What is a Upower class?
A fitness class that provides teens a fun supportive way to get fit and be healthier.
How much does it cost?
Nothing. Upower classes are free.
What are the workouts like?
A blend of cardio, strength training, mobility movements, fitness games, yoga and sports. No class is ever the same. We mix it up so you get the best physical results, have fun and don’t get bored.
Do I need to be an athlete to go?
No! Upower classes are for everyone. We scale the workouts so they’re right for all fitness levels.
Who are the coaches?
Our coaches are volunteers with fitness backgrounds. Many have certifications in different types of athletics. All have been background-checked and our lead coaches are certified in First Aid/CPR/AED.
Where are Upower classes located?
At select high schools, community centers and fitness facilities in the greater Seattle area. Contact us to find the most convenient location for you.
How long, what time and how often are the classes?
Classes are 1 hour and take place after school. Though classes at our Interagency Academy locations happen during the school day. Actual days vary but all locations offer classes at least 2 weekdays per week.
Does my parent/guardian need to sign something?
Yes. He/she needs to sign our Liability Release Waiver, scan and email the waiver back to us. Or you can bring it with you to your 1st class.
Can I start up anytime?
Do I have to go to every class?
No. Unless it’s part of your school program. But keep in mind the more classes you take, the more benefits you will see.
What do I wear?
Appropriate workout clothes and athletic shoes. If you don’t have these, let us know. We’ll get you what you need. Plus we keep extra gear on hand in case you forget something.
Do I need to bring anything?
If you haven’t given us your Liability Release Waiver, bring it on your 1st day. Remember, this form needs to be signed by your parent or legal guardian BEFORE you can start classes. We have everything else you may need.
Am I going to sweat?
Probably. So come prepared with comfortable workout clothes. All locations have a private place for you to change as well as deodorant and wipe towels for use.
Can I bring friends?
Yes! But they need a signed Liability Release Waiver. Have your friends contact us and we’ll set them up.
How will Upower help me become healthier?
In addition to the workouts, our classes include a health & wellness component that helps you incorporate healthier habits into your daily routine. If you follow the program, you will have more energy and feel better.
Tell me more about your health & wellness component.
It’s all about providing helpful information and interesting activities so you can develop healthier habits and keep them up. We run a nutritional challenge where new foods are introduced; bring in guest speakers who share expertise on health-related topics; and host workshops where you learn how to make better food choices and cook a healthy meal.
Any more questions?
Please contact us. We’re happy to answer any questions and tell you more about our program.