THE FINISHING LINE
ON AND OFF COURT
LEARN ABOUT TWO NEW FITNESS PROGRAMMES AT SPORTS HUB
— FROM THE TRAINERS THEMSELVES!
01-Mar-2018



Young aspiring B-ballers can pursue their hoop dreams at the Sports Hub Basketball Academy, open to boys and girls of all ability levels. Conducted by national basketball player Wong Wei Long and several other experienced trainers, the weekly group sessions impart more than the fundamentals of basketball to children. "By teaching children basketball skills, we hope to build the next generation of elite basketball athletes for the national team," says Wei Long, 29. "We also want them to have fun and learn values such as discipline, teamwork and sportsmanship, so as to mould them into better people."



An adaptation of stand-up paddling, HydroFit involves engaging in physical activity on board a floating fitmat under the guidance of a trainer. One can sign up for either HydroFit Zen, based on Yoga and Pilates movements; or HydroFit Pump, which incorporates callisthenics exercises like push-ups and burpees. "Exercising while balancing on the fitmat means that your muscles have to work harder. It also improves your posture and spatial awareness," says ex-national water polo player Lim Yao Xiang, 35, who teaches the HydroFit Pump class. "While the aim is to stay on the board, sometimes falling into the water is part of the experience!"

SPORTS HUB BASKETBALL ACADEMY

Who: Kids aged 5 to 18
Where: OCBC Arena Hall 1
When:

  • Beginner and Intermediate levels – Fri, 4.15pm to 5.45pm
  • Beginner and Advanced levels – Sat, 10.15am to 11.45am

How much: $400 (8 sessions) / $60 for walk-ins


HYDROFIT

Who: Adults aged 18 and aboveWhere: OCBC Aquatic Centre
When:

  • HydroFit Pump – Wed (17 Jan to 14 Feb), 7pm to 8pm
  • HydroFit Zen – Wed (31 Jan to 28 Feb), 7pm to 8pm

How much: $129 (4 sessions) / $38 for walk-ins