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4 cool new aerial workouts in Singapore

Having both feet on the ground can sometimes be boring. Learn cool tricks with these aerial workouts - you'll get to tone up and build core strength while you're at it.
 


AERIAL ACROBATICS

Where: Simply Yoga, #03-23/24/25 Katong V, 30 East Coast Road, tel: 6348-6828, www.simplyyoga.sg

What: learn how to perform jaw-dropping acrobatic tricks on the trapeze, lyra (hoop) and silks at Simply Yoga's Aerial Foundation course for beginners. It’s an excellent workout that targets your core and upper body, and builds bodily awareness and coordination. 

How much: $220 for an eight-week course, comprising one 75-minute session each week.

POLE DANCING

Where: Pole Dance Academy Singapore, 5A/6A Craig Road, tel: 6225-8268, www.poledanceacademy.com.sg

What: This body-toning, calorie-torching workout has been gaining traction of late. Pole Dance Academy offers a range of Pole Syllabus classes: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, High Intermediate and Pre-Advanced 1. Each level focuses on strength and flexibility conditioning, as well as climbing and spinning techniques. You can further hone your skills at non-level classes such as En Pointe and Sexy Hip Hop.

How much: A drop-in Pole Syllabus class costs $30, while an eight-week course is priced at $230.

AERIAL YOGA

Where: Platinum Yoga, #13-09 Parkway Centre, 1 Marine Parade Central, tel: 6348-0809, www.platinumyoga.com

What: Yoga moves are executed in midair with the help of hammocks – great for those with chronic back issues, as it aids in decompressing the spine. It is also a total-body workout that increases your strength and flexibility. Get your aerial fix at Platinum Yoga, which recently started offering various classes like PY Aerial Yoga Basic, PY Aerial Yoga Level 2, PY Aerial Meditation and PY Aerial Stretch.

How much: Each drop-in class costs $35, while membership packages range from $96 to $146 per month. Prices stated are subject to GST.

AERIAL PILATES

Where: Virgin Active, Level 6 Tower 2 One Raffles Place, tel: 6908-7878, www.virginactive.com.sg

What: Like aerial yoga, aerial Pilates is a form of suspension training that is carried out above ground with hammocks, thereby reducing joint compression. At Virgin Active’s new AGY-Pilates classes, you’ll get to try moves that you ordinarily wouldn’t be able to with standard Pilates equipment, and also hold challenging poses for longer periods of time.

How much: $39.50 per week for a 12-month gym membership, with an additional $99 activation fee.

This article was originally published in Simply Her April 2015.

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