Wednesday, October 26, 2016

3 Fitness Classes To Try With Your Friends

If workouts are the worst part of your day, you're probably missing the most essential fitness prop: company. To make exercise more tolerable, and maybe even fun, workout with your friends! Maybe you enjoy an occasional long run by yourself or perhaps you like cycling solo, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for friends in your workout routine. In fact, if you’re trying to make exercise a habit or you’re hoping to hit a specific goal, a friend could be a big help. You’re far more likely to actually workout when you’re forced to schedule it ahead of time and canceling means inconveniencing a friend. In addition to keeping you accountable, friends can provide an extra boost of motivation when it gets tough. Everyone has those days when they just don’t feel like going to the gym and those times when they want to call it quits, friends can offer encouragement to keep you going. Friends can teach you new exercises or circuits and they can point out things you might be doing wrong.

When you take into account all the listed benefits that friends bring to your workout routine, it’s not hard to see that you’ll be able to reach your goals more quickly. And more importantly, with friends anything just instantly becomes fun! We went to three (3) different fitness classes and we can definitely attest to how the added accountability, competition and fun that friends bring to exercise can keep us motivated. Today, we'd like to share them with you and hopefully help you see the fun in fitness, especially when you bring your #PoshSquad along!

Before anything, are you having a hard time looking for which gyms or activities would best suit you? Try Fit Access PH! We partnered with Fit Access PH to book all three of our classes you'll get to see below! And let us tell you, it makes fitness way more accessible and on-hand. It is definitely a convenient way to be connected and exposed to various kinds of fitness activities that are beneficial to our physical development!

Using Fit Access PH allows more than just a fitness membership. It is a lifestyle membership! Fit Access curates for you only high quality fitness activities and gyms in and around Metro Manila! Refresh your workouts, try a new sport, chill out, or even discover a new hobby with our membership programs. Unlock your potential with Fit Access! Fit Access is an exclusive platform created for health enthusiasts and fitness centres in the Philippines, which aims to bring together a dynamic community of Filipinos who share the same love for fitness. They promote a variety of fitness activities, educate Filipinos on holistic fitness lifestyle, and act as support for local fitness establishments, making fitness accessible to everyone. They want people to see fitness as more than just exercise, but as a way of life. Which, considering the importance of daily physical activities for our daily functioning, we really ought to be treating fitness as so!

1. Trampoline Park

The first place we were lucky enough to try (thanks to Ia, co-founder of Fit Access PH!) was Trampoline Park. It's for those who want to feel like a kid again and have a fun workout at the same time. It's perfect for those who want to not feel the workout when working out, since you are having fun! At the same time, you really (and we mean really) get your dose of cardio for the day! They offer many different kinds of activities (e.g. parkour, basketball, etc.) that make use of their trampolines!

2. Archery Academy

The next activity we tried was archery at The Archery Academy. This is perfect for those who want to unleash their inner Katniss Everdeen or Green Arrow in you! You might ask, is archery even considered an exercise? Most people think that archery is all about the arms, but the truth is, your whole body is engaged. It is also very important that you keep your core tight. We were all first-timers, and if you haven't tried archery, we suggest you do (with your friends *wink)!

3. LiFE Yoga
We also had the opportunity to try LiFE Yoga, finally! We've been wanting to attend classes at LiFE but haven't had the chance to. And here we are! The everyday hustle and bustle of the metro called for a home where people can escape to and focus on themselves. As a mind-body-spirit practice that can profoundly impact one’s sense of self and wellbeing, yoga. LiFE takes a holistic approach to wellness by integrating good food, music, art and a sense of community into the practice of yoga. LiFE wants to meaningfully innovate in the budding culture of yoga in the Philippines. It aims to bring the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga off the mat and into facets of everyday life. LiFE is about the mindful celebration of all that is happening in the here and now. Yoga is life. Haha!

Know more about how you can book a class at Fit Access here:

Looking for athletic gear that's comfortable yet still fashionable? If you are wondering where we got our workout clothes from our yoga sesh, they're from a brand called MillennX. MillennX Athletic Gear is a Filipino active wear brand that is focused on the needs of the globally competitive and active ladies in general. MillennX believes that sports fashion goes way beyond just printed fabrics, that's why they have come up with form-flattering patterns that further enhance the beauty of the human body. Their apparel can be described as fashion forward, world-class quality, and yet, pocket-friendly.

Check out MillennX and get your hands on these cool pieces here: 

Of course, we cannot forget about filling our stomachs with solids before we get into our workout. Sometimes when we can't do it on our own, a little help is all we need. Yup, we got a push to eat healthy from Happy Diet Delivery. Happy Diet Delivery’s goal is to serve their clients with healthy and organic dishes, five days a week. In doing so, they’ve helped us ease through the shift to healthier eating habits with controlled meal portions that are sparsely seasoned yet satisfying. We’ve found Happy Diet Delivery to be perfect for our recuperating tummy. We’ll be honest and say that their meals taste nothing like the heavily flavorful dishes I’m used to, but what their meals lack taste-wise, they make up for in the combination of textures and creative meal ideas that are all adequately filling.

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Hope you find this post fun and motivating! :D