8 Fun Fitness Classes For Ladies Who Cannot Cardio For Their Life

If going for a run or hitting the gym isn’t your cup of tea, welcome to the club. We can all admit that we’d rather stuff our faces with Doritos while watching reruns of Friends.

If you’re having trouble keeping to your New Year’s resolution of leading a healthier lifestyle, here’s a list of fun fitness classes for you ladies who might be intimidated to workout in a gym full of alpha males.

Grab your girlfriends and sign up for these classes. Who knows you might just find working out fun again!

Goodbye Gyms, Hello….

1. CruCycle

Raise your hands if spin bikes are your go-to equipments at the gym. This spin class takes your regular cycling to a whole new level!

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This boutique indoor cycling studio located on Duxton Road, offers a series of high energy, full-body workouts held in a dark candle-lit room.

If you’re someone who loves to blast your music while working out, CruCycle is perfect for you as it fuses cool music, working out and energetic vibes all around!

CruCycle provides a range of classes with different levels. So if you’re new to spin, don’t worry they have classes suited just for you.

Address: 68 Duxton Road, Singapore 089527
Price: $50 (For first timers, 2 classes), $215 (5 classes, 1 month validity)
Contact No.: 
6509 8880
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Learning from a male instructor for the very first time may be intimidating however at Juggernaut Studio, be prepared to be trained by Singapore’s First Female Professional Boxing Champion, Nurshahidah Roslie.

Kickboxing is known to be one of the most effective and efficient workout to keeping fit.

If you ever wanted to learn combat-sports without the fear of getting hit or to just simply get out of your comfort zone, Juggernaut Studio is the best place for first time rookies!

Juggernaut Studio
Address: 57 Boat Quay, Singapore 049846
Price: $180 (1 month), $510 (3 months)
Contact No.: 6920 7515

3. Clubbercise

Have you ever wondered why clubbing isn’t considered a form of exercise yet? Dancing the night away in your six inch heels should really be considered an Olympic Sport.

Dance fitness Clubbercise has come up with a dance routine called Pulse. Done with lights out, you get to hold a glow stick in each hand as you dance to electrifying club music for 45 minutes.

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An instructor will guide you through the moves but feel free to improvise if you’re really feeling the beat.

If you’re an awkward person and you have two left feet, don’t worry. The room is dark. Barely anyone will notice your dorky dance moves!

Clubbercise By Virgin Active Tanjong Pagar
Address: Tanjong Pagar Centre, 7 Wallich Street, #06-01, Singapore 078884
Contact No.: 6908 8920

Clubbercise By Virgin Active Raffles Place
Address: Tower 2, One Raffles Place, Level 6, Singapore 048616
Contact No.: 6908 7878

4. Aerial Hoop

For those who are not afraid to fly, this may just be the perfect workout for you.

Aerial Hoop is considered an art form that requires strength, flexibility, balance, control and grace to master.

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Aerial and Floor provides classes that will increase your muscle strength, tone your body especially the core. So if you’re looking at toning your body and gaining muscle strength, this is the class for you.

Also if you plan on joining the circus some day, you can learn how to perform aerial acrobatics while being suspended from a hoop mid air!

Aerial And Floor
Address: 7B Trengganu Street, Singapore 058461
Price: $38 (1 class, 1 week validity), $240 (8 classes, 2 month validity)
Contact No.: 9677 7948
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If you’re new to the barre scene, you can try out their Fundamentals class which offers you a taste of Barre in an intimate setting and a slower pace, while hardcore workout junkies can opt for the Webarre HIIT class which pushes limits and burns calories.

Get ready to tuck, lift and plié your way through this class.

WeBarre Tanjong Pagar
Address: 86B Tanjong Pagar Rd, Level 2, Singapore 088507
Price: $40 (1 class, 2 weeks validity), $355 (10 classes, 4 months validity)
Contact Number: 6221 5539

WeBarre Telok Ayer
Address: 5A Stanley Street, Level 2, Singapore 068724
Contact Number: 6221 9256

WeBarre Clarke Quay
Address: 39C North Canal, Level 4, Singapore 059295
Contact Number: 6535 0104

6. Aqua Cycling

Get wet, tone up and get fit!

Aqua Cycling is a water-based fitness craze which has you spinning on a stationary bike submerged in water.

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This form of exercise is highly effective at burning 3 times more calories than regular land based exercises. Time to combat those cellulite!

Aqua cycling classes organised by Aquaspin, is designed to give you a full body workout and helps strengthen your core, back and upper body all at the same time.

All you pregnant ladies out there, if you’re looking to keep fit throughout your pregnancy, this aqua cycling classes are perfect for you!

Due to the buoyancy of the water, less strain is put on your back, hips and other parts of your body.

Best part, being in a pool means you won’t be a hot sweaty mess after an intense cycling workout.

Aquaspin YWCA
Address: 6 Fort Canning Rd
Price: $50 (1 session), $180 (4 sessions)
Aquaspin Shangri-La

Address: 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350 
7. Pole Dance

Think pole dancing is easy? Well, think again.

Pole dancing is an exciting way to get fit. SLAP (Singapore Lap And Pole) Dance Studio offers classes that delivers a great cardiovascular workout, strength training, fun dance routines and acrobatics.

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It’s a perfect way to break out of your comfort zone and try out something new for the year. For just $15, treat yourself and a girlfriend to an hour workout class filled with a bit of striptease, lap and pole dance!

Professionally trained instructors at SLAP conducts classes suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced pole and exotic dancers. So don’t worry if you have no prior experience.

SLAP Dance Studio
Address: Robinson Square, 144 Robinson Road, #17-02 (reception), #10-01, #11-02, Singapore 068908
Price: $100 (10 sessions)
Contact No.: 6636 4622
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All you need to do: Step on a mini trampoline and jump your way through exercises choreographed to chart-topping music.

Even NASA scientists have proven that bouncing on a mini trampoline is 68% more effective than jogging and yet requires less effort!

The principles behind the programme are aimed at High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) to maximise the most effective fat burning process in the cardio section. Say hello to toned legs and flat tummy for days!

Boogie Bounce Xtreme Singapore
Address: Various ActiveSG Sport Centres

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CruCycle: When Hardcore Cycling Meets A Dance Party

CruCycle is a whole new ballgame for a workout. It is indoor cycling to upbeat music! I have been going to CruCycle ever since it first opened its doors more than a year ago. To me, it’s a dance party, cue untz untz untz.

The music


CruCycle has the best mixes in the house. Expect a healthy combination of the latest remixes. There’s even music that you can sing along to while pulsing it out on your bike. There are even themed rides you can sign up for – nostalgic 90s, gangsta rap etc. – you name it, they’ve done it.

The best part? The music-themed rides you can sign up for – nostalgic 90s, gangsta rap etc. – you name it, they’ve done it. Kinda feels like a party more than a workout!

The concept


CruCycle is modelled after the ever popular SoulCycle in America. Each ride is a 50-minute spin session with weights and abs in between.

CruCycle works around a “wolf pack” mentality. Everyone in class rides together to the beat of the music, leading with the right leg first.

To stay with the pack, you’re encouraged to follow the pace of the instructor and keep rhythm throughout the class. Everyone rides to the same beat, pretty cool uh.

The workout


Most of the time you’ll be off your saddle. You’ll need a good amount of coordination to ride to the beat, especially when hand movements are implemented. The basic dance (we’re kidding!) moves include:

  1. Pulse. With your hands at the top of the handle bar, you drop your elbows with each beat.
  2. Push. Extend your elbows outwards to do a push up over the handle bar.
  3. Tap back. Reach your bum as far back as you can, arms straight and extended.
  4. Sexy corners. Swaying your body over all four corners of the bike

Of course, there’s also the killer sprints where you’ll have to be off your saddle and pushing to the finish line for eight counts, 16 counts or more. This part of the class kills me the most – that’s when it stops feeling like a dance party, and more like a workout.

But you do get a rest at the halfway mark where you get to sit back down for abs and arm workouts. 0.5kg, 1kg or 2kg – you choice. I usually go for the 1kg which can be a challenge when you’re pulsing with your arms extended for a good minute or so.

The ab workout is super effective. I never fail to feel the burn the next day!

The music distracts you from your trembling muscles. So, enjoy the break before it’s time for you to get your bum off the bike again. You’ll have to lead with the left leg for the remainder of the workout.

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With such great music, CruCycle often feels like dance party more than a killer workout. However, don’t be fooled. The aching muscles at the end of the day will convince you that CruCycle is like a dance party and a workout!

68 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089527
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Bounce Your Way To A Stronger Core And Toned Muscles – Trust Us, It’s SUPER Fun

If you’re in search of a sure-fire way to shed those pounds, smoothen out nasty cellulite, and have crazy fun all at the same time, BBOUNCE it out! BBOUNCE was opened only a few months back by former national swimmers Joel Tan and Leslie Kwok. It is the first of its kind in Singapore!

Bbounce in Singapore – Hybrid Rebounding

BBOUNCE is known to laypeople as “the trampoline thing”, though not to be confused with free-and-easy trampoline parks. BBOUNCE requires so much more than being an energizer bunny. The workouts in this studio are in fact called Hybrid Rebounding – an intense cardio session that is two times more effective than running.



In addition, it also helps in toning muscles and building up core strength. You are forced to keep your core tight to gain momentum and maintain your balance.

Disclaimer: a strong core is not necessarily determined by whether or not you have a six-pack, so don’t feel demoralised if your abs have not made an appearance after your tenth class!

However, you can trust that your core has indeed become stronger – and a strong core is extremely important in helping to protect the spine!

Our experience

The fun begins when you grab a pair of 1kg weights (or 2kg if you’re up for the challenge) and pick a trampoline. If you bring along a bunch of friends just like I did, the class will be more fun and less painful. My first class was a beginner’s class called BBOUNCE Lite, where all of 50 mins was spent on the trampoline.

Other classes such as Hybrid Rebounding, BBOUNCE’s signature class, has you on the trampoline for 30 mins. You’ll spend the rest of the time off the trampoline, working your way to your dream bod.

We were lucky enough to have the founder, Joel, push us to our limits during our first beginner’s class. Joel mentioned that a single class can burn up to an insane amount of 500 calories. Indeed, he worked us hard to reach that goal. We bounced to the rhythm of club hits and Mambo beats (who could forget Zouk’s iconic Mambo nights).


The class became tougher when hand movements and weights were incorporated, and when we were instructed to shuffle our feet. The friction between my shoes and the trampoline net made my quads work extra hard. My core was burning from making sure that my feet stayed within the confines of the trampoline.

The workout wasn’t just a test of stamina, but also a test of coordination – and boy did it feel good to be in sync with the music. My total calorie count at the end of it all: 352. I blame my lack of stamina for disallowing me to lift my feet off as high as I wanted to. However, I do see how 500 calories is possible if you gave your hundred percent.


Tip: Wear flat-soled shoes or cross-training shoes instead of running shoes. Running shoes are designed to make you go forward, but at BBOUNCE, the only way is up.

176 Orchard Road #06-09, The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843
Tel: 6262 2273
Website F45 Training In Singapore: The Most Intense 45 Minutes Of My Life

F45 Training In Singapore: The Most Intense 45 Minutes Of My Life

Somewhere between HIIT and Crossfit lies F45, a 45-minute-long functional training programme that has recently hit our shores early this year. The F45 fitness franchise was first developed in Australia, and has since taken the rest of the world by storm with its fast-paced full-body workout.

F45 – 45-minute-long functional training programme

If you ask me, I’d describe it as HIIT with a little more equipment than you bargained for – expect to get up close at personal with TRX straps, free weights, bosu balls, kettlebells, spin bikes, pull-up bars, rowing machines, prowlers, sledge hammers and sandbags. You could also say that it’s a less intimidating version of Crossfit. The focal point is not to attain a personal record in an overhead squat but to complete as many reps as possible in each station.

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Themed exercises

Each day is dedicated to a different workout so if you’re a regular, you can be sure that you’ll be working a different muscle every day of the week. The workouts are themed and playfully named – Brooklyn (MMA- and boxing-based), Romans (resistance-based), Quarterbacks (agility- and pylometrics-based). Saturday’s Hollywood class ends off the week with a bang; combining resistance and cardio exercises across a whopping 27-stations in a mere 45-minutes.


These themed exercises are different each week, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised as soon as you step foot into class. At each station, each set of workout ranges from 35- to 55-seconds, with a 10- to 20-seconds rest between sets or stations.

The timings and workout videos will be flashed on a screen at the front of the room for instructional purposes. The trainer, Cat, walks around the room to correct our forms while spurring us on.


My experience

My first class was Quarterbacks. There were three pods and three stations in each pod – that’s nine different stations altogether. Sounds like a manageable handful? Think again. Each station within each pod has to be completed twice (35-seconds workout, 10-seconds rest), and once all nine stations have been completed as a team, we had to repeat everything for one last round.

The workouts for that day included chest press, pull ups, push ups, weighed lunges, kettlebell lifts and prowler pushes – just to name a few.

I started to grow pale as soon as I hit my second round. I felt like I was on the verge of throwing up my non-existent breakfast (maybe I should have had a bite before leaving the house). But I soldiered on. I tried to shift my focus to the specially curated, upbeat F45 playlist in an attempt to drown out the agony I was in.


Before I knew it, the 45mins was over. Even though I found myself hobbling up the stairs as soon as my muscle soreness kicked in, it was totally worth it because I knew that I had emerged stronger.

F45 trainings have proven to be a test of endurance, cardio capacity and strength all at once, so expect to feel aches in parts of your body that you’ve never known could ache. If you’re up for the challenge, F45 offers a two-week trial for you to have a taste of painful pleasure before you commit yourself to become a regular.


Tip #1: To avoid disappointment, make a booking online or on the F45 app prior to coming to class. Classes can get pretty full – even the 6.15am ones!

Tip#2: Hop over to Do.Main Bakery (266 Tanjong Katong Road) after class for kickass pastries. It’s only a stone’s throw away!


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This article is brought to you by Discover SG x Collette Miles

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