SUPER U FITNESS FAQ
Where are you located?
Super U fitness is based in Mississauga, Ontario in Canada. We are a mobile fitness company and so do not have a physical venue for you to come to, but instead , we come to wherever you are to coach you. We teach in person in Etobicoke, Peel, Milton, Oakville and Burlington. If you are not in one of these areas, we will coach you virtually through our online classes.
How do I do a Super U Fitness class?
Just fill go to our contact page and fill out the form with your details and we’ll get back to you.. You can choose to train alone with personal training or grab a group of family or friends and have fun getting fit together!
What if I do not have a group to workout with?
No worries, if you can’t get a group of friends, you can get on our watch list, and we’ll try to get a group going for you! Fill out the contact form and let us know what kind of class you would be interested in joining.
How do I book Renita as a speaker at my next event?
You can get in touch with Renita directly by reaching out through Facebook, Linked in, Instagram or you can fill out the contact form and mentioning event details, the dates and the times you are looking to book her for.
Does Renita choreograph for school musicals?
Yes. However, Renita helps with the choreography and direction of school musicals in the Mississauga and surrounding area only. Please contact her directly for availability and rates.
How do I get a Super U Fitness instructor to teach at my daughter’s daycare or summer camp?
All you need to do is chat with your child’s daycare or camp supervisors, give a link to this website and ask them to contact us directly. If you need us to support you in this endeavour, contact us yourself and let us know how we can help.
GENERAL FITNESS FAQ
Can I get fit without a fitness center or gym?
Yes, you can workout at home, outdoors or at any place of your choice. Just get moving. Decide on any kind of fun activity you like that works your whole body. I started as a gymnast and then went on to dance. I didn’t stop because I loved it and it got me fit. I actually didn’t go to gym regularly till I was past 30yrs. What matters is that you are consistent. So choose an activity you enjoy rather than something think you have to or are scared to do.
How do I get started with a family workout?
Family workouts of all kinds are amazing! I love them. I’m so glad you want to give it a shot. Just read my book “Power Play the Super U Fitness Way” and follow its detailed steps to help you on your way.
Should my child lift weights?
Guess what, kids lift weight all the time! Actually they lift more than most adults. Children are always up to tricks and ‘monkeying around’. They often climb and swing on trees, park apparatus and jungle gyms. Most are very used to lifting their entire body weight. They love doing cartwheels, handstands and flips which involve you managing your entire body weight. So if your kids want to lift weights, and ask you, let them try lifting a light one. It is also a great time to bond. Grab it!
How often do I have to train if I’m just starting off?
Something is better than nothing any day. What matters is that you start. As a beginner you should train about 3 times a week. Don’t get over enthusiastic and train every day of the week. It is important, that you give your body time for regeneration so that it isn’t overloaded. This will help your body get used to training and your new fitness program. Increase your training slowly and in a controlled manner, then you will also have long-term success.
Who should I talk to about which exercise program would be best for me?
How important is nutrition?
Nutrition is extremely important. No matter how much or how little you work out, you have to watch your intake. You are what you eat. You can’t out train a bad diet. You will not get the results you want in the long run. You need to choose between bad food choices and your goals. Choose wisely.
Do I need to exercise even when I’m stressed and depressed?
This is actually the time you most need to work out. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which help you calm you down, unwind and find your happy balance again. It helps you change your focus, think clearly and get the confidence to face and overcome your challenges. It’s an added boost if you exercise to your favorite up-tempo music playlist.
What time of the day is best to work out?
Don’t analyse fitness. Just do it. Find a time that suits your schedule and your body the best and go for it. There’s no proof that an early morning workout is better than an evening one. Pay attention to how you feel. What matters is that you start. You’ll get results at time of day, as long as it works for you.
Should I plan my work out?
Yes. A plan will help you maximise your time and your workout. Decide which muscle groups you want to work on, what kind of workout you’re doing, what equipment you’ll need and what your fun element in the workout is going to be. Then, think about how many reps and sets you’re going to perform. This way, you won’t waste time thinking about what to do next and you will have fun achieving your goals.
When should I stretch and how often?
You can include some dynamic movements oriented stretches (like walking with big strides, lunging or jogging with high knees) before a workout. Static stretches are most effective when you cool down for post-workout recovery. At this time your stretches should focus on all the muscles you’ve worked like a standing thigh stretch or side lunge. This will improve your circulation in that area, increase your range of motion, enhance muscle function and minimize your risk of injury. Stretch as much as you need. The more you stretch, the better you will feel.
What do I do if my muscles are sore?
Stretching helps a lot. You could try to go deeper with a foam roller which is like a mini massage and prevents damage to the connective tissue between the muscles. Try an Epsom salt bath. These salts are packed with magnesium that will help relax your sore muscles. Lastly watch your nutrition. Protein helps reduce muscle damage and soreness after a workout. Rest up and you will be good to go in no time.
How does exercise help mental health?
Exercise helps reduce stress, calm you down, increases your confidence, lessens anxiety and helps you focus. It also releases endorphins, which encourage feelings of happiness. Exercise is the best thing you could do for yourself if you are feeling upset or stressed.