It's good to change things up once in awhile and explore other avenues to get your workout. This ensures your body gets a jolt out of routine, and its also a fun and engaging way for you to try something new, and perhaps gain a fresh interest.
Boxing is one of the most popular alternatives that people turn to. It can be intimidating, and is very taxing, but it also comes with a range of benefits you can rarely find outside of your standard gym. For example, boxing increases your overall athleticism, teaches you self-defence, and it can burn about 700 calories and above per hour. That's some serious business.
If you're looking for a place to explore fight sports, there are a number of gyms in Singapore specially catered to that. You can opt to learn boxing, but also its other sibling sports like mixed martial arts, muay thai, Brazilian jiujitsu and such, depending on what is offered.
Here are five of the best fight gyms in Singapore.
Evolve is one of the biggest mixed martial arts gyms in Asia, and has been lauded as one of the best fight gyms in all of Asia by a number of reputable publications, like CNN. It has a stream of international expert fighters as its trainers, including names like Orono Wor Petchpun and Rafael Dos Anjos. They have an intense range of fight sports to explore aside from mixed martial arts (MMA), including kickboxing, jiujitsu, grappling and yoga for MMA recovery. If you're interested in training competitively, Evolve can also help to whip you into shape and tale you to the medal. Get started by booking a trial class online at your preferred outlet.
Evolve MMA is located at PoMo Mall, Orchard Central, Far East Square, and One KM.
Founded by Zoro Moreira, a Brazilian jiujitsu expert and One FC fighter, FAMA is a place where anyone, no matter your fitness level, can come and have fun learning a fight sport. They mostly run muay thai, jiujitsu, and their own selection of fitness classes, so the selection isn't intensive, but it makes for less overwhelming options for newbies. Kickstart your journey by signing up for a one week free trial here.
FAMA is located at #02-03 3A River Valley Road, Singapore 179020.
This is one for those living in the West — Onyx MMA is a dedicated fight gym that specialises in MMA, jiujitsu, boxing and muay thai, as well as strength and conditioning. Onyx is also a place where you can train to get competition-ready, if you're keen, and you can also join their fight teams once you're qualified enough. Their sparring area is pretty large, and is al fresco, making Onyx the place to train for those who don't care about the frills. Sign up for your first free class to find out more.
Onyx MMA is located at 600 West Coast Road, Singapore, 127445.
Impact was founded in 2010 by Singapore's first ever professional MMA fighter, Bruce Loh. He was winning titles for Singapore even before it was popular, and has since been educating interested fighters at Impact. Impact has also produced Royston Wee, Singapore's only UFC fighter, so yuou know this gym means business. It starts of at S$139 a month for unlimited lunchtime classes, increasing to S$288 for unlimited access. Memberships by three, six and 12 month tiers are also available. If you want to train like a combat athlete, then make Impact your choice.
Impact MMA is located at 3 Shenton Way, #03-06 Shenton House, Singapore 068805.
Vanda Boxing is a massive 8,000 square feet fight gym located in the heart of the CBD. They have been in Singapore for 10 years, specialising in kickboxing and muay thai. They've also got training for an event called White Collar boxing, where deskbound professionals undergo 12 weeks training to compete for a grand prize that will go to charity. Vanda fosters a united, family-style environment, while keeping its training intense. Membership starts at $275 a month on a one year contract.
Vanda Boxing is located at 108 Robinson Road #01-01, Singapore 068900.
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