Do you provide changing rooms and lockers?
Yes, we offer separate changing/storage rooms for men and women, free of charge. SMB Personal Fitness, Inc. is not responsible for lost or stolen items. We highly recommend that you bring your own padlock and lock up your personal belongings prior to your workout. Bringing your gym bag into the fitness center is highly discouraged.
Do you have a juice bar?
Yes. We offer a variety of nutritious, fresh squeezed juices and delicious protein shakes that can be enjoyed before or after your workout. Our menu is always changing, so don’t be shy to by our juice bar and see what’s new.
What should I wear to the gym?
When it comes to workout clothes, comfort is far more important than fashion. Rather than purchasing clothes that look good, you should purchase clothes that feel good. When trying on workout wear, it is important that you bend and stretch or jog-in-place to make sure your clothes fit well. If you purchase ill-fitting clothes, you may find yourself adjusting your garments throughout your workout. At SMB Personal Fitness, Inc., we recommend that you consider the following when purchasing workout gear:
- Fabric: Wear fabrics that allow your skin to breathe. Wicking material, such as a polyester blend, won’t trap in moisture and will allow your skin to breathe, keeping you cool during your workout.
- Sneakers: Running shoes are the most important piece of gear in your workout wardrobe. It is important to consider what type of exercise you will be doing before purchasing running shoes.
- Bra: When it comes to high-impact exercise, it is critical that you wear a supportive bra. A good sports bra will prevent breast, back, and neck pain as well as the breakdown of ligaments.
The right workout wear will make a tremendous difference in your overall gym experience. We are more than happy to provide you with recommendations on athletic clothing brands or point you in the direction of a nearby sporting goods store. Please do not hesitate to ask!
Is it better to stretch before or after I exercise?
You should stretch before and after you work out. Light stretching before exercise can prevent injuries from occurring and stretching post-exercise can help to reduce muscle tension and increase flexibility.
What time should I arrive for my session?
Please arrive dressed and ready to go 5 to 10 min before your session. Have a seat in our garden and reflect on your workout goals until your session begins.
What if I am unable to make my session?
If you are running late or unable to attend a session, please call and let your trainer know asap. 24-hour notice and rescheduling are preferred but we understand life happens.
Should I eat before my training session?
If you are working out first thing in the morning, we prefer "Fasted Cardio" which means before eating breakfast. If you are working out mid-morning or in the evening, you should have some form of fuel in your system before your workout. Eating an easily digested carbohydrate an hour or so before your session ensure that you will have enough energy to get through your program.
How many days a week should I workout?
Depending on your goals, you should commit a minimum of 3 days a week consistently to see results. Your program should include cardiovascularYour as well as strength training and core conditioning. If you are working out with our trainers 2 to 3 days per week, and an additoinal day or two of movement is recommended. This is a team effort and we all know Teamwork makes the dream work.
Get in touch!
If you are in Maitland and have any questions, please give us a call. We are looking forward to hearing from you!