Fitness In The City: The Best Places To Work Those Muscles In 2018
1/5 Barre To Bar at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
If you’ve always admired the poise and grace of a ballerina, it’s not too late to start this year. A workout inspired by the movements of ballet, barre classes can help you achieve a dancer’s body with seemingly tiny—but extremely tedious—movements that strengthens your core and hard-to-target muscles. Working with American ballet company The Joffrey Ballet, JW Marriott has made Behind the Barre workout videos available at their hotels and resorts. If you are really committed, take part in JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s monthly Barre to Bar package, which takes you from a morning workout at the hotel to a champagne brunch at Beach Road Kitchen. You deserve the treat!
2/5 Wellness membership at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Whether you need a quick workout before work or a midnight swim, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore’s Wellness Membership gives you access to its 24-hour gym, spa facilities and sprawling 25-metre outdoor pool. With an extensive range of fitness equipment—treadmills, elliptical machines, cross trainers, exercise bikes, boxing bags and resistance bands—there’s something for everyone, from stretching to strength and core training. The best part? The membership grants you a privileged rate on spa treatments for some post-workout pampering, and you’re also entitled to the spa facilities available, including the mineral pool, saunas and lounge.
3/5 Rhythm cycling at Absolute Cycle
Instead of a booze-powered dance-off at the club, burn your calories at Absolute Cycle for an adrenaline-pumped workout. The first of New York’s rhythm-cycling programme to hit our shores, Absolute Cycle champions a rhythm-centric version of spin classes—with movements choreographed to a playlist of 11 songs per session. The playlist is carefully curated according to BPM, so you’ll be able to exercise each of your muscle groups and switch between fat burning, endurance training, and metabolic conditioning in a span of 45 minutes. But with the upbeat energy, neon lights and heart-pumping playlist of EDM, house, and hip hop, it’s a lot more like a fitness party than a strenuous workout.
4/5 Aqua-boxing at Still Boxing
Forget the heavy sand-filled bags you are used to in Muay Thai training. Aqua-bag boxing is the latest high-intensity interval training (HIIT) concept in Singapore which utilises a water-filled punching bag—hence the name—for a full body workout. Said to stimulate a human contact punch more than the traditional sandbag, aqua-bag boxing is a safer way to work your muscles and burn some calories along the way. Held at Still, Asia’s first aqua-bag boxing studio, you’ll find yourself in a darkened studio room illuminated by neon lights and upbeat pop music to fuel your adrenaline. The programme includes cardio, strength-training, and muscle-toning.
5/5 The Trip at Pure Fitness
Should you cycle indoors or outdoors? How about both? Experience Les Mills’ The Trip at Pure Fitness, an interactive and innovative “fitness playground” in the heart of Orchard. The Trip is an immersive fitness concept that takes indoor-cycling to the next level. Cinematic footage with quality sound is projected to the gym-goers in a purpose-built studio, taking them on a journey through steep glaciers, futuristic cities, and race tracks, as the instructor guides the cyclists to synchronise with the music and graphics in a reality-augmenting experience, all without leaving the gym.