New gyms and fitness studios in Singapore: Where to workout for strength, weight loss, and cardio
Over the course of the circuit breaker in Singapore, the time is iso seemed to have ignited a nationwide passion for anything fitness-related. But while app workouts and home gym equipment have been immensely helpful in keeping us in shape, there's nothing quite like hitting the gym for a satisfying workout. If you've been looking to switch up your fitness ritual, a number of new fitness studios have been popping up around the island as the pandemic becomes gradually controlled. For those worried about safety protocols, gyms and fitness studios have implemented strict measures to help curb the spread of the pandemic. Of course, you should also exercise caution and do your part in maintaining social responsibility at the gym. Can't wait to get back to the grind? Grab your best fitness mask and explore these new haunts, below.
Strengthen your core at BE. Pilates, a fitness studio concept founded by Eugena Bey, who specialises in mat and reformer-based pilates instruction. Pilates can help strengthen and tone muscles, whilst increasing the range of motion for joints. For athletes, pilates can help supplement your fitness training as it develops whole-body strength and flexibility. If you're a fitness fledgling, don't worry — pilates is adaptable to all fitness levels and needs, and caters to everyone across all walks of life. BE. Pilates offers both mat and equipment-based pilates training, and you can also opt from a solo class or a duet session with a friend.
Check out BE. Pilates here.
14C Keong Saik Rd
Opening hours: (Mon - Fri) 9am - 9pm, (Sat) 9am - 5pm
Ritual Orchard Road
Known for their '30-minute gym' concept, Ritual remains a steadfast popular option for those looking for an efficient yet effective workout. For those near the CBD area, the homegrown label has recently opened the doors to its Orchard outlet. Running 185 sessions per week, you can pop in and out within 30 minutes to complete your daily workout. Classes are limited to a maximum of 10, so you can expect a personalised touch to your workout. The best part? Ritual provides all the amenities you'll need, from workout clothes to gym equipment, allowing you to head for your training session hands-free without lugging along a bulky gym bag.
Check out Ritual Orchard Road here.
270 Orchard Rd, Tel: 6235 8332
Opening hours: (Mon - Fri) 6.30am - 8.30pm, (Sat - Sun) 8am - 5.30pm
The cult-favourite HIIT studio with a celebrity following the likes of Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber opened their first studio in Singapore last year. Attesting to their popularity here, Barry's is opening up a second Red Room in Orchard this month. You can expect their signature high-intensity workouts at the second outlet, with science-backed approaches to help tone muscles, maximise fat loss and increase metabolism. The Orchard outlet will also have their trademark red lights, loud blood-pumping music and the ever-popular Fuel Bar. November 14 can't come soon enough.
Check out Barry's Bootcamp Orchard here.
218 Orchard Rd, Tel: 8833 3218
Opening hours: (Mon - Fri) 6.30am - 9pm, (Sat - Sun) 8.30am - 4pm