Tales from a Flycycle Neophyte

Ever a glutton for punishment, I went back for my second dose of pain at Flycycle. I even got a poser picture for the memories because I am never ever coming back… …except, of course, that I will. Didn’t I just say I’m a glutton for punishment? I was all prepared to take another beating and crawl homeContinue reading “Tales from a Flycycle Neophyte”

Flycycle at the Verve

There’s a new fitness gym at the Verve called Flycycle. It’s basically a studio devoted to spin classes with a spin (sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun). Anyway, here’s what they have to say about their classes: “…we take indoor-spinning to the next level by combining dynamic 45 minute full-body workouts, neon lighting and theContinue reading “Flycycle at the Verve”

Zenith Pilates @ the Verve

I was missing my yoga – couldn’t find classes at a suitable time – so I picked up pilates instead. I first tried pilates years ago when I was fresh out of Uni. My first thoughts were, “What an easy stretching class.” In the cool Aussie climate, I barely broke a sweat but I left the classContinue reading “Zenith Pilates @ the Verve”

The First 20 Minutes – Stuff You Didn’t Know About Exercising

Recently started reading a book recommended to me by a friend – The First 20 Minutes. I’ve always thought I knew a lot about health, fitness and exercise – well, more than the average Joe – but this book has been quite the eye-opener. The problem with a lot of information that we believe to beContinue reading “The First 20 Minutes – Stuff You Didn’t Know About Exercising”

Staying Active with the Apple Watch

So I’ve moved up from just tracking my workouts to tracking daily activity levels… …and as gimmicky as it sounds, I gotta say that it really does help with the motivation to stay active. The Apple Watch activity tracker lets you track three things: Red marker: “Move” calories – you can set your own target to burn “x”Continue reading “Staying Active with the Apple Watch”

Hiking – Another All-Round Sport Good for the Whole Body and Mind

When it comes to anything that I do, I have a tendency to look for the biggest bang for my buck because time is a precious commodity I do not have a lot of so I like to make the most of what I have. When it comes to working out, hiking is another great all-round workout thatContinue reading “Hiking – Another All-Round Sport Good for the Whole Body and Mind”

Yoga is Good for You – Let Me Count the Ways…

They say you should vary your workout routines because it helps: prevent boredom associated with doing the same things workout after workout to avoid or delay reaching a plateau in workout performance and, subsequently, training results So we’ve added Yoga into our mix of regular weekly exercise sessions. Why Yoga? Yoga is good for the brain:Continue reading “Yoga is Good for You – Let Me Count the Ways…”

Bukit Gasing – the All-Natural StairMaster…

Who needs a StairMaster when you can do the real thing in the great outdoors? I have been meaning to take the boys to Bukit Gasing for a hike to the old suspension bridge for a while now but we haven’t quite made it there yet. One morning, on the spur of the moment, I decided toContinue reading “Bukit Gasing – the All-Natural StairMaster…”

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