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6 Pay-Per-Use Gyms In Singapore For Daily Gym and Fitness

With our quick lifestyle nowadays, keeping up a consistent fitness regime in Singapore requires huge discipline. While some gyms have expensive memberships that there are gyms out there that offer per-entry schemes at affordable rates without burning a hole in our pockets.

We’ve compiled a list of 6 friendly pay per use gyms with all you need for a good run, good lift and good hit. There is no more excuse to not exercise anymore.

 

ACTIVE SG (26 outlets)

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ActiveSG offers the lowest per-entry rates yet, at $2.50 for Singaporeans and PRs. Students and senior citizens get to enjoy even lower rates at just $1.50. Good location with 26 outlets accessible from the nearest mrt.

Find an ActiveSG gym near you here.

Opening hours: 7AM-10PM (Mon/Wed/Fri) | 8:30AM-10PM (Tue/Thurs) | 8:30AM-8PM (Sat) | 9AM-8PM (Sun) | 9AM-5PM (PH)
Rates: Standard: $3.30 | Adult Singaporean citizens and PRs: $2.50 | Students and Senior Citizens: $1.50
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GYMMBOXX

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Gymmboxx provides users 24-hour access. With a flexible 3 hour fee where you’ll be charged $8 for 3 hours  this is more than enough for a standard workout session after work.

 

Currently with 6 branches near shopping malls and Community Centres. Find a branch near you here.

Opening hours: 24 hours
Rates: $8 for 3 hours|
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Sports Hub Gym – conveniently near Stadium MRT 

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Situated right at Singapore’s sports hub Kallang is Sports Hub Gym, just a 5 minutes walk away from Stadium MRT station.

With standard rates from $8/entry, this can be your everyday gym.

 

Address: OCBC Arena 5 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397691

Rates:

  • Adult: $10 (standard) | $8 (local resident)
  • Concession: $8 (standard) | $6 (local resident)*

*Concession rates can only be enjoyed by those aged 55 and above, and individuals with special needs.

Opening Hours: 7AM-10PM daily
Telephone: 6653 9190
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SAFRA EnergyOne – with IPPT training classes

As long as you’re a SAFRA member, the doors to their EnergyOne gyms will be open to you from $8.55/entry. If you’re not a SAFRA member, you can still access it, at rates starting from $12.85/entry during off-peak hours.

 

Find an EnergyOne gym near you here.

Opening Hours:

  • Off-peak periods: 6:30AM-5PM (Mon-FrI) | 7AM-1PM (Sat) | 1PM-7PM (Sun/PH)
  • Peak periods: 5PM-10:30PM (Mon-Fri) | 1PM-8PM (Sat) | 9AM-1PM (Sun/PH)

Rates: 

  • Off-peak hours: $8.55 (SAFRA members) | $12.85 (guests)
  • Peak hours: $13.90 (SAFRA members) | $21.40 (guests)

 

Extreme Fitness –  low rates for both per-entry and membership schemes

Offering a low rate of $3.50/entryExtreme Fitness is one for weights and leg press.

For a 1-month membership, you only need to pay $60.

Address: 12 West Coast Walk, Singapore 127157
Opening hours: 9AM-11PM daily
Telephone: 8522 6746
Rates: $3.50/entry
Website

 

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HYPEGEM BASICS

They call Basics the insult but its never the way as you get your fundamentals right. Same with your wardrobe there is bound to be that same piece that you love wearing it all the time. That’s why we made it a point to snoff out your regulars this August. Below the very best of our collections to get you started.

SOLID SETS THE MOOD

Start your basics with the correct solids. Solids are never an understatement and go freely with the mood. A little tan brings out your masculine shape. Or go for darker colors if you have fair skin.

Gemma Trips Sports bra    Prem118B Hypegem Niki Rogue Tangelo Sports Bra 1 

THE WEATHER”S ALL ABOUT MESH

We can’t emphasize how much we love mesh built into our sportswear. It keeps the air flowing and yet shows whats not too revealing. Safe to pair with any sports bra. Layering can be fun and trendy.

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JUST GO FOR BLACK

For the indecisive, just go for black. Replace that worn out capris and pants with new ones. Or routinely switch your outfits inline with different sports. Shorts for jogging. Under soles leggings for yoga. Capris for Zumba.

HG workout Black capris front     Starry Mesh Stirrup Pants

We’ve talked to our regulars on their styles. It is always important to find whats best for you.

Be totally straightforward with yourself and don’t restrict yourself for that active wear.

Must-Have Silicone Bra Pads for That Sexy Bust

These days, fashion is all about wearing statement pieces that make you stand out in a crowd. Wherever you turn you’ll see ladies wearing backless dresses, strapless gowns, and plunging necklines. All of this sounds great, but you might be one of those women that feels a bit shy about their bust size. Thankfully, we are here to lend you a hand. Intimate accessories are a huge trend right now and are slowly becoming a necessity. The chances are you’ve probably heard about silicone bra pads several times before. Also, most of your girlfriends are obsessed with these cool accessories. And there is a great reason behind that.

Since every woman wishes for a full bust, there are several tricks you can employ in getting just the right effect. The simplest one so far is getting yourself silicone bra enhancers and enjoy the magic trick of perfect breasts. You will be more than surprised at how easy these pads are to get, wear, and clean after that. The most surprising thing about these intimate accessories is the end result.

The first thing to know about the silicone pads is that the silicone material used in our store is 100% eco-friendly. The visible effect they provide is completely natural, so no one will know about your little secret. There are several different shapes that you can purchase, to satisfy diverse needs. You can wear them many times, and you can easily wash them with cold water. Every product is lightweight, comes packed in a special box.

When it comes to the choices, the shapes include crescent, large crescent, triangle shapes and more. Most of the pads are available in both nude tones and transparent. Also, there is a different type of push up effect. You can choose between a slight, natural push up, double push, and even a triple push. With each and every single silicon insert you will get a perky, full appearance.

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Since all of these enhancers are invisible, they really come in hand with strapless tops, dresses, deep plunging necklines, open back tops and gowns, T-shirts and wedding dresses. Another great thing is that you can wear them with a bra, swimwear, and sports bras. All of our products will get you ready for any possible outfit and appearance that you are planning on wearing. The silicone bra pads are popular for a reason. Once you start wearing them, you’ll understand that this is the life-changing accessory you were always missing in your wardrobe.

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March Tropical Hana Free Monthly Printables

Experience the zest of life with Hypegem’s March Tropical Hana Free Monthly Printables. We’ve included 3 printables for your weekend and week planner whether you’re super busy, or just looking for something to keep track of special dates and appointments, there is a planner out there for you.  We hope you like it and live this summer with good plans. Printables approximate dimensions fit A4 size where you can totally place it nicely in folders or books. Do subscribe to our mailing list as we will be releasing new printables planners for everyone to enjoy!

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5 ways to avoid bloating and lose that bulging stomach

5 Ways To Avoid Bloating And Ease That Bulging Stomach

5 ways to avoid bloating and lose that bulging stomach

If you are one who has to try every food you see on the buffet tables. You are bound to face a bloated stomach often more than the usual average. Get instant tips to set you apart from heavy fasting or having a strict diet that doesn’t give you the achievement you want. Subscribe to a healthy diet with a practicing set of routine exercises can gradually transform that belly.

 

5 ways to avoid bloating and lose that bulging stomach1. Stick to a weekly fitness plan with a studio

Exercise programs by the studio are tune to get you moving with workouts that give better results with minimal efforts. The recommended exercise routines and moves are outlined to have enhanced muscle mass that positively affects one’s weight loss efforts. Try different range of exercises from kickbox, pilates to barre to tone different areas of muscles. Get real support with a high impact sports bra like Hypegem’s Vant Tech sports bra.

5 ways to avoid bloating and lose that bulging stomach

2.Do more cardio

If you are facing a time constraint, stick to cardio exercises. Higher intensity cardio exercises and strength training tremendously boost up the metabolic level of the person and is the fastest fat burning method. Stick to a 3 short 15 min workout period weekly and increase gradually every week. Load those YouTube videos and keep it in your collections for short workouts.

Expert trainers teach exact ways to practice these exercise in an appropriate manner so as to achieve your goals within the shortest time span. Keep in mind, cardio exercises do sweat and you would like to keep yourself comfortable while moving. Go for dry fit materials that optimize your comfort. Smart Microfiber Shirt keeps you airy even with intense sweat.

5 ways to avoid bloating and lose that bulging stomach3.Jumping

Do Jumping jacks or skipping sound old school to you? For an average adult, just 100 sets a day burn 100-200 calories. How fast you perform jumping jacks will have a direct impact on how many calories you lose in a session. Your body weight will have an impact as well. Just make sure you begin with 10 jumps per day and gradually increase it up to 100 and up to 1000. Jumping for 20 minutes each day can let you lose up to 3 kgs in 10 days. Get jumping today!

5 ways to avoid bloating and lose that bulging stomach4.Stay hydrated

Before starting a heavy meal, drink some water. By staying hydrated would reduce those hungry spurts that lead to food gorging. Many times our body confuses thirst with hunger. So, in intervals of snack breaks after munching that cookie, make sure you drink a glass full of water then and there.

5 ways to avoid bloating and lose that bulging stomach

5.Avoid sweet drinks after a heavy meal

No, you don’t have to remain hungry by skipping meals. Everyone loves fuzzy beverages especially ice cold after a heavy meal. Having water alongside meals not only fastens digestion but also tampers the natural absorption of nutrients after digestion. “Some people who drink water alongside meals have also shown a tendency to have an expanded colon. Do go for healthier smoothie drinks that can be make simply at home.

5 ways to avoid bloating and lose that bulging stomachWhenever you feel dull because of a bloated or bulging stomach, work on those small little details. You are your best fitness motivator and health advisor. Guide yourself moderately and avoid drastic measures of instant weight loss. Always aim for moderate health maintenance step-by-step that will give you best results for the lifetime.

 

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An interview with Esther NUS Arts Student

ENTHUSIASTIC, NEVER SAY DIE AND CARES ABOUT THE COMMUNITY: An interview with Esther NUS Arts Student

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We are so happy to feature fun loving sporty individuals from our local sunny island Singapore and popping up is Esther a 21-year-old undergraduate from NUS actively in NUS Kayaking and NUS Boxing.

I am super active in school activities as well as in church. I am an enthusiastic, never say die individual who cares very much about the community. I like to think I’m really sociable and a happy individual that always is up to motivate those around me to do better.

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What are your weekly sports involvement and how do you keep up with it?

I do weights and functional training on Mondays, boxing training with NUS Boxing on Wednesdays and Kayak on weekends with NUS Kayaking, a recreational club. My fitness goals have deferred from year to year depending on what I join, my schedule as well as personal health goals. I used to powerlift to gain weight from 2013-2016. After I joined more cardio-heavy activities such as boxing and kayaking, I moved from strength training to agility and dynamic training. I still train with weights once a week but I try and make sure I always do more compounds than isolations because my goals aren’t to get a certain group of muscle larger but more to be lean, agile and toned as well as fast. In that respect, I started running more in 2016, something I didn’t do a lot back then because I thought running wasn’t paired with weights. Running helped me destress and challenge myself. In 2018 my goal is to run a 10km marathon and perhaps even 21km. I’m more happy in water than km Land and so kayaking calms me a lot too, besides Land training.

Could you provide some tips on a particular workout?

I’ve tried to do a pull-up recently. I did a whole motivational blog post on it with regard to life (Haha!) but Pull-ups are hard if you’re a girl and skinny. Start with getting accustomed to hanging on the bar, don’t use assisted machine, you can if you want to supplement the muscle memory but it won’t really help you cross the bar. Use a resistance band, start with pulling yourself up with a resistance band slipped through the bar and the other end slip your foot through it. Then progress to slipping your knee through it. Slowly you’ll pull yourself up. Gotta do it daily.

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How would you advise other fitness like you to maintain a healthy exercise routine?

Okay so here’s the thing. I think it’s realistically really difficult to keep staying fit with a million and one commitments. For me, I have church service, school, academics, family, and a lot of other things. My weekends are taken up and my weekday nights are basically burnt. There’s literally no time at all. But, you have to set goals for yourself. It is easy to just say never mind, eat whatever I want and make myself feel happy. This is bad in the long run because people stuff themselves with junk food and live sedentary lifestyles. Instead, I advise people who really want to stay fit to find something they like to do and keep doing it. If it helps, sign up for classes/CCAs(if you’re in uni) that force you to have a weekly commitment to a sport. If you like to run, sign up for a marathon and train for it. Get yourself out of the bed when it’s hardest and go running or boxing or whatever it is. You’ll see the difference because you’ll be happier, healthier and a motivation to others.

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How would you see yourself in 5-10 years time? 

I hope to see myself in a job that makes me proud of myself being able to serve the community, hopefully in Prison service.

Esther is wearing gem sports bra and slim fit capris.

Would you like to be featured?  Do email hello@hypegem.com for more collaborations.

 

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The Best 6 Simplest Avocado Recipes

Many loves for this green yellowish fruit. There are many benefits of avocados and they have gained massive popularity recent years all for the health benefits to our body!

Avocados are full of richness and creaminess that never fails to satisfy, whether in a dip, on a salad, or blended in a dessert. You just feel like digging every bit our and indulge all that flesh!

Nutrition and Benefits of Avocado

Many fruits consist primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats. An avocado contains over 20 vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C, vitamin B-6, magnesium, and potassium. In fact, a cup of pureed avocado contains almost four times more potassium than a whole banana.

Avocado Nutrients

Every 100g of avocado:

  • Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA
  • Folate: 20% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA
  • Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA
  • Potassium: 14% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA
  • Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA

Then it contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin). (1)

On top of this, studies show the healthy fats in avocado make the anti-inflammatory carotenoids found in brightly colored vegetables and fruits more bioavailable. So a little-diced avocado on your salad both tastes good and helps you get the most nutrition out of your leafy greens, peppers, tomatoes, and other salad fixings!

Picking and Preparing Avocado

If you are ready for this everyday fruit in your salads or sandwiches. Here’s how to pick and prepare the perfect avocado.

Check the stem at the end of the avocado. A green stem means the fruit is ripe and ready to eat. A brown avocado would mean it is overripe.

The Best 6 Simple Avocado Recipes

Here are some great recipes to whet your appetite for more avocado!

1. Avocado Salad!

Add half an avocado to your daily salads! Here we have fresh greens, avocado cubes, cheddar cheese blocks, cherry tomatoes and fresh prawns. Top with mayonnaise or balsamic vinegar.

2. Avocado Spread

How plain is that bread without any spread. If butter is too high in fat, top with avocado mash/slice and an egg cooked any style. Throw on some extra veggies (we like salads and tomato) for even more flavor and nutrients.

3. Avocado Shake

Avocado makes lovely milkshakes! Half an avocado, milk, sweetened condensed milk and ice in a blender until very smooth.  You might want to add more milk to get a more liquid consistency.

4. Avocado Sushi

How can we forget about sushi wraps? For 1 serving cook half a cup of Japanese rice and stir in the vinegar. Slice avocado slices and salmon. Layer your seaweed with sushi and use a sushi wrap fold inwards.

5. Avocado Salmon Poke Bowl

An indulgence without using a cooker. You’ll see this in fine dining restaurants.

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine your salmon, soy sauce, sriracha, mirin, sugar, sesame oil and lemon juice. Mix together and cover with plastic wrap.
  2. Let sit in the fridge for at least 3 hours before serving.
  3. To assemble use a ring mold. Lay down a layer of Avocado Salad. Top with Salmon.

6. Avocado with couscous and grilled chicken

In a bowl toss together the corn, cooked couscous with a small amount of the dressing. Plate mixture with half an avocado. Add some chopped grilled chicken and finish with feta cheese on top.

 

5 Powerful Exercise to Tone Your Arms, Abs, and Thighs

Let’s face it: the most hardest and stubbornest fats usually comes from our arms, abs and thighs. With the amount of delicious (yet unhealthy) food offered in our local dining scene, it is easy to put on a few pounds every now and then. Not many of us exercise due to time constraint, or we just don’t have the habit of exercising or liking it. However, all of us do know that one good way to tone these flabs would be to exercise. Exercising, as simple as it sounds, can pose a challenge to many. But, rethink that! Good news, with these simple and quick exercises, you can expect to see a slimmer you, or if not, maintain your current weight.

Get off the couch and exercise your muscles today!

Triceps Knee Press Excerise

1. Triceps-Knee Press

What you’ll need: A pair of 5- to 10-pound dumbbells and a mat

Targets: Triceps, abs, and hips

Directions:

  • Lie faceup with knees bent 90 degrees, a dumbbell in each hand, arms over shoulders, palms in.
  • Bend elbows, bringing dumbbells behind head, as you lift and extend legs in front of you. Return to start.
  • Repeat for 15 reps.

Planking Excerise

2. Planking at its Finest

What you’ll need: A mat

Targets: Forearms, abs, and thighs

Directions:

  • Begin in modified plank position with your weight on your forearms. Your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Brace your core by contracting your abs.
  • Twist your body to the side, curling your heel into your body, flexing your foot. Squeeze your inner thighs and press your knees together.
  • Hold in this postion for 5 seconds and repeat with the other side.
  • Repeat 15 reps on your left, and then 15 on the right.

The Dedicated Combo Excerise

3. The Dedicated Combo Excerise

What you’ll need: A pair of 5- to 10-pound dumbbells

Targets: Biceps, abs, hips, butt, and legs

Directions:

  • Stand with feet more than shoulder-width apart, toes pointed out 45 degrees, a ball in your hand or dumbbell in each hand, arms by sides, palms in.
  • Squat, keeping knees behind toes. Maintain squat and do 2 hammer curls: Palms in, elbows by sides, bring weights to shoulders, then lower.
  • Stand up to return to start position. Turn palms to face forward and do 2 biceps curls.
  • Repeat series 5 times.

Intense Side Lunge ExceriseIntense Side Lunge Excerise

 

4. Intense Side Lunge

What you’ll need: A mat

Targets: Forearms, abs, and thighs

Directions:

  • Begin in a side plank position with your upper body propped up on your right elbow and forearm. Place your left hand behind your head. Brace your core by contracting your abs.
  • Point your top (left) foot and lift your leg slightly higher than hip level. Trace a ‘rainbow’ with your upper leg by tapping your foot to the floor in front of your bottom leg, bringing it back above your hip, and then tapping it to the floor slightly behind your bottom leg.
  • Repeat 15 times in a row on each side.

Elevated Hip Rise Exercise

5. Elevated Hip Rise Excerise

What you’ll need: A mat

Targets: Forearms, abs, and thighs

Directions:

  • Lie faceup on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Raise your hips so your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees.
  • Lift one knee to your chest, lower back to the start, and lift your other knee to your chest.
  • Repeat for 15 to 30 times.

Keep up these 5 exercises diligently over a period of a month and overtime, it will get easier and results should show. Remember, there’s always a price to pay for good wellness and health!

Finding suitable outfit to pair with your exercise?

6 Pay-Per-Use Gyms In Singapore For Daily Gym and Fitness

With our quick lifestyle nowadays, keeping up a consistent fitness regime in Singapore requires huge discipline. While some gyms have

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Must-Have Silicone Bra Pads for That Sexy Bust

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