Want the gain without the pain (well, sort of)? These workouts will actually make you enjoy exercising.
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Try aerial yoga
If you’re dying to feel like a chilled out superhero, then aerial yoga should be your workout of choice. The practice may be slower in pace while you lay in the hammock in mid-air, but once you lift your body, you can expect your arms and core to be fully engaged and working to give you superhero muscles. Try Aerial Fitness Studio, Singapore’s first aerial yoga studio, for some fun airtime. They have a whole range of classes and an eight-week course for beginners that will teach you how to use silks, hoops, and the static trapeze.
Bounce on a trampoline
For a less intimidating version of rebounding, head to a trampoline park for a day of fun. You’ll still be burning lots of calories as you run and jump in the compound. When you try to jump higher, do tricks, or play ball games, you’ll be torching even more fat. Try: Bounce Inc, the place where Shape Fit Girls put their sports bras to the test.
Run like a kid at the playground
There’s no need to feel embarrassed about goofing around when you’re at a playground designed for both kids and adults. Outdoor courses like Forest Adventure at Bedok Reservoir will have your clearing obstacles above ground and flying across the reservoir; others like the newly opened SuperPark boasts a skatepark, basketball court, batting cage, trampolines, climbing walls and other games to keep you active and entertained for an entire day.
(Also read: Best Fitness Playgrounds for Adults)
This is a tough workout, and though you’ll be feeling your body work hard, it’ll still be lots of fun. Clip ‘N Climb is a great spot for everybody because they have 17 wall designs and no minimum age (climbers have to weigh between 10kg and 150kg). If you’re scared of heights, start with bouldering. It’s indoor rock climbing with smaller walls that do not require any wires and support.
(Also read: 5 Cool Places to Do Rock Climbing in Singapore)
Get on the water
There’s nothing like changing into your swimsuit to immediately get you into vacation mode, even while you’re working your bod hard. Aloha Sea Sports Centre at East Coast Park lets you learn windsurfing (12 hours across two days) and stand up paddling (just two hours for level 1), both of which will train your core, arms and legs. The novel experience means you’ll be focusing on the fun (of even falling into the water) instead of the muscle ache the next day.