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10 Weeks To A Stronger, Healthier You! – Vanessa Tai

Have you hit a plateau in your workout regime and looking for a way to get out of your fitness rut? Or perhaps you’re a fitness newbie looking for a fun way to stay in shape? Read on.

While the joys of solo exercise can’t be denied, there are plenty of advantages to working out as a group too. When you’re feeling tired or unmotivated, you can always count on a bunch of like-minded folks to spur you on. That was one of the main perks I experienced when I recently participated in one of Momentum Lab’s GetFIT20 sessions. During the session, we were paired up with a buddy so we could encourage each other to keep going throughout the high-energy session.

Bosom buddies

Find your bosom buddy at Momentum Lab.

But first, what is GetFIT20?

GetFIT20 is a 10-week exercise program where participants come in twice a week at fixed times and days. Using a mix of Pilates-based techniques, body weight resistance training, and cardio training, each session takes you through about five different workout stations for a full-body workout. There are usually several trainers on-hand to guide you through the workouts and postures, so you don’t have to worry about trying to memorize them all. The 10 weeks are broken up into five phases, with a different focus each fortnight. Phase 1 starts with a general introduction to body weight resistance training before moving into Phase 2, which is about building up your core strength. From there, the focus shifts on building your endurance, stamina and strength.

Class is in session!

Class is in session!

Of course, as well all know, staying trim and healthy is not just about working out. A sensible diet plays a big role too. This is why when you embark on the GetFIT20 program, you’ll be given a folder that includes nutritional tips, a food diary for you to track your daily food intake as well as a Body Composition Analysis (BCA) data sheet for you to track your progress. BCA breaks down your weight into body fat percentage, muscle mass, bone density, and water weight. From there, you can map out your goals for the 10 weeks, whether is it to lower your body fat percentage, gain muscle, or to improve overall strength.

Fun, Lighthearted Atmosphere

Personally, what I liked best about GetFIT20 was the camaraderie that was immediately apparent when you step into the studio. The instructors are really friendly; they were chatting with the participants like old friends before the session, and during the session, they knew just what to say to get each participant to give their best. Another thing I enjoyed was the “circuit training” aspect of the class. As someone who tends to get bored easily if I’m doing something repetitively, I liked being able to quickly move from one workout station to another. My favourite station that night? The CardioPUNCH station, where we got to don boxing gloves and hit punching pads held up by the instructors. Man, that was cathartic!

But don’t just take my word for it. Here’re what two of the participants had to say:

Neng Li (in the middle) with instructors Kimberly and Douglas.

Neng Li (in the middle) with instructors Kimberly and Douglas.

“What I like about Momentum Lab is that the people are unpretentious and the instructors genuinely care about your health. Whenever I step in here, I just leave all my stress at the door. I’ve done GetFIT20 for about a month now, and I’ve noticed that I look visibly more toned.” – Neng Li, 29

Adeline (in blue) with her friend who introduced her to Momentum Lab

Adeline (in blue) with her friend who introduced her to Momentum Lab.

 

 

 

 

 

“I was recommended to Momentum Lab by a friend who’s doing personal training sessions here. What I enjoy about GetFIT20 is how there are plenty of variations in the exercise and the instructors are always very motivating. In fact, this is my second time doing it! Being a runner as well, I’ve definitely seen a marked improvement in my stamina – I can run much longer distances now.” – Adeline Yap, 36

 

Tempted to sign up but not sure if you can commit? Not to worry, you can still attend a make-up session on Saturdays or join another group to ensure you’re on track to achieving your fitness goals. Of course, the most ideal situation would be where you made it a point to dedicate two fixed days a week to the program. Speaking from personal experience, I find it more beneficial to stick to a fixed exercise routine and fit other activities around it, instead of trying to fit exercise into my schedule. By making it a non-negotiable, it’s hardens your resolve to work out when all you wanna do is slack off and go for after-work drinks with your friends. True story.

GetFIT20 is held every Monday to Thursday at 8pm, and is priced at $500 for 20 sessions. For more information, click here.

Material World was invited to review the GetFIT20 program. All opinions are the author’s own. This post was neither paid for nor advised by Momentum Lab. 

About The Author: Vanessa Tai is a founder of Material World who has previously worked on magazines Simply Her and Cosmopolitan Singapore. Now a freelance writer and a full-time contributor to this website, the 26-year-old dreams of attending every single major music festival before she turns 30. Follow her on Twitter @VannTaiTweets.

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