockin' out to the latest music. Be prepared to burn some serious calories all while improving coordination, strength, endurance, stamina, core and endurance!
Q: Who is Turbo Kick Suitable for?
A: This class is suitable for anyone that does not have any health issues (metabolic, orthopedic) and wanting to improve endurance, strength, core, coordination and flexibility. Also for anyone wanting a really fun workout!
Q: What should I wear to Turbo Kick?
A: Wear breathable clothing and shoes that are suitable for high impact, kicking, rotational and lateral movements. Bring LOTS of water and maybe a sweat towel and a mat.
Q: What is YoPi (Copyrighted to Liv Fit)?
A: Yopi is an innovative class created and designed by Liv intertwining flow yoga and Pilates to create a one of a kind full body workout. Each class leaves your body stronger, leaner, more supple and relaxed. With modification for beginners through advanced students--this class generally works for most people. Various types of music is used to give the class atmosphere for each part of the workout.
Q: How will YoPi Benefit me?
A: YoPi helps you build a stronger body as you challenge it through different poses and exercises. You will also increase your flexibility, build a strong core (muscles around the spine), improve your posture, improve balance and practice meditative ways to relax the mind and body.
Q: What should I wear/bring to YoPi?
A: Wear comfortable clothes you can move and stretch in. Students are encouraged to be barefoot. Bring a yoga or pilates mat.There are some mats available for purchase, please ask about it.
Q: What is Zumba?
A: Zumba classes fuse hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. With a low impact (Zumba Gold) and high impact class offered, everyone has the opportunity to see what this hot trend is all about. ‘Peace, Love, ZUMBA!
Q: What is the difference between Zumba and Zumba Gold?
A: Zumba Gold is lower impact versus the high impact of Zumba. It is appropriate for beginners, older participants and people just beginning to workout. The heart rate will still be raised, but choreography is more grounded and we always keep at least one foot on the floor. Different music and choreography is used in both, with a few that cross over.
Q: How many calories will I burn in Zumba?
A: Calorie expenditure is hard to determine without knowing your height and weight and all the personal factors effecting each individual body. However, studies have shown Zumba to burn between 600-1000 calories per hour!
Q: Do I have to know how to dance to take Zumba?
A: No! Dance experience is a bonus, but if you like moving to fun music, you will enjoy Zumba. The first class may be overwhelming, but moving to music gets easier with each class. Watch the instructors feet and only after you get the feet moving, then add in the hands. Let go of your inhibitions and have fun!
Q:What is Practical Pilates?
A: We'll use classic Pilates sequencing with some fun (and functional) contemporary additions to really lengthen and strengthen the body in a way that will not only tighten, tone and stretch your body, but also help make your every-day movement be efficient, fluid and strong. The class name lends itself to my appeal for everyone whether as a casual (or serious) athlete or just someone trying to get in shape; to be able to increase their ability in every physical endeavor or goal they pursue. We'll also use some extra stretching/recovery techniques I'll borrow from my Yoga instruction to help you balance out and correct muscle imbalances at the end of each class.
Q:What does Pilates benefit?
A: Pilates as a discipline is all about creating a very strong core (all major muscles group around the spine and hips) and although the name of the class will change, there will continue to be a lot of core challenge that I know many of you love.
Q: How does the class package system work?
A: Students who would like to get a better deal can buy a class package of 10 classes for $40 ($30 for academic students with ID). They will mark their class number off the board next to their name each time they attend class and may use it for any YoPi or Zumba (and Zumba Gold) class that is on the Liv Fit schedule.
Q: What if I want to attend class a lot, can I buy a bigger package of classes?
A: Yes! For those who are interested, there are larger class package options giving a financial break in the long run: A package of 20 classes is $70 and a package of 30 classes is $90. For real fitness fanatics you can pay $50 for one month of unlimited classes -- areally great deal if you plan to attend four classes or more each week.
Q: How long is my class package good for?
A: There are expiration dates on the class packages, but because sometimes unforeseen circumstances arise, there is a good amount of flexibility within the time frame allotted each package. The 10-class package expires 3 months from purchase. The 20-Class package expires at 4 months and the 30-Class option at 5 months.
Q: Can I give my class package to someone else.
A: Yes, but the person who takes your place must still fill out a registration form.
Q: I would like to give a class package as a gift, is that possible?
A: Call or email me with the name and class package you would like to purchase as a gift and I will print out a gift certificate for the person. The first day the person attends class, I will have them fill out a registration form then. What a great gift!