Friday, November 18, 2011

Fly Yoga at FTX Gym

Thanks to group deals (especially to Cash Cash Pinoy), I was able to spot the newest gym in Makati, FTX or Fitness Exchange. The gym is located in the heart of Makati, just behind Makati Sports Club at the exact address of 2nd floor, Three Salcedo Place, 123 Tordesillas St., Makati.

 FTX Logo from CCP

The new gym offers classes on yoga, dance, core fusion training, boxing aerobics, muay thai drills and 14 signature workouts. Classes have a schedule but since the gym is still in its early run, the schedules are bound to change based on the clients needs. While the signature workouts can be availed anytime that a trainer is around. I haven't tried the Cirqfit workouts yet but based on what I saw when I went there, the trainer works out with you, too.

Fly Yoga

After office hours, I went from our office in PBCOM to the back of Makati Sports club where the FTX Gym is located and used by Cash Cash Pinoy Vouchers to try Fly Yoga. I have only been to a few classes in Yoga but I do practice Fitness Yoga from Tony Horton's Yoga Flex, Yoga X and Stetching X from the P90x programs since they are good for runners who regularly train like me.

Fly Yoga Ad from CCP
So I was excited to see if how fly yoga works. As expected the class was dominated by females but it was okay since it was a small class. The yoga teacher, Isla (who is also the girl in the CCP ad), started the class getting to know our names and introducing info about yoga and fly yoga.

In the class, the "Fly" would be referring to the cloth anchored to the ceiling. This cloth will carry your body while exercising your core through yoga. Being a person that weighs 140+ lbs, the cloth was able to carry my whole weight so if you weight the same weight as me. I could guarantee your safety.

The warm up immediately included the use of the cloth so our bodies was "flying" little by little. I don't really remember the actual yoga terms but our session included body circles with half circle and quarter circle variations (out upper bodies flew in a circle); Monkey God pose with Variation (our leg was flying away while we stay grounded on the floor) and a lot more poses which I forgot how they are called.

To end the workout, we did the hanging corpse pose which was called that since it practiced letting go of everything in this pose our whole body flew while our teacher commanded our bodies to let go.

The workout was fun and really challenging. It needed the student to engage a lot of your core muscles. Our teacher also showed us things we could learn in the future like inverted split, head stand, etc wherein the cloth could make things harder or easier. The only con would be the good pain aftermath which meant your body was growing because of the workout.

Looking forward to my next fly yoga session at FTX.

For inquiries, contact 822-3311 or 0916-2701177.

9 comments:

michymichymoo said...

too bad it's in Makati.

Thirdy Lopez said...

Michy,

It's great it is in the beautiful and progressive city of Makati!!!

LOL

ZaiZai said...

the fly yoga seems very challenging! :)

madmader said...

Ang galing naman nyan! If I were younger I would probably try that too :)

Iamadie said...

is this the same as antigravity yoga kaya? I wrote an article about antigravity yoga before and it also uses white cloth just like this one. This one's interesting for sure

Iamadie said...

is this the same as antigravity yoga kasi both uses cloth e. I had an article before about antigravity yoga and found out that there are no available classes here in the phils. yet so if fly and anti-gravity yoga are the same, then that's good to hear. plus, malapit lang pala to sa makati sports club haha!

Thirdy Lopez said...

@Zai: Challenging talaga! Hope to be able to attend more classes....

@madmader: Kaya mo yan... The teacher will assist you if di mo kaya...

@madie: mukhang same naman... It's yoga but you let your body fly using a cloth anchored in the ceiling... Give it a try!

kay said...

it looks scary and i am way heavier than you so nope ... scared!

Thirdy Lopez said...

@Kay: Ask naten si Teacher Isla... Ang kasabay ko sa class were petite girls tapos super petite si teacher isla...

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