What’s the secret behind the phenomenal physiques of the rich and famous? These classes that are available right here in Singapore.
If you’ve ever wanted to look and feel like a Victoria’s Secret Angel, barre is the way to go. Taking inspiration from ballet, yoga and pilates, it involves the use of a ballet barre to keep your body balanced while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a set of muscles). It engages the whole body and improves posture, balance and flexibility.
WHERE YOU CAN DO IT: WeBarre at 86B Tanjong Pagar Road and 5A Stanley Street. For more information, visit webarre.com.
Looking for something tougher? Take your cue from Adriana Lima, who recently picked up CrossFit. It’s characterised by highintensity movements performed for an allotted period, and a typical workout consists of exercises like deadlifts, squats, pullups and skipping. It incorporates aspects of gymnastics and weightlifting to create the ultimate strength and conditioning workout. A strong core and some lifting experience is preferable before taking it on.
WHERE YOU CAN DO IT: UFIT CrossFit Tanjong Pagar at 10 Hoe Chiang Road. For more information, visit crossfittanjongpagar.com.
If you love music and variety, give kickboxing a go. Somewhere between Zumba and boxing, kickboxing requires you to move to the beat as you engage different muscle groups throughout your body with kicks, punches and squats. The workout torches calories, improves reflexes and tones muscles, all without the need of much equipment. And with a new routine and music during each session, you can be sure every lesson would be nothing short of fun.
WHERE YOU CAN DO IT: Active Red at #16-10 Far East Shopping Centre. For more information, visit activered.sg.
Rebounding, also known as the trampoline workout, has won over many celebs, with the likes of Julianne Hough embracing their inner kid. Jumping on a trampoline activates a wider range of muscle groups compared to running and is considered a low-impact exercise, so you’re less likely to hurt your joints. All in all, this workout is sure to leave you panting, and smiling.
WHERE YOU CAN DO IT: BBOUNCE Studio at #06-09 The Centrepoint. For more information, visit bbouncestudio.com.
Julianne Hough It’s quite rare to see a Korean idol working out, and we think we know why – with all the dancing they do in rehearsals and on stage, there’s no need. K-Pop dancing is an intense full-body work out!
WHERE YOU CAN DO IT: Stepping Out Studios at #08-05 City Square Mall. For more information, visit steppingoutstudios.com.sg.
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