Everything You Need to Know About Bootcamp

Do you find yourself actively skipping over those bootcamp classes in your ClassPass studio lists? If you’re intimidated by the thought of intense instructors, impossible moves and a pace you can’t keep up with, you’re not alone. Working at Barry’s Bootcamp, I see many intimidated and skeptical faces enter our studio, unsure of what to expect. As a seasoned bootcamp pro, I love instilling confidence and excitement into others for bootcamp workouts, as it is one of the best additions out there to a well-balanced workout regimen. What’s the key to dominating your bootcamp class? Preparation. Follow my tried and true tricks in and out the studio in order to have your best bootcamp experience possible. You’ll wonder why you ever glossed over these types of reservations in the first place! How to prepare for bootcamp class Bootcamp classes are a combination of high-intensity intervals and strength training, which call for high levels of hydration and energy. It is important that you show up to class well hydrated and fueled (eat and drink a couple hours …

Everything You Need to Know About Pole Dancing

Whether you’re fretting over exercising in high heels and skimpy clothing or worrying about having an embarrassing fall, the thought of taking a pole dancing class can be scary. Truth? Pole dancing is actually a perfectly safe class where you can embrace your inner acrobat and enjoy a full-body workout. Plus, you’ll gain confidence, strength and moves that none of your friends have seen in real life. Here’s what you need to know: How to prepare for pole dancing A few basics: Don’t put on any body or hand lotion before class—it could make it nearly impossible to get a grip on the pole. And since this is a challenging core workout, make sure to give your food a few hours to digest before heading to class. You should be well-hydrated, but not full, when going to a class where you could potentially end up upside down on the pole. On the way to class, gear yourself up by listening to upbeat music, because you’re in for a party once you get there. You will laugh at yourself, as …

Everything You Need to Know About Boxing Class

If you’ve read about all of the fitness benefits of boxing, but feel too intimidated to give it a try, don’t. People of all ages and fitness levels take boxing classes. Typically, there is a mix of men and women who are all there to get an effective workout — and maybe relieve a little stress. In most studios, boxing classes focus on fitness, not fighting. You’ll find the environment supportive and welcoming to newcomers. The best way to overcome any hesitation about starting boxing is to know what you’re in for: How to prepare for boxing class Thirty minutes to an hour before class, fuel up with a light meal or snack of carbs, like beans or sweet potatoes and fruit or juice. Try to drink at least 22 ounces of water in the two hours before class starts. Boxing is a full-body, high-intensity workout, so you’ll want to reserve a class on a day you are fully rested. You do not want to take boxing the day after a brutal HIIT session. Most boxing instructors will …

Plane Snack Ideas

Meal prep is likely much lower on the list of pre-travel priorities than, say, doing laundry so you can pack clean clothes or locating your long-lost passport from the last jet-setting adventure. But there is a reason you’re reading this, and it’s because a healthy lifestyle is important to you. Airport food court options leave a lot to be desired, but eating smart while traveling is key to arriving at your destination feeling energized and refreshed. In an attempt to find that reasonable middle ground, this list of six healthy travel snacks are not only quick to make and simple to pack, but they’re also easy to eat in a tiny seat and won’t offend fellow travelers with their scent. But first, can you bring snacks on the plane? Can you bring snacks on a plane? Yes, you can bring snacks on a plane as long as they do not violate TSA rules on liquids, aerosols or other items. The liquid snack limits you to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per …

How to Know If It’s Time to Move On

Changing cities on your ClassPass membership is as simple as a few taps on an app. Doing it in real life? A bit more complicated. While people move for all sorts of reasons, it can be hard to identify the right moment to pull the trigger when there isn’t something pushing you to go somewhere new. Harder still is identifying whether you’re moving towards an exciting new adventure, or away from a situation that’s unhappy but fixable. After all, a post-breakup move is a lot harder to undo than a post-breakup haircut, so how do you keep yourself from making a rash decision? We asked three professional therapists in California and Florida, the two most transient states in the country, for their insight into the most positive indicators for making a move. You have an opportunity and you can’t miss it. When your move involves a concrete change that you know will help you get closer to the life you want, you should see it as a positive thing. “Good reasons to consider a move to a new …