Stepping out of your usual fitness routine and trying out something new might just lead you to your new hobby.
By Nicole Ganglani | Lead photo by Fancycrave / Unsplash
It’s important to develop a consistent fitness routine, which starts by enjoying what you’re doing and finding ways to make each workout session a fun one. But it’s trying out new exercises and fitness activities—just anything other than the usual gym workout—that can help you fight workout boredom and break through a weight-loss plateau.
Luckily in the Philippines, there’s a vast array of unique activities and workouts that can help you not only have a more active lifestyle, but also diversify your fitness routine:
Aerial Swing Yoga
A combination of traditional yoga, pilates, and dance around a hammock, aerial swing is not your typical yoga practice. The hammock serves as a swing that supports your hips in forward and back movements adding variety to your typical yoga exercise.
Aerial swing benefits include enhancing your balance, flexibility, and muscle coordination.
Beyond Yoga is located at 3F 38 Rockwell, Rockwell Center, Metro Manila. For inquiries: 0917 522 9449
Wall climbing utilizes your strength in grip and range of motion with the involvement of rock faces and outcropping wall surfaces. It helps in strengthening upper and lower body muscles as well as your core, quads, and calves.
Climb Centra is located at Unit 02, The Portal, Mayflower Street,, Greenfield District, BRGY Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries: (02) 721 8307
Pole dancing is dance plus aerobics centred in a vertical pole training your muscular endurance and coordination. The workout developed its popularity as a mainstream fitness activity today and is practiced by many especially in dance studios specifically in Salcedo Makati or in Pasig.
The regimen increases core and general body strength as well as tones the body as a whole.
Polecats Manila is located at 22F, Strata 100 Bldg, Emerald Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig. For inquiries: 0917 700 7653
Practicing kendo is both an aerobic and anaerobic exercise. It’s a series of anaerobic movements that involve the use of a bamboo swords. It’s also the perfect workout to improve mental toughness and of course cardiovascular endurance.
Manila Kendo Club is located at Gatorade Hoops Center, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City. For inquires: manilakendoclub.PH
Combine yoga, pilates, ballet, zumba and piloxing and you’re in it for a plana forma session. Each session is fast-paced and focuses on core, strength, endurance, or any specific part of the body you want to work on. Plana Forma is a full-body workout that increases calorie burn, balance and control, posture and stability, as well as cardiovascular and muscular endurance.
Plana Forma is located at 17th floor, Frabelle Corporate Center, 111 Rada, Legazpi Village, Makati. For inquiries: 0917658 4640 || 833 7235
These five uncommon activities might just be your next go-to workout. When it comes to fitness, it’s never too late to start something new and work towards a healthier lifestyle.
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