Bootcamp workouts in Singapore: Everything you need to know about this exciting fitness programme

The fitness scene in Singapore has never been more exciting, with new fitness programmes and trends popping up everywhere. If you are bored of the regular gym sessions and looking for ways to spice up your fitness routine, bootcamp workouts may be the answer.

Not sure what a bootcamp workout entails? Read on to find out what it is, what benefits you can get, who should go for it, and where to find the best bootcamp workouts in Singapore.

What are bootcamp workouts?

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True to its name, bootcamp workouts are inspired by the kind of setting and exercises found in military training camps. They are conducted in groups led by professional instructors and are often outdoors. Each session lasts around one hour.

Different bootcamp workouts will have different training programmes, but generally they include a mix of calisthenics (resistance training using one’s own body weight such as push-ups, pull-ups, etc) and cardio in a circuit style environment. As such, they require very little equipment.

What are the benefits of bootcamp workouts?

Regardless of the specific exercises, bootcamp training is designed to give you a full-body workout, building up strength and endurance while being a fun way to sweat off some calories. The intensity of the exercises makes bootcamp workouts a very efficient way to burn off calories.

The HIIT (high intensity interval training) nature of the workout also brings amazing cardiovascular benefits, strengthening your heart and lungs as well as lowering the risk of heart diseases and high blood pressure.

Many bootcamps are conducted outdoors, in parks and gardens, which makes it particularly attractive for those want to spend more time in nature or are looking for a break from their usual gym.

The group workout setting also gives bootcamps a social atmosphere that is missing when one works out on their own at the gym or at home.

Who should go for bootcamp workouts?

The incredible health benefits of bootcamp training make it an ideal workout for anyone looking to mix up their fitness routine.

However, as with all fitness programmes, do exercise caution and check with a medical professional before engaging in the activities, especially if you have existing medical conditions.

Bootcamp workouts aren’t the most intensive training out there, but their exercises do require a fair amount of strength and stamina that can prove challenging if you are new to fitness, are pregnant, or have certain health issues.

Do inform the instructor of your health conditions so they can advise whether you are fit to participate.

How to know which bootcamp workout is right for you?

Most of us will do some form of online research before starting any fitness class. However, nothing beats having a face-to-face conversation with the class’s instructor, who will be able to give you first-hand information on everything you need to know and advise on whether the class is right for you.

Here is a checklist on what you should look out for:

  • What is the training programme? Does it involve more strength training or cardio?
  • Is the training programme aligned with your fitness goals?
  • What are the exercises included in the programme?
  • What is the difficulty level of the exercises?
  • Where is the class conducted?
  • How long is each session?
  • Who is the instructor? What qualifications do they have?
  • What do the reviews say about the class?

What are the best bootcamp workouts in Singapore?

1. Rebel Boot Camp

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Rebel Boot Camp incorporate military training techniques and sport conditioning into their training programme to push your stamina and physical strength to the limit.

The exercises are challenging but fun (there’s mud involved!) and invigorating at the same time.

Where: The Lawn @ Marina Bay
When: Mon, Wed and Fri – 7pm

Where: Tanjong Rhu Field
When: Mon, Wed – 8pm, Sat – 7.30pm

Where: Kallang Practice Track
When: Mon, Wed and Fri – 6.30pm

2. FuelFit

Looking for a fitness programme with a positive and supportive environment? FuelFit is for you. Founder Saudi Tan started this bootcamp as an alternative to the gym, which can be an intimidating space for newbies.

FuelFit’s workouts are designed to be challenging yet engaging, with motivating instructors and a friendly atmosphere that will keep you coming back for more sweaty fun. They have various programmes for both men and women, with prices starting from SGD189/month.

For enquiries or registration, call 9691 0204.

Where: WaWaWa Bistro, 901 Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 479266 (Nearest Building)
When: Mon and Wed – 7.15pm

Where: Compassvale Ancilla Park, 282 Sengkang East Avenue, Singapore 542282 (Nearest Building)
When: Wed – 7.45pm,  Sat and Sun 7.45am

Where: 160 Punggol Central, Singapore 820160
When: Tue – 8pm, Sat and Sun – 7.45am

Where: Block 575A Woodlands Dr 16 Singapore 731575
When: Mon – 9pm, Wed – 8.30pm

Where: Block 607 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 Singapore 560607
When: Wed and Fri – 10am

3. Phyzique

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Phyzique offers a group fitness class called “Fitter”, a circuit based training program with a focus on full body strength, cardio, core and flexibility. The class is designed to suit any fitness level so worry not if you are a beginner.

To sign up, visit here.

Where: 8 Claymore Hill, Dance On Us Studio, Singapore 229572
When: Tues and Fri – 9.15am, Sat – 3pm

4. UFIT Bootcamps

UFIT Bootcamps allow you to not only train with some of the most experienced team of trainers but also breathe in the fresh air at some of Singapore’s most beautiful nature scenes.

They offer a variety of bootcamp workouts depending on your fitness goals: BURN, BUILD, BOX, BURN RX, RUN, YOGA, METCON and HIIT.

For more information on the locations and class timings, visit here.

5. Better Bodies Boot Camp

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Better Bodies has been around for over ten years, and their enduring popularity is testament to the quality of their bootcamps. The training is scalable for all fitness levels. Just talk to the instructor and they will make sure to tailor the exercises to suit you.

Classes start from SGD30 per session for drop-ins, or SGD150 (once a week for six weeks).

For enquiries or registration, visit here.

Where: The Ministry of Education, 21 Evans Rd Singapore 259366
When: Mon and Wed – 7am, Tue – 7pm, Thu – 6.30pm

Where: Regency Park, 3 Nathan Road, Singapore 248726
When: Fri – 7.30am

6. Bloom’n Fit

Looking for a fun bonding time with your little one? Bloom’n Fit offers “Strolltastic” women-only classes that encourage participants to bring their babies and children along. No more asking someone to babysit your child while you go for a workout!

Prices start from SGD120 for a six-class credit pack. Get a free trial here.

Where: Singapore Botanic Gargens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
When: Mon, Tue, Thu – 9.30am

7. Momentum Bootcamps

Momentum‘s Signature Bootcamps are a mix of strength and interval training that will get your heart rate going and work your full body.

They also offer a RunCamp with more focus on running drills with strength and core stations in between.

Class packages start from SGD175 for five classes. You can also get a free trial to see if the class is a good fit for you.

Where: Singapore Botanic Gargens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
When: see timetable here

8. Munster Bootcamp

For all the athletes out there, Munster Bootcamp is a sport-focused workout that is tailored according to each athlete’s individual needs and their respective sport. Sports they have trained include track and field, football, basketball and more.

For enquiries or registration, visit here.

9. Barry’s Bootcamp Singapore

Barry’s Bootcamp is where the original HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout started. The combination of treadmill run and intense strength training, all happening in their iconic Red Room, will help you burn over 1000 calories every session.

For enquiries or registration, visit here.

Where: 18 Robinson Road, #03-03, Singapore 048547
When: various timings daily

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