I’ve checked out many gyms in Singapore; some well-known chains like California Fitness, Fitness First, Celebrity Fitness, True Fitness, etc, and I’ve even signed up for Virgin Active! 🙂
So, trust me when I tell you Aileron Wellness and Quantum Fitness are different.
I’ve been to Aileron just twice, since it’s located at Sentosa, and my home’s not in Sentosa Cove. 😛 Brought my photographer friend, Jiahe, on the second visit and he got to experience the Trigger Point Performance Therapy, work on his reflexes and enjoy the serenity of the surroundings:
Trigger Point Performance Therapy will help loosen those muscle knots but it’s going to be painful. Jiahe’s better than I am at tolerating pain. During my first visit to Aileron Wellness, I cried and screamed and tears of mascara streamed down my face. I suppose childbirth will feel something like that. 😀 No pain, no gain, I guess.
I like that gym training can also be fun/play!
*Hear the beep and tap the square*
The gym is also nestled in lush green surroundings teeming with wildlife, at the Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa. Expect to see squirrels scurry down trees as you run on the treadmill, and say goodbye to the peacocks on your way home:
My trainer, Terence, was most patient, and explained the science behind all those activities involving mobility training. He’s also a movement specialist. 🙂
I’m currently training with Raphael and Cain from Quantum Fitness, at Gallery Hotel.
They are not your usual trainers. Besides pigging out on roast pork and bak kwa, they do crazy stunts outdoors:
* Here’s Cain *
And here’s Raphael aka Ralph:
I don’t suppose I’ll be able to do a handstand in 3 months’ time but I *may* be able to do a chin-up. We’ll see. Wish me luck. 😀
At both gyms, I’ve heard much about movement and flexibility. In fact, the trainers are AMAZED that I can do a full squat (what’s that? Just imagine squatting at the toilet bowl to do your business. That’s a squat) Apparently, many Westerners simply cannot squat.
Check out Ido Portal if you’d like to find out more about this ‘movement culture’. The guy also has some amazing arm muscles. I mean… who does this?…