What is a gym to you? Some would say that it is not just a place to exercise and keep fit. More than that, it is a place to meet new people and make friends, to relieve stress and have fun, and even a place to find inspiration and motivation.
In fact, many would say that a good gym is not just about the amenities or facilities(although these are important), but about the community that can be found in that gym. Well, no matter what it is that draws you to gyms, HealthLoco has compiled a list of gyms in Singapore that you may want to find out more about so that you can make an informed decision about which to join.
1. Fitness First
With quite a handful of outlets to choose from, Fitness First is a great place to take classes or work out. Paying a bit more for a platinum membership will grant you access to any of the Fitness First gyms in Singapore, which may be convenient for you if you happen to be travelling around the country a lot but yet would like to be able to work out at a reasonably priced gym.
Outlets: 20 outlets at Tanjong Pagar, Clementi, Alexandra, AMK Hub, Bugis, Capital Tower, Changi, Fusionopolis, City Square Mall, Junction 10, Market Street, MBFC, One George St, One Raffles Place, One Raffles Quay, Paragon, Paya Lebar Tampines, The Cathay, The Metropolis and Westgate
Price: About $139 to $172 per month depending on the length of subscription. Paying more gives you access to all the various outlets islandwide. Minimum 1-2 years bond, with an early exit fee.
Facilities: Swimming pool and sauna in certain outlets, workout clothes provided at most outlets
Classes: Hot yoga, Pilates, Gentle Flow Yoga, Dynamic Flow Yoga, Advanced Flow Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Body Pump, Bodycombat, RPM Express, Freestyle Group Training Power, Suspension Exercise Class, Step, Hardcore Overload, Hardcore, Zumba, Bodyjam, Sh’bam, Interval Ride, Pro Cycling Keirin, Total Body Conditioning, Bosu, Fitball, Bodybalance, Stretch
2. Virgin Active
Pricier than the other gyms on this list, Virgin Active offers much more in terms of equipment and facilities, which you won’t be able to find in the other gyms. Definitely setting a benchmark for how the gym experience should be like, but be warned, becoming a member may quickly burn a hole in your wallet.
Outlets: 5 outlets at Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar, Holland Village, Marina One and Duo Galleria
Price: About $200 to $250 per month, no activation fee for 6 month/12 month membership. $105 activation fee for flexible membership
Facilities: Steam room, Ice room, Himalayan salt inhalation room, MMA zone, Sleep pods
Classes: Kinesis, MMA, Yogilates, Powerplate, Grid Active, Grit Strength & Core, Grid Fit, Powerplate, Piloxing, Cycle Interval, Bodypump, Hot Yoga, Zuu, RPM Express, Zumba & Weights, Ankorr, Kettlebell, Pilates, Grid Active, Vipr Vibes, Grid Lean, Bodycombat, Aerial Hatha Yoga, Sprint, Fire Trainer, Powerplate Box, Impact, Grid Lean, Piloxing Knockout, Pilates, RPM, Zumba Step, Restorative Yoga, Grit Cardio, Vcore, Yoga Core, Bosu Blast, Power Yoga, Zumba
Tight on budget, but have a strong desire to head to a gym? Gymmboxx is the answer to your monetary issues! The cheapest gym franchise in Singapore(aside from the neighbourhood ActiveSG gyms that offer no trainers), Gymmbox is a worthy investment if you’re not looking for much, especially if you’re a student or a senior.
Outlets: 6 classic outlets at Bedok, Bishan, Bukit Batok, Century Square(Coming Soon), Keat Hong and Kebun Baru. 1 standard outlet at Kampong Ubi, 1 signature outlet at Kent Ridge.
Price: About $60 to $70 a month for adults, depending on the length of membership. Students and seniors pay $45 to $55 a month. $30 joining fee.
Facilities: Swimming pool and sauna at the signature outlet, some outlets open for 24 hours.
Classes: Small Group Training, Piloxing Knockout, Yoga, Abs Butt Thighs Training, Zumba, Body Sculpting, Pilates, Pump 45
4. True Fitness
True Fitness offers a ton of classes to suit your needs, at a rather affordable price. As with other gyms, make sure you’re able to utilise your membership fully as there won’t be any refunds.
Outlets: 8 outlets at Chevron House, Djitsun Mall, Great World City Mall, Harbourfront Centre, NTUC Income Tampines Junction, Suntec City Mall, Viva Business Park, Velocity @ Novena Square
Price: Annual memberships start from $89 a month, student discounts available
Facilities: Steam rooms, rejuvenating lounge, sprint track
Classes: Body Stretch, Bodystep, Bodyattack, Bodycombat, Bodypump, Cardio Sculpt, Cardio Shape Circuit Training, CXWORK, Muay Thai, Multi-Step, Muscle Mania, Piloxing, Power Pump, Sculpt & Abs, Step, TBT, True Body Tone, Beginner’s Dance, Bodyjam, Bokwa, Cardio Dance, Essential Dance, Hot Slim, Jazz, Jazz Funk, K-Pop Dance, KPopX Fitness, Latin Jive, Latin Rumba, Sexy Belly, Sh’bam, U-jam Fitness, Zumba, Cycology, Extreme Ride, ICE, ICE Mambo, ICE Circuit, Interval Ride, Pilates, Anti-Aging Yoga, Bodybalance, Core Yoga, Dynamic Yoga, Flex, Flexi Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Hot Yoga, Pilates Ball, Power Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Solar Flow Yoga, Tai Chi Basics, Traditional Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yang Yoga, Yoga Ball, Yoga Basic, Yogalates
5. Anytime Fitness
The most widely found gym franchise in the world, Anytime Fitness has more than 2000 outlets worldwide. These are all available for you to step in and pump some iron, if you’re a member. Anytime Fitness is a straightforward, no-frills gym to work out in at any time of the day, and is not the place for you if you’re looking for anything extra like classes or nice facilities. However, to be able to choose which gym to go to, even when you’re overseas, at any hour of the day, for $88 a month, is definitely worth considering.
Outlets: 52 outlets Islandwide, members can access any outlet in the world.
Price: From $88 a month
Facilities: 24 hours access
Classes: Classes available at certain outlets