Best Fitness Activities for Long-Stay Travellers in Singapore

Work Out Like a Local in Singapore

Singapore is home to the fitness-obsessed.
In the country ranked as the fourth healthiest country in the world by Bloomberg, Singaporeans enjoy exercising and working out to burn those calories.
If you’re staying for weeks or months in Singapore, a gym membership may not be the best investment for you.
But thankfully, Singapore’s sunny year-long weather and extensive expanse of public parks and fitness activities makes it easy for you to indulge in your fitness fix after work or on weekends.

1. Run or Bike Endlessly on Singapore’s Park Connector Network

Address Tanjung Rhu Promenade, Singapore and other locations                                                               
Opening Hours 24 hours daily

Love the feeling of wind in your hair? Get your running or cycling highs along Singapore’s extensive network of nature parks.

Singapore's integrated park connector network continually links the island’s jogging and biking paths with major green spaces across the island. Closest to the PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Singapore is the Tanjong Rhu Promenade stretch of the Eastern Coastal Loop. Starting from East Coast Parkway, the Eastern Coastal Loop park connector takes you all the way to Bedok Reservoir to Pasir Ris Park and further on to Changi Beach Park.

You can rent your bicycles using mobile apps services such as OBikeofo, and Mobike. All that is needed is a small deposit. Or just bring your jogging shoes or rollerblades along to get your daily workout in.

Get directions to the Tanjung Rhu Promenade park connector

2. Zesty Zumba with the Health Promotion Board

Address Various Singapore mall locations                                                                                                      
Phone Number
1800 225 4482
Opening Hours
Various hours

If you prefer to exercise with the locals en masse, do check out the Singapore Health Promotion Board’s (HPB) calendar of free fitness activities. They include Sunrise in the Cityi-RunFitness at WorkSundays @ the Park, and Mall Aerobics activities that are free and open to all.

Sunrise in the City, for example, feature yoga, pilates, Zumba, kickboxing, and other workouts which you can join in in the mornings every day at office worker-friendly timeslots. If you prefer the evening timeslots, you could sign up for the Fitness at Work and Mall Aerobics classes instead. If running is your preference, do consider attending the early morning i-Run running clinics led by professional trainers with injury prevention tips.

Workout venues are available at UOB Plaza, Suntec City, and many other places across the downtown area; check HPB’s website for monthly schedule updates.

Get directions to UOB Plaza

3. Try a New Workout at The Sports Hub

Address Stadium Drive, Singapore                                                                                                                
Phone Number +65 6653 8900
Opening Hours Various hours

Located across the river from the PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Singapore, the Singapore Sports Hub has a daily gamut of sports classes for all ages and fitness levels.

Start off with its Experience Sports programme (registration required) that lets you try out fun options such as handball, beach volleyball, basketball, Cardio Blast, and FIT-Stepper for free.

The Sports Hub Gym is also open to public daily from 7:00am to 10:00pm at a standard rate of SGD10 per entry.

Get directions to the Singapore Sports Hub

4. Take a Boat Ride for One or Two

Address 8 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397699                                                                                                
Phone Number
+65 6653 8900
Opening Hours
Mondays to Sundays: 7:00am to 8:00pm
Public Holidays
7:00am to 10:00pm

You can’t claim that you’ve lived on a tropical island without some splashing good fun on Singapore’s waterways.

Fortunately, you don’t have to go all the way out to Singapore’s offshore island Pulau Ubin to kayak, or to splurge on a Singapore River ride. Boat rentals are available at the Water Sports Centre at the Singapore Sports Hub - a mere 5-minute drive or 20 minutes by public transport from Beach Road.

Kayak and canoe rental starts at SGD15.50 per person during non-peak hours and SGD18.00 per person during peak hours for two-hour rides, and pedal boat rental starts at SGD12.40 per person during non-peak hours and SGD14.40 per person during peak hours. We recommend double boats for beginners, and the double pedal boat as a particularly romantic option for you and your loved one!  

Get directions to Water Sports Centre

5. Combine Your Next Workout with Retail Therapy

Address Various malls including City Square Mall                                                                                    
Phone Number
1800 225 4482
Opening hours
Evenings, various dates

Singapore’s sprawling malls are not just places to shop; you can participate in an energetic air-conditioned workout together with the locals.

Begin with an hour-long KpopX Fitness, piloxing, Masala Bhangra, KKardio or Zumba routine, weekly or twice a month at various Health Promoting Malls around the island.

Most mall workouts start at 6:30pm, 7:00pm, or 7:30pm to accommodate working professionals’ schedules. It doesn’t hurt that you can pick up your dinner and groceries on the way home from the same mall.

City Square Mall is the Health Promoting Mall closest to Beach Road. It boasts the honor of being Singapore's first eco-mall with green walls, natural lighting features, and energy-saving elements.

Get directions to City Square Mall

6. Your Home Gym Away from Home at PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Singapore

Address 7500A Beach Road, The Plaza #01-345/346, Singapore 199591                                       
Phone Number +65 6296 2511

If you are a guest of PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Singapore, you can work out right at your doorstep.

Guests staying at PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Singapore enjoy complimentary access to our well-equipped gymnasium and aerobics studio at the adjacent PARKROYAL Hotel on Beach Road. Personal training, hatha yoga, Zumba, Yogalates, kickboxing, Core Circuit and other workouts are available subject to class availability. There is also a St Gregory spa on the same floor, so you can reward yourself with a soothing body massage after working hard to stay fit.

Remember to pack your summer workout gear before you head out to Singapore. Have fun finding your ideal fitness activity!