Evening Runs with Skechers

Sponsored by Skechers

Jogging is slowly, but surely, find its way back into our lives.

Back when we were dating, Sean and I often enjoyed some weekend evenings together jogging around the neighbourhood, carrying nothing but mobile phones and spare cash. We’d jog wherever the roads take us, with no clear destination until it’s time for dinner.

Then the children came along we were too tired to go on such adventures again. But now, Blake and Nakayla are big enough!

While we’ve been getting the both of them into the habit of walking as far as they possibly can whenever we head out, we haven’t gone on runs just yet.

The main reason?

Our procrastination over getting new running footwear when our old running shoes had all fallen apart due to the lack of use.

Up until Skechers came along, that is. Hehe.

Now, whenever the weather permits, we’ll head out into the park connector near our home. And truth be told, I’m loving it!

While Nakayla is always up for anything that requires her to step out of the house with us, Blake almost usually prefers to stay home and play. I’m guessing it’s because he feels he spends too little time at home with his toys. Yet, there’s now a motivation for him to go out and have fun!

And that’s having the same shoes as daddy!

Anything that he can have that’s matching to Sean, Blake will want it and love it.

It’s just like the Xbox controller. If Sean’s holding one, he’ll be holding one too. It doesn’t even matter that his controller is not even loaded with batteries!

This father-son bond that Sean and Blake has is something I wonder with amazement. I guess this is what happens when daddy is always THE superhero in the eyes of his child.

So when Blake saw that Sean has a pair of the exact same shoes as him, he was ecstatic!

As Sean only wears the GOrun Ride 3 shoes to jog, Blake soon relates that pair of shoes to jogging. No prizes for guessing which pair of shoes Blake will pick out when it’s time to go jogging!

Clearly, I haven’t gotten proper running attire for the children :P

Evenings like these are awesome. We’ll go for a jog, have fun in the outdoors and dinner after. The children will return home all happy and tired, which meant a good early night for everyone! Yay!

While we haven’t venture beyond the park connector, and dinner after is currently at the coffeeshop near our home, it’s still a start! A really good start! Hehe.

Disclaimer: This is part of a series of posts with Skechers Singapore. We were gifted a family of four pairs of Skechers running shoes (and one for my mom too). No further compensation or fees were received. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Pilates Fitness: My Favourite Class


After exploring some of the classes available at Pilates Fitness, I developed preferences for certain classes, and I find myself loving Cardio Jumpboard class a lot!

Sure, it left me with jelly legs after each lesson, but I’ve also never felt so good as well! Working out on the reformer, “jumping” up and down is truly an amazing feeling.

Stretching our muscles out

The most basic jump

Between sets, we work on our arms too

Trying a new jump

We had to clap our feet in between jumps!

More stretching done between jump sets

Working on coordination this time round!

Every week, there’ll be something new to look forward to, new challenges to work out muscles I never knew existed. And with each week, the difficulty level will increase, adding more movements per set to drive my body to work at its fullest.

There were times I had to stop to correct my position (over straining my back), and there were times I was unstoppable! Days like the latter, I find myself pretty amazing. Haha! Yes, those are definitely feel good moments for me!

Over the course of three months, I realize that I’m not as well coordinated as I thought I was, but I’m determined to be better! That’s the only way I can dance like Britney Spears (before her marriage to Kevin Federline)! And I plan to do that! Soon! ish.

Wish me luck!

With my Cardio Jumpboard instructor, Erlina :D

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Great news for all Amazingly Still readers!

The very lovely team over at Pilates Fitness is giving all my readers a free trial class (30min intro + 55min Weight Loss or Core & Body Aches class)!

Simply email joey@pilatesfitness.com.sg with your name, mobile number and the desired time/date of the class and quote ‘amazinglystill‘! Yup, it’s that easy!

Do visit their website http://pilatesfitness.com.sg to see the class schedule.

Terms and Conditions
– Offer valid till 30 November 2014, Sunday
– Only valid for first-time customers
– Only valid with an appointment. No walk-ins allowed.
– Group registration is allowed, just ensure all names and mobile numbers are included in the email
– Each class has limited slots, slots will be booked on a first-come-first-serve basis

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 :)