Now Open, An Even More Beautiful Space

Now Open, An Even More Beautiful Space

I am so excited to announce that Upside Motion has officially opened their THIRD studio!  Settled in Singapore’s bustling CBD, Upside Motion has moved in to the new OUE Downtown Gallery at 6A Shenton Way.

To be honest, I was a bit weary of this new location.  Malls irritate me; bottom line.  And when I heard the new studio would be in a mall, I was a bit disappointed.  But when I drove past OUE Downtown, I literally did a double take.  The building is gorgeous.  After I did the double take, I realized this was the new spot for our studio!  I couldn’t wait to see pictures and plans.

My summer holiday is over, and I come back to Singapore to Upside Motion’s new studio.  It is more beautiful than I could have imagined.  With 2 huge group studios and a private Reformer studio, they knock it out of the park.  This is by far the nicest fitness studio I’ve seen in Singapore.

Step aside from the studios and you will find a relaxing zen zone to chill out before or after class.  There is even a work space if you want to get out of the office for a while.  No need to worry about how much you sweat in class because Upside Motion now has a stylish locker room with showers and vanities.  Due note, it is unisex, so don’t get too comfortable after that steamy shower!

I will note it is a bit tricky to find.  So give yourself plenty of time before class or your session.  Look for the travellator to go down to The Providore on B1.  You will see signs above while on the travellator that will direct you to Upside Motion.  You do have to walk through The Providore, so brace yourself; temptation!

As of right now, my schedule at the Shenton studio is below.  Check out my full class schedule on my website!  See you at the barre.

Monday | 7:30pm | Xtend Barre

Wednesday | 7:30pm | Xtend Barre

 

 

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What to Drink?

What to Drink?

The other evening a client stopped me in the middle of our workout to ask a very serious question.  For expats, living in Singapore, and really probably anywhere else in the world, your social life revolves around food and alcohol to some extent.  When you meet someone new, which happens frequently, the first thing we say is “we should meet up for drinks!”  Side note, what you should really say is “I have a great Pilates instructor, let’s go take a class!”  But let’s be real, 9 times out of 10 you make plans to get drinks.  So my client who is working hard to shed the remaining bit of baby weight asks me, “what should I be drinking?” She explains there is always a glass of wine involved which turns into a bottle.  Or every now and then a craving for an ice cold beer.  Trust me, in Singapore, the jungle does that to you.  So in the battle to loose a few lbs., what is the best option?

We all know alcohol is the root of a lot of weight gain for us all.  So obviously the best answer is to cut it out entirely.  However, for most, that may not be realistic.  I am not a fan of depriving yourself of anything.  When out with friends, and drinking is involved, my most realistic answer is a vodka soda cocktail with lots of lime.  1 ounce of vodka has 64 calories.  As a wine lover myself, it’s hard for me to accept the fact that wine is not good for you.   One glass of red or white wine has around 120 calories.  If you have to choose between red or white, always choose the red, as it has less sugar.

vodka lime

Regardless of what your are drinking, the best advice I can give is to drink a glass of water after each cocktail, or even better, simultaneously with your cocktail.  There is no shame in ordering or drinking water! I do it all the time.  It will keep you hydrated and will help you get out of bed the next morning for your workout!   You will also probably drink less!  Alcohol can make your break your fitness goals, so drink wisely!

vodka soda