From a MALE’s Point-Of-View
Hey y’all, first and foremost, its been ages since i had wanted to post about THIS stuff but sadly, time and time again, its always time that i dont seem to have. Juggling school work, work, training and what nots, its frustrating to not be able to find the time to blog. Ok, i admit, FaceBook also did play a part in straying me off course. ;P
Anyways, recently a new gym has sprouted out in SG. And one might think that its your typical California Fitness or Fitness First kinda gym. But NOOOOO… this gym is the Kettlebell H.I.T gym. Also known as The Playground. :S Situated in Turf City (Along Bukit Timah Road, West Side), Devina and I had the privilege to go for their “open house” some time last month and also use its facilities. I must say that its a fitness enthusiast’s delight. With so many racks and free weights and kettlebells and many many more monstrous stuffs IN the gym itself, one cannot help but to feel “HELL YEAH~!” just by looking at the equipments. There are no threadmills or smith machines or EVEN AIRCON in the gym! So rest assured, its CRUNCH TIME! when you step into the gym.
Highlights of The Playground has got to be their focus on “back to basics” kinda training. No machines. Just pure free weights (it works your body more i tell you) and a lot of other awesome stuffs. From GymRings, to sledge hammers to HUGE-A** tyres (the kinds used by Tractors perhaps) and even to Battling Ropes, just to name a few. This is serious stuffs! Cardio, Strength, Power, Agility, Endurance, Toning, Core & Total body workout is what you can expect when you train over here in the gym.
For newbies or people who have never used any of these equipments before, fret not. Cause David (the owner of the gym) and his team of fitness enthusiast trainers will be there to teach you the ropes of the exercises. ;P Friendly people but they are serious when it comes down to training. I mean, if you wanna achieve results, one has got to first be committed right? It is intense, it is hardcore cause thats what gets us the results.
I have been working in my school’s gym, and doing all those basic exercises & workouts in a conventional gym gets (1) Mundane over time and (2) The body will be acclimated to all the typical routine & (3) It is not very dynamic. But over at The Playground, despite having only been there a few times, doing all those dynamic exercises certainly puts my body to an awesome workout. Mind me, im not exaggerating when i say that. Come on, how often do you get to do dips from GymRings? Your body will SHAKE i tell you! Trying to balance on that stuff is no easy feat. And the tyres, its a helluva total body workout. *phew* Just by blogging about those times i had fun there certainly left me breathless for a moment. Those were good workouts man!
Simply put, the Kettlebell H.I.T gym – The Playground is AWESOME. Will definitely head down there again (and again and again) when i have the time! 😀
So to sum up, dear readers – Kettlebell H.I.T. might not be all sparkling and pretty on the outside, but it is what creates diamond in the rough.