We know that sometimes striving to keep fit can be a pain, especially if your routines get mundane. However, if one of your resolutions for this new year is to get in shape, why not grab your significant other and mix it up with one of these sports? Try one every month or even sign up for all at once — the greater the variety the better, right? Plus, you get to spend some much deserved quality time with the spouse. It’s a win-win plan, we think.
Ever wanted to be one of those cool acroyoga practising couples you see on Instagram? Now’s your chance to learn! There are many different types of yoga for various purposes, but this unique type incorporates acrobatic moves into traditional yoga poses, which explains the often jaw-dropping balancing acts. Plus, acroyoga will help strengthen your muscles as well as building up the trust and bond between you and your significant other.
Places to practice Acroyoga: Trisula Yoga
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)
Focusing on unarmed combat without having to strike your opponent, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is based on grappling and using ground fighting techniques such as joint locks and choke holds. This means that BJJ would require plenty of skin on skin contact, so who better to be in such close contact with than your special person?
Places to practice BJJ: Click here for the full list of available gyms.
If you’ve seen someone practicing Capoeira, you’d be amazed at how graceful and flowing the movements are. Originally used by slaves to overpower their masters, Capoeira is now used to help people overcome their physical and mental limitations. Great for competitive couples, as each will have to strategise and outwit the other in order to win.
Couple Prenatal Pilates
Just because you’re expecting doesn’t mean exercise is totally off the cards for you and your significant other. Pilates Fitness offers Singapore’s first and only Couple Prenatal Pilates class, for expectant mums in their second trimester onwards and their partners to de-stress, at the same time strengthening, stabilising, and reducing the risk of injuries and the aches and pains that come with being pregnant.
For more information, please visit Pilate Fitness’ website here.
Stand Up Paddling (SUP)
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If you guys are outdoor lovers, this one’s for you. Having originated in Hawaii in the 1950s for surfing instructors to manage large groups of beginner surfers, SUP has now morphed into an increasingly popular sport, helping to improve your fitness, strength and flexibility, yet still being fun and relaxing at the same time.
Places to practice SUP: The SUP School, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing & Stand Up Paddle Singapore, Constant Wind, Outer Quadrant