We add frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers to this section as we get them. Contact us with your questions today!
One of the most common questions we get is, “How do I watch your workouts?” We answer that question in this 40-second funny video with Bethany. Incidentally, once you join, all the links on our site open up to you, and you watch our workouts the same way you watch this video: by clicking the play button
What if I can’t connect my PC to my TV?
We kept those without huge television screens in mind when we were designing Fit2B. If you are traveling or on the road, you won’t always be able to hook up to a big screen. Why should that stop you from exercising in your bedroom, hotel room, living room or at a friend’s house. Once you sign up and we grant you access to the site, you can use ANY computer. Just login, pick a workout, and get moving or meditating! If you’re willing to do yoga from an app, you can certainly do it on your computer!
“My kiddos want to work on their strength. How do I order DVDs for these areas? How do I buy the DVDs or customize??”
While you get the best access to ALL our workouts via subscription service through paypal for $9.95/month which allows you to watch all the workouts in every section, if you want to have a DVD made you can go to our products and services tab and order a custom DVD with three workouts of your choice! However, we rarely receive orders for that since most people are delighted to just pay the flat monthly rate. Streaming our workouts is so simple and easy, and our video service is top rated, so it works even better than downloading.
Are all the workouts pilates & yoga?
No, we offer weights, tabata, core-only, ball workouts, meditations, and we are starting to introduce some basic aerobics and other formats based on our member’s requests. That said, though, a lot of the routines are rooted in pilates and yoga moves because they are so efficient for home exercisers.
Do these workouts offer sufficient strength training?
Body resistance training is more than sufficient for people who have previously been inactive or barely active, because our bodies are first frontier. Some big-market brand-name workouts are simply unsafe for the average sedentary exerciser. Our goal is to take our clients safely from 0 to 10 in a reasonable amount of time. Asking a beginner exerciser to do too much is asking them to fail. We believe in giving them small, baby steps and gradually increasing what they’re doing, build their confidence, and pretty soon they’ll be hungry for more! My site really isn’t for the elite athlete who already has a great workout plan, although the yoga and pilates is so affordable, that it would be a great supplement for anybody. My site is for the SAHM or WAHM or (dad) or persona with a debilitating disease like arthritis or neuropathy. That is my heart… Once people get to the challenging workouts, the amount of resistance and cardio offered in those is tremendous!
How many videos are currently on your site and how often do you add more?
We currently have almost 60 workout videos of various lengths and ability levels. We do our best to film 4-6 new workouts on a monthly basis except for during Summertime. You can see how our videos are sorted in the following ways:
- In our members area, by progressive pathways that utilize more and more challenging workouts.
- In our Fit2B in Your Schedule section which categorizes them by times of 10 minuts or less, 15 minutes or less, 20 minutes or less, 25 minutes or less, and 30+ minute workouts.
- By degree of difficulty which includes Totally Tummy Safe workouts for those healing from diastasis recti, beginner workouts, advancing workouts and challenging workouts that aren’t as diastasis-aware.
Do members get a workout plan or design to make sure they are changing things up and working different muscles?
Every new member is encouraged to take advantage of a free 20-minute consultation phone call with Bethany herself! Not only that, our pathways are basically like workout plans. Within each pathway plan, every workout wakes up every muscle. Most of our clients use us about three times per week, so even if you only do a ten minute workout with us, all your muscles get a wake-up call. If you do a longer one (peaceful blend is 40 minutes!) then things get more intense. Our workout paths offer a gradual increase in activity that is safe for men and women who are truly starting from scratch. Bethany put her degree in exercise and sport science to major use when she designed our workouts and funneled them into workout paths that are basically programs to ensure our clients progress in a well-rounded fashion. For example, within 4-6 weeks a member on the “Fit2B Beginning Path” will go from doing 10 minute workouts to 25 minute workouts that gradually increase in difficulty. For the 50% of Americans that are obese that is a big improvement! The next workout path progresses you even further! Premium Members get a private page of workouts based on a one-on-one consultation call. Click here to learn more about a premium membership!
What if my video is skipping a lot or not playing at all?
Skipping… We film all of our workouts in high def (HD) and only a few are in standard definition (SD). This means that if you don’t have a dedicated internet connection, or your service provider isn’t so great, then you might need to plan ahead and give your workouts time to load. Your computer is processing a LOT of information, so in the worst case scenario, you’ll need to click play and go do something else for a while. Just put it on mute and let it the buffer fill up. Mute your volume if you don’t want to listen to the skipping. Then try playing from the beginning. Even with a slow computer or internet service, you should only have to go through this loading process once per workout. Once your computer “gets to know” the data, it will recognize it and let it through faster. If you experience skipping after you have let a title play out completely, please contact us immediately!
Not playing at all… If you’ve tried to watch one of our workouts, and you get a message such as, ”Sorry. There was an error encountered while loading this video” try two things:
- Upgrade your browser. Having an outdated version of your browser can really slow your system down, making it hard to stream our workouts. Upgrading is usually free, takes just a few minutes, and speeds your whole life up again!
- Change browsers. Choose from free options like Apply Safari, Yahoo Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer… just something different than what you currently use. Over half of our users are on Macs including us So be sure your browser has the most recent updates, and if that doesn’t help, try a different browser.
- Check your firewall, web protection, or pornography blocking settings. Although we do NOT film immodest material, sometimes our video hosting system (vimeo) is automatically blocked, because it functions like youtube. However, we have a professional version that won’t allow popups from other video providers, and all of our content is family-friendly. You’ll need to approve vimeo, or Fit2B Studio as an approved site, or you’ll have to temporarily disable your web protection while participating.
Will you give me something if I refer a friend?
If you refer a friend, and she or he joins fit2b with your promo code, then we will show our gratitude by giving you two months FREE! So spread the word about the best, most fun, least intimidating, home fitness instructor ever! Just have your friend mention your name in the comments section when they sign up, and you will get two FREE months!
Is it cost-efficient to join Fit2b.us when I could get more at a club?
Well, how cost efficient is it to go to a gym? How much time does it take to get there? How much gas? Babysitting and childcare? Do your kids get sick a lot from their childcare? How much time do you really have to devote to your fitness? We can give you a choice from many, many different workouts right at your computer. Just load and go. If you have 20 minutes, that’s all it takes. You’ll work every muscle, rejuvenating and relaxing without ever leaving home! And it only costs $9.95 per month! You can sit on your toosh all month and watch Netflix for the same price… or buy two coffees at Starbucks… or buy two gallons of gas… Oh, and we don’t limit how many times you watch or who you watch it with. Take it with you. Invite a friend. Just don’t give everyone your code, or you’ll miss out a free month when your friend joins!
How does joining this site compare to joining a ‘real’ studio?
If you join a yoga or Pilates studio, you will pay at least $10 per class, and it will be one or the other, pilates or yoga but NOT both blended together. And $10 is the low end of the pricing scale. It is hard to find blended classes, let alone studios that offer both Pilates and yoga. If you join a club or fitness center, you will pay anywhere from $19.95 a month (for a two year contract that you have to buy out if you quit early) to more than $100 per month. This will give you access to everything, that is true … But do you really use everything? If you only want yoga or pilates or both, why not pay less and do it at home?
Is there stuff for beginner and advanced students?
Definitely! Bethany has created content for the beginner – someone who has NEVER done pilates or yoga – and the advanced participant – someone who has been there, done that, and has the yoga pants to prove it. She can do this because she has 14 years of experience and training that allows her to teach to all fitness abilities. Even as she progresses you through various levels, Bethany never stops teaching. She has new insights, new angles, new methods that will keep you moving and coming back for more. Pilates and yoga are both lifelong journeys. You are jumping into an ocean of opportunity where every muscle in your body can always stretch or flex further and deeper than it ever has before! The more flexible you are, the bigger your range of motion. The bigger your range of motion, the more motion you can make. The more motion you can make, the more calories you can burn … And the more calories you burn, well, your current size will be history.
What is Pilates?
Pilates was named for its founder, Joseph Pilates, who was a professional ballet instructor. He devised his unique method so that his dancers could strengthen their muscles and core without bulking up. Bulky ballet dancers aren’t pretty. He studied weight lifting, yoga and several other exercise arts as he invented the “Pilates Reformer” which is a machine. Bethany teaches a mat-style Pilates that does not require any equipment, however the use of balls and bands, or even light hand-weights are used in her advanced routines.
What is Yoga?
Yoga emerged thousands of years ago as a method of self-defense and strength training in Eastern villages where survival was very spiritual. A typical Yoga class is made up of poses (asanas) that flow from one move to another. Traditional yoga is spoken in sanskrit, and each pose ends with “-asana.” However, all the pose names translate quite nicely into English, and that is how Bethany teaches: in English. Contrary to some conservative beliefs, Yoga – in and of itself – does not fly in the face of God. The founders of Fit2B Studio are conservatives themselves who have witness how Yoga puts many on a spiritual path that spirals ever closer to the deeper truth that we are divinely created and loved and that we each have a purpose. Many asanas have very spiritual names, such as the “Namaste Hands” or praying hands, and we will often use that position for a time of quiet meditation. Namaste means “the divine in me recognizes, honors, respects the divine in you.” If we are all made in the image of the Divine, every man, woman, tribe and nation reflects that Glory, and we see, honor and respect that. How do Pilates and Yoga blend together?
Because Pilates was originally based on many poses from yoga – remember, Joseph Pilates studied it extensively – it is very easy to combine them. Because of her incredible knowledge of the human body (baccaleureate courses in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, psychosocial dimensions of physical fitness, etc.) Bethany has the ability to flow both of them together to create something that becomes truly beautiful, relaxing and meditative. But you still break a sweat!
Can I really get in shape doing Pilates and Yoga?
Yes! Your body burns fat around working muscles, and this type of exercise wakes up every muscle in your body. Research shows that Yoga lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, improves bone density, and increases strength and cardio (heart) function. Pilates is perfect for building a long, lean look and it targets all the core muscles. If you want great abs, a strong upper body and strong legs without bulking up, this is the place to start and the place for you to advance.
What sets Fit2b.us apart from other online fitness sites?
You are not going to find anything else like Fit2b.us no matter where you look. The instructor, Bethany, is totally unique because she doesn’t just teach Pilates or Yoga. Bethany teaches both. Many other instructors out there were trained in only one or the other. Bethany is has taught over a thousand of hours of both, plus she has a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Her national certifications and education give her the unique ability to dissect any movement, any pose, any type of exercise into biomechanically safe, healthy patterns that are perfect for nearly every special population. This site also brings a deep spiritual component into each and every workout. We believe that the mind and body are connected, that how you treat yourself and those around you is a direct reflection of your mental and spiritual health. We want this whole site to nurture every aspect of your wellness.
One woman asked if we help with Hernias… I’ve still got a two finger separation (started at 4-been doing Tupler stuff for about 2 months, but not as consistent as I should be) and a pretty large hernia (half a golf ball size) above my belly button. I don’t want to have hernia surgery until I’m done breastfeeding. I’m wondering if you have any experience helping anyone with diastasis and hernia and if the exercises will help reduce the hernia at all? It doesn’t hurt and I’m always careful with it.
Bethany answered: There is a chance that your hernia will still resolve itself with more time [working with a diastasis rehabilitation specialist]. I know that my exercises will NOT make it worse, but I can’t say they’ll make it better, because I’m not the rehab expert … But my exercises do align with Tupler, MuTu System and other diastasis physical therapists, and I have several members who claim their smaller diastasis have closed while using my site.