Sweat It Out with Saturday Zoom-ba
Forget about form or control! SITizens let loose and feel the beat with latin and salsa-style music at the SIT Alumni Sports Network’s online Zoom session
On Saturday, 14 August 2021, SIT alumni joined the SIT Alumni Sports Network and Mr Christian Navales from JR Fitness for on online Zumba session. While previous home workouts such as Barre and Pilates focused on form and controlled movements, this session was all about letting loose in a non-stop, hour long dance session.
Zumba makes use of dynamic movements to combine all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle-conditioning, balance and flexibity. Ms Looi Jia En, an Aeronautical Engineering alumnus, was trying Zumba for the first time. “I think it was quite interesting as it has dance elements, and it’s suitable for all ages,” she said.
While instructors usually use latin and salsa-style music for the workout, Zumba instructor Mr Navales also incorporated remixes from popular artists such as BTS. Accountancy alumnus Mr Peh Pei Sheng enjoyed that the instructor was motivational with high energy. “I had no idea what Zumba was, and I was surprised that it’s such a fun exercise with dance moves,” he said. “It did not feel like exercise, even though I was sweating profusely. Great for a couch potato like me!”