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    Find the most frequently asked questions regarding our platform, our training sessions and the required equipment. For further questions, please do not hesitate to reach us via our Contact us page.


    Yes, it is possible to participate in our programs.

    Please contact your franchisee to receive the medical self-evaluation form.

    Prior to resuming training, you must consult a doctor or physiotherapist specialized in perineal rehabilitation.

    Absolutely. However, it’s always best to contact your franchisee to discuss the right program for you.

    Yes, you can take part in a free trial. Click here to register.

    For more information, please contact your franchisee.

    ❄️❄️❄️ Winter term ❄️❄️❄️

    From January 8 to March 24 2024
    Duration: 11 weeks

    🌳🌳🌳 Spring term 🌳🌳🌳
    From March 25 to June 23 2024
    Duration: 13 weeks

    ☀️☀️☀️ Summer term ☀️☀️☀️
    From June 24 to September 8 2024
    Duration: 11 weeks

    🍂🍂🍂 Fall term 🍂🍂🍂
    From September 9 to December 22 2024
    Duration: 15 weeks


    Our programs are offered 365 days a year, rain or shine!

    Yes, you can participate in more than one program in the same term.

    You can, for instance, take part in Cardio Musculation on Mondays and Plein Air Tonus on Wednesdays.

    We’ll be there, rain or shine!

    In the event of thunderstorms or unsafe trails, franchisees have the right to cancel training sessions.

    A rescheduled session will then automatically be added to your account.

    For more details, please contact your franchisee.

    Yes, all our workouts take place even on holiday.

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    • Dress your baby in multiple thin layers rather than a single thick one. This layering will keep out the cold more effectively. However, make sure that air circulates well between each layer to maintain body temperature.

    • Avoid cotton garments: opt for jumpsuits made from moisture-wicking fabrics or fleece pyjamas.

    • To prevent frostbite at the extremities (head, ears, hands, feet), wear a hat, gloves, socks and boots. Don’t forget that the boots should fit perfectly: small boots that compress the feet could cause frostbite, while oversized boots won’t provide enough warmth for your baby’s little feet!

    Shoes are undeniably the most important item when it comes to training. A comfortable pair of sports shoes will make your training experience much more enjoyable.

    As you would dress for hiking or cross-country skiing in winter. It doesn’t require any special clothing. All the tips outlined below are from the book "Cardio Plein Air: s'entraîner à ciel ouvert", published by Éditions Trécarré.

    Fall and Spring: the warm seasons

    Layered clothing is equally appropriate for both seasons. The major difference lies in the thickness of the materials chosen, depending on temperature and weather conditions. Here are some additional considerations when buying outdoor clothing. To ensure impermeability, choose flat, well-sealed seams, tight-fitting wrist cuffs and leakproof zippers. A detachable hood will offer greater versatility, while articulated knees will allow unrestricted movement.

    Winter: the cold season

    To keep you dry and warm in winter, we recommend a multilayer system consisting of three separate parts: the base layer, the insulating layer and the shell.

    Base layer (underwear)

    • Characteristics wanted: rapid wicking of moisture, quick drying, easy maintenance, odour-free, lightweight

    • Top materials: polyester, polypropylene, merino wool, silk

    Note: It’s best not to wear cotton as a base layer, as this material quickly absorbs perspiration and can take a long time to dry. Sweat-soaked cotton carries warmth away from the body, leading to hypothermia in very cold weather.

    Insulating layer

    • Its main function is to trap warmth produced by the body’s internal microclimate.

    • Characteristics wanted: snug fit, easy ventilation (e.g. underarm opening), quick-drying, easy care

    • Top materials: brushed polyester, also known as polar fleece, down (warmer)


    • This layer will protect the body from external elements such as wind, rain or snow.

    • Characteristics wanted: waterproof, windproof, hooded, abrasion-resistant, moisture wicking (underarm and back vents), quick-drying, lightweight

    • Top materials : nylon, polyester, Gore-Tex

    Head, hands, legs and feet

    • Constant blood supply to the brain is the reason why we lose most of our body heat through the head. It is therefore important to keep your head covered when it’s getting cold. A wool or polar fleece hat combined with a waterproof hood will keep you warm throughout your outing.

    • Hands, however, receive little blood supply, especially when you’re engaged in physical activity involving large muscle groups such as the legs. The ideal way to protect hands from the cold and wind is to wear mittens, which are warmer than gloves, either made of polyester or waterproof Gore-Tex.

    • As for legs, please consider the multi-layer system mentioned above. To keep your feet dry and warm, avoid cotton, which absorbs sweat and can cause your feet to freeze. Instead, opt for synthetic fabrics. In winter, your shoes or boots should be waterproof and contain polar fleece insulation.

    Summer: the hot season

    The key to summer training is preventing heatstroke. Wear light-coloured clothing that allows perspiration and does not trap heat. A cap or hat is also a necessity to avoid getting sunburned on the head and face.

    To buy safe equipment, visit your franchisee’s boutique:

    Cardio-Musculation / Cardio-Vitalité / Cardio-BootCamp / Cardio-Poussette / Plein Air Tonus
    Equipment required: Thermal floor mat and elastic band with handles

    Cardio-F.I.T./  Cardio-F.I.T. Famille / Cardio-Musculation Express / Cardio-BootCamp Express / Cardio-Jogging
    No exercise equipment required

    Plein Air Zen
    Equipment required: Thermal floor mat

    Virtual training
    Equipment required: Depending on the program

    Equipment required: Nordic walking poles with wrist straps, walking poles or hiking poles.

    Quick tip: According to the season, we recommend that you bring a bottle of water, sunglasses, sunscreen and mosquito repellent.

    For more information, please contact your franchisee.


    • For babies who can’t sit up, we suggest more stable wooden sleds, where babies can be placed flat on the inside. Plastic sleds, on the other hand, tend to slide more easily. The Pelican Baby Sled Deluxe with cover has proved its worth! Take your baby shopping with you to ensure that the sled fits properly and doesn’t toss their head around. The rope must be 1 ½ meters on each side when U-shaped, for a total of 3 metres.

    • Add a foam pipe wrap or a bicycle handle for extra comfort for the hands. The rope can also be tied to a waist belt with 2 carabiners, or to a harness specially designed by a Cardio Plein Air participant to free up the hands. Reach out to your local franchisee for more information.

    • Place a blanket or small mattress at the bottom beneath your baby to avoid direct contact with the wood or plastic. We also recommend wrapping children in a baby sleeping bag or blanket. Make sure the harness is securely fastened. Do not use a car seat.

    For safety reasons, we only allow strollers for the following programs: Cardio-Poussette Cardio-Traîneau, Cardio-F.I.T., Cardio-F.I.T. Famille and Cardio-Jogging. A 3 or 4-wheel stroller can be used. We recommend locking the front wheels to facilitate lateral movement. Children must be strapped securely into the stroller. Umbrella strollers and baby carriers are not permitted. We also suggest that babies be fed before or after the workout.

    Choose a pair of Nordic walking poles equipped with ergonomic handles and either closed or adjustable wrist straps. Hiking or trekking poles with simple straps are not suitable for this program. Telescopic Nordic walking poles are also not recommended. To determine the right pole length, stand upright, grab the handle and make sure the angle at the elbow is approximately 90 degrees.

    No, Cardio Poussette is offered to all. Please note, however, that the use of baby carriers is not permitted.

    You can contact your franchisee for more informations about Cardio Plein Air equipments.

    All payments must be made online with credit cards such as Visa, Visa debit, Mastercard and American Express.

    Cash, cheques and Interac transfers are not permitted.

    You may terminate your subscription without charge or penalty prior to the start of a session.

    If, however, the session has already begun, you may terminate your subscription at any time, but the following charges will apply: 10% of the total membership fee, including subscription fees and training sessions already completed.

    Please contact your franchisee directly as some conditions may apply.

    In the rare event that a workout is cancelled (e.g. due to extreme weather conditions), your trainer or franchisee will notify you 45 to 60 minutes prior to the scheduled workout.

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