For 2016, let’s all be a little adventurous and try out a wacky sport, shall we?
I’m sure many people out there have found themselves with a dilemma: how to stay in shape without exercising. It’s a constant struggle; wanting to burn the calories from that irresistible plate of chicken rice, and the reality of actually having to get out of the house and sweat it out. I mean, what’s more appealing than just chilling at home? Fret no more, girls! Here are five unorthodox sports that will definitely get you off your sofa to shed some of those unwanted calories!
1. Bubble Soccer
Bubble Soccer is an interesting twist on the traditional soccer game. Players don giant inflatable suits and try to put the ball into the goal. Sounds easy? Not really. This game is as physically demanding as a traditional soccer game, if not more. You will definitely sweat buckets and experience the frustration of being bounced away from a ball that is right in front of your face. Brings a whole new meaning to “So near yet so far”, doesn’t it? Grab your buddies and visit Bubble Soccer Singapore to try out this sport!
If you’ve come across a Harry Potter book or movie, you’ll definitely be familiar with this sport where witches and wizards ride on broomsticks and try to put balls through hoops. Now, Harry Potter fans in Singapore can rejoice because an NUS student, who learnt about this game while on exchange in Boston, has brought the sport back to Singapore. Basically, the only difference is that instead of flying on broomsticks, you run with broomsticks between your legs. Sounds weird? Don’t worry; it’ll grow on you. Plus, you’ll have 13 other people alongside you doing the same thing!
Do check out NUS Quidditch’s Facebook page for updates on on-going sessions that are open to the public!
3. Stand Up Paddling
Love the beach and the sun? Stand Up Paddling is just the sport for you. Usually referred to as SUP for short, this water activity requires one to stand on a board while using a paddle to move. This sport gained great popularity after celebrities such as Jennifer Anniston, Pierce Brosnan and Rihanna included it their fitness routines. It gives you a great upper body workout and also an opportunity to have fun at the beach – what more can you ask for?
The Stand Up Paddling School, Tanjong Beach, Sentosa, +65 96385565, www.supschool.com.sg
4. SURFSET Singapore
Do you find yourself wanting to pick up surfing, but not wanting to be scalded by the burning sun? Worry no longer because SURFSET Singapore now offers indoor surfing! This activity is excellent for those who yearn for a surfer’s toned body, but nevertheless, are afraid of being in the open seas or getting tan. You’ll work out by performing drills on a surfboard, which emulates the actual feeling of being in water. You’ll get a full body workout, and more importantly, your muscles will get an even workout as you constantly balance yourself. Want a strong core and toned body? Check out the various classes that Surfset Singapore has to offer!
Did you face a tiring week at school or work? Rid yourself of some stress and burn calories (the fun way, of course) at the same time! AMPed Trampoline Park offers converted halls filled with more than 5,000 square feet of interconnected trampolines. You can bounce to your heart’s content, jump as high as you’d like, and if you’re up for it, do a couple of back flips, too! Trampolining is a great way to get in that cardio and will help build muscles from your legs all the way to your core. Here, you’ll see both young and old alike laughing and jumping merrily – truly a sight to behold. Visit AMPed Trampoline Park to get your dose of trampolining! Oh, and did I mention that 10 minutes of trampolining is equivalent to a half hour run?
Check out the various locations of AMPed Trampoline Park here.
Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Before another round of feasting begins for Chinese New Year, be sure to get off your sofa and try out at least one of these activities! You’ll never look at exercise the same way again. Now, let’s go sweat it out, shall we?