Frequently Asked Questions
- Expanded programming for Menlo Fit
- What to bring and wear
- Adult Boot Camp class format
- Is Boot Camp right for me?
- Boot Camp results you can look forward to
- Registration and attendance
Q: Why is Boot Camp moving to the Arrillaga Family Gymnastics Center?
A: Menlo Fit is expanding our fitness classes and operations, and moving all our fitness classes into the new Arrillaga Family Gymnastics Center. The new center offers several benefits to our members, including a nice, soft, carpeted floor, exclusive use during our workout sessions, and improved light and acoustics.
Q: What is being expanded in the Menlo Fit program?
A: In addition to Boot Camp, members can also try Indoor Cycling, Run Camp and Bike Camp combo classes, and new Bike/Run classes and a Sunday morning running group.
Q: What are the new membership fees, and what do they include?
A: Membership fees are $175 per month for Fitness All-Access membership, and $495 per quarter. Indoor Cycling-only memberships are available at $75 per month, and $214 per quarter. Try any Indoor Cycling class for a $20 drop-in fee, and try our Saturday Boot Camp for a $20 drop-in fee.
The Fitness All-Access membership includes 34 land-based fitness classes each week, as well as access to Menlo Swim and Sport aquatics offerings, specifically Lap Swim, Open Swim, AquaFit Water Fitness, Masters Swimming and Masters Water Polo, and Team Sheeper Triathlon Team. Both Masters Swimming and Water Polo, as well as Team Sheeper Triathlon Team, require additional team fees.
Q: Do I need special shoes for Boot Camp?
A: The new gymnastics center features a foam-loaded, springy carpet, and no shoes are needed for Boot Camp. Participants can go barefoot or wear socks for comfort.
Q: Do I need special shoes for Indoor Cycling?
A: The Indoor Cycling Studio is equipped with FreeMotion training bikes, with two-sided pedals with SPD on one side and standard toe clips on the other. Riders may bring their own cycling shoes outfitted with SPD clips, or regular athletic shoes for the standard toe clips.
Q: What clothing should I wear?
A: You should wear comfortable athletic clothing that you can move in and sweat in. Indoor Cycling participants may like to wear bicycle shorts with chamois for comfort. A change of clothing or warm covering for going outside when you’re sweaty is smart. There is limited changing space in the locker rooms, and bring a lock if you wish to use a locker.
Q: What else do I need to bring?
A: Bring water and a towel to all classes. Boot Camp provides all the equipment for each workout.
Q: What kind of equipment does Menlo Fit provide?
A: We provide some of the most innovative and functional fitness equipment on the market today. You will play with medicine balls, Swiss balls, TRX suspension gear, weights, sandbags, battle ropes, jump ropes, foam rolls, BOSU balls, resistance bands, and more. In the Indoor Cycling Studio, we provide brand new FreeMotion bikes with built in power meters, great for tracking all the data on your workout.
Q: Is Boot Camp all push-ups and sit-ups?
A: We do our share of push-ups and sit-ups, but include functional movement patterns that are done in physical therapy, personal training, and by professional athletes. The program focuses on the primal movement patterns as developed by Paul Chek (international health and fitness guru): pushing, pulling, squatting, lunging, rotation, bending, walking, jogging, crawling, skipping and jumping.
Q: What is a typical Boot Camp class like?
A: In one word… FUN! However, since each workout is intentionally different to prevent boredom and to give you maximum results in minimum time, it’s difficult to describe a “typical day.” You can expect some light running, resistance training, obstacle courses, core training, posture strengthening exercises, body weight training, and team training. On challenge days, you will test your fitness and have a fun time while burning a ton of fat. It’s always an adventure!
Q: What else can you tell me about what to expect?
A: The Boot Camp class format may include a circuit of approximately 6 stations, with 4-5 people per station at a time. The class includes a short warm-up and cool-down, and please come early to get in your own extra warm-up.
Q: What if I’m new to exercise or not physically fit?
A: No one will be left behind or asked to do more than they are capable of doing safely. Menlo Fit programs are for women and men of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. And everyone’s goals are different. Whether you have five, fifty, or just those stubborn ten pounds to lose, or you’re interested in simply developing a healthy morning routine, you’ll find that our fitness classes are just the program for you!
Q: What types of people take Menlo Fit classes?
A: People just like you. Moms, dads, athletes and those to new exercise. Whether you have a few vanity pounds to lose or 50 plus, you’ll find Menlo Fit land-based sessions the perfect program to help you achieve your fitness and weight-loss goals!
Q: How is this different than going to a local gym?
A: Menlo Fit is a fitness program designed to get you in the best shape of your life in a fun and motivating atmosphere. Unlike a traditional health club you won’t encounter intimidation, overcrowding, and broken equipment.
Q: What if I’m too busy and don’t have time to come?
A: We find that “I don’t have time” really means “I’d like to procrastinate a little longer.” The truth of the matter is that you can make time if you really want to change the way you look and feel. Ask yourself this: Am I finally ready?
Q: What can I expect to achieve?
A: You can expect to drop inches and pounds while becoming more fit and toned. The program includes exercises designed to firm your butt and thighs, flatten your stomach, reduce body fat and increase confidence. You will also improve your posture, flexibility, endurance, and strength and reduce the likelihood of future injuries.
Q: How soon will I see results?
A: Physical improvement can take place in as little as a couple of days. “Visual improvement” can take from two to four weeks depending on your effort level and attendance.
Q: Will I be sore from Menlo Fit workouts?
A: Most people feel some soreness for the first 2-3 days. After that, soreness is very little to moderate. It’s part of the process that lets you know you are improving! After the first two weeks your body will adjust and you’ll find that you’re no longer sore.
Q: What if I can’t attend all the days offered?
A: We have designed the new Menlo Fit program to offer classes throughout the day and on weekends. Many participants achieve significant results attending 2-3 days a week.
Q: How do I sign up?
A: You can register immediately online by clicking on the membership level that is right for you, on this page. And we’ll see you in the tomorrow!!
Q: Can I just drop in to take a class?
A: No. The fact of the matter is that you need and want to exercise consistently, right? We’ve found that the second best motivator is knowing that you are consistently paying for your fitness classes. The best motivator is knowing that you’re going to have a ton of fun once you get to class and meet your new friends for another life-changing workout!
Q: What if I want to try it before committing?
A: Great! Sign up for our 5 Days for $25 package and give us a try.
Q: Does Menlo Fit ever end?
A: Menlo Fit offers ongoing fitness classes, for a complete healthy lifestyle! You’re welcome to join for a little as one month or stay on board for the long haul.
Q: What if I have other questions?
A: Please call us at 650-330-2232 (our Service Center number) or send a message through our Feedback Form. We’re more than happy to answer any questions that you may have!