A year back, I heard of this new gymnasium that had opened up and cool videos of girls working out to fantastic beats began circulating on social media. The foodie and couch potato in me could not be bothered. And then some months later, my best friend pushed me to join and I reluctantly obliged.Weighing 83 kilogrammes, I wasn’t too proud of donning tight gym clothes and working out amongst everyone. I was also told that it will be a class-based gym where the instructor and the trainer will make you stretch, jump, dance, squat and push-up. It’s been a little over a month since I’ve joined and here’s what I think of AimFit. STRENGTHS — class-based AimFit is highly addictive. Two classes down and I couldn’t stop checking how the schedule was like the next day. It’s addictive because the workouts are a combination of high intensity to beginner level, and the stretches, lunges and yoga techniques warm up your bones and muscles in a way that you feel you’ve done something productive for your body in one day. You feel refreshed and energised instantly. The workouts work like caffeine, both in terms of waking you up and getting you addicted.A total of maximum five classes happen in one day where you are advised to take one. Two are in the morning and two or three are in the evening. So there is comfort and ease for people where they can choose which one suits them. I opted for the morning one and I would recommend a morning one to everyone as well, as my day started beginning earlier afresh and energised. However, for the people with morning jobs, colleges or other morning engagements can opt for the evening ones that take place from 4pm to 7pm. Each class is for an hour only and trust me, that one hour you give to your body is enough to transform you. AimFit has its own app that I can’t do without now. It shows the class timings, any changes between them, which instructor will be taking them, a space where you can write your own review and workshops if any are to be held. If your gym doesn’t have an app, well, boo hoo!It’s addictive because the workouts are a combination of high intensity to beginner level and the stretches, lunges and yoga techniques warm up your bones and muscles in a way that you feel you’ve done something productive for your body in one daySome of the instructors are instant impressive. The Lift and Yoga class instructors are the ones worth attending a class for and I wonder what I had been doing 30 years of life, so thank God for AimFit’s Lift and Yoga classes. These instructors give you special attention; they ask you if you’re a beginner, they correct you in your posture, they challenge you with continuity and encourage you when you’re doing it right. They guide you on what weights you should be carrying and when it’s time to let go. I was super impressed when the Lift instructor even guided everyone on what position your wrist should be. AimFit has its own nutritionist who sits in the Phase V branch. She’s always there to guide you on your food intake and is available whenever you need her. She inspects your body and gives you the right kind of advice on what you should and should not be eating.The gym has three branches to help you decide which would be closer to your homes. There are two in Defence Housing Authority; in Phase V and the other’s in Y Block. The third branch is in Garden Town.The combination of workouts is a work of genius. Other than Lift and Yoga classes, there’s a Core Blast class which is an extremely high-intensity workout. Then there’s ComboFit Upper Body and Full Body classes separately. There’s a Dance class and then a HitFit one. I like how there’s variety and the gym goer doesn’t get bored doing the same kind of workout over and over.I liked the upbeat music where there’s a mix for warm ups, the fast tracks for the workout and then the slow and mellow song for the cool downs.WEAKNESSES — I would’ve liked some leniency in my Core Blast class where I felt I wasn’t asked if I were a beginner or not and was pointed out for not catching up fast.AimFit can be expensive for the ones on limited pocket money and who are looking to take six classes a week.Published in Daily Times, February 19th 2019.