Perfect for: Building agility
Twice the size of its Knightsbridge club, the newest addition of the Pure Fitness brand sports a four-lane, 30m indoor running track for all weather conditions – so no excuses. Their large, AstroTurf-covered training area should take away feelings of claustrophobia, but remember that sharing is caring.
Level 6, Asia Square Tower 1, 8 Marina View.
Perfect for: Zoning out after work
Mapletree Business City dwellers should have no problem finding time for this gym, located on the seventh floor of the B building. Keeping it fresh by bringing in experts like BOSU balance training representative Douglas Brooks, the gym’s pool with a sea view works best for a post-work, post-workout moment of peace.
#07-29 Mapletree Business City, 20 Pasir Panjang Road (6337 2577).
Perfect for: Group classes
In the seven gyms scattered around the island, their special ‘GX’ – group exercise – sessions are branded in a very straightforward manner. Sign up for Body Jam, Body Pump and Cardio Shape to direct your energies to the results you’re working for.
Chevron House, 30 Raffles Place #07-00 (6438 3000).
Perfect for: Grooving the weight away
You’ll notice the classes offered here all involve continuous body movement. The CardioLatino brags burning up to 800 calories in one hour, but if you’re also interested in learning to dance, take their BollyBlitz and MTV Dance classes to learn how to move your body the right way.
200 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction #03-01 (6336 6822).
Perfect for: Hitting someone right
Getting tips from MMA champions like Mitch Chilson and Evolve’s crew is the perfect doorway into learning the most efficient parts of the various martial arts. Beginners are welcome, as are professionals looking to fine-tune their muay Thai kick.
26 China Street, #01-01 (6536 4525).
Perfect for: Ladies
This women-only gym is insistent that its 30-minute programmes are all you need. You’ll also have access to a consultant who will check your progress three times a week for free, as well as nutritional information to improve your carb intake and cardio. Sign up for a 12-week course for maximum effect.
110M Upper Bukit Timah Road, Goh & Goh Building (6468 8834).
Perfect for: Building huge muscles
Starting as a sports-nutrition outlet helping punters gain the pounds for a powerful punch, their two community gyms now serve as a beacon for those wanting to impress potential significant others with their physical prowess.
#03-01 Bedok Reservoir Road, Block 714A. $120 for 3-month membership; $210 for 6 months.
Perfect for: One-on-one training
You might’ve seen the posters scattered around town, but what started as a gym delivered to your door had now branched out around town, providing equipment and advice for goal-orientated training and fine-tuning your weight.
86 Tanjong Pagar Road (3110 5888).
Perfect for: Intense spinning classes
Cyclists will know what’s involved here, but for those unaware of the intense workout demanded by these classes, let’s just say you won’t be the only one suffering. No pain, no gain.
Ngee Ann City 8/L, 391A Orchard Road (6834 2100).
Perfect for: The average joe
Designed to be an accessible, membership-free gym, the use of these facilities doesn’t require any more than a walk-in $2.50 fee. There are no fancy trainers, but if you have the motivation and an idea of what you’re after, you and the machines will be fine together.
Various venues. $2.50 per visit.