Written by Nurul Rustam
Shed that extra pound you gained during CNY!
Chinese New Year is officially over and so does our eat-everything-you-want license. Food plays a big part in every festival and celebration; it’s in our blood and we, Malaysians, fully embrace it. Albeit that, we are still strong advocates of health and fitness. So, if you have been going crazy on food for the past month and would like to shed that few extra pounds that you’ve gained, I have rounded a few interesting not-your-typical-run-of-the-mill fitness centres that you can consider.
1. Aloha Cycle Club
Aloha Cycle Club offers you 4 different types of cycling classes, from the Intro Ride class for the beginners to the high-intensity cardiovascular workout ride. You will get to experience a full-body workout with core strengthening and upper-body toning with light weights and not only that, their curated music playlist will drive and inspire you to keep pedalling! Who says cycling must be outdoors under the hot sun?
Location: L06-01A, 5, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 03 6206 2082
2. Pilatique Pilates & Physiotherapy Studio Malaysia
In case you have been living under a rock, Pilates is an exercise that similar to Yoga, but it emphasizes more on your body core and you will be doing it either on the specific Pilates equipment or on a mat. If you’re interested to take on Pilates, Pilatique Pilates & Physiotherapy Studio Malaysia is a good place to start. They offer various types of classes according to your strength and capability, incorporating their signature equipment into the workouts such the Cadillac, Ladder Barrel, Stability Chair, and Spine Corrector, conducted and guided by certified instructors.
Location: 8-2A, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact: 03 2092 5655
3. HIT Fitness & Martial Arts Gym
HIT Fitness & Martial Arts Gym offers martial arts classes such as kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA, and even self-defence classes for kids too! As their name suggests, the classes involve high-intensity training so be prepared to sweat it off! I highly recommend, especially the females, to take up some classes here. In return for shedding some stubborn pounds, you get to learn some ass-kicking skills as self-defence from a team of experienced international professional, so don’t play-play!
Location: 65-3, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 03 9055 4118
4. Fitology Fitness Centre
Among the fitness centres listed here, Fitology Fitness Centre is my personal favourite. It combines exercise, detoxifying, sports therapy, and nourishment all under one roof. The concept is to get you closer to achieve your fitness goals by combining components of healthy living and exercising in one session. Within an hour, you will be getting 2 Fitology sessions; 30-minutes of full-body training with your trainer and 30-minutes of Far Infrared Therapy Sauna (Fir) which will help you burn off those unwanted calories. By keeping the exercise short yet effective, it will minimise the muscular injuries, and yet still achieve results.
Location: 9, Jalan Riong, Off Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 03 2201 4311
I hope you like the recommendations and I strongly believe that we should keep our workout routine fresh and exciting. Happy Exercising!