Like anything new, you may feel a little nervous your first day. Have no fear! Here are a few tips to ensure your first sessions at SweaatDC are a success as you become more comfortable with the programs, environment, and community.
BEFORE YOU SWEAT
SIGN UP | Create and complete your account online. Be sure to sign the waiver so that you save yourself time when you arrive for your first day. By having this completed, you have more time to ask questions and become comfortable with the SweatDC studio and properly prepare for your workout.
ASK QUESTIONS | If you need additional assistance or are unsure about anything, please connect with us via the contact link on the website. Let us know the issue and we will reach out and assist you as much as possible. If we are unable to assist you by email, we may schedule a call or ask that you come in a bit earlier on your scheduled workout day to rectify.
CLASS CHOICE | We suggest you begin with a SweatDC consultation. There are openings every week with our Membership Coordinator. A Sweat Essentials class is a great start as well, if available as the schedule is limited. If neither of these is an option before attending SweatDC classes, the best way to begin with SweatDC is to take a Sweat Strength class. This program is a bit slower and smaller than out flagship Sweat Class and it is a great intro to meet other members and become familiar with the studio, equipment, and coaches.
READY TO SWEAT?
ATTIRE | We recommend light, moisture-wicking fabric. Our workouts and the room temperature are optimized to maximize your SweatDC experience. Tank-tops, t-shirts, fitted pants, and shorts are best. Most importantly, just be comfortable!
FUEL | Our workouts are intense. The average SweatStar burns a minimum of 500 calories! Whether you're an am or pm sweater, it's important to make sure your body has the energy it needs. If it your first day at SweatDC, it's a good idea to have a snack 30-60 minutes before class. SweatDC sells protein shakes and bars for your convenience as well.
HYDRATE | More important than fuel is drinking plenty of water. make sure you come to class hydrated. Remember that mention of optimized workouts to increase calorie burn? Your body needs water for that. Drink plenty of water during class and re-hydrate after. Sweat has a refilling station and also provide water bottles and bottled water for purchase should you need them.
CHECKING IN TO SWEAT
ARRIVE EARLY| We recommend arriving 20 minutes before class to ensure our Ambassador on duty is able to assist you. This will give you time to make sure your information is correct in the system, fill out the waiver, learn the check-in process, take a tour, get acclimated, and meet your coach. If you arrive more than 5 minutes late, you will not be permitted to enter the class.
CHECK IN | We need to know you're here! You'll find iPads set up at the entry desk and an Ambassador at the same desk or floating around assisting other members. When you sign up in advance, you name is on the class roster. At the iPad, select the green "check-in" button next to your name. If an Ambassador asks for your name, please make sure you are still properly checked in. If you are signed into your SweatDC or MBO app and have location services turned on, you will be automatically signed into class once you are within a few feet of the facility and within the class check-in window. Please make sure you are properly checked in as there is a no-show fee.
WAIVER | There are inherent risks to exercise, and SweatDC does its very best to mitigate as many of them as possible. Upon your first visit, we'll ask you to sign or confirm you signed a waiver of liability in order to participate.
AMENITIES AT SWEAT
TOWELS | In various areas of the studio, you can find fresh rolled towels stacked for your use. You can grab a towel from the entry desk area, in the restrooms, and near the studio room door. Please place your used towels in the black hampers in the studio main hallway or the tin bins in the restrooms. All bins are labeled for assistance.
LOCKERS | SweatDC happily providers lockers for safe storage of your personal items. The lockers have their own locking mechanism, so no need to bring a lock with you. The instructions of how to use the lock for the locker are on the inside directly behind the lock itself. If you need additional assistance, the Ambassador on duty will gladly assist you. All lockers are also equipped with USB plugs so that you may charge your electronic devices while you sweat.
RESTROOM + SHOWERS | We have full-service restrooms and provide standard toiletries in order to ensure a wonderful experience at the studio. Our restrooms are bright with each including two rainfall showers. Each shower contains body wash and shampoo should you prefer not to carry or forget your own. There is also lotion, deodorant, and additional products stocked for your convenience.
SweatDC is a total body strength and conditioning boutique studio. it is always wise to seek physician approval before beginning new exercise routines. The team at SweatDC are trained professionals, and our number one priority is that you train safely. That said, aspects of any fitness routine come with inherent danger.
Additionally, we pride ourselves on providing a safe and clean workout environment. If any of the equipment, facilities, or surfaces appear unsafe or unsatisfactory, please alert the Ambassador on duty or Coach so that we may remedy the situation.
Finally, listen to your body. Our Coaches seek to challenge you in order to elicit positive change in your body; it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of class. Don't ever feel a need to do anything you're uncomfortable with, and please stay within your limits. You can also ask the coach for an alternative movement once they are on the move in the class or adjust based on your needs and the alternatives you know. If you feel lightheaded, faint, or short of breath during class, don't be afraid to bow out, ask for assistance, or seek medical attention.
Not sure you're ready? Schedule a beginners walkthrough with our Membership Coordinator.