Ditch the lonely treadmill and check out these cool social workouts.
Keep yourself in the pink of health and forget you’re actually exercising.
If you enjoyed the sheer gracefulness of the ballerinas in Black Swan, Singapore’s first boutique barre studio Webarre is for you.
Using a combination of ballet and pilates techniques, WeBarre classes promise a high-intensity, low-impact workout that relies less on chereography and more on toning up the body, giving you a lean physique.
WeBarre offers three types of classes, all designed by Melbourne-based Master Trainer Rachael Fraser, and plans to introduce a few more by the end of this year. Monthly membership costs $288.
86 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088507
2. Pop Up Yoga
Instead of having a dedicated studio for your classes, why not try Pop Up Yoga and have your weekly classes at different locations such as Marina Barrage and Fort Canning Park?
Doing the same activity in different spaces gives you different perspectives, and also makes it more accessible to a wider range of people, keeping every class interesting.
The first such event started with a group fo 15 people, but that’s already grown to about 50 per class.
By the end of the year, Kathy Gabriel, the founder of Pop Up Yoga, hopes to build an online platform using her IT background to connect yoga instructors with students.
3. Bounce Singapore
Did you know that 10 minutes of jumping on a trampoline is equivalent to 30 minutes of jogging?
Bounce Singapore, an indoor adrenaline arena set to open Jun 3, has an entire zone dedicated to trampolines of different shapes, sizes, and types. There’s also the X-park, an indoor obstacle course that combines elements of parkour, free-running, climbing, and a zip line.
They’re also planning to introduce BounceFit, classes specially aimed at the fitness buff, in September. These classes will be conducted on individual trampolines with 12 to 15 people per class, and they’ll put you through a high-intensity but low-impact workout that will target each and every muscle in your body.
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard #09-01, 8 Grange Rd, Singapore 239695
4. Spartans Boxing Club
You don’t have to throw a punch at someone or get your nose broken to be a boxer. This relatively new boxing club along Joo Chiat Road focuses on the fitness aspect of boxing (read: no sweaty smells and blood everywhere like some fighting gyms), while supporting the one per cent of people who actually want to get in the ring.
Boxing workouts target every part of your body, and because you have to focus, your mind gets sharpened as well.
Because of its location, Nazar Musa, founder of Spartans Boxing Club, holds a beach boxing class every Saturday as well.
The club has already amassed 160 members, most of whom subscribe to a three-monthly plan at $300 per month.
393 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427625
By Avanti Lim, The Business Times, 27 May 2016
Additional reporting by Pinky Chng