What is Qmax?
Qmax high intensity, instructor led functional classes are guaranteed to push you to your max in a motivating team environment.
Qmax is largely based around HIIT (high intensity interval training) and tabata intervals. This class style enables everyone to work at their own pace but also in a group and partner environment to push you to reach your very best!
We offer a range of signature class designed to improve strength and fitness, weight loss, stamina and athletic performance.These classes are suitable for all levels of fitness and will truly fast-track your results!
Do I have to be ‘fit’ to do Qmax?
Not at all! The benefit of having instructor led classes is that we have the ability to modify exercises to suit any level. Being a time based class allows you to work at your own pace. The beauty of time based intervals is that you control how many repetitions you achieve.
I’m already quite fit, will Qmax be challenging enough for me?
Yes!! Despite being the opposite to a beginner, the principle of time based intervals is the same. You should be working up to 90% of your max heart rate during the peak of each work period. Push yourself to do more reps, faster or with heavier weights, plus our instructors will be there to make sure your not cheating yourself from the best possible workout.
This will be my first class. What can I expect?
Firstly, congratulations on taking the Qmax plunge. You’re going to have a great workout and a great experience supported by our amazing instructors and fellow Q-crew. We highly recommend you arrive 15mins prior to the class so you can get settled and be introduced to our instructor. They will always like to take a few minutes discussing your fitness background, any injuries or limitations and making sure we can best direct you towards your fitness goals.
Remember to bring workout gear, a sweat towel and water bottle and you’re all set!
What if I have an injury or medical condition?
We can work around most minor injuries and common medical conditions. If there’s something we need to be aware of, just let the instructor know prior to the class starting and during the workout if you feel any discomfort. Qmax may not be suitable if you are in the early stages of recovering from an injury, major heart conditions and pregnancy. If in doubt, please phone ahead and we can answer your questions.
What should I wear?
Any workout gear that you are comfortable moving and sweating in. Enclosed shoes are a must as are a towel and water bottle to ensure you stay hydrated.
Do I need to bring my own gloves to Shanghai Box?
Ideally it’s best to bring MMA style gloves and wraps with you to have the best experience possible. First class/don’t have gloves? That’s okay, for your first 1-2 classes we can supply you with communal gloves. Once you’re hooked on Shanghai, it is best to purchase your own for hygiene and fit.
Should I eat before a Class?
Yes, please do!!! You will be exerting lots of energy so we need to know you have some fuel in the tank. We recommend something light approximately 30-60 mins prior to the class.
How early should I arrive?
If it’s your first class, please arrive 15 mins early so the instructor can spend some time making sure you’re ready for the class ahead. For subsequent visits, we ask that you still arrive 10mins early so we can get the class underway on time. Anyone arriving after the warm up has commenced will unfortunately not be able to participate for safety reasons.
What if I don’t know anyone?
Qmax is about training hard but also about meeting new people. The instructor will match you up with someone to work through the class with. Although it may appear that lots of regulars know each other, many actually met through Qmax!
How do I become a Qmax member?
We have a wide range of options available for you to become part of our Q-crew.
Simply speak to a member of the team in club or visit our Join us page to see your range of options!
What is a start up fee?
Our start-up fee is a one off payment when joining that covers your access card to give you access to all locations, your membership set up and x2 Personal Training sessions.
How do I book in for a class?
We recommend that you book your first class during staffed hours so that you can meet the team and pick up your membership access card. *Access card provides gym access, Qmax class packs/passes are valid during staffed hours only. Classes can be pre-booked up to 7 days prior to a class.
It’s easy, follow these simple steps:-
1. CLICK HERE & select your Qmax club
2. Choose your class, sign in & book
Alternatively you can also book via the MINDBODY App, find us by searching ‘Qmax’.
Can I book classes in advance?
We highly recommend that you book into your classes as all classes have a maximum capacity, and not only that, it enables you to arrive at the club and check into class with ease. All classes can be booked 7 days in advance.
How do I cancel a booked class if I can no longer attend?
If you are unable to attend your class please cancel your class booking by logging into your account HERE. Alternatively you can also cancel via the Mindbody App or call your club directly. This means we will then be able to add someone from our waitlist. You will be able to cancel up to 3 hours before the class begins, after this window you will be unable to cancel and will be charged a late cancel/no show fee of $15. This is to ensure that all of our Q-mmunity get to enjoy the classes they wish to attend!
What if I don’t have a Smartphone or Computer to book/cancel a class?
No problems at all! You can call your Qmax location of choice and they can book/cancel a class for you!
Terms & Conditions
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What are each of the class styles?
Tokyo Attack – Tabata style training designed for weight loss/endurance/toning.
Shanghai Box – Fast fighting fitness! 3 zones of boxing mixed with Qmax stations for total body conditioning.
New York HIIT – HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class designed for fitness/weight loss/toning
London Lift – More specifically designed to focus on strength while still in a circuit form and improving lean muscle/ weight loss.
Miami Abs – Abs and core focused class that still burns serious calories to aid with fitness and weight loss.
Rio Athletica – Power/athletic based class for our members that fancy themselves as an everyday athlete and want to push themselves to the next level. (Can still be modified for star members).
Havana Booty – Focuses on the legs, core and booty while keeping the heart rate high!
*All classes are in a circuit form and incorporate body weight, traditional weights as well as new functional movements and equipment.