Looking for an exercise class that doesn't wallop you for big fees every month? We've found some affordable, short term and drop-in membership options for busy mums…
If you’ve spent time during the pandemic exercising alone or with the kids and want to continue living a healthy lifestyle, you might want to consider joining a gym in Singapore! But when gym memberships make us commit to a regular, often expensive, monthly payment, which gives us zero flexibility? We often end up out of pocket and feeling guilty when we don’t manage to get to an exercise class on a remotely regular basis. What we need as mums in Singapore are affordable and convenient gyms that fit with our busy parenting schedules.
Et voila: we give you the fitness centres and gyms in Singapore where drop-in, short membership options and wallet-friendly classes are the names of the keep-fit game. Strap on your trainers, parents!
Affordable gyms in Singapore for busy mums
1. The Gym Pod
Looking for some privacy to do your workout any time of the day? The Gym Pod’s got your back. Book the entire gym for yourself at any of the pods across the island – you’ll only have to pay $7.50 (non-peak hours) or $9.50 (peak hours) for a 30-minute session. Once booked, the gym space is all yours. No crowds, no prying eyes, no sharing of equipment. You can personalise your workout routine down to the light settings and the music. Not keen on working out solo? You can bring a friend or your personal trainer along.
The Gym Pod, multiple locations across Singapore
If you’re a citizen or a PR here in Singapore, then ActiveSG definitely needs to be on your radar. Set up to encourage the nation to live a better life through sport, Singaporeans are encouraged to sign up for a free membership and receive a $100 credit which is valid for a year. Once you’re up and running, the whole island potentially turns into one big exercise platform – which is why we think it’s one of the best and most convenient affordable gyms for mums in Singapore. There are programmes for all ages (kids too), from Aqua Aerobics to Taijiquan. Whether you fancy a team sport, a swimming lesson or just a good long sweat in a gym, there is something for everyone – just download the app and start booking!
ActiveSG, various locations
Here’s another gym that offers a pay-per-entry option. All you have to do is download iGym’s mobile app, top up your mobile wallet, and you’re on your way to a fitful workout. The best part? Entry is only $6 for the first hour, with $0.50 for the subsequent 30 minutes. No joining fee or membership needed here.
iGym, #B1-228, Blk 272 Bishan Street 24, Singapore 570272 and #02-02, Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre, 756 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534626
4. HomeTeamNS Fitness Workz
You’ll be fit ‘n’ fab in no time by taking advantage of the drop-in options at one of the four HomeTeamNS Fitness Workz studios dotted all over the island. Equipment is geared for complete cardio and strength training workouts, and if you’re a member, it will cost you just $5.35 to walk in (non-members from $8.60). There are also affordable monthly options from $53.50 for three months of workouts, and if you head to the Bukit Batok branch, you’ll find a steam room and pool too.
HomeTeamNS Fitness Workz, locations at Balestier, Bedok Reservoir, Bukit Batok and Khatib
5. SAFRA EnergyOne Gym
Safra’s EnergyOne gym is another affordable option that you can look into. Sure, it costs a little more compared to other gyms – entry rates are affordable for Safra members at $8.75, however, it costs nearly double at $13.10 for guests – but there are nice amenities, such as jacuzzis, that you can use. We recommend paying per entry if you decide to go to this gym – the membership plans tend to change around every few months, we heard.
SAFRA EnergyONE Gym, several locations across Singapore
6. Platinum Fitness
For a spot of lunchtime or post-work fitness, head over to the spiffy digs of Platinum Fitness in the CBD area. There’s plenty to keep you fit in this 24-hour gym, and no pressure to sign up for personal fitness sessions. We love that the classes are based on the popular HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) concept.
Platinum Fitness, #B1- 04/05, OUE Downtown Gallery, 6A Shenton Way, Singapore 068815, #02-118 Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933 and #01-23, Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995
With multiple Singapore locations from Bedok to Jurong and everywhere else in between, you’ll find a Gymmboxx to suit for sure. The gym equipment is available to use 24 hours a day, and it also has personal training options. There are various membership plans available – get in touch to talk through what plan suits you and your budget best.
Gymmboxx, various locations around the island
8. Anytime Fitness
This gym needs no introduction. With one in almost every estate, Anytime Fitness dominates the 24-hour gym scene in Singapore. Rates vary depending on location, amenities, and membership type. Be sure to check out the gym of your choice for the most accurate and up-to-date information. Psst, note that you can start accessing other gyms after the first month of your membership.
Anytime Fitness, multiple locations in Singapore
9. The Yoga Mandala
Add some zen into your life by taking a little time out for weekly drop-in yoga sessions at The Yoga Mandala. We’ve tried and tested this one and love the bright, cosy studio and super-friendly instructors, and the fact we can pay as we go ($220 for a package of 10 classes). There are also yoga instructor training classes if you want to take your love of yoga to the next level.
The Yoga Mandala, 134B Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068600
10. F45 Training
If you fancy high-intensity interval workouts with fast, proven results, check out F45 Training, a gym experience that has been a big hit with folks everywhere. You’ll be doing circuit workouts, strength and functional training and plenty of other cardio and resistance exercises that’ll tone your muscles. They’ve got gyms in almost 40 locations across Singapore, and offer several short-term, no-commitment affordable options for you to enjoy their classes. F45 prices vary depending on the location of your studio (starting from just $7 for seven days).
F45 Training, multiple locations islandwide with varying price points
11. Dennis Gym
Head over to any branch of Dennis Gym and try a three-month membership to give you a chance to work out whether keeping fit at a gym really is something you can factor into your life. Do your own thing by using the gym equipment, employ a personal trainer to whip you into shape, or try one of the great classes (muscle toning sounds like something we definitely need) happening across all four locations.
Dennis Gym, several locations across Singapore
12. Field Assembly
With two locations in Clarke Quay and Holland Village, Field Assembly offers strength, HIIT, yoga, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for all levels. The best part? Folks can sign up for an unlimited three-week package starting at just $88. If you’ve been looking for a strong, supportive fitness community you can count on, Field Assembly is the gym you need in your life.
Field Assembly, Levels 1, 3 & 4, 39 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059918; Level 3, 17B Lor Liput, Singapore 277747
13. Neue Fit
Located within the heart of Kallang Wave Mall, Neue Fit is a Martial Arts and Fitness Lifestyle Studio that offers over 130 classes each week – from martial arts classes such as Muay Thai, Boxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to strength and conditioning classes. Aside from its regular monthly membership, Neue Fit also offers short-term membership packages starting from 8 classes to 24 classes – perfect for those looking for a good workout without committing to a long-term membership.
Neue Fit, #02-07, Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628
14. W Social
W Social is the newest wellness space located in Little India that offers meditation, Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga and ancient Indian martial arts, Kalari Payat. Single sessions are going for $18, and you can buy a package of 4 lessons for $48.
W Social, 18 Veerasamy Rd, Singapore 207326
15. Virgin Active
Looking for a premium gym without the premium costs? Virgin Active is decked out with the best-quality equipment and has dedicated spaces for all types of training. With locations all over Singapore, you’re not going to want to miss the free trial or the fact they are offering a 50% discount on annual and two-year memberships until March 2024.
Virgin Active, various locations
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