Pilates Fitness: Exploration of Classes

Sponsored by Pilates Fitness

It’s been a little over a month since sharing with you the beginnings of my fitness journey with Pilates Fitness.

And if you followed me on Instagram, you’d have seen that I’ve been very pleased with the results thus far!

Not the most flattering photos of myself due to the angle of it taken, but it shows one thing – I can touch the floor without bending my knees now! You probably won’t believe it if I didn’t say it, but even at my fittest growing up, I’ve never been able to touch my toes, much less the floor!

Over the past month since my last posting, I’ve been attending a variety of classes, and even had small chats with my fellow classmates to learn more from them. I’ve also started seeing men attending classes!


Weight Loss (Reformer) class

I make sure I attend at least once a week of Weight Loss (Reformer) class, shuttling between the two studios. Going for a day surgery over a weekend didn’t stop me from attending the following Tuesday too! And I’m pleased to announce that I can do the 100 pulses now, with extra footwork too :D The wonders of what once-a-week can do to improve the core of a body!

Initially, I thought all the Weight Loss (Reformer) classes were going to be the same, but it’s not! The instructors mix it up a little every lesson, bringing new moves for us to work on. Nothing’s permanent (except the 100 pulse), and we’ll never know what’s coming up next! I love it!


Core and Body Aches class (Reformer)

I attend the Core and Body Aches (Reformer) class whenever I can find the time to. The workout is just a little easier than the Weight Loss (Reformer). On top of a few core related exercises to be done, we bend and stretch our body to relieve it of stress and aches. I feel so good after each class that I do classes three days in a row non-stop, without feeling any aches and pains! I don’t know how or why, but amazing isn’t it?


Cardio Jumpboard

By far the toughest class I’ve ever attended, but also one of the most fun class too! I felt like a ballerina, one that’s dancing and prancing around while lying on my back. Someone mentioned that it felt like jumping on a trampoline too! Haha!

Besides giving my body a really good work out (I was all jelly legs by the end of it), it also thought me how to control my strength and body better. In a strange way, the class revealed just how rough a girl I am. I was banging the reformer with my aggressive push-off and ill-controlled ‘landing’. I must be more gentle. I’ll try. Hehe.

Now, to find more time to try out classes I’ve yet to try, like the Abs Burn, Aroma Pilates, Flexi-stretch and Weight Loss Plus. Here’s hoping that the upcoming schedules will shift such that I can attend these classes! I’m itching to try these!

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If you’re interested in signing up with Pilates Fitness,
but not sure if it’s your cup of tea, there’s a 6 Days Reformer Trial available!

For more information, visit their website, or email them at enquiry@PilatesFitness.com.sg

You can also call and visit them at the following number, addresses and hours:

Located at:
434 Telok Blangah Road Singapore 098854, and
85A Serangoon Garden Way Singapore 555981

Disclaimer: This is part of a series of posts with classes sponsored by Pilates Fitness for the purpose of review and documenting my fitness journey with them. No additional fees or compensation were received. All opinions expressed on my experience with them are 100% my own. I’d also like to thank the staff at Pilates Fitness for helping me capture these moments on camera :)

Skyline Luge Sentosa

Sponsored by Skyline Luge Sentosa

Back in 1996 or 1997, I went on my first Gondola Skyride and Luge in New Zealand. I remember having so much fun! There were no photos from that time though, because taking photos of everything and anything wasn’t so popular then. Haha!

Fast forward to 2009, and in Singapore…

Sean and I took to the skies and rode our way down during one of our outings together, before the children came along.

And who knew, the following year when we returned, we were parents on a special us-time outing! Hehe.

In a strange way, Skyline Luge has been one of the constant in my life (even though far and between), following me from my adolescent days to parenthood.

As though things cannot get any better, Skyline Luge Sentosa invited me and my family for a day of fun with them! Now my children get to enjoy the same fun that their mommy and daddy had! :D


Peek-a-boo! Where are you, Blake?


The new and improved tickets are more wallet/pocket friendly (i.e. it fits)

Before heading up the skyride, Blake was a little apprehensive. He was telling us that it looks scary and that he didn’t want to sit on the chair. Sean and I told him that the only way to race down, like his Angry Bird race cars, was to go up. My little champ plucked up his courage and took it like a man!

Barely two minutes into the ride, Blake commented, “Mommy, Daddy, look! Blake is taller than the trees!” Haha!


Up, up and away we go!


And zooooooooom back down!

After the first ride up and down, Blake was no longer scared and even hurried us so that he could do everything again! Hehe. Yay! The boy has no fear of heights and an adrenaline to match! :D


And off we go again!


Va va vrooooom!

Nakayla’s pretty quiet the whole way up and down because she was really tired by the time we reached. I tried to get her to sleep when we were traveling to Sentosa, but she refused.

She did manage to enjoy herself somewhat, because I heard her let out a “WEEEEEEE!” at one point when I was zooming down fast to catch up with Sean and Blake. Haha.


And up we go again!


And down!


And up!


And down!

When it was our fifth and final Skyride, we ready Blake (who was a pro at the queues and protocols by now) by telling him we’ll be heading home for dinner. He was a little upset, but he did not let that get him down. In fact, he made the most out of it (or rather Sean), by going extra fast down the path! Haha!


And a final time up!


Weeeeeee!

Going up and down a grand total of five times had us clocked in two hours of outdoor activity with the children. And this was us going non-stop, breaking for less than a minute between the skyride and the luge for water break. Time really flies when you’re having fun!

Speaking of fun, between the two tracks, 628m Jungle Trail and 688m Dragon Trail, we find the latter to be extremely so! Not only is it a slightly longer ride down, but the track is also filled with more turns! Hehe. Four out of the five rides we took were the Dragon Trail! Hehe.

After our rides, both children received their own mini-Luge from the very amazing people at Skyline Luge Sentosa!


See the two different reactions? One’s so subtle, the other’s so drama :P

It’s been a little more than three weeks since we went, but Blake still remembers it fondly. I think this could be one of our annual family affair! Hehe. And in a bid to do so, I decided to put together a photo/video montage. Imagine doing one every year and seeing how much the children have grown! :D


Watch till the end!

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Giveaway Terms and Conditions:
1. Open to all living in Singapore
2. Giveaway ends at 2359hours, 23 July 2014, Wednesday
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Disclaimer/Notes:
- Nakayla barely made the minimum of minimum height of 80cm to take the Skyride
- Both Blake and Nakayla rode in the Luge in tandem with us
- Based on records, Skyline Luge Sentosa has been accident free since its grand opening in 2005
- Once is seriously NOT enough
- My family and I were invited to Skyline Luge Sentosa for the purpose of this review
- No further compensation was given
- All opinions, smiles and laughter reflected above are our own
- Photos (with logo) are courtesy of Skyline Luge Sentosa