We want you to feel confident and excited about your first Shed 'n Shred workout which is why we are answering all of your questions here. However, if your question is not answered here, please feel free to contact us by clicking on the "Contact" tab above. Someone will get back to you shortly.
DO I NEED TO PRE-REGISTER FOR CLASS OR CAN I JUST SHOW UP?
You do not need to Pre-Register online, however, we would love to hear from you before your first class. You may contact us through the Contact Page or by registering for our newsletter.
When attending your first class; please arrive 5-10min before the class is scheduled to begin to fill out a waiver and get to know your coach. Your first class is FREE, so enjoy your first class on us and you will have the opportunity to register after class with the forms provided by your coach.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST CLASS?
Each class is completely different leaving your mind stimulated and your body continually progressing. You can expect to do exercises that involve your own body weight for resistant (ex: squats & push-ups). You may also be using dumbbells, bands or medicine balls for added resistance. We believe that HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is not just a trend, but one of the best ways to Shedding Fat and Shredding Muscle. We create intervals by doing sprints, battle rope drills, bear crawls and more.
WHAT FITNESS LEVEL DO I NEED TO BE AT TO JOIN?
During your first week your coach will be evaluating your form and physical conditioning. After your first week, your coach will have a better understanding of what your capabilities are and know how hard to push you. Each class is designed for both men and women of all ages (over 16). We have both male and female coaches to help keep our program diversified. We have all levels and fitness backgrounds signing-up for Shed ‘n Shred Fit Camp.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS TO CLASS?
All year long: Wear a "good" pair of cross-training or running shoes! This is very important in preventing shin splints, falling down (because of lack of support) and joint pain in your lower extremities. You'll want to have support for your ankles and avoid knee/hip injuries.
Spring: Layer your tops. You may want to wear a light long-sleeved shirt on top of a sleeveless shirt. Shorts or capris are recommended. Pants will make you too hot.
Summer: Please DO NOT wear hats in the hot summer months. Hats keep heat locked in when your body is trying to release the heat. Tank tops and shorts are recommended.
Fall: Layer your tops. You may want to wear a light long-sleeved shirt on top of a sleeveless shirt. Shorts or capris are recommended. Pants will make you too hot.
Winter: Hat, Gloves, Wear lots of Long-Sleeved layered top and Pants. Yoga pants are highly recommended as they offer flexibility through your movement. As your body warms-up through the workout it will be nice to get a little relief by taking off a layer.
HOW LONG ARE THE SHED 'N SHRED FIT CAMP CLASSES?
Each class is one hour long. We may cut the class shorter in the hot summer months and we might run a little over in the fall/winter months.
CAN I STILL COME TO CLASS IF I NEED TO ARRIVE LATE OR LEAVE EARLY?
We understand that you have a life outside of class; if you need to leave class early or arrive late- it is fine by us. We would rather you workout for 30 minutes than not at all.
WILL I ALWAYS HAVE THE SAME COACH?
Each class location has its own coach. We find that it's important to connect with your coach so they can know you personally and see what you are capable of, that way they can challenge you in an educated manner. However, if that coach has something come up, then you will have a substitute coach. Typically the owner (Hilary) will step in and instruct the class when a coach has another obligation.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO CLASS?
-Yoga/Fitness Mat or Beach Towel, to lay on when doing exercises on the ground
-Hand Towel, for wiping your sweat
-Heart Rate Monitor (optional)
-A good pair of running or cross-training shoes. You should have a track on the bottom.
IS SOMEONE GOING TO BE YELLING AT ME?
Absolutely NOT! Although we have a coach that is a marine we promise that there will be no yelling here! Our coaches will make you sweat, but they won't make you hurt! We pride ourselves on educating you on training safe while offering support and encouragement.
PLEASE DO NOT leave any valuables in your car. It would be safer to leave all valuables at home or put it in your trunk BEFORE you come to the park. Also, watch your surroundings when you are leaving class, especially when it is getting dark outside. Try to walk with someone else to the parking lot.
WHAT ARE SOME WAYS THAT I CAN SAVE MONEY?
1.) For every referral that you send to Shed 'n Shred Fit Camp (& signs up) we will give YOU $25 credit.
2.) Also, send us a positive Yelp Review and we will give you a FREE class!
WHAT MAT DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT I BUY?
Your mat is a very important investment. Think about it- you use it to lay on your spine, your knees, elbows, wrists etc. Your joint are relying on you to be good to them and offer them the ultimate comfort and support. You will find our coaches using WellnessMats-FitnessMats at most of their classes and the reason being is to give you that very support.
To Order: http://www.wellnessmats.com/Articles.asp?ID=297
Use Discount Code: "hilary" for 20% Discount
WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT OPTIONS?
At this time we are only taking online payment via Paypal. Visit the "Book" Page to purchase your classes.
- First Class Free!
- Single Class Only- $15.00
- Unlimited Monthly Classes (12+ Classes/m0)- $95
- 10-Class Punch Card (Expires in 6 months)- $100
IS CLASS CANCELED WHEN IT RAINS?
A little rain won’t kill ya! However, class will be canceled when thunder and lightning are present. We will be posting on both the Facebook “Like” Page www.facebook.com/shednshred and on the Facebook Group Page. Please be sure to check both of those on rainy days. You are encouraged to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as well. Otherwise, just dress accordingly (layers, weatherproof jacket, etc). We usually offer 2 makeup classes a month (on Saturdays) to offset any cancellations. If we cancel a class it’s not a free pass to have an “off” day. We encourage you to do the sample workout that we will post online along with the cancellation notice.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Results vary based on the individual. A few things to consider are how hard you are pushing yourself in class, what you are eating (and drinking) outside of class and your stress levels. Let’s assume you adopt a healthy eating regimen and attend 3 classes a week- you can expect to lose anywhere from 1-5 lbs/wk consistently until you hit your bodies “happy” or “comfortable” weight.
WHAT IF I MISS A CLASS, CAN I GET A REFUND?
We have past workouts at Facebook.com/shednshred which you can follow when you go out of town or do on our off days to make up your missed workout. Unfortunately, we will not be offering any refunds or credits on missed classes.
WHAT IF I GET SICK OR INJURED OUTSIDE OF CLASS AND CANNOT ATTEND SHED ‘N SHRED ANYMORE?
Unfortunately, it is against our policy to offer any refunds. If you get sick or get an injury we can still alter your workouts so that you are able to still come. We have many clients that have had major injuries, surgeries and other have physical limitations. If your injury is serious and you need to no longer attend class, we can hold a credit for you for 6 months max. For example: If you purchased the Unlimited Class Monthly and are only 2 weeks in and then get injured, we will hold your 2 paid weeks for you until you're able to come back (up to 6 months). However, if you are sick and have a fever DO NOT come to class until you are fever-free for at least 24- hours. We often offer makeup days (on Saturdays) as well as FREE events that you are more than welcome to attend when you are well. If you have to take a week off to get better please do so! Then, when you return just alert your coach and they will adjust the workout for you.
WHAT IF I START TO FEEL SICK OR GET INJURED DURING A SHED 'N SHRED FIT CAMP WORKOUT?
Speak up! We are going to make the classes hard, but you shouldn’t feel intimidated. We’ve all gone to workouts or classes at one point or another and either felt sick or got a nagging injury. To avoid feeling sick the best thing you can do is fuel your body properly (see below). Also, if you haven’t had enough water and are dehydrated, this can also make you feel sick or dizzy. The workouts should be hard, but not painful! If something feels painful or not right, let us know and we will tell you what to do and get you extra help if you need it.
WHAT IF I AM SORE, SHOULD I STILL COME TO CLASS?
Yes! Soreness is expected once you begin any new routine. Soreness will suppress after a couple weeks of training. If you are in real pain....let us know and we can modify your workout. However, cardio and a moderate workout usually help the soreness to go away faster, believe it or not!
We offer Foam Roller/Partner Stretching Sessions before and after class. These sessions are 30-minutes long and are an additional $45/ea. This is one of the most effective ways to reduce soreness, increase flexibility/range of motion and preventing injuries. Message us at email@example.com to schedule your one-on-one appointment.
WHAT IF I AM NOT A RUNNER?
You don't have to be, in fact, most of the participants are not runners. Most of the “cardio” you will be doing will be in an interval format with lots of breaks. This is the most efficient way to burn fat and get results.
WHAT SHOULD I EAT BEFORE AND AFTER CLASS?
Nutrition is going to be your secret weapon to Shedding the Fat and Shredding your Muscle! All the blood, sweat, and tears you may shed during your workouts will be a wasted if you are not fueling your body properly.
Shredder Rules For Nutrition-
1.) Stay Hydrated- Drink at least 1/2 your body weight in ounces a day.
2.) Eat a snack at least 1 hour before class
3.) Don’t show up to class if the last thing you ate was at lunch (6 hours prior). You won’t have energy!
4.) Always have these on hand:
A little bag of raw almonds
Protein Powder & Shaker Cup
Fruit (Apples, berries, etc)
5.) After class, try to eat dinner within an hour so that your muscles will recover faster. If you know you won’t be able to eat dinner for at least 2 hours then drink a Protein Shake as your are driving home. This will help with muscle recovery and prevent you from over eating when you get home. Just because you are burning extra calories, doesn’t mean you can eat more! Be mindful of what you are eating and how much. See our resources below for tips on healthy eating.
WHAT ARE SOME WAY I CAN MAXIMIZE MY RESULTS WITH SHED 'N SHRED FIT CAMP?
To see results faster we recommend that you add an additional 2-3 days a week of work on your own. You will be get incredible results from Shed ‘n Shred Fit Camp alone, but adding in a couples day of work will enhance your fat loss.
Choose the "Off-Days" Program below that matches your personal goal best…
“Shed the Fat” (aka lose weight)-
Add Endurance (Cardio Workouts) 2-3 extra days a week.
Examples: Run or Long-Walks, Bike (or Spin Class)
Tip: Keep your heart rate steady for at least 20-30min. Gradually increase the duration as you get more fit.
“Shred your Muscle” (aka add/sculpt your muscle)
Add Resistance (Weight Training Workouts) 2-3 extra days a week.
You can use machines at your gym or use dumbbells that are medium/heavy for you. Aim for about 12-15 reps and do at least 2-3 sets.
Purchase a Heart Rate Monitor. Garmin and Polar are two popular brands. A heart rate monitor will help your instructor see how hard you are working. A heart rate monitor also tells you how many calories you burned during the class and gives you a goal to achieve in the next class.