One of the perks of living in this time and age is that if you can’t stand the thought of grinding it out on the treadmill, you have a ton of alternative options! Whether you hate plain old cardio and weightlifting or are just looking for a change of pace in your regular exercise routine, take your pick from these great workout alternatives that are equally effective at torching calories.
Exercise On Ice: Figure Skating Class
Image Credit: The Rink
Why run when you can glide? At The Rink, you can have a cool arena to go along with the burn in your muscles as figure skating is known to be highly demanding on your core and lower body.
Beginners need not fear: have a look through their extensive list of courses and know that they’re more than able and willing to guide you through the fundamentals of this beautiful activity. Furthermore, they offer lessons beyond figure skating! Speed skating, hockey, and even curling are available if you wish to venture deeper into uncharted territory.
View Website: The Rink
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-11, JCube
Pedal To The Max: Spinning Class
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Putting a new spin on things, GROUND ZERO promises “high energy and sick beats” in its RIDE class, a 45-minute cardio ordeal for your whole body – on a stationary bike. A sweaty and intense workout, their instructors will bring you on a rhythmic physical journey, taking you through “climbs, sprints, jogs, pushups and high intensity intervals.”
A promising way to build power and speed in your legs, spin classes require the focus of your entire body as you grind out the minutes remaining on the bike. Avoid the rookie mistake of supporting yourself with the handlebars: utilising your core is the key to a great workout, as well as to minimise injuries!
View Website: GROUND ZERO
Address: Level 3, 38 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059917
Aerial Adrenaline: Trampoline
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For an adrenaline-packed session that challenges your cardiovascular system, coordination and agility, look no further than trampoline classes. BOUNCE Singapore features three arenas based on various levels of difficulty and is designed for both youths and adults.
Bring out your inner kid while increasing your strength and control of your body at the same time – this form of exercise is surprisingly calorie-torching. Olympic coach John Beer says: “Your core-stability muscles are almost constantly engaged to keep you stable and balanced, meaning a tauter, stronger stomach and lower back.”
View Website: BOUNCEinc Singapore
Address: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, #09-01
Unleash Your Inner Rockstar: Drumming Class
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SWEAT. SCULPT. ROCK: this is what Poundfit Singapore’s mantra reads. Here’s a unique, full-body workout inspired by the explosive, sweat-dripping energy of playing the drums. It’s a cardio jam session that combines conditioning with strength training to challenge and transform your body.
And the best thing? It’s not just about getting in a workout: POUND® is “all about letting loose, getting your vibe on, and riding on the high energy wave – the philosophy is all about having fun and rocking out while getting sweaty and keeping fit.”
View Website: Poundfit Singapore
Address: 454B Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427667, 3rd Storey
Paddle Boarding Class
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Nature lovers, this one’s for you. Get out on a paddle board and take to the waves with SUP School, who’ll reassure you that paddles are just like “bicycles for the water”. They also state that paddle boarding has a shorter learning curve than other board sports, so people often become proficient at the basics in a short period of time.
Here’s your chance to get in a full body workout while enjoying a view: almost every muscle in your body is constantly used to stablise you due to the balance required. For an added cardio element, feel free to race your friends! It’s also a fantastic low-impact workout option for those in recovery.