Boot Camp FAQ
I read that your boot camp programs
are for someone currently active.
What exactly do you mean by that?
MBC is for those who are looking for a jump-start to
an exercise habit or for those who want to take their fitness to the next level. “Currently active” does not mean you need to be going to the gym regularly or
out running every day. Day to day life provides us many opportunities for activity. Even chasing your kids around counts:) Please consult with your doctor to be sure
that you are cleared for exercise. MBC encourages teammates to take charge of the workout by making modifications with our trainer’s guidance. We are committed to providing you with the best group strength and conditioning program. Please never hesitate to
let your trainer know what we can do to make your experience even better.
What is your Attendance Policy?
Melrose Boot Camp workouts are sold together as a program for the number of weeks specified. “Drop in” payments are accepted ONLY for Joy’s 5:15, 6:15 and 8:30 am. The drop in rate is $15 (exact amount please)
and you MUST have signed our waiver with and emailed Joy prior to attending the first time.
Teammates are not refunded for classes that
they do not attend. Boot camps are priced with
the assumption that several workouts may be missed within the session. Workouts may not be carried over into new sessions.
What do you do if it rains?
We meet rain or shine but do take the weather into consideration. Your trainer may decide to take you to an undercover area such as under the bleachers or under an overhang at the Middle or High School.
What do I need to bring
on my first day of boot camp?
Please bring a bottle of water and have a small snack and glass of water in the morning before you get to
boot camp. Some people find a yogurt or ½ of a
banana works well. You will have to experiment to
find what quick snack works best for you. You may
even like to have a post workout snack ready in the
car for the way home too. We also recommend bringing an old towel to sit on for the way home to protect your car seat. You are welcome to bring a towel to protect you from the damp ground, however most choose to tough it out:)
Help! I slept through the 5:15!
Can I go to the 6:15 or 7:15?
Yes! not a problem at all. The same goes for needing
to go to an earlier class because of a work or family schedule change. We want you to attend as much
as possible! :)
Is there a lot of running in boot camp?
The majority of running that we do in boot camp is in short bursts to raise our heart rates, challenge our cardiovascular system and to keep us warm in cooler weather. Long distance running is not a part of the program. Please speak to your trainer about making exercise modifications if anything is not feeling right
or if your have any physical restrictions. Making modifications is strongly encouraged and is a big
part of what MBC is all about. All running can be replaced with walking.
I need to miss the last two weeks of the
5-week session because I’ll be on vacation. Can I register for two days a week
(10 days) and attend 3 days a week for
the first 3 weeks (9 days)?
YES! We want you to attend and this arrangement works out great.
What is your snow cancellation policy?
Boot Camp is ALMOST never cancelled. That said, in extreme circumstances it has happened. Such cancellations are shared on facebook and twitter and enrolled teammates are also sent an email.
Is it okay to arrive late or leave early from boot camp if I need to?
YES! We want you to get your workout in even if it needs to be a shorter one. Please keep in mind however, that occasionally we leave the field for a neighboring location such as the middle school courtyard or Sewell Woods.
What kinds of exercises
can I expect to engage in?
Every day of boot camp is different than the last!
We prescribe to the training principle of muscle confusion. By challenging ourselves in different ways
and at different intensities, we keep our bodies and
our minds guessing which keeps the work out fresh
and effective. The program is made up of body weight resistance exercises such as squats, lunges, and
push-ups just to name a few! We also use simple
tools such as resistance bands, jump ropes and agility ladders. One of the important things we hope you take away from your MBC experience is that you can get
in a great workout using minimal equipment. Most boot camp exercises can be done anywhere, any time, without the expense of fancy equipment and even
with limited space. Add in friends, and exercise can
take on an element of “fun” that you may have never thought possible!
I just signed up for a 5k.
Will this program help me train for it?
Boot Camp work-outs will contribute nicely to your preparation for race day. If you are considering training for anything longer than a 5k or 10k please speak to your trainer for guidance in finding a healthy balance between boot camp and running.
I missed the registration for the current program. Can I still join up or do I need
to wait until the next one starts?
If a program is not at capacity you are welcome to
join up mid program at $12 per workout. Email us
for details. If the time is NOW and you don’t want to
wait another minute, we understand. We definitely want to support you in getting started as soon as possible!
Where are the programs held?
We move around using local parks, fields and tracks. We make creative use of park benches, walls, and hills. You may be surprised by what we come up with! Currently teams meet in the vicinity of Tremont St. Melrose and indoors at Memorial hall and sometimes at Joy Yoga.
Where is the studio located?
Joy Yoga is at 195 Green St. between Brad Hutchinson Real Estate and Gray’s Appliance in Melrose, MA.
What do I wear for yoga classes?
Dress comfortably and remove your shoes upon
arrival. Bring water and a mat and that is all you need.
I don’t have a yoga mat.
Do you have one I can borrow?
Absolutely. Please wipe down
your mat after use so it is clean for the next person.
What time should I arrive for class?
The Studio opens 15 minutes before class and the
the door locks promptly at the start of class. Please do not be late as it is disruptive.
Can I just show up for a class
or do I need to register in advance?
Just show up. First come first served. The door locks promptly at the start of class.
Do you sell class packages?
We are no longer selling class packages. We are simplifying! Pay as you go for $12 per class for adult drop-in classes. Cash or checks are accepted. We do take single class payments however you will be charged a $1 fee. Our preference is that that you pay upon arrival.
Can my son/daughter drop-in to your kids classes as his/her schedule permits?
If so, what is the price?
We’d love to have him/her join us! The drop-in price is $20. Please send cash or a check made out to Joy Yoga with your son or daughter. Also our waiver found at the bottom of the page must be completed before attending for the first time. This only needs to be submitted once.
*Please note that no refunds are offered for classes missed.
What is your snow cancellation policy?
If Melrose Public Schools are cancelled/closed due to weather, our youth programs are also cancelled. In the case of a MPS delayed opening, All classes (youth & adult) regularly held before 12 noon are also cancelled. Classes later in the day will go forward as scheduled. Updates are always posted on facebook and twitter.