Get Fit: 8 Exercises to Get Into for a Healthier You
By Kyzia Maramara
Nothing beats being healthy and fit than spending time at the gym. After all, regular exercises train not only your body, it also instills discipline in maintaining a great lifestyle. Give your treadmill and that dumbbell a rest and try other exercises! The modern times have given us plenty of variations of workouts that people would enjoy, if you need a reason to get your body to the gym or the studio, here are 8 budget friendly exercises you might want to get into:
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Indoor cycling, or spinning, is an exercise that’s more than pedaling on a stationary bike. Each session lasts for 60 to 90 minutes and involves pedaling to music with different pedaling speeds, resistance levels, and choreography based on the instructor, it would feel like riding on a real bike except without pollution. Strengthen your core, glutes, hamstrings, and endurance with this intense fitness fix!
It’s good to hit the bike at least once a week. Ride Revolution, Electric Studio, and Saddle Row have studios around Makati, BGC, Edsa, and Pasig to get you that after hours destressing by exercising. You may not look as sassy and fresh as Ariana Grande on her bike but at least you’re clearly on your way!
Kettlebell is increasingly becoming one of the most talked about workouts. This exercise requires lifting kettlebells (a cast iron weight that looks like a cannon ball with a handle) of different weight variants and performing workouts that engage the whole body. A single kettlebell has the power to work out your whole body if done right, that’s why some people say kettlebell is the only exercise you’ll ever need! Don’t be afraid to try it out, you might find you’ll like it. Check out Kettlebellista if you want to try it!
Jogging is the most budget friendly exercise you could do anywhere any time of day. It helps strengthen your muscles, good for cardio, and it helps you maintain a healthy weight. It’s great that a lot of the cities in the metro acknowledge that everybody needs a good place to jog and spend time on other outdoor exercises.
Makati has Ayala Triangle Gardens and the new Legazpi Active Park where you can jog, lie on the grass, play ball sports, try the playground, or any outdoor activities you want to try. The Cultural Center of the Philippines and Luneta Park in Manila are also popular running spots. For BGC people, Track 30th and Greenway Park are great places for a jog.
Yoga tests the mind and body and will help you improve flexibility and breathing. The different positions are also good for balance and discipline as it might be frustrating at first for beginners. On top of all the physical benefits, yoga could also reduce stress and has the ability to calm you. If you’re a beginner looking to try this, take the easy classes first to test the waters because although yoga is for everybody, some people find other strenuous exercises better. Click here for a list of yoga studios in the metro.