Kpop X Fitness Lite
$50 (Passion Card members) or $60 (non-Passion Card members) for four sessions. *Classes are held every Sunday, 9-9.50am.
A mixture of K-pop dance and aerobics. Participants follow the instructor’s moves and dance to about 14 songs over 50 minutes.
No dance background needed – the class uses slower songs and simplifies the moves. The workout helps seniors’ stamina and coordination, and is gentle on the knees and joints as there’s no skipping or jumping involved.
Being able to bond (and groove) with their grandkids over K-pop! $30 for four sessions. *Classes are held every Wednesday, 8.15-9.15pm.
A lowimpact workout that combines bhangra, belly dance and hip hop with aerobics footwork. The instructor first introduces the core moves, to be repeated over the next few classes, before going into the week’s choreography.
It’s easy to follow and progresses at a slower rate with lots of recaps. If certain moves prove difficult, participants are encouraged to stop. Bolly X also helps improve stamina and coordination.
How it’s a great way to shake off their inhibitions.
Senior Adult Ballet by Cheng Ballet Academy
#03-00, 204 Bukit Timah Road, tel: 9092-1103. $170 for an eight-week term. Classes are held every Thursday, 2-3pm.
A beginner’s class, the focus is on building the foundation for ballet – basic positions, ballet orientations and barre exercises.
The pace is slow and the instructor ensures that each student is accustomed to the positions before moving on. For more challenging moves like the plie, the students can start by bending their knees at a higher angle first. Ballet trains coordination, develops flexibility and increases mobility, as well as improves posture to reduce lower-back pain.
Overcoming the age factor to feel more graceful, limber and strong. $90 (Passion Card members) or $100 (nonPassion Card members). *Classes are held every Monday, 7.10-8.10pm and every Thursday, 10.30-11.30am.
This Latin-inspired dance workout borrows from many genres – samba, belly dance and hip hop – and involves constant movement.
Zumba is a good total-body workout. This version has modified dance moves that are simple to follow, even for newbies. It is also gentle on the knees and joints – no hopping, jumping or hard landings.
Being able to join in the fun of zumba, if they weren’t able to do so before.