We Tried Bungee Workout, Here's What Happened | Clozette


Whether or not you're a fitness enthusiast, a cyclic routine when it comes to how you exercise can eventually become boring and repetitive. This is why it's a good thing we discovered another fun and engaging fitness activity that would definitely snap the boredom out of you. To be honest, it got the couch potato in me moving!




Introducing Bungee Workout, which, simply speaking, puts the 'aero' in aerobics — literally. This fitness activity in the Philippines involves participants to be attached to a bungee cord for added resistance during the course of the routine, but that's not where the fun ends. Besides incorporating the basic forms to create a choreography, the main essence of the workout is letting you fly. 


Yes, you read that right. FLY!


With the help of Movement Dance Studio owner and bungee workout instructor Czarina Tan-Sarmiento, we got ourselves hooked — literally and figuratively — on this new workout. 




Initially, it was hard to get a hang of just letting loose and having the bungee take you up in the air. It also takes a lot of coordination to make sure you start and land on the right foot to not put you off your balance. Still, coming from someone who's not exactly good at the whole balancing thing, the prospect of being launched in the air got me motivated to keep trying over and over until I somewhat got it right.




It also engages the entire body, from your arms to your legs and especially your core, making it a holistic workout that somehow becomes more and more effortless throughout the rest of the session. The bungee even allowed me to do the easiest pushups I ever did in my life, and it's not because I'm cheating, but because after a couple of minutes of being strapped into the cord, it somehow felt like an extension of my body, both pulling me up but also gives some resistance every time I dip down to do a pushup. 




It's also worth mentioning that if you're a sucker for aesthetic like me, you'll probably find the Star position the most challenging yet the most beautiful form, too. It requires running two counts for momentum and launching gracefully up in the air with the look of spreading your wings like a newly emerged butterfly. I never nailed this one — I ended up looking like a curled starfish, to be honest — but it definitely sets you into a mood of wanting to keep on trying and letting go of all your inhibitions to get it right. 






Speaking of inhibitions, besides the fear of being launched up in the air, you can also set aside your other worries when it comes to this workout. The mountaineering-quality bungee cords are tried and tested to be strong enough for any age, weight, or height. And unlike the possible preconceived notions about its limitations, it also doesn't discourage people with back problems to try out as the added support of the bungee helps the participant's form, making it an exercise that suits almost everyone.  




Overall, the experience definitely had my adrenaline rushing; the thrill of the workout felt throughout my entire body. I even lived out my dream of doing a Michael Jackson anti-gravity lean!


So if you're looking for a fitness activity that would keep you engaged through and through and if a typical gym setup is definitely not your area of choice, I highly recommend trying out this one. I mean, if you've ever dreamed of dancing and prancing while flying, you can definitely do that here. 


Find out more about Bungee Workout PH here.



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There's something refreshing about being amongst elements of nature. A quick trip to the beach can be refreshing to the soul. But you don't need to venture far to enjoy a touch of nature. Being amongst plants is already a great way to feel the refreshing calmness nature brings. Plus, it makes for a good photo opportunity, too. Just look at these photos from the Community.


Vines


(Photo from: cforcassan)


Hint of warmth


(Photo from: hannahdacanay)




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We know your Wednesdays are busy so we took the liberty to list down some of the latest news this midweek, fresh and piping hot. 


Suzy Bae for Lancôme



You know her as an award-winning Korean singer, actress, and media host, but Suzy adds another title to her belt as Lancôme's new muse. Appearing in the latest Genefique campaign movie of the brand, as well as in a series of digital films sporting the most coveted L’Absolu Rouge lipstick, we can't wait to see more from this partnership between the K-pop culture icon and luxe beauty brand. 


Kim Kardashian-West's new fragrance bottle is moulded from her body — literally



Following the continued success of her KKW beauty line, Kim Kardashian West kicked things up a notch by announcing that her next fragrance will come in a bottle whose shape was moulded from her own body. The reality star and entrepreneur is known to never shy away from showing off her voluptuous physique so whether you love her or hate her, we all have to admit that she really embodies — pun intended — playing it smart when it comes to branding and business. 

Tom Ford introduces 001 Timepiece with interchangeable straps



Tom Ford admits that timepieces play a huge role in his daily routine. Always on the clock and time-disciplined, he wanted to extend his 'obsession' with watches that capture elegance, personalisation, and reliability — thus the creation of the 001 Timepiece. The curved-back watch, which comes in two sizes and in four different metals, allows the user to customise and rotate from a series of armbands depending on their mood and preference. Overall, we say it's sleek, sophisticated, and definitely interesting. 


Asia's 1st sexual wellness festival is coming to Singapore




Founded by sex & relationship counsellor and TEDx speaker Erin Chen and YOGA Instructor Sinnead Ali, SPARK Fest 2018 is Asia's first sexual wellness festival and it's happening in Singapore on 19 May 2018. SPARK, which stands for Sexual Pleasure and Relationship Konversations, aims to encourage people to #lovemoreconsciously and provide a curated space to bring conversations about sex, pleasure, and relationships into the open.




Pomelo launches Rhythm of Nature




Just a few weeks before the month of Ramadan, Pomelo launches a 70+ piece special collection that is designed for women of all walks of life who seek modest styles that are diverse, chic, and not alienating. Inspired by earthy tones and free-spirited silhouettes, the collection is aptly named Rhythm of Nature, showcasing a covered-up aesthetic in mind but are still versatile and can be worn for any occasion. 


Kim Tae-Ri is the new face of Flower By Kenzo




The South Korean actress who stole the limelight in the 2016 Cannes Festival entry The Handmaiden has been chosen by Flower By Kenzo to be their new face. Upon the revelation of their new Flower By Kenzo Le Cushion, the product and the actress complements one another with both their stunning, world-class prowess, making it a timely collaboration that is much anticipated by patrons of the brand.



Keepers Designer Trunk Show



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In case you missed it, here is Monday's roundup!


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