LET THESE NEW GYMS AND YOGA STUDIOS WHET YOUR APPETITE FOR WORKING OUT.
PURE YOGA REPUBLIC PLAZA
#09-01 Republic Plaza Tower 1, 9 Raffles Place
Meditation takes the spotlight at this Pure Yoga outlet in the CBD with a dedicated meditation studio and 30-minute classes that let you explore this practice through sound, breathing, movement and more. A wide range of yoga classes, from hatha to aerial, also takes place in the spacious studios. Expect luxurious changing rooms stocked with everything you need for your post-shower rituals, a cosy lounge to enjoy superfood smoothies at, and a retail section set to tempt your wallets.
FREEDOM YOGA AMOY STREET
39 Amoy Street
Compared to its sky-high Cecil Street outlet, Freedom Yoga’s third studio ﬁnds itself nestled on the ground ﬂoor of a shophouse unit in the hip Amoy district. This cosy outﬁt has just one studio that ﬁts no more than 15 mats. Those hoping to take their arm balances and inversions to another level will love their new class, Float, where you’ll learn to transition between balancing poses seamlessly. Finding wholesome post-yoga nosh will be easy thanks to its convenient location – minutes from healthy eateries like Aloha Poke and A Poke Theory.
F45 TANJONG PAGAR
#01-02/03 ABI Plaza, 11 Keppel Road
Fans of F45’s intensive circuit training classes now have a new spacious playground to take their sweat sessions to. For the uninitiated, the F stands for Functional, while 45 represents the length of one workout – i.e. 45 minutes. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are typically cardio-focused, while even days are dedicated to strength and resistance-building.
While there could be as many as 18 stations scattered around the gym, screens with looping demos of each exercise, a countdown timer and super motivational trainers ensure you’re never lost in the motion. And with the extensive variety of exercises and equipment used – from suspension training straps to sandbags, it’s pretty impossible to get bored of workouts here.
#B1-04/05 OUE Downtown Gallery, 6A Shenton Way
This 24-hour gym tucked in the basement of OUE Downtown Gallery lets members work out at any hour of the day via card access. It’s well-equipped with a comprehensive range of free weights, strength training machines with rep counters and a functional training zone perfect for your HIIT workouts. Treadmills and elliptical trainers here even come loaded with Netﬂix, so you can catch up with your favourite series while burning up a storm of calories.
BEAT X STUDIO
#06-03 Plus, 20 Cecil Street
The sister studio to BBounce – Singapore’s ﬁrst hybrid rebounding studio – feels like a party avenue with its dark studios, neon signs and loud music. Challenge your endurance levels at Beat X Studio’s signature rebounding classes. The fun high-intensity workout is friendly on your joints and will test your coordination skills as you attempt high knees and criss-cross jumps on the rebounder while keeping to the beat. Boxing, circuit training and riding classes are also available for those who crave variety.
68 Duxton Road #04-01
This popular boxing studio from LA with super chic vibes is also the sister outlet to spin studio CruCycle located at the ground level. Set in a dark room with a club-like atmosphere, group classes here will have you punching at sand-ﬁlled boxing bags to the rhythm of killer playlists. Intervals of strength training exercises like burpees, planks and mountain climbers are also weaved into each 50-minute session. Perfect for letting out your stress at the end of a tough day at work.
PHOTOS F45 TANJONG PAGAR, PURE YOGA, CRUBOX, FREEDOM YOGA, BEAT X STUDIO, PLATINUM FITNESS