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FAQ

These are some Frequently Asked Questions about the Cut Seven studio and our unique fitness experience. Still have questions? Reach out to us at info@cutseven.com.

OUTDOOR WORKOUTS

what are the outdoor classes?

Outdoor classes are held on local turf fields; check the schedule for the field address. Please arrive at least five minutes before class to get settled in. All workouts are limited to ensure a safe social distancing. 

Outdoor classes can be purchased on the Packages page and reserved through the Cut Seven app or through the Reservations page.


are outdoor classes all cardio?

No. Outdoor classes follow the muscle focus Schedule. The only days that will include cardio are Heart. The class will always have a dynamic warmup which includes things like jogging, high knees, and burpees. 


do i need to wear PPe during class?

You must wear PPE (masks) before class, during the demos, in-between each station, and after class. You should remain six feet apart from each other throughout the entirety of class.

You may bring a yoga mat, towel, or workout gloves if that would make your experience more comfortable, but they are not required. If you have a Cut Pack, please bring it. Fill your water bottle and use your restroom at home since they may not be open at the field.


WHAT IS THE WEATHER POLICY?

Outdoor field classes will be held rain or shine.

Prefer not to workout in the rain? You are responsible for checking the weather forecast and following the cancellation policy listed below.

Cut Seven only cancels class for severe weather (aka downpour with thunder and lightning). You will be emailed 45 minutes prior to the start time and your class will be credited back to your account that day.

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

We take your safety seriously. This not only includes how we program our workouts and coach you to prevent injuries, but what we are doing during COVID to keep everyone healthy.

First, we are keeping our classes small so that we can ensure proper and safe social distancing. During the workout, we design it so that you can stay six feet away from your teammates and coaches (during the warm-up, workout, finisher, and cool down). Also, we make sure to minimize equipment sharing as much as possible. Whenever possible, you will get your own piece of equipment (like mini-bands, sliders, and monster bands) and when it is not feasible, we clean the equipment in-between each use. If you have a Cut Pack, even better! Bring that with you to use. 

If needed, we provide single-use gloves and hand sanitizer for you to use during your workout. 

But we need you to do your part too. This means wearing PPE (a mask) anytime you aren’t working out: before class, during the demos, in-between each station, and after class. You should remain six feet apart from each other throughout the entirety of class. 

Make sure that you put equipment back so that our coaches and captains see it can make sure to clean it.

And as always, please stay six feet apart from all other athletes and coaches at all times!  

Also, per D.C. orders, if you are returning from a high-risk state for non-essential business, we ask that you do NOT attend any outdoor classes for 14 days. A list of high-risk states can be found here and is updated every two weeks. If you are looking for at-home work-out options during this 14-day quarantine, try CutSevenPlay.com!

We’re in this together! What you do on the field affects us and what we do affects you so let’s keep it fun and safe! And make sure to stay hydrated, especially on hot days. 

Virtual Workouts and Memberships

Do you offer virtual workouts?

Yes. In 2020, we launched Cut On-Demand (Cut Seven Play) and daily Live classes, which offer virtual workouts done from the comfort of your living room. Please view our Packages page for more information.


What is cut on-demand?

Cut Seven Play (On-Demand) includes bodyweight and resistance workouts. Coaches may incorporate household items, such as wine bottles, backpacks, a chair, stacks of books, or resistance bands, and other equipment. Get our Cut Pack to be equipped with at-home training equipment including resistance bands and sliders.


What is the cut pack and where can i purchase it?

The Cut Pack is our pack of at home-training equipment. It includes a resistance band set of five resistance bands offering up to 150 pounds of weight, a set of mini bands, slides, and a door anchor. This equipment is used during our On-Demand classes.

You can purchase the Cut Pack on our Packages page and then arrange for contactless pick-up by emailing info@cutseven.com


Do i need to purchase the at-home equipment (Cut pack) to take class?

No. Most Cut On-Demand classes do not require the Cut Pack and those that utilize equipment are clearly labeled in class titles. If you don’t have a Cut Pack, you can use household items for added resistance like backpacks, a chair, stacks of books, or resistance bands, and other equipment.


Do you host free online workouts?

Yes! We offer free, Live classes daily. Check out our social media for the recordings. 


  • what is cut seven play?

Cut Seven Play hosts our library of ALL past live workouts in addition to instructional videos, 5 – 30-minute stack videos (focused on shorter workouts and targeted areas), pro tips, and mobility workouts.

Access to Cut Seven Play can be purchased on through the Play website. You can start a seven-day free trial. Full access costs $24.99/month or $249.00/year.

If you are a healthcare employee, lost your job, or were negatively impacted by COVID-19, please email info@CutSeven.com for a free Cut Seven Play membership.


Do i need a reservation to take a live class?

No! The live classes are completely free and you do not need a reservation. 


how do i watch a live class?

All of the live classes are streamed on YouTube.

If you would like to receive a notification that one of the live classes is starting on YouTube, you can click the “Subscribe” button and then the bell icon next to that button. This will either send you an email notification when one of the live classes is starting.


i want to see the live workout AGAIN. WHAT DO I DO?

Some of the previous live workouts are available on our YouTube page under “Videos” and some are saved on our Instagram account as Stories. 

But the best way to see past videos is with  Cut Seven Play.

The Workout

I’m just getting back into shape. What can I expect?

Expect a combination of strength and cardio movements broken out into four circuit stations. Our approach to strength and conditioning is unlike anything you’re used to—you will never step foot on a cardio machine or lift a barbell. Instead, we use sleds, battle ropes, dumbbells, and other equipment you won’t find anywhere else in DC.


Is there running and jumping involved in the workout?

Yes. We are a sports conditioning gym and those are two fundamental movements in our workout. But know this: We offer modifications for all exercises and there are five inches of aerated rubber padding underneath our turf floor, protecting your knees from impact.


Why does everyone keep talking about Heart Day?

Heart Day is known for being our most rigorous (read: mostly cardio) class. Our version of cardio includes burpees, plyometrics, and yes—a few sprints. Since we work to keep your heart rate up throughout the whole class, this workout moves FAST. For this reason, we don’t recommend it for your first class.


What’s your class format?

Each class consists of a dynamic warm-up, a circuit-style workout, and a finisher affectionately called Seven Minutes in Heaven. You can expect three to five stations within each circuit, with each station completed twice.


Can I get a sneak-peak of the workout prior to class?

And ruin all the fun? Everything we do in this gym, we do as a team—that includes learning the workout.

Different Class Types

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEART AND TOTAL BODY?

Heart Day is our conditioning class, with a heavy focus on cardio. Total Body tries to hit each muscle group with a split between cardio and strength exercises.


HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M READY FOR “ADVANCED”?

Advanced class is designed to be our most challenging class, and runs for 75 minutes rather than one hour. We require you to take at least 20 Cut classes before signing up for Advanced.


WHAT IS MOBILITY/REBUILD?

Our Rebuild (mobility) classes is where we look to increase our range of motion within our joints. We work on our wrists, ankles, spine, knees, and other joints so we can move more easily in class and in our daily lives.

Understanding The Schedule

WHat’s the easiest way to book classes?

 iPhone users can download it in the App Store by searching Cut Seven. Android users will be able to download the app soon! 

You can also view our schedule on our Reservations page. We change our schedule week over week and month over month, allowing you to get the most variance in your training (i.e. better results!).


is the schedule the same every week?

We change our schedule week over week and month over month, allowing you to get the most variance in your training (i.e. better results!).


HOW DO I KNOW IF A CLASS HAS A STRENGTH OR CARDIO FOCUS?

We focus on seven muscle groups throughout the week, your heart being one of them. If you see “Heart” on the schedule, expect there to be a cardio component. Heart Day (always on Saturday) is our predominantly conditioning class while Strength / Heart (e.g., Back / Heart) will be less cardio intensive.


WILL A CLASS WRITTEN AS “BACK / LEGS” HAVE AN EVEN DISTRIBUTION OF BACK AND LEG EXERCISES?

On any given day, the muscle group written first is the prominent focus for that workout. For example, a class written as “Back / Legs” will have back exercises as its primary focus, while a “Legs / Back” class will focus more heavily on legs.

RESERVING A CLASS

Do you offer free classes for first-timers?

We offer a discounted package for those new to Cut Seven: a special-priced 2 class package. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and sign-up for our email list for news on free, community events.


Do I have to reserve a class in advance?

We allow walk-ins, but your spot is not guaranteed. Check online before heading over to ensure the class isn’t sold out. If you arrive to a sold-out class and another teammate doesn’t show up by the start of class, you’re in.

Canceling a Class

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Yes. You have a ten-hour window from your 8PM dinner to decide if you will make your 6AM class (giving your teammates enough time to call dibs on your spot). Cancelling or no-showing means losing a class credit (class packs) or a $20 late cancel/no-show fee for unlimited memberships and $7 for first-week unlimited.

Waitlist

I’m waitlisted for a class. what are my chances for getting in a class?

Remember the dinner vs. 6AM class scenario above? This is DC, and people choose the former. Plus, heavy waitlists tell us we need to add another class—so use it!


if I’m on the waitlist. How do I know if I made it in?

If it’s more than ten hours prior to class, you’ll receive an automated email message. After that, the system is no longer automated.


How many classes can I reserve in one day?

One. And if you put everything you have into that one class, it’s all you’ll need. By doing two-a-days, you are breaking down the muscles you just worked your ass off to build up—kinda counter-productive, don’t you think?

Facilities

Do you have showers, locker rooms, etc?

Unfortunately, no. At our studio spaces, we do, however, have restrooms stocked with towels, dry shampoo, and other necessities.


Do I need to bring anything?

You, yourself, a little motivation, and perhaps a water bottle. At our studio spaces, we have yoga mats, towel service, and water fountains.


Is parking available?

There is ample street parking available in the neighborhood for both studio and field classes. Beware: Do not park on Rhode Island during rush hour (for those of you early-morning risers).