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Cheap Gyms in Singapore – Affordable Gym Memberships Under $100

Cheap Gyms in Singapore -- Affordable Gym Memberships Under $100

Clara Lim

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Whether you think of the gym as a second home or a dungeon full or torture devices, one thing is for sure – the cost of membership is the biggest pain point of working out.

Seriously, “no pain, no gain” used to mean something. Now, it just means “your pain, our gain” to brand-name gyms that charge $200 a month for basic membership. Don’t even get me started on the cost of personal training!

Thankfully, there are plenty of affordable gyms in Singapore for you to choose from. You can get a pretty good gym membership for less than $100 a month these days. And if you’re a commitment-phobe or just want to work out casually without locking yourself into a contract, some of these gyms also let you pay per entry.

Here are the 8 cheapest gyms in Singapore, ranked by their monthly membership prices for adults (non-concession).

Gym Price per month & other fees Price per entry
ActiveSG Gym $25 to $30 (peak)

$7 to $15 (off-peak)

$2.50 (Singaporean/PR)

$3.30 (everyone else)

Community Centre Gym Varies, approx. $30 Varies from $3.50 to $6
SAFRA EnergyOne Gym (for SAFRA members) $42.8 (peak, all outlets)

$32.10 (off-peak, single outlet only)

One-time entrance fee $374.50 (peak membership) or $107 (off-peak)

Admin fee $21.40

$13.90 (peak)

$8.55 (off-peak)

Members can bring in guests – guest rate is about 50% more

GymmBoxx $50 to $70 depending on branch

Except Kent Ridge branch $100

One-time joining fee $30

$3 or $5 (peak) depending on branch

$5 or $7 (off-peak) depending on branch

Except Kent Ridge branch $10

Dennis Gym $58 to $68 N/A
True Fitness From $89 onwardsAdmin fee may apply N/A
Anytime Fitness Varies from $78 to $98, depending on branch & promotions

Admin fee may apply

Up to $30
24XFitness $79 to $89

One-time key fee $68

Processing fee $99 (waived for now)

 

$25

 

ActiveSG Gym

ActiveSG Gym

Singapore’s largest group of public gyms, ActiveSG Gym is by far the cheapest gym option out there. Of course, because it has that distinction, it’s also the most crowded option on the list, which means you’ll run into gym hogs and have to wait a while to use equipment.

Generally, the older ActiveSG gyms are packed with cardio machines, but the newer ones like the [email protected] ActiveSG gym are more spacious, with nice new free weights, squat racks, benches and so on. If you go during super off-peak hours (like early mornings on weekdays), you MIGHT get a chance to use the nice equipment… but otherwise, there’s probably a queue for the squat rack.

If you’re just a casual gym user, you don’t need to pay for membership as the drop-in rate is really affordable.

However, if you have a flexible work schedule you might want to go for the off-peak membership (weekdays before 4pm) which is unbelievably cheap! Plus the timing gives you better access to equipment anyway.

ActiveSG Gym prices

Category Adult Concession (student/senior citizen)
Peak – 1 month $30 $18
Peak – 6 months $160 ($27/month) $95 ($16/month)
Peak – 12 months $300 ($25/month) $180 ($15/month)
Off-peak (weekdays before 4pm) – 1 month $15 $9
Off-peak – 6 months $40 ($7/month)
Off-peak – 12 months $80 ($7/month)
Per entry $2.50 (Singaporean/PR)

$3.30 (others)

$1.50

ActiveSG Gym locations

East: Bedok, Tampines, Pasir Ris
Northeast: Serangoon (Silver Circle), Hougang, Sengkang
West: Redhill (Delta & Enabling Village), Clementi, Jurong East, Jurong West, Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Gombak
Central & North: Toa Payoh, Bishan, Yio Chu Kang, Yishun, Woodlands

See the full list of ActiveSG Gym locations here.

 

Community Club Gym

Community Club Gym

Apart from the ActiveSG gyms, you can also find small public gyms dotted all over the island. These are found in your friendly neighbourhood CC. Price is usually around the same or slightly more expensive than ActiveSG gyms.

Although CC gyms are usually tiny and super basic, they’re perfectly serviceable if all you want to do is run on a treadmill somewhere close to home. They might even be less crowded than ActiveSG gyms as well.

CC gym prices

Prices are not available online and presumably vary from outlet to outlet. Here are some sample prices:

Category Price
Monthly membership Varies, approx. $30

Concession rates may apply

Per entry drop-in rate Varies from $3.50 to $6

CC gym locations

Everywhere! But there is no central listing of CC gyms, so you’ll have to call up or drop by your nearby CCs to enquire. See the People’s Association website for a full list of CCs.

 

SAFRA EnergyOne Gym (for SAFRA members)

SAFRA EnergyOne Gym for SAFRA Members

If you’re a SAFRA member, you might want to consider joining the SAFRA EnergyOne gyms as they are affordable but have better facilities (like sauna/steam room) and are less jam-packed than ActiveSG and CC gyms. It’s similarly basic though, and just as focused on cardio and resistance machines rather than weights.

Price-wise, it’s a little complicated. There’s an expensive up-front fee you have to pay, but the longer you are a member with the gym, the cheaper the rate is.

SAFRA EnergyOne Gym prices

Category Silver (SAFRA members only) Red (SAFRA members) Red (MINDEF-related organisations)
Entrance fee $374.50 $107 $160.50
Admin fee $21.40 $21.40 $21.40
Quarterly subscription fee $128.40 ($42.80/month) $96.30 ($32.10/month) $160.50 ($53.50/month)
Level of access All day access to all  EnergyOne Gyms Off-peak (weekdays before 5pm, Sat before 1pm, Sun 1pm to 7pm) usage at single club only

You can pay per entry too, although prices are quite exorbitant. Note that guests have to be accompanied by SAFRA members.

Category Peak hours (weekdays after 5pm, Sat after 1pm, Sun 9am to 1pm) Off-peak (weekdays before 5pm, Sat before 1pm, Sun 1pm to 7pm)
Per entry (SAFRA member) $13.90 $8.55
Per entry (guest) $12.85 $12.85

SAFRA EnergyOne Gym locations

East: Tampines
Northeast: Punggol
West: Mount Faber, Jurong
Central & North: Toa Payoh, Yishun

See the full list of SAFRA EnergyOne Gym locations here.

 

GymmBoxx

GymmBoxx

GymmBoxx is a heartlander gym rat’s dream. It has clean facilities, a great variety of premium workout equipment, and very helpful staff. In fact, this place offers what you’d expect from a big gym chain at a fraction of the price.

Another great thing about GymmBoxx is that you don’t even need to pay for a membership. You can get your two-hour workout done for about $5 or $7 per session.

Of course, if you plan on working out regularly, it’ll be much more cost effective just to pick up a membership. You can get a 7% discount on your membership if you have a DBS/POSB card or 5% discount if you have a Passion Card.

GymmBoxx prices

Prices vary depending on outlet location. The Standard outlet at Eunos is the cheapest, while the Premium outlet at Kent Ridge is more expensive than usual.

UPDATE: GymmBoxx Kent Ridge will stop operating from 14 May 2018

Category Standard (Eunos) Classic (Bedok, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang) Premium (Kent Ridge) – will close from 14 May 2018
Joining fee (applicable to membership only) $30
1 month $50 (adult)

$35 (youth & senior)

N/A $100 (adult)

$85 (youth & senior)

3 months N/A $210 (adult) ($70/month)

$165 (youth & senior) ($55/month)

N/A
6 months N/A $390 (adult) ($65/month)

$300 (youth & senior) ($50/month)

N/A
12 months N/A $720 (adult) ($60/month)

$540 (youth & senior) ($45/month)

N/A
Per entry (peak) $5 $7 $10 (basic entry)

$20 (entry with class)

Per entry (off-peak, weekdays before 3pm) $3 $5

GymmBoxx locations

East: Eunos (Standard), Bedok
West: Kent Ridge (Premium), Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang
North: Bishan, Ang Mo Kio

See the full list of GymmBoxx locations here.

 

Dennis Gym

Dennis Gym

Created by former Singapore Bodybuilding Federation (SBF) coach Dennis Tew, Dennis Gym has been serving the heartlands for some 20 years.

The core strength of this gym centers on its personal training services. However, if you know how to work out smartly without breaking bones or tearing muscles, you’ll find that this place has a great variety of premium equipment to work out your problem areas.

Dennis Gym prices

Here are the membership fees found on the Dennis Gym website. They also have monthly fees and 6-month contracts but they are not published. Before you sign up, definitely call them at 8543 2903 to find out about any promotional and concession rates.

Category Price
12 months $68/month x 12
24 months $58/month x 24

Dennis Gym locations

Central: Bugis
East: Simei, Tai Seng
West: Jurong
North: Yishun

 

True Fitness (for AIA insurance policyholders)

TrueFitness for AIA Insurance policyholders

If you happen to be an AIA insurance policyholder, you can sign up for their lifestyle membership programme AIA Vitality for $5/month to get a fantastic discount on True Fitness membership – WITHOUT any lock-in period! This is the cheapest rate you can get on a CBD gym. True is also the only gym on this list that offers a lot of workout classes, if you’re the type who needs peer pressure to get motivated.

(Note: Unfortunately, True Fitness will cease to be an AIA Vitality Partner from July 2018, though they expect to announce a new gym partner soon)

FYI, AIA Vitality members also get cheaper rates at True Yoga as well as other perks like discounted movie tickets at Golden Village, in case you’re interested.

True Fitness (AIA Vitality) prices

Category Price
AIA Vitality membership $5/month (only open to AIA customers)
True Fitness membership $66.50 (excluding GST) = $71.16/month

True Fitness locations

Central: Raffles Place, Great World City, HarbourFront, Suntec City
East: Tampines
North: Ang Mo Kio

 

Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness is the 7-11 of gyms – ubiquitous and open 24/7. It’s a big franchise so the quality varies quite a bit from outlet to outlet. Most branches are pretty small and don’t have a lot of equipment, especially weight lifting equipment like plates and benches. It’s on the pricey side, especially compared to its direct competitor GymmBoxx, but that might be a tradeoff if you want total convenience.

Anytime Fitness prices

Prices are not available online and presumably vary from outlet to outlet. Here are some sample prices:

Category Price
Monthly membership Ranges from $78 (with opening promotion) to $98

Admin fee may apply

Per entry drop-in rate Up to $30

Anytime Fitness locations

With 39 (and growing) locations in Singapore, it’s everywhere! See the Anytime Fitness website for the complete list.

 

24XFitness

24XFitness

24XFitness is a new competitor to Anytime Fitness offering pretty much the same deal – 24/7 gym facilities. However, it focuses a lot more on personal training, which may explain the heftier price and long lock-in periods. Still, given the premium locations and how new the equipment and facilities are, it might be worth the membership fees.

24XFitness prices

Category Price
Processing fee (for members) $99 (waived currently)
One-time key fee (for members) $68
12 months membership $89/month x 12
18 months membership $79/month x 18
Per entry $25

24XFitness locations

Central: Bugis
East: Paya Lebar

 

What are some other cheap gyms or budget fitness hacks you’d like to recommend? Tell us in the comments.

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Clara Lim

I used to be MoneyDumb. I hung out at H&M every day and thought that a $50 lunch set was a good deal. These days, I spend my time researching the crap out of life and trying to maximise utility on micro-decisions. I'm not sure if that's an improvement.

  • Muhd Salihin Senin

    Something to reconside.. wonder which gym should I take?

  • imran mohammad sami

    Dennis gym

  • Elkan

    Dennis gym is 600 per year. 200 for 3months