Looking to get in shape? Look no further - from bootcamps to Zumba, here are the boutique fitness classes you need to try in Jakarta.
Need to kick-start your fitness journey after a long time out? You’re not alone. (Guilty!) If you prefer a more hands-on approach to your fitness regime over crowded gyms, try these boutique studios for a change. We covered our favourite yoga studios awhile back, and some other great ways to work up a sweat, now here’s our picks for boutique fitness studios in Jakarta. Have fun!
Empire Fit Club
If you love HIIT type workouts then Empire Fit Club is just up your alley. The Under Armour sponsored gym offers fast, intense, full body workouts that use kettleballs, battle ropes, and weights to test your limits. Challenge yourself to tough out Hustle Muscle classes, where you can expect guns and buns of steel after a few high-powered sessions. Been putting off the gym lately? No need to feel intimidated as Empire Fit Club also offers regular Beginner To Fitness classes to get you started.
Empire Fit Club, World Trade Center Tower 1, Sudirman. p. +6287875568795.
Fitstop is the latest boutique fitness studio to open up in Jakarta. The stylish studio runs a number sweat-inducing classes including yoga, Zumba, TRX, and cycle, and is conveniently located in the CBD of Kuningan so there should be no excuses to fit a class into your busy schedule.
Fitstop, Menara BTPN Lt. 3, CBD Mega Kuningan. p. +62 21 29880389.
With its neon lights, glimmering disco ball, industrial walls, and pumping music, the RIDE room almost feels like you’ve entered a secret urban warehouse dance party within the confines of Bengkel’s Crossfit. In reality, RIDE is a high intensity indoor cycling class, and currently Jakarta’s only spin program that is not located in a membership gym (so you don’t have to pay those pesky gym fees, yay!) Extremely sweaty and super fun, you’ll hop off your Schwinn stationary bike 45 minutes later, feeling fit and much stronger than you ever thought you’d be before.
RIDE. Fairgrounds, Jl. Jend Sudirman, Kav 52-53 Lot 14 SCBD, Central Jakarta. +62 21 5151030.
One of our favourite fitness spaces, Soul Box is a stylish fitness studio located at the very top of Fairgrounds in the heart of SCBD. Perfect for busy urbanites, this studio offers a fun range of classes like Antigravity fitness, Reflex, Bootcamp, SoulBarre, and a variety of other Yoga classes. We love their top-notch instructors and top of the line facilities, including their large comfortable locker rooms.
Soul Box. Fairgrounds, Jl. Jend Sudirman, Kav 52-53 Lot 14 SCBD, Central Jakarta.
SANA Studio has come a long way from their one location in Panglima Polim. The boutique fitness studio now has a chain of studios that still offer an exciting range classes in hopes to encourage Jakartans to live a healthy lifestyle in a completely fun way. Zumba, TRX, pilates, and cardio boxing are all offered here. Come early, or book your spot in advance, as their very popular classes get filled up really fast! SANA is also a partner of Nike Training Camp, and hosts NTC classes every once in awhile. Keep checking their schedule for the latest!
SANA Studio, various locations, check website for details.
No doubt you’ve heard of the Crossfit craze, either through someone who Crossfits religiously, through tons of articles about this workout trend, or even via Internet memes. Now, this method of fitness is definitely no joke! A high intensity workout that combines cardio, weightlifting and gymnastics, Crossfit is competitive and encouraging at the same time. Its sense of community brings no wonder that those bitten by the Crossfit bug keep coming back for more. Besides regular Crossfit classes, Bengkel Crossfit also offers Aikido and open gym sessions. Just check their calendar for schedule.
Bengkel Crossfit. Fairgrounds, Jl. Jend Sudirman, Kav 52-53 Lot 14 SCBD, Central Jakarta. +62 21 5151030.