Monday, October 29, 2018

Workout for Millenials Generation: Tiga Studio

Hello gorgeous! Welcome back to my blog, well this topic is gonna be a new segment in this blog. I've never talked about health and workout before, so hopefully you're gonna love this. I know, these days people pay more attention to their health than ever. And yes, we're young, we're millenials, but we need to take care of our health as well. 

So, what're you doing in daily basis? Working at office from 9am-6pm? Studying at college? Or even starting your own business? Whatever you do, how many times a week (and how many hours) you spend for workout? Please let me know through the comment section below. As for me, before starting my work-life-balance concept, I don't do exercise, not even once a week. I always have lots of excuses, like tired, come home late after having so much workloads, hectic schedule, etc. Lately, I realized I've gained weight like literally a lot, and not healthy anymore. So, what can I do to make myself better? WORKOUT is the only way. 

Why should us workout? Our everyday routine activities like working, studying, etc requires us to sit in the same position for hours per day, without moving or even stretching. This can cause lots of health problems like obesity, cholesterol, heart attack, etc. Let us be honest with ourselves, do we take a good care of our diet? No. (at least I'm trying to be honest lol) My co-workers often offers me unhealthy foods everyday, like bakwan, sweets, cakes, and other unhealthy snacks. That's why, we need to try harder to get these benefits from workout:

1. Exercise benefits every part of the body, including the mind. It'll make us feel good, sleep better, and even help people who have mild depression and low self-esteem. It will also give people a real sense of accomplishment and pride at having achieved a certain goal.

2. Exercise helps people lose weight & lower the risk of some disease. Including obesity, type two diabetes, and high blood pressures. These might be simple, but they can lead to worse disease that you can ever imagine. 

3. Exercise can help a person age well. This might look not so important to you right now, but believe in the phrase "do something your future self will thank you later". For example, osteoporosis can be a problem as people gets older. Weight-bearing exercise (jumping, running, or brisk walking) can help keep bones strong. 

So, what kind of exercise will suits us the most? It depends on your capacity and your own body. You can find out what's best for your body. Here's five exercise recommendation I tried at Tiga Studio:

a. Cardio Boxing

It's a combination of the traditional training movements of a boxer - including sparring, shadow boxing, and blows delivered to a boxing bag - structured so as to be performed in sequences, similar to those of aerobic classes, that have a primarily aerobic training effect. The equipment needed are super simple, only flexible - unencumbered movement. It'll be great if you use shoes that can give maximum stability, since there'll be a lot physical movement. Just like the shoes, you'll need to wear outfit that can give you easy movement. Some people will tape their hands, using a flexible wrap that will stabilize the wrist on contact when punches are delivered, 
Cardio boxing classes can help you get plenty of aerobic activity by encouraging high-intensity repetitive motions. This will help you train your muscles, particularly if you do resistance-based routines as a way to improve your boxing speed and accuracy. According to Harvard Health Publications, a 125-pound person will burn about 270 calories in 30 mins, while a 185-pound person will burn 400 calories. Your caloric burn can increase greatly if you combine several different movements or improve your intensity. 
Time per session: 60 minutes
Level: Moderate-High
If you're a newbie in workout then you might need to try harder before joining this class. Or if you're someone weak just like me, you'll need a tracker on your wrist. FYI, I have weak heart (I'll get tired easily especially when I'm running), and I consult with the trainer at Tiga Studio. He said, it's fine as long as I can control myself. It'll be great if I use a tracker on my wrist to control my heart beat, so when it reach the treshold number I need to rest or slow down so it won't cause something bad. 
How to count maximum heart rate? ( 210 - your age )*80% --> this is gonna be your very maximum limit. Anyway it was super fun and addict, IDK that's my very first time trying cardio boxing but I enjoyed it so much! Well, surely after the class I got super tired and need to rest a bit more. My body ache for a week, but after that I'm good. 

b. Basic Yoga

Yoga is an old discipline from India. It is both spiritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise, and meditation. It helps to improve health and happiness. Yoga is the sanskirt for union. 
The equipment needed for yoga is only yoga mat, and you'll need to wear comfy stretch clothes that allows you to flexible movement. You'll do yoga bare feet, on the mat. But if you need some help and not that flexible, you can simply use blocks to help support your body. 
Time per session: 60 minutes
Level: Beginner
Calories burned: 350-800 calories/60 minutes
If you're someone new to yoga, then it's fine. Even if you're new to workout, it's fine to try this. You'll love this and see how far you can stretch your body, and how relieved you'll feel after doing it. Even people like me can enjoy doing this. Trust me, this is gonna be one of your favorite workout. It lets you rest while workout, practice breathing, and after this you'll feel at ease. When I'm stressed, this activity helps me feel relieved and relaxed. I can even sleep very well at night. But if you're someone who loves moving actively, you might need to reconsider trying yoga. Since this'll requires less movement but yet will make you sweat. 

c. Piloxing

The piloxing workouts are a fusion of boxing and standing pilates principles. The combination of these disciplines as primary exercise components creates a sense of both physical and mental balance.  The equipment needed: only yourself. Why we should do piloxing? 
- It can improve cardiovascular ability
- Strengthen and lengthen muscles
- Improve balance and posture
Time per session: 60 minutes
Level: High
Calories burned: up to 1200 calories/60 minutes
If you're someone new to workout, you'll surely need to train more before trying this activity. You'll be really tired since it drain lots of calories out of your body. If you're familiar with gym then this might be no big deal for you. As for me, this one's really tiring and I need to sleep like a lot (the whole night and woke up late lol) to recover. It makes my body ache for around one week, but I'm good after that. I don't really enjoy this class and feel like this one's a bit too much for me. 

d. Poundfit

Instead of listening to the music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movement. Using ripstix, lightly weighted drumstick engineered specifically for exercising, pound transforms drumming into incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness level, pound provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rocking out! Equipment needed are mat, ripstix (light stick drum), and also flexible clothes and shoes. 
Time per session: 60 minutes
Level: moderate-high
Calories burned: 670 calories/60 minutes
If you're someone new you still can try this. Even better, if you're active and love moving, this is perfect for you! 

e. Zumba

Zumba is simply dancing and just explore yourself with the music. There are some music base for zumba. We groove to the beats of salsa, flamenco, and merengue music feels more like a dance party than workout. If you love moving and dancing, you'll love this! Me myself, enjoys doing this like a lot. You'll need to only bring yourself and a pair of shoes. 
Time per session: 60 minutes
Level: beginner
Calories burned: 450-600 calories/60 minutes
Everyone's gonna love this! That's all I can say hihi

Why I love workout at Tiga Studio ? They have plenty facilities! As you can see in the pictures, they provide praying room, comfortable workout space, strategic location, and good quality shower room. The price is also affordable, we only need to pay  IDR 100.000/class. We can rent locker for free, and if we need towels just pay additional charge of IDR 20.000/person.

Thankyou to ClozetteID | @clozetteid and Tiga Studio for making this collaboration happen. 
Catch me at @jennitanuwijaya, see you on my next post!

1 comment:

  1. Body cici yang bagus itu ternyata salah satu rahasianya ini hehe