We’re going to let you in on a little secret: we’re borderline addicted to HIIT classes. For those who aren’t familiar, these high intensity interval training workouts are quick and to the point, but really pack a punch. The idea is to do short bursts of exercise followed by short rest intervals to get your heart rate going and burn tons of calories. The best part is most classes clock in at about 30 to 45 minutes, which means it’s easy to squeeze them into busy schedule. GuavaPass is our go-to for HIIT classes because they have a great variety of dynamic workouts on offer in gyms and fitness studios in nearly every neighbourhood on the island. If you’re looking for a fun way to get fit quickly and efficiently, these are our five favourite HIIT classes from GuavaPass.
What do you get when you combine awesome music with intense cardio, dynamic body movement, and maximum motivation? Book into one of Absolute Cycle’s Rhythm Cycling classes to find out. These fun, high-intensity indoor cycling classes run for 45 minutes and can burn up to 800 calories an hour, all while stoking you up with big beats and infectious energy. Honestly, this is a great way to start the day on a high note or burn off some steam after a long day at work.
Absolute Cycle, 6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown Gallery #02-01, Singapore 068815. p. +65 6220 2688. Open Mon - Thurs 7am - 10pm, Fri 7am - 8:30pm, Sat - Sun 9am - 3pm
The Garage may be a bit far out in Bukit Timah, but the unique studio and classes make it worth checking out. It’s all about circuit training here with 15 different stations including free weights, suspension trainers, rings, boxing, yoga, and more both in the studio and outdoors. Start with a beginner class to ease yourself into the training, then move up to more advanced classes as you gain strength and endurance.
The Garage, 25 Binjai Park, Singapore 589829. p. +65 6463 4191. Open Mon - Fri 8am - 9pm, Sat - Sun 8am - 5pm
You’ve got to love a workout that flies by super fast and leaves you feeling amped up for the rest of the day. The Functional Fitness course at Juggernaut Studio does just that with quick 30-minute sessions that work on strength and conditioning designed for combat sports. As an added bonus, the classes are kept super small (we’ve been a few times where there were just five people in the class), which is great for getting in some one-on-one time with the instructor.
Juggernaut Studio, 57B Boat Quay, Singapore 049846. p. +65 6920 7515. Open 10:30am - 9pm
If you work in the CBD, The Jungle is a great martial arts studio and gym with five different HIIT classes for all levels. The signature Jungle H.I.I.T class is a great one to try first, as it includes a mix of cardio, functional training, and body and weight resistance to improve strength and muscle development. The class runs for about 45 minutes and is open to all. Newbies can also try the kickboxing and yoga HIIT classes or take a private class, while fitness enthusiasts will love the Xtreme H.I.I.T sessions.
The Jungle, 35B Boat Quay, UOB Plaza, Singapore 049824. p. +65 9328 6002. Open Mon - Sat 9am - 9pm
Striving for a sleek dancer’s bod? WeBarre will sculpt you into shape with uplifting classes that combine cardio with fun props for body and strength resistance, plus ballet techniques on the barre. The classes are sure to make you sweat and you'll burn off calories long after the class is over. And with four studios in Tanjong Pagar, Telok Ayer, Clarke Quay, and Dhoby Ghaut, you’ll never have to miss a class.
WeBarre, various locations, +65 6221 9256