We get it. Sweating it out at your favourite boxing gym in Singapore is a lot of fun, but sometimes you want to enjoy nature at a slow pace. So whether you’ve been boxing, doing Muay Thai, or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at our studios, we recommend taking time to rest.
But rest does not mean just sleeping it off. A great idea is to take a slow walk or go hiking in Singapore’s plentiful nature parks. Active recovery is often considered more beneficial than resting without movement since it can maintain blood flow and support muscle recovery. So if you’ve been hitting it hard at your mixed martial arts gym, it’s time to try a short hike for your next active rest day.
Why Is Active Rest So Important?
Anyone who participates in sports knows that regular training is necessary for optimal performance and improvement. However, rest and recovery are also essential since you need to give the body time to repair and strengthen itself between workouts. At Evolve MMA, we think spending time in nature is a great way to work in recovery time between high-octane martial arts classes.
Our Top 3 Lesser-Known Places To Walk And Hike In Singapore
Singapore has many fantastic jungles, parks, coastal walks, and reservoirs open to the public. But it might be hard to avoid crowds, especially on the weekends. These three lesser-known hiking places may offer a respite for those trying to avoid the crowds but still want to get out and enjoy nature’s gifts. While the terrain in these spots is generally flat, steep inclines and muddy grounds are still present. Do wear a pair of good shoes, and put on your sun protection as it can get really sunny. There might be insects too, so remember your insect repellent.
You might also encounter wildlife as these spots are their natural habitat. Remember not to approach them: instead, try to back away calmly and avoid the area. If you’re lucky, you might also come across gentle monitor lizards, turtles, and even otters basking in the sun!