Fitness Activity Round Up
Writing New Year’s Resolution is one thing but actually doing it is another. We bet you wrote down “getting fit” and “have a healthier lifestyle” in your planner yet it’s already summer and you haven’t even touched the workout clothes you purchased; which you thought would give you that extra push. If you’re still looking for the perfect workout to suit your personality and hectic schedule, we give you the old and the new exercise to try out. Ready? Let’s go!
1. Flyweight Group Boxing Studio
Flyweight is boxing with a group that combines shadowboxing, heavy bag work and body weight, core and footwork exercises for that full body workout. There are three types of classes- Contender, a class for beginners, Challenger, six rounds of combos on the heavy bag with Isometrics and Plyometrics and Champion, the most intense as it has nine rounds with burpees, jump squats and plank variations. Whew! If you’re a parent, you’ll be glad to know that classes are offered to as young as 12 years old that means this workout is something you and your child can do as a bonding activity! Gloves and wraps will be provided but you can bring your own gear or buy equipment from the studio. Ready to smash? Book a bag!
2. Electric Studio
Photos courtesy of Electric Studio
The first and largest indoor cycling studio in the country has gained popularity even for first time riders. Why so? Because it’s not just about the 45-minute high intensity low impact cardio workout that you signed up for, it’s also about building a fitness family –riders, instructors and even the crew ensure that everyone enjoys the electric spirit with no one getting left behind. Aside from fitness, convenience is also their top priority which is why booking a ride is just a few clicks away and everything else will be provided-cycling shoes, towels, water, lockers, toiletries and bananas.
We’re not just talking about the ride as most riders are also after the session’s playlist. Take note, you will never hear the same set of music twice! Beginners may opt to join the Jumpstart class where riders learn the essentials in 45 minutes. Then you can level up to Pure Electric, their signature 45-minute ride, Power Hour (60-minutes) and the intense Electric Endurance (90minutes). You are in for a treat with their themed rides- from Taytay to Britney and MJ, and throwback music from the 80s and 90s! What’s more is that they have a live DJ bringing in some high-energy beats in their evening class. How do you prepare? Keep yourself hydrated, eat at least 2 hours before and arrive 30 minutes before class. They suggest leaving everything behind including your mobile phone, as you’re about to enter the electric world-where your bike is your weapon.
Book a ride!
3. UFC Gym Philippines
Photos courtesy of UFC Gym Philippines
It can get quite intimidating when you label this gym as a fight gym. But it is actually a training ground for kids and practitioners of all ages. According to dojodrifter.com, there will be unlimited cardio and technical classes offered as well as unlimited use of gym equipment. Technical classes include Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, boxing, and wrestling. They also introduce Fight Fit, incorporating MMA movements and Daily Ultimate Training, which is similar to circuit training. The best part (well, we don’t know if this is the best part for you) is that you have no excuse not to workout, as they will soon open five branches simultaneously mid of 2017 alone. Branches are conveniently located all around the metro including Glorietta, Robinson’s Galleria, Alabang, Trinoma Vertis North and Chinatown mall. So gear up and get ready to fight like a real fighter!
Find out the latest updates in their Facebook page
4. Hot Hula Fitness Philippines
Photos courtesy of Hot Hula Fitness Philippines
If your schedule won’t allow you to go to the beach, then maybe this workout could at least make you feel closer to Hawaii. Low impact and inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, it is a fusion of traditional and modern dance moves set to the rhythm of Tahitian Drums, Reggae, and Hip-Hop. Don’t underestimate the power of this exercise that definitely targets the abs, glutes, quads and arms, which gives you the total workout you need.
Follow their Facebook page for the updated schedule of classes
5. The Ballet Philippines Dance School
Photos courtesy of Ballet Philipppines
Relive childhood memories and confidently wear your tutus when you sign up in an adult ballet class with The Ballet Philippines Dance School in SM Aura. We all know the benefits of ballet- from good posture to a stronger center, and increased flexibility and gracefulness. There are three levels for adult ballet-ballet zero, ballet 1 and 2 where techniques level up as you go along. Aside from the regular offering of classical ballet and modern classes, they also offer an adult fitness program, hip hop and flamenco classes.
Whether you want to go beast mode in boxing, cycling or UFC or beauty mode in graceful dances like hula and ballet, make sure that it’s something you find enjoyable and effective. After all, you’re not just doing it this summer, right?