After joining GuavaPass in Singapore, I’ve tried new classes and studios almost every week. Through the subscription, I’ve discovered classes, studios, and instructors that I love. Although trying a new class is not always easy. Finding the right studio and not knowing what to expect can seem daunting. After a few bumps, (e.g., getting lost on my way to class!), I know what to expect when trying a new class. Now when I try a new class, I get more out of my workouts and have fun. I’ve learned it’s all about mindset, along with a few other tips I’ve put together to share with you!
How to try a new workout class like a boss
- Location: For me, finding the actual class or studio is the toughest part about trying a new class. Given that I recently moved to Singapore, the neighborhoods and streets are still new to me. When I book a class, I review the location first. If I have any questions about the location (especially with outdoor classes), I message the studio ahead of time to request walking directions from the closest MRT. If possible, I try to visit the studio prior to class so I have familiarity with the location.
- Type of class: GuavaPass is all about finding fitness classes that you love. Through my experience, I’ve found it’s best to do a bit of research on the class / studio so you know what to expect. It’s also a good idea to review the level of fitness so you know whether the class is for beginners, all levels, or experience.
- Preparation: When taking a class for the first time, make sure you check what you need to bring / wear. For outdoor classes, you often have to bring your own mat. There are also some studios that have a dress code (e.g., no tank tops).
- Instructor: Anytime I take a class for the first time, I introduce myself to the instructor and let them know I am new. I also try to get to the class 3-5 minutes early to chat with the instructor about the warm up, workout, and pace.
- Mindset: Real talk – taking a class for the first time isn’t easy. I’ve realized that you should give yourself props for trying something new and not be hard on yourself. I also remind myself that no one is watching and just have fun. This kind of mindset helps you push through and come back to the studio. The second time is so much better!
Photos: WeBarre located in Tanjong Pagar and Telok Ayer. I had an amazing time trying the HIIT Bar – an innovative and fierce workout!
Disclosure – this post was sponsored by GuavaPass. As always – all opinions are my own.