The best outdoor fitness classes to continue burning calories at
If you feel like you’re living through the nightmare that is the Circuit Breaker yet again, you’re not alone.
As part of a series of tighter measures to curb the growing number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore, the government has recently announced that all indoor gyms and fitness facilities be closed till 30 May.
If you’re thick in the quest of reaching your fitness goals however, not all hope is lost yet. Those who aren’t motivated enough to keep working out at home will find that there are still gyms and fitness studios that have pivoted to provide outdoor classes, so members and fitness enthusiasts can continue to keep fit over the next three weeks. These alfresco classes have all been carefully choreographed to be in line with all restrictions and safety guidelines provided, so you’ll always be in safe hands.
Besides, it’s actually a refreshing change to be in the midst of fresh air and nature. Here are some of our favourite outdoor fitness classes to hit up.
UFit’s four gyms around Singapore might be temporarily closed, but it’s committed to bringing the same passion and energy for fitness outside. So much so that its outdoor PT sessions at the Savitar Tennis Centre at Fairmont Hotel and Tanglin Rugby Club on Turf Club road have everything you might possibly need for a power-packed workout session. Besides kettlebells, weight plates, and agility ladders, expect other necessities like exercise mats, fresh towels, and even ice-cold water to be provided. All you have to do then, is to show up.
Held beside the Asian Civilization Museum, The Jungle’s outdoor classes will be held in groups of five, and will be a mixed level class that’s designed to push your cardio to the limits. Pad work and fight conditioning are incorporated into the training for maximum impact, with creative drills and sequences to push you to your limits, all while you enjoy the waterfront view. Because there will be no sharing of equipment, be prepared to show up with your own gloves.
Designed to build strength and fitness through intense interval training, Circuit Lab’s Boot Camp programs takes cues from military style training, and include bodyweight moves and other dynamic exercises to get you sweating. Each session — held at The Lawn @ Marina Bay — are big on cardio and strength, so expect to burn calories and build muscle within the 45 minutes.
Now a three-storey facility at Carpenter Street, Field Assembly offers strength and conditioning classes alongside mixed martial arts ones to keep you on your toes. Those who wish to continue sweating it out at the Clarke Quay establishment will get to attend its FA360 class on the rooftop, a 45-minute strength and cardio session that will push you to your limits and keep your fitness goals on track.
If you can’t bear to ditch your spin shoes just yet, you’ll want to sign up for Aurora Outdoors, a spin class outside the studio at South Beach Quarter that lets you cycle to your heart’s content. The high-intensity class is suitable for novices and experts in the art of spinning, and comes accompanied with music so you’ll never be bored.