You don’t have to go running for the hills with these affordable fitness classes and gyms.
We’re all for keeping fit but some gym memberships can put a damper on our pockets. On the bright side, with basic gym equipment and value-for-money class packages, you’ll be able to sweat it out without worrying about a thing. Yes, there are beautiful parks to sweat out those calories, but the next time you want a change of scene (or if the rain dampens your plans), look to these studios instead.
Boom is changing the idea of boxing by incorporating functional training elements into the workout. Throw some punches a la Muhammad Ali with a personal boxing bag and weight station. Want to take it further? There are other options like the BoomCircuit and BoomCamp (HIIT and circuit workouts). A single class is $35 but take the 30 class pack (valid for eight months) and you save about $3 per class. Early risers can opt for the daybreak class before 11am at $25 per session.
Boom, B1-00, TPI Building, 62 Cecil Street, Singapore 049710
The OG of all gyms, ActiveSG provides basic equipment for weight training and cardio machines, especially everyone’s all-time fave: the treadmill. The no-frills workout spot offers affordable memberships at just $30 per month – rates are even lower if you select off-peak timings. Yes, it does get pretty crowded before and after work but with over 20 locations islandwide, you’re sure to find a place for your daily workout.
ActiveSG gyms, over 20 locations islandwide including Bishan, Jurong East, Bedok, Toa Payoh and Yishun.
It’s leg day, all day, at BBounce Studio. Touted as Singapore’s first dedicated rebounding fitness studio, the brand is known for its Hybrid Rebounding (jumping on mini trampolines) and signature boot camp workouts. Combining low impact exercise with high-intensity routines, this is bound to get your heart racing. A trial pack of four classes starts at $55 ($13.75 per class), or you can opt for $35 for one class or $220 for ten classes.
BBounce Studio, #06-09, The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road, Singapore 238843
You’ve probably heard of this one. Classpass boasts over 50 activities for you to choose from. Feeling like pilates on a Monday and boot camp on Wednesday? Go right ahead. And you can easily switch it up the week after! Simply select your preferred workout and timing on the app and you’re good to go. $19 per month gets you a cool two classes but if you’ve got some cash to spare, the $59 package has great value with 25 credits that could last you seven classes.
Classpass, app available on App Store and Google Play.
Namaslay in style with Freedom Yoga’s affordable classes. All four outlets boast a tranquil space for you to unwind before class. Alternatively, you can also make new friends or have some me-time before you head to your next appointment at the lounge. There are over 10 classes to choose from including the power-packed hot Hatha Yoga and the soothing Dreamscape – a sound bath with vibrations of gongs and singing bowls for deep relaxation. First-timers can enjoy a class at an easy $18 while subsequent sessions are $35 per class. Yoga your thing? Go for the Infinity III package, where you can attend unlimited classes for three months at just $278 per month.
Freedom Yoga, four locations at Cecil Street, Holland Village, Amoy Street and River Valley.
Looking for a full-body workout but hate the gym? Give barre a go. Pronounced, “bar”, this hybrid class combines dance, yoga postures, pilates mat work and strength training for a dynamic, full-body workout. WeBarre is touted as Singapore’s first boutique barre studio and offers seven variations of barre. Get your technique and form in check at WeBarre Fundamentals or focus on increasing your flexibility at WeBarre Stretch and Technique. The packages range from 10- to 50-class packs but the one month unlimited series at $318 (capped at a maximum of two classes per day!) is our top pick.
WeBarre, locations at Tanjong Pagar, Telok Ayer, Clarke Quay and Dhoby Ghaut.
JR Fitness puts the fun in fitness with a mix of classes like piloxing, kickboxing, yoga and even variations of Zumba! The classes are great for all ages and usually held in the evenings so you can encourage the whole fam to get moving. The all-pass access entitles you to unlimited sessions for the whole month at $258. What a steal!
JR Fitness, B1-19, The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street, Singapore 179803; JR Yoga, #02-02 Tan Quee Lan Suites, 9 Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore 188098
The Gym Pod
Getting back on your fitness routine or looking for a private space – furnished with adequate gym equipment – to perfect your form? Step into repurposed shipping containers for a solid workout. Known as Gym Pods, these 24-hour smart containers are Southeast Asia’s first. Book a session at $3.50 or snag the entire pod with up to three friends at $9 per session. Only two to three people are allowed to use the pod at one time, but blinds and curtains are installed so you get the ultimate privacy.
The Gym Pod, available at Alexandra Technopark, JTC Launchpad @ Ayer Rajah, Changi City Point and International Business Park.
Free fitness classes via Health Hub
Did you know that the Health Promotion Board offers myriad health events that are FOC? Enjoy the Sunrise in the City series where you can kick-start your mornings with yoga, pilates and even rock climbing at various locations. Or gather your crew for a Zumba class at your nearest mall. Simply download the app to register for the sesh that calls out to you…
Health Hub, register via the Healthy 365 app.