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.
|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 OBike, ofo, 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.
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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 City, i-Run, Fitness at Work, Sundays @ 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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!