9A Trengganu Street 058463
What is it: Row Revolution is the first studio in Singapore dedicated to indoor rowing. The hip studio is located in a converted shophouse above the tourist crowds in Chinatown, a short walk from Chinatown MRT station.
The experience: Jump on one of 12 state-of-the-art Concept 2 ergometer machines and try rowing in a small group setting. As well as learning the basics of body position, you’ll be taken through a 50-minute Dynamic Row session, which includes stretching, warm up, a main row, core exercises and a 1500 metre crew race down the Singapore River. The workout is set to music and lights to inspire power strokes and trainer David Han is on hand to provide guidance and encouragement. A more advanced Power Row class is also available, which emphasises technique and includes a five-minute benchmark test each session. After class, rowers are sent their class stats, which makes it easy to monitor your performance and progress.
Best for: Anyone looking to push themselves beyond the standard group workout. Rowing offers unbeatable cardio, kilojoule burn and a low impact, full body workout.
Classes: Mon-Thurs 7pm / Thurs 12.30pm / Sat 1pm (private classes available on request) Lockers, towels, water and showers provided.
71 Amoy Street 069890
What is it: Athlete Lab is a unique indoor cycling experience, using real bikes (not spin bikes) with proper gears and groupsets to replicate the outdoor road biking experience.
The experience: The team at Athlete Lab will fit you onto their Adjustabikes, which are the kind used by pro riders and Olympic athletes. If you’re a newbie you’ll do a Functional Threshold Power (FTP) test to make sure you’re training at the right intensity. Then choose from five key cycling sessions ranging from 45 minutes to one hour. These vary in structure, from steady fitness rides to explosive power workouts. You can also watch accurate real-time data on big screens, including your power metrics, heart rate and cadence. These stats will automatically update to Strava or Trainingpeaks as soon as your ride is complete.
Best for: The Lab welcomes anyone interested in cycling for fitness, from beginners to elite athletes. Our ANZA Cyclists are regulars! Check it out with a free introductory ride.
Classes: Open 7 days a week. Morning, lunchtime and evening classes are available from 6am-7.30pm. Towels and shower facilities provided.
Move Academy Singapore
43 Carpenter Street #02-01 059922
What is it: MOVE Academy Singapore offers parkour, mobility and strength classes for kids to adults (and even some spritely seniors!). Participants conquer everyday obstacles through jumping, climbing, vaulting, rolling, swinging, balancing, crawling and running.
The experience: This group class is led by experienced instructors who will take you through the basics of parkour in an outdoor setting, with an emphasis on safety and proper technique. Groups meet up in locations across Singapore – from Clarke Quay to Bishan, Dhoby Ghaut and Kallang. Expect to be leaping small walls, climbing on railings, jumping stairs, and more. You’ll be having tons of fun while working on strength, mobility, balance, and body control.
Best for: Anyone interested in a sport that combines the outdoors, with adventure and athleticism. Parkour is also a tight knit and friendly community, so it’s great if you’re looking for new friends.
Classes: Meet-ups happen 7 days a week in the morning, lunchtime and evening. There are lots of classes tailored for pre-schoolers, kids, adults and seniors. Some venues have shower facilities. Check the website for the weekly schedule and locations.
What is it: Aquaspin is not your average water aerobics class. With submerged bikes in a swimming pool, it combines the principles of spinning with the soothing powers of water.
The experience: Bring swimwear and a water bottle and prepare to get wet and tone up. Each session provides a full body workout, incorporating a variety of positions to target specific parts of the legs, arms, and abs. There’s also a variety of speeds to boost strength and cardiovascular endurance. As well as delivering big on cardio and resistance training, it’s low impact as the water supports the joints. It’s splashy, fun, and fast paced, and some of the venues have spectacular views!
Best for: Anyone recovering from injury, or looking for a lower impact training option. It’s also a cooler option for outdoor exercise in this steamy city!
Classes: Sessions are run from Hotel Jen at Orchard Gateway, Swissôtel Merchant Court, Oakwood Premier Oue Shenton Way, Singapore Polo Club on Mount Pleasant Road, and Suntec City. Classes are held in the morning and evening and run from Monday-Saturday. They offer intro classes for newcomers.