Pilates Fitness: HIIT Legs

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The start of June had me jumping in cold sweat!

It marked the start for the 28 days of Pilates Challenge at Pilates Fitness and I still feel like I haven’t gotten into a routine to keep in shape! I may have overestimated myself :(

On top of that, I was still a couple of Jumpboard Cardio classes away before I was able to attend the HIIT Legs class! Needless to say, I tried to attend as many lessons as I possibly (physically) could in a week.

Not too long ago, I finally attended my very first HIIT Legs class!


I was the only one in class that day which made me wonder if I was the very first! No, I’m not. Many others have already attended the HIIT Legs class before me!

As the clock ticked and class time arrived, I could feel my heart jumping out of my throat. I was that nervous!

I kind of knew what HIIT meant (the husband does HIIT workouts at home) and just the thought of it makes me wonder if I will make it through the 30-minutes session!


Getting into position for the warm-up

It started off well, but by the time warm-up was over, I was pretty much worn out, and it was only about 2 minutes into class, doing lunges on the reformer! My stamina is none existent when it comes to intense workouts!

However, the brilliant thing about Pilates Fitness’ HIIT Legs class is that, whenever you feel like you can never push that muscle any further, you’re getting up and moving into another position to work on another muscle. This has got to be part of the reason why I actually made it through the class!

And I have never felt my front and inner thigh muscles burn so much before this, especially the latter. It felt strangely good!

Even though my legs were pretty much jellied by the time class ended, and I had to sit for at least 15 minutes before I could move to get changed and head home, I was feeling crazy proud of myself! Haha!

Here’s a sneak peek of what I did in the HIIT Legs class. FYI, I’m going at a slower pace, a pace that I could manage.

I proudly announced to the husband that I DID IT. Many times over. I even showed him the uncut footages taken during class :P

And I think he’s pretty proud of me too. Haha!

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Pilates Fitness

Telok Blangah Studio : 434, Telok Blangah Road, Singapore 098854
Serangoon Garden Studio : 85A Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555981

Monday to Friday: 9am – 9.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Closed on Sunday

Email: enquiry@pilatesfitness.com.sg
Call: 9184 7622

For more information, do visit their website.

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. I’d like to thank the staff at Pilates Fitness for helping me capture these moments on camera :)

‘Tis the Season of Durian!

Yesterday, over breakfast, my mom and I were just telling each other how much we were craving durian the night before, but we didn’t buy any cos we didn’t have anyone to share it with!

Sean had told me to get some on my own, but I was worried that I won’t be able to finish a whole durian on my own, so I decided to have something else for dessert (there were three different durian stalls right beside us!).

So while we were talking about our non-existent durian satisfaction, and Facebook is not helping with everyone showing their durian loot, my dad must’ve listened and remembered.


BECAUSE HE BOUGHT THESE FOR US!

I had wondered why I got a missed call from dad so close to dinner time (did the kids leave something in the car?), and to my surprise, he said he bought durians for mom and me! WOOHOO!

He had wanted to bring some over to me, but because I didn’t pick up his call, he went home first. I went on an immediate high, and I think maybe he heard it in my voice, cos he said he’ll repack it for me (he bought 2 different varieties) and I can go over whenever to pick it up.

The moment we hung up, I called Sean straightaway to tell him about it, and he picked up my box of yummy durians on the way home – perks of living close to parents!

As soon as I was done with dinner, I got me some alone time with my durians. And I finished the whole box in one sitting! HAHA!

Eating durian during the durian season – CHECK!

Our Television Debut

I’ve been so excited about this but I couldn’t say anything about it until now!

We were in an infomercial for OSIM’s uMagic massage chair – making this our television debut!

The whole experience was nothing short of amazing.

While I was a media student back in my poly days and had worked at Mediacorp for a short period of time, I never experienced having to coordinate wardrobe according to a given set of requirement for everyone and managing everyone’s schedule.

In the days leading up to the day of filming, it was a rush to get everyone’s clothes ready. Fortunately for the children, PONEY Singapore came to the rescue! Without any hesitation at all, they agreed to sponsor Blake and Nakayla’s outfits for the infomercial! Thank you, PONEY Singapore!


Blake and Nakayla in PONEY Singapore’s latest Summer Collection

Then came the day of filming…

The children were kept entertained by OSIM products found in the store (our holding area), and the many interactions they received from the staff present, while waiting for our turn. It was a huge relief for me! I had been so worried they’ll be restless and wouldn’t want to stay!

On hindsight though, my worries were probably unfounded. Blake and Nakayla never fail to play with an OSIM product or more whenever we come across their store or road shows in the malls. It takes me forever to drag them away! I guess they played their fill that day. Haha!

I had several NG takes (mandarin isn’t quite my forte), and in spite of that, Sean, the production team and Dasmond Koh, were all really encouraging. I felt bad every time I messed up, but Sean and the rest assured me I was doing great. And in a flash, we were done!


It’s a wrap! For us at least :P

And now, presenting our television debut to you…

I was also featured in one of their online videos!