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Improve Your Strength and Conditioning at These Lifting Gyms in Singapore

by Voices Wellness 23 Mar 2021
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Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned weightlifter, these gyms will help you master the snatch, as well as the clean and jerk. By SAMANTHA FRANCIS.

Lifting weights can feel intimidating if you’ve never picked up a barbell before, but for those in the know, it can help build muscle, burn body fat, strengthen bones and joints, reduce injury risk, and improve heart health over time.

A crucial part of strength and conditioning training, which improves athletic performance through mobility, stability, endurance, and power; weightlifting also builds muscle and increases metabolic rate.

Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned weightlifter, here are some gyms in The Lion City worth checking out.

Solitude of Strength

Occupying a quiet but spacious area in Woodleigh park, this is the biggest functional gym in Singapore—great for those concerned about social distancing. Classes are designed for all practitioners, from the multi-level Funcfit with its core basic functional movements to the more advanced Strongman Classics, which teaches the fundamentals of tire flipping techniques. Meanwhile, its signature Base Strength class is designed for those just starting out on their strength training journey.

More information here.

Photo: Elevate: The Barbell Club

Elevate: The Barbell Club

If quality matters, then this barbell-focused gym fits the bill with its fully equipped space and European manufactured equipment. Expect to master the basics and gradually improve your functionality through the basic strength course, which highlights common movements like the squat, the bench press, the deadlift, and the overhead press. Personal training is also available for clients who prefer a structured program, which includes nutritional guidance for a healthy lifestyle.

More information here.

Strength Avenue 

Established in 2016, the gym offers scenic views of the Singapore River from the second floor of a Boat Quay shophouse as you power through your sets. Rooted in the belief that everybody can benefit from becoming stronger, the gym offers private coaching, physique training, strength sports, and more. Clients who prefer working out with friends can join semi-private classes for kettlebell and barbell training, which are delivered in small class sizes to ensure personalised attention.

More information here.

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Convenient for those who work in the Central Business District, this gym operates out of two branches that offer both strength and conditioning classes. Aside from HIIT classes and technique-focused classes for beginners, there’s also Structure+, which teaches the basics of using barbells, dumbbells, and kettlebells. Those looking for more technical proficiency in the snatch and the clean and jerk can join the Barbell Club, which is led by a former coach of the Singapore Weightlifting Team.

More information here.

The Strength Yard

Located in a shophouse along Joo Chiat, the gym is home to nine lifting stations fully equipped with Olympic barbells, Eleiko metal plates, gymnastic rings, resistance bands, and more. Seasoned lifters can train on their own in the open gym, while newbies can join a week-long beginner’s course that will educate them on the ins and outs of Olympic weightlifting. Each 90-minute class is designed to help both novice and intermediate lifters improve their form and technique under proper guidance.

More information here.

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