Keeping fit in Singapore
If you’ve seen my Instagram you would know I’ve taken up a bunch of classes all over the city (well not literally). The reason for me finally making exercise a habit rather than a chore is Singapore.
People here love to workout and at any given time I find people running or cycling by the river (even at 4 am). This in my opinion stems from various reason. One, the weather, it’s summer all year round which makes you want to go out and enjoying the sunshine. But also there is rain, which brings cooler days which makes working out in the outdoors easier. The other reason I think is the compulsory national service for men. After they finish the two year service, they have to go back for a few weeks every year.
Moving from outside to indoor actives, there are traditional gyms, yoga and fitness studious, trampoline parks, martial arts practices, dance classes and so many options to choose from. Even with the pandemic and the constant lockdowns, new workout places keep popping up every few weeks. While some have the old school monthly membership and registrations fees, many give you the flexibility to book a trail classe, pay per class and packages with designated number of classes to use across all the activities they have on offer. I prefer such places, because I get bored of the same exercises and love switching up my workout routines.
Lastly, the Health Promotion Board aka HPB offers a host of free classes in associations with various studios all over the city. If free classes aren’t an encouragement to get fit, I don’t know what is! [Well maybe a super fit and sexy instructor ;)]. These classes fill up super quick, so booking them in advance is the key.
And if you re in the mood to splurge you can always get a personal instructor and dietician, a simple google search will give you a plethora of options to choose from.
So what are you waiting for? Step away from the screen right now and get some exercise.
Stay fit and stay safe!
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