Ms Skinnyfat

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Zumba® Step at Virgin Active Singapore

By Friday, February 28, 2014 ,

You guys probably know that i'm quite a yoga fanatic and if time allows, i'd be at my studio for 3 to 4 hours everyday (those were the days). With less time to yoga, i've recently decided  that more cardio is required to spice things up a bit. Well it is certainly timely that i was invited by Virgin Active to try out their newly launched Zumba® Step workout.

I'm sure you guys have heard of Zumba® and some of you would have tried it as well. Well, i can't do Zumba® for nuts because i simply don't have it in me to be sexy. I swear that i look like a retarded robot trying to move my hips and it provided much entertainment for my fellow blogger friends who were at the workout session with me.

If you are as challenged as me in the sexy Zumba® arena but still wanna reap the benefits of the cardio workout, then Zumba® Step is perfect for you (psychomotor skills still required unfortunately). It combines offers a balance of traditional fitness (30 percent), dance (40 percent) and step aerobic moves (30 percent) to encourage participants to use more energy to lift their body weight against gravity.

We were all surprised at how tiring the class was and in my opinion, it was tougher than Body Combat because it requires balance and certainly more hand leg coordination as well.

Expect to feel the burn in targeted areas like glutes and legs for a lower-body sculpting workout. Yes those dreaded steps are required for a nicer looking behind.

Do not expect to be perfect during your first class. In fact the first session may be a little stressful. I was trying not to fall to my death or break something. Doris, our super hot instructor told us that it takes about 3 lessons for students to be familiar with the routine and that's when you'll be able to relax and enjoy the class.

I obviously take my stretching very seriously. Always remember to do a proper cooling down to prevent those terrible aches.

Happy sweaty shiny people! To find a Zumba® Step class, contact Virgin Active or visit Thank you Virgin Active for providing a great workout for me every time.

Virgin Active
One Raffles Place, Tower 2, Level 5-7, Singapore
Tel: +65 6908 7878

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