If you happen to live and breathe fitness, Singapore is definitely a fitness playground for you. With countless commercial gyms, boutique studios and even a rise of healthy food joints, here’s our guide on navigating your way through the realm of fitness in Singapore.
If you prefer working out in a traditional gym setting, there are plenty of commercial gyms in Singapore you can choose from that combine basic amenities with heart-pumping classes. Fitness First is Singapore’s biggest chain, with access to 18 clubs island-wide with your membership. Virgin Active Singapore is the only gym in the country that offers a Himalayan salt room, as well as sleeping pods for quick power naps (only at their Raffles Place outlet). If you require access to the gym around the clock, try Anytime Fitness, with 38 clubs open 24/7 island-wide and at an affordable rate too, although they do not include classes in their membership.
If you prefer to workout in a more specialized and intimate setting, there are plenty of boutique fitness studios to try, each with different specialisations. For the lovers of indoor cycling, head down to CruCycle in Duxton Road and get your heart rate pumping as you ride to the beat of the music. If you’re a true yogi at heart looking for the hottest studios, check out The Yoga Lab or Yoga Movement, both with studios located conveniently in the city. For true fitness junkies that enjoy trying out new types of workouts, try GuavaPass, a monthly subscription service that gives access to high quality studios all over Asia.
Sometimes nothing beats working up a sweat in the great outdoors. With various nature trails of varying terrains to choose from, it has never been easier, and more scenic, to get in a good workout during the weekend. The Punggol Waterway Park and Coney Island are perfect destinations with long cycling routes, while the Treetop Walk at the MacRitchie Reservoir is a boon for adventure seekers, with a 250m path guided by a bridge suspended 25m from the ground.
Singapore is also host to various boxing and MMA (mixed martial arts) studios if you prefer a high-intensity knockout. Singapore’s premier MMA brand with three outlets, Evolve MMA, offers training provided from the world champions themselves and is ranked as the #1 martial arts organisation in Asia. Head down to The Ring Boxing Community if you are residing or working in Robertson Quay, or Onyx MMA if you are looking for a competent option in the west.
You are what you eat, and extreme dieters would be happy to know that Singapore has many healthy food restaurants and cafes to choose from, wherever you are. If you are on the K-POP bandwagon and looking for a healthier Bimbimbap, try DoSiRak, Singapore’s answer to clean Korean fare. Kitchen by Food Rebel is a great option for those who adopt gluten-free and vegan lifestyles for its belief on eating good to feel good. Moreover, delivery services like Deliveroo and Foodpanda have made great efforts to highlight healthier options, so rest assured you can get in a healthier meal regardless of where you are.