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Yoga FAQ's

Yoga Class

Can I do Yoga?
Of course you can! Young or old, there is no limit on learning Yoga. Indeed one of the best things about Yoga method is that it works so well for a wide range of people. Athletes and dancers love it, as do seniors, women rebounding from pregnancy, and people who are at various stages of physical fitness. It's suitable for everyone!


I'm not flexible - can I do Yoga?
Yes! You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that's a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis in order to take tennis lessons. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible. This newfound agility will be balanced by strength, coordination, and enhanced cardiovascular health, as well as a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.
 

Is Yoga tiring/exhausting? Will I get worn-out quickly?
Yoga is a gentle form of exercise that won't leave you 'puffed out' and thus avoids placing stress on your heart and lungs. But just because Pilates doesn't conform to the 'no pain no gain' mentality of other exercise regimes, don't think that it isn't an excellent route to increased fitness. Working at your own pace and working with mindfulness, you will gently notice your your stamina, strength and flexibility increase; stretching, lengthening and strengthening muscles as you do so. 
 

Will I lose weight through Yoga exercises?
In essence, Yoga is not a cardiovascular workout and burning calories or 'weight loss' is not it's main focus. Although Yoga postures help to strengthen, sculpt and tone the body, much more importance is placed upon on how the body feels, rather than how it looks, as we connect our mind, body and spirit through the use of our breath. The utlimate focus of yoga is to set another dimension alive within you that is beyond the physical. Yoga is a practice of self-care, reflection and study; a time to nuture, love and give back to yourself, creating harmony and peace from within, improving your overall wellbeing. Whether the number on the scale goes down or not, there are so many benefits through doing Yoga, and you will notice how much healthier and happier you look and feel through continued practice.
 

What do I need to begin?
You should wear comfortable, loose, easy-to-move in clothing that does not restrict movement.  We do not wear shoes in Yoga so no specific footwear is necessary. You are welcome to wear Yoga socks if you would prefer to.
 

What should I bring along to a Yoga class?
All equipment including mats will be provided to you at the class. However if you do own your own mat and would prefer to use it, please bring it along!

You will also need to bring with you a throw/blanket (we may use this is place under our knees and under the neck for support during some postures. It's also nice to drape over yourself in savasana (relaxation) at the end of the class)
 

How do I start?
Spaces are limited in these classes so pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. I take bookings from 8am onwards on the day of the class. Please contact me on 07545391056 to book.

 I will have to ask you a few questions regarding your health and physical wellness before you begin the class, as I need to know if you have any injuries or health problems that may effect you taking part in the class. This is so that I can deliver you a safe and effective class, that I can structure to suit your needs. Your safety and wellbeing are always the number one priority.
I look forward to welcoming you very soon!

Refunds for pre-paid 6-week block bookings can be arranged under certain circumstances when accompanied with a Doctor's note. Is it safe to exercise during my pregnancy?
Yes!  “Women and their care providers should consider the risks of NOT participating in exercise activities during pregnancy, including loss of muscular and cardiovascular fitness, excessive maternal weight gain, higher risk of gestational diabetes or pregnancy induced hypertension, development of varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis, a higher incidence of physical complaints such as dyspnea or low back pain, and poor psychological adjustment to the physical changes of pregnancy.” - The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC)
 
If I am pregnant, do I need medical clearance to join your classes?
Yes.  Because I care about you and your baby, a PARmed-X for Pregnancy Form must be signed by you and your healthcare provider (physician or midwife) prior to your participating in class. Please click here for a copy of this form. Please be sure to bring a copy to your first class as I don't make exceptions to this policy.
 
 
What will I be doing in the class?
'Fit Bumps' classes involve gentle toning and aerobic exercises to maintain fitness levels and stamina, strengthen the pelvic floor, improve flexibility and posture and help ease any aches and pains. These classes will also teach you relaxation and correct breathing techniques to release stress and boost mood and energy levels.
 
 
 
What should I wear/bring to Fit Bumps?
Proper athletic footwear is mandatory. I also recommend investing in a well-fitting supportive sports bra. Dress in comfortable layers and bring a water bottle, 2 pillows/cushions and a blanket (for our lovely relaxation section at the end of every class!)
 
 
I have not exercised in a long time.  Is it safe for me to join?
Yes. If you are healthy and your pregnancy is low-risk, I can help you ease back into a safe and functional exercise programme that will benefit you and your baby. The key thing is to listen to your body and work at your own pace!
 
How much are the classes?
Pay-as-you-go: £10 per class
Block-booking of 6 weeks: £48 (£8 per class)
 
 
What if I miss a class?
When you make a 6-week block booking you will be given a stamp card in which you can use to attend your 6 allotted classes. This card can be used within 2 months of purchase, so it gives you some breathing space in case you have to miss a class or 2! Alternatively you can always pay as you go, for example if you can only making alternating weeks.
 
Refund Policy: 
Refunds for pre-paid 6-week block bookings can be arranged under certain circumstances when accompanied with a Doctor's note.