WHAT IS A TYPICAL CLASS LIKE?
There is no ‘typical’ class. Each instructor is different and each session is varied to stop both your mind and body getting bored. It’s a whole body workout designed to improve your stamina, speed, agility and strength in a fun and interesting way. We guarantee that some of the exercises we do will be completely new to you.
At each class participants are divided into ability groups. Classes start with a warm up followed by at least 50 minutes of individual, pairs and team exercises, we end with a cool down and stretch.
Instructors and members are a friendly bunch and are always keen to welcome a new face. We make sure that each individual works to their own level of fitness within the group. It’s a real skill, but our instructors have year’s worth of experience.
DO I NEED TO BE SUPER-FIT?
No – but you do need to be committed to improving your level of fitness with a good workout. Don’t worry if you lack motivation – we’re here to help you get fit. We cater for all levels of fitness by dividing the class into ability groups, blue for beginner, red for intermediate and green for advanced.
Most people start in the Blues. If you’re unsure, speak to the instructor when you arrive at the venue and they’ll recommend which group will suit you best.
DO I NEED TO CHECK WITH A DOCTOR BEFORE I GO TO A CLASS?
You should complete and sign our health questionnaire (it’s part of the free trial class registration process) and hand it to your instructor before you start your first class. Women who are pregnant should check with their GP before starting any classes.
CAN I REGISTER AT ANY TIME?
Yes, once you’ve registered online an email will be sent to your inbox. Here’s what you have to do to activate your free class trial.
STEP 1 – Your health questionnaire will be attached to this email, print this out take it with you to
STEP 2 – Check the class times at your chosen venue and be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the class starts.
STEP 3 – Hand your health questionnaire to the instructor when you arrive in the park and enjoy your class!
I’VE REGISTERED ON THE WEBSITE – DO I NEED TO BOOK MY FREE TRAIL CLASS?
No, once you’ve registered online and you have received an email you simply check the details and turn up to your class.
DO I NEED ANY SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT?
A decent pair of outdoor running shoes is all you really need. Fashion trainers are not advisable as they offer little support or grip and you may run the risk of injury if you wear them to a class. Other than that, an old t-shirt on top and shorts, tracksuit bottoms or running leggings are ideal. Some exercises involve getting down on the ground so be prepared to get a little bit dirty – it’s part of the fun! Unfortunately we can’t guarantee the weather but we can guarantee that you’ll be sweating by the end of each session so make sure you have something warm to put on after the session has finished. Some people also like to wear a lightweight base layer, gloves and a hat during winter months.
If possible, please arrive in your kit as changing facilities in parks are limited – though we do try to position our meeting points close to public conveniences.
Specialist equipment – Apart from a good pair of running shoes any equipment required for the exercises will be supplied by the instructor.
WHERE DO I PUT MY VALUABLES?
Please try to avoid bringing valuables to the classes but if you have to do so, you may use the instructors’ or the Southwest Military Fitness vehicle to store your valuables/change of clothing etc.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN WATER?
You’re welcome to bring your own water and/or isotonic drinks for before or after the session. The instructors do carry plenty of water and there will be water breaks during the class. Please make sure you are hydrated before you arrive.