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Fitness and Sport for Expats in Singapore

Submitted: March 2014


Singapore boasts of having a vibrant sporting scene due to its many world-class facilities, which include the world’s only Formula 1 night circuit (the Singtel Grand Prix). There are many sporting opportunities on offer for you to try such as dancesport, golf, shooting, jogging and biking to name a few.

There are also many private sports or country clubs around the island which offer sophisticated facilities, gyms, swimming pools, gold courses and spas. These clubs encourage their members to keep fit and network at the same time and are often oriented around niche sports, for example;

  1. Singapore Polo Club – Horse riders will enjoy the polo field and he outdoor arenas. There are many other amenities such as swimming pool, tennis courts, bars and restaurants.
  2. The American Club – This club has facilities which also cater for children. At this club you can enjoy swimming pools, bowling alley, squash courts, gyms, tennis courts, restaurants and a library.
  3. Tanglin Club – This club offers a children's playground, swimming pool, multi-purpose hall, hair salon, health spa, libraries, card room, gym, squash courts and a billiards room.
  4.  Singapore Cricket Club – this premier sports and social club has facilities that cater to the following sporting activities: tennis, squash, netball, hockey, darts, cricket, bridge, bowls, billiards and snooker, soccer and rugby.




When you move to Singapore you will find that yoga classes are immensely popular, with studios, classes and instructors to be found with relative ease. If you are interested in trying out yoga as a beginner or if you are more experienced and wish to continue your yoga regime, you can check out some of the yoga classes/ studios below:

  1. True Yoga (www.trueyoga.com.sg)  - Classes are sorted from beginner to advanced or multi-level. Opening hours are from 7am to 11pm and they offer 35 types of yoga, hot yoga, Pilates and dance classes in 9 specialist studios. Online booking is available.
  2. Pure Yoga (www.pure-yoga.com/en/singapore/) – Classes are sorted from beginner to advanced, and each classes lasts for either 60 or 90 minutes. There are 5 studios and over 150 classes per week. Private lessons are also available; see their website for more information.
  3. COMO Shambhala Urban Escape (www.comoshambhala.com/singapore)  - Most classes are 90 minutes and are offered 7 days a week. Classes are sorted from beginner to advanced or open to all levels. Yoga, Pilates, gyrokinesis and gyrotinic classes are offered. Private classes are available.
  4. Real Yoga (www.realyoga.com/sg/)



Fitness bootcamps may sound intense and can appear to be intimidating to beginners but they are actually a fun and affordable way of keeping fit. Another advantage is that most bootcamp classes take place outdoors in scenic parks. Instructors are often motivating and there are classes for all levels. If you wish to try something different you can check out some of the bootcamps below:

  1. Fuelfit Bootcamp (www.fuelfit.com.sg/power-heartlands-bootcamp/ ) - This programme is designed for professionals of all fitness levels and combines nutrition work with outdoor fitness. Some locations include Pungool Park, Braddell View, Buangkok and Bedok Reservoir among others. Classes take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7am- 8am. See the website for further information.
  2. Ozfit (www.ozfit.com.sg) - This programme was founded by Australian trainers. Some locations include Sentosa, Marina Bay, Fort Canning and Bishan Park, amongst others. Every location has different class days and times which can be found on their website. There are free trials available.
  3. Get Fit! (www.fitnessbootcamp.sg/) – These sessions are largely informal and cater for beginners to the advanced. Classes last for one hour and are offered in two locations, East Coast Park and Bishan Active. Five sessions cost $32 (US $25.22)
  4. Rebel Bootcamp (www.rebel-bootcamp.com/) - This programme incorporates military training, speed, sports conditioning and strength. There are five different locations with varying dates and times.
  5. Better Bodies Bootcamp (www.bootcamp.com.sg/)  - This bootcamp caters for all ages and fitness levels and focuses on core conditioning, agility and strength training. Classes are held at the Botanical Gardens and the NUS on Evans Road. The cost of the classes are $150 (US $118.23) once a week for 6 weeks; $240 (US $189.17) for twice a week for 6 weeks or $300(US $236.46) for unlimited sessions for 6 weeks.




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