Five tips for choosing a group exercise class and instructor . . .
IT CAN be overwhelming to find a suitable movement class, there are many options of exercise offered in numerous styles.
Here are five simple tips to help boost your confidence and avoid injury when looking for your next The GYROTONIC® method, Yoga or Pilates class.
You should complete a PAR-Q (Physical Activity Readiness questionnaire) before starting your first class. This provides the gym or studio and instructors with your health history.
A good instructor should screen participants at the start of every class by asking if there are any injuries. They should be able to provide modifications for your abilities during the class.
If you feel pain during a movement, then stop and notify your instructor. At no point in any class should you feel pain.
You may feel out of breath or fatigued but you shouldn’t feel in pain.
Most classes are levelled to ensure those with similar abilities are grouped together. To avoid injury it’s important you choose a level suited to where you currently are, not where you hope to be.
Check that your instructor has full qualifications and comprehensive training and experience, especially if you have an injury or special condition. If you would like help choosing a movement class that is right for you, please call Hara Beyond Movement Studio in West High St, Coffs Harbour 6652 4462.
Contact the professionals at Hara Beyond Movement Studio.