Ex­er­cise with Su­per­Hu­man Fit­ness

Bali & Beyond - - CONTENTS - Su­per Hu­man Fit­ness Jalan Sri Rama No. 8B, Le­gian, Kuta 0817-432-254 www.shf­ By Nineth Rachma

In to­day’s dig­i­tal world where ev­ery­thing is just at the tip of our fin­gers, phys­i­cal move­ment has be­come more and more op­tional. Food and gro­ceries can now be de­liv­ered right to our door, while so­cial in­ter­ac­tions with friends and fam­ily is just a Skype call away – all of this gives us less rea­son to get off our com­fort­able couch.

As tech­nol­ogy evolves, each day we are pre­sented with al­ter­na­tive choices that re­quire lit­tle or no travel at all which even­tu­ally af­fects our health and fit­ness. And when it comes to fit­ness, there’s no sub­sti­tute. The only way to get fit is to ac­tu­ally do some ex­er­cises. But how many peo­ple look for­ward to a work­out?

The good news is the fit­ness in­dus­try has now evolved too with the birth of so many new train­ing dis­ci­plines all around the world, in­clud­ing in Bali. Some of them are more pop­u­lar than oth­ers due to com­mu­ni­ties that be­come a big as­pect in the fit­ness in­dus­try to­day. Over the years, more play­ful and fun-ori­ented train­ing such as Boot­camp, Cross­fit and Park­our have quickly taken over the dy­namic of the fit­ness world. Peo­ple are now be­com­ing less de­pen­dent on ex­er­cise ma­chines or equip­ment, while func­tional train­ing classes are dom­i­nat­ing and more peo­ple are now em­brac­ing out­door train­ing.

If you are one of those peo­ple who find it hard to com­mit to a train­ing pro­gram and of­ten feel bored of the same work­out rou­tines, you might want to try some­thing new. Su­per­Hu­man Fit­ness may be the right an­swer for you.


Tah Riq, the founder of Su­per­Hu­man Fit­ness (SHF), jumped off a low build­ing one day. He vowed that if he suc­cess­fully took that leap of faith, he would leave his un­in­ter­est­ing job in Great Bri­tain – and he did. He then cre­ated an ex­er­cise where peo­ple can learn as­ton­ish­ing skillsets while at the same time have the free­dom to ex­press them­selves, yet still have

in­tense fo­cus and aware­ness of their sur­round­ings. He formed a train­ing that stim­u­lates both our body and brain to help us de­velop cre­ativ­ity in over­com­ing ob­sta­cles, have aware­ness of the en­vi­ron­ment, and im­prove our fit­ness el­e­ments of strength, en­durance, mo­bil­ity, agility and bal­ance – the com­bi­na­tion of all of these as­pects will even­tu­ally help us gain con­fi­dence.

Ac­cord­ing to Tah Riq, the SHF is in­tended to be a cen­ter of trans­for­ma­tion. Tah Riq found so many analo­gies to life chal­lenges in phys­i­cal form. For in­stance, hang­ing on a wall rep­re­sents per­se­ver­ance in life. Know­ing when to hold on and when to let go while swing­ing be­tween bars is like main­tain­ing re­la­tion­ships. Learn­ing to go up­side down and land on your feet in a flip is the same as be­ing dis­ori­ented by life. “The pur­pose of train­ing at SHF is to help you over­come your men­tal blocks by in­ter­act­ing with the spe­cially de­signed phys­i­cal ob­sta­cles,” said Tah Riq.

This kind of ex­er­cise is all about blend­ing in with our sur­round­ings and be­ing one with it. A holis­tic method of train­ing that in­volves not only crazy ma­neu­vers but also a sense of know­ing our­selves and our en­vi­ron­ment bet­ter. Fit­ness is of course a happy side ef­fect!

Find­ing no ur­ban ter­rain on the is­land, Tah Riq thought it would be great to build an ur­ban style ob­sta­cle gym in the mid­dle of the rice fields and jun­gle. Stand­ing on 300 square me­ters of land, SHF fea­tures a fiveme­ter rock climb­ing wall known as the “Leap of Faith” to rem­i­nisce Tah

Riq’s ex­pe­ri­ence. They also have a full scaf­fold­ing bar jun­gle gym, in­flat­able sprung floor­ing for flips and tricks, a foam pit as well as a range of ob­sta­cles, blocks and, just re­cently, a punch­ing bag.

SHF is all about hav­ing a good time, but we all know that when it comes to phys­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties, we need to mas­ter the ba­sics. The se­nior in­struc­tors at SHF are ready to teach you all the fun­da­men­tal moves you need to know. How­ever, don’t be sur­prised if some of the ba­sics seem fa­mil­iar as you might have done some of the move­ments when you were a child.

SHF spe­cial­izes in group work­shops to help peo­ple over­come men­tal blocks, but they are also open daily for walk-in guests. SHF also does a lot of off­site work­shops for vil­las and re­treat ex­pe­ri­ences, both in­clude ob­sta­cles from the venue. They teach an­i­mal move­ments as well to help peo­ple get out of their heads and move their bod­ies on all fours on the ground. The group work­shops are un­like any­thing in Bali and per­fect for a team build­ing or even cou­ples on a hol­i­day. SHF of­fers glow-in­the-dark ses­sions in the evening too upon re­quest, and is now in the process of mak­ing a more por­ta­ble venue in Ubud. At SHF, it is ob­vi­ous that fit­ness has never been this much fun be­fore!

Su­per­Hu­man Fit­ness has ev­ery­thing you need to prac­tice your skillsets.

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