Fitness fests muscle in

The events - packaged and sold like music festivals and featuring celebrities - are growing in popularity here

In a room lit up by multi-coloured strobe lights and reverberating with pounding music, more than a thousand people are throwing punches and kicks in time to the beat.

Egged on by instructors on a stage, they move in sync, their faces and bodies sweaty with exertion.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 29, 2019, with the headline 'Fitness fests muscle in'. Print Edition | Subscribe