Frequently Asked Questions
The following questions are posed to help you get to know us better. Please feel free to send us an email if we haven’t addressed your specific question.
I’ve never heard of you guys before, are you underground or what?
When Steph established Figarelle’s Fitness in 2006, she wanted something different than what you’d find in a regular health club. Steph envisioned a certain type of client, a unique method of delivering results and a specific dynamic within her group fitness classes.
Figarelle’s Fitness workouts are intended to take you outside of your comfort zone. We want you to be as passionately driven to attain success as we are to deliver extraordinary results. We want a relationship with our clients based on mutual respect and a desire to work hard and strive for greatness at every single workout. We want to make you stronger, faster, fitter and happier. You are EXPECTED to succeed.
Those are our goals, but we can only deliver on them if you’re willing to work hard and stay committed to your success.
Tell me more about the RULES at Figarelle’s Fitness.
We have a very strict tardiness and attendance policy and we require everyone to show up at least 5 minutes before class starts. If you are late to any class, you get to do 20 Burpees on your own.
Our goal is always to protect the integrity of our group. We only work with people who are committed to changing their lives. This will require you to prioritize your workouts with us, your nutrition and what you do outside of our sessions together.
We do not put up with any negativity during a workout. If you have a problem with the way our classes are run, or how a particular workout is going, we invite you to speak with us privately after class so we can discuss the situation and work together to find a solution.
Where are you located?
We are located at 6407 Brayton Drive. Right off the New Seward frontage road. Please remember to email us at least 24 hours before you’d like to attend a session so we can get you on our schedule. We are a private facility and require you to make an appointment beforehand.
What kind of clients do you work with?
PASSIONATE, MOTIVATED AND DEDICATED PEOPLE ONLY. When you email us please include a list of the goals you would like to accomplish in 1, 3, 6 and 12 months and tell us WHY each of these goals are so important to you and HOW you believe we can help you achieve them. Be as specific as possible. Send us your “Bucket List,” even if what’s on it isn’t fitness related. We do not work with people who don’t know what they want from their training nor do we work with those who aren’t willing to work hard. If health and fitness are not one of your TOP 3 priorities in life we’re not the fitness program for you. We also don’t work with folks who aren’t willing to devote their time and energy to their training without making excuses. Figarelle’s Fitness offers complimentary consultations to make sure trainer and client are a correct fit for one another. We’re happy to provide you with references as well.
We’re not interested in quick fixes, gimmicks or fads. Figarelle’s Fitness is all about hard work, sweat and keeping it REAL with you. Getting into great shape may quite honestly be one of the most difficult things you will ever do- physically and psychologically. If price is your main concern, our program is not for you. If you’re only interested in working out “once in awhile” and have no interest in committing yourself to hard work and accountability, our program is not for you. And if you’re unable to show up on time, frequently cancel sessions or if you’re a chronic excuse maker- our program is definitely not for you.
What do I need to bring to class?
All you’re required to bring is a water bottle, a towel, and a positive attitude. We provide the rest!
Will I be sore after a workout, and if so, what are the best remedies to deal with this?
Yes, you should expect muscle soreness after your first few workouts depending on your current physical condition. This is normal and can be dealt with by staying hydrated before, during and after your workout. You should also plan to take a few hot Epsom salt baths (or if you’re brave enough, an ice bath), use your foam roller and perform gentle static stretches throughout the day. The level of soreness will decrease as you get stronger, so working out consistently at an appropriate intensity is key. Please do not pop ibuprofen, slap on some Icy Hot and drink a glass of wine to relieve your soreness, this is not an effective means of recovery. Your recovery is vital to your success, so don’t skimp on taking care of yourself outside of our workouts.
Is everyone who attends Boot Camp in great shape? I’m slightly intimidated.
Figarelle’s Fitness Boot Camps are as diverse as they come! We have an amazing mixture of men and women from all walks of life, all age groups and all ability levels. We pride ourselves on the supportive nature of our workout environment and find that keeping the different ability levels together boosts everyone’s confidence and allows everyone to grow. Each individual is recognized and appreciated for their commitment to Boot Camp, no one gets ignored or left behind! Your success is our priority and we’ll do all we can to help you reach ALL of your goals. Removing the intimidation component of exercising with a group is our priority!
Are you a Crossfit gym?
Nope. While some of the exercises we do may be similar, we are in no way affiliated with Crossfit. Our style of training is good mixture of everything. We start with a 10 minute dynamic warmup to get your body ready for the work to follow. Every workout is different, sometimes we warmup on the agility ladder, sometimes we incorporate tug-of-war, and other times we do basic body weight exercises to get the blood flowing. The main part of the workout consists of the infamous “stations” where you move from one exercise to the next for 60 sec. at a time. We utilize the TRX, Semi-Tires, Dumbbells, kettle bells, jump ropes, medicine balls, super bands, battling ropes, and stability balls to deliver an intense metabolic conditioning workout that trains your whole body. We always mix in sprints, burpees, squats, and jumping jacks as well to include an awesome cardio conditioning component. The workouts are a whole body, metabolic conditioning blast that will deliver incredible results. We end the workout with 5 minutes of static stretching/foam rolling so you can cool down and go back into the world with a calm, relaxed mindset.
How soon will I see results?
With consistent attendance (at least 2 Boot Camps each week) and adherence to regular, healthy eating you will see results in the first 2 weeks. By week 4, you should be down 2-4% body fat depending on your starting point and your commitment.
How do you track my progress?
As soon as you sign up for a Boot Camp package and officially become part of the team, we take your body composition measurements and “before” photos. Then we retake the measurements again every 2-4 weeks after that to keep you accountable. This is not mandatory but it’s something we’ve found to be very effective in keeping our clients inspired along their journey.
What about Nutrition?
We ask each of our clients to download the Free App, MyFitnessPal to their smartphone or computer, and begin tracking calories/food intake on a daily basis. We help you make appropriate changes along the way. We do not suggest supplements, crazy gimmicks or fad diets. Eating healthy should be for life, not a temporary thing. Roughly 80% of fat loss is the result of what you consume. It’s extremely important that you learn the fundamentals of healthy eating, and put them into practice. We can help you do that.
What if I have other questions?
Feel free to contact us under the contact form and we’ll be happy to answer any further questions you may have! Please be as specific as possible when asking a question. Thank you!
What is a typical Boot Camp workout like?
We start with a 10 minute dynamic warmup to get your body ready for the work to follow. Every Boot Camp is different, sometimes we warmup on the agility ladder, sometimes we incorporate tug-of-war, and other times we do basic body weight exercises to get the blood flowing. The main part of the workout consists of the infamous “stations” where you move from one exercise to the next for 60 sec. at a time. We utilize the TRX, Semi-Tires, Dumbbells, kettle bells, jump ropes, medicine balls, super bands, battling ropes, and stability balls to deliver an intense strength training workout. We always mix in sprints, burpees, squats, and jumping jacks as well to include an awesome cardio conditioning component. The workouts are a whole body, metabolic conditioning blast that will deliver incredible results. We end the workout with 5-10 minutes of static stretching/foam rolling so you can cool down and go back into the world with a calm, relaxed mindset.