Frequently asked questions :
1. What is the difference between the pass options for attending classes?
1) Buy an unlimited TIARA pass which entitles you to as many classes as you like 7 days a week - This costs £13.50 a week (and also gives your a substantial discount to our intensive bootcamps)
2) You can drop in to our weekend classes for £5 cash per class (Free for TIARA pass holders)
3) You can drop in to our week day classes for £7 per class but these must be bought in advance in blocks of 5,10,15 or 20 from our online shop - you CANNOT pay £7 cash to drop into these classes
Visit the online shop to book your pass: http://www.fitforaprincess.co.uk/product.php?cis=5
2. What is the difference between bootcamps and group outdoor workouts?
Group outdoor workouts work the whole body in one session and take place all year around. Bootcamps are split routine, i.e. we alternate the body parts we train each day to maximise results. Bootcamps are held throughout the year, on all locations and run for 2 weeks – every morning at 615am. Check out our Bootcamps page for more info
3. I am really fit, will I get a good enough workout?
Yes! All our workouts are designed to help people reach their max and whilst people can take it at their own level, there are always advanced options and opportunities to push yourself more. At the end of each class we usually ask you whether you reached a 9 or 10 out of 10 for intensity so if for any reason you didn’t, let your trainer know and she will push you more next time and also let the other trainers know to push you that little bit more.
However, our workouts are cleverly designed to push the body in different ways and often really fit people find our workouts really hard as they work muscles often neglected, work on improving shape and are different to some of the more basic exercises people typically do.
Some of the runners who join us can’t believe how unfit they are when they come to our classes as they are specifically running fit. Similarly some of our clients who have joined us coming from military style group training have said they couldn’t believe how much their shapes had changed with our workouts, despite being very cardio fit – check out testimonials page.
4. I’m really unfit, will I be ok to join in the workouts?
Absolutely! You can take workouts at your own level, our trainers are super friendly and supportive and we won’t shout at you if you can’t do something! However we do encourage clients to get out of their comfort zones from time to time but you don’t have to until you are ready!
5. Do I have to fill out a booking form each time I sign up for a term or new pass?
Unfortunately yes! 2 reasons 1) VAT man and 2) its crucial we have regular par q’s from you and also that you sign our client disclaimer. We have simplified as much as possible so it should only take you a minute or so to fill out! You do this as part of the booking process when you book online!
6. Can I upgrade my pass part way through a term?
Yes of course, you can upgrade at anytime. Just let us know and we will sort it out for you, giving you the best price possible.
7. How do your terms work?
We operate 3 x terms a year. We have a small break at Christmas and Easter!
This also allows us to theme our terms, change our workouts according to weather and have different themes to motivate and inspire you.
It also means our clients get a well earned break a couple of times a year and the trainers can rest up and indulge like the rest of you during holiday times!
8. Do I have to take all my booked workouts in one term?
Yes – all our bookings run on a term time basis, so any workouts you don’t use within this time will be forfeited. We believe this actually helps people commit to regular training plus there are over a hundred workouts each term to choose from including running club, kick boxing & outdoor workouts. However in the case of serious illness/injury or early stages of pregnancy we will allow workouts to be carried over with a valid medical certificate.
9. Do you offer personal training for men?
Yes we do. Some of our trainers are happy to train men. Please contact us so we can put you in touch with one of our trainers who train men as well as women.
10. What happens with the outdoor training sessions in winter when it is dark in the early morning and the evening?
We run our classes all year round, which does mean during the winter months, it is dark in the mornings and evenings - and it does tend to be a little cooler! But that doesn't bother us at Fit for a Princess! Here are a few tips that get us through the winter months!
Layer up! After the warm up – I am sure most of you will have taken off most of your
layers, but it is great to have them there for when the class is over!
Gloves are also very handy!
Leg warmers are great – for both legs and arms/hands!
A beanie, when it starts to get a little colder!
For the rainy days – which there haven’t been very many of – if you have a light
waterproof jacket, bring that along as well! Although many clients have actually told me,
they love training the rain, it is really invigorating!
Even in the cooler weather, it is a good idea to bring a water bottle, as it is always
important to stay hydrated!
In terms of the darkness, all our trainers have torches/lanterns that they bring to class. We will also (where possible) stick to the paths and under lights.
Check out our individual locations pages for meeting places.
11. What happens with the outdoor training sessions if it rains?
There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes and bad attitude!! Being outside is great for our mind as well as our bodies and most of us take showers after training anyway, so we encourage people to train outside whatever the weather.
There are some big trees we can train under if it gets really wet, but more often than not it's liberating to be outside - some of us spend up to 95% of our days inside in winter, yuk!!!!
Please do bring layers and waterproofs if the weather is bad.
However in extreme weather conditions such as thunder & lightening, where client's safety is at risk, workouts will be cancelled. If in doubt, please text your instructor.
12. If I bring my child/baby to the group training sessions, do you provide childcare?
No. Although we welcome babies and children to all sessions, you are responsible for them. We do all our outdoor workouts within one area, have a base and don't move around the common. Many of our clients either bring babies in buggies that stand along side us, or small children that play near by together. As we meet by the Common Ground Cafe you may want to think about pairing up with a few Mums so you can help look after each other's children on a rotation basis. If you are unsure whether it will work, come along to Fit for a Fiver on Saturdays and try it out!
13. I have just had a baby, what exercise do you recommend?
It varies from woman to women so it's essential to have a chat with us before joining in the outdoor workouts. Some personal training sessions are also advisable to give you confidence, sort out technique and spot any weaknesses. But generally speaking, most women who have had a baby without any major complications can do most exercises within a few months. A lifestyle MOT is also a really good idea to give you a food and fitness kick start and make sure you are eating the right things for energy and nutrition and to give you a Shake Up and Wake Up exercise program!
14. I am pregnant, what exercise do you recommend?
Pregnant women are welcome to our outdoor workouts, so long as they were exercising before and have no known complications or problems. All our outdoor workouts have low impact and pregnant-friendly options. In addition our Personal Trainers are all ante/post natal trained, so we can provide you with a tailor made training program for you or a group of pregnant friends to suit your schedule.
15. Can I share personal training sessions with my boyfriend/husband/partner?
Yes. Although we are a female only service, we found many of our clients wanted to train with their partners. Whether its kick boxing or weight loss, running or resistance, training with your partner is a great way to get results and make exercise part of your life.
16. Can I share personal training sessions with a friend?
Yes and it is a great way to keep PT costs down and motivation up! See prices for full details
17. Can I combine personal training with the group outdoor sessions?
Yes of course and many people do. However these are 2 separate services and need to be booked separately.
18. What do I need to bring with me?
Although we don't move around the common, we do ask that you bring the minimum with you - keys, water bottle, a small towel/mat, etc
We also sell Fit for a Princess lightweight drawstring bags which can be bought for £10 to keep your fitness belongings in.
19. What do I need to wear?
Sensible training shoes, some comfy clothing and layers for colder weather. We also advise that you have a lightweight rainproof coat such as a cagool.
20. What happens if I am ill or injured and cannot use all my sessions in one term?
In case of serious injury or illness we will allow you to carry your sessions over to the following term with a full medical certificate. All our trainers are fully qualified to deal with injuries and we always give low impact and easier alternatives to all moves. However, because the booking system is flexible, you are able to make up any sessions lost later in that particular term should you be ill for just a couple of weeks.
22. How do the video workouts work?
If you can't get to any of our SW London Locations, prefer working out at home or just want some extra ideas, you can now download our fabulous video workouts from our website. Once you have purchased our video workouts from our online shop you will be sent a confirmation email with a link on it. Click the link and you will be redirected through to our website where the video will start to play. You can also choose here to download the workout onto yuor PC so you can gte fit whenever and wherever you are!
23. What is your refund policy?
Once you have paid for the classes or training and you have started either of them, you are not able to cancel your purchase. If your training has not started, you may cancel your contract within 7 working days after the date of your order confirmation and we will reimburse the purchase price within 30 days of the date of cancellation. For full Terms and Conditions click here: http://www.fitforaprincess.co.uk/terms_conditions.html
24. What if I get injured or ill and have to pull out of a Bootcamp?
Once you have paid for the classes or training and you have started either of them, you are not able to cancel your purchase. If your training has not started, you may cancel your contract within 7 working days after the date of your order confirmation and we will reimburse the purchase price within 30 days of the date of cancellation. For full Terms and Conditions click here: http://www.fitforaprincess.co.uk/terms_conditions.html All our trainers are fully qualified to deal with injuries and we always give low impact and easier alternatives to all moves.