Starting YOGA classes …. at the Hot N Cool YOGA Club is fast & easy.
** Here are some tips to help you get going …
- Register – online and agree to the liability waiver after you have entered your personal information. We need a current phone number and a valid email address on file (in case we ever need to contact you about your account).
- Online Class Registration – cannot be made until you have set-up an account with us. After that is done, you can register online for all of your classes.
- Online Purchases – cannot be made until you have set-up your account; so, your very first purchase needs to be made at the club. The best time to do this is when you come to your first class. After your account is set-up, you can then register for classes and make purchases – online. Your account needs to have passes on it in order for you to do that. Otherwise, purchases can be made before or after every class.
- Your First Class – It’s best not to over-exert your body too soon; schedule your first class for a time when your body is rested and you have lots of time to enjoy the experience.
- Hydrate – This is one of the most important things to remember. Although you may be bringing water to class, keep in mind that it can take a few minutes for your body to absorb any water that you may consume. As such, it’s best to come to class hydrated. As well, it’s best to drink pure water, rather than soda or coffee; drinking an impure beverage will cause your body to use up water, rather than increase its supply.
- Energize – It’s best to arrive to your yoga class energised, ready to exercise. If you’re tired, you’re not going to get the most out of your work-out.
- Arrive with an empty stomach – Although it is important that you have the energy to exercise, it can be difficult to do so when you’re full. It is suggested that you not eat anything heavier than a small piece of fruit, or a small amount of yogurt, within two or three hours of your class.
- Dress appropriately – When arriving at a class, be sure you are wearing your yoga attire, or can change into it quickly. It’s best to wear something light and tight-fitted; Ladies are encouraged to wear sports bras. Avoid sweats, anything with long sleeves, pants and heavy shirts. The club can be very hot, so you want your clothing to breathe.
Before Class (at the studio)
- Your First Class – It’s best not to over-exert your body right at the beginning. So, schedule your first class for a time when your body is rested and when the time is right for you (not too rushed). Let the instructor know that this is your first class or that you have not done yoga for a while. S/he will then help you get accustomed to the individual asanas.
- Arrive Early – Be sure to arrive a few minutes before the class is scheduled to start. You don’t want to rush into the class, or be late for one. This is especially true if you’re new to the club, as you will need to take a few minutes in order to purchase your first New Comers package whether it be our Intro Offer of 3 classes for $30 or a 1-month unlimited pass for $55.00 and pick-up a keytag. Please mention that you registered online to the instructor and that you need a keytag in order to make your first purchase.
- Kids Classes – parents must arrive with their children, in order to fill out the registration forms and waiver.
- Water – Even though you’re arriving to class hydrated, you will quickly use up the water your body has saved up. This is especially true in a hot We suggest bringing at least a 1-litre bottle of water to class. Again, it’s important that you bring water, and not another beverage such as juice or coffee. We sell water at the yoga club, so it’s OK if you forget yours. Be sure to bring a durable container. Please do not bring glass containers into the class.
- Mat – We rent yoga mats at the club, but it is best if you bring your own. The ideal type of mat is a “sticky mat,” which is about 0.6cm (1/4 inch) thick.
- Towels – Be sure to bring a bath-sized towels to a hot class plus another smaller towel to wipe off the sweat from for your hands & face.
After Class (at the studio)
- Electrolytes – Be sure to drink lots of water, and consume ample amounts of electrolytes. Electrolytes can be found in many sports drinks, but are also found in salty foods. Sports drinks tend to contain a lot of sugar, so they might not be the best choice if you are keeping an eye on your weight. It’s very important to keep a healthy electrolyte balance in your body. Electrolytes help your body to hydrate itself, as well as being essential to healthy muscle and nerve function. Don’t over-do it, though; electrolytes need to be kept in a careful balance.
- Your Next Class – It’s best not to over-exert your body, so schedule your next class for a time when your body is rested; don’t push yourself too hard.