Monday, September 16, 2013

California Fitness Singapore launches CXWORX

Busy Singaporeans can now achieve a svelte body in just 30 minutes with an exercise regimen that comes with its own sleek moves. California Fitness is launching the internationally popular CXWORX at their Raffles Club on 22 September 2013.

CXWORX, originally called CX30, was launched by the Les Mills Group in 2011 and was hailed as groundbreaking. It is one of the few exercise programs that is backed by scientific research that got the fitness industry to rethink their approach to core muscle training. Traditionally, core exercises involved working isolated areas such as the upper and lower muscles. It has always been thought that working other muscles together with the core will reduce the benefits. But Dr. Jinger Gottschall, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University, found that an integrated multiple-muscle approach was able to achieve greater activation across the core.

Core training is one of the most popular fitness trends in the industry. It is the exercise prescribed to improve functional strength. The core plays a significant role in transferring power from legs to upper body and is key to preventing back injury. Tightening and toning the core will reduce the occurrence of lower back pain. Studies show that eight in 10 people will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives.


CXWORX uses core training principles to tighten and tone the abs and butts and at the same time targets back, obliques and the muscular ‘slings’ that runs diagonally connecting the upper and lower body from shoulder to hip. The moves are purposefully designed to target specific areas at high intensity so that you get the maximum benefits in the minimum time. It is suitable for adults of all fitness levels. CXWORX uses elastic tubing to provide just the right resistance during functional movements. It improves functional strength for balance, mobility and injury prevention all in 30-minute sessions. Paired with hi-energy music, the sessions have been described as mentally and physically challenging, but inspiring and fun as well.

"As leaders in the fitness industry, we are constantly looking out for new and effective fitness programs for our members. When California Fitness came across CXWORX, we immediately saw it as a natural fit to our range of fitness classes in our club", said Mr Anthony Pan, Senior Vice President of Singapore and Shanghai. "CXWORX is an all-round efficient core workout that builds a strong mid section. Our instructors are fully certified to run the program. We have the best facilities and environment for anyone to enjoy the class with the best returns on health and fitness."

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