For the first few months of the year (and late last year), I have been a regular FTX gym goer and if you check foursquare, I'm the mayor of one of the places named FTX. I started going to this gym when I attended Fly Yoga classes because of a promo from Cash Cash Pinoy. Then, I got an unlimited CirqFit, Boxing, Muay Thai and Rip 60 pass. I used that pass for January to March. And now, I get Fly Yoga passes if my schedule frees up to attend a class.
Rip 60 is an hour long class that makes use of Rip 60, a suspension trainer that has a rotation function. I attended the class headed by Skechers Fitness Ambassador, Connie Fortich. Classes vary depending on the participants but I could guarantee that each class is a "hell of a workout". Classes start with a high energy warm up usually consists of squats, burpees and mountain trainers. The class then moves on to back, legs, chest, triceps, biceps and core exercises that makes use of Rip 60 (of course), dumbells and kettlebells.
Connie teaches Rip60
Apart from special PT classes, GYM FTX has 15 signature programs that cater to different goals. For those who want to lose weight, there is a lose big now. For runners, there is a runner's circuit that concentrates on strengthening your core and making your legs, hamstrings and quads move faster. For those who has little time to work out, you have Marvin's Xtreme Xpress, FTX Express and FTX Chairman's Express. I used to workout early in the morning like just a few minutes after the gym opens so I usually do FTX Express so I won't be late to work. My workout usually takes 45 minutes and I'll be all set for the day.
15 signature workouts
Another workout I liked to do was the Jungle Jiggle Jinggle that starts with a sprint, gets you jumping, fighting off ropes, rowing, hand cycling and crossing monkey bars. It is fun to do (para lang naglalaro sa gym). Each workout is aided by an exercise guide (a card detailing the exercises you should do) and a personal trainer who you would need in the first few sessions. Another great thing about a CirqFit session is you could do another program if you still have the energy after one workout. Each session costs P400-550, depending on the bundle you used. They also offer Buddy Passes that costs P1000 for 3 people.
Equipment for CirqFit includes stronman log, sandbags, balance balls and the rowing machine
Warm up begins in the threadmill
I had reviewed and shared my experiences in the Fly Yoga class in my previous post. I started doing Fly Yoga and have attended a few classes. I keep coming back for more since it offers a fun way of stretching your body and strengthening your core. I recommend attending Teacher Isla's classes if you want to do more aerial poses and advance poses. But for beginners, it's great to be in Teacher Leslie's class.
Isla teaches Fly Yoga
In Fly Yoga, you start off with sun salutations on the floor and slowly progress to having your hand or your feet off the floor. Then finally, flying off the floor with the help of the hammock while doing fly yoga poses like the hip hang, the inverted split, the shoulder stand and the aerial spilt, which I learned this week.
Each session costs P500-600, depending on the bundle you purchase.
Gym FTX generally concentrates on their Kanga Shoes programs nowadays. Programs includes kick boxing, running, core fitness, dance and a lot more. They are the first and only gym that offers such classes.
I recommend trying out classes in Gym FTX. It is a little expensive but the workouts are worth the price.
Check out http://www.gymftx.com for more details.