I had always been pretty lazy when it came
to exercising. The only thing that was keeping me in shape was my weekend touch
rugby sessions every Saturday. As I started working, I began to experience the
effect from all the irregular meals, late nights in the office and long hours
of sitting down. I tried many different ways in hopes to shed a few kilos, like
taking slimming tea and skipping meals, but nothing seemed to work.
Then, about a year ago, my friends began
looking for a gym to exercise together and I decided tagged along. We decided
to give Virgin Active Raffles Places a go and booked a tour because it was in
close proximity to our office. I still remembered being were blown away with
the idea of having sleeping pods and a Himalayan salt room in a GYM. We also tried
out many classes like Zumba Step and RPM during our trial and fell in love with
I’m a big fan of classes like Sprint, Grit,
BodyPump and Pilates, and I definitely attribute my success in my last
competition season to them. I was able to perform better on the field and recover
much faster between games! It’s so rewarding hear my teammates talking about my
time in the gym paying off, but that only motivates me to work even harder!
I make a conscious effort to hit the gym
every morning before work because I realized it’s an awesome way to start my
day right. It also served as a good outlet for me to de-stress. The best thing
about joining a gym right next to my office, is I’m able to squeeze in a power
nap in the Himalayan salt room during lunch, to feel rejuvenated and refreshed
to continue the rest of the day at work.
Looking back, signing up for Virgin Active
was honestly one of the best decisions I’ve made in 2016. I’ve made so much
improvements in my health and fitness, and I’m very thankful for all the
friends I’ve made in the club. Though there may have been days where I feel
like skipping gym, the thought of the awesome feeling I get after a workout
never fails to get me pumped up!