If you prefer not to train barefoot, we ask that you opt for completely flat soled trainers, such as New Balance Minimus, Vibram, Vivo Barefoot or good old fashioned Converse style shoes. Please do not wear muddy outdoor shoes in the Studio.
Fitness Classes at Studio 41 come in three formats:
1. Mat HiiT sessions follow social distance spacing, working at your own station using only equipment you have selected upon arrival, with sanitation available to clean your equipment and hands for your peace of mind.
2. Circuit HiiT sessions involve moving from station to station each time the buzzer sounds. This option means you will share equipment, but will have sanitation available for use before, and after rounds.
3. Freestyle sessions are operated in a social distance format, however, these are repetition challenge based, and without the use of interval timers.
4. Other: at some times of year we offer other styles of classes, eg. barbells... like body pump, but our version.
What Equipment is Used?
We are specialists in Russian Competition Kettlebell and Bulgarian Bag training methods. We combine these two exceptional training tools with other functional training methods, such as TRX, Battlerope, Slamball and Vipr, to ensure you achieve exceptional levels of fitness and strength. You will never train any other way again, once you get the bug...
Our techniques are very specific, so before you participate in our classes which use the Kettlebells and Bulgarian Bags, you must undergo a class readiness training sessions with a Studio 41 trainer to ensure you can safely handle the equipment. This applies, even if you have used this equipment elsewhere. You can see our classes here.
To achieve these levels of fitness in our fitness training classes and personal training sessions, going barefoot will help you truly evolve.
Barefoot fitness strengthens the stabilising muscles of the foot and ankle and makes them stronger, and these other benefits:
Improves our proprioception which will improve our balance and movement
Helps us to feel and connect us to our environment and this helps our balance and develops our natural movements
Stronger arches and ankles and more support
improves muscle alignment allowing the core and pelvic floor to function correctly.
Increases flexibility and mobility of the foot and gives a much wider range of motion
Improves our Chi (Qi) and strengthens the entire body
Bare feet do not naturally smell