Cheapest Gym Memberships in Singapore (and Alternatives) for All the Fitness Aficionados
It’s a new year and time to live a healthier life. That not only means eating healthier but also striving to lead an active lifestyle with proper exercise and physical activity. For most people, it can be hitting the gym regularly. For others, it means getting as much physical activity in their daily lives.
However, you choose to imbibe an active lifestyle, let our guide to the cheapest gyms help you do this. Don’t worry if hitting that treadmill or exercise machine if not for you. We also include cheap alternatives to the gym for you to keep fit and to stay fit.
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1. ActiveSG MyActiveGym
ActiveSG is a nationwide movement for the promotion of sports for a better living. And behind this movement is a network of sports facilities and programmes that help individuals and families achieve an active and healthy lifestyle. Singaporeans of all ages and permanent residents can become members of ActiveSG for free.
Once a member, you can have access to all their facilities which include gyms and swimming complexes. You can also sign up for ongoing programmes if you are interested in a particular sport. For gym-goers, there are 20 gyms to choose from, depending on what is closest to you. Best of all, it offers the cheapest fees for use of gym facilities. Adults who want access to any of the locations during all opening hours only need to pay $300 for a year, or $30 a month. Students and senior citizens get a special discount.
- Locations: 20 gym facilities all over Singapore
- Opening Hours: Varied. Check website for details.
- For more information, check https://www.myactivesg.com
If you are looking for a gym that offers personal training services, it is best you check out private gyms such as Gymmboxx. It has seven outlets all over the island and according to most reviews, Gymmboxx has the best weight training equipment available. They have three membership categories – Standard, Classic and Signature, which range from as short as 3 months to as long as 12 months. If you are not too keen on membership, you can also opt to go for their pay-per-entry rates.
A 3-month plan for Classic membership will set you back $210, while a 12-month plan is $720. Special discount prices are available for youths and seniors. If you have extra money to splurge, you can invest in a personal trainer for $599 for 10 sessions.
- Locations: 7 gym facilities (1 Standard, 5 Classic, 1 Signature) all over Singapore
- Opening Hours: Varied. Check website for details.
- For more information, check https://www.gymmboxx.com
3. Anytime Fitness
Anytime Fitness is true to its name – you can go to the gym any time of the day, as their outlets are open 24/7. In Singapore, they have 38 outlets for you to choose from, making it quite convenient for you to shed off those unwanted pounds. With a variety of equipment available and your access key, you will have no more excuses not to go. Memberships start at $88 a month, and with options to sign up for 6, 12 or 18 months.
You also get an Anywhere Club access which means you can use any of the thousands of Anytime Fitness gyms all over the world. That also means any of the 38 gyms in Singapore will be yours for the picking. And if you happen to be traveling abroad in a country where there are Anytime Fitness gyms, you can access those too.
- Locations: 38 gym facilities
- Opening Hours: Varied. Check website for details.
- For more information, check https://www.anytimefitness.sg/
4. Dennis Gym
Dennis Gym was set up by bodybuilding coach Dennis Tew. From one gym in Simei to 5 gyms, Dennis continues to promote an active and healthy lifestyle through his gym facilities and his dedicated personal trainers. If you are into weightlifting and bodybuilding, this is the gym for you. Working with their gym specialists allows you to try a customized program that will help you achieve your fitness goals.
With flexible membership packages that allow monthly payments for 6, 12 and 24 months, Dennis Gym promises to combine effective physical training with fun elements. Group classes on muscle toning and combat training are available here, which is not usual in most gyms.
- Locations: 5 gym facilities: Simei, Tai Sheng, Jurong, Yishun, Bugis
- Opening Hours: Mon to Fri – 7am-10pm, Weekends – 8am-8pm
- For more information, check http://www.dennisgym.net
5. Yoga for fitness and exercise
Studies show that yoga, despite its low impact activities, has tremendous effects on one’s physical and mental well-being. It increases flexibility, improves muscle strength and tone and maintains good cardiovascular health. Concentration and balance are also on the list, as yoga helps one focus.
Gone are the days when yoga classes are difficult to come by and are expensive. With many yoga studios and instructors already offering their services in Singapore, it won’t be hard to include yoga into your fitness routine. It will also add some variety to your program for better health.
In Singapore, there are more than enough studios where you can get some Zen-inspired exercise for under $25 per session, which usually lasts for 10 to 20 session. Here is our list, although not exhaustive. For more yoga studios options, check our yoga guide.
|YOGA in SYNC||$23 (10 classes package)||Bukit Pasoh|
|YogaDivas||$23 (10 classes outdoor package)||Botanical Gardens/ Woking Rd|
|Yoga Mala||$22 (20 classes package)||Circular Rd|
|Yoga+||$20 (25 classes package)||Pagoda St/ Arab St|
|Yoga Inc.||$20 (20 classes package)||Guillemard/ Tiong Bahru/ Punggol/ Tampines|
|Alpha Balance||$20 (20 class package)||Duxton/ Thompson Rd/ Bukit Timah Rd/ Sentosa/ East Coast/ Botanical Gardens|
|Vyasa Yoga & Ayurveda||$20 (10 classes package)||Tessensohn Rd|
|Yoga Lab||$20 (10 classes package)||East Coast/ Duxton/ Boon Tat St|
|Yoga Movement||$19 (20 classes package)||Carpenter St/ East Coast/ Orchard/ Robertson Quay/ Tanjong Pagar/ Tiong Bahru|
|Yogabar||$19 (12 classes package)||Far East Shopping Center|
|Akash Yoga||$16 (23 class package)||Bishan Park|
|Outta Hatha Yoga||$15 (10 classes package)||Clifford Square|
6. Dance your way to fitness with 1Fiesta Zumba
Zumba continues to gain popularity in Singapore, especially with groups like 1Fiesta that promote a fun way to shed off some pounds. Since 2010, 1Fiesta has maintained such a high standard in classes with the best Zumba instructors in the city. Aside from standard Zumba classes, they have also ventured into Zumba Circuit, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Body Combat, Piloxing, POUND, Salsation, Strong By Zumba, FatBurn Extreme, Pop Pilates & KpopX.
Since they aim to fill the demands of working professionals, they hold their classes after work hours and on the weekends. So far, they have nine locations in Singapore where one can catch a class or two. Classes only cost $15 per session in most of the locations, except for those that are part of a package. About 80 classes are being conducted every week, so you have more than enough chances to hit the Zumba dance floor.
In addition to the original studio at Waterloo Centre, here are the other locations: Riverside Point, Tampines, Jurong East, Bukit Batok, Bishan, Yiu Chu Kang, Woodlands, and Functional Training Institute. For information on how to book classes, check their website at https://1fiesta.com.sg.
7. Swim away those calories
Do you hate breaking a sweat when you are working out? Then swimming will be perfect for you. Singapore is endowed with many swimming facilities you can take your pick from. ActiveSG, for example, has one of the cheapest entry rates in the city.
Weekends & Public Holidays
Aside from ActiveSG, you can also check the swimming pools under SAFRA. Although they are a bit more expensive than ActiveSG, the entry fees will still be lower than $2. You can find out more through their website at http://www.safra.sg/.
8. Hike your way to better health
Don’t be fooled by Singapore’s cityscapes – it’s not called the garden city for nothing. It has its share of parks and nature reserves, which has the best hiking trails for you to explore. It’s no secret what hiking can do to your cardiovascular health, let alone in strengthening your muscles. Plus, the outdoors can do wonders for your mood.
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve hosts Singapore’s highest peak so you are in for a workout. On your hike, bring along a pair of binoculars as you may catch a sighting of some local wildlife. The Southern Ridges is a connector trail that is 10km long and is full of gorgeous views along the way. You can reach 5 other parks through this trail. Other parks you can add to your list are Macritchie Reservoir Park, Fort Canning Park, Pulau Ubin, Labrador Nature Reserve and many more.
Time to take exercise seriously
Whether you prefer hitting the gym and getting serious workout tips from a personal trainer or dancing those pounds away with Zumba, we have what you need to know about where to go in Singapore. Check out our roundup of gyms with the cheapest membership fees and flexible packages.
For the non-conventional fitness aficionado, if you want to try something new and different, give yoga, swimming or hiking a try. These are often cheaper options to your regular gym with the same health benefits. So, take those first steps for a healthier, more active you this 2018.
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