The hot and humid weather in Singapore might turn you off from getting your daily dose of outdoor exercise, but there’s no reason for you to say “no” to indoor workout classes when it's available! Pilates is a fine example of an indoor exercise that does wonders for your fitness in terms of improving muscle strength, flexibility, balance and posture. The best part is you can get all these benefits from the comfort of an sheltered, air-conditioned studio – here are some of our top picks!
1. Health Promotion Board’s Sunrise in the City
For people with zero experience in Pilates and are simply looking to try something new, this is the studio to go to get your feet wet at zero expense. That’s right – Sunrise in the City classes are free! All you need to do is sign up with your SingPass ID and book your spots online. These classes are beginner-friendly so you can expect to be working out on mats in a larger group.
22 Malacca Street, #08-00 RB Capital Building (Royal Brothers), Singapore 048980
Focus Pilates are well-known for their reformer Pilates classes, where you get to work with a reformer machine rather than practicing moves on a mat. Their rates are reasonably affordable for an established studio, with prices going at below $50 per session when you buy a package. They also offer trial classes at subsidised rates of $25/session. If you’ve always been jonesing to give reformer Pilates a shot, this is the place to go!
79 Anson Rd, #21-01, #22-01, Singapore 079906
Core Collective upgrades the regular Pilates experience by offering a holistic range of wellness services, including sports massages and chiropractic services. Here, you can get your fitness and therapy fix in the same place – the incentive to exercise has never been higher!
Novena Medical Centre, 10 Sinaran Drive, #09-33, Singapore 307506
Galaxis, 1 Fusionopolis Place, #01-04, Singapore 138522
6 Raffles Quay, #11-02, Singapore 048580
Parkway Centre, 1 Marine Parade Central, #13-02, Singapore 449408Top of FormBottom of Form
Some of us may prefer taking private classes or have more specialised needs than just merely getting fitter. Breathe Pilate caters to these needs through its private and small group classes (group sizes don’t exceed six people) that focus on special areas of fitness such as fat-burning or pre/post-natal workouts. The classes here will definitely offer more tailored benefits than generic fitness-improvement classes.
5. Absolute You
2nd Floor Peranakan Place, Orchard Rd, 178A, Singapore 238845
6A Shenton Way, #02-01 OUE Downtown Gallery, Singapore 068815
Combining Pilates with some cardio is a great idea to maximise the training experience from your classes; Absolute You is the place to go for if you are looking for such sessions! You will have the opportunity to work up a sweat with some rhythmic cycling, along with a healthy dose work on their reformer machines. This studio is also great for newcomers as every session has a 30-minute foundation section to introduce you to the function of the reformer.
The weather in Singapore may get a bit overbearing at times but don’t let that stop you from hitting your fitness goals, especially when there are so many great Pilates studios in the city. Pilates is an excellent activity for improving your fitness in many different areas, so start checking out those studios ASAP!