With Online training being the new fitness trend of this year and the pandemic changing how we exercise at home, it may be difficult to find the motivation to try new classes and keep moving through the week. Thanks to the varied selection of trainers, you can take multiple classes on the 360Wellness app now.
The fitness tracker keeps track of your progress and helps you achieve your health goals.
Here are three classes you can take to switch up your fitness routine!
Zumba fitness classes with Eunice Lim
Zumba is a fitness class where you dance while sweating loads. It originated from South America, where its ‘inventor’ Alberto Perez learned his love for dancing on the streets of Colombia. He was fascinated by how something as enjoyable as dancing could be turned into a fitness trend.
The trend for this Latin-inspired dance class quickly spread. Hundreds of instructors showed up to his classes to learn more about this fitness routine. The most important thing for him when teaching Zumba was to focus on the customers and make them have fun.
Zumba may be primarily marketed towards women. But it's a fun way to variate fitness routines for people of all ages.
Zumba is a highly effective way to incorporate cardio classes into your fitness routine. While normal cardio exercises may quickly become boring, Zumba is an engaging experience with a little variety in your routine.
A study from 2014 conducted by university professors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, involved women of different age groups on an eight-week plan to see how Zumba impacted their bodies. It found that they had lost weight and reduced their fat percentage and fat mass. These classes also helped them gain motivation and interest in working out more regularly. This helped them build motivation to stick to these classes over a long period of time.
These results show the impact of Zumba and how it creates a fun environment to burn loads of calories. A study from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) showed that those attending Zumba classes burn on average almost 400 calories per session, around 10 calories per minute. Impressive right?
To take part, join the 360Wellness community and sign up for Eunice Lim’s Zumba classes to burn calories while dancing around to energetic Latin music. It's a great way to get your heart rate pumping while having fun.
Eunice will make you move your body in a fun and engaging way. And the best part is you won't need any equipment for it. You can easily perform them from the comfort of your home.
HIIT Circuit fitness classes with Vinz Low
An annual survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) interviewed over 4,000 experts in the health and fitness industry to establish the biggest trends of the year.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) was positioned at number 5. This involves short periods of intense activity alternated with short rest periods.
The purpose of a HIIT workout is to get your heart pumping in a short period of time. Thus, each class lasts only around 20-30 minutes long. It focuses on investing all your energy in those seconds of work.
The sessions are short as you might feel fatigued after it, as it demands more energy than other training sessions.
HIIT classes are a great way to incorporate quick cardio sessions into your fitness regime. They don’t just improve your fitness, but also your mental health.
A study conducted in 2020 by Psychiatry Research tracked individuals with mental illnesses and found that HIIT improved depression better than other moderate-intensity activities.
Another study from 2012 tracked the fitness journey of overweight males over a 3-month period where they included HIIT training classes of 20 minutes 3 times a week. It found that they lost weight and significantly reduced their fat body percentage.
Furthermore, HIIT training classes can also improve the functioning of your cardiovascular system and metabolism. A 2015 study also demonstrated that those taking part in HIIT classes had greater motivation to be consistent when training due to the classes’ short duration.
With the increasing popularity of HIIT, you can book your class with Vinz Low, founder of Zesty Kicks. His 30-minutes HIIT classes show you how to break a sweat while building muscle strength.
Be a part of the 360Wellness community and have fun while challenging your body with his effective circuit sessions.
LFIT fitness classes with Jennifer Teo
It’s good enough to exercise your body, but did you know that you can exercise your face too?
The 360Wellness app has classes that focus on Let’s FACE It Together (LFIT). This is a new way to reduce wrinkles and improve your facial muscles’ strength. This session helps to exercise muscles in the face and neck, preventing the appearance of aging.
While there isn’t much evidence around the effects of facial exercises, it seems that massaging and exercising your face regularly can help reduce the visibility of scars and the pulling down of skin says Dr. Olbricht, professor of dermatology from Harvard Medical School.
She also says that while there’s not much evidence to prove that face exercises are efficient. But trying these exercises doesn’t have downside effects so if it interests you, go for it!
With the 360Wellness app, Jennifer Teo will help you achieve that glowing skin. With its duration of 45 minutes, you’ll see the benefits in your oral motor skills and facial expressions.
Fitness classes can be booked quickly and efficiently on your iOS or Android devices so you can exercise with others and be part of our community! You can register your fitness activities manually or simply join the fitness live classes in the app.