With the burgeoning number of gyms and studios in Singapore, working out has become as fun and hip as cafe hopping. Why stick to the same exercise routine when you can check out a slew of new and exciting classes every month? Adding some heat to the ﬁtness membership scene is ClassPass. Founded in 2013, the New York City-based subscription service recently made its debut here, partnering up-and-coming studios like WeBarre, Freedom Yoga, Haus Athletics, Ground Zero, Anthem and Boom Singapore, so you can experience barre, yoga, HIIT, boxing, spinning and more under one membership. First-timers, enjoy a free one-week trial. Visit https://classpass.com/ try/singapore or download the ClassPass app (available at the App Store and Google Play) for more info.
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GO HARD AND FAST IN SPIN
I often get asked if riding faster or with more resistance is better. Really, you need both to get lean and ﬁrm. Here’s how to do it right.
REPEAT AFTER ME
“What seems impossible today will one day become your warm-up.”
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FIRST, NAIL YOUR FORM
Look between the handlebars so your neck is in a neutral position. Drop your shoulders, lift your chest, soften your elbows towards your sides, and roll any creases out of your wrists. Engage your abs to lift your torso and power your stroke. Point your knees ahead; drop your heels. When seated, pull your butt to the back of the saddle to activate more muscles. When riding out of the saddle with your hands on the end of the handlebars, your hips should be over the seat.
When riding with heavy resistance, push ﬂat feet forward and then down, “scraping” them along the ﬂoor; then pull knees back and up toward the handlebars. This divides the work between the front and back of your legs. Keep it smooth. If your stroke gets choppy, move a little faster or dial down the resistance.
To pick up speed, stay centred on or over the saddle, and squeeze your abs to eliminate most of any bounce. If you exceed 105 rpm, add resistance.
JACLYN EMERICK, IS A CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER, A SPINNING INSTRUCTOR, A KETTLEBELL INSTRUCTOR, AND A SPORTS AND EXERCISE NUTRITION COACH.