What’s the best cure for a long work day? A sweaty workout, of course! We’ve rounded up Singapore’s newest gyms to sweat at, and they’re all in town so you have #noexcuses not to hit them up. Choose from yoga studios, to high-intensity boxing classes — all with state-of-the-art facilities and more. So, even if you’re not a fan of working out, these classes have instructors who are fun and will make working out a breeze.
Pure Yoga Suntec City
Pure Yoga’s new location is an 11,000 sq-ft oasis for the mind, body and soul. Choose from 20 different yoga styles taught in over 130 classes weekly at the gym’s luxe new studios. Post-workout, Pure’s facilities (a huge fave with yoga ladies in Singapore) include rain showers and all-natural toiletries. Need a snack? Fuel up at nood food juice bar before heading out.
#01-501, Suntec City Mall North Atrium, 3 Temasek Boulevard
After much anticipation, Bangkok’s famous boutique workout studio, Absolute You, has opened in Singapore. Located across Somerset station, the studio’s flagship here maintains its boutique feel thanks to its Peranakan Place location. Improve your cardio, flexibility and core strength with their Pilates Reformer, Rhythm Cycling and Yoga classes.
178A Orchard Road, Peranakan Place
Virgin Active Duo Galleria
Virgin Active has brought its premium health and fitness label to Bugis. The latest club features a 10m-high climbing wall, a High Altitude Studio, a swimming pool and a Relax & Recovery Zone. Burn up to 1000 calories per session at the gym’s signature H.E.A.T (High Energy Athletic Training) classes that train the body to reach its top endurance and strength levels. Or tone up with a Pilates Reformer session. Personal training is also available.
#01-09, DUO Galleria, 7 Fraser Street
Recently opened BOLD Fitness at Chijmes has three industry experts as its co-founders, so you know that their technique is solid. The gym specializes in personal training and offers MMA, coaching for bodybuilding competitions, and overall strength improvement. While you’re there, check out the juice bar where they offer custom smoothies and protein shakes.
#B1-03/04, 30 Victoria St, CHIJMES
The Singapore yoga scene has a new player in the CBD. Align is a Functional Yoga Studio and offers yoga, Pilates and calisthenics — all with a focus on technique and alignment. Owner Gajju is an experienced instructor who comes from a family of yogis. Intimate class sizes mean students get the teacher’s full attention, allowing you to get the most out of your practice.
3rd floor, 35 Kreta Ayer Rd
Each session at Box Office Fitness is designed for high intensity and maximum effectivity. The 45-minute workouts are made up of 10 rounds of three-minute intervals — short and sweet! Classes are a mix of cardio boxing and strength training floor work. Adrenaline junkies will like the vibe, as the studio’s nightclub-worthy sound system makes the you feel like you’re on a Friday night out, rather than at a workout.
#03-01, 35 N Canal Rd
Frequented by many of Singapore’s popular influencers, classes at GZ are highly addictive. Pick your poison: choose between a Ride (high-intensity spin) or Rumble (cardio boxing). Located just 5 minutes away from Clarke Quay station, the studio is in the heart of town, making it easy to slip out for a workout during lunch. Freshen up with plush towels, rain showers and Ashley & Co. hair and skincare before heading to dinner.
Level 3, 38 Carpenter Street
You may have seen the gym’s signature yellow gloves all over Instagram, but have you actually worked out at BoOm Singapore? You should. Industry veterans Victoria Martin-Tay and Bryan Tay know how to create the most intense cardio workout. Offering 45-minute classes and personal and small group sessions, the trainers at BoOm will whip you into shape — if you’re committed. Try out their signature boxing class or one of their circuit-style classes to build strength and endurance.
B1-00, 62 Cecil Street, TPI Building
The boutique gym offers two types of classes: Undercard and Overthrow.
Undercard classes are perfect for boxing newbies, as it focuses more on developing footwork, technique and basic boxing punches. Newcomers to the sport will also get a 15 minute introductory session prior to the class.
Overthrow classes on the other hand, places more emphasis on strength and stamina-building exercises. Some boxing experience is required to partake in this class.
Level 2, 155A/157A Telok Ayer Street
Both classes are 50 minutes each and involve some level of high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts.
Haus offers dynamic workouts that change everyday. If you’re looking to challenge your body and mind, then this is the gym for you. Their Meltdown class is notorious for being a major sweat fest and calorie burner; it’s a unique blend of HIIT and sports style conditioning. Located in OUE Downtown Gallery, it’s easily accessible by MRT, or by foot if you’re lucky enough to be coming from the CBD area.
#02-03, OUE Downtown Gallery Tower 1, 6A Shenton Way
Eat Train Love
Want to get leaner? Join this club. Eat Train Love’s head trainer Cheryl Lin can get you there with Long & Lean, just one of the many classes that ETL offers. The Outram-based outfit offers boot camps all over the city, at locations from the Botanic Gardens, to Fort Canning and many more.
44 Blair Road Singapore
Text: Claire Soong