Yoga and barre are both great ways to become more centered, to slim down, and to build your strength and endurance. This is especially true for our bootcamp style classes which we offer across our six studio locations. Read on to see how to prepare for these challenging classes, and what to expect when you get on your mat.
What To Expect
If you've attended a hot yoga class or one of our other heated class options before, you'll know that our heated yoga classes are, well, hot! However, we turn the heat down a bit for our bootcamp style classes. Barre Bootcamp is conducted at a temperature range of 80 degrees to 90 degrees, our YOD class is set at 90-95 degrees, and our Ignite classes are unheated. While the temperature is a bit lower than in some of the other classes, these classes combine an intense workout with a mix of barre, yoga, ballet, and sports conditioning. When you attend any of these classes, you should expect to get a thorough workout and sweat!
How To Prepare For Your Class
As with any tough workout, it's essential for you to properly prepare for your class to get the most out of your session. If you will be attending a morning session, you may want to eat a light but nutritious snack about 30 minutes before it such as a banana or yogurt with some berries. You should also drink 8 ounces of water 30 minutes before a morning session. If your session will occur in the evening, drink about half of your weight in ounces of water throughout the day. For example, if you weigh 140 pounds, try to drink 70 fluid ounces of water during the day before your session. Staying well-hydrated before you attend a bootcamp class is important, as you'll lose fluid throughout the sweaty class.
On that note, make sure to bring a towel with you to your class along with a bottle of water. You may want to wipe the sweat out of your eyes for comfort throughout the class.
How To Replenish After Your Class
You've made it! After finishing one of our bootcamp classes, it's important for you to replenish the electrolytes that you have lost through sweating. Plan to drink around 16 ounces of coconut or electrolyte water to help to replenish your electrolytes. Potassium and sodium in electrolyte water can help you to avoid some of the issues that are associated with dehydration such as muscle cramps. Also, plan to eat a healthy meal or snack after your class. Try to avoid eating simple carbohydrates and saturated fats - if you eat a nutritious meal, you will derive more benefits from your hot yoga class than you will if you instead reach for the cookie jar.
Get Ready to Sweat
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