FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What makes The Rise better than going to a gym or personal trainer?​


What The Rise offers that a gym membership doesn't is a personal support system that is mutually involved in your progress and achievements. For most people the problem is not that they lack a gym to work out at, but instead they lack the motivation to start, to stay consistent and the accountability to stay the course. Others simply don't know what to do when they begin. One-on-one sessions with a personal trainer can be as intimidating as they are expensive, ranging anywhere for $40-$100 a session. The Rise was created by personal trainers looking to eliminate this expense for clients, while still offering quality training support and individual attention. But above all The Rise was created to be a welcoming fitness community. We are a place to get fit at a pace that is right for you, a place to meet friends and place to have fun on your journey.​




What does "Boot Camp" mean? Will this be too much for me?​


"Boot Camp" just describes a style of instruction and execution of exercise. Do not let this term intimidate you. We assure you there will be no 'drill sergeant' shouting orders in your ear and no one will make you work beyond your capabilities or relative comfort level. Our trainers simply encourage and support you to do all that you can through positive reinforcement, problem solving and personal communication, with your safety as our prime concern. We ask that you work at a pace that is right for you, and you decide what pace that will be. As a group we take ample water beaks frequently and check in with each other advising further rest when exertion has gone beyond maximum capabilities.​




How long are workouts? Are they suitable for men and women? How many people will be at each meeting?​


Workouts range anywhere from 45 min to an hour. They can be performed by men or women with modifications for each and heavier weights for either. Two ACE Certified trainers will be instructing each meeting and there is a limit of 20 participants for each meeting however depending on attendance the number participants will likely be smaller.​




What does ACE Certified mean?​


ACE refers to the American Council on Exercise. It is the nation's leading trainer's association and is the authority on industry standards and guidelines. A trainer certified by ACE has passed an extensive certification exam based in anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology and ethics. It is the most well respected certification in the industry and must be renewed every two years via continuing education courses.​




What should I wear? Should I bring anything?​


Wear comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing, gym shoes and refrain from wearing jewelry. Bring a full water bottle and gym towel (Heart-rate monitor is optional).​




How should I prepare for The Rise?​


Please get a full night sleep of at least 7-8 hours prior to meetings. Do not skip any meals prior to meetings but refrain from eating 1-2 hours prior. Also, do not eat any food that have been known to upset your stomach prior, ex. Coffee, alcohol, spicy foods, large quantities of milk or medications that create nausea. If you are hungry before meetings single servings of fruit and vegetables are optimal. Please come to meetings promptly, prepared and on time as to not miss warm-ups and stretches which are vital to your safety and success.​




What if I'm not as advanced as others in camp?​


Camp is for people of all fitness levels. Do not be discouraged if other members are further along in their fitness journey than you are. You will get there. Plus there are modifications for almost every exercise we do so that it can be eased into by a beginner, or adapted for an advanced member. Its important to remember we are all working out with the same goal, to improve ourselves. Therefore, there is nothing to be embarrassed about.​




How does nutrition come into play?​


Nutrition is an essential and on-going part of our fitness journey and our lives. You can not attain your fitness goals with exercise alone. At camp nutritional guidelines which are easy to follow are made available to members at all times. But more importantly members will learn the current consensus for proper nutrition, the physiological mechanism for weight loss and gain as well as tips for success. All topics will be discussed regularly in an open forum each meeting.​




What are all these fitness terms like "Core-cardio", "Plyometrics", "Resistance Training" & "High Intensity Interval Training"? Why are these the best methods for working out?​


Core-cardio is just a form of aerobic exercise (specific intention to raise your heart rate) which focuses on movements which engage and strengthen your core. Plyometrics is any exercise in which muscles are repeatedly and rapidly stretched and then contracted (as in jumping high off the ground or in push-ups with a clap between them for example). The aim of plyometrics is to improve muscle power by way of explosive movements. "HIIT" is a method of performing exercises working up to a high intensity or pace from a lower intensity or pace. This benefits the cardiovascular system while attempting to burn a maximum amount of calories. Resistance training is performing exercises that either push or pull resistance away from or towards the body. These can be done with free weights, (dumbbells, barbells etc.) resistance bands or the weight of your own body (push-ups, pull-ups, & dips). These methods of working out have been clinically studied, developed and proven to yield the significant benefits the human body seeks from movement and exercise.




How do I cancel my membership?​


You simply go to "Contact Page" and send us a brief message indicating your desire for a cancellation as well as your name and time slot. For quality control purposes please let us know your reason for cancellation so we can better serve our members in the future.




What should I wear, what should I bring and when should I arrive for my first Yoga/Zumba Class?


For your first Yoga Flow class, be sure to bring a bottle of water, a towel and a yoga mat (no mat needed for Zumba). If you don’t have a yoga mat, no worries, we can lend you one free of charge. If possible wear fitted exercise clothes, ideally ones that wick away moisture. First-timers should also get to class 10 minutes before start time to meet your instructor and ask any questions or make payments if you'll be paying in person. We want to share our one-of-a-kind Yoga Flow and Zumba with everyone, so come to work hard and have fun!




Can I pay for class in person? Do you take credit card?


Yes, you can pay for class in person cash or credit/debit card. If you are paying cash please try to bring exact change as our instructor may not always have exact change for you. Please arrive 10 minute early if you will be paying in person.




Do I have to RSVP for class?


No need to RSVP or email us simply show up ready to rock!




What are some of the benefits of Yoga/Zumba?


There are countless benefits to our style of yoga. You’ll turn stress into sweat, rigid into fluid, and our community can turn strangers into friends. Plus, you’ll increase circulation, flexibility and strength, while enhancing sleep quality. A regular yoga practice (at least 3x/week) has been shown to improve the symptoms of many chronic diseases (e.g. arthritis, diabetes, and thyroid disorders). Zumba is a treat for you cardio vascular system with major benefits in calorie and fat burning. At its core, Zumba classes provide a large calorie burn through aerobic activity done with interval training in mind. Zumba is also a full body workout. It is both a dance class and a fitness class. Aside from its heart-health benefits, Zumba provides an endorphin fueled work out for the entire body.




How often should I practice Yoga or Zumba?


A successful yoga practice requires discipline, consistency and commitment. To experience the true benefits of a yoga practice, we recommend practicing yoga any where from 3 to 5 days per week. A practice of two to three days per week, if consistent, will create transformation over time. Develop the spirit of repetition and dedication in your yoga practice, and you will see fantastic results! Zumba can be done every day if your body recovery and soreness levels allow. The benefits never seize to come as you get better with your moves, confidence and cardio endurance. With 2 to 3 times a week of Zumba work outs you can see energy levels increase and weekly calorie deficits soar.





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