Boxing is all the rage right now. Put your best gloves on and unleash your inner Muhammad Ali and Manny Pacquiao at these fitness studios in Singapore...
There’s no doubt that we’re all in when it comes to unconventional workouts – whether it’s alternative yoga, apps for home exercises, or fun training sessions. Throw in some jabs, hooks, uppercuts and HIIT sets in between, and what you get is a full-on sweat sesh. A perfect combination of boxing as well as cardio and full body workouts, these fitness studios and gyms will have everyone feeling sweaty, strong and super satisfied. Who says boxing is a testosterone-dominated sport?
Get ready to ruuuumble! Not your average boutique gym, Ground Zero’s Rumble rooms are loaded with professional sound and light systems to give you an immersive experience like no other. Each class is a full 45-minute session that features boxing elements and HIIT exercises to get your heart pumping. The flashing, neon lights of the space will have you pumping your fists in the air – like you do in nightclubs.
Ground Zero, Level 3, 38 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059917
With a ‘Real Steel’ gym concept, the heat is on at The Ring. With over 70 classes held every week, each session includes a sweaty combo of cardio and resistance training where you’ll be geared with state-of-the-art boxing and training equipment as well as free weights to take your workouts to another level. That’s not all – take a break from boxing with other available classes such as Muay Thai, and strength and conditioning. Of course, we couldn’t resist a Ronda Rouse-style workout, so we had to check out for ourselves if it’s worth the hype. The verdict? It was! Read it all here.
The RING, #01-01, 58 Kim Yam Road, Singapore 239359
There’s a new contender in town and it’s… Uppercut! The boutique, non-combat boxing studio offers 50-minute classes such as Undercard (a foundation class for newbies) and Overthrow (a burnout class that puts your strength and stamina to the test) conducted in groups with energetic music and stylish lifestyle elements. Want a more intimate sesh? Get in its gorgeous ring for a personal training session with any one of its ace instructors who will be showing you the best techniques – pad work, footwork, coordination skills and more!
Uppercut, Level 2, 155A/157A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068611
What do I think of the no-frills vibe of Uppercut? It’s brilliant combo of hit and HIIT workouts that sets it apart from traditional boxing classes. Not only do you feel the burn in those iron fists, but your entire body will feel stronger – from your shoulders to the heels of your feet – by the end of the session.
There’s boxing, and then there’s boxing with HIIT. Founded by fitness enthusiasts Bryan Tay and Victoria Martin, boOm Singapore offers a combo of boxing and functional training. The 45-minute boOm experience features 10 rounds of workouts that will include the use of weights and steps to strengthen your body and improve your cardiovascular endurance. Plus, breaking a sweat over a playlist of heart-pumping bangers and dim lighting? We’re sold.
boOm Singapore, B1-00, 62 Cecil Street, Singapore 049710
“The session was intense, but I loved how it pushed my stamina to the max. The boxing bit was easy. Doing high intensity repeated lunges, squats and jumps in a fast-paced motion? Not so much. Only thing I would’ve loved to see more is for instructors to go through the motions with the rest of the class as the boxing steps can get a little confusing.”
– Nafeesa Saini, Style Editor and boxing newbie
Get this: you can now throw in some punches at a fresh new innovative coworking and community space. Besides a fully equipped gym, training area, specialised studios for yoga, pilates and TRX, Core Collective also houses a boxing ring. For a predetermined set of time, get your spirits in full gear and jump into the ring with a fellow boxing partner or Core Collective’s resident boxing coach, Lawrence Cartwright – who will show you the ropes in group classes or with one-on-one boxing personal training.
Core Collective, #21-01, 79 Anson Road, Singapore 079906
It’s no surprise that GuavaLabs by GuavaPass is a hot favourite amongst fitness buffs. The boutique gym hosts STILL Boxing – a workout experience that combines music, lights, non-stop energy and adrenaline. Taught by the crème de la crème of Singapore’s instructors and coaches, expect a mix of boxing, cardio, strength and toning that will leave you feeling the burn throughout, and definitely after.
STILL Boxing, #B1-04 – 06, Tower 2, OUE Downtown, 6 Shenton Way, Singapore 068815
For a light (and super fun) alternative, strap up your gloves for BEATBOX. As its name suggests, you’ll be jabbing, hooking and uppercutting over high-energy beats – think of it as dancing for boxing. Its newest class – BEATBOX FREESTYLE – is a 60-minute sesh that incorporates warm-ups, training circuits and boxing drills. Need a little push? Let trainer Citira Corrigan guide you as you listen to your body, and move to the groove.
BEATBOX, The Ring, #01-01, 58 Kim Yam Road, Singapore 239359, p. 6385 1488
There’s a reason why this award-winning boxing gym is the ultimate champ in the city: Evolve MMA features two World Champions – Yodsanan Sityodtong and Pongsaklek Wonjongkam – leading its intense boxing programme. Along with a team of boxing pros, it offers personal as well as group training. Incorporating martial arts to maximise fat loss and strengthening, this is perfect for anyone who’s mad serious about the sport.
Evolve MMA, available at various locations including Far East Square and Orchard Central
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