Offbeat Workouts @ SAFRA
By Revathie Dhanabalan
August 21, 2017
If you have been doing the same old reps at the gym and feel like you are in a workout rut or have plateaued, it's time to do something offbeat and change it up! Here are some fun and interesting workouts that you can try out at SAFRA - from a fusion of dance styles to rock star mode with a pair of drumsticks.
Drumming Inspired Workout
Live out a rock-and-roll fantasy by working out with drumsticks at POUND®. Yes, that's right! POUND® is an addictive drumming-inspired high intensity workout that combines the wonders of cardio, strength-training and core techniques incorporated from Yoga and Pilates. In a POUND® class, each participant holds a pair of Ripstix® - lightly weighted drumsticks specifically designed for exercising. Each class lasts for 45 minutes. Think lots of squats, jumps, lunges and crunches as your arms are kept busy with the drumsticks. Looking to join a fun-packed cardio jam session? Check out POUND® Fitness classes held at SAFRA Mount Faber.
Join the Party
ZUMBA® is a popular Latin inspired dance fitness programme that alternates between fast and slow rhythms to sculpt the body. It is easy to do, effective and can count toward 150 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity if you do it with a class. Forget the stagnant gym workouts and sweat it out at the ZUMBA® classes held at five different SAFRA clubs! You will learn the different styles of dance with ZUMBA®, leaving you feeling totally exhilarated like you have had the best party of your life.
Harmonise and Balance
Les Mills is a global company known for creating fun and challenging group exercise classes such as the popular BODYCOMBAT®. Les Mills' new class - BODYBALANCE® combines Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates into a workout that builds strength, flexibility and inner calm. The class begins with a Tai Chi warm up followed by a series of Yoga movements. Once that segment has been completed, you will move to core workouts and finally end with meditation and observation. You can register for BODYBALANCE® at SAFRA Toa Payoh.
Rock Out With the Band
Resistance bands are a strength-training classic for a reason! Resistance bands function as a great portable exercise equipment, making it perfect to be used anywhere! Bands are also a lower impact option to build muscle while keeping your joints out of harm's way. Just like free weights, resistance bands come in a range of resistance levels, from highly stretchable to heavy-duty strength. At the Resistance Band Training classes at SAFRA Toa Payoh, trainers will show you the right technique to work through your full range of motion and some basic resistance band exercises to get you started!