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4 New Effective Workouts to Try When Experiencing a Plateau

by Abby Singson

Though consistent exercise is great, as you go along your fitness journey, doing the same workouts can make you build a resistance to them. You get so used to your regular routine that you reach a plateau.

If you’ve also noticed that you’ve been feeling less and less soreness after every workout, it may seem like it’s because of your newfound strength. But this also means it’s time for you to “shock your body”: to spice up your usual workout routine or to try a new form of exercise, targeting different muscle groups and exposing yourself to new techniques.

While others gradually intensify their routine instead of trying completely new things, I find it best to put yourself out there and explore the possibilities. You never know—you could end up becoming an aerial yoga prodigy! Here are the newest workouts in the city that might just pleasantly surprise you and your body.

1. Aerial and dance classes

We’ve been doing our workouts on the ground since forever. It’s time to take it up in the air!

We often isolate one muscle group per day; maybe we’ll sneak in a little core work or cardio but we usually focus on one body part, like arms, legs, butt, or back. Aerial is a great way to mix things up because it always works the full body. For example, an Aerial Silks class focuses on conditioning your arms and legs but also makes sure to strengthen your core to make you feel lighter.

Don’t let your fear of heights stop you! Movement Dance Studio also has floor classes which include Hip-hop, Zumba, and Jazz Funk, as well as unconventional dance classes such as High Heels, Striptease, and Pole.

Movement Dance Studio, one of the Philippine pioneers in belly dance, pole dance, and aerial silk, hosts a wide array of floor and aerial classes in their Pasig studio all week long. Deal Grocer currently has a discount for their 8-Class Pass to Any Floor and Aerial classes at a price you won’t be able to resist. Book now to get the class pass for only ₱2,475 from ₱3,600!

Movement Dance Studio
Unit 2008, 20/F AIC Burgundy Empire Tower
ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig
(0918) 823 6588

2. Gravity-defying bungee workout

INSTAGRAM: bungeeworkoutph

Suspend yourself from the ceiling with a bungee cord that will make doing leaps, turns, and inversions super smooth and easy! With your feet firmly planted on the floor, you’ll be able to control every movement by exercising your resistance. Bungee Workout™ also doubles as a dance class. You move and jump to the beat of the music, just like an acrobat. This gravity-defying workout is a core killer so get ready because you’re definitely going to be sore the next day!

Bungee Workout PH is the only certified studio in the country for this kind of exercise. You have to try it at least once in your life, especially with a drop-in rate of only ₱688 instead of ₱1,000 if you avail of this exclusive offer from Deal Grocer.

Bungee Workout PH
Unit 2008, 20/F AIC Burgundy Empire Tower
ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig
(0918) 823 6588
bungeeworkoutph@yahoo.com

3. Underwater cardio

Running on a treadmill is one of the most common cardio exercises out there. No matter your fitness level, it’ll have you sweating buckets while you build endurance and torch calories. The only hitch is the fact that it’s high-impact, which puts stress on joints like your ankles and your knees. There’s no need to switch out the treadmill for lower impact (and sometimes less effective) cardio like the stationary bike or elliptical. Instead, combine low-impact with boosted results via a Hydropool Underwater Treadmill workout from Metafactor Wellness Center.

It works the same way a treadmill does, so you’re running normally except your body is submerged in water from the chest down. Being in immersed in water makes it easier on the joints. Plus, you won’t wake up in pain the next day as this workout causes zero post-workout muscle soreness. That’s why endurance athletes, as well as those recovering from sports injuries, choose this as their exercise of choice.

Whether you’re here to build muscle without compromising your joints or simply aiming to lose some pounds, each session is carefully monitored by a physical therapist who will tailor the workout to your personal needs.

Get three sessions of Hydropool Underwater Treadmill Workout for ₱1,688 from ₱2,550 with this offer from Deal Grocer!

Metafactor Wellness Center
Baypark Roxas Boulevard Service Road
Malate, Manila
(02) 353 3130
(0917) 816 6428
(0997) 869 0502
customerservice@metafactor.net

4. Adult ballet

It’s never too late to learn, especially if you’ve had dreams of being a ballerina since you were little. Taking ballet classes, even as an adult, can actually increase your flexibility and strength. It’s a slow and steady process that is appealing to those who have always had an interest in dance but also to beginners who want to build agility, endurance, and balance.

For only ₱300 per class, you’ll have access to three ballet class types: Adult Ballet, Ballet 1, and Ballet Conditioning. Get your 8-Class Pass at a discount on Deal Grocer!

Ballet Philippines - Maritess A. Yong School of Dance
F&B-5, Arts Plaza, Greenhills Theater Mall, San Juan
(beside Music Museum, right above Cafe France & Starbucks)
(0915) 630 6968
(0939) 390 2398
ccpds@ballet.ph

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About Abby
Abby is a Manila-based photographer and writer enjoying her early twenties taking photos of her casual adventures and trying new yoga poses. She graduated with a Communication degree focusing on multimedia production so she can fulfill her childhood dream of shooting food and travel for magazines. Clothed with a passionate soul, she writes about anything she can overshare on.

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