First of all, thank you so much for your investment in Corefirst and in yourself. We're so excited for you to see all the benefits Corefirst can provide. We recommend checking out our Getting Started Section which includes 10 videos that explain setting up, basic moves, and anchoring! But, let's dive into some of the top questions that are asked by our clients when it comes to anchoring and setting up your Corefirst.
1. HOW DO YOU CONNECT THE COREFIRST?
Let’s start you off on the right foot. No matter which bundle you have purchased, they all work the same. You should have a set of resistance bands (either Light, Medium, or Heavy), a Corefirst 2-in-1 Short Anchor, two Corefirst Wraps (your handles), and 3 carabiners. (1.) First, grab your 2-in-1 Short Anchor (or Long Anchor if you purchased one) and carabiner and hook it to both ends of your two resistance bands. (2.) Then take each of your Corefirst Wraps and attach one to each end of the opposite side of your resistance bands! (3.) Head to question number two for anchoring options!
2. HOW DO YOU ANCHOR THE COREFIRST?
There are hundreds of ways to anchor the Corefirst. All of our bundles come with a 2-in-1 Short Anchor which can be wrapped around an object and re-attached to itself using a carabiner or can be slid and anchored into a door (without any marks or damage–Don’t worry, we’ve thought of everything!). Anchoring to a door is probably the most popular because you can find one everywhere! To do this, you will utilize the 2-in-1 Short Anchor that comes with every bundle. Inside one end of the anchor, you'll notice a small metal ball sewn into the fabric. Head to the hinge side of the door, pass the ball through to the other side and gently close the door, locking it into position! Also, we offer a Long Anchor for your Corefirst, which allows you to connect it to objects with a larger diameter. You can also watch this video which explains all the ways to anchor the Corefirst!
3. AT WHAT LEVEL SHOULD I ANCHOR THE COREFIRST?
For 99% of our workout videos, you will only use one anchor level, and the most ideal will be at knee level while standing! However, we have many clients that like to switch it up and anchor it at floor level or chest level!
4. I DON’T HAVE A LOT OF SPACE. HOW DO I SHORTEN THE BANDS?
5. HOW MUCH SPACE DO YOU NEED?
For standing movements, you only need about 6 feet. When you lay down for pilates movements just add 1-2 feet to your height and that's the range for reformer-inspired movements!
6. HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE RESISTANCE?
There are a few ways to change your resistance level. You can either move closer or farther away to increase or decrease your resistance, or you can manually switch out your resistance band set to Light, Medium, or Heavy. Check out this Basic Use video!
7. HOW FAR AWAY SHOULD THE ZONE MAT BE FROM THE ANCHOR?
The Corefirst Zone Mat is a wonderful addition to your Corefirst, and increases your comfort levels tenfold! Built with all the typical yoga mat “qualms” in mind, the Zone Mat is a non-tear, 5mm thick polyurethane mat which is also eco-friendly, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial. It features four progress zones, each possessing its own number and target layout carefully designed to be a reference to where everything should be when you start and stop. We’ve built this verbal cuing into our coach’s instruction in the Corefirst app and it will connect you to your coach and your movement like never before, as well as help you keep track of your progress! Typically the mat is placed 1-2 feet from the anchor point, however, if you are looking for more or less resistance, you may choose to initially place it closer or further away. Just be sure to be consistence with your placement to better gauge your progress over time!
We really hope you enjoy your Corefirst! If you have any questions or run into any concerns while anchoring, send us an email at email@example.com!