Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book, or tell you that I'm coming to a class?

During the COVID-19 crisis, you need to book in advance. You can book your place at www.mrjsonline.com/book-online

How much do classes cost?

Online classes are £4.

Live face-to-face classes are £4.50.

Is there a minimum number of classes I'll have to do, like a course or block of classes?

No, you're under no obligation to continue with anything you don't want to. You have the freedom to come along and try a class, and do as much or as little as you want. Mr.J's is pay as you go - you do not have to pay for membership or a course of classes up front - just come along, pay from as little as £4...and that's it!

What should I bring with me?

At Mr.J's everything is provided - All equipment including steps, mats, weights etc. are provided for you to use FREE in every class. In an attempt to reduce the use of single use plastic, we no longer provide drinks. Participants are encouraged to bring their own drink with them in a re-usable sports bottle, along with a small sweat towel.

What should I wear?

Short answer is, what ever you are comfortable wearing! We always suggest wearing loose and comfortable clothing such as leggings, shorts, with T-shirt or vest, combats/cargo pants or jogging bottoms, or even leotards/unitards - just as long as you are comfortable and your workout attire allows you to stay cool. However, trainers ARE essential. You will NOT be allowed to take part barefoot. Trainers protect your feet and provide you with cushioning and support. Your ordinary outdoor everyday hard shoes or heels will not be acceptable. Soft pumps/plimsoles/sneakers/trainers style footwear only.

What if I've never been before - I won't know the moves - Do I need a beginner’s class?

Coming to an exercise class is like driving a car - you have to learn - you don't just get into a car for the first time and drive it ...and then, once you've learned to drive, you just do it automatically without thinking. Well, exercise is exactly the same. ZUMBA and Yoga are classes that generally anyone can take part in. For the first few weeks, simply follow the moves the best you can and concentrate on learning how to perform each exercise properly. During subsequent visits you'll be able to work a little harder as you get to know the moves. For Step classes it really is advisable to try a beginner’s STEP class first, as this will allow you to learn the basic steps in a routine that is easier to follow.

It's not always about fitness, it's about co-ordination - you might be a marathon runner, but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll be able to take part in an advanced step class straight away. It can be very disheartening if you end up lost in a challenging choreographed routine. Learn the basics first, then you'll be able to take part in ANY class on the timetable.

How old do I need to be? Can I bring my children?

Mr.J's are adult only classes. Minimum age limit is 16, but the sky's the limit when it comes to maximum age! Anybody who wants to start getting active - whatever their adult age - is welcome to come and join in.

NOTE: For a variety of reasons we do not allow children in classes, either as participants or spectators.

What if I have a medical condition, an injury, or have recently discovered I am pregnant?

Of course certain activities aren't going to suit everyone, and there will always be times when an exercise could aggravate an existing injury, or be unsuitable for people with certain medical conditions. Yoga is not suitable for pregnant participants or those with a diagnosed back condition. Generally speaking, there a very few reasons for not exercising at all and we can easily adapt your workout to avoid aggravating any existing medical condition or injury. Pregnancy is a slightly trickier area as your workout will keep changing as your body goes through the different stages of pregnancy. However, unless you've been advised to avoid physical activity by your GP or midwife, there is no reason why you can't stay active right up to a time near to giving birth - in fact, research shows it can be very beneficial! If you discover you are pregnant, then speak to us straight away and we'll give you all the advice you need in order to exercise safely.

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