New year, new you? Whether you made it one of your resolutions for 2019 or not, exercise should be an important part of your life. But if you’re getting sick of plodding to the gym for half-hearted treadmill runs and lazy weight sessions, it might be time to shake up your fitness routine. Here are some fun workouts to try for 2019.
There’s yoga, and then there’s cutting shapes while suspended mid-air in a silk hammock. Combining yoga, pilates and aerial acrobatics, this airy workout is said to have myriad health benefits, including spine decompression and improved flexibility. Many studios around town offer classes, but try Aerial Arts Academy, PURE Yoga, Yoga Bam Bam, or Yoga Dimensions.
Loved trampolining as a kid? This is the workout for you. BounceLimit is a trampoline studio that offers a wide range of classes conducted on individual mini trampolines. Don’t think you’ll get off lightly though. With classes focused on boot camps, TRX and pilates, this is a hell of a high-intensity workout. But they’re also low impact, so you won’t have to worry about doing yourself an injury.
Perfect for those looking to let out a little aggression while truly enjoying their workout, Lights Out Boxing Club offers 45-minute boxing classes with thumping playlists and black/neon lights. You’ll move through a through session of punches and kicks that include bag work and floor work, and if you’re not dying by the end of it, you’re not doing it right.
Take your mind of the gutter, thank you very much. Pole-dancing has left the strip club and invaded the fitness scene with a host of studios dedicated to teaching the masses the art of the pole. Think what you will of it, but pole-dancing is a serious workout that combines grace, flexibility, strength, and sheer athleticism.
Put your Spidey skills to the test by doing some indoor rock-climbing in the heart of Hong Kong. ATTIC V and GoNature both offer a range of climbing courses that will push your upper body strength (and lower body support) to the limits. If you’re really looking for a challenge, Just Climb offers bouldering – similar to rock-climbing, this experience will see you scale walls up to a maximum of two meters without a harness.
Turning Circles offers 60-minute classes that are a total body workout. Essentially built around hula hoop movements, these classes will hone core strength, flexibility and balance in a total cardio burn.
Talk about getting your money’s worth. SUP Yoga is a two-for-one exercise that combines two popular activities — stand-up paddleboarding and yoga. You’ll do a little paddling to get your heart-rate up, and once you’re in the water, you’ll start striking poses on your board (and above the water, obviously).
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