Best boxing gyms in Singapore: CruBox, Ground Zero, boOm Singapore, The Ring and more
Initially lauded to be a sport that catered to men and associated with violence, blood and painful grunting, boxing has taken on a new meaning and target audience — especially in recent years. Now seen in a different light and appreciated by all genders, boxing is embraced for being a fun alternative to release any pent-up aggression and getting that beach bod we all dream about — along to a heart-thumping playlist. The next time you have a bad day at work, look no further than one of these five boxing gyms in Singapore.
One of the first names that pop up with the mention of fighting gyms, EVOLVE MMA boasts numerous world champions amongst their ranks. For the boxing enthusiasts, the boxing programme is headed by Drian Francisco, the only WBA Boxing World Champion based in Singapore. With multiple classes everyday as early as 6am to as late as 10pm, even work can't stop you from pummeling some punching bags.
26 China Street, Far East Square #01-01, Tel: 6536 4525
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 6.30am-11pm, (Sat-Sun) 7.30am-9pm
181 Orchard Road, #06-01 Orchard Central, Tel: 6536 4556
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 6.30am-11pm, (Sat-Sun) 7.30am-10pm
11 Tanjong Katong Road, #02-52 KINEX, Tel: 6288 2293
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 6.30am-11pm, (Sat-Sun) 7am-8pm
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-18 Clarke Quay Central, Tel: 6536 4525
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 6.30am-11pm, (Sat-Sun) 8am-8pm
The latest addition to the already bustling boxing community in Singapore, CruBox is the sister gym to the popular spin gym, CruCycle. Fitted with 36 sand-filled punching bags, the 50-minute classes is all about engaging in high-intensity boxing workouts with strength training to a killer playlist. Spice up your boxing routine with themed classes such as hip hop Wednesdays and 90's remixes.
68 Duxton Road, Tel: 6509 8880
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 7am-12.30pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm, (Sat-Sun) 8.15am-6pm
Take your pick from either Ride or Fight Club classes at this futuristic looking gym that is decked out in lighting strips on the ceiling. The former is a rhythmic spin class while the latter is a stress-relieving boxing class. Reminiscent of a nightclub, the ceiling lights turn on to the rhythm and beat of the heart-pumping music. Featuring aqua punching bags, you can be sure that every inch of your body will be pushed to the limits with the boxing classes targeting all the major muscle groups.
38 Carpenter Street, Tel: 6532 0154
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 7am-10.30pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm, (Sat-Sun) 9am-5.30pm
The name says it all — with a boxing ring planted right in the middle of the entire gym. Besides housing a gym, The Ring holds fight nights, competitions and professional championships. Focusing mainly on the different variations of boxing, weekly classes include boxing, muay thai and femme fatale (female-only class). The whole family can be part of the boxing fun as they hold junior boxing classes for the young ones as well.
58 Kim Yam Road, Tel: 6385 1488
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 7am-10pm, (Sat) 8am-3pm, (Sun) 8am-12pm
Taking centre stage is Uppercut's gorgeous custom-built vintage ring that is backed by wall illustrating the boxing jargons: Jab, cross and hook. You'll often see gym-goers hogging that spot — all while flexing dem' muscles or sipping on a protein shake. Both amateurs and experienced boxes can choose from either Undercard or Overthrow respectively. These full body enduro-strength workouts incorporate weights, shadowboxing and knockout combos.
Telok Ayer Street 155A, Tel: 6224 1157
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 6.45am-8.45am, 11.45am-1.45pm, 6.15pm-9.15pm (Sat) 8.45am-4.15pm, (Sun) 8.45am-12.45pm
With only two classes on its list, BoomCircuit and BoomBox fulfill slightly different fitness goals. The smaller and intimate BoomCircuit class takes you through high intensity and functional training. On the other hand, BoomBox caters to a bigger class that focuses on cardio and resistance training. Expect a sweat fest as you will also be engaging in core work such as planks and ab exercises — on top of punching aqua bags suspended in the air.