What to Expect (FAQ)
How big is the studio? At 2,362 sq. ft., we have two rooms for workouts. One is dedicated to APT suspension training and the larger room is for general small group training.
Is this just for the ladies? No, although most of our members are women, men our welcome as our sessions are co-ed.
What do I wear? Athletic or comfortable clothing that allows complete freedom of movement and allows you to stay cool. Women will want a good support or athletic bra. For footwear, invest in a good pair of great-fitting athletic shoes or if your feet are healthy and it is comfortable for you, we encourage you to try barefoot training for general small group training. You’ll want shoes in the APT studio.
Do I need to bring anything else? Have a water bottle handy to sip on during and after your workout to replace the liquids you’ll lose due to perspiration. We have cups on hand, should you forget, and a filtered water cooler for refills. Keeping yourself well hydrated also helps reduce muscle aches.
Do I have to be “in shape” before I start training? Absolutely not! Our programs are designed for your current fitness level. For safety reasons, we encourage almost everyone to start with a beginner session, but you may find the first session feels too easy. Even then, you may still be sore from doing movements your body is unaccustomed to making. Jumping right into an intermediate or advanced functional session (even if you think you are pretty fit) can be humbling when it turns out to be harder than you think! After the first session, if it felt too easy, talk to the trainer to see if another level might be right for you.
What if exercise hurts my knees, shoulders, or _______? While a bit of muscular discomfort or soreness is normal and okay to work through, we always, ALWAYS want to know if you are feeling it in your joints. Our workout sessions allow for a large degree of customization based on your particular needs, conditions and abilities.
I’m not feeling 100%. Can I still work out? You should perform workouts only when you are well-fueled, hydrated and well-rested. If you are a bit sore from previous exertion, a workout will probably help “loosen” tight muscles. You need to be aware and always alerting us to any possible health concerns, signs or symptoms. We are trained, but you need to know consider this list as well.
If you experience any of the following signs or symptoms during your workout, then STOP and seek medical attention:
- Unusual shortness of breath
- Chest pain or tightness
- Pain in neck or jaw or radiating down the left arm
What do I eat before my session? Whatever time of day you choose to train, it’s wise to know your body. We suggest most people eat a pre-workout snack or meal 1-2 hours beforehand. Some people do fine on an empty stomach, so be sure to know what works best for you. We DON’T want you to have a blood sugar crash because you skipped breakfast or lunch.
What do I eat after my session? After you train, your body will need to replenish and restore itself so be sure to eat a healthy snack, ideally with some protein, within one hour of completing your workout.
Your complimentary visit will look like this….
Depending on the time of day, either a trainer or receptionist will greet you at the door. You’ll remove your outdoor shoes and jacket and leave them on the racks provided. One of us will ask you to fill out a waiver and some brief paperwork.
We’ll show you around and have you get changed, if necessary. You’ll be directed to one of our two studios and introduced to the trainer that will lead your group session. Be ready to get sweaty! You’ll do a 5-7 minute warm-up, a 20-minute workout incorporating multiple components of fitness and 5-7 minutes of cooldown, stretching and breathing.