Who says sweating it out is solemn business? Here are 5 fun ways to get in shape without hitting the gym! Fitness ideas in KL has never been so fun!
Fitness Ideas in KL #1: Argentine Tango
Want to get a solid workout accompanied with the sway of sensual music? Two words. Argentine Tango. And we know just the place to begin. Initial T is where you can learn from the talented tango team, Alyzsa Lim and Iskandar Zulkarnain. Fifth place winners in the ruthlessly competitive Asian Tango Championship in Tokyo 2017, you can be rest assured of the duo’s tango capabilities. Masters of stage tango (a tango form dominated by back-breaking moves to impress the crowd), they borrow elements from it, integrating those striking moves onto the social tango floor. A fun yet challenging form of physical exertion and immense coordination, coupled with the engaging social interactions, tango is indeed a pleasure to participate it, and doesn’t hurt that it works up a real sweat.
Initial T: Tango, The Beginning.
Class Timings: Saturdays, 6-7pm
Location: Blubricks studio 2A-3 PJU 5/17 Kota Damansara PJ Dataran Sunway, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 17-616 2279
Fitness Ideas in KL #2: Wall Climbing
One of the best ways to actively engage every muscle in your body is to climb. Wall climb to be exact, and Camp 5 is the ideal destination. Did you know, that wall climbing is the second fastest growing sport in the world and the fastest for females? It’s no wonder, because this sport is not gender or size bias, can be easily picked up by anyone of any age, and tests the mind in terms of strategy and endurance. When you climb, it is impossible for your brain to remind idle and the fear of falling keeps your mind constantly in motion, planning your next move to gain grounds towards your final destination, the top of the wall. This challenging yet motivating sport makes wall climbing one of our favourite physical activities to replace going to the gym.
Address: 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 5th Floor, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-7726 0410
Fitness Ideas in KL #3: Capoeira
The rhythmic drum beat of the Atabaque will resonate through the studio the entire length of a Capoeira class with Movimento Simples De Capoeira Malaysia. All movements here are accompanied by Brazilian music tying the art back to its roots. Initially formed by African slaves in Brazil, the music and dance elements of capoeira were the façade to conceal this martial art from their masters, to allow them to practice freely. Today, capoeira endures on, a martial art at its core, where lethal kicks and flails are masked by the rhythm set by the Berimbau. Everything you look for in a gym, you’ll find in capoeira class. You’ll be enhancing your strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Don’t believe us? Join a class and see the team mopping your sweat off the floor, and remember to thank us for this great workout idea.
Address: Plaza Damas, Casa Do Capoeira B-3-2, Block B, 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Class Timings: Monday, Wednesdays and Thursday at 8:30pm
Fitness Ideas in KL #4: Adventure Park
If you crave a thrilling adventure while you break a sweat, head on down to District 21 where you’ll find Malaysia’s only and longest indoor high rope course and the first indoor roller glider in Asia! Spend the whole day here exploring the different exhilarating rides and it’s safe to say that you’ve completed your share of workout for the day. What’s more, you had a tonne of fun doing it!
Address: AT 6, Level 1, IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City,, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-8328 8888
Fitness Ideas in KL #5: Fly Yoga
Aerial or fly yoga is essentially yoga with the addition of a hammock. Already, it sounds fun, being able to swing around, looking poised. But underestimate this workout and you’ll find yourself on the floor, exhausted, before the class even ends. A gruelling challenge on your core, and all other muscles surrounding it, fly yoga gives your body the true exercise it deserves, while being gentle on the joints. It doesn’t stop at just being a workout, but places focus as well on breathing, alignment, flow, and mindfulness. Come here and get everything you need, a workout, meditation and fun with the friendly classmates and instructors.
Address: 3-02A, Level 3, Central Park Building, Jalan PJU 5/13, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: +60 11-3552 8210