Enjoying Physical Abuse

I don’t like being physically abused by anyone but I did enjoy my day at Physical Abuse torturing my body with some cool new workout routines. Physical Abuse is a gym located at the former Apollo Center and I was there to try out some of their group workout classes.

The first class I tried was Zumba. It’s my first time trying out Zumba though I’ve heard about the fun and intensity of the workout since early 2008. The class was really popular!

Here’s Physical Abuse’s description of what is Zumba.

“An exhilarating combination of popular international music and dance, Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that promises to make exercise a much more enjoyable experience.”
Started in 2001 in the United States, Zumba exercises incorporates both fast and slow rhythmic tunes with resistance training for fitness and weight loss. To date, Zumba classes are offered through trained instructors in more than 110,000 locations, in over 125 countries.”

I’m not the sort that attends group workouts on a regular basis and when I heard rhythm and co-ordination was required for this class, I was a little worried I wouldn’t be able to keep up and be the girl that looks out of sync with everyone else. But it turns out that the instructors structures each class so that you progress from a simple step to an entire dance fitness routine, it’s also very easy to follow. While it is easy to follow, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t tiring. The pace is fast and there wasn’t much breaks so it’s good if you want to get into the groove and keep moving till it’s over.

Here’s a blurry pic of the Zumba instructor and us 🙂

I loved the work out so much, I decided to stay for the next session which is called Drums Alive. I’ve tried Drums Alive with my colleagues once before and I knew from experience that it was going to be a whole lot of fun.

Drums Alive is the latest calorie-burning workout using drum sticks and gym balls that is suitable for everyone. It’s fantastic for those with a rock star fantasy. Using the drumsticks, it’s easy to keep in beat while you make some fancy moves. The whole class is co-ordinated and there is a cohesive sense of achievement when you finish a whole routine.

Instructions are clear and I love how the class is not overcrowded. Wonderful instructor gave off tons of positive vibes and encouraged the class to amp up their game!

After the group classes, we did a quick look of the gym. It was nice and cozy but I was too tired from my back to back sessions of Zumba and drums alive to do much more. I did notice 2 equipments in the gym that I was excited about. The first one was the vibration plate machine which I’ve been told helps you to make the most of your workout as the vibrations gives an immediate improvement in blood circulation. It also adds to a variety of other measurable outcomes; such as increased muscle strength and flexibility, improved range of motion, decreased cellulite, increased bone mineral density, reduced pain and soreness and faster recovery.

The 2nd equipment I got excited about is the he TRX Suspension Trainer. I’ve tried this at other gyms before and  I find it one of best workout systems for me. It leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise – because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.

I had quite a full workout at Physical Abuse and I really like how different and interesting their classes are compared to other gyms.

Physical Abuse

2 Havelock Road 2HR #01-28/29
Singapore 059763
Tel: +65 6536 5580



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