THE FINISHING LINE
FITTING CONNECTIONS
A NEW WORKOUT PROGRAMME IS HELPING YOUNG ADULTS LIKE ALEANDRE KWAN GET FIT AND ALSO MEET PEERS WITH SIMILAR INTERESTS.
08-Jun-2019

Becoming fitter had long been a goal of Aleandre Kwan's, but what she needed was the proverbial kick up the backside. "I had signed up for gym memberships before, but seldom went to the gym because I got bored easily. I wasn't motivated to work out on my own," says the 30-year-old. That all changed early this year, when a newspaper article about Singapore Sports Hub's new workout programme, Flex Revolution, caught her eye.

Flex Revolution takes a distinctive, teambased approach to workouts. Participants are split up into pairs or small groups for the duration of the session, and opportunities for interaction are built into the exercise routines. Whether performing back-to-back medicine ball passes, tapping a partner's hand in between push-ups or simply cheering each other on when completing reps, the participants are usually heard giving encouragement to one another — and as a result, end up making fast friends.

Attracted by the programme's group setting, Ms Kwan attended her first Flex Fitness class in April. She is now a regular at the twice-weekly sessions at the National Stadium. "Right off the bat, there was no awkwardness, even though I didn't know anyone else at first," she says. "I look forward to seeing both new and familiar faces at the classes. We can track each other's progress and push each other. It's a good way to meet likeminded people who are also looking to jumpstart their physical fitness."

JOIN THE REVOLUTION!

Flex Revolution consists of three components: Flex Fitness (which combines high-intensity interval training and functional movements); Flex Pulse (dragon boating); and Flex Altitude (rock climbing). Depending on your preference, you can sign up for one or all three components. The first season of Flex Revolution has just ended, and the next one will resume in August. Stay tuned for more information at www.sportshub.com.sg/FlexRev.