Singapore is an incredible place to live and visit for sports lovers. The city-state is home to hundreds of gyms and training facilities – from big box gyms to niche boutique studios – but it doesn’t stop there! One of the best things about Singapore is the unbelievable number of parks & green spaces, that welcome brisk walkers and athletes alike. If you’re looking to add variety to your fitness routine, here are a few ways to make the most of Singapore’s parks and outdoor spaces.
Most of Singapore’s parks are easily accessible and open 24/7. Most parks have well-maintained paths and trails perfect for walking, jogging, or running. Many parks also have outdoor fitness equipment, such as stationary bikes, pull-up and dip bars, benches for abs exercises and monkey bars that you can use for free.
To make the most of these, make sure you go there with a training program, or join one of the bootcamps that regularly take place there. Other activities, like Zumba, Tai Chi or Yoga, are also available in various parks.
Some of the best training stations (also called fitness corners) are located in Fort Canning Park, along East Coast Park, and in Tiong Bahru Park. They can be hard to locate (and there is no exhaustive list of them as of now) – make sure you ask around if you find yourself in a new neighbourhood.
Another great way to incorporate Singapore’s parks into your fitness routine is by trying out a new outdoor activity. Many parks have sports facilities, such as basketball courts, tennis courts, and soccer fields, that you can use for free or a small fee. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also rent a kayak at Stadium, or take a stand-up paddleboarding lesson at East Coast Park – plenty of outdoor activities await.
Finally, don’t forget to take some time to enjoy the beauty of Singapore’s parks. It is easy, when you live somewhere, to forget to look up and admire the surroundings. Most parks have beautiful gardens and natural areas where you can relax, and even meditate.
Of course, you can also take a leisurely stroll along the park’s paths, go birdwatching, or have a picnic – not every day needs to be a gym day!
In conclusion, Singapore’s parks and outdoor spaces offer endless opportunities for incorporating fitness into your daily routine. Whether you’re looking for a challenging workout, a fun outdoor activity, or a peaceful place to relax and unwind, Singapore’s parks have something for everyone. Now you know what you should do next weekend!