Frequently Asked Questions
Please Note: All classes are kept small to ensure personal attention.
To ensure that you have a spot in class, please register by
10pm the night before for morning classes & 12 noon the same day for evening classes.
If there are no registrants by cut off times, class will be is canceled.
Arrive at least 10 minutes early, so you are on-time to class
(you will not be allowed to join the class after it begins).
Due to the intimate setting (only 8 per class) late arrivals are not permitted. Arrive at least 10 minutes early and be mentally prepared. Your spot will be forfeited if you are late. The studio doors are locked once class starts.
Do I need to be physically fit?
NOPE. Come as you are, you will not be left behind, and you will not be asked to complete more than you are capable of doing safely. People of all ages, abilities, and orientations are welcome to participate in this series. Each session will slightly increase in intensity. You will inspire and be inspired by the other participants in the group. I teach to all skill levels, so whether you’re a novice or a pro, all of the sessions will challenge you to your own personal fitness level in an intimate setting.
Why Small Group Classes?
They are big enough to be fun and small enough to get the personal attention to make sessions high quality.
I am very comfortable teaching a class with over 20+ people in it. I always made sure that I would interact with my clients a minimum of 3 times each class. Which means I was working very hard to ensure that my clients knew that I had their backs. With class size limited to 8, you will still get the group fitness environment you are used to without getting lost in the crowd.
Where are classes located?
All sessions are held in a private studio in Oakland's Pill Hill/KONO Neighborhood. Upon registration and payment of classes, you will receive an email with the studio address.
What do I need to bring?
Yourself and a water bottle. All other equipment is provided.
What can I achieve from this series and why should I participate?
In addition to your body becoming more fit and toned, and you will gain more confidence making a dramatic improvement in your physical well-being.
More personal attention – If a fitness class has 10+ people in it, the instructors are not always able to see and correct or connect with each individual class member. With class size limited to just 6, Teresa will see, correct, and connect with you.
More economical – Private Sessions provide the most personal attention and greatest opportunity to succeed. Some people, however, may find that small group training fits into their budget better and still gives them the attention they need.
Variety – By working with Teresa, your workouts will change/evolve as you progress/get stronger, preventing hitting a plateau and boredom.
Community – Let’s face it, workouts love company. Sharing a look of "What did we get ourselves into?" or a laugh of how awesome you are killing the workout enhances the experience for everyone! Expletives a.k.a. cursing loudly are not discouraged!
Motivation – Having someone exercising right beside you can push you a little harder than you might do on your own.
Support – Both Teresa and the other participants are there to help you get through the challenges of the workout and the obstacles in life. We got your back!!!!
Greater focus – There’s no time to let your mind wander with Teresa keeping tight programming and watching your every move. Nothing gets past her!
Fun – It's what Teresa is known for! The one thing that is consistent in her sessions is laughter. We get an ab workout just by laughing sometimes!
Adherence – Research shows that members that are involved in programs are more likely stick with them. With all of the previously listed benefits, how could you not want to keep coming back?
Results – When you are consistent, you will get the results.
CANCELLATION POLICY Important! Please read! Cancellations require notice at least 24 hours in advance of a scheduled appointment. Missed or cancelled classes or sessions will be billed to your account whether prepaid or reserved without payment