Acroyoga Sara Shuyi

SURFSET’s first experience with Acroyoga

Acroyoga is a sort of yoga abomination – we say that because we’re so used to having the peaceful, dependable earth beneath our bodies for regular yoga. Acroyoga? You throw that out the window, and opt to have a flimsy human below you instead. What? Why?

Wait – that’s pretty much the whole concept of SURFSET, isn’t it – except you switch out flimsy human to unstable surfboard? That probably explains it: firstly, it’s a challenge. Also, there’s the whole notion of trust with another person. Thirdly, there is an undeniable appeal to having some acro yoga shots in your Instagram. Just check these out –

Nothing says "I love you" quite like trusting a person with your life. #Acro #TYMafia #AcroYoga #SaraDoesAcro

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Snowboarding in Asia - Niseko Peak View

Singaporean’s Guide to Snowboarding in Asia

Snowboarding View from Niseko Peak

Some nights we sleep, and we can hear the smooth, muffled sounds of the board carving into the snow, and feel the satisfying thrill of whooshing down a mountain. Yes, we love snowboarding. Unfortunately, it’s an expensive hobby for a Singaporean, seeing how we have no snow here. Still, in the winter months, many Singaporeans flock to far flung lands to catch some snow. We’re one of them.

When talking about skiing and snowboarding, many people inadvertently think of the Swiss, French, and Italian Alps, or Colorado in the States, or Whistler in Canada. But these places are far. Thankfully, there are nearer places to ski and snowboard. These countries are easily accessible and are already favourite travel destinations with many Singaporeans – Japan and Korea.

We’ve been snowboarding in many places around the world, but we found that the experience in Japan and Korea are not that far from Europe. In fact, in some ways, we found it superior. Here, we’ll share with you some of the resorts we’ve been to, our personal experiences and opinions of them, and hopefully help you decide which would be a good option. We’ll list six resorts:

  1. Yong Pyong, Korea
  2. Alpensia, Korea
  3. High1, Korea
  4. Niseko, Japan
  5. Furano, Japan
  6. Kiroro, Japan

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Surfset Star Wars Starfighters Lego

Star Wars LEGO Starfighters On Display

It seems like the whole world is now teeming with Star Wars fever, all in anticipation for The Force Awakens. We’ll admit it. We’re huge fans of Star Wars too. And because some of us are LEGO geeks, we’re now able to share that fandom with you and get the studio all eager for the new Star Wars movies. Introducing our Star Wars LEGO Starfighters, now on display at our SURFSET studio!

Surfset Star Wars Starfighters Lego

Okay fine, it’s nothing compared to what’s going on at Changi Airport, what with their life-size X-Wing and TIE Fighters on display. If our displays were life-size, there’d be no more place to work out. Still, we’re proud to have these smaller versions at our studio. Can you recognize these ships? Read more

bachelorette party tree pose

Bachelorette Party – Shake it up!

If you know us well, you’d know we’re real party animals. So when the day came where we were asked – can we hold a bachelorette party? – we got more excited, presumably, than the bride-to be.

We almost kicked ourselves for never thinking of that before. A bachelorette party working out with your bridesmaids? Getting all hot and sweaty with your favourite bunch of gals? Getting into shape for that wedding dress? How could we not have thought of it before?

Getting lots of booze and bringing the bachelorette to the bar or club is still a pretty important component of every bachelorette party, but it’s time to mix in something interesting! Fitness is the new sexy, and the rush of endorphins after a great workout should be what all brides-to-be should be aiming for! Seriously, looking great for a wedding with nice rose-tinted cheeks from regular exercise is so much more attractive than eye bags from drinking too much. We know.

Of course, we said hell yeah!

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Surfset Cupcakes by Ximicake, baked by Priscilia

SURFSET Fitness Cupcakes

We all have our cheat days. But sometimes, something comes along that makes us super excited to be fit, so that we can snack with no hesitation.

The lovely people at Ximicake made some SURFSET Fitness cupcakes! Unfortunately they’re not for sale… just for eating. And they fulfilled their destiny well.

Surfset Cupcakes by Ximicake, baked by Priscilia

Halloween Darth Maul in Surfset Studio with lightsaber

Star Wars Halloween at SURFSET Fitness

Yes, you saw that right! Darth Maul and Asajj Ventress from Star wars popped by our studio today, and proceeded to have an epic lightsaber fight atop our boards. Now that’s what we call out of this world.

Halloween Darth Maul in Surfset Studio

Halloween Darth Maul and Assaj Ventress combat in Surfset Studio

Hmm… Darth Maul looks suspiciously similar to our changing curtains.