ST Run: Getting pumped up for Bodycombat

A Bodycombat session will be held at True Fitness Suntec City on June 10 as part of the build-up to the ST Run, which will take place on July 16.
A Bodycombat session will be held at True Fitness Suntec City on June 10 as part of the build-up to the ST Run, which will take place on July 16.PHOTO: TRUE FITNESS

Customer relations officer Analiza Tenorio has tried all kinds of sports in the past but come June 10, she will be a novice once again.

"I've tried a lot of sports before, but this (Bodycombat) is new to me and I wanted to try it out," said Tenorio, 36.

She has signed up for a Bodycombat session at True Fitness, one of the fringe activities leading up to the July 16 The Straits Times (ST) Run.

The June 10 session, which will last for an hour, will start at 9am at True Fitness Suntec City. It is limited to a maximum of 60 slots.

Dubbed "Unleash your Adrenaline", ST Run participants can register for the session at no cost through their participant accounts.

All runners who have successfully registered will receive a reminder via e-mail.

Bodycombat is an energetic cardiovascular workout which draws its inspiration from a wide array of martial arts like karate, boxing, taekwondo, taichi and muay thai.

Programme instructors will be present to supervise the session, and adrenaline-pumping music will also be played throughout the workout.

"It's a first time for me (attending the Bodycombat session), so having an instructor is good to help guide us through the exercises," said Tenorio, who has signed up for the ST Run's 10km competitive run with friends.

She added that she expects "to burn some calories" and "strengthen my legs and arms".

Prior to this Bodycombat session, there were four other fringe activities to help participants gear up for the ST Run.

The Breakfast Run was first on the list, in which runners took part in a 3km run followed by breakfast and a coffee-appreciation session.

This was followed by a 5km run at Suntec City, an indoor cycling session and a 3km sunset run last Friday.

The ST Run is into its fifth edition and features three race categories: the 5km fun run, and the 10km and 18.45km competitive runs.

Registration for the run closes on June 11.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 02, 2017, with the headline 'Getting pumped up for Bodycombat'. Print Edition | Subscribe