First time at Lotus Fitness and Thai Boxing? Don’t stress, we know it can be intimidating coming to a new gym. Follow these helpful tips to make your first experience an amazing one! Contact us if you have any questions too.
Eating: Do eat a small, healthy snack about 1-2 hours before your class – something easily digestible, such as a small smoothie, or some fruit with some carbohydrates. Make sure you’re hydrated. DON’T eat a huge meal before your class.
Bring: Workout clothing (shorts or tights are best for kicking), a towel, and a water bottle. Muay Thai is done barefoot, therefore you don’t need running or indoor shoes. And, during the Covid-19 pandemic, please be wearing a facemask at all times other than when you are at your station training.
Prepare: Especially in Martial Arts, Hygiene is really important! Do come fresh and clean,and make sure your nails (especially your toenails). DON’T come if you are sick!
FIRST TIME? PLEASE COME 15 MINUTES EARLY!
TTC – 29 Dufferin stops right outside our door at 450 Dufferin.
PARKING – If you are driving, we have a limited number of parking spots in the rear of our building, off of Alma Ave. Otherwise there is limited free street parking on Dufferin (look for rush-hour restrictions though)
BIKING – No bike posts yet, however there are spots to lock up to on Alma Ave.
ENTRANCE – Our front entrance is off of Dufferin on the North end of the building.
FIRST TIME? 15 MINUTES EARLY – If this is your first time, please come 15 minutes early before the start of your class.
Make sure you have your MuayThai Ontario Recreational Membership completed.
Please queue outside, wearing an appropriate facemask, and we’ll come to greet you per our Covid-19 screening protocols.
HANDWRAPS – You’ll need to wrap your hands before class starts. Our staff will teach you how (another reason why we need first timers coming early!) YouTube also has a ton of tutorials (with variations).
BE SAFE – If you have an pre-existing injury that may affect things, tell your instructor. If you feel discomfort during class, tell your instructor and stop. If you feel uncertain about any of the exercises, likewise, don’t do it, and tell your instructor about your concerns.
HAVE FUN – If you’re not having fun, what’s the point? Maybe you’re pushing yourself too hard, or something’s wrong. Let your instructor know. We want you to leave your class with a huge grin on your face. 🙂