1. Aqua Spinning
Regular spin classes are easier on your joints than say, running on the threadmill — if only you didn’t get so sweaty!
Consider sessions at Aquaspin or the YWCA instead. In addition to improving flexibility, aqua spinning is shown to reduce postexercise soreness.
2. Aerial Fitness
Aerial fitness has the potential to increase muscle strength and tone your body, especially the core.
Try out the beginner classes at Upside Motion, which uses silk hammocks to combine yoga, dance and aerial acrobatics.
Or, give just aerial yoga a go at Platinum Yoga. For something that’ll seriously spark your sensuality, consider aerial dance classes at Acro Polates.
No doubt, you’ve heard of this Latin music fuelled dance craze.
Try Zumba specialist Fiesta1; Rhythm in Me offers basic Zumba and STRONG by Zumba, which combines high intensity interval training and music.
Alternatively, try Tanglin Arts Studio, where you can enrol your child in a range of dance classes as you Zumba the afternoon away.
4. Stand-up Paddle Boarding
Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) at East Coast Park is one of the best ways to enjoy the sun and surf while getting a solid workout.
Rachel Charis offers lessions from $70 for a group of three.
Alternatively, try the SUP beginners at Constant Wind for $33. Tip: Paddle boarding is also family-friendly, so feel free to rope in the kids.
5. Rock Climbing
Who says you need actual mountains or boulders to climb?
The fully air-conditioner Climb Central has auto belay lines and safety briefings for uncertified climbers, while Onsight Climbing has the biggest indoor space as well as 43 climbing lanes, morethan 100 routes and 15-metre speed climbing wall.
Not sure you’ll like it? Climb Asia has a 60-minute taster session.
6. Martial Arts
Mastering martial arts takes years of dedicated practice and a high level fitness, and is not for the faint of heart.
But it’s worth every drop of sweat!
FAMA provides classes such as BJJ, Muay Thai as well as a general fitness class.
Grit Gym takes a smiliar approach but is a no-frills option for people who want to train, without the option of a nice shower afterwards.
8. Focus Pilates
Known for quickly toning, increasing flexibility and enhancing posture, Pilates is the ultimate exercise for shaping the body. Join them for a 45-minute trial Pilates Reformer class for only $25 and experience the benefits of Pilates today!
Find out more through their website.
9. Kundalini Yoga
This style of yoga uses specific kriyas (posture) to help you work on your breathing, meditations and mantras — to regain your powerful self — and doesn’t require a lot of flexibility.
Check out classes at One Heart or Adam Fazlur’s Wednesday night sessions at Art of Living.
10. Power Plate
“But these options take time,” you’re thinking.
Then, maximise your efforts with Powerplate workouts at Croyez Studios. The claim? You’ll see results in a little as 15 minutes, three times a week.
HYPOXI isn’t your usual gym. Unlike most gyms that are equipped with plenty of machines that target different problem areas, HYPOXI focuses mainly on the lower half of your body, including your stomach, tights and hips.
The HYPOXI method in Singapore comprises of four individual devices — the Trainer S120, Trainer L250 and Vacunaut. There’s also the HXPOXI-Dermology. These devices use compression and vacuum therapy to help stimulate blood circulation that helps to accelerate the flow of fatty acids to the muscle where they’ll be burnt off during low-impact exercises.
Find out more about the HYPOXI method on their website here.
12. Stretch classes
Perfect for yoga newbies or those at an intermediate level, the Stretch classes at Nithya Priyan School of Yoga are great for improving your posture in the most gentle way. Combining meditation, breathing work and myofascial release, the floor exercises help relieve tension in your body, and increase your range of motion. Holding each pose for a long time is also super therapeutic, helping your mind unwind so you can relax more and improve your sleep quality.
Find out about Stretch classes here.