Who would benefit from taking a Corporate Fitness Class (and why)?
Everyone benefits from participating in our corporate fitness classes. There is nothing better than getting the blood flowing in the middle of the day with exercise and then heading back to work with more energy and better focus!
How much space is required?
Cleared out board rooms or meeting rooms are ideal areas, but we can work within most spaces. If we know beforehand, the instructor can tailor classes to small spaces, or we could look for alternatives outside, if the weather permits.
It sounds tiring. What kind of fitness level do you need to participate?
People with all levels of fitness can participate in these classes. All exercises and activities in the class have easier and more challenging options to make sure everyone can comfortably participate. We can tailor individual exercises around injuries and limitations to make sure no one misses out. The best result for our instructors is to see participants moving from the easier to more challenging options over time
What kind of exercises do you do in the class (do you use equipment – if so what)?
We do use some equipment in the programs, but our classes focus mainly on bodyweight exercises. We target core strength and stability, and focus on correct technique for exercises that aim to build overall strength. Mixed with this we have fun cardio activities to get the heart rate up, and some stretching/lengthening activities to counteract those long hours at a desk.
What if you’ve never been to a gym before – can you still take the class?
Absolutely! It is even a great way to find out what attending a gym class is like, and build up a base level of fitness, before signing up to a gym membership
What if you’re a bit uncoordinated…do you do complicated ‘routines’?
The circuits are simple and each activity is explained by the instructor before you start. The instructor is there to help if you are finding something particularly challenging, and can give you alternative options to try. You won’t stand out as our regulars all have different strengths so people are often doing different activities during the class.
What should you wear and what should you bring?
Loose and comfortable clothing. We recommend a good pair of shoes, a water bottle and a small towel.
Is there anything staff need to do to prepare for a Corporate Fitness Class?
Just show up on the day! If you have any concerns, chat with your doctor or pop in before the class to chat with the instructor!
What are the mental/physical health benefits of a fitness class?
Exercising during work time can increase energy, and improve focus and overall mood. It is fun and makes you feel great after! Exercising gives your brain a break from something that was possibly blocking you, and allows you to come back to work with fresh ideas, improved memory/clarity, while reducing stress and anxiety. It is also a great chance to spend time with colleagues away from the desk!
Physically, participating in regular exercise classes can assist with heart health, improved immune system and disease prevention, as well as aid in weight management, injury prevention and improved strength.