Paddle your way to a fitter bod with these fun water sports.
Keen to take your workout offshore? Water sports are a great way to be one with nature, get a dose of Vitamin D and breathe in fresh air while getting a workout that gets you lean and mean. Whether you prefer to paddle solo, as a duo or with your entire team at work, these fun water sports, available at the People Association’s Water-Venture outlets in Singapore, will firm up every muscle in your body for sure.
This low-impact water sport may seem like child’s play at first, but you’ll be surprised at the amount of core and leg work involved in keeping your balance on the paddle board – even on calm waters. Prepare to feel the burn in your arms, shoulders and back as you propel yourself forward using long paddles. Remember to switch sides for a balanced muscle tone! Wanna fire up your obliques? Dig the paddle deeper into the water to create more resistance as you rotate your torso.
If the gym’s rowing machines are your pet favourite, you’ll love kayaking. As your biceps and triceps contract with the paddling motion, so will your abdominal muscles with every torso rotation. The best part is being able to control the intensity of your workout. Whether you decide to sprint or coast, use a wide or narrow grip on the paddle, you’ll be assured of a full-body workout either way.
If you hate running but crave a cardio fix, grab your best pals for a dragon boating sesh. This age-old sport doesn’t just build endurance and strength, but teamwork too. As you paddle in sync to the beat of your team’s rhythm, you’ll be working the muscles in your upper body and strengthening your core muscles. Did you also know that your legs get a great deal of workout in dragon boating? They function as anchors and drivers to hold yourself in place during the vigorous exercise – giving your quads and hamstrings a good functional workout.
Water-Venture has six locations in Singapore – Water-Venture (Bedok Reservoir), PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay, Water-Venture (Pasir Ris), Water-Venture (Sembawang), Water-Venture (Lower Seletar Reservoir) and Water-Venture (East Coast).
Brought to you by PA Water-Venture.