One thing that you can be sure of when you are doing the megaformer workout is the fact that you are going to sweat–A LOT. You are going to be working just about every muscle in your whole body and your heart weight will go up when doing this fitness class. But sweating is not necessarily a bad thing.

We sweat to cool ourselves down when our body is overheated. When our sweat glands are triggered the air evaporates the sweat and cools the skin. But everyone sweats differently. Some people do a fitness workout for an hour and sweat enough to fill a whole bucket while others only glissen. There are many factors that come into play when it comes to how much you sweat including humidity, temperature and fitness levels.

Many people think there is a correlation between how much you sweat and how many calories you burn but this is not necessarily true. A study by Colorado State University showed that in a 90-minute Bikram class, women burned only 330 calories and men burned 460, but that is because heated fitness classes are designed to improve muscle flexibility not burn calories. What this means is that it doesn’t matter how much you sweat when you workout because you are not burning more calories when you are in a hot environment.

This doesn’t mean that you should stop doing workouts that don’t make you sweat. There are plenty of exercises and fitness classes that you can take to burn the calories if you don’t like to sweat. Otherwise, pick your favorite exercise and sweat yourself skinny!