For exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise, try out these fun classes, from yoga on silk hammocks to cycling in water.
Regular spin classes are easier on your joints than, say, running on the treadmill – if only you didn’t get so sweaty! Consider sessions at Aquaspin or the YWCA instead. In addition to improving flexibility, aqua spinning is shown to reduce postexercise soreness.
NEXT: Aerial fitness →
Aerial fitness has the potential to increase muscle strength and tone your body, especially the core. Try out the beginner classes at Upside Motion, which uses silk hammocks to combine yoga, dance and aerial acrobatics. Or, give just aerial yoga a go at Platinum Yoga. For something that’ll seriously spark your sensuality, consider aerial dance classes at Acro Polates.
NEXT: Zumba →
No doubt, you’ve heard of this Latinmusic fuelled dance craze. Try Zumba specialist Fiesta1; Rhythm in Me offers basic Zumba and STRONG by Zumba, which combines high intensity interval training (HIIT) and music. Alternatively, try Tanglin Arts Studio, where you can enrol your child in a range of dance classes as you Zumba the afternoon away.
NEXT: Stand-up paddle boarding →
Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) at East Coast Park is one of the best ways to enjoy the sun and surf while getting a solid workout. Rachel Charis offers lessons from $70 for a group of three. Alternatively, try the SUP beginners at Constant Wind for $33. Tip: Paddle boarding is also family friendly, so feel free to rope in the kids.
NEXT: Rock climbing →
Who says you need actual mountains or boulders to climb? The fully air-conditioned Climb Central has auto belay lines and safety briefings for uncertified climbers, while Onsight Climbing has the biggest indoor space as well as 43 climbing lanes, more than 100 routes and a 15-metre speed climbing wall. Not sure you’ll like it? Climb Asia has a 60-minute “taster session.”
NEXT: Martial arts →
Mastering martial arts takes years of dedicated practice and a high level of fitness, and is not for the faint of heart. But it’s worth every drop of sweat! FAMA provides classes such as BJJ, Muay Thai as well as a general fitness class. Grit Gym takes a similar approach but is a no-frills option for people who want to train, without the option of a nice shower afterwards.
NEXT: Pole dancing →
Beyond just mesmerising, belly dancing is a massive workout for your core, hips and butt. Give it a go at Alhambra Belly Dance, which has private classes for the shy types. Desert Roses has a “Belly Fit” course for beginners.
NEXT: Kundalini yoga →
This style of yoga uses specific kriyas (postures) to help you work on your breathing, meditations and mantras – to regain your powerful self – and doesn’t require a lot of flexibility. Check out classes at One Heart or Adam Fazlur’s Wednesday night sessions at Art of Living.
NEXT: Keep things quick with the power plate →
“But these options take time,” you’re thinking. Then, maximise your efforts with Powerplate workouts at Croyez Studios. The claim? You’ll see results in as little as 15 minutes, three times a week. Learn more about it here.
NEXT: Aqua spinning →
By Holleigh Mason, Natalie Dau and Andrea McKenna, The Finder, January 2017
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