Frequently Asked Questions
All classes begin promptly at 6:30 AM on the basketball court in Holly Park. Classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Please arrive 5 to 8 minutes early to be ready to start the workout on time!
You’ll need good cross training shoes and loose, comfortable layers of clothing. Protecting your hands, feet, ankles, knees and back is very important, so be aware that the terrain may be rough and uneven. Also recommended are: drinking water, a towel, a mat (such as a yoga mat), a pair of light weight (2 to 5 lb.) dumbbells, and workout gloves. We work out rain or shine, so rain protection may be necessary!
If you can commit to at least 3 days per week, you’ll get the best possible chance of improving your fitness level. Keep in mind that rest is also very important for rejuvenation, injury prevention, and muscle growth. If you are training with a specific goal in mind, such as a marathon or significant weight loss, working out 4 to 5 days per week will do the most to maximize your results.
Cancellations will be kept to a minimum, so appropriate rain gear may be necessary. We will work out in light rain, fog, or winds. If the weather is very cold, rainy or miserable, class will be cancelled. Your coach will alert you to any cancellations within the hour of your workout. In the event of a cancellation, a makeup workout will be held the following week. You will receive an email regarding any cancellations or rescheduling.
Yes! Men and women of all ages are welcome. Take the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PDF) to determine if you’re ready to start now.
It’s easy. All participants just need to complete the registration form and make payment either online or in person. New participants are also required to complete two brief forms: the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PDF) and the Informed Consent form (PDF). Payment is cheerfully accepted via PayPal, by check or in cash.
You can double your workout benefits if you give special consideration to the following:
Set specific goals. Write down the changes you want to make with your deadline in mind. We can help you establish and reach your goals.
be truly present. Express the power of presence by bringing forward all your intelligences: mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical. If you choose to be fully present during Workout On The Hill, you optimize your chance of making a connection that ultimately creates lasting change in how we see ourselves.
Do your best. When you give your best in any situation there is no more that need be done! Keep in mind that your “best” is better on some days than it is on others.
Hydrate. Drink water before, during and after your workout for optimal performance. Dehydration results in early fatigue and a loss in coordination skills, and perception of thirst is not a reliable indicator of whether or not your body needs water. Drink one to two glasses of water (8 to 16 oz.) at least an hour before you work out. If possible, drink another glass 15 to 30 minutes before starting exercise. Drink 3 to 6 ounces every 10 to 15 minutes during exercise. Consume 16 to 24 oz. after exercise – whether you feel thirsty or not.