Do you offer beginner workouts?

Yes! We offer low, medium and high intensity level fitness classes. If you are a true beginner, first of all — welcome! — and secondly, seek out one of our low intensity level classes and your instructor will give you pointers to guide you through what will be an amazing workout. Give it a try — you’ll love it! And bring your family and friends!

What should I bring to a class?

For every Life fitness class, you should plan to bring a towel and a bottle of water, or more if you drink a lot! Life sells water at the Commissary, too.

For indoor cycling — if you have your own cycling shoes, bring them! However, if you don’t have your own, don’t worry. We will rent them to members for $3 or have most sizes in stock for purchase. We even have socks for purchase if you forget yours.

For yoga — bring your own mat, but we do have great mats available for rent for $2.

How do I prep for indoor cycling?

Hydrate
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Did we mention hydrate? Drink a lot of water before, during and after indoor cycling!

Snack
Grab a light snack or juice at our Commissary 30 minutes before you workout. This will give you energy to help you push through and feel at the top of your game.

What To Wear
Dress for comfort — a simple tee or tank and form-fitting pants or shorts will work perfectly.

Check-In
Don’t be a minute late! If you’re a new indoor cycling rider, arrive 15 minutes early and we will show you how to set up your bike properly and get you started. Bring shoes if you have them or buy or rent a pair at Life. And don’t forget your socks — but if you do, we’ve got those, too!

Sign Up
If you signed up in advance on our website and reserved your favorite bike location in the indoor cycling room, your name will be listed on the sign-in sheet next to your bike number. Initial the sign-up sheet when you arrive so we know you’re here. But remember! If you’re not signed in 5 minutes before your class begins, your bike may be released.

New Rider Waiver
If you’re new to indoor cycling, we need some quick info. Fill out a New Rider Waiver and review the Bike Safety Instructions when you arrive. You can also print the New Rider Waiver and bring the signed form with you to your first class. Riders under 18 years of age must have their parent or guardian sign the waiver in person.

Shoes
For your first workout, shoes are on Life! Going forward, rentals are just $3. If you’re already a pro and have your own cycling shoes, we recommend using Look Delta clips, but our pedals are also SPD compatible.

Water
Trust us on this one…you’ll want water on that bike! We have water available for sale in all of our studios, and of course, you can bring your own bottle and re-fill it at our fountains.

What kind of yoga does Life offer?

Life Laid Back, our yoga program uniquely blends the best of Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Anusara, Ashtanga, and Power Vinyasa yoga techniques into one all-encompassing, full-body workout. It’s not about being a “yogi” or subscribing to a particular spiritual practice. Life Laid Back makes yoga simple, accessible, fun and one of the greatest and most physical and mental workouts any one can enjoy.

Life Laid Back features three yoga workout styles: Align, which is based on Lyengar techniques (to align and center the body), Stretch, based on Anusara and Hatha techniques (to stretch, relax and condition the body), and Strengthen, based on Power and Vinyasa techniques (to tone, strengthen and challenge the body).

We offer low, medium and high intensity levels of yoga offerings in our heated studio (great for lengthening muscles and detox) or in our non-heated studio. It’s your choice! So no matter if you’re a yoga master or first timer, Life Laid Back is for you.

Workouts are either 60 or 90 minutes long, but we do offer daily lunchtime express option so you can workout for 45 minutes — we will have your lunch ready for you when you’re done!

What is Iyengar yoga?

Iyengar yoga is for every age, body type and fitness level. It is a learning process that encompasses the full scope of the yoga-based postures and breathing practices.

Do I have to be a yogi to do yoga?

No! Commit yourself to 5 classes … you’ll love it and get addicted. Life Laid Back is truly for everyone. Don’t give up after 1 class — push yourself to feel great and to look awesome!

At Life, yoga is not about turning someone into a “yogi” or making anyone feel like they need to subscribe or be educated in a specific spiritual practice. Like everything at Life, it’s all about doing amazing things like yoga that make you healthier, stronger, and most importantly, feeling greater than ever before.

What is TRX?

This amazing workout was created by a Navy SEAL, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. It requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer (provided for you in studio), a highly portable performance-training tool that leverages gravity and the user's body weight to complete hundreds of exercises. Trust us, it’s amazing, and once you give it a try, you’ll be hooked!

What is AntiGravity®?

Get ready for one of the most fun ways to get fit! No really. AntiGravity® is the pinnacle of fun-meets-fitness. AntiGravity®, or “aerial yoga,” is a new type of yoga that combines traditional yoga poses, Pilates and dance, with the use of a hammock that swings from the ceiling! It’s low impact and extreme amounts of fun. Not to mention, AntiGravity® increases strength, flexibility and body awareness in addition to alleviating back pain — the feel great and health benefits of AntiGravity® are profound!

How is meditation offered atLife?

Balancing work, life, family and “me” time is no easy task. We all increasingly live jam-packed, non-stop lives with no end in sight. That’s why meditation is more important than ever. Learn techniques to calm your mind, and make room for stillness and reflection. As the old proverb goes, “You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” Enjoy meditation at Life. You deserve and need it.

Is meditation good for only beginners?

All of the classes are designed for new students, but they can also work for the pro. The classes meet you at whatever level you are.

Why should I meditate?

If you want to be able to focus on demand, access calm and control your mind, you’re going to want to meditate. The benefits of meditation are vast and scientifically proven. Do your mind and body a favor and learn meditation techniques to apply to your every day life.

What if I can’t sit still?

At Life, we just ask you to relax, have an open mind and just go with it. Sitting still is part of the process and you will learn techniques to calm your mind and body.

What if I can’t stop thinking?

Thinking is natural in meditation. Your instructor will help guide you to focus your thoughts. The more you meditate, the more you will actually strengthen and grow your brain. Learning to calm your thoughts is a big part of going to meditation at Life.

Can I bring children to a meditation class?

Yes! Bring your kids if they are 16 years of age or older! They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and have no issues sitting still or with uncontrollable giggling. But yes — meditation has proven to be highly effective in teenagers. Please bring them! And anyone under the age of 16 can participate in our wonderful Life KIDS program, so please check out the schedule.