At-Home Exercise Classes
April 22, 2020 to May 18, 2020
30 min at-home remote exercise classes with Teofilo (Teo) Reyes. See example videos here.
June 10-July 20
April 22-May 18
Attend as many as sessions as you wish.
Mondays 10 am Central | 8 am Pacific
Wednesdays 10 am Central | 8 am Pacific
Fridays 10 am Central | 8 am Pacific
Anyone is welcome. Registration link.
For registration after 6/10, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the Zoom URL sent by email
Please plan to arrive (via the computer) 15 min before each class
About Teofilo (Teo) Reyes Jr.
fitness trainer | motivational coach | entrepreneur | athlete
Many of our past experiences relentlessly aim to convince us that we are not capable of growth. Teo has built his career on helping individuals and communities overcome barriers to acheiving their goals.
Founder, TEO II IV II ®
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Personal Training
Certified Personal Trainer by the National Council of Strength and Fitness
Certified by the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association/Spencer Institute
United States Marine Corps Veteran
NCAA All-American in Men’s Swimming & Diving
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What equipment do I need to join?
A: No equipment is required. The following would be helpful:
Floor mat or towel
Watch with a secondhand or a stopwatch
Water for hydration
Q: What should I wear?
A: Any clothes you would be comfortable working out in (e.g., breathable t-shirts and pants)
Q: What time should I arrive?
A: Please be ready at your computer 15 min before each scheduled exercise class. Classes will start at the indicated times. Please note that the June and July class times are different from the original times in April and May. In June-July, classes will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10 am Central | 8 am Pacific
Q: What type of exercises are planned (cardio, weight-training, stretching, etc)
A: Teo teaches a range of exercises designed to both strengthen lean muscle mass and encourage cardio fitness. These are body-weight bearing exercises and may include stretches.
Q: How much space do I need?
A: Enough room to move comfortably. This would vary by person (e.g., 4 by 6 ft could be enough for someone to stretch and perform the suggested exercises).
Q: Can I participate from any city?
A: Yes, we welcome people from any city. Please note that the exercise session times are in Central Standard Time.
Q: Do I need to be at a certain fitness level?
A: We welcome participants across fitness levels to try out the remote exercise classes. Based on the general fitness levels of people who registered, the sessions are organized as follows: Mondays at 10 am CST will be geared more towards beginner fitness levels; Wednesdays at 10 am CST is most suited for intermediate fitness levels and Fridays at 10 am CST are for beginners. Anyone is welcome to try out any or all sessions.
However, please check this Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire. If you answer yes to any of the 7 questions, a doctor should be consulted prior to starting this or any physical activity.
Do only the exercises that you feel comfortable trying. Remote exercise participants take full responsibility of their fitness program and will not hold the Quantu Project, instructors or anyone associated with the Project responsible for any injuries obtained in relation to or aggravated by participating in the exercise classes provided.
Q: The sessions in June and July are described as beginner (Mondays), intermediate (Wednesdays) and beginner (Fridays). If I'm an athlete should I only attend Wednesdays? Or if I'm currently inactive, should I only attend on Mondays and Fridays?
A: You are welcome to try out each day and stay for all sessions you find valuable. The first week in particular is just getting adjusted to the remote structure of the class. Because of the range of fitness levels (athletes to sedentary) and range of ages (less than 20 to over 80) of participants, we wanted to emphasize different levels for each day. Many of the same exercises can be modified to be challenging while feasible across fitness levels. For examples of the types of exercises and their intensity, please see the videos posted online from the 30 min class sessions offered in April and May.
Q: What if I do not have a camera on my computer?
A: As long as you have access to the internet you should be able to click on the Zoom URL on your phone or computer. You do not need to have a webcam. See details at Zoom here.
Q: Can I follow along without the video on?
A: Yes, you can follow along with or without the video. You can also use options to change the Zoom background (e.g., if you prefer people don't see your room). Some people may prefer the social aspects of interacting with others.
Q: What if need help with Zoom?
Q: What if I have questions during the exercise session?
A: Please follow Teo's suggestions of how best to ask questions, so that they can be answered while not interrupting the class. Jenny Brethen from the Quantu Project team will be there to help out for the first few sessions too.
Q: Do I need to be part of the Quantu Project to participate in the remote exercises?
A: No, we welcome anyone interested.
Q: Can I or a friend register after the exercise sessions begin on Wed, 4/22?
A: Yes, please have them email the Quantu Project team at email@example.com to sign up.
Q: Do I need to wear an activity tracker (e.g., Fitbit) to participate?
A: No. For active volunteers in the Quantu Project, we hope you will continue to wear the Fitbit as part of the study, as it helps us learn about how exercise improves health!
Q: Is the remote exercise a part of research?
A: No. The at-home exercises are not a part of research. They are offered to everyone to help encourage activity and social interactions during the pandemic.
Q: How does this contribute to the Quantu Project?
A: The goal of the Quantu Project is to advance brain health. Many studies have shown that regular exercise and social interactions help protect against cognitive decline. During the pandemic, we wanted to find a way to encourage healthy habits that protect people's brains. Remote exercise fills this need for the broader community. Once the university re-opens, we will start recruiting for formal exercise, cognitive activity, and sleep-based intervention studies. You can read more about the project and volunteer options here.
Q: Can I attend a few sessions or do I need to attend all twelve sessions?
A: You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you wish.
Q: How do I find out about remote exercise options after July 20, other classes, or private exercise sessions?
A: Please reach out to Teo directly through his website here.
Q: I lost the email with the Zoom URL. How do I join the sessions?
A: Contact us by text (210) 346-0027 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Q: What if I have another question?
A: Feel free to contact us by text (210) 346-0027 or email (email@example.com).