It has always been my goal to gain back my stamina and fitness level after my pregnancy. From my previous experience, I know that life after a baby can be busy and my own health could be ignored if I don’t intentionally set aside time to exercise. Now with two children, it’s even worse.
I know that it’s probably wise to start slow because my body is still recovering from the trauma of pregnancy and childbirth and I would need some time for it to be ready for a more vigorous workout. So, after my confinement period, I did stretching and toning exercises at home and then I was invited to try out Minus Calories at Active Hive.
Minus Calories? What’s that? I had that exact question when I heard of that name.
It is basically a 30-minute workout that specifically targets fat burning, detox and helps to tone and firm the body. The workout incorporates innovative technology to intensify one’s rate of fat burning and improve one’s fitness. It optimises calories reduction and could burn calories more than 5 times faster than the normal workouts – at least 500 calories in that 30 minutes!
As a person who has used the gym before and exercised regularly, I know it is highly difficult to burn that amount of calories in 30 minutes. With a curious and skeptical mind, I went to check it out.
On my first visit, I was given a body composition analysis before an anti-cellulite and body sculpt cream was applied on my arms, tummy area, thighs and calves. Thereafter, I spent the next 30 minutes on the elliptical machine with the presence of Infrared and Ionised Air technology while watching some (cooking) videos on Youtube. On that very first session, I burnt 586 calories.
I found myself looking forward to the next few sessions as I was told that they could programme the workout such that I could burn more than 1000 calories since my stamina wasn’t that bad. It seemed like a challenge that I like! Moreover, I absolutely love the juice that was freshly squeezed and which I drank with much pleasure. It’s so refreshing!
The subsequent sessions saw me burning more calories and by the end of the 5th session, I burnt 1506 calories in 45 minutes. The infrared technology enabled me to burn that much because it heats the skin to make it perspire more and the calorie burning process is sped up. There is also a whole range of benefits that the infrared technology gives such as stimulating collagen production, reducing body aches or pain and improving our immune system. Each time after the workout, I felt rejuvenated rather than exhausted. Besides the infrared technology, the ionized air also supplies purified oxygen to rejuvenate the skin cells and improve the respiratory system. Although I didn’t feel tired or experience aches after the workout, you can be sure that I slept very well that evening.
3rd session: Love the glow and obviously the juice!
Here’s what I appreciate about the Minus Calorie at Active Hive:
- Each session is by appointment only and that means you have the privacy to work on those muscles. You wouldn’t need to be bothered by the stares of anyone because there’s only you in the room.
- I could multi-task in the sense that I could watch videos on the screen while working out. It’s definitely a luxury for me because I don’t have time to watch TV at home. No kidding!
- Minus Calories uses the elliptical machine which is kind to my knees.
- I don’t feel the soreness on my legs even though I have burnt so much calories. On the contrary, I feel good and refreshed after each session and all ready to assume my responsibilities when I get back home.
- It’s a time-saver as I don’t have to spend too long on the exercise and yet yield maximum results. This is an important point (time-wise) as I need to get back home to feed the baby or pump (I’m currently breastfeeding).
- I share the same beliefs as Active Hive in that they advocate right nutrition through making better choices of quality food along with juicing.
Some of the health food (superfoods) available at Active Hive
To me, the time to work out on Minus Calories is really a great ME time. I got to unwind and recharge after each session. There is no calling of “Mama”, “Mama”, just sounds from the videos that you are watching.
In that two and a half weeks, I lost an inch both at the waist and hip but more importantly, my muscle mass has increased which is what I wanted.
The Minus Calories 30-Minute Workout is only available at Active Hive (65 Ubi Road 1 #02-88, Oxley Bizhub, Singapore 40872 | Tel: 6385 2758).
If you are interested to find out more, you can book a trial workout with complimentary body composition analysis at only $38 (UP $103) with them. They can be reached at 63842758/ 92364678 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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*These sessions do not include the Body Firming and Anti-Cellulite cream.
CLOSING DATE: 21st December 2015
Mango Chia Seeds Pomelo Pudding
Disclosure: I was invited to five sessions of the workout and was given one more since it wasn’t programmed properly on one particular session (but l I managed to burn off 580 calories in 50 minutes). I was also given a pack of Quinoa seeds to try them out and I went on to purchase the Chia seeds (above) using my own pocket money. No other forms of monetary compensation is given and opinions above are truly mine.
Update! Congratulations to these 3 beloved ladies! You will be notified by Active Hive regarding the 2 workout sessions soon! Have fun sweating it out!