Tired of the typical, boring gym? Why not try these alternative fitness centres for a not-so-typical workout.
Here are some not-so-typical centres that offer alternative fitness classes for those tired of the classic gym concept.
1. Crossfit Vidatha
Crossfit isn’t exactly a new phenomenon in Malaysia. In fact, it has been around since the late 2000s with the majority of centres specialising in Crossfit popping up in the last 5 years. What sets Crossfit Vidatha aside from the competition is their various programmes catered for kids all the way up to seniors and everyone in between. Crossfit consists of constantly varied movements at high intensity, with the key lying in functional movements like rowing, climbing, lifting and throwing. Crossfit Vidatha is known to have the best rowing machines of 2018 among their inventory. You won’t find any traditional gym equipment here.
Find out more about Crossfit Vidatha on their website.
Crossfit Vidatha is located at A1-UG1-06, Solaris Dutamas.
2. Yogaonethatiwant Fitness Studio (YOTIW)
Yogaonethatiwant Studios opened its first studio in May 2013, and have since expended to seven locations across the Klang Valley and one in Kuching, Sarawak. Apart from having a pun-ny name, YOTIW Studio offers a various selection of yoga classes for the true urban yogi. These include Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Power Yoga and a host of other fitness classes like pilates and zumba. Their classes vary from beginner, intermediate to advanced in order to cater to those who have absolutely no experience to yoga veterans. YOTIW also organises free weekly yoga sessions for the public at KLCC Park every Saturday morning at 7.30 a.m.
Find out more about Yogaonethatiwant Studios and their locations on their website.
3. Viva Verticle
Don’t expect to have your feet on the ground here at Viva Verticle. That’s cause they specialise in pole dancing, which is fast shaking the stigma that it’s only for strippers. In fact, pole builds strong core muscles, improves upper body strength and includes cardio all in one medium of exercise. Besides pole, Viva Verticle also offers Aerial Hoop and Aerial Silk classes as well as Burlesque dancing! Classes vary in difficulty for all levels. This is the perfect place for those looking to challenge themselves and have a world of fun at the same time.
Find out more about Viva Verticle and their locations at their website.
Formerly known as Flycycle, Flyproject has since expended its programmes from purely focusing on spin classes to include rhythmic boxing, yoga and HIIT workout. While their expended programmes are still very fresh, the 45-minute spin classes offered by Flyproject have quickly become the talk of the town due to their fun, encouraging environment and motivated instructors (who also provide the perfect eye candy for both men, and women). Look out for Flyproject to explode in the coming year with their new additions to the programmes and instructors.
Find out more about Flyproject at their website.
5. Camp 5 Climbing Studio
Spider-Man isn’t the only wall-crawler in the world. If you don’t believe me, head over to Camp 5 and you’ll be amazed at the number of wall-crawlers running lose. Wall climbing requires a lot of upper body strength and encourages wise decision making as one misstep could leave you flying off the wall (If this sounds scary, don’t worry as you are safely hooked to a safety harness operated by their accredited and experienced instructors.) Don’t forget to visit Camp 5 the next time you’re satisfying your inner shopaholic at 1 Utama for a fun and sweaty time.
Find out more about Camp 5 at the website.
Camp 5 is located at the 5th Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre.