Your Complete Guide to Openfit Live ClassesDec 15, 2021
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When it comes to motivation, personalized trainer attention, and creative workouts, Openfit Live can give you the boost you need. Plus, there are so many options stacked up all day that it’s easy to fit in a session (or two). But which one should you pick?
Whether you want an intense workout or a gentler session, want to work up a sweat or wind down in the evening, or want to crush some cardio or get ripped with resistance training, Openfit Live has the class for you.
Here’s the complete guide to the Live classes, along with pro tips from Openfit trainers and teammates like you.
Whether you choose the treadmill or you’re navigating around your neighborhood, you don’t have to do it solo. Outdoor Openfit Live Running or Walking Classes can give you the benefits of feeling like you’re in a group, without having to put one together. Plus, you get trainer insights along the way.
Who it’s good for: Walkers or runners at any level, including beginners.
Teammate tip: Be sure to connect with your trainer about your goals, pace, and any issues or injuries, suggests Openfit Teammate Lindsay Lancaster. The more the trainers get to know you, the more input they can give you, and that’s very helpful. Her other recommendation is to sign up in advance for the class, both as a way to motivate yourself and to make sure you get in before it fills up.
Openfit Live Weighted Workouts provide a variety of workouts, using light weights and higher reps to build muscular endurance, or using heavier weights and fewer reps to work on maximal strength. You can also choose between upper-body, lower-body, and core strength classes.
Who it’s good for: Live weights classes are ideal for beginner lifters, since the Live trainers provide form tips, guidance, and accountability.
Pro tip: Openfit Live Trainer Ritvik Aithal suggests that new lifters should focus on perfecting their form. “Pace yourself and choose lighter weights over the heavier ones to allow your muscles to learn the movement patterns and adapt,” he says. And, if you don’t have dumbbells at home, you make do with things you have lying around the house.
There are numerous Openfit Live core workouts that either combine abs exercises with other training like HIIT, or give you a 15-minute workout that’s entirely core-focused. For example, try the 10-Minutes Abs or the Total Core Express. Either way, you’ll feel that good burn!
Who it’s good for: These classes are appropriate for all levels, and they make a good add-on workout to other Openfit programs.
Teammate tip: If you feel like you need to modify or that you’re not “feeling it” where you should, be sure to ask the trainer, suggests Openfit Teammate Dayna Marie. They can give you very helpful tips about possible modifications and where you should be focusing your attention.
A mix of cardio and conditioning, Openfit Live kickboxing classes will help you learn basic upper-body strikes and combos as you work up a sweat. You’ll also practice boxing classics like the jab, cross, hook, and uppercut.
Who it’s good for: Tough enough to challenge seasoned athletes, yet completely accessible to beginners.
Teammate tip: If you’re dealing with a physical issue that’s causing limitations, talk to the trainer about your situation, says Openfit Teammate Kayla Badon-Mouton. She has back issues, but the kickboxing trainers always give her modifications for high-intensity moves that keep her safe.
Apart from injecting a little fun into your workouts, Openfit Live jump rope classes can help you quickly improve your agility and cardiovascular fitness. You can find classes dedicated to jumping rope, but you might also see it as an exercise or part of a warm-up in other classes.
Who it’s good for: People looking to shake up their routine with an exercise that’s easy to scale up or down, depending on their fitness level.
Pro tip: Openfit Live Trainer Emily Sears loves jumping rope to keep classes interesting. If you’re just starting or haven’t jumped rope since grade school, “You can even use a ‘pretend rope’ and do the motion, and you’ll be adding to your agility and cardio fitness,” says Sears. Cordless jump ropes with weighted handles are also a great alternative to use.
Looking to get your heart rate up? Openfit Live cardio and HIIT classes use interval training and cardio moves to optimize calorie burn. Choose between full body workouts and classes that home in on specific areas of the body you want to target. Hybrid options include HIIT and Abs, HIIT and Upper Body Strength with Weights, and HIIT and Booty Blast with Weights.
Who it’s good for: Great for all levels, this class helps those looking to burn calories faster and increase their metabolic rate.
Pro tip: Modify as needed. Openfit Live trainer Liana Hughes reminds that, “Live trainers are able to provide feedback on form and offer modifications and progressions to exercises on an individual basis.”
If you don’t regularly take time to warm up or cool down your body, Openift Live stretching and mobility classes can help you in and out of your workouts. They’ll help you develop body awareness and increase your flexibility and range of motion. The total-body classes will help you feel good from head to toe, but there are some for specific areas, such as the hips, lower back, or shoulders.
Who it’s good for: People who want a beginner-friendly way to increase mobility and de-stress with refreshing stretching routines.
Pro tip: One of the biggest benefits of a live stretching class is trainer guidance. “When you have guidance about a stretch, such as where you should be feeling it, it helps you explore your range of motion more,” says Openfit Live Trainer Carlos Teasdale. They can also help you correct your form and help you lean deeper into your stretches.
Although foam rolling seems straightforward, an Openfit Live Foam Rolling Classes helps you get the most from every session. A qualified instructor leads each session, and they show you how to use self-massage to ease tightness and improve mobility.
Who it’s good for: Anyone hoping to enhance recovery and work out “knots” in their muscles. (So basically everybody.)
Teammate tip: Be sure to listen to the trainer about where you should be feeling the sensations of tightness and release during the foam rolling, suggests Openfit Teammate Katie Walaska. She says that helps her focus her energy on those spots.
If you haven’t been to the gym in a long time — or ever — and want to start your fitness journey with plenty of encouragement and feedback, good news: Openfit Live has many options for beginners. From walking to strength training to cardio and more, you can find a class that’s right for you right now.
Who it’s good for: Classes for beginners have plenty of modifications, and you can take short classes that help you ease into working out.
Teammate tip: Badon-Mouton suggests that if you’ve done the modifications during class but still have specific questions, you can message the trainer directly after class. As a beginner, she’s used this tactic several times and has always gotten great feedback about modifications to try for upcoming classes.
Combining the power of Openfit’s Xtend Barre on-demand workouts with the one-on-one attention and group dynamics of a live studio class, Openfit Live Xtend Barre provides step-by-step instruction from a certified XB trainer.
Who it’s good for: Great for all levels, especially if you’re looking for a blend of challenging and fun movement that combines ballet-inspired moves and fat-burning cardio.
Pro tip: Many times when people are just starting barre, they tend to choose a chair (as an alternative to a barre) that’s too short, so it’s difficult to get into proper form, cautions Xtend Barre trainer Sarah Soares. Whatever you’re hanging onto, whether that’s a chair back, barre, or countertop, keep it at navel height. Also, don’t be shy about telling your trainer about specific goals, she says, like working on your roll-up or teaser. That way they can give you a little extra feedback when those moves come up.
With Openfit Live Yoga, you have three main types of classes: Level 1 offers classic poses and steady pacing. Yoga Calm is ideal for beginners, but you hold the poses slightly longer. Yoga Flow targets intermediate to advanced with backbends and balance poses.
Who it’s good for: Because of the different levels, everyone from beginners to more advanced yogis will find a class that meets their needs.
Pro tip: Every yoga class includes suggestions on modifications, so if you’re feeling like taking on a Yoga Flow challenge but not sure if you’re ready, make the leap, says Openfit Live trainer Jennifer Fuller. The teacher will guide you through a class that meets you at your level.
If you’re looking for the studio experience at home, Openfit Live Pilates is the class for you. You’ll get individualized training from an instructor as you work to improve flexibility, mobility, and strength. The three levels of classes start from foundational movements that emphasize technique and end with advanced classes that’ll get your mind and body working.
Who it’s good for: From beginners to advanced practitioners
Pro tip: “Pilates is more than just a workout,” says Openfit Live Trainer Nicole de Souza. “You also see better physical coordination, benefits from deep breathing, and even stress reduction.” Even if you’ve never taken a Pilates class before, the Level 1 classes can help you learn the fundamental movements to help you increase body awareness. Plus, the movements in Pilates transfer to other workouts, as they improve core strength, balance, and muscular endurance.