Location: Bruce Fitness, 20 Aljunued Road, Elite Building #01-04, 389805
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Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9am to 11pm
Sat and Sun: 9am to 8pm
Price: 10 Singapore dollars (approx £5)
Like the look of this gym? If you want to stay nearby then you can check out the links to hotels within walking distance at the end of this article.
Review: As one of the most developed cities in South East Asia, finding a decent gym as a traveller in Singapore can be hard. Whilst there are no shortage of high-end chain gyms throughout the city state, most of these operate on the same monthly membership model as the UK. Gyms here try and discourage casual use by making day passes very expensive, in the hope that it will push you into joining and paying a monthly fee.
However, I did manage to locate a couple of decent gyms which offered reasonably priced day passes and Bruce Fitness was one of them. Located in the Geylang part of Singapore, Bruce fitness was a great and pretty modern gym, which a wide variety of equipment and most modern training modalities available.
With cardio equipment and LCD TVs down one side of the gym and resistance machines and free weights occupying the rest, there is something here for everyone. Its evident that fitness culture has well and truly taken off in Singapore, although there was a good mix of expats, tourists and locals in the gym.
- Dumbbells up to 50kg
- Adjustable benches
- Flat barbell bench
- Decline bench
- Olympic bars
- Smith machine
- Easy bar
- Preacher curl bench
- T bar row machine
- Incline chest press machine
- Lat pull down machine
- Pull up bar / drips bar / leg raise platform
- Lower back raise platform
- Leg press machine
- Medicine balls
- Jumping boxes
- Swiss balls
- Foam rollers
- Yoga mats
- Weighted sleds
- Resistance bands
- Rowing machines
- Static bikes
- Cross trainers
As well as this, the gym also offers lockers and changing rooms for customers to use. I checked them out and they were clean and pleasant. As you might expect of a gym of this calibre, it also has air conditioning and wifi throughout.
Finally, the gym also has supplements on sale, which is good if you won’t have time to go hunting for them. If you do have time however, there are cheaper placed in Singapore to stock up.
Who is this gym for? Whilst I trained here I was lots of people of both sexes training here, as well as a good mix of expats and locals. The place has a friendly and professional atmosphere and is located off the main road. As such, I have no reservations about recommending this place to everyone, regardless of experience.
Tips: Also, don’t miss the outside training area if you want to try some functional strength training in some fresh air.
More: If you want to find out more about Singapore. Or check out my article about what its like to need hospital treatment in Singapore, you can do both on my travel blog by clicking here.