Do I have to have a certain level of fitness before becoming an Active Soul?
Not at all! All fitness levels are catered for with lower and higher intensity options for each exercises and training sessions are structured so that you will be able to work at your own pace and level of fitness throughout.
What should I wear?
Wear what you are comfortable to train in. Loose clothing with a good pair of trainers is recommended as well as a hat / jacket depending on the weather. Sunscreen and insect repellent is kept handy if you ever need to use some - please don't hesitate to ask. Dress for the weather and come prepared!
What do I need to bring?
For you: A bottle of water and an old towel.
For your baby: Their favourite toy to keep them occupied, a Stroller with sun / rain protector, a dummy (if used), snacks or a drink if needed.
All equipment is supplied in both Outdoor Fit and Box Fit training sessions - weights, resistance bands, boxing gear, suspension trainer straps.. all of which is maintained, cleaned and disinfected regularly.
Where do we train and do I need to book in advance?
Sessions meet at a designated spot before moving to a local park for the majority of the workout. Because locations change, it is important to book in advance so you know where to go.. especially on a 'Travelling Day' where we don't actually settle in one place for the hour!
What happens if it rains?
Due to the nature of outdoor training, there will be occasions where the wind, rain, hot and cold temperatures will affect your training session. We aim to make your sessions as enjoyable as possible regardless of the conditions and try to find the the best locations to deal with the elements. Sessions go ahead unless the weather is absolutely extreme - so you are encouraged to come to training regardless - you could be pleasantly surprised! In the case of cancellation, you will be notified just prior to your usual session start time.
What are the group sizes and is there a limit?
Because Active Soul specialises in Boutique Outdoor Fitness, group sizes are deliberately kept small with a maximum of 12 and minimum of 6 in each session. This enables sessions to be personalised to the individual's needs and ensures correct technique in all exercisess is achieved. Small groups enable individual goals to be set and monitored over the course of the term and each person is supported and encouraged to achieve them to the best of their ability. If you are booked into a particular timeslot and numbers drop below six we will aim to offer you a spot in an alternative session or you may be able to invite friends along to make up numbers and introduce them to a healthy lifestyle.
What if I am having a low energy day and lack motivation?
It is better to attend and have a low intensity workout than not come at all! Just let us know and your training session can be adjusted if needed. Sometimes, it's the thought of exercising more than actually doing it that's the hardest part.. and once you get out there and give it a go, you feel better for it!
How do I pay for Active Soul training sessions?
To offer a progressive training program it is encouraged that you sign up for the 10 week term. Concessions are available for 1 session pw / 2 sessions pw as well as unlimited. Not only this, but it is the best way to get into regular routines, guarantee your space in a session and help you commit to regular exercise sessions. Casual sessions can also be purchased if you would rather not commit to a concession. Payments can be made online or by cheque or cash.
Can I sign up half way through the term?
Absolutely. As soon as you are ready to exercise we are happy for you to join us. Just come along for a free trial and then you will be set up on direct debit for the remainder of the term.
What if I sign up for a term and miss a session (or more due to illness) ?
If you cannot make your session due to being delayed at work, illness or social commitments we ask you to let us know as soon possible so we can be sure of group sizes. Our cancellation policy asks you to text or phone with 24 hours notice, which will result in you being able to catch up that session later in the week or term. In the case of a serious injury / illness that prevents you training for more than 2 weeks, please contact us to discuss further options. A doctors certificate will be required to receive a refund (minus the sessions you have already attended), or alternatively, the remainder of your sessions can be transferred to the following term.
What if I decide I don't want to continue training despite signing up for the term?
No refunds, credits, or transfers are given for partially attended sessions or terms, however special circumstances such illness or injury will be taken into consideration on a case-by-case basis.