Gyms in Singapore are back in business this week as community measures are eased from today (Aug 10). It’s pretty clear-cut for individuals who are fully vaccinated (that is, two weeks after you've received two doses of an approved Covid-19 vaccine), as well as those who are not but hold a valid negative pre-event testing result: you can basically pop in to any gym for a workout.
But all is not lost if you’re partially-vaccinated and waiting on your vaccination status on TraceTogether to change. There are still gyms that you can go to.
These fitness studios cater to all members — both fully vaccinated and those who are not — with different measures. While some choose to implement a mask-on policy across the board, others have different classes open to different members, depending on their vaccination status.
GFX Group Fitness
What: Pay-per-class fitness classes that range from low-intensity (Pilates, yoga) to mid-intensity (BodyPump, TRX and Zumba) to high intensity classes (indoor cycling, BodyAttack, BodyCombat).
Who can go: From Aug 15, regular indoor classes resume. There are mask-on classes that are open to all, both vaxed and non-vaxed folks; fully vaccinated gym members can also attend mask-off classes.
GFX Group Fitness is at #B2-01 Change Alley Mall, 30 Raffles Place. More info here.
What: Over 360 yoga classes weekly across five studios.
Who can go: Open to all members, regardless of vaccination status, but masks must stay on at all times. Mats and props provided but attendees must bring their own full-sized towel to lay over studio mats.
Yoga Movement has five locations islandwide, including its Orchard Rd flagship at #02-01, 6 Handy Road. More info here.
What: Indoor and outdoor yoga classes across three locations.
Who can go: Partially vaccinated participants can go for mask-on studio classes at 6.30pm on weekdays and 1.30pm on weekends, available until end of August. For all mask-off classes (indoors and outdoors), only fully vaccinated participants are allowed. The studios operate on a bring-your-own-mat policy, regardless of vaccination status. All changes take effect from Aug 12.
Yoga+ studios are at Pagoda Street and Tanjong Pagar, Yoga+ outdoors is at Fort Canning Green. More info here.
What: Pilates mat and reformer classes
Who can go: All members welcome regardless of vaccination status, but masks must be kept on during classes.
Focus Movement is at #08-00 RB Capital Building, 22 Malacca St. More info here https://focusmovement.sg/.
What: Barre, Pilates group classes.
Who can go: Non-vaccinated folks have the option of low-intensity mask-on classes in the studio, but have to bring their own mats (look out for ‘BYOM’ classes on the class schedule). Meanwhile, high intensity, mask-off equipment classes have resumed and are open only to vaccinated individuals.
Upside Motion is at #02-03, 32 Armenian St. More info here.
What: Gym and group fitness classes that run the gamut from RPM and boxing to Pilates and barre.
Who can go: Unvaccinated members can still participate in Virgin Active’s outdoor classes, which includes SkyPark Yoga at Marina Bay Sands. Vaccinated members can access all in-club facilities and equipment from Aug 11.
Virgin Active has six locations including One Raffles Place Tower 2, Level 6, and Paya Lebar Quarter Tower 2, Level 4. More info here.
Photos: Yoga Movement, Facebook/GFX, Yoga+, Focus, Upside Motion, Virgin Active Singapore