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[standfirst] Feeling sluggish and envying all the body-beautiful people power-walking out of fitness clubs? Well envy no more because you can be one of them too. Getting fit and healthy takes effort. You can’t pop in a pill then sit on the couch and wait for good health to be released into your bloodstream. If you want to get fit, you will need to exercise – and you have to do it regularly, not only when there’s a full moon. Work towards a healthy body and healthy mind, and the beauty will exude from within. When you feel good, you will look good. Let the BiG team show you where the hip and fit crowd is working out so you can join in and get a slice of that good-feeling pie too!

CROSS FIT

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What it is Cross fit is a strength and conditioning program incorporating constantly varied high-intensity movements and challenging workouts. Workouts incorporate weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, girevoy sport, calisthenics, strongman and more.

What to expect Workouts known as WOD or ‘workout of the day’ is posted on the board for everyone to follow and work out within a time frame. You’ll get to use equipment such as barbells, dumbbells, gymnastic rings, jump ropes, kettlebells, medicine balls, pylo boxes, resistance bands, rowers and various objects. Each day the workout will test a different part of your functional strength or conditioning with a goal of building a strong and resilient body.

Thumbs-up factor Every muscle group is engaged and utilized, giving a well-rounded workout of the body with the aim of improving endurance, stamina, power, speed, coordination, agility and balance.

Newbie tip There’s one workout each day but it is scalable based on your skill. Though you can scale the load and intensity, recognize your own physical capabilities and bear in mind your limitations while attempting the exercises.

Where Get Fit Cross Fit, Lot 19990, Ground Floor, Taman Alam Simpang 29, Jalan Telanai, Kg Beribi, Gadong, Bandar Seri Begawan.
E-mail: info@getfitcrossfit.com

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BOKWA

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What it is A new group fitness program that is rapidly spreading across the globe. The movements are done to music but it’s not exactly a dance workout. Participants ‘draw’ letters and numbers with their feet while moving in rhythm to music. Their philosophy is, ‘If you can move and you can spell, you can do Bokwa’.

What to expect You will learn the basic steps that are structured as letters and numbers. There is no step counting so you just feel the music and move freely with it and there’s no choreography, you will just have to follow the instructor’s steps during the session. The best part of Bokwa is that’s it is done to popular music that’s energizing and addictive.

Thumbs-up factor Fun and easy-to-pick-up moves coupled with cool music makes this totally enjoyable and doesn’t feel like a workout at all.

Newbie tip New steps may be confusing in the beginning but once you get the hang of it, you can make it more fun by adding your own flair and strut your stuff!

Where Dojo Studio, Unit 21 & 22, Delima Square Serusop, Berakas, Bandar Seri Begawan. Tel: 8680484

CAPOEIRA

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What it is Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art combining elements of combat, music, acrobatics and dance. Recognised as the national sport of Brazil since 1954, Capoeira is an integral part of Brazilian culture and is actively promoted through school programs, national and university tournaments and shows.

What to expect Workshops cover basic Capoeira movements and sequences. As a holistic discipline that touches on elements of art, combat, music, this art form is easily adapted to each individual’s strengths and goals.

Thumbs-up factor Capoeira is a multi-faceted sport and art form that promotes strength, coordination, flexibility, mental focus and creativity. Capoeira’s basic stance, the ginga (pronounced jeeng-ga), activates the whole body and builds strong back and core muscles.

Newbie tip In the beginning, movements are slow and purposeful as the body learns to move with the music and rhythm. Strength, agility and confidence are built over time and participants can find themselves moving fluidly through sequences they never thought they could before.

Where This is still rather new in Brunei and the workshops move about town. To join a class, contact Pengiran Laila Widari by phone or e-mail.
Tel: 81616617/ E-mail: daterra.capoeira@gmail.com

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