CHECK IT OUT: ONELIFE Studio at Little Baguio, San Juan
Strengthen your core, achieve a state of peace, find what suits you, and more at this newest yoga studio in San Juan.
2/F Citiplace Building, 8001 Jose Abad Santos St.
Little Baguio, San Juan
Tel. No. (0917) 895-1762
Open from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on weekdays; 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends
(SPOT.ph) We admit: at first glance, this intimate little studio tucked away in San Juan reminded us of a concentration camp, with its black leather ropes suspended from the ceiling and highly intimidating, complicated-looking equipment. But when we got a better look at the white-washed walls and spent time with the very cheerful staff, the image of the hardcore boot camps and screaming generals was immediately wiped away.
This Pilates equipment: intimidating, to say the least
ONELIFE Studio is the brainchild of Ferdinand Aguila, Jr., who wished to stay fit, strengthen his core, and rehabilitate recurring injuries incurred from playing basketball. With the help of his aunt and his girlfriend, this studio that promotes the feeling of zen with an impressive array of equipment for Yoga, Pilates, and other CORE workouts, was born.
"Don't be intimidated with our equipment," said Aguila and added, "Our instructors would gladly help you out on how to use it." Putting focus on arms, legs, and abs (all workouts can be modified depending on the individual’s preference or capability), a workout can consist of several stretching, lengthening, and toning exercises that take advantage of everything the equipment can offer. Who knew this nifty equipment could be used to tone the entire body? To further strengthen legs and tone abs, our instructor also had us do exercises on the mat and with the fitness ball.
Toning the arms and legs using the Pilates equipment
An hour of a pretty mild beginners’ workout gave us flushed cheeks and a happier disposition. Who comes out of a yoga studio with a heavy heart, right?
ONELIFE Studio offers services from Mind Programs (Yoga, Tai Chi) to Body Programs (Equipment Pilates), and also Yoga for Kids (Yogi Little Hour for 3 to 12 years old). They also sell a wide range of active wear in the studio, in case you need a new pair of yoga pants or a yoga mat. For a list of classes, schedules, and rates, visit ONELIFE Studio’s website.