The Week in Fitness and Wellness (January 6-12): Aerial Pilates, Zumba Step and the Parachute Dash

New fitness classes 

Fancy dangling from hoops and silks while getting a darn good workout? Aerial pilates studio Upside Motion has added a series of Antigravity aerial classes to their programme lineup, such as Antigravity Aerial Yoga, Antigravity Suspension Fitness and Antigravity Pilates. These workouts help you to stretch, strengthen and tone, with less pressure on your joints. If you don’t relish the idea of hanging mid air, try out the studio’s Reformer Cardio Sculpt instead, a 55-minute class that combines dance with pilates. Find class schedules and prices at

New kid on the block, Virgin Active, will be debuting Zumba Step on February 8. This class will take your conventional Zumba workout up a notch by incorporating elements of step aerobics—a surefire way of getting toned legs and glutes. Find out more at

New yoga studio 

Yoga gurus Masters Yoga Sadhan have opened a second studio on Peck Seah Street—perfect for those in the CBD looking to squeeze in a lunchtime workout. The studio offers traditional yoga classes, as well as Wall Rope Yoga and Yoga for Executives, a stress-relief class targeted at overcoming common ailments such as neck and joint pains. 

Upcoming running events

There are plenty of upcoming running events on the sporting calendar to take note of. The annual SAFRA AVventura race, which incorporates biking, kayaking, climbing and abseiling, will take place on January 12. There’s also the Parachute Dash on January 18, for those who want to see how fast they can run with a parachute in tow. Further afield, there’s the Yoma Yangon International Marathon on January 19 in Myanmar, as well as the 11th Khon Kaen Marathon on Jan 26 in Thailand.