Getting Fit on the Job
You do not have to put your fitness routine on hold just because you are travelling for business. Here are four places that offer a workout that goes beyond the treadmill.
Evolve Vacation Program, Evolve MMA
Get fighting fit at Evolve MMA, a mixed martial arts organisation whose Evolve Vacation Program is just for travellers. With a one-week, one-month or three-month Vacation Pass, you can take martial arts classes like muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing and wrestling.
Not a skilled fighter? Don’t worry. The variety of classes there cater to a range of expertise, from complete beginners to those at an advanced level.
Evolve has three centres – in Singapore’s Central Business District, in main shopping belt Orchard Road and in Selegie on the city fringe. Classes start as early as 6.45am and as late as 10pm, which makes it easy for you to pop by before or after business meetings.Visit website
runWestin Concierge Programme, The Westin Singapore
The Westin’s runWestin Concierge programme is one that will take you places.
Under the programme, The Westin Singapore’s Run Concierge will lead hotel guests on a 5km group run around Marina Bay, passing some of the city’s iconic sights including the ArtScience Museum, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, the National Gallery and the Parliament House.
He will also share training advice and offer recovery tips for sore muscles. This workout is suitable for runners of all levels and takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 6.30 am. A running map is also provided for those who wish to take off on their own.
To top it off, the hotel offers loans of New Balance shoes and clothing for a nominal fee to save you from packing bulky fitness gear in your luggage.Visit website
Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Singapore
Achieve inner peace after a high-tension day in the boardroom with yoga classes. At Willow Stream Spa, a range of yoga sessions are offered, such as Vinyasa yoga, a vigorous style based on a continuous flow of postures; Yin yoga, which involves deep stretching and endurance; and Yoga Core, which increases core muscle strength and tone.
The fitness centre also offers pilates, yogalates, aqua fitness, dance fit and combat fit classes. Hotel guests pay a nominal fee to attend group sessions.
The spa’s newly renovated fitness centre also boasts a full range of cardio- and strength-building machines for a total workout.Visit website