If you’re new to martial arts in Singapore, you’re probably kicking and boxing almost daily. Why? Because the adrenaline high of sports is very motivating. Endorphins course through your body when you work out, giving you a positive mood boost.
But overtraining is a real issue. You might love grappling in Brazilian Jit-Jitsu, throwing kicks in Muay Thai, or punching your stress away at boxing. Still, if you exercise too often without giving your body any breaks, you’re not doing yourself any favors. Extreme fatigue and muscle strains can put you at higher risk of injury. So over at Evolve MMA, don’t be surprised if our World Champion Instructors ask you to take a break. They know what it’s like and it’s essential to rest and recover on alternate days so you can do better at your sport.
Feeling restless when you’re away from the gym? Here are three activities you can do instead for quiet relaxation in Singapore:
1) Indulge In A Japanese Spa Retreat
When relaxing your aching muscles, nothing beats soaking your body in a warm tub with nice-smelling bath salts. Yes, we’re talking about onsens. The Japanese word ‘onsen’ means hot springs, although many people also refer to them as Japanese spas.
The difference is that onsen water has several natural elements, such as sodium bicarbonate and calcium.
The Japanese believe that soaking with these minerals has several benefits, such as improving blood circulation through the body, and helping those tight knots to unwind, so you feel more mobile later. It also slows the aging process too.
You might not be able to travel to Japan to soak in its natural hot springs, but you can still experience the benefits of an onsen in Singapore! Just 3 MRT stops from Evolve MMA Clarke Quay is Heiwa Wellness and Spa at Harbourfront Centre.
Opened in November 2021, it offers infrared-powered steam baths and saunas to relax and undo any inflammation, stiffness, and soreness. Best of all, they even provide set lunches and omakase meals that you can include if you’re booking a wellness package. So you can have lunch and enjoy your rest time quietly without traveling anywhere.
2) Float Quietly In A Pod
Yes, you read the title right. You can take leave of your senses and leave the disruptive outer world behind when you try flotation therapy. Flotation therapy isn’t just about floating aimlessly in the water. It consists of floating in a soundproof and lightproof tank so that your senses are completely sheltered from any external stimuli. According to health experts, flotation helps your body to relax so your tensed muscles loosen, your blood pressure decreases, and your stress hormones also decrease.
You can try this innovative way of relaxing at Palm Ave Float Club in Singapore. It has enclosed fiberglass pods that lets you float effortlessly in salty warm water for 90 minutes.
If you’re used to high-energy martial arts sports, this might feel slightly disconcerting, but the company claims that its clients enter a deep sense of meditative calm when they are in the pods. This level of consciousness helps the mind uncover new connections and inspires creativity.
Why not give this a shot if you’re stuck on a problem at work or cannot progress in your martial arts training? You might unlock some hidden insights that you previously did not realize!
3) Healthy Diet, Healthy Mind
While we might not think of eating as a relaxing activity, for busy corporate warriors, having time to eat a nutritious meal in a quiet cafe can be an act of self-care. If you’re working at home a lot, you might also want to step out of your home office and be in a crowd of professionals just to rub some shoulders and meet new people. The best place to do that is to find a co-working cafe, so you can eat while checking your emails.
Located just 5 minutes away from Evolve MMA Far East Square is the co-working cafe Genius Centre. The spacious restaurant touts itself as a networking center for entrepreneurs and serves delicious plant-based dishes at its cafe. It’s a tranquil spot in the CBD area, with different sections where you can choose to sit depending on why you are there. If you’re there to work, there are plenty of plugs and cozy nooks. But you can always hang out at the bar or grab the communal tables if you’re there to eat.
After a hard mixed martial arts sesh, try the Happiness Bowl, a salad of mixed mesclun, cherry tomato salsa, corn salsa, and organic black rice, amongst other heart-healthy ingredients. Evolve MMA members get discounts at Genius Central so that you can fuel up before and after your gym training sessions!
Work Hard And Play Hard To Live Your Best Life
At Evolve MMA, we’re here to help you unleash your greatness and let your inner warrior out. That means working hard and living well. As dedicated martial art sports practitioners, learning how to care for your body and mind to achieve greatness is essential. Bookmark our blog and follow us on social media for more martial arts and lifestyle tips to live your best life!
And if you have yet to try martial arts, why not book a trial at Singapore’s top mixed martial arts gym? There are plenty of benefits, such as better mood and concentration, and of course, a fitter body with martial arts. Our trained professional instructors will guide you to learn the proper techniques of BJJ, Muay Thai, or boxing – or try them all! Unleash your greatness with us today.
Book your complimentary trial class with our World Champions below!
If you have any other questions regarding Evolve MMA and the programs we offer, you can get in touch with our membership executives at the following locations:
Evolve MMA (Far East Square)
26 China Street
Far East Square #01-01
Phone: (65) 6536 4525
Evolve MMA (Orchard Central)
181 Orchard Road
#06-01 Orchard Central
Phone: (65) 6536 4556
Evolve MMA (KINEX)
11 Tanjong Katong Road
Phone: (65) 6288 2293
Evolve MMA (Clarke Quay Central)
6 Eu Tong Sen Street
#04-18 Clarke Quay Central
Phone: (65) 6226 2150
Evolve MMA (Star Vista)
1 Vista Exchange Green
#02-26A The Star Vista
Phone: (65) 6539 9590