Frequently Asked Questions
Are all of the classes suitable for me?
All classes are designed with every fitness levels in mind and are suitable for complete beginners. Options are given throughout every class to allow you to work to the best of your ability. If you have any medical conditions or injuries, please check with a doctor before signing up to a new exercise program and declare these on your medical questionnaire when you book in. If you are unsure, please get in touch beforehand, as I am always happy to have a chat and advise.
Who else comes to class?
All shapes, sizes and ages are welcomed into all our sessions. Our Boogie bounce class is suitable for children to attend with their parents from age 8+. Most clients that attend are aged 20- 50yrs but there is absolutely no upper age limit, we have some very capable young ladies in their 60s who regularly attend and give us a run for our money. Please check each class descriptions for minimum age suitability.
Are you starting or returning to exercise after Pregnancy?
When ever you feel ready to exercise, it’s very important to not to overdo it. Even if you’re feeling great after having your baby, your body will have gone through big changes and needs time to recover. Our Purestretch class is suitable from 6 weeks after a Vaginal birth and 12 weeks after a Caesarean, once you've had your postnatal check . Due to the intensity of both Kettlebell and Boogie Bounce sessions these are only suitable from 12 weeks after both types of deliveries. Please declare if you have had a pregnancy in the last six months on your medical statement as you will need to complete a postpartum readiness questionnaire before you attend your first session. I offer a safe return to exercise personal training package which is suitable any time you are ready after your postnatal check. Please get in touch for more details.
What should I know before my in-person class? Do I need to bring anything with me?
All our in-person classes are held at Prebendal farm community centre, Fowler Road, Aylesbury HP19 7QT. If you are using sat navigation, please stay on the main Fowler Road after you have turn right at the mini roundabout and we are approximately 50 metres along on the left-hand side. There is a shop next door and free parking outside the front of the community centre as well as on the roadside
Please arrive 15 minutes before your first session to be welcomed in and settled before the session starts. Please Check the individual class descriptions for what is needed for each.
What should I know before my first Live online or On demand class? Do I need anything?
Please wear suitable gym attire which may includes trainers.
Body tone sessions: You will need your exercise mat. Kettlebells or dumbbells may be required for some of the workouts.
Kettlebell sessions: You will need your own low weight kettlebells and an exercise mat. Kettlebells need to be made of cast iron .If you are unsure please make contact beforehand to check they are suitable for the style of the class. Kettlebells can also be purchased directly from me.
For Boogie Bounce sessions: You will need your own Boogie Bounce trampoline and an exercise mat.
For Purestretch sessions: You will need an exercise mat and for some sessions a yoga strap or a household substitute such as a dressing gown cord. Additional equipment may include a head pillow and or yoga block/s for support, spinal alignment and help to lengthen tight hamstrings. Please let me know if you think this maybe you and I can advise.
How do I access On demand classes?
Access is granted through your Gym catch account. You can purchase this using your current membership (if it is included) or by a credit or debit card.
How do I set up for online LIVE class?
These classes are delivered through Zoom and are LIVE and interactive. This allows me to not only see but fully coach and guide you all the way through your workouts. For those of you that may be a little camera shy there is always the option to turn off your camera. Please download Zoom from the app store onto the device you wish to use. If you are using a computer or laptop enter Zoom.us into the internet search bar and scroll down the page to download and install the program onto your device. You do not need to create an account to be able to use it.
Book into your class as normal via the Gymcatch page or gymcatch link and you will receive an invitation link and log in codes on your confirmation email. Log into your email account on the device you wish to use and click the invitation link which will take your directly to your session.
You can log into any booked session 10 minutes before the class start time, so please come and say hello!
All participants are put onto mute when the session starts, and the instructor is highlighted to appear on the main Zoom screen.
Please let me know if you would like to do a test run beforehand or have any other questions and I’ll be more than happy to help.
What happens if I am booked in but can no longer make my in person class?
Memberships : A minimum of 24hr notice is required to move your booking to another date or session. You must cancel your booking on our gymcatch page to automatically receive the credit.
Single class bookings: Unfortunately you will loose your session. Please still cancel so the class can start on time.
Can I download the booking app for free?
Yes, once you have created an account on Gym catch and are logged in. Scroll down the schedule screen to the bottom and click IOS or Android. The app will then automatically download to the device you are on.
What if I have already downloaded the Gymcatch app from the app store but cant find the classes?
Just enter Clare Fit into the fitness provider search bar and then click follow. This will then only show the Clare Fit timetable when using the app.
Still have a question?
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