Did you know that included in the ness digital subscription is access to unlimited livestream classes? You read that right - unlimited - meaning that as a digital subscriber you get the variety of our full, and always growing, library of on demand videos, AND you can also tune in live to any class happening at our NYC studio. This gives you the chance to move with our incredible trainers every day of the week, getting feedback, motivation, and an extra dose of sweaty fun all in real time. We love how convenient it is for you to enjoy our on demand classes, especially since we know there are members of the ness community all over the world, but we are always excited for an opportunity to see you and say a hello that's not pre-recorded. So even though unlimited livestream access is a perk for you, if we're being honest, it's a treat for us too! And trust us when we tell you, the energy of a live class is not to be missed. It will bring your sweat to a whole new level - seriously, you'll be sweating from all new places! Here's everything you need to know about livestream classes with us from scheduling, to creating the perfect viewing setup at home.
If you've never taken one of our livestream sessions before, check out this quick video that shows you step by step how to book a class. Once you've booked, you'll receive an email confirming your reservation that will also include the link you'll use to join class when it's time. All of our livestream classes take place via Zoom, so make sure you have Zoom downloaded on your preferred viewing device prior to the start of class.
When it's finally time to tune in for your scheduled livestream class, finding the setup that feels right for you can be tricky, but we have a couple of tried and true tips to help make your experience A++ whether you're joining from home, or taking us with you on the go.
Pin the instructor
When you open the zoom link for class, in the top right corner of the window you'll see a button that says "View". Click that and select "Speaker". This will pin the instructor as the largest participant on your screen so you'll be able to see them full screen no matter how many other members join class.
Keep your camera on
Though this might seem strange, we can assure you the only person watching you is your trainer. Leaving our camera on allows your instructor to check in with you, giving you personalized corrections and encouragement throughout class, and we know you wouldn't want to miss out on that.
Pump up the jams
If you have access to wireless headphones or a bluetooth speaker, connect them to your mobile device or computer. Amplifying the sound is the best way to make sure you can hear the beat of the music, as well as the instructor's voice, clearly throughout class. We can also guarantee that pumping the music a little louder during your session is way more fun.
Find the perfect surface
Setup your device on a surface so the screen is at your eye level during your workout. Doing this will eliminate the need to look up or down during your workout, protecting your spinal alignment and overall comfort as you move.
If you are tuning in from your phone, try screen mirroring to your computer or, if you have one, smart television. Looking at a larger screen will ensure you can see the trainer, and everything they have in store for you, without having to squint.