A lot of beginner fitness classes can be intimidating and more often than not require back-breaking effort (sometimes literally) — but that may be more than you’re comfortable with giving if you’re new to working out.
So here’s a gallery of four beginner fitness classes that won’t make you feel like you’re going to die. Or worse, that you don’t know what you’re doing at all.
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Image: Fitness & Martial Arts’ Instagram
1. FaMA Fit Fundamentals
Fitness and Martial Arts (FaMA) recently started offering an entry-level programme that focuses on building balance, stability, mobility and flexibility. The class teaches the proper techniques for exercises and also lays the foundation for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. For a free one-week trial, sign up here.
2. Haus Athletics classes
Haus Athletics holds two types of 45-minute classes — Leanout (body strength and cardio) and Meltdown (high intensity interval training and conditioning). “The workouts are perfect for people who are just kickstarting their fitness journey or trying something new,” said trainer Reagan Kang.”But they can start with Leanout first as the movements are straightforward and easy to follow.”
3. Virgin Active THE TRIP™ by Les Mills
Virgin Active launchedTHE TRIP™ just three months ago. The immersive cycling workout involving a 270° screen and high-tempo music is just 40 minutes long, and you probably won’t find yourself any intimidated on a stationary bike. Plus, you get to burn over 400 calories each class.
4. Personal training with Natalie Dau
Natalie Dau is the founder and CEO of The Daily Escape, a health and fitness platform, and juggles multiple roles as an athlete, coach, brand ambassador and health influencer, among others. She has developed customised programmes and localised content for people of all fitness levels, including the 7-Day Kickstart Challenge and Personalised Get Fit & Healthy. Check out some of her videos here.