Some people visualise lean torsos and six-pack abs while in the gym, others prefer an outdoor view. Here are the fitness clubs and studios in Singapore with a view to die for
One of the main draw of this Fitness First outlet in the CBD is its heated outdoor swimming pool. Situated behind Boat Quay along the Singapore River, watch the hustle and bustle below while lounging (or err, actually swimming) in the pool. The 10,000 sq ft club also has Technogym cardio equipment with audio and visual entertainment, a full range of strength equipment, a free weights area and stretch area.
Spanning over 30,000 square feet, Virgin Active Tanjong Pagar has six workout zones and three studios offering up to 200 group exercise classes each week. One of the gym’s signature features is the high altitude studio which simulates training conditions up to 3,000 metres above ground level. The gym is also kitted out with a number of relaxation and recovery facilities, including a Himalayan salt room, steam and ice rooms, and zero-gravity sleep pods where you can a steal a 20-minute power nap to recharge yourselves.
With club membership capped at 999 places, Gravity is the most exclusive gym in the city. And at 17,000 sq ft, one of the most spacious, too. The two-storey gym provides elevated views of Marina Bay and the CBD as you swim and rub shoulders with the corporate elites in the temperature-controlled outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. There’s even a ‘breeze-controlled’ yoga deck that channels the wind so you can hum your oms in comfort.
At this studio, you’ll be practising against a stunning backdrop of Singapore’s city skyline – and its stylish lounge to hang out in afterwards doesn’t hurt, either. Classes range from Iyengar Yoga and Yin Yoga to more unique offerings such as Hatha Radja and Kundalini. Expect internationally acclaimed yoga teachers the likes of Yiannis Mukta Om from New York to host special workshops from time to time.
Pure Yoga’s third 10,942-square-feet studio has four yoga practice rooms equipped with heaters for hot yoga, wall rope and aerial yoga equipment. A range of yoga classes in traditional and contemporary styles are available, including lyengar, Jivamukti, pre-natal yoga and even one for new mothers and babies. You can buy yoga garb and gear from the in-house Pure Apparel brand or grab a quick post-workout protein smoothie at the nood food juice bar.
Skyscrapers, the Singapore Flyer and a sweeping view of the Marina Bay area, workout options coupled with the view at Pure Fitness’ CBD gym include a Mixed Martial Arts zone complete with an Octagon arena, an indoor running track, an infinity pool and a comprehensive bevy of gym equipment.
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