With exercise hubs all over Singapore, there are no excuses. Work, work, work!
So you’ve decided to up your fitness game? Good for you! You’re on your way to a healthier lifestyle. Once you’ve got your eating habits right, the next step may not be as simple: Finding the right gym that suits all your needs. Fear not, we’ve sussed out everything from martial arts and spin classes to pilates and yoga studios. Ready to be transformed? Go #beastmode at the best gyms in Singapore.
Best gyms in Singapore
We’re kicking off with some serious #fitspo at The Pit. With a no-nonsense approach when it comes to an intense workout regimen, this gym is as gritty as it gets in Singapore. It’s for hardcore fitness buffs who are not afraid to push themselves to the limit (and then some) to achieve their fitness goals. One-on-one training and group classes like Metcon (metabolic conditioning) and Muay Thai are available. Don’t expect to get off easy during cheat day either – you’ll be assigned ‘homework’ (i.e. deadlifts) that must be completed every week. Enter The Pit: If you dare.
The Pit, 123 Devonshire Road, Singapore 239883
Looking to work all the muscles in your body? F45 will make sure you do just that with its circuit training sessions, which are no longer than… 45 minutes (hence the name). If you’re a newbie, you’ll get to meet your trainer prior to the class. That’s when they run through the workouts with you, so you’re not like a deer caught in the headlights during the actual session.
F45, multiple locations including Novena and Holland Village.
Ultimate Performance (UP Fitness)
Need a helping hand to get you on track? This world-renowned fitness studio is here to save your gym bod. Touted as the world’s leading personal training gym, this place will knock your gym socks off your feet with personal training, group training and online training services. There are also various plans suited to your needs – like the 12-week muscle-building program or fat burning programs. Real hardcore stuff.
UP Fitness, #01-01, Manulife Tower, 8 Cross Street, Singapore 048424
Nestled in the basement at Downtown Gallery, Platinum Fitness is a 24/7 premium gym with a monthly fee that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. The intimate space has everything from top-line cardio machines for a quick workout to a free weight zone if you’re in the mood for something intense. There are also personal training sessions available for those who need a little guidance.
Platinum Fitness, #B1-04/05, OUE Downtown Gallery, 6A Shenton Way, Singapore 068815
Beat X Studio
Beat X Studio is the perfect place to amp up your fitness routine. Why? The boxing, rebounding, colour riding (an alternative to spin) and hybrid training classes are all about sculpting muscles and burning calories. Oh, and you can’t ignore the adrenaline-pumping workout playlist and futuristic purple lights to get you into #beastmode. It’s just like a club sans the liquid calories.
Beat X Studio, #06-03, Plus (formerly GSH Plaza), 20 Cecil Street, Singapore 049705
HomeTeamNS Fitness Workz
Now, here’s an affordable option we’re letting you in on. HomeTeamNS clubhouses were created for NS servicemen and their families, but did you know the fitness facilities are open to all, with guest memberships and walk-in rates? Some clubhouses are decked out with pools, steam rooms and an impressive range of cardio and training equipment. Want some expert advice to help you ace your goals? There are highly qualified gym instructors and trainers on board, too!
Fitness Workz, multiple locations including Bukit Batok and Balestier.
If you’re the type who stays away from the larger, more intimidating gyms, step inside Reps Fitness, the first private studio in the East Coast. Each class is intimate with only five people or less, ensuring you get the most out of it. Want a bespoke experience? Try one-on-one training, where you can work closely with one of the many friendly personal trainers to achieve your dream bod.
Reps Fitness, 456 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427669
Probably one of the more exclusive gyms in Singapore, Gravity by Fitness First is livin’ it up. Think state-of-the-art facilities (how does a temperature-controlled infinity pool sound?), private workspaces, shirt pressing services and – wait for it – an in-house spa. Of course, membership at this swanky gym doesn’t come cheap. Plans start from $345 each month with personal coaching packages suited to your fitness routine.
Gravity, #38-01, 138 Market Street, Singapore 048946
Working out for an hour, then continuously burning those calories for the next 36? Sounds like something we’re up for. Orange Theory’s heart-based interval training is designed to pump up your metabolism so you can burn more fat and calories. Don’t be alarmed if you’re completely drenched in sweat after class.
Orange Theory, multiple locations including Robertson Quay and Tanjong Pagar.
Mingle, have a tête-à-tête and get fit with like-minded individuals at Core Collective’s first co-working, fitness and wellness space. Bump up your bpm with group fitness classes, pilates, MMA or yoga. After a fruitful workout, educate yourself with body talk, chiropractic, meditation and physiotherapy sessions. This one’s definitely more than just your average gym.
Core Collective, multiple locations including Anson Road and Dempsey.
The aim is simple – to provide a fully-equipped gym for both trainers and fitness enthusiasts in Singapore. Beyond effective circuit, high-intensity, core and resistance training, and tailored PT courses for injuries, all members will experience a full-body assessment for maximum progress. Sweet.
24x Fitness, multiple locations including Paya Lebar and Bugis.
We all know that working out is no walk in the park (it’s more of a sprint). And without a proper plan or nutritional guidance, your efforts may go to waste. So why not pay a visit to Genesis Gym for PT programmes that utilise science-based methods and a holistic approach. Want a total body makeover? The Intense Body Transformation Programme will not only push you to the limit, but you’ll also receive support to make better lifestyle choices. Trust us, the proof is in the washboard abs (which you’ll eventually get post-training).
Genesis Gym, multiple locations including Katong Shopping Centre and Raffles Place.
Pump up that muscle at one of the many outlets across the island. The programs include a three-month fat loss program for ladies and gents, bulking for men, pre- and post-natal PT, and a pre-wedding weight loss programme. Yup, it’s clear that Gold’s Gym caters to the niche crowd with training sessions specific to your needs. Just read a couple of success stories on the site (there are many) to get you started.
Gold’s Gym, multiple locations including Bugis, River Valley and Joo Chiat.
With several gyms located around Singapore, UFIT offers an extensive array of fitness services catering to different levels. For the outdoorsy types, it organises multiple sessions at various locations every day, so no excuses! Expect a great all-round workout in a fun atmosphere with a trustworthy mix of acclaimed trainers. They also take special care of beginners (like giving newbies longer recovery times), so you won’t be eating the dust of the more seasoned gym buffs.
UFIT, multiple locations including Club Street and Orchard.
Providing personal training sessions at a fraction of its cost is tempting enough to book a trial. But Field Assembly also has a varied mix of HIIT and strength training classes, yoga, and combat sports like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai to take your body’s threshold to greater heights.
Field Assembly, multiple locations including Holland Village and Clarke Quay.
Level is reserved for personal training and classes only. They gym keeps it interesting with a huge variety of original, high-end equipment that’s used to create a different, dynamic and fresh routine every time you visit. The trainers are personable and specialise in different fitness techniques, whether you’re looking for boxing, weight-lifting, toning, cardio, or a bit of everything.
Level Gym, multiple locations including Telok Ayer and Robinson Road.
If working out sounds like a complete drag, we’ve got just the cure for your gym allergy. This spot is located in the lush digs of Amara Sanctuary Resort, with a team of committed and friendly trainers to show you the ropes. There’s absolutely no reason not to feel pumped for a super effective training session. You can also find state-of-the-art equipment here to amp up your fitness game.
Aileron Wellness, #02-38/39, Block 43, Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, 01 Larkhill Road, Singapore 099394
Hailed as the ‘30-minute gym’, this fitness sanctuary is perfect for exercise noobs with packed schedules and zero gym equipment. You don’t even need to strap on a pair of sneakers to work out, thanks to the gym’s shock-absorbent floor. With nary a treadmill in sight, Ritual relies on High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to whip your body into shape with a quick but effective 20-minute session. The best part? You’re burning way more fat that way than an hour spent sweating it out on the treadmill. Score!
Ritual Gym, multiple locations including Robinson Road and Holland Village.
Ask any gym-goer and they’ll most likely refer you to Fitness First. Aside from its first-rate, state-of-the-art gym equipment, Fitness First also offers an extensive array of small classes, from hot yoga sessions to freestyle HIIT classes. Engage PTs who’ll aim to make every workout count by using fitness science to plan the most effective routine. Plus, members are granted access to its outlets around the globe – so no excuses to skip your workout even when you’re travelling!
Fitness First, multiple locations including Paragon Shopping Centre and Marina Bay Financial Centre.
FaMA (Fitness and Martial Arts)
If you’re looking to get fit in a different way, try your hand at Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu or Muay Thai at FaMa (Fitness and Martial Arts). Fret not if you’re a newbie, as both classes feature teaching sequences designed to help you learn quickly and smoothly. Prefer erring on the side of caution? Try FaMA Fit Fundamentals, which teaches bodyweight drills and coordination exercises, or FaMA Fit for circuit training with strength conditioning. Both include martial arts moves like hip escapes, technical stand-ups, punching and kicking.
FaMA, #02-03, 3A River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020
This gym is all decked out with modern strength and resistance training equipment, plus the latest cardio machines with integrated televisions and iPod links. It also offers an array of workouts classes such as Zumba, piloxing and aerial yoga. Plus, if you’re gearing up for an upcoming running marathon or a sporting event, the personal trainers are there to help you prep!
True Fitness, multiple locations including Djitsun Mall @ AMK and HarbourFront Centre.
Looking for a ladies-only gym in Singapore? These machines are developed specifically for women. If you need a helping hand with your workouts, the personal trainers specialise in exercise routines and techniques designed specifically for women. And they have a firm background in nutrition and weight management. Once you’re done sweating it out, head to the spa for a little R&R.
Amore Fitness, multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and Bugis Junction.
With a prime location in Marina Bay, Pure Fitness at Asia Square is the go-to gym for many in the CBD. Just imagine working out to the scenic view of the Singapore skyline! Here, you’ll get to meet with some of the most highly qualified and dedicated personal trainers. Its 20,500 square feet space at Ocean Financial Centre is no runner-up either. It’s fully equipped with free weights and resistance training zones, as well as group fitness classes.
Pure Fitness, multiple locations including Asia Square Tower 1 and Ocean Financial Centre.
Virgin Active Fitness Club
At Virgin Active, be prepared to lose your breath. The Altitude Room at its Tanjong Pagar branch recreates conditions of up to 3,000 metres above sea level. But don’t worry, after that, you can catch your breath at the Himalayan salt inhalation rooms. Want to clock in a power nap? The sleep pods have you covered.
Virgin Active Fitness Club, multiple locations including Tanjong Pagar and Paya Lebar.
You can find Gymmboxx outlets at several suburban estates like Bedok, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Tampines and Jurong. These heartland gyms are equipped with premium fitness machines and shower facilities at selected branches. On top of offering inexpensive membership rates for a good duration, Gymmboxx also has one of the city’s more affordable PT sessions with its varying packages.
Gymmboxx, multiple locations including Bedok Point and Century Square.
Organised by the Singapore Sports Council, this no-frills workout spot offers affordable per entry options. Fitting for those on a tight budget or anyone not ready to commit to a long-term gym membership just yet. Situated at most sporting halls islandwide, ActiveSG gyms provide basic equipment for weight and cardio training, including everyone’s all-time fave: The treadmill. One downside? It can get crowded during peak periods. Also, they don’t provide any towels, so remember to bring your own or you might be denied entry – you’ve been warned!
ActiveSG gyms, multiple locations including Hougang and Bishan.
The Strength Yard
Got a passion for lifting heavy weights? This is an open gym in Singapore that trains beginner weightlifters over a course of six weeks in its Beginner Olympic Weightlifting program. Conditioning classes are also available for those who want to work on strength, conditioning and endurance.
The Strength Yard, 369 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427614
Grapple Max Dojo
If you don’t already know, professional wrestling is a highly physical performance that mesmerises and connects with a live audience – think the likes of Hulk Hogan and The Rock. At Grapple Max Dojo, you’ll learn basic pro wrestling techniques and execute them in a short sparring session at the end of each class. Love a good cardio workout whilst ‘telling a story’? This gym could be for you.
Grapple MAX Dojo, 6 Tampines Street 92, Singapore 528893
If you don’t like lifting weights or using complex machines, CrossFit could be your thing. In this specialised gym, you’ll work on different body parts to build strength and stamina. In its Fundamentals Class, trainers will ensure your safety by assessing your abilities first, before introducing you to different movements and skills.
Actualize CrossFit, 251 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208924
Evolve MMA is known to be one of the largest Mixed Martial Arts schools in Singapore. Its gyms offer boxing, wrestling, kickboxing and self-defence classes. Always dreamt of learning from the masters? You’re in luck, as these instructors consist of world champions and award-winning athletes, including our very own champ Angela Lee! Another thing that’s great about Evolve is how child-friendly it is – there’s even a special program for kids.
Evolve MMA, multiple locations including Orchard Central and Far East Square.
If you’ve always been a fan of Muhammad Ali, step into The Ring. With a state-of-the-art boxing gym, pristine equipment and exciting classes, you’ll always look forward to working out. Warm-ups include throwing jabs, cross-hooks and uppercuts. What better way to release all that stress from work?
The Ring, multiple locations including Kim Yan Road and Cecil Street.
This is one of the few gyms in Singapore that operates around the clock. Perfect for night owls! Apart from staying open 24/7, chances are, there’s a branch at every corner of the island. Don’t expect fancy-schmancy facilities, though. Just your standard free weights, stationary bikes, treadmills and resistance machines. Plus, fun fitness classes at selected outlets where you can break a sweat and mingle with fellow gym bunnies in the ‘hood.
Anytime Fitness, multiple locations including Greenwich V Singapore and Rivervale Mall.