Frequently Asked Questions
What is it like working with Barefoot Tiger?

We believe in giving our clients life-long tools instead of using quick-fix plans that require no thought on account of the client. Our clients are intelligent beings who have the capability to understand and listen to their bodies better than anyone else. We are here to help guide you along the way. We will educate you to make smart choices and help you remain flexible in your response to what your body needs – today, tomorrow and 10 years from now.


We believe no one diet or fitness plan works for everyone. In fact, the same plan that worked for you in your 20s will be very different than one that works in your 50s! Working with us is not about counting calories, counting points or weighing yourself incessantly. It’s about feeling good in your skin, noticing the effects of how you feel rather than what the scale is telling you, and feeling fantastic for the rest of your life.


Our staff are extensively trained in their fields and continuously participate in continuing education, giving you more value in your work with them.

How often should I work out with my trainer / teacher?

You can work with us as much or as little as you would like depending upon the support you need – some of our clients choose to work with us once a week, others 2, 3, even 5 days a week. But each client knows that regardless of how much they work with us, they will only get out as much as they put in. Our recommendation for a great place to start is 2 sessions / week plus a commitment to do work on your own.

Will you create a written fitness plan for me?

We will fully support you in creating an weekly workout program to complement your nutrition and fitness routine with us and keep you accountable for it. However, we are unable to provide you with a fully written routine if we are not with you to watch your form and make sure you’re exercising safely. Certain exceptions may apply, but we want to make sure you remain injury free!

How long are the sessions?

Personal training, yoga and meditation sessions are one hour, unless stated otherwise.

What do I need to do prior to my first session?

Your teacher or trainer will generally arrive a few minutes early to set up and your session begins as soon as your teacher or trainer arrives. Take time to relax before your session so you don’t feel rushed or stressed. For massage sessions, your therapist will generally arrive about 10 minutes early. Please have a clean sheet and bath towel ready for your therapist when they arrive.


It’s a great idea to set aside a specific space for your sessions to occur, particularly if you are working in your home. Create a space that you feel very comfortable in, free from distractions and reminders of what you have to do after your session. There’s nothing more distracting than doing yoga while looking at your computer on your desk and thinking, “Oh I forgot to email Joe!”

What should I wear to my session?

Personal training: comfortable exercise clothing and sneakers.


Yoga and Meditation: comfortable exercise clothing and bare feet.


Pilates: comfortable exercise clothing and socks.


Will I need any equipment to get started?

A yoga mat is recommended for all personal training and yoga sessions. As you work with your teacher or trainer he/she can advise you on what equipment you will need for your in-home sessions, taking your space and budget into careful consideration.

What should I eat before I work out?

Try to avoid eating a full meal right before your session. If you are hungry, a small piece of fruit (apple, banana) about 30 – 40 minutes before your session will give you the energy you need for the hour. Make sure you drink water to hydrate before and after your session. After your session, a good mix of protein and carbs will get you on the road to recovery; a nut, banana and honey smoothie is the perfect answer!

What are your rates?

Our rates can be seen here, but call us to put together a personalized package for you.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Yes, we do. Barefoot Tiger has a 24-hour cancellation policy. Should you need to cancel a session, please contact your Teacher/Trainer or the Barefoot Tiger office at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. If 24 hours notice is not given, the session will be charged as a completed session. Exceptions that apply include: hospitalization, death and other reasons beyond your control.


Clients wishing to reschedule an appointment may attempt to contact the trainer directly to reschedule for the same day only. If no time slots are open or if you are unable to reach the trainer, the 24-hour policy goes into effect. If the Trainer cancels a session without 24 hours notice and cannot reschedule for the same week, he/she will make up the session to you with a complimentary session.

How can I pay for services?

We have an online system which allows you to monitor your account with us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We accept checks or credit card payments – Visa, MasterCard and American Express. All online information is completely secure and encrypted for your safety.

How do I get started?

We make getting started easy!

Have more questions not listed here? Contact us!