Staying Fit in Singapore
With the series of COVID-19 restrictions, most of us had to stay fit indoors.
However, now that Singapore is slowly easing back to normal – or the new normal, let us revisit all these fitness centres that may have been collecting dust throughout the lockdown.
For tourists and expats, hitting the gym is not the only way to stay fit in Singapore. Check out these places.
Running, biking or walking around Singapore’s parks is free – and they are open 24/7. Most parks have mechanical fitness equipment that you can use for free as well. Among them are balance beams, pull-up bars, sit-up benches or stretch bars. These parks are everywhere.
Some of the parks with exercise corners are:
1. Singapore Botanic Gardens
Located at: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569
2. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
Located at: Bishan Road and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 569981
3. Telok Blangah Hill Park
Located at: Telok Blangah Green, Singapore, 109178
Other parks that are quite popular among cyclists and bicycle enthusiasts:
4. East Coast Park
Located at: East Coast Park Service Rd
5. Changi Beach Park
Located at: Nicoll Drive, Singapore 498991
There are plenty of reservoirs spread out across the island. You can comfortably jog, hop, skip, do cartwheels here without worrying about cars running your over. Enjoy some of the best nature views, fresh air, and peacefulness in general at these places:
1. MacRitchie Reservoir
MacRitchie Reservoir is undeniably one of the most popular places to “get fit” and “get lost” in the peacefulness of nature. Showers and toilets are available here, so you don’t need to worry about freshening up. Lockers are available too. It is one of the most preferred places to hike, jog, kayak or go fishing.
Located at: The junction of Lornie Road and Thomson Road.
2. Bedok Reservoir
Bedok Reservoir is quite popular among the running community in Singapore. Approximately 4.3 km in total distance, you can get run your self-inflicted distance with a beautiful view.
Located at: Bedok Reservoir Road, north of Bedok New Town
3. Pandan Reservoir
Another popular spots among runners is Pandan Reservoir. The running loop is estimated to be at 6 km. It is also quite popular for rowing and is home to the Singapore Rowing Association’s home.
Located at: Junction of West Coast Road and Pandan Gardens
Aquatic buffs, rejoice. There are a lot of public swimming pools in Singapore that are under $5. In addition to these public swimming complex, you can try the following:
1. OCBC Aquatic Centre
It rose to fame during the 28th South East Asian Games 2015.
Located at: Singapore Sports Hub, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397718.
2. MOE (Evans) Swimming Complex
This is also a famous competition spot among Singaporeans.
Located at: 21 Evans Road
Hotel and Condo Gyms
Most hotels in Singapore have gyms and fitness centres. Some are exclusively for its guest. Condominiums in Singapore are expected to have fitness centres as well. Treadmill, weights, you name it.
In addition to that, most hotels and condo have outdoor pools for quick laps.