Gyms Memberships in Singapore (2024)—Fitness First, True Fitness, Amore Fitness

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The big gym chains in Singapore have a reputation for being rather…how do we put this nicely… predatory. Not only will you be hounded to no end to sign up once they get hold of your phone number, you’ll also be nagged to take advantage of their supposed “one-time-only” discounts.

The truth is, these gym chains will always offer some kind of “limited-time” promotion. It’s like how things on Shopee and Lazada are always on discount. That’s why it pays to know the going rates, and what people are saying about each gym chain. To make sure you’re getting your money’s worth, let’s take a look at the prices and strengths of the top 5 gym chains in Singapore.


Top Gyms in Singapore: Prices, Reviews, And More

  1. Gym Memberships Price in Singapore
  2. Top 5 Gym Chains in Singapore (2024)
  3. Fitness First
  4. Pure Fitness
  5. True Fitness
  6. Amore Fitness
  7. Virgin Active
  8. Should I sign up with a gym chain?


1. How much do gym memberships cost in Singapore?

Meet 3 friends who go to the same gym and you’re likely to find that all of you are paying different monthly fees.

There’s no way to know for sure how much you’ll be made to pay at each gym. One gym might give you a discount because your brother works out at the same gym, while another might not budge because the salesman is having a bad day.

If you’re thinking of joining one of the bigger chains, it’s a good idea to sign up for trial sessions at several and then haggle prices at each before settling for the most cost-effective option.

Another thing to take note of is that some gyms will lock you in for 1 to 3 years, and you might have to pay a fee to quit the gym. That’s why you see so many people on forums trying to sell their memberships to strangers.

The lock-in is also not great when you consider that these chains may close down, like California Fitness, that went bankrupt and closed down all their outlets with no warning in 2016. History has repeated itself, with UFC Gym suddenly shutting its doors in 2023 and leaving upset members in a lurch.

In addition, if the chain you’re becoming a member of has numerous outlets, you might have to pay more if you want to access them all.

Here’s an overview of the 5 major chains in Singapore.


2. Top 5 Gym Chains in Singapore (2024)

Gyms in Singapore Number of outlets Price per month
Fitness First 16 $200 (single-club access) / $215 (all-club access)
Pure Fitness 3 $155 (6 visits per month) / $395 (unlimited)
True Fitness 5 From $105
Amore Fitness 7 $100 – $165
Virgin Active 7 From $133

Prices based on what these gym chains reported on their websites, or approximate figures we were told when we called in to them. You could well receive a different quotation depending on the staff member’s mood and how widely you smile at them when you head down yourself.


3. Fitness First (From $200 a month)

After the ubiquitous Anytime Fitness, Fitness First might just be the gym chain with the largest presence in Singapore.

To access all of their 16 gyms across the island, you will need an unlimited (read: more expensive) membership. They provide workout clothes which makes it convenient for gymming after work.

Outlets: 16 outlets at 100 AM, Clementi, Alexandra, AMK Hub, Bugis Junction, Capital Tower, Fusionopolis, Junction 10, Market Street (Raffles Place), One George Street, One Raffles Quay, Paragon, Paya Lebar, Tampines (CPF Building), The Metropolis and Westgate.

Price:From $200 (1 club access, called the “Home Club Plan”) or $215 (all-club access, called the “Platinum Plan”) per month. You can choose to commit for 4 months or 12 months for both plans, but expect the lowest rates as advertised to come with the longest commitment period.

Fitness First has a tie-up with AIA Vitality. If you are insured with AIA, you get 20% off your 12-month Platinum Plan gym membership fees and 100 Vitality points for a day for each workout at Fitness First.

Facilities: Swimming pool, sauna, and boxing area at certain outlets; workout clothes provided at most branches. View all Fitness First amenities.

Classes: Over 80 classes, including:

  • Cardio: Body Attack, Kickbox Fusion, Body Step, Step, Body Combat
  • Cycling: Interval Ride, Pro Cycling Triathlon Training, RPM
  • Dance: Body Jam,Hip Hop, Sh’bam, Zumba
  • HIIT: Bag Drills, Game of Zones, Grit, HIIT x Outdoor, H20 HIIT, Nak Muay, Spartan Workout, Turf War
  • Mind and Body: Aerial Flow Yoga, Body Balance, Gentle Yoga,  Hot Yoga, H20 Flow, Pilates, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga
  • Strength and Conditioning: Animal Flow, Aqua Fit, Bosu, Core Conditioning, Fitball, Hardcore Challenge, Les Mills Barre/Core/Tone, Sculpt & Stretch, Suspension Exercise Class, Vibration Training, VIPR

Other perks: Discounts and privileges at dining outlets, activewear, home and living, and health and wellness brands. Even FairPrice is on the list! View the full range of Fitness First member privileges.


4. Pure Fitness (From $155)

Pure Fitness has a reputation for being the most expensive and also the most atas of all the big chains. It’s no wonder, because Pure Fitness provides extra facilities and amenities. You could walk in without bringing any gear as they provide complimentary workout gear, towels, socks, and so on—and that’s for all membership tiers. If you get their most premium membership tier, Transformation, they even throw in complimentary health screening and InBody Analysis.

Outlets: 3 outlets at Ngee Ann City, Asia Square and Suntec City.

Price: $155 or $395 per month

There are 2 Starter Memberships available—one for their Ngee Ann City outlet, and one for their Asia Square one. Both cost $155 a month and include 6 visits per month with a 3-month minimum commitment period. Be warned that these memberships automatically renew, so you’ll have to be the one to pull the plug if you want to cease your membership. There’s another version of the Starter Membership for reformer pilates only, also with 6 classes a month and with the same pricing.

The other type of membership at Fitness First is, in my opinion, heinously expensive. It’s the Transformation Membership, which is basically an unlimited 1-month pass to all clubs and all classes. This buffet spread of gyms and classes is going to cost you $395 per month, so you better be at the gym more days than not each month to make it worth your money.

Facilities: Sauna and steam room, indoor running track, swimming pool, MMA zone, juice bar, complimentary workout gear, towels, socks and toiletries including toothbrushes and shavers.

Classes: Over 20 classes, including Circuit Blitz, Bodypump, Power Abs, Bodybalance, TRX Blast, Rip Circuit, Abs, Butt & Thighs, Roller Release, Yoga, Tabata, Body Combat, Bodyjam, Power Pilates, Power Abs, Barre, Zumba. View all the Pure Fitness Group Classes.


5. True Fitness (From $105)

True Fitness is generally cheaper than the other options on this list. It’s got a greater focus on yoga and aerobics than the likes of Pure Fitness and Fitness First. True Fitness members also get access to an InBody Analysis and consultation with a physical trainer for $15. You’ll get to find out your fat percentage, muscle and body fat mass, metabolic rate and more—great for fitness enthusiasts who love to go into the nitty gritty details of their fitness journeys.

Outlets: 5 outlets at Djitsun Mall (AMK), Great World, Harbourfront Centre, Income @ Tampines Junction, and Velocity @ Novena Square.

Price: From $105 for a monthly subscription.

Facilities: Steam rooms, rejuvenating lounge, sprint track

Classes: Tons, including:

  • Aerobics: 20.20.20 (20 min each of Hi Lo Aerobics, Step, and Resistance Training), Les Mills Grit Strength, Muscle Mania, ABT (Abs, Bun, Thights), Fight Do, Les Mills Body Combat/Body Pump/Body Step, TBT (True Body Tone), X55, Piloxing
  • Dance: KPopX Fitness, Les Mills Body Jam, Les Mills Sh’bam, Zumba
  • Spinning: Extreme Ride and Interval Training, Ice Attack/Circuit/Mania
  • Yoga and pilates matwork: Acrovinyasa Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Barre Fitness Yoga, Dynamic Yoga, Flexi Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Hot Stretch, Hot Yoga, Les Mills Body Balance, Pilates, Power Yoga, Stress Management Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yang Yoga, Yogalates.

Benefits and privileges: Food, health, cruise, performance apparel, beauty and wellness brands. View all True Fitness privileges.


6. Amore Fitness (From $100+ per month, ladies-exclusive)


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With a wide range of equipment such as the agility ladder, battle rope and kettlebells, Amore Fitness is a ladies-exclusive fitness gym and boutique spa. So if you’re a lady and feel intimidated or self-conscious whenever you sense testosterone in the air, consider Amore Fitness.

Amore Define is the wellness branch of Amore, with spa, massage, and facial treatments for you to unwind. if you’re only interested in the fitness part of their brand, you can just ignore Amore Define. If you’d like to reward yourself after your workout with some pampering for body and soul, enquire about Amore Define pricing too. Do note that the numbers to call for Amore Fitness and Amore Define differ for each of their outlets.

Outlets: 7 outlets at Heartland Mall, Hillion Mall, Plaza Singapura, The Seletar Mall, Woodlands Civic Centre, Tampines 1, Bugis Junction

Price: Between about $100 to $165 per month, depending on the package you get with Amore Fitness. Let me tell you, their packages get really complicated. They have different pricing depending on:

  • Length of membership—for example, 3, 6, 12 or 24 months. The longer a membership you sign up for, the less you pay per month.
  • How many outlets you have access to—just 1 outlet, or all? The latter will have a cheaper per month rate than the former.
  • Access type—Do you want unlimited gym access or would you prefer to pay per entry? The latter option still requires you to buy some sort of package, such as 12 entries within 3 months or 48 entries within 12 months. The greater the number of gym visits you purchase, the cheaper your per-entry rate. Per-entry rates are roughly between $27 to $40 for each visit.

Facilities: Steam rooms, rejuvenating lounge, sprint track, boutique spa (Amore Define)

Classes: Over 25 classes, including BellyBlitz, CardioLatino, FunkBlitz, Aero Cardio/Groove, Energy Sculpt, Zumba, Piloxing, Powerpump, Street Jazz, Lyrical Jazz, Bellydance, Urban Hip Hop, Urban Hiphop, Pilates, Vinyasa Yoga, Yogasana, Hatha Yoga, Aero Groove, Step Groove, Aqua Aerobics


7. Virgin Active (From $133)

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Virgin Active has great facilities and you also get complimentary use of workout gear, including tops, bottoms, socks, workout towels, shower towels, and shower amenities.

Virgin Active caters to a particular group of people. If you travel around a lot (whether within Singapore or abroad), you will love that Virgin Active memberships include free access to all five Virgin Active Clubs in Singapore, and unrestricted access to all other clubs located worldwide.

Outlets: 7 outlets at Holland Village, Raffles Place, Marina One, Tanjong Pagar, Paya Lebar, Duo Galleria, SkyPark Yoga at Marina Bay Sands

Prices: There are 3 Virgin Active membership plans.

  • Once-A-Weeker: From $33.31 per week for 1 in-club workout or class per week, 12 weeks minimum commitment
  • Long Termer: $56.52 – $64.59 per week for unlimited club and class access to all clubs in Singapore, 12 or 24 months minimum commitment
  • Goal Getter: From $79.73 per week for unlimited club and class access to all clubs in Singapore, 12 months minimum commitment

Facilities: Steam room, ice room, Himalayan salt inhalation room, MMA zone, Sleep pods

Classes: These include:

  • Yoga: Align, Flow, Calm, Calm Bath, SkyPark Yoga at Marina Bay Sands
  • Reformer Pilates: Intro, Align, Athletic
  • Cycle: Cycle Spirit, Cycle Burn, RPM™, THE TRIP™
  • Others: Grid Training, Les Mills


8. Should I sign up with a gym chain?

Frankly, if you just want to get fit, you don’t need to sign up at a big gym. The ActiveSG Gyms cost only $2.50 per entry and offer bare bones workout equipment. You even get to use ActiveSG credits. Or you could just run and do body weight exercises.

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The main advantage of signing up for a big gym chain is the convenience of being able to work out near your workplace, especially if you’re in the Raffles Place area where there are zillions of branches. You can just pop in during lunch or before or after work.

In addition, you get nice facilities (don’t expect to find a sauna at ActiveSG Gyms) and an array of classes, as well as a sense of community if you like to compare muscles/make friends with your fellow exercisers.

Still, signing up for a membership at a big chain is not cheap, and you’re usually looking at paying about $100 to $150 every month for a few years.

With new players like Anytime Fitness around, where you can get a membership for less than $100 a month, and literally workout anytime you like, these big chains don’t seem all that appealing after all.

Unless you’re already someone who works out regularly, you probably want to see if you can actually get into the habit of exercising regularly, before you sign a long-term contract at one of these gyms.

Just make sure you haggle hard and inform them if you’re a student or have a friend or family member who is already part of the gym, as these might get you a discount.


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