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 the 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 better.
What is your Attendance Policy?
Melrose Boot Camp workouts are sold together as a program for the number of weeks specified. We also welcome “drop-ins” for $15 however please
sign our waiver prior to your first workout. This only needs to be done once.
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. We rarely cancel due to weather, however in the case of cancellation, enrolled teammates are be notified through email and social media sites.
What do I need to bring
on my first day of boot camp?
Please bring a bottle of water and a towel
or mat if you like. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes appropriate for exercise. Best to wear layers that you can take off as you warm up.
Help! I slept through the 5:15!
Can I go to the 6:15?
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 a couple of things: Sometimes we leave the field for a neighboring location. Also if no one shows up for class, the instructor doesn't wait- so in being late you do run this risk especially in the smaller clasees.
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.
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 not take credit cards at the studio.
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.
Would you do a class for my Brownie or Girl Scout Troop?
YES! Class is scheduled for one hour and includes circle -time introductions, yoga and meditation. It is $10 per child, $100 minimum. (This is a $5 savings per child as compared to our weekly scheduled classes.) Class can be scheduled for Thursday and Friday afternoons beginning at 3 or 4 pm. Please email Joy to book your date and time. Payment can be made upon arrival. We look forward to sharing yoga with you!
I won a class through a local auction or raffle. How do I set it up?
Please email Joy to schedule your private class. Joy Yoga frequently donates yoga classes to help raise money for area schools and organizations and we are very happy to do this!
Please note that these donations are non transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. They are strictly for the prize outlined on your certificate. Please use your prize within one year of the event at which you received it.
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.