Eye of the The Tiger (SYTYCB Part 1)
(I will explain the really horribly posed photo in a moment.)
If you’re like me, you would have seen the numerous multi-coloured banners hanging outside your neighbourhood CC, proudly proclaiming “Baking 101” courses, “English for Grandparents” lessons or maybe even “3D2N Trip to Langkawi”. Some may be interesting, others may be a bit funny, but I’m sure there must have been one or two that actually piqued your interest. You may have thought to yourself, “hey that sounds fun!” but never did manage to go back to the CC to check the courses out.
Recently I was invited to go for a couple of the courses offered by the different CCs around Singapore as part in this thing called the So You Think You Can Blog challenge, organised by the People’s Association. My initial reaction was that of apprehension, especially because there’s soooo many things going on in July for me (my grad show theatre performance is in end July and my floorball league is starting in July too!). But then I found out that I’d be able to check out some of the activities offered at the community clubs and I got a bit interested.
I went for my first class yesterday, a Boxer-cise class at Sengkang CC.
The good people of Sengkang CC. Sengkang REPRESENT!
Lasting for an hour, the class consisted of learning basic boxing techniques such as jabs, uppercuts, kicks and punches, incorporated with aerobics movements, followed by floor work such as crunches and push-ups. It definitely requires good coordination, which I quickly learnt when I unsuccessfully tried to pose for photos while doing the moves at the same time (I failed, obviously!).
Gif of my unglam photos! (If it doesn’t play, click on it to see its full awesomeness) 🙂
Besides being able to kick up a good sweat, Boxer-cise also helps to tone and sculpt your abs and upper body (hands up who needs this, I abso-defin-lutely do!) And if you’re worried about cost, it’s pretty affordable at $65 for 10 lessons.
The instructor, Rachel, was super awesome and gamely went along with the “punch to the camera” pose that I suggested. Obviously I am trying very hard, while she probably can easily kick someone’s ass and does not need to resort to silly posing. Oh well!
To find out what other courses are available, do check out PA’s new portal, Ourcommunity.sg and look for those you might be interested in! For example, I tried looking for courses under “Beauty & Wellness” and found a course called Express Make-Up for a Flawless Look – which sounds cool because I am such a NOOB at make-up!
There are even Ukelele classes under “Music, Drama and Vocal”, Sign Language under “Language” and Hip-Hop for Adults under “Dance”! And all those are conveniently held at my nearest CC, so you can search for activities near your home (if you’re lazy like me, this is perfect).
This entry is made as part of the So You Think You Can Blog challenge organised by the People’s Association. 6 bloggers, including me, are in this challenge and stand to win an Apple iPad for blogging about our adventures at courses and events organised by PA. I would be SUPER GRATEFUL if you could support me by leaving a comment, which earns me one point per person.
To make things easier for you, perhaps you could help me by letting me know in your comments what kind of courses you are interested in! Is it art and crafts? Cooking? Salsa dancing? Salsa eating? Looking forward to your comments! (-: