We’ve got the perfect itinerary for a family day out in central Singapore planned out for you; alternatively, get moving at these exercise hotspots – right in the centre of town at that!
1. Hollandse Club
With members from over 40 different nationalities, Hollandse Club is one of the most international family clubs in SG.
Not only does it have a tropical resort-style environment, the club offers top-notch sports and recreation facilities and professional sports coaches for tennis, swimming, squash and Pilates. Hollandse also offers special dinners, swimming and tennis competitions and other great events for the family. Call to find out more about membership options.
22 Camden Pk, Singapore 299814
Tel: 6464 5225
2. Marsden Swim School
If your little one loves splashing about in the water, then help him or her to cultivate a love of swimming. Marsden Swim School’s Learn to Swim programme will teach your child the basics, with the option of progressing to the Stroke Development programme. Later on, kids may join the mini, junior and senior swim squads.
But Marsden isn’t just for children – it also has aqua fitness classes, adult beginner swimming classes and an adult swim squad. Whether you’d like to learn to swim, train for an event, improve your technique, get in shape or just have fun, Marsden has something for you.
113 Holland Rd, Singapore 278556
Tel: 6473 8353
3. L’academie de Danse
This friendly ballet school, founded by French dancer, ballet teacher and choreographer Maud Toledano, offers daily training, several performances a year and presentations at international ballet competitions for young students who want to be professional dancers. Several of the school’s students have even been accepted to prestigious companies like the Paris Opera, San Francisco Ballet and Jeune Ballet Geneve!
There’s a special Baby Ballerinas programme for little ones from the age of 3, which prepares them for ballet in a fun way. Mums, don’t be shy. Sign up for the adult ballet classes to get that arabesque on point!
8 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229572
Tel: 8223 4907
4. Croyez Studio
If you’ve been feeling exhausted lately, a little acceleration training might be the ticket to boosting your energy. This vibrating workout results in muscle contractions, which is believed to improve blood circulation, increase muscle strength, enhance metabolism and reduce cortisol levels in as little as 15 minutes. Croyez Studio in Dempsey offers acceleration training with the Power Plate machine technology. Interested in something a little more intense? Croyez has a range of PowerHIIT, PowerYoga and PowerTone classes to help you tone up in no time. Call to enquire about trial classes.
Block 8D Dempsey Rd, #03-06, Singapore 249672
Tel: 6474 4133
5. Tanglin Arts Studio (TAS)
Does your child love to dance and move? Then check out TAS for a wide repertoire of styles such as acrobatics, ballet, musical theatre, jazz and more. The school is open to children of all ages and abilities, and classes are focused on developing self-esteem, confidence and a love for dance and fitness.
Additionally, TAS is an Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) school. So your child can sit for annual ATOD examinations if they prefer. Visit the TAS website for more information on class locations, schedules and promotions.
Teach your child the importance of water safety by signing him or her up for swimming lessons at aquaDucks. The swim school offers world-class Babies and Learn to Swim programmes designed for children’s safety and enjoyment in the water. Classes are conducted by a specially selected team of trained aquatics teachers at private pool facilities with regulated pool temperatures. aquaDucks has a new pool area opening in April 2016 at Gilstead Road and complimentary trials are available.
7. Total Fitness & Leisure (TFL)
Torn between swimming and tennis? Don’t worry, you can do both at TFL. The school specialises in tennis coaching and swimming classes for kids of all ages. There are also swim/ tennis combination camps and mini tennis classes for children between 4 and 11.
Women will enjoy the Ladies Morning clinics, fitness boot camps or circuit training classes. You might even make a new friend or two while staying healthy.
Tel: 9021 6245
8. SITA Tennis Academy
Learn to serve like Roger Federer or Maria Sharapova with tennis lessons from this academy, which also has a range of other programmes. Children between 4 and 10 can start with mini tennis lessons and progress up the ranks to the tournament squad programme. Training is conducted by professionals with experience in both coaching and playing. You can also choose from the Women’s Interclub Tennis Singapore (WITS) team or private coaching for all ages.
24 Sherwood Road, Singapore 248162
Tel: 9750 7400
By Hazel Joanne Vincent de Paul, The Finder, April 2016