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Tried and tested: 4 new HIIT gyms in Singapore

The Peak reviews Barry's Bootcamp, Ritual, Crubox, and Uppercut Boxing.

With the burgeoning fitness scene and countless photogenic gyms about town, it seems more people are jumping on the #fitspo bandwagon to sculpt their best Baywatch body. No need to spend hours at the gym, either. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is designed to give you the more gruelling workout in the least amount of time possible. Alternating intense anaerobic bursts with short recovery periods, you don’t need more than an hour. We went undercover to check out the trendiest HIIT gyms on our radar.

  • Barry's Bootcamp


    Verdict: Highly intense, total body training for the determined athlete

    Bring: Workout attire, running shoes

    If you’re not afraid to get shredded, check out the latest HIIT spot, imported from Los Angeles and boasting members like Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian. Expect a certain flashy flair as you walk into the swanky new gym – from the loud LED-lit logo at the entrance to the signature Red Room. First-timers get a detailed rundown on their user-friendly Woodway treadmill control system for speed and intensity settings.

    They weren’t joking when they said you could burn up to 1,000 calories in just 50 minutes. Between interval-based cardio (short sprints and uphill tracks) on the treadmill and circuit strength training, their Original HIIT Workout could really get your heart racing. With treadmills and benches arranged in extremely close proximity, it’s easy to get competitive with the person right next to you. If you’re not much of a runner, the Original Double Floor strength training classes target specific muscle groups.

    It sounds intimidating, but as you move along to high-octane music in the ambient Red Room, it’s really just you against yourself. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned fitness goddess, the key is to pace yourself and set realistic targets. Feel beat after your workout? They’ve got an in-house Fuel Bar with a menu of 18 delicious shakes to choose from.

    #03-03, 18 Robinson Rd. Tel: 8666-0303.


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