ECO FRIENDLY SWIMWEAR
As Europe sees new surges in COVID-19 cases and fatalities continue to rise in the US, we are all forced to shelf vacation plans. There’s nothing to stop us taking a cautious dip in the pool though, and we’re more than happy to pick out new swimwear to cheer ourselves up with. Instead of turning to familiar brands, however, we checked out CDLP x Cuixmala’s eco-conscious swimwear collection. The swim shorts don’t just feature bold hues that are reminiscent of sunsets along Cuixmala’s coastline, but are also environmentally friendly. Like other pieces from CDLP, they’re crafted from Italian-sourced Econyl, a regenerated premium nylon fibre made from old fishnets and other nylon waste. Aesthetics and eco-consciousness aside, the pieces are comfortable, and as great for lounging as they are for swimming.
Available at Mr Porter
Fitness First (FF) has launched its MyFit plan. This is a membership option that allows members to customise their fitness plans to suit their schedule, whether they’re office-bound or working from home. Starting from $115 a month, it gives members unlimited class add-ons on top of gym access.
Currently, MyFit is available at only one location, Fitness First Tampines. However, FF’s managing director, Anil Chugani, has confirmed plans to make it available islandwide soon.
Visit Fitness First for more details
GET SET, GO
FitBit steps up its fitness tracking game with new updates in the Versa 3. Some standout features on the app include the new Mindfulness Tile. With this, FitBit takes you on a guided journey to proper breathing and meditation. We found this especially helpful in relieving tension and stress when we couldn’t find the time to attend a yoga class.
It also has a new Blood Oxygen Measurement feature that allows you to track your oxygen intake during sleep. Simply select the SpO2 mode and put on the Versa when you go to bed to assess your sleep quality. For those who sleep alone, this is useful for detecting or verifying insidious health risks such as sleep apnoea.
Another updated feature is the Pure Pulse 2.0, a heart rate detector that tracks the intensity of your workouts.
Available at Lazada
art of ayurveda
art of ayurveda
Whether you wish to take your yoga practice on a new path, or are trying to achieve balance in the pandemic era, Virgin Active (VA) may have the solution for you. The gym recently launched its Yoga For Every Body programme that is based on Ayurvedic wisdom.
For those unfamiliar with Ayurveda, it is an alternative medicine system with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent.
Before enroling in a class, you are invited to fill up a questionnaire on the website. This allows VA to understand your mental, physical and emotional state, so as to determine your dosha, and then assign you a class that matches it.
Every dosha follows its own lifestyle guidelines and corresponding yoga programme. So depending on your dosha, yoga classes such as Yoga Flow, Yoga Calm and Yoga Align are available to meet your specific needs.
Visit Virgin Active for details
Find out why it’s important to balance activity with rest here.