Fitness lovers today are getting wrapped up in a new workout trend – aqua boxing. This stress-relieving exercise involves an electrifying music playlist in a room illuminated by neon lights. Sound like a spin studio to you? The setting is mirrored and indoor cycling enthusiasts will feel right at home, but in place of stationary bikes, tear-shaped boxing bags hang from the ceiling, with a set of weights by the side. But why do people love aqua boxing so much?
“Over the last few of years, martial arts in general (including MMA and boxing) have become so widely televised, especially with the growing popularity of UFC worldwide, and ONE FC based in Singapore. Understandably, fighting and sparring can be incredibly intimidating – lots of people who are interested in trying it out don’t want to get hit or injured, and a large number of them don’t actually have the desire to fight one day. As a result, non-combat boxing classes are naturally becoming popular,” says Victoria Martin, co-founder of Boom Singapore.
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