We got a chance to sit down with the Kilter Krew to find out what it means Work hard, Play hard!
Who are the people behind Kilter Avenue?
Karen Heng, Account Director at HEAT Pte Ltd (PR and branding agency), 32
Caryn Cheah, Trade Ambassador for Bacardi, Bacardi-Martini, 32
Rajeev Singh, Commercial Manager, Jumbo Maritime, 31
When was it started?
Kilter Avenue has been operating since January 2016.
Our website is http://kilteravenue.com.
Why start it?
The three of us met at the gym where we are all members, and bonded over a shared passion and excitement for fitness. We all lead active lifestyles, and like working out in groups because there is a higher push of motivation; the sense of camaraderie when training with like-minded people is a feeling that we want to bring across in our boot camps.
How did the name come about?
Kilter means balance, and that is something that we feel we strongly abide by in our own lives and the way we live. As mentioned, the 3 of us lead active lifestyles; we hold jobs that require us to be out and about, entertain clients, attend events. We also like to be fit and strong mentally and physically, however, that does not mean that we give up what we enjoy (e.g. I work in food PR and enjoy the occasional culinary indulgences, Caryn works in alcohol and appreciates luxury spirits), it just means we walk a straight line of moderation to play hard, work hard, live hard and train hard.
What makes this boot camp different from others?
The boot camp is actually one part of Kilter Avenue. Kilter Avenue is envisioned as an all round fitness lifestyle brand that is also an e-tailer of products that we love and fit into our lifestyle. E.g. we are selling We Are Cultured probiotic sodas, and will also stock Light candles this week (all natural, handmade, soy), as well as our own calorie portioned snack packs.
We try to integrate different disciplines of sport into the boot camps, offering capoeira, yoga, calisthenics etc. We want to expose people to different forms of fitness, types of training and ways of workout, and build a community of like-minded people. Also, we hold monthly social #kilterkrew gatherings such as pot lucks and cocktail nights.
Bootcamps are just on Saturday for now? Every week?
Yes, boot camps are every Saturday at Fort Canning Hill (Hill St) at 10am. We have trialled various other locations like Sentosa, East Coast Park, Marina Bay and Botanic Gardens, as well as Sunday sessions and plan to expand to include more Sunday sessions, and possibly some weekday evenings.
How long is each session?
Each session is an hour, 10 min warm up, 45 min work, and a 5 min deep stretch cool down.
What kind of exercises are done?
We are strong advocates of good form and function, and believe that you need to get the basics right and have a strong foundation – as such, bodyweight exercises such as squats, push ups, sit ups, mountain climbers, and their variations are movements that we use a lot as that sets the base for long-term understanding of your body.