If yoga and HIIT don't quite cut it, level up your fitness regime with CrossFit. The workout may ring alarm bells but it's a rewarding one. Suitable for everyone of all fitness levels, CrossFit combines functional movements from various sports and exercises that are designed to torch calories while building muscle and improving cardio health – all at a faster rate than most workouts. Crush that Workout of the Day – better known as WOD to the #fitfam – at the best CrossFit boxes and gyms in the city.
Unlike most gyms, there’s no shortage of congratulatory cheers at CrossFit Mobilus. Yes, the community bond here is strong even when competing for the fastest timing. And MobCon, a 30-minute metabolic conditioning class designed to increase stamina, isn’t any different. The key workout in MobCon is the WOD. It’s a series of exercises set by the trainer that are to be completed within the shortest time possible – and the idea here, surprise, surprise, is to keep trying to beat your previous time. The exercises range from cycling on an Airdyne to barbell deadlifts, and they’re always performed with a partner. Don’t you worry, lone wolves – the camaraderie that grows from performing the WOD as a pair within a group is perhaps the most attractive aspect of CrossFit Mobilus.
Growl and embrace your primal self at the city's only outdoor CrossFit venue. The 'jungle'-like gym is forthcoming with its free trials, so try a 30-minute session to figure out if the programme is suitable for you. Whether you aim to tone up, build muscle, lose weight or compete, its team of pros are dedicated to equipping you with the skills needed to smash your fitness goals. Personal training is also available if you're looking to take your training to the next level, one-on-one style.
CrossFit Hub opened doors to the city's #fitfam in 2010 and remains one of the go-to gyms for CrossFit training. Following the Ben Bergeron's Programme – known for training competitive athletes – its exercises target strength and conditioning of the body. It might sound intimidating at first, but sweating it out in a friendly and conducive environment makes up for it. Get acquainted with the programme by signing up for the CrossFit Intro Class before going all in. With a passion for action, CrossFit Hub has also competed in regional CrossFit games in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Beast mode on – CrossFit Urban Edge is all about unleashing your edge. Beyond the usual WOD sessions, its Urban Bootcamps incorporate medium-impact but high-intensity bodyweight and strength movements designed to burn fat, boost cardiovascular endurance and condition the body. Alternatively, get down to business with the intensive Urban Warriors which is specially designed to improve strength, technical and positional skills as well as barbell cycling in a highly competitive yet fun environment. For starters, try its free one-week urban experience which includes a box introduction and a free specially designed Urban Edge workout.
Feel the burn at Actualize CrossFit where it offers intensive programmes that combine various movements including weightlifting, gymnastics and high-intensity conditioning to help you achieve your fitness goals. It also tracks your performance to ensure progress and show visible results. New to the game? Get schooled with an hour intro session that eliminates any myths and doubts that you may have about this hardcore workout.