See here for answers to all of your questions! Credit: laurakgibbs

Have burning (or mildly stinging) questions about our online classes and FBG Life programs? We have answers!

What if I can’t make a live class? Can I still participate?

Heck to the yes you can. All of our online classes are recorded so you can watch them when you want and where you want! Our more in-depth programs benefit from live participation (you can ask questions and get feedback in real time), but we all know that life happens. So we make it easy to watch them when it’s convenient for you. Generally, recordings are kept available on Learn It Live for at least a year.

Why are some classes free and others aren’t?

We try to provide as much free content as we possibly can on www.FitBottomedGirls.com and in our 30-minute to hour-long classes. These all contain general information that is good for the majority of people. However, after years of helping people get fit and healthy, we’ve realized that many want more personalized information and advice that will help them and their situation specifically (hey, we’re all unique!). Providing this takes a lot of time and effort. We, of course, LOVE doing it, but we FBGs do have to put food on the table and make sure our sites can keep running with lots of free content! So, alas, we charge a nominal fee to participate. Our classes usually break down to about $20 to $30 a class, with discounts given for registering early. With a pumpkin spice latte running just about $4 these days, we think this is a pretty fair price for what’s basically health coaching.

How many people are in the online classes?

We limit participation of our in-depth (multi-session) programs to 25 so that everyone gets individualized attention. Our free one-time classes are open to as many as the technology will allow, which is in the thousands. For our free classes, we generally have 200+ people attend live or watch the recording later, which makes for some mad fun energy!

What can I expect in class?

In a typical class, you can expect to learn a lot and have a good time. Learn It Live uses the same technology that online college classes use, so you’ll be able to see and hear the instructor live and follow along with PowerPoint presentations. You can chat with other students or the instructor through the platform’s chat function or you can even come on mic or webcam if you wish (but if you’re shy, no worries—we won’t make you!).

What do I need to have in order to participate?

You need to have a good working computer and reliable internet access. Oh, and a positive attitude. ‘Cause that makes EVERYTHING better—including our classes!

Once enrolled in a class or program, what do I need to bring with me?

Yourself, that positive attitude we just mentioned, plus a pen and something to take notes on. We’re going to fly so much awesome info at you that you’ll want to jot it down. Plus, every now and again, we’ll also have live students do some journaling. Oh, how we love our journaling to get to the real root of things! We also recommend coming to class a few minutes early just to get settled and chat with the instructor and other students if you wish.

What is Learn It Live?

Learn It Live is about the coolest thing that ever happened online. The site and technology connects people around the world with experts of all kinds. Check it out here!

Can you help me lose weight, stop obsessing about my weight, etc.?

Yep, that’s pretty much why we were put on this planet—to help you get healthy inside and out and stop obsessing about that darn number on the scale. For a full list of our upcoming classes and programs click here.

Will I get individualized attention and advice in classes?

For sure! That’s the whole point of this interactive online learning thing—to get us virtually face-to-face to give you more in-depth information and personalized advice. You’ll get the most individualized attention in our longer, multi-class programs, but even our free one-time classes offer a Q&A portion at the end for you to ask away!

Can I see an example of the classes? 

But of course, our lovelies. You can always view recordings of our past free one-hour classes here. We’ve covered everything from finding your motivation to busting nutrition and fitness myths!

Who teaches the classes and what are their qualifications and certifications?

The majority of classes are taught by FBG Jenn. You can read her bio here, but she’s an ACE-certified personal trainer, health coach, and advanced health and fitness specialist, and an AFAA-certified group exercise instructor. Jenn also has an MA in health journalism from the University of Minnesota. With 10+ years of experience helping people to change their lives, she knows what she’s doing both from her time getting her clients results and from conquering her own emotional eating issues.

Do I have to be in the U.S. or North America to take your classes?

Nope. These online classes can be taken from anywhere IN THE WORLD. And, yep, we’ve had people from all over the place stay up late or get up early just so that they could participate live. Now, how cool is that?!

What does it mean to “live the FBG life?” Or even to “be a Fit Bottomed Girl?”

We thought you’d never ask! It means that no matter the size of your rear, you eat health delicious foods and move your body doing activities you love. You’re not perfect, nor do you want to be. You’re 100-percent you, and 100-percent self-approved. You live your life to the fullest and enjoy all good things in moderation (including wine and chocolate, holler!). You love your body and work out to be strong, not to just see a number on the scale. You’re kind to yourself and know how to have a really good time. In a nutshell, it’s like the best life—EVER!

What is the meaning of life?

To love. To be loved. To love yourself. To love your life. And we think we can help you to do just that a little bit better with our classes. (Bet you didn’t’ think you’d get a real answer there did ya? We’re full of surprises.)

Didn’t find the answer to your question above? Email us at [email protected]!