Now that Chinese New Year is winding down and you’ve eaten one too many pieces of bak kwa, you can put a stop to those guilty pangs by kicking off a new fitness regime. We’ve put together a handy list of places to check out.
1. Fitness First
Membership Rates: From S$130 per month ++ (Updated January 2014)
Locations: Paragon, Millenia Walk, The Cathay and other locations both in Singapore and worldwide. For a complete list, click here.
Tel: 6337 7207
Facebook page: Fitness First Singapore Community Group
Classes available: Fitness First has an extensive range of group exercise classes, from Body Combat to Pilates classes. Check out their list of classes here.
The low-down: If you’re a frequent traveler, this gym is perfect for you. Members are granted access to Fitness First gyms all over the world, so even if you’re a member in Singapore, you can use the Fitness First gyms in other countries as well. And if you have an overseas guest visiting, he or she can hit the gym with you for a nominal fee. Check out the other membership perks here.
(Source : Fitness First)
2. California Fitness
Membership Rates: Basic memberships start at S$89 per month. (Updated January 2014)
Locations: Bugis, Raffles, Orchard Ngee Ann City and Velocity @ Novena Square. For more information, click here.
Tel: 6834 2100
Facebook page: California Fitness Singapore Official Page
Classes available: For those who have always envied Jackie Chan’s martial arts prowess, you’ll love the Jackie Chan Signature classes at the California Fitness Bugis branch. Dubious name aside, the class promises to get you fighting fit in no time (pun intended).
The low-down: California Fitness pioneered the mega-gym concept in Asia, and its big and spacious gyms average over 3,000 square meters – perfect if you don’t want to get too up close and personal with the fat, sweaty man on the treadmill next to you. And for the workaholics out there, take note that California Fitness gyms are also usually open until midnight, so you can de-stress on the treadmill (instead of reaching for the bag of potato chips).
(Source : Groupon)
3. Amore Fitness
Membership Rates: Starts from $118 per month for unlimited classes island-wide. Rates may vary for different packages. (Updated July 2014)
Locations: Plaza Singapura, Bugis Junction, Thomson Plaza and more. Check out their complete list of outlets here.
Tel: 6308 9822
Facebook page: Amore Fitness
Classes available: One of the more interesting classes that Amore Fitness has is its Body.Mind.Soul Classes. Based on Yoga and Pilates techniques, the class is tailored for women who want a relaxing yet revitalizing experience. Other interesting classes include Kickboxing and Belly Dancing and Bollywood Dance.
The low-down: Amore Fitness is a women’s-only gym, which means you ladies won’t have to worry about looking cute after sweating it out at Kickboxing class. Mothers can also can also drop their children off at the KidFit Club at the gym while they work out. Now you won’t have an excuse not to hit the gym.
(Source : Amore Fitness)
4. Evolve Mixed Martial Arts
Membership Rates: Evolve MMA prices start at S$249/month and up. The different outlets have different prices, depending on student/adult, type of membership, duration of membership etc. For more pricing information, give them a call.
Locations: Far East Square #01-01 and Pomo Mall #03-11. For more information, click here.
Tel: 6536 4525 (Far East Square outlet)
Facebook page: Evolve Mixed Martial Arts
Classes available: Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Boxing, and Self Defence are just a couple of Martial Arts classes that are available at Evolve, with Muay Thai being the most popular one as of late.
The low-down: If you’ve seen the numerous ads of shirtless buff guys, you would probably know by now that Evolve is the #1 mixed martial arts academy in Asia. With 14 World Champion Martial Arts Instructors, you can be sure that you’ll only be training with the best (and the hottest too, if you check out their -ahem- appealing selection of fighters).
(Source: Evolve MMA)
5. Impact MMA
Membership Rates: Prices start at $141 per month. Student rates are also available. For membership rates, visit the Impact MMA website. (Updated January 2014)
Locations: Shenton House #03-06, 3 Shenton Way
Tel: 6223 8275
Facebook page: Impact MMA
Classes available: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, MMA, No-Gi Grappling and Cardio Kickboxing.
The low-down: If you’re interested in trying out a couple of Muay Thai classes without having to commit to a year-long membership package, Impact MMA is perfect for you. Although Shenton House (where the gym is located) is pretty dodgy, the gym facilities are clean and functional. And FYI, we hear they’ve got their fair share of hotties too. Wink wink.
(Source : Impact MMA)