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THE WORKOUT

I’M JUST GETTING BACK INTO SHAPE. WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Expect a combination of strength and cardio movements. Our approach to strength and conditioning is unlike anything you’re used to—you will never step foot on a cardio machine or lift a barbell. Instead, we use sandbags, battle ropes, dumbbells, and other equipment you won’t find anywhere else. There are options to suit all levels, so it’s challenging for the pros but achievable for beginners.

IS THERE JUMPING INVOLVED IN THE WORKOUT?

Yes. We are a sports conditioning gym and jumping is a fundamental movement in our workouts. But know this: We offer modifications for all exercises and our floors are custom built to protect your knees from impact.

IS THERE A CARDIO COMPONENT ON STRENGTH DAYS?
Yes…ish. Hear us out: The goal of Strength Day is to build muscle. We do that by increasing resistance. However, we will always, ALWAYS partake in a dynamic warm-up and make sure your heart rate stays elevated throughout class.

WHY DOES EVERYONE KEEP TALKING ABOUT CONDITIONING DAY?
Conditioning Day is known for being our most rigorous (read: mostly cardio) class. Our version of cardio includes burpees, plyometrics, and yes—a few sprints. Since we work to keep your heart rate up throughout the whole class, this workout moves FAST. For this reason, we don’t recommend it for your first class.

WHAT’S YOUR CLASS FORMAT?
Each class consists of a dynamic warm-up, the baseline, a circuit-style workout, and a challenging finisher called ‘The Burnout’.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VITA TEMPO & VITA SGX?
The main difference is that in Vita SGX we add swinging, crawling, carrying, climbing, and tactical obstacles into our workouts.

CAN I GET A SNEAK-PEAK OF THE WORKOUT PRIOR TO CLASS?
And ruin all the fun? Everything we do in this gym, we do as a team—that includes learning the workout.

RESERVING A CLASS

DO I NEED TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT?
Yes. It’s very simple and should take you less than 1 minute.

DO YOU OFFER FREE CLASSES FOR FIRST-TIMERS?
We offer discounted packages for those new to Vita Athletics: a two-for-one class pack, and an unlimited week at a discounted price. It’s kind of like trying a new restaurant—you’d pay for the food and the service, right? Be sure to follow us on Instagram and sign-up for our email list for news on free, community events.

WHEN DO CLASSES BECOME AVAILABLE TO BOOK ONLINE?
1 week of classes become available for booking every Sunday at 3 PM.

DO I HAVE TO RESERVE A CLASS IN ADVANCE?
We allow walk-ins, but your spot is not guaranteed. Check online before heading over to ensure the class isn’t sold out. If you arrive to a sold-out class and another athlete doesn’t show up by the start of class, you’re in!

DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION POLICY?
Yes—consider yourself warned. You have precisely a twelve-hour window from your 6PM happy hour to decide if you will make your 6AM class (giving your teammates enough time to call dibs on your spot). Cancelling or no-showing means losing a class credit (class packs) or a $25 late cancel/no-show fee (unlimited memberships & 7-day unlimited) and $10 for (8/12 members).

WAITLIST

I’M WAITLISTED FOR A CLASS. WHAT ARE MY CHANCES FOR GETTING IN A CLASS?
Remember the happy hour vs. 6AM class scenario above? This is NJ/NYC, and people choose the former. Plus, heavy waitlists tell us we need to add another class—so use it!

IF I’M ON THE WAITLIST. HOW DO I KNOW IF I MADE IT IN?
If it’s more than twelve hours prior to class, you’ll receive an automated email message. After that, the system is no longer automated.

HOW MANY CLASSES CAN I RESERVE IN ONE DAY?
TWO but we suggest ONE. And if you put everything you have into that one class, it’s all you’ll need. By doing two-a-days, you are breaking down the muscles you just worked your ass off to build up—kinda counter-productive, don’t you think?

FACILITIES

DO YOU HAVE SHOWERS?

Jersey City Studio: We do. There are multiple showers for both men and women. Towels, vanities, hair dryers, and bath and body products complimentary.

Summit Studio: Unfortunately, no. We do, however, have restrooms stocked with towels, dry shampoo, and other necessities.

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?

You, yourself, a little motivation, and perhaps a water bottle. We have yoga mats, towel service, and water refill stations in the studio.

IS PARKING AVAILABLE?

There is ample street parking available in both neighborhoods – plus our Summit studio has a private parking lot. Beware: Please always check meters and parking signs to avoid a ticket.

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