Gym quickies: Workouts you can fit into your lunch hour
When all you want to do at the end of the work day is hit the bars or sink into bed, it’s hard to start an exercise regime. Well, we decided our health is at least worth 30 minutes a day, so here are some lunchtime workouts you can squeeze into the workday to refocus for the rest of the day:
Photo: Ritual Gym Holland Village
Located at Clarke Quay, Singapore’s newest martial arts school FaMA (Fitness and Martial Arts) offers Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu across different levels, catering to anyone from complete beginners to competitive fighters. Their 30-minute lunchtime workout, FaMA Fitness, is an easy-to- follow fitness class features martial arts techniques and they are offering a 1-week unlimited trial for all their classes.
FaMA is located at 3A River Valley Road, #02-03 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020, p. +65 6352 0992. Classes run from Mondays to Saturdays during lunchtime and evenings.
Only offering fast and effective 30-minute sessions, Ritual Gym has gained a cult following of the time-starved city folk. Each day’s workout programme is randomly picked by a computerised system, and difficulty of the exercises of the day ranges at Level I, II or III, making it adaptable for different people. Personal attention of the trainer is pretty much guaranteed since each trainer only takes on five to six people. A one-week unlimited trial at Ritual Gym goes for $50.
Ritual Gym is located at 11 North Canal Road, #03-01, Singapore 048824, p. +65 6536 7291 and 17b Lorong Liput, #02-01, Singapore 277747, p. +65 6463 4690.
With a name like ‘Midday Madness’, you can’t expect this 30-minute workout to be too easy. Perfect for those who want to lose fat and gain muscle, trainers will make use of bodyweight, kettle bell, and dumbbell exercises. Each class has a maximum capacity for eight people, so you’re sure to get the personal time and attention you deserve from the trainer. Book a one time trial with Level Gym here or try out their unlimited trial for a week at $75.
Level Gym is located at 137 Telok Ayer Street, #01-03, Singapore 068602, p. +65 6222 4766. Midday Madness happens on Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 1230pm.
Looking for a different type of fitness routine in the CBD area? Try out Impact MMA’s Cardio Muay Thai session. Definitely a full workout that also teaches you the fundamentals of Muay Thai., the 45-minute class targets the core of your body, with a focus on coordination.
Impact MMA is located at 3 Shenton Way, #03-06A Shenton House, Singapore 068805, p. +65 6223 8275. Cardio Muay Thai happens every Mon-Thurs at 1215pm & 1pm.
The great thing about signing up with a larger gym like Virgin is their variety of 30- or 45-minute lunchtime classes ranging from a more mellow class like Restorative Yoga class to their rigorous fat-burning class, Body Pump™. Not too sure about committing long-term? Here’s a little tip: go for a one-time trial with a friend who’s already a member or request for a free tour through their site.
Virgin Active Gym is located at One Raffles Place, Level 6, Tower 2, Singapore 048616, p. +65 6908 7878, and 7 Wallich Street, #06-01 Tanjong Pagar Centre, Singapore 078884, p. +65 6908 8920.
This story first appeared on City Nomads.