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Gyms in cbd singapore

A first-of-its-kind in Singapore, The Gym Pod makes an ace alternative for fitness enthusiasts who aren’t too keen on breaking the bank on crowded gyms. It’s an air-conditioned, 24-hour bright yellow container gym that fits a maximum of three people at each time. It’s equipped with all your gym necessities like the treadmill, dumbbell rack, and guided weight plate-loaded bar. You can find ’em at locations including Alexandra TechnoPark, Changi City Point, and Amoy Street.

Membership Don’t let its sweet digs at the swanky OUE Downtown Gallery fool you. Rates start from $99 per month for a 12-month membership. Can’t commit? It’s $35 for a walk-in session for non-members.

Want to break a sweat without breaking the bank? These gyms in Singapore not only offer affordable rates that are less than $100 a month but are also as well-equipped as premium gyms with state-of-art fitness gear including everything from cardio machines to free weights. With some dotted around the CBD and the heartlands with 24-hour access, there’s no reason not to gear up for some grind-time-prime-time.

Established in 2010 as a single gym atop a multi-storey carpark in Bedok, Gymmboxx has come a long way since its humble beginnings. The premium yet affordable gym is loaded with well-equipped facilities and resides at seven locations in the heartlands including Tampines, Bedok and Jurong, with 24-hour no-frills access and midnight staff on hand.


Memberships You don’t have to be tied down long-term, either – Gymmboxx’s membership plans range from monthly – ranging from $65 for senior citizens, $70 for youths and $85 for adults – to three months to a year. Alternatively, you can pay-per-entry at $8.

Memberships It starts from $90 per month, giving you 24-hours, seven-days-a-week access to the gym, as well as the use of any of the Anytime Fitness gyms around Singapore and worldwide. Not looking for a monthly membership? Some gyms offer $30 per entry.

Looking for a 24-hour gym in the CBD that caters to your pre- or post-work workout? Platinum Fitness is one for the busy bees. Cosy in size, the affordable luxe gym offers everything you need in a gym – cutting-edge cardio machines, a comprehensive free-weight zone, high-end facilities and various classes.

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This 24-hour state-of-the-art gym is big on the fun factor. Besides its comprehensive range of cutting-edge equipment, it features numerous workout areas and designated zones for you to shake up your sweat session in a comfortable environment, regardless if you’re a beginner or an experienced fitness enthusiast. And if you need the extra push, its team of friendly and pro trainers is ready to assist, with one-on-one personal training sessions available too.

Gyms in cbd singapore

Recommended by Goh Jo-Lin, Deloitte Audit Senior

Recommended by Teo Zhihao, Deloitte Audit Associate

Are you too fit to quit? Our staff recommends the top 3 gyms in the CBD area for you to work out and stay fit!

“I go to True Fitness 2 to 3 times a week and in times when I want to be extra hard-working by working late and still maintain my fitness, I will take a short break from work and head to the gym for a 1 to 1.5 hours of workout. I visit the nearby branch at Chevron house which is a 15-minute walk away from the Deloitte Office and also another one at Suntec City Mall. I chose True Fitness as it is cheaper than other gyms like Fitness First. Their equipment is well-maintained for use and they have a variety of classes for different levels. There are 4 main category of classes: Aerobics, Spinning (Cycling), Yoga and Dance. Within each category, there are lots of different classes targeted at different levels and body parts. There is an introduction of new classes every now and then and the classes are in groups. Group exercise is one of the most effective ways to keep in shape. Members can help to push one another and most importantly, you can go with your friends who will keep you motivated! For those who like to swim, the facilities at Suntec City Mall include the use of the swimming pool at Suntec City Mall which is located 1 level above the gym. The $70 package that I pay per month, for a period of 3 years, include the use of all True Fitness gyms in Singapore, the classes and access to swimming pools.”

#2: True Fitness

“To maintain my fitness level, I visit the gym at Fitness First at least twice a week. Although Fitness First is a bit pricey, it is really worth it. The clubs are spacious and brightly lit, and their equipment and facilities are generally better than the others that I have been to too. Plus the great music they play and strategically-placed digital clocks (so you can track your rest time) instead of analog ones – yes, it’s the details that count. Most of their clubs also provide work-out attire and towels, so if on a whim, you feel like breaking out into a sweat or go for a yoga class, you can do so! Oh, and the One Raffles Quay outlet offers a view of the Marina Bay Sands area and the Marina Bay Financial Centre outlet has the best sea-view.”

Recommended by Tian Chuan Yew, Deloitte Tax Senior Manager

“With a few outlets located around the CBD area, its convenience is appealing to people working in the area like me. I have been visiting the recently-opened branch at 100AM Shopping Centre near the office about 3 to 4 times a week. There are attractive corporate rates available for Deloitte employees (I pay $150 per month for my package). One is spoilt for choice on what workout to do as the gym boasts so many types of equipment and classes for working executives from all walks of life to join. Spin, Yoga, Zumba, Body pump, Body balance, group exercises and more. You even get access to the Amara Hotel pool if you would like a tan or swim. There is also a steam room in the changing area and a members’ corner which provides complementary drinks like coffee, tea, other dispenser drinks, as well as computers and newspapers for members to rest and relax before, in between or after a workout. They also have a smaller gym in Capital Tower, a 5 minute walk from the office.”

#1: Fitness First

Recommended by Brynner Loke, Deloitte Tax Senior and Deloitte Dragon boat captain

“I exercise at Vivafit at Tanjong Pagar (near Tanjong Pagar Market). The activities at Vivafit fit into my busy schedule and they also provide very personalized services. On the first visit, they will provide a fitness test where they measure your height, weight, BMI, body fat percentage, etc. They helped me set a realistic fitness goal and monitor them closely. After every workout, they will revisit the fitness goal, updating me of my progress thus far. If I skip training or lessons, they will actually call to check in on me. This reminds me to work out and keep fit even during the busy peak period. They have a 30-minute power circuit training that I can squeeze in before going to work or during lunch break. The 30-minute work-out combines hydraulic machines and recovery platform and the staff will guide you on how to use them. Sometimes, I will opt for fun classes like Pilates or Zumba. After a quick and efficient workout, I am all recharged, refreshed and ready to get to my daily routine. Did I mention that it is also a woman-only gym? No more sweaty muscle men that intimidate me at the weights or bench press area! I feel very much comfortable and at ease at Vivafit. The price worked out to be around $95 a month with a commitment period of 12 months/24 months. Fret not, there are always promotions on Groupon such as $38 for a month of unlimited circuit training and classes at Vivafit. You can start off by signing up for a 3-classes trial at only $49 today!”