Can't find time for a gym routine? We've got you busy bees sorted with these power-packed, fat-blitzing lunchtime workouts in Singapore
Hands up if you’re nowhere near your 2016 #fitnessgoals. No judgment here; we’ve had little time to work on our dream bods ourselves this year. But if you’re up for a change in 2017, the solution to a fitter physique amidst a busy schedule lies in an express workout over lunch. At under an hour, you’ll sweat up a storm, burn major calories, and return to your desk feeling incredibly rejuvenated and productive. Keep reading for our picks of the best express workouts from popular gyms in Singapore.
Midday Madness at Level Gym
Level Gym isn’t your typical workout spot with treadmills and stationery weight machines. The breezy studio boasts ample space and equipment like kettle bells, ropes, rings and barbells. The Midday Madness classes – happening every Wednesday and Friday – is a quick 30-minute HIIT (high intensity interval training) fat-blasting sesh involving a mix of strength training, bodyweight exercises and cardio.
Level Gym, #01-03, 137 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068602, p. 6222 4766.
Bootcamp at Crossfit Singapore
Work up a real sweat on your lunch break with Crossfit Singapore’s hardcore programmes. You’ll find only quality coaching here – which we promise, won’t be compromised with express 45-minute workouts. Here, you’ll expect the traditional “garage gym” and functional movements based on gymnastics, weightlifting, rowing and running. What Crossfit devotees swear by here though (aside from the effectiveness of the workouts) is the sense of community and camaraderie to get you through the most gruelling of reps.
Crossfit Singapore, #01-23, CT Hub 2, 114 Lavender Street, Singapore 338729.
High Intensity Interval Training at Ritual Gym
The first thing you’ll notice upon stepping into Ritual is its lack of exercise machines. These guys swear by a “no-nonsense” philosophy of human movement patterns by sticking to free-weight and bodyweight exercises – this way, you’re building strength to help you enhance your everyday movements. Despite its quick duration of 20 minutes, each session is guaranteed to be power-packed. You’ll work out within your own 40 sq. ‘pod’ with your own kettlebells, dumbbells, medicine balls, suspension trainer and pull-up rings – yep, no sharing of sweaty equipment here.
Ritual Gym,#03-01, 11 North Canal Road, Singapore 048824.
Electric Muscle Stimulation at Bodytec
We promise you this isn’t as scary as it sounds. Here’s what you need to know: Muscles contract through electric impulses in a normal state. Coupled with a full-body exercise, EMS intensifies these impulses to activate over 90% of muscle fibres for a more effective workout. Best of all, each session only takes 20 minutes of your day and is guided by a personal trainer.
Bodytec, Locations in 200 Turf Club Road and 3 Pickering Street.
Xtend Barre Xpress at Upside Motion
Work on your poise and pilates physique with lunchtime barre sessions at Upside Motion. Designed to strengthen and lengthen the body, the workout uses an array of props like weights, straps, balls and resistance bands. At 45 minutes in duration, it’s a little longer than your average lunchtime sesh, but still lends you enough time for a quick shower and a sprint back into the office.
Upside Motion, Studios in Cityhall and Orchard.