10 Workout Alternatives In KL For Those Who Tried The Gym But Failed Last Year

Let's face it, you have over-indulged during the last month of 2014. It's time to hit gym but you're dreading just the thought of it. So why not try out some of these regimes that you might actually stick to?

1. CrossFit: Incorporate this all-encompassing workout to your regime that is scalable to your ability

At CrossFit Vidatha, expect to find yourself doing a variety of functional movements such as rowing, climbing, lifting and throwing using the kettlebells, barbells and medicine balls. You will not find any "machines" here. Our specialty is not in specializing, but in ensuring that you are well prepared for any sports and life better.

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Price: RM175.00 (per month) and onwards

Where:
CrossFit Vidatha,
D1-G3-3, Solaris Dutamas, No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Contact:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0122936903 / 0175136903

For more information, visit the CrossFit Vidatha website or page

2. Ip Man Ving Chun: Envision yourself as the new Bruce Lee with this martial art and kick some butts in the process

Ving Chun is a branch of Wing Chun, led by Prof Dr. Brandon Chan.

The main objective of Ving Chun (or VC as it is commonly abbreviated) is to be a realistic system of self-defense. VC does not focus on fighting “techniques”, instead relying on fighting and energy principles to be followed at all times. The central idea is that, under pressure, it is impossible to visually recognize the precise direction and speed of an attack and make a conscious decision on an effective way in which to react, all within the very brief amount of time you have before your opponent's attack lands.

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Where: A list of locations where you can learn Ving Chun can be found here

Contact:
Tel /Fax: 03-61273571
SMS: 017-2155 506
Email: [email protected]

For more information, visit the World Wing Chun Federation website

3. Zumba: More like a party than a workout, it lets you be active and not hate it

Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba's choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included.

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Price: Varies depending on location

Where: Many gyms and centres offer zumba classes. Keep your eyes peeled for them!

4. Indoor rock climbing: Scale to new heights with this fun activity you wouldn't mind enjoying on the regular

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Camp5 is a state-of-the-art indoor climbing facility in Selangor, Malaysia, housed in a 24m high, fully air-conditioned environment. Camp5 offers over 400 boulder, toprope and lead routes from beginner level to pro. Routes are changed every 3-6 months so there's always something new to challenge you.

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Price: RM14.00 (per pass) and onwards, not including gear rental

Where:
Camp5 Climbing Gym
EZ501, 1Utama Shopping Center, Bandar Utama,
Petaling Jaya, 47800, Selangor

Contact:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 03-77260410 / 03-77260420

5. Pole Dance or Flyoga: Improve your core strength with these classes that are catered to beginners too

Pole dance is a form of performance arts, which combines dance and acrobatics, centred around a vertical steel pole.

Flyoga® is a low impact and light method of yoga using a fabric hammock known as the Flyoga® hammock to help provide a total body strengthening and stretch activity.

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Price: RM60.00 (per session) and onwards, depending on the classes

Where: A list of locations in Klang Valley can be found here

Contact: 016209 6997

For more information, visit the Viva Vertical website or page

6. MMA: Also known as Mixed Martial Arts, it's not just for the guys. Ladies, have you heard of Ann Osman?

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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is the fastest growing sport in the world. MMA is a combination of the best fighting systems. In 1993, the Ultimate Fighting Championship forever changed martial arts by creating a tournament to pit the world’s best martial artists against each other.

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Where:
MuayFit @ PJ
C-27-01 & C-27-06, 3 Two Square,
No. 2 Jalan 19/1, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

MuayFit @ Puchong
B-1-9 IOI Boulevard, Jalan Kenari 5,
47170 Bandar Puchong Jaya, Selangor

Contact:
MuayFit @ PJ
Telephone: 03-79604761, 03-79602389
Email: [email protected]

MuayFit @ Puchong
Telephone: 012-6833002, 03-80804588
Email: [email protected]

For more information, visit the MuayFit website

7. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: For those who want to get off their desk and improve on their body awareness, strength and mobility

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the most effective, reality-based fighting systems in the world. The basic premise of BJJ is that 90% of fights end up on the ground. As such, BJJ is focused primarily on effective ground fighting. The goal is to put an opponent into situations on the ground where joint locks and/or chokes can be applied to force him/her to submit.

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Other martial arts classes available at MuayFit include Muay Thai, Wrestling, Boxing, Krav Maga, Urban Warrior Knife Fighting, Bootcamp, and more.

Where:
MuayFit @ PJ
C-27-01 & C-27-06, 3 Two Square,
No. 2 Jalan 19/1, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

MuayFit @ Puchong
B-1-9 IOI Boulevard, Jalan Kenari 5,
47170 Bandar Puchong Jaya, Selangor

Contact:
MuayFit @ PJ
Telephone: 03-79604761, 03-79602389
Email: [email protected]

MuayFit @ Puchong
Telephone: 012-6833002, 03-80804588
Email: [email protected]

For more information, visit the MuayFit website

8. SUP Pilates: For those who enjoy being outdoor and want an escape from city stress

OXBOLD is bringing Pilates to a whole new level with this sport, incorporating Pilates while standing on the SUP board on water, resulting in a higher training effect. The duration of each session is one hour and 15 minutes, starting with 30 minutes of standing practice followed by 45 minutes of Play-lates (an assortment of fitness movements).

Price: From RM80.00

Where: Jalan Tasik Biru 1, Tasik Biru Kundang, Sungai Buloh

Contact: 019-663 8336

For more information, visit OXBOLD or the SUP Pilates page

9. Swimming: An enjoyable and effortless form of exercise, and can be easily incorporated into a regime

Get your swim gears on and dive in to that pool of chlorinated water. Whether it's the swimming pool in your apartment building or the pool in your club, make full use of it. Swimming is a great form of low-impact exercise that incorporates the whole body. It is also a fun exercise that can be therapeutic and stress-releasing, and can be enjoyed by everyone!

Price: Depending on location, it can be free or might cost per entry to clubs or sports centres.

10. Capoeira: Burn some calories in style, with this combination of dance, acrobatics and music

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Capoeira is an art form that involves movement, music, and elements of practical philosophy. One experiences the essence of capoeira by ‘playing’ a physical game called jogo de capoeira (game of capoeira) or simply jogo. During this ritualised combat, two capoeiristas (players of capoeira) exchange movements of attack and defence in a constant flow while observing rituals and proper manners of the art.

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Price: From RM25.00 and onwards (per session) or RM120.00 and onwards (per month)

Where:
Academia Grupo Capoeira Cordão de Ouro Malaysia
19-3 Right Angle, Jalan 14/22, Section 14,
46100, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Contact: Fizi - 017345 4471

For more information, visit the CDO Malaysia website

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