Exercise is hard and can be tedious, we know, but take away the stress of the gym and workouts can be fun too!
When we think of exercise, we get sweaty just by thinking of stuffy gyms, squeezing lunchtime workouts, and stressing about being fit. But what if working out and fitness can be fun? What if you combine it with some of your other favourite things like being on water, or being in an immersive video game? We love the sound of that too, so we’re here to show you how you can keep fit while having fun with these fun workouts!
Immersive spinning class
The Trip takes participants on a journey through digitally created worlds, using a 270-degree cinema-scale screen and rhythmic beats to immerse you in new and imaginative worlds. Explore the outdoors as you twist and turn along the guided route, pedalling through virtual towns and navigating the undulating reefs of an underwater realm. Led by certified and trained instructors, it’s like being in a movie theatre with bikes instead of seats.
Sign me up: Virgin Active, Level 6, Tower 2, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Out of the gym, and into the pool for an Aquaspin class. It’s exactly what you think it is – exercise bikes in a swimming pool. Sounds all fine and dandy but you burn up three times more calories than you would with land-based exercises – and without the muscle and joint stress!
Sign me up: Various locations
Power-Plate is a machine that gives the body’s muscles a high-speed workout by using vibrations to stimulate them to contract and relax. It’s claimed that 10 minutes on the Power-Plate – basically a board that vibrates – will have the same results as 60 minutes of conventional strenuous training. Other miraculous things it promises are improving strength, flexibility and blood circulation, while reducing cellulite, muscle loss and recovery time from injuries.
Sign me up: Fitness First, various locations.
One good thing about trampoline-ing is that you’ll never be still. You’ve seen various trampoline parks open in Singapore and while you think it may be something for the kids, most parks have areas designed for different interests and various levels of difficulty, so young tots, older teens, adults and even fitness enthusiasts are catered for. Take the leap of faith!
Sign me up: Various outlets including AMPED and Bounce
The Surfset workout method is a fitness program inspired by the sport of Surfing. It is a most unique workout, combining elements of aerobic fat burning, lean muscle building, and balance and core training in one 45-minute routine, performed on top of a custom made unstable surfboard. Drawing inspiration from the adventurous spirit of surfers, each workout is designed to push your limits for ultimate results. Surfset Fitness focuses heavily on the core, where all of our strength and body control stem from. Gnarly.
Sign me up: Surfset, 454 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427667
Paddle board yoga
If surfset yoga feels too indoorsy for you, try out the real thing – on water. Imagine trying to balance or perfect your pose while on a board, on water. Sounds challenging, yes? Sure, but at least we’ll be out at sea. Canine friends are invited too!
Sign me up: SUP Yoga, 1390 ECP, Singapore 468961
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