Bored with the gym? Like running outside, but need motivation from others? Let’s get you outside, for all the fantastic fitness and recreative classes Singapore has to offer – in the parks, in the water and on the street!
Hot and humid, but the great weather, makes Singapore an obvious place to do your exercise outdoors all year round. Challenge yourself with these 10 great outdoor classes, the more you scroll, the bigger the challenge!
You love swimming, but are the endless lanes of breast strokes and free style getting a little monotomous? Perhaps doing a biking class in the water could shake things up while shaping you up! You can work hard, without getting sweaty + you get the added the benefit of the water pressure on “problem” areas, as well as protection for your muscles.
Aqua Spin operates at three locations in Singapore and at various fitness levels.
STAND UP PADDLEBOARD
It’s been a trend for while now, exercising your balance, endurance and strenght on a board – all while floating on water with wind in your hair. At SUP at Tanjong Beach in Sentosa, they can quickly teach you the basics of stand-up paddling in a couple of lessons – you can even book at family session! If not too comfortable standing, why not mix it up with more fitness and horizontal exercise – SUP also offer group yoga and pilates on the board!
Now, Singapore might not offer the best surf, but if you want to train and get ready for the real thing or just want to have fun outside, Wave house will simulate your Bali beach. As a beginner this can be your chance to learn without the fear of being thrown over by a massive tube, and instructors are on site to help your with the technique or improve on your skills.
Ever thought of sightseeing in your own city while getting exercise? Always been envious of the kayakers that effortessly glide past you on the river? This could be you! get a 3 hour orientation or take a 2 day kayaking course, and you’ll be certifed to rent a kayak for yourself in Singapore and watch Gardens By The Bay from an entire new angle!
If James Bond can, you can. Even though it’s been 12 years since Daniel Craig did his stunts in Casino Royale, doesn’t mean you can’t jump, flip and fly over railings on the Singapore streets! At Superfly Monkey Dragons they teach both kids and adults how to cross those inner boundaries and master the mind and body – all while getting fit!
Perhaps you skated as a kid, or you’ve always dreamt of reaching those ramps on wheels? And did you know, that not only are you having fun outside, but skateboarding actually improves flexibility, endurance and precision + it gives you an overall body workout! You don’t need to be street to roll the streets, just try it with experienced skateboarder Pham Tan:
It might not be a street sport – but you’ll probably feel pretty street and daring, when you venture up the climbing walls of Singapore. And not only will it test your courage, but it will help your muscular strength and endurance, so trust that rope and get outside and climb! There’s a long list of indoor climb sites, but at two locations you can breathe the fresh air while ascending in Singapore!
The Cliff in Jurong
Safra in Yishun
PARKS + PUBLIC SPACES
In the past five years, there’s been a boom in outdoor fitness classes in Singapore and pioneers like UFIT have expanded rapidly with 80 sessions a week, 11 types of bootcamps in 12 locations in Singapore. In the bootcamps, the instructors use you the environment to push your fitness and often change locations midway for you to enjoy new scenery in Singapore’s beautiful parks. However, Ufit is by far the only player, so check out the many links for alternative sessions below.
BLOOM’N’FIT (for mums and bubs)
If you’d like a good bodyblast with full power, but not necesarily the type to join the ring – there’s plenty of options for you outside. You get the gloves, you do the fighting, but you avoid the blood at these high intensity fitness classes. Check out Body Temples Puff + Punch classes in Tanglin or see the boomcampers that also cover outdoor boxing below.
New yoga shalas are popping up everywhere, but so are the outdoor yoga classes! Whether you are are into company run classes, privately run meet-up sessions or just want to join a pop-up event out of curiosity, there should be something for you at any of these providers:
The Golden Space
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Also read: WHY SHOULD I EXERCISE OUTSIDE?