Because Working Out Is A Pain, These 6 Unconventional Gyms Are Making It Fun To Burn Calories

Tired of going to the gym or need a change from your usual HIIT sessions?

Keeping fit can be a dud, and sometimes, switching things up can be a big help, especially when you’re losing steam keeping up with your fitness routine.

If you’ve hit this point, here are some other fitness classes you can sign up for. Not only will you have a blast, you’ll also burn some major calories! Don’t settle for the mundane, because there is a world of exciting fitness alternatives out there!

1. WeBarre

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WeBarre is the first boutique barre studio in Singapore. With a range of  dynamic programmes such as WeBarre Fundamentals, WeBarre Signature Multi-Level and WeBarre HITT, these sessions will help you find your inner poise and grace.

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If you’ve never heard of barre, it’s basically a full-body workout that blends together ballet techniques, yoga, pilates and strength training. Classes involve plenty of isometric contractions, pulses, and plies to an upbeat music playlist.

Suitable for people of all fitness levels, consistent practice of barre can make your body leaner and more sculpted!

If you like the sound of that, hop on down for a class. Don’t worry, no leotards and tutus are required.

86B Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088507
Opening Hours: Daily, 7.30am – 9pm
Price: $38 per class

2. SURFSET Singapore

Drawing inspiration from the adventurous spirit of surfers, SURFSET Singapore focuses heavily on the core with a fun and engaging workout.

They offer three different fitness programs to maximise an individual’s potential: SURFSET Balance, SURFSET Core, and SURFSET Sweat.

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SURFSET Balance is an introductory program that familiarises you with the motion of the board, while also focusing on flexibility, core strengthening, and body control.

After mastering the board, move on to either SURFSET Core or SURFSET Sweat. The former focuses on building core strength, while the latter places emphasis on building aerobic capacity and fat burning.

If you’ve always wanted to try surfing, or want that lean, strong surfer bod, sign up for a class!

SURFSET Singapore
Address: 454B Joo Chiat Road,3rd Storey, Singapore 427667,
Opening Hours: Daily, 9am – 8pm
Price: $35 per class

3. Aquaspin

If regular spin class is not challenging enough for you, Aqua Spinning may be the way to go.

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Aquaspin has revolutionised aquatic training by adapting land-based exercise programs for the water. They have combined regular sports such as running, cycling, body weight training, and aerobics with the benefits of water resistance training.

An aqua spin class will put you through various types of intensive pedalling exercises. Far from just splashing about in the water, just one session will allow you to burn up to 800 calories!

Aqua Spin
Address: Polo Club, 80 Mount Pleasant Rd, Singapore 298334
Opening Hours: Daily, 8.30am – 9pm
Price: $50 per class

4. BBOUNCE Studio

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BBOUNCE Studio screams “Singapore’s Hottest Hybrid Workout!” on their website, and we can see why. They offer a range of comprehensive strength and cardio workouts on TRAMPOLINES. Unleash your inner kid as you take on their fitness classes. 

BBOUNCE Studio’s founders, Joel Tan and Leslie Kwok (both former national swimmers) emphasise low-impact and fun exercises that improve lymph flow while purging toxins from your body cells.

If you’ve been putting off fitness for the longest time, BBOUNCE is an excellent first step to get back into shape.

Address: Polo Club, 80 Mount Pleasant Rd, Singapore 298334
Opening Hours: Daily, 8.30am – 9pm
Price: $50 per class

5. Pulse by Virgin Active

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Picture a club with the lights out, where the club anthem is booming – except everyone is in activewear. That’s essentially what Virgin Active offers.

Pulse is a class that involves high energy dance moves, during which you can burn up to 500 calories. In addition, each participant will hold a bright fluorescent glow stick in each hand to illuminate the dimmed room.

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Here, you’ll hardly feel like you’re exercising, and you’ll work up a sweat before you know it!

Virgin Active
Address: Tanjong Pagar Centre, 7 Wallich Street, #06-01, Singapore 078884
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 6.30am – 10.30pm; Sat – Sun & PH: 8am – 8pm
Price: $43.50 (Weekly)

6. Bungee Dance Workout by Dancevault

You may or may not have seen this new workout popping up on your Facebook feed – Bungee Dance Workout offered only by Dancevault.

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Described as a full workout, this low-impact workout is recommended to anyone who’s looking for cardio and muscle toning movements, all in one session.

Fun fact: The insanely strong and durable bungee cords are able to support up to 2500kg, so people of any size and weight can be rest assured they’ll be safe during their workout.

Address: 135 East Coast Road, #02-01, Singapore 428820
Opening Hours: Daily, 9.30am – 10pm
Price: $22 per class

Consistency is key when it comes to maintaining an active lifestyle.

But of course, it’s only normal to get lazy and to lose motivation, especially when your workouts start to become routine and monotonous.

In these instances, switch things up with any one of the unique fitness classes available in Singapore! Not only are they fun, they’re also physically challenging – your body will surely thank you later for it!

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