Hot Yoga Questions?

Update : 5/10/14
We have 3 weekly Hot Yoga classes running now.
Sunday Trojan Free Fighters 11:00 £6
Monday Oxstalls campus 18:00 FULL
Wednesday Hayden Hill 20:00 £7.50 pay as u go. 4 species remain.
BOOK NOW. By text to 07831 680086
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You may be thinking about trying a Hot Yoga class with us but have some questions…
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I’ve Heard People Often Faint!
Many people find their first class is Horrible !
their second is OK and their third Good. But even if you struggle and have to rest or leave the room to cool down you will feel better and better in yourself. That’s why people get hooked, even if they’re not particularly bendy.
You will feel very, very hot. You may feel a bit tingly, dizzy or light headed. If you do, sit or lie down, ask for help or make your way into a cooler area.

Do I Need To Be Good At Yoga?
No, you can be a complete beginner. Obviously if you do other fitness training or sport you’ll be bodily aware and be able to find positioned a bit quicker.
Everyone in class will find restrictions and tight areas in their body, but remember ‘Practise makes perfect’ most important these sessions are YOUR practise. There is no Right or Wrong way to do Yoga – just a better way to work towards.

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How Long Till I Feel Good At Hot Yoga?
Bikram beginners yoga class is a real barometer on how well you are caring for your body. Many factors affect your class, including diet, hydration, sleep, and stress. Hydration includes water and electrolytes I use Coconut water in the hours leading up to a class. You may learn the hard way that caffene affects your hydration, two cups of coffee and a Red Bull before class just won’t do it!
When you know you’re are coming to Hot Yoga you must prepare the day before.

Is Hot Yoga Dangerous?
Danger is living your whole life ignoring the signals your body gives you. Bikram yoga helps you become aware of those signals. It’s not about being tougher than someone else. Don’t go into a posture so deeply that it generates sharp pain. Focus on your breathing throughout evey posture. Discover which muscles you can relax in each position. And always remember that the most important posture is Corpse Pose.

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How Often Should I Practise?
Do ten classes and you will be amazed at the results. Practice for a year and your life will be transformed.
I teach 4 times a week and really feel the difference in my other training if I miss my deep stretch- if I could I’d teach Hot Yoga more than once each week – maybe if you want more we can do that for you?

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Will There Be Chanting or Meditation?
NO – is the short answer. My background is in Fitness, Teacher Training and definitely NOT Chakras, Oriental Medicine or making wild health claims for specific poses. If you decide to include these areas of Yoga in your practise that’s completely fine.
I see my role is making this fabulous movement method relevant and valuable to as many people as possible.

We look forward to helping you get the best out of each session – remember if you want help in class – Call Out! If you have a question – Just Ask…

New Monday, Wednesday & Friday Fatloss Workouts

METABOLIC EFFECT
Metabolic Effect-

What is Metabolic Effect and how does it work?

Rest Based training is unique the client rests when they want and need to!
In fact the more you rest the better your results!!

ME training is a unique type of exercise utilizing multiple joint movements and full body exercisies to create a “ripple effect” on the metabolism. ME training provides real results in less time by:

* Using full body exercises so clients burn maximum calories in minimum time

* Generating the correct intensity to release hormones for fat burning.

* Creating an increased metabolism that lasts hours and even days after exercise (the metabolic “ripple” effect)

* Adding fat burning “lean muscle” to the body so clients burn more calories at rest.

* Using exercises that develop enhanced body function and increased fitness

•Constantly changing the workout so the body never knows what’s coming

What are the benefits?

ME training provides results simply & efficiently. There is no cumbersome equipment, no distractions, and no thinking. Group-personal trainers guide clients through the workout 1 exercise at a time taking the guess work out of exercising. All the client has to do is show up ready to work, the trainers will do the rest. Exercises develop strength, balance, coordination and endurance using weighted resistance, bodyweight, gravity and inertia.

ME offers several options with outdoor, or indoor fitness centers. The beauty of ME training is all fitness levels can participate in and benefit from the workout. This is how it works: Workout intensity is individualized by using heart rate (HR). 3 numbers are important for HR:

1) Max HR- The fastest a client’s heart rate can beat estimated by age

2) 74% of max HR- The level most people burn the max. Fat

3) 85-90% Max HR- Level most need to create a metabolic ripple

Workout intensity is individualized by using exertion rates. The ME Exertion Scale (MES) uses a score from

1-4 to guide intensity.

Metabolic Exertion Scale:

1. You are at rest and your muscles are not being exerted

2.You are at moderate exertion, you can still talk, and feel moderate muscle discomfort

3.You are at high intensity, you no longer want to talk, and/or your muscles are nearing failure or are burning

4.You are at extreme intensity, you have to stop or slow exercise, and/or your muscles have reached full mechanical and/or metabolic fatigue (a ME point).

Clients may defer to minimal exertion activities once they have reached a ME Point. These are known as Defaults and include walking, jogging, jumping jacks, or other low intensity movement. The workout proceeds at the pace of the individual participants. They can get water and rest whenever they need to.

The Metabolic Effect is known in exercise research as “excess post exercise oxygen consumption” or EPOC. EPOC is the technical term used to describe the ripple effect that leads to increased caloric consumption for long periods after exercise. Increases in certain hormones during the ME workout ensure these calories are fat calories, making the body a fat burning machine for hours and even days after activity. Climbing a flight of steps provides an example of EPOC. While walking up the steps, breathing is challenged, however it is not until the top is reached that breathing becomes most difficult. EPOC is representative of this phenomenon on a much larger scale. Since the amount of oxygen consumed is directly related to how much fat is burned, small increases in oxygen consumption added throughout the day lead to significant burning of fat. Since ME training has both a hormonal and caloric effects, it is able to deliver superior results in less time than most exercise programs.

JaxAllenFitness.com is the ONLY place you’ll find true Rest Based Training the Metabolic Effect way in Cheltenham.

Tips Before You Start Hot Yoga

Hot Yoga Tips #1
Bring to class: a water bottle, a beach-size towel, and your yoga mat ( although we have a nice padded floor- so don’t worry if you don’t have one)

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Hot Yoga Tips #2
Wear lightweight, form-fitting clothes. Women typically wear shorts, a sports bra, and a tank top and men usually wear shorts and a tank top or go shirtless.

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Hot Yoga Tips #3
No mobile phones on the mat. Secure your phone and keys in lockers.

Hot Yoga Tips #4
Drink plenty of water, including an extra litre on the day of class. Try coconut water.

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Hot Yoga Tips #5
Avoid eating heavy foods in the two hours prior to your class. It is best to come on an empty stomach.

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Hot Yoga Tips #6
Arrive 10-15 minutes early to class the first day so we can give you guidance and help you find the right spot in the Sweat Box.

Hot Yoga Tips #7
Class will begin as promptly as possible; in order to respect the meditation of the other students, late arrivals (after 5-6 minutes) will not be admitted.

Hot Yoga Tips #8
Be prepared to sweat a lot and have LOTS OF FUN!

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Most important if you want a spot in class you must remember to book!

My Hot Yoga classes run on Sundays 11:00 from 3/8/14 at
Trojan Free Fighters
Martial Art School
Cheltenham
GL51 8PL
07976 001161

Or text me on 07831680086
Email jaxallenfitness@gmail.com

Eat Clean. Train Smart. Feel Great!