From point scoring to class scheduling, you sent us your Fiit Club questions. And we put them to our pint-sized powerhouse Head of Fitness — @gedefoster.
Here’s everything you need to know about our new (and the UK’s first ever) live leaderboard HIIT classes.
1. ‘I don’t understand what Fiit Club is all about. Where can I find these classes?’
Fiit Club is all about a community of people supporting each other. Logging in, class after class. Motivating each other and keeping each other accountable.
It’s about that friendly competition. Chasing those familiar names on the leaderboard that always push you to work harder. To do your best.
If you want to find these classes, it’s super easy. You just log in to the app and it comes up on the Home screen. You’ll see the classes for the day and you can click on the schedule for a whole week’s worth of classes. Book it in the diary. Tell your mates, get them to log in too. Pull them along with you. And let’s get stronger together!
2. ‘Am I fit enough to do a Fiit Club class?’
Fiit Club is for everyone. So you can enter no matter your level of fitness. We have two trainers on set for every Fiit Club class, which means you have Trainer 1 on beginner/intermediate and Trainer 2 on intermediate/advanced.
You can follow one or both trainers, depending on the difficulty of the moves and how you’re feeling that day.
3. ‘I’m not confident enough to take on Fiit Club. How do I overcome that?’
Gyms can often be really intimidating and pretty scary places. But the great thing about Fiit Club is that you can do it from your living room. At home. From your safe place. Where no-one else has to see your tomato red face (although you get to see ours).
Just know that we’re finding it just as tough on set. Everyone is pushing to their max. You’ll see us shake off and reload on set. We’re all human and we’re all in it together.
4. ‘You have to be really fit to get anywhere near the top of the leaderboard. I’ll never win.’
There are a lot of questions around Fiit Points and how you gain them to get up the leaderboard.
Your fitness level for these classes does not matter. It’s about you working the hardest you can — no matter what that move might be. That’s why we have two trainers on set. To give you options. So that everyone can do these classes.
We have these amazing data scientists at Fiit, that have done so much work to create an algorithm that is based on your resting heart rate and your maximum heart rate. And we collect this data from you after doing just one class.
It’s about you working your hardest to stay at the top of your zone. So the higher up you are in your personal zone, the more points you’re going to score. Try to stay at the top zone for as long as you can.
If you’re really fit, your resting heart rate is likely to be low and your maximum heart rate is likely to be high. And if you’re a beginner, it’ll be the opposite. But as long as you’re both working at the top of your zone for as long as possible — whether your max heart is 190 or 160 — you both have an equal chance of winning. It should be tough for everyone.
So keep an eye on your heart rate and if you see it drop, pick up the pace. Trust me, you should be using those rest periods to recharge and reload the body when you’re training this efficiently.
5. ‘The thought of coming last on the leaderboard terrifies me. Help!’
Who cares if you come last? It really, really doesn’t matter. You’ve just taken part in a savage workout and that is what counts. It’s more than sitting on the sofa. Our stats from our on-demand classes compared to these classes show that you work 22% harder in Fiit Club. So you get 22% better results. And that’s a win in itself.
But if you are bothered, you can use a generated username. So that it doesn’t show your name on the board. And you’ll get better and better the more you do it. It’s about that effort.
6. ‘25 minute workouts don’t seem like enough. Why would I do Fiit Club instead of a 40 minute on-demand class?’
Ok. These classes are tough — in fact, they are savage. If you’re used to 40 minute workouts just try a 25 minute Fiit Club. They are no joke. But we do have some 40 minute ones. Which are brutal. And we are filming some more 40 minutes. For you tough nuts.
Feeling inspired? Then join us on the leaderboard tomorrow morning (03.08.19) at 10am when we’ll be hosting our second Game Day. Win Remix #4 and you’ll bag yourself a pair of Nike Metcon 5s. Complete the class and you’ll get a 15% discount from our friends at Pro:Direct FIT.
So no-one goes home empty handed. See you on the leaderboard.
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