of our Classes:
To promote the maximum increase in fitness in the
shortest most EFFICIENT manner. Safety
Number One concern.
to offer a fitness class to get you motivated about getting
into the best possible shape. We try to change the
routine for every class, to expedite maximizing your overall
fitness level. We feel that adding our classes to your
health and fitness plan is just one of the many facets of a
complete fitness program.
we do either 30 minutes of cardio or 45 minutes of cardio
(both time frames include the warm-up).
continuously monitor signs of EACH student to assess their
overall well-being. This of course is somewhat subjective;
however, some signs of stress are readily apparent and must
be taken seriously. In other words, if ONE or more student(s)
is struggling with a routine, we immediately show
alternatives geared towards reducing the heart rate.
Although we offer different intensity levels, from Beginners
to Advanced, it is still important for us to watch each and
every student. The number one rule in our classes is
safety. If we feel that the class is not challenging
enough (our perceived exertion), we bring the level up and
if the intensity is too high, we bring the level down.
Those that are intermediate or advanced are encouraged to
maintain a level that suits their particular situation.
use in Class:
it is very important to use Hand Weights in our classes.
Although it seems that some moves may appear repetitive,
please keep this in mind: The number one goal of
resistance training is RESULTS. Re-inventing the wheel for
the sake of doing something "new" is sometimes
counterproductive. For example, trying a newfangled way
to work your bicep is unnecessary, as the old fashioned
"curl" has yet to be surpassed in terms of safety,
simplicity and efficiency in building the targeted muscle.
In a normal weight-lifting routine, it is not uncommon for a
typical workout to entail 12 to 15 reps per set with 3 sets
of each targeted muscle group. What we do in 10
to 13 minutes, normally takes up to one hour or more in the
weight room! While there are some excellent "new' moves,
remember that the "old" ones are usually just as
efficient... besides, your muscles really don't know the
difference! There is nothing fancy or "new" to do in a
weight workout. If you see serious bodybuilders or read
Muscle or Fitness Magazines, you will see that the proven
weight workouts are the same old ones used everyday! If
you find that a particular exercise is too easy, the best
advice is... increase the increment of your hand weights.
Sample Structure of our
8-10 minutes of warm-up
20 - 33 minutes of cardio
(Depending on the workout - The time could go as high as
Heart Rate & Rate of Perceived Exertion observed
1-3 minutes of Stretching if needed.
Students get a drink of water (as needed) and
grab their Hand Weights
10-13 minutes of Hand Weights
(Depending on the workout - The time could change to
under 12 minutes.)
1-2 minutes of Stretching if needed
13-14 minutes of Mat workout (or Focus Mitts in a
Last few minutes of Stretching/Cool Down
We do our best to expose our students with the most widely
accepted ways to perform a cardio move, from Beginners to
Advanced Students. We emphasize proper form when performing
cardio moves and using your Hand Weights. Heart Rate
Monitoring is used to help instructors make sure you are
within a safety zone when in class. (Keep in mind that
Instructors heart rates are a little higher when teaching)
What is expected from you? It is up to you to workout
within the limits of your ability. It is up to you to
follow the instructors and do your best to perform the moves
correctly. When we encourage you to "do just one more set''
(in cardio or weights), it is our intent to motivate you and
help push you a little further in your training.
Although the majority of students are more than
satisfied with our programs, there is no such thing as a one
size fits all when it comes to fitness programs. If we are
not what you are looking for in a particular class, you may
wish to try another one of our classes with a different
routine emphasis. We strive to stay current with the
fitness industry via workshops & certifications, and have
numerous training sessions within our company to continue to
motivate the students and offer high quality programs in the
community. Most importantly, we try to have fun!!
Missing Class for some reason
receive many questions regarding our "make-up policy".
Sometimes space is limited in our classes and those students
are disturbed that people that not registered for that
particular day encroach upon their “reserved space”.
Also, the facility frowns on a student making up a class in
another class. They feel, the only way a class has a
make-up day, is when the actual facility has to close
down for some reason (e.g., a water pipe leak, because of
the weather, or because the Instructor is absent and doesn't
have a sub to conduct class).
Fitness Motivators has no problem with you making up a
class. You can make up your missed class, but it is best to
keep your scheduled dates. Your makeup class will have
to be in the current session you are registered in.
(Meaning, you cannot make up a class once the session ends.)
Please limit this to one missed
I was warned once again that there are "absolutely
no prorated registration fees allowed no matter when one
sign up for a class" Please keep this in mind and
register early for your class. Thank you!
Bring a Guest to Class
having your guests come in for a workout! You can have as
many guests come to your class, as long as it is no more
than one visit, each guest, per class that you are
registered in for that session. There are a few reasons we feel it is
important to have you bring your guests in for a great
1. Your guest can see you in a different environment and
can cheer you on in your quest for better health &
fitness. Plus, your guest will be proud of you to see
how hard you workout!
2. Your guest will benefit from our class, even if it is
just for one day!
3. Your guest may like it so much that he or she will
sign up in the class! If this happens, you would have
someone to come to class with and make it a team effort
on your fitness goal!
This information was created by Debbie Lim Arena,
Master Instructor of Fitness Motivators.
Always have a medical
evaluation before starting any new physical activity. If you
have chest pain or dizziness during any physical activity,
stop and call your health professional. This information is
not intended to replace the advice of a doctor.