Picking the perfect sports gear & equipment can be tricky: it needs to look good, of course, but most importantly, it has to match your needs & practice level. If you can buy whatever you think is best for you right off the shelf, you would probably benefit a lot from advice from someone with more experience – whether you’re a professional athlete or a novice. If you feel a bit lost, fret not! Many physical stores in Singapore have qualified teams to help you pick the right gear.
Pro-tip for beginners: There’s no need to spend a lot of money on gear & equipment if you’re just getting started with a new sport and going for mid-range quality products instead of costly & technical stuff (that you won’t be able to really take advantage of anyway) is a good way to save some bucks.
For multisports gear & equipment: Decathlon
Decathlon has now several outlets around the island & installed their flagship in Mountbatten. Regardless of your level of practice, and the discipline you’re into, there will be something for you to buy there. They only sell products from their own brand, so don’t expect to find your favourite logos there – But everything is quite cheap and it’s the best shop to get basic equipment when you start a new activity. And if you can’t make up your mind, the staff will be happy to help you choose too.
Decathlon Sports Lab, 230 Stadium Blvd, Singapore 397799
Most products available online (some of them are not listed, so don’t hesitate to visit one of the stores and ask, if you can’t find what you’re looking for on the website)
For & equipment: F1Recreation (online shop)
If you are looking for really good quality weights & professional equipment, give their website a go. They have a large range of brands, including Trigger Point, TRX, LifeFitness & Bosu – if you have spotted some accessories at the gym that you would love to bring back home, they are most likely available in F1 Recreation’s shop. If you are on a budget, you can also find pre-loved equipment there – a must to build your home-gym!
F1 Recreation – Use the promo code “HEALTHY10” for 10% off your orders!
For Crossfit gear & equipment: ArmourUP Asia
If Crossfit is your thing, you are in the right place. They have items that are pretty hard to find anywhere else in Singapore, including chalk, handcare products, speed ropes and international brands like KingKong, HAW & Rocktape. Can’t lie, I’m a big fan of their extensive range or wrist wraps too – there must be a pair just for you there.
Last, but not least: they are pretty well known because they offer a broad range of vibration therapy massage guns – and if you haven’t tried one already, you should probably drop by.
Visit their store in Orchard 181 Orchard Rd, #06-23 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896 or go online
For Trail running & Ultra Running Shoes & accessories: The Red Dot Running Company
Choosing running shoes can be a challenge – especially if you plan to spend long hours wearing them. Red Dot Running Company has a great selection of models across a few selected brands. They also have all sort of accessories, from gels & bars for your next long run to the comfiest socks you can imagine.
The best thing about the shop though is the team: everyone is passionate about running & outdoor adventures – ask for tips, they are always ready to help.
Red Dot Running Company, 152 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427430
For cheap(er) workout attire: Changi City Point & IMM Factory Stores
If you are looking for new shorts or tops to go to the gym, head to Changi City Point (MRT Expo) or IMM (Jurong East) to visit big brands’ factory stores: Nike, Adidas, Puma, Reebok… You’ll surely find some treasures among the numerous discounted items. If you don’t live in the East or far West, it might be quite a journey, but with branded sports shoes starting at 40$ and clothes as low as 5$, it is definitely worth the trip.
For Sports Nutrition & Protein Powders: Nutrition Depot
Getting on a protein-rich diet might come pretty costly in Singapore – a lot of big brands are selling expensive bags of protein powders – most of them being pretty tasteless & hard to drink. If you’re looking for diversity and excellent recommendations, I’d highly recommend you to go to Nutrition Depot. The team knows their products perfectly and will be happy to provide you with the whey powders or high protein snacks that are most suitable for your needs. They also work with several brands, and there’s always something new to try – You’ll love their protein bar section!
Nutrition Depot, 2 outlets in the CBD