This year, a wave of new fitness trends has swept across Singapore, with each promising to be more fun, faster, and more effective than the last. Aussie fitness phenomenon F45 led the way, taking the city by storm and encouraging an onslaught of other fast-paced studio fitness classes (read more about that here).
Always on the hunt for new ways to stay fit and healthy, we caught up with Rhyce Lein, one of Singapore’s leading fitness gurus and General Manager of GuavaPass, to get his take on the top 5 studio workouts to hit Singapore in 2017.
Having gained popularity in NYC, STILL Boxing promises to revolutionise your workouts by combining boxing, cardio, strength building and toning into one action-packed group class. High-energy music and neon flash lights punctuate the dark room where the aqua boxing class takes place, getting your adrenaline racing and motivating you to push your limits. The full-body workout consists of five phases; Stretch, Shadow (practising your technique), Strike (actually punching the water-filled punching bags), Strength (think weights, squats and burpees), and Still (cool down), leaving you feeling the HIGH and the BURN! If you can move your arms the next day, then you didn’t work hard enough!
6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown, Tower 2, B1-05/04/06, Singapore, 068809
+65 6800 5355
The dedicated team of programme creators at FIRE Fitness are constantly thinking of new ways for you to sweat; helping you to transform your body in the most efficient way, improve your cardiovascular fitness, burn calories and build lean muscle. Their dynamic class schedule includes:
- STRIDE – a cardio treadmill and strength training routine
- STRIKE – a blend of boxing and martial arts movements
- FORCE – a strength programme complemented with yoga
- RIDE – a high-intensity cycle class with functional training and yoga
Their passionate team of experts will motivate you to meet your fitness goals in their artistically designed studio – which, by the way, is an Instagram post waiting to happen! One of the best parts of working out at FIRE Fitness is the scented cold towels that are handed out after every class.
21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore, 088444
+65 8201 5164
Ground Zero has two specialised types of high-intensity classes – Ride and Rumble – both of which are full-body workouts to carefully curated playlists, designed to help you work up a sweat and smash your fitness targets. The boutique gym is equipped with professional sound and light systems, making it the perfect workout to squeeze in after work to get you in the mood for happy hour. Ground Zero’s locker rooms are stocked with Ashley & Co hair and skincare products, so you don’t need to worry about packing your own!
Level 3, 38 Carpenter Street, Singapore, 059917
FloatFit are the first HIIT and Yoga workouts on water! The FloatFit sessions incorporate the use of Aquabase – a floating exercise mat – for a more intensive workout to burn extra calories and improve balance and core strength. Whilst the HIIT classes include a sweat-inducing routine of burpees, lunges, squats and aquaclimbers to get your heart racing, the Yoga sessions teach Vinyasa yoga, merging breath and movement to strengthen body and mind.
PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road, Singapore, 199591
Backed by the science of Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (or EPOC), Orangetheory’s heart rate monitored training is designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. Each 60-minute workout burns an estimated 500-1,000 calories, and you keep burning calories for up to 36 hours afterwards! Make sure you stay in the right coloured zone – thing can get competitive
Robertson Quay: 38A Martin Road #02-01, Robertson Quay, Singapore, 239059
Tanjong Pagar: 12 Gopeng Street, #01-58, Icon Village, Singapore, 078877
+65 6266 1715
All of the classes mentioned about are available to GuavaPass members. To sign up, visit https://guavapass.com/