What to Expect
Here at HIIT Lab you’ll get a full body workout with exercises
and intervals that always vary, so no class is ever the same.
In a nutshell, expect to have fun, sweat a lot and want to return.
When should I arrive?
For your first visit, be sure to arrive 10 minutes before class. That way you can learn the ropes, grab a spot and hydrate. You’re gonna need a bigger water bottle!
What should I bring?
Attitude is everything (insert Grumpy Cat photo). So come with a positive one! We’ve never heard of anyone having much fun with a negative one. Just sayin’.
Hydration is essential! Whether you have the latest quadruple-walled titanium water bottle or prefer the convenience of buying a cold one at the studio, we’ve got you covered.
Please enjoy our free towel service. But please don’t take them home. Technically, that’s stealing. And it’s just bad karma.
Our lockers have digital locks, so no pockets, no problem.
Where is the studio?
Is there parking?
Yes! There is a small parking lot in front of the building as well as street parking.
Do you have showers?
We wish we had the space, but decided that treadmills trumped showers.
How do I sign up for a class?
Click on this link to send us your initial info and we will help set up your $15 Intro Week. Once you find a class date/time of your liking, let us know and we’ll save you a spot! If the class you want happens to be full, you can sign up for the waitlist and will be notified by e-mail and/or text as soon as you get in.
Is there an app available to sign up for classes?
Of course there’s an app for that! You can use the Zen Planner app to easily sign up for classes via the mobile device of your choice. Just search for ‘HIIT Lab’ in the app and it’s super easy to sign up for a class. If you have any questions or want a quick tutorial, don’t hesitate to ask the front desk for help.
When do I sign up for a class?
What should I wear?
We suggest sporting comfortable athletic shoes, a tee or tank on top and shorts or form-fitting pants on the bottom. And if you have crazy active sweat glands, maybe a change of clothes?
What is HIIT?
HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training. It’s a training technique in which you give all-out, 100% effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time. Who doesn’t want that?
Am I going to hurt myself?
With treadmills, bikes, kettle bells, TRX and other equipment to experiment on, our expert instructors will guide and ensure you are using everything properly. If you haven’t exercised in a while, there is no shame in pacing yourself during your first class. We want you to have a great experience, rather than cursing us as you exit. Lastly, please let our instructors know about any injuries or limitations. They will give you a modification, no problem!
Do I have to be a runner?
Running doesn’t have to be your jam prior to taking our class. No prior experience necessary! There are many ways to create intensity and challenge on treadmills without actually running.
Am I going to be the slowest/weakest/ lamest person in the class?
The only competition you’ll find here is with yourself. We’ll guide you through 60 minutes of cardio and strength training that is constantly changing and always challenging, regardless of your fitness level. We’re an all-inclusive kind of place without the buffet lines.
I’m allergic to treadmills, is there another option?
You are in luck! We’ve got two amazing Keiser™ bikes as an alternative to using a treadmill. They are pretty awesome and you can adjust intensity similar to the way you would in a spin class.
How often do I need to HIIT to get results?
Each and every body is different, but we’ve witnessed some pretty incredible transformations when people consistently take 3-4 classes a week for three months or longer. Key word: CONSISTENTLY. On the other hand, don’t be that guy who comes out quick out of gate working out everyday and then burns out just as fast. Those extra lbs didn’t pack on overnight, so it will take time to take them off (and keep them off). Be patient. Be consistent. You will get out of it, what you put in!
I’m pregnant, can I still come to class?
First off, congrats!!! And yes, you can come to class but please provide a note with approval from your medical caregiver. Also, please make sure to tell your instructor (we never, ever assume) so they can provide modifications for exercises as needed. Also, walking with incline is always an excellent option if running does not feel good for you and your babe.
I just had a baby, is HIIT (high-intensity interval training) right for me?
We strive to meet all fitness levels, including new mamas. But there are some important things you should know about your postpartum body to help you get the most out of your workouts, prevent injury and build your strength back in a supportive and functional way. Pregnancy takes a toll on your body (duh!) and for your ligaments particularly, it can take months to get them back to their pre-pregnancy state. This is a great resource to get all the details: https://macksmo.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/getting-your-pre-baby-body-back/.
All this to say, please let our instructors know if you’ve had a baby in the last 18 months. You’ll still get all the benefits of HIIT training, but they will offer options that allow you to move in a way that feels good, is supportive and effective for building your strength and endurance back.