Need an extra dose of workout motivation? Sweat it out at these new gyms in town. By SAMANTHA FRANCIS.
Forget about New Year’s resolutions, the best time to strive for your fitness goals is right now. If you’re not a fan of traditional gym memberships and exorbitant fees, consider checking out these two newly opened gyms. Designed to suit the needs of pandemic-era gym-goers, these establishments offer flexible class booking systems and results-driven personal training programmes, coupled with online nutrition tracking.
An alternative to major fitness chains, Superfly Studios operate as boutique studio spaces that offer more than 50 popular workout types like hot yoga, aerial yoga, Pilates, aerobics, dance, as well as Les Mills exercise classes.
More unusual class types are also available, such as EMS functional training, which utilises the latest electro muscular stimulation technology to work over 350 muscles in 30 minutes. Students who prefer one-on-one attention can book private yoga classes to deepen their practice and expand their repertoires of postures under the guidance of experienced teachers.
Instead of being tied down by annual fees and monthly memberships, customers can book their preferred classes without a long-term commitment. Classes run from 6:30 am to 10 pm daily at an affordable rate of S$19.50 per class. To book a class at either of its two studios—Robertson Walk and Shaw Centre, gym-goers can simply download the Superfly App.
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Located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District on Shenton Way, the new gym is a fitness playground that allows freelance personal trainers and their clients to call home. The 6,000 square-foot space works in tandem with an online platform that lists freelance personal trainers, who are vetted by the Freedom team.
How this works is that trainers have the option to pay by the hour or buy a package ranging from S$20 to S$30 per hour, with no extra commission to Freedom; and their clients can access the gym without a membership, paying their trainers directly for services. The gym boasts top-of-the-line equipment such as Arsenal Strength Gym Equipment, a Knoxville-based strength equipment provider renowned for their equipment and gym design, as well as the premium range from Kabuki Strength, Prime Fitness USA, Watson Gym Equipment, and Eleiko.
Aside from personal training, the gym also collaborates with Wafuken, a homegrown sous vide-themed restaurant, to offer nutritional meals. Members can take control of their nutrition and track their macros online, with the freedom to select the protein, vegetables, and carbohydrates, and add-ons to suit their needs.
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