Plain, old cardio exercises are boring, to say the least. Jogging or running on the treadmill does nothing to excite the brain and make you look forward to an hour of exercise on it, even if it does do you a world of good.
In recent times, Singaporeans are gearing towards specific exercise routines that take the mundane out of exercising. Check out the latest exercise trends in Singapore below!
1. Rock Climbing
Rock climbing as a sport is taking off in Singapore and facilities are starting to spout all over Singapore. If you are keen to take on this challenging sport, you are in for a thrill! Walls and boulders challenges are available for both beginners and advanced climbers, so check out some of the facilities right here in Singapore below.
Clip ‘N Climb
Clip ‘N Climb is not your usual wall and boulders challenge. Designed to be quirky and imaginative, not all their walls are in the shape of walls! There is a snaking beanstalk from the fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, a lightning bolt, a skinny tree, and a twisted DNA strand! Nothing is what it seems at Clip ‘N Climb! It is suitable for children, beginner climbers and seasoned climbers. There is a wall for everyone.
Location: 51 Tampines Ave 4, Our Tampines Hub, #03-03
Opening hours: Mon to Thu – 12 noon to 9pm (First Monday of every month will open from 2pm to 9pm); Fri – Sat, Eve of PH & School Holidays – 10am to 11pm; Sun & PH – 10am to 9pm.
Tickets: $18 (Members), $22 (PA and Safra members), $25 (Standard)
For more info: www.facebook.com/clipnclimbhometeamns
If you have visit Kallang Wave Mall, you would have seen the magnificent Climb Central. Located indoor, the fully air-conditioned 1,000sqm space is a lure for both beginners and seasoned climbers. Unlike Clip ‘N Climb, this facility has a minimum age of 5 years old for children, and they need to weigh at least 20kg and be of a height of at least 1.1m. Climbers can choose from more than 46 routes as a beginner and progress to more difficult courses as they go along. Introductory programmes are also available for children and adults who are looking to learn climbing techniques and safety systems.
Location: 1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Mall, #B1-01
Opening Hours: Weekdays – 11am to 11pm; Weekends and PH – 9am to 9pm
Tickets: $22 an adult, $28 an adult and child; for first-timers: from $32 for an adult day pass (includes climbing harness, shoes and registration fee) and $38 for a family day pass (an adult and child)
For more info: www.climbcentral.sg
2. Spin Classes
Spin classes are fun to have, and nothing beats sweating your fats off with an exhilarating ride! Check out some of the popular spin cycle classes below.
Sync Cycle has a passionate founder who loves her cycling. Sync Cycle aims to help you get in the saddle and ride on accompanied by adrenaline-driving soundtracks and neon lights to a full body workout! Their programmes are for all levels, so fret not if you are a beginner! Professional instructors are on-hand with each ride to push you beyond your limits and motivate you to get better with each visit.
For more info: http://www.synccycle.com.sg
Crucycle believes in a pack mentality. This means that you get a friendly community at CruCycle. Their programmes are designed for all levels so you can rest assured that you will be taken care of if you are a beginner. Professional pack leaders are also around to lead each class for a maximum workout.
For more info: http://www.crucycle.com
3. Bounce Classes
Bounce classes or Trampoline Fitness classes are all the rage now as the classes are full of fun and adventure. Imagine bouncing on a trampoline for 45 minutes while engaging in a full body workout. Sounds like a lot of fun, isn’t it? Check the below bounce classes out!
Bounce Inc believes in a revolution, a free jumping one, that is. Their programs are developed by exercise scientists, personal trainers and gymnasts, all to ensure your safety and fun in your workout.
Location: 8 Grange Road, Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, #09-01
Opening Hours: Mon to Thu – 10am to 10pm; Fri – 10am to 11pm; Sat – 9am to 11pm; Sun – 9am to 10pm
Packages: Find out more here
For more info: https://www.bounceinc.com.sg/bounce-fit#/
BBounce Studio offers a hybrid workout that includes mini trampolines, resistance bands and weights to give you a full body workout. It is fun, and it is challenging all at the same time. If you are tired of routine exercises, it is time for you to check out BBounce!
For more info: http://www.bbouncestudio.com
4. Aqua Boxing
Have you heard of Aqua Boxing? It is the newest kid in town, and we got to say that this is exciting indeed! Aqua boxing is just as you thought, punching aqua bags in dimly-lit rooms with lively music and strobe lights! It is technically a HIIT class with a punch (pun intended).
Still Aqua Bag Boxing Studio
Still is the first aqua bag boxing studio and it is packed with so much fun that you will keep on going back for more. They even hold experiential events together with OUE Downtown Gallery to bring more excitement to you!
Location: 6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown Tower 2, #B1-04-06
Opening Hours: Weekdays – 7am to 9pm; Weekends – 8.45am to 3pm
Packages: Find out more about their packages here
For more info: https://www.still-group.com
5. Barre Classes
If you have not heard of Aqua boxing, perhaps you have heard of Barre? Barre (pronounced as “bar”) is the perfect fitness class for those are into ballet, Pilates and yoga. It promises long, lean muscles with fun workouts all in the comfort of a studio.
Webarre from Webarre
Webarre is the first boutique barre studio in Singapore, so you can be sure that they have fantastic classes for you. Start with their fundamental class and work your way up to their boot camps for maximum impact.
For more info: https://www.webarre.com
Wings to Wings
Wings to Wings is an interesting studio near the CBD. It offers barre, Pilates, ballet and various other dances. It is suitable for both children and adults so parents looking to enrol their children in some form of dance or exercise can consider Wings to Wings.
For more info: https://www.wingstowingsdance.com