The gyms might be closed but this year can still be your fittest yet with our list of bootcamps and gyms that are taking it outside to keep you in shape!
T’was written in the stars that May the fourth would bring with it a force this year — it was announced that Phase 2’s stricter measures would be re-enforced to curb the spread of what seemed to be a budding wave of COVID-19 cases.
Closure of Gyms & Fitness Studios With Tightened Safe Distancing Regulations
Update: Since 4 May, there have been further tightening of exercise regulations. According to Today Online, multiple groups of two (up to a maximum of 30 participants) will still be allowed for organised programmes and classes, anti-mingling rules apply and groups are to be must three metres apart. For instances where masks have to be removed due to high intensity, only two people are allowed in the same space. For those reasons, a couple of the gyms have since moved their outdoor workouts online till 13 June.
“Higher-risk settings such as indoor gyms and fitness studios will be closed, as people are often unmasked and in close proximity for extended periods in a small enclosed space.” My heart dropped. Did this mean the return of YouTube workout sessions and Zoom yoga meetups? Well, yes, those are available. However, as always, the gyms saw the hand that they were dealt and up-ed the stakes in the form of outdoor bootcamps, gyms and workshops.
1. SunBae Beach Bootcamp
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Shake up your weekend by popping over to AJ Hackett Sentosa for a workout with a view. If you’ve a personal fitness goal in mind, you can be sure that SunBae will help you achieve it — the outdoor bootcamp includes a bunch of exercises that will help build stamina and strength whilst reducing any weaknesses that might lead to sports-related injuries. The best part? It’ll be a whole lot of fun! So don your cutest beach-ready workout gear and get ready to sweat.
Sessions start from S$35 and you can register here.
2. Circuit Lab Bootcamp
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Sweat it out in the heart of the Marina Bay Financial Centre with Circuit Lab’s outdoor bootcamp. Come prepared for a 45-minute dynamic military-styled workout that will get your heart and muscles pumping. These bootcamps are constantly being switched up by their various trainers so you’ll never know what you’re going to get — warm ups, interval training, bodyweight moves or intense explosive exercises.
Sessions start from S$20 and you can register here.
3. UFIT Bootcamps
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With eight different strokes for different kinds of folk, UFIT has something for everyone. There’s the popular BURN for cardio-enthusiasts, BUILD for muscle-growth, HIIT for strength training and conditioning, METCON for a tyre-flipping full-body workout, RUN for Usain Bolt-wannabes, Tennis BURN as well as Yoga. No matter which you choose, you’re in good hands and in for a great time!
Sessions cost 10 credits (S$35) and you can register here to get a free first class!
4. Work Out By The Beach
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Get some fresh air (from a safe distance) over the weekend with Sentosa’s collection of beach workouts. There’s a free Muay Thai session where you’ll be guided through the basic combat techniques (do remember to book this two weeks in advance to schedule a spot!). Otherwise, bring your own mat and take it easy with Sentosa’s line up of Yoga classes by Urban Yogis — available for an hour at both sunrise or sunset.
Sign up for Yoga or Muay Thai at Sentosa here.
5. R10T Out
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Shifting out to their open-air deck, R10t now offers a workout with a view! This new arrangement includes seven different combinations of HIITs and yoga for you to choose from. Just remember to check out their schedule and book in advance to secure a slot!
Sessions start from S$30. Find out more here.
6. Revolution Outdoor Spin
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Not only is Revolution renting out their bikes so you can now spin at home, but they are also taking these ride classes outdoors! Now situated at Fraser Towers Roof Garden, the spin class might feel a little different but it’ll give you a good workout all the same!
Sessions start from S$20. Find out more here.
7. Mobilus Singapore
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Mobilus Singapore will be shifting three of their fitness programs outdoors! Choose between MobFIt, a strength and conditioning class, MobEngine, where you’ll be essentially biking rowing and skiing, as well as Yoga.
Sessions from S$41. Find out more here.
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Update: Due to the tightened measures, Level has since shifted their classes online. Virtual classes will be running till 13 June. If you’ve already booked a class pack, no worries! They have extended it till the end of the year.
Find out more here.
BONUS: Hari Raya Community Workout
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Nestled in what was once Telok Ayer Hong Lim Green Community Centre is this governmental initiative that aims to keep the community healthy despite the pandemic. Space out the feasting this Hari Raya with a community workout in between the festivities. They’ve even got shower facilities in the building so you can clean up after the workout and head on back to the delicacies — guilt-free.
Safely Engage In Your Sweaty Pursuits
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With most gyms pivoting out of their studios and into the streets, you’re all set for that summar bod. Better still, make every session count by purchasing your passes or credits with your YouTrip Card — use promo code <BLOG5> to sign up and receive a free S$5 in your account.
Top banner image from Sentosa.