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Calisthenics – What is it?

The word originates from ancient Greece with kallos meaning ‘beauty’ and sthenos meaning ‘strength’. Since thousands of years ago, before the introduction of gyms, Calisthenics(or body weight exercise) have been a major component of fitness in athletics, military and daily fitness. Without the use of any equipments, calisthenics is the …

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Lifestyle Guide to Marine Parade – Getting Fit

intheLoop heads to the East to find out where you can get fit. This week, we’re at Marine Parade – a neighborhood with a wide array of recreational facilities where you will definitely be able to get your choice of workout here. Check out these studios: Simply Yoga Have you …

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Pregnancy and Pilates

You’ve probably already heard that Pilates is great during pregnancy, seen results from lots of celebrities who swear by Pilates and are now wondering what exactly Pilates does during pregnancy. For those who are expecting or know someone who is, Deborah Wong explains the science behind prenatal Pilates.  Pregnancy is …

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Yoga History

By Charlie Hubbard As a US expat working in Singapore I have come to like the beginning of the New Year most. Singapore celebrates both the western and Chinese calendar new year. Two New Year celebrations! What’s not to like about that? Two opportunities to take stock and make changes, …

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Changing Patterns

This topic has been a big theme lately and I have long wanted to share some thoughts with everyone. Couple of interesting events surfaced in my life in the past few months and I have not really paused and taken a deep breath. As these events unfolded, I noticed a …

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Focus on Fascia

Previously, many people think of fascia as body filler. The unnecessary bits to be scraped away to make way for the more important stuff like organs, muscles, bones and blood vessels. Fascia is an elastic connective tissue that runs throughout our whole body. It surrounds muscles, group of muscles, blood …

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7Cycle BootCamp – Bike On Bike Off

A unique combination of cycling on the bike and a series of physical workouts frame this bootcamp making it one of the most interesting bootcamps we’ve tried. We took our team and some friends down to 7Cycle to try our their fitness bootcamp. The class was conducted instructor Vin, whos’ …

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GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® The Art of Exercising

Think (Yoga + Pilates + Dance + Machines) and you get an insight to the GYROTONIC® Expansion Method. The GYROTONIC®  and GYROKINESIS® methods are complementary exercise methods developed by Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian and professional dancer from Romania who created the system as a form of rehabilitation form his …

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Cycling Reinvented! – Spinning Studios in Singapore

Do away with the helmet and don’t worry about purchasing a bike. Here we introduce indoor cycling (or some call it Spinning). It is a form of exercise that emphasize on endurance and strength. Just like cycling, this workout will go through intervals with high and low intensity, just like how …

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Vivafit – Only for Women

For a first timer who usually does only HIIT training, it’d be a question if one is able to survive a Body Balance™ class that requires more flow and fluidity than strength (a combination of yoga, pilates and taichi). The 30-minute class is a new release of music + choreography. In this …

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