If your new year intention to get fit hasn’t quite transpired, no stress. Research conducted by sport-monitoring app Strava predicts the day most people give up on their resolutions is in fact 17 January (Strava calls it ‘Quitter’s Day’!). Indeed, a few months into the year appears to be a much more sensible time to take your health into your hands, especially if you’ve gone all out for Christmas, Chinese New Year, Australia Day and Waitangi Day with excessive food and drink. Here’s some new fitness places and wellness spaces to head to:
Platinum Fitness, Tanglin Mall
Platinum Fitness opened their second location at Tanglin Mall earlier this year. Being a boutiquey place to do some burpees, it’s sleek and stylish with top-of-the-range facilities including cardio machines, and a free weight zone with hand weights, kettle bells, and TRX suspension trainers. Guests can train alone, with a fitness trainer or with their own external trainer. Feeling lazy? We won’t judge if you just drop by for the premium shower facilities. For those signed up to their OUE Downtown gym, you can bag a multi-gym access pass for an additional $5 per month.
163 Tanglin Rd, 02-118/119/120 Tanglin Mall, 247933. Platinumfitness.sg
Freedom Gym, UIC Building
This 6,000 sq ft space cost a whopping S$1.6 million to renovate, so it’s no wonder that it features state-of-the-art equipment from the likes of Arsenal Strength Gym Equipment, Kabuki Strength, and Prime Fitness USA. Designed for gym-goers as well as freelance fitness trainers (their own clients can access the gym without a membership), Freedom Gym, UIC Building is ideal for those who don’t want to get tied down to a long-term membership during uncertain times. If you work in the area, you can submit a Wafuken food order at reception and it’ll be delivered and waiting for you to eat post-session.
5 Shenton Way, Level 2 UIC Building, 068808. Freedomgym.sg
The Flow Pilates by Lab Studios, Joo Chiat
The Flow Pilates by Lab Studios is a reformer-only fitness studio. Offering a wide range of classes, it’s perfect for beginners and experts who love the feel of a good ol’ body stretch. Whether you’re looking to align a wonky-feeling torso, strengthen and tone your core, or focus on muscle training, the options are impressive. For something a little bit different, the Reformer Jumpboard classes fuse cardio with Pilates foundations and training – incredibly endorphin-inducing, but you may want to lay down afterwards.
135 East Coast Road, 428820. Labstudios.com/flowlab
Trapeze Rec Club, Tanjong Pagar
Looking for some wonder, balance and connection in your life? Not quite a gym, and not quite a fitness studio, Trapeze Rec Club is a member’s club and wellness destination that puts mind and body first. Behind the hot pink door on Tanjong Pagar Road lies a hotbed of health facilities including a yoga studio, gym with personal trainers, reflexology lounge, an outdoor sauna, and more. For those intrigued by Europe’s cold water swimming craze, there’s a Thermal Suite with freezing plunge pool, and wellbeing workshops where therapists provide a deeper insight into holistic living. The onsite cafe at Trapeze rec Club, Canteen, offers toast, coffee, and smoothies made with nutritious and organically sourced ingredients (of course).
27 Tanjong Pagar Road, 088450. Trapeze.sg
Yoga Movement, Serangoon & Tanjong Pagar
Yoga Movement (YM) opened its seventh studio at Serangoon Gardens late last year. It’s their cutest venue yet, boasting a rustic ‘barn-like’ vibe in what feels like a total hideaway. Classes range from gentle stretching yoga to HIIT-yoga sessions. YM at Icon VIllage Tanjong Pagar replaced the Carpenter Street location and offers a botanical-themed outlet with spacious studios and changing rooms.
54 Serangoon Garden Way, Garden Post Office, 555950 / 12 Gopeng St, Icon Village, 078877. Yogamovement.com
Core Collective, Sentosa
Core Collective Singapore is a place where you can get personal training, psychotherapy and sound healing in one single spot. Seeing as the Anson and Dempsey locations have gone down a storm, this year sees the opening of two new additions to the fitness family: i12 Katong and Sentosa. Located in a beautiful conservation building within Amara Sanctuary Resort, and offering the same facilities and service but with an extra beachy feel, Core Collective Sentosa is set to be a restorative hit with both island dwellers and city escapees. Watch this space for further details on both imminent destinations.
Amara Sanctuary Resort,1 Larkhill Road, 099394. Corecollective.sg