There are many fitness programmes out on the market today, and new programmes are emerging every now and then. While the moves and techniques might vary, the fundamentals of each programme is still the same—have fun and improve health. Previously, we introduced a series of new and interesting workout and fitness programmes. Today, we introduce 10 more especially beneficial to runners. See if any of them appeal to you!
1. Soul Cycle
Why is it useful for runners? Welcome to the newest iteration of stationary cycling. If toning your legs with a grin on your face sounds like it would achieve your long-term running objectives, visit the Soul Cycle site to see if a 45 minute session has what you need.
Availability in Singapore: Currently only available in New York City, you can monitor the website to see if Singapore locations are added.
Why is it useful for runners? Don’t let the Movnat Homepage frighten you. The people who conceived this unusual exercise programme and put those primitive people on the page call their concept “the workout the world forgot”. What’s behind the movement? Reclaiming your nature by learning to move the way Homo Sapiens were designed to move, and in the process, rehabilitate your spirit, too.
Availability in Singapore? You bet! Search for the closest Movnat experience.
Why is it useful for runners? Not your traditional athletics, GMB prioritises general human performance. GMB followers are re-educated via exercises conceived by a gymnast, martial arts expert and orthopedic clinician. Mini-courses focus on handstands and gymnastic moves, but the rest is esoteric, so GMB would likely appeal to runners seeking an unorthodox workout experience.
Availability in Singapore: Purchase programmes, gear and stuff directly from GMB.
Why is it useful for runners? Visit the Ido website and you’ll think you’ve arrived at a portal that advocates floor gymnastics mixed with modern dance that emphasises the upper body. By the look of the gorgeous dude populating the site, this programme must lure more women than men! Watch his moves to see if you can imagine how Ido might benefit the runner in you.
Availability in Singapore: See if you can spot Singapore on this studio map.
5. Bar Method
Why is it useful for runners? Originating with a 1940s German exercise movement pioneered by the legendary Lotte Berk, Bar Method exercises can help female runners interested in mastering unique, ballet-like movements to attain better balance and focus. There are videos available to teach routines, so you can work out at home to tone your legs and body.
Availability in Singapore: There are no studios in Singapore at present, but bookmark the site to watch for future openings.
6. Anti-Gravity Fitness
Why is it useful for runners? That depends upon the runner. Imagine walking into a studio to find everyone hanging like bats from ceiling-mounted silk sashes. Anti-Gravity Fitness is literally aerial yoga with added elements. The silk hammock required to undertake the moves requires installation, but if hanging from the ceiling suits your fancy and you find that yoga enhances your run, go for it.
Availability in Singapore? While the Anti-Gravity website promises a map of the world with international studio locations, we only found New York and Thailand.
7. GST Body
Why is it useful for runners? It does not meant Goods and Service Tax. Like the aforementioned Bar Method, GST Body is reminiscent of a ballet-based stretching and toning class, with added fitness moves that are designed to heal and transform the body. GST requires a barre, rubber slings and other gear to accomplish said moves. The method is said to enhance strength, power, performance and healing, so runners who are injury-prone might benefit.
Availability in Singapore: Visiting the U.S. soon? Head for 7562 West Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles; it’s the only GST studio in the world right now.
8. Physique 57
Why is it useful for runners? This fitness system takes 57 minutes to complete, hence the name. It’s a balanced mix of stretching, strength training and cardio. Because Physique 57 aims at improving flexibility and endurance—both assets on the marathon circuit—runners might like this workout to round out their running and conditioning programme.
Availability in Singapore: Your closest Physique 57 studio is in Dubai. Watch the website to see if Singapore is added in the near future.
9. City Row
Why is it useful for runners? Instructors turn students loose in “sexy, water-based rowing machines” where they participate in choreographed exercises designed to sculpt the body while building strength and endurance. A bit of yoga is thrown into the mix. This is no programme for wimps: Intensive “X Signature” classes and ultimate workouts are challenging. Bored with ho-hum workouts? Get into a boat and enjoy a creative substitute for your mundane gym time.
Availability in Singapore: Contact City Row to ask about opening a Singapore studio. As of today, their only location is New York.
10. Beach Body
Why is it useful for runners? Head for the Beach Body website to get the skinny on a programme that deliver results via targeted DVDs, recipes, lifestyle aids and online support. An all-around workout for runners who lack the discipline to show up at the gym and eat right, Beach Body does the thinking for you. Audience? Most likely the testosterone crowd.
Availability in Singapore: Use the aforementioned URL to order all of your Beach Body workout materials.
Fitness Craze Trend
Everyone is looking to live healthier and happier, so there will be no shortage of fitness programs to satisfy that. After all picking a fitness programme that suits your personality is still the key for enjoyment.
Although most of the fitness programmes have not yet reached Singapore but they are still too interesting to be ignored. What fitness programmes do you choose to adopt? Share with us in the comments below!