We advise hydrating and eating a balanced meal 1-2 hours before your first Vasper session or staying with your usual nutrition routine pre-exercise.
Normal exercise attire is fine! We recommend a shirt with sleeves and shorts, as well as avoiding exercise tights that are too compressive or slick. The workout is performed barefoot so there is no need to have athletic footwear.
You are barefoot during your Vasper session because we are cooling your feet! The bottom of your feet are one of the most effective areas of the body for heat exchange, so by cooling the soles of your feet, the heat generated by your body is released, which helps you stay comfortably cool and minimize sweating.
Vasper uses cooling not only to keep you comfortable during your workout, but also to increase your exercise efficiency and increase performance. During exercise, blood is shunted from working muscles to the surface of the skin to help cool the body down, reducing muscles’ capacity as oxygen is carried away from muscles with the blood. Vasper avoids this problem by using cooling, which allows oxygen-carrying blood to remain in the muscles, resulting in enhanced muscular function.
If you can benefit from exercise then you can benefit from Vasper! Our software is customizable so your Vasper session will be tailored to fit your level of fitness, endurance and goals. You can expect to see professional athletes, senior citizens, those with severe disabilities, veterans, and even your neighbor who is just looking to elevate their health and fitness at our Vasper HQ. All are welcome. If you have specific questions regarding special conditions or inquires please contact the Vasper HQ front desk at (650) 776-0296.
Most Vasper users report no muscle soreness following their session. Vasper is designed to be a moderate, low-impact, non-damaging exercise session which still delivers the benefits of an intensive workout.
As a moderate exertion exercise, Vasper can be used as a substitute or complement to your current exercise regime. Vasper can supplement your workout by promoting performance gains, improving recovery, and expediting rehabilitation.
After your Vasper session you will lay on a cooling pad for 5-15 minutes. This time allows your heart rate and breathing to return to your resting rates and acts as relaxing transition between the Vasper session and the rest of your day. The cooling also aids in recovery from inflammation, pain, or soreness.
The head holds 40% of your blood volume. Having a hat is like covering a cooling tower since heat escapes upward. We’re trying to cool your body and your brain for optimized circulation and oxygen delivery. Having a hat on is like stepping on the gas and having the break on. For additional cooling we suggest using our neck cooling device, which targets the main arteries to your brain, carotid and vertebral, to ensure maximum oxygen delivery and temperature control.