Studio Feature: Physique 57
For 57 minutes, the trainers at Physique 57 Bangkok will have your body working at 100%. Their programme is said to be one of the toughest barre workouts out there, but if you stick with it, Physique 57 says that you’ll see results within 8 sessions.
Focussing on effectiveness, efficiency and fun, Physique 57’s signature programme incorporates elements of cardio, strength training and stretching in one tough barre-based workout. Each exercise is choreographed to music, making for a challenging, yet fun and graceful workout.
It all starts off with a warm-up with free weights, before a 10-minute long cardio workout, using playballs and the barre, gets the class fully rolling. Your thighs might start to feel like they’re on fire, but take it as the flame that forges lean muscle. Ditto for the segments that follow — the burn will persist, but it sculpts your glutes, waistline, hamstring and abs, bringing you ever-closer to achieving a dancer’s figure. Each segment strengthens your muscles, but also ends with plenty of stretching to lengthen them and minimise the chance of injury.
Physique 57’s programme is not easy, but it works. Take Physique 57’s star-studded list of alumni as proof: Demi Moore, Chrissy Teigen and Zooey Deschanel feature on the bill — and in Thailand, Araya Hargate (Chompoo), Davika Hoorne (Mai) and Kimberley Anne Woltemas.
Building on its roots in New York, Physique 57 is about to mark its fifth anniversary in Bangkok. With three studios in the city, located in Chidlom, Sukhumvit 49 and Sathorn, it’s never a hassle to get to class at Physique 57. And, when you get there, you can expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and plenty of positive energy from the friendly and dedicated trainers.
Ready to raise the barre? Just pick up your smartphone and book through the ClassPass app.
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