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JUMP AND JIVE
Amped (right), Singapore’s first
indoor trampoline gym, can
really get you bouncing off walls.
A grid of steel frames, coiled
springs and stretched nylon
surfaces sprawls across a 5,000
sq ft space. And everywhere
you turn, people – from families
to parkour enthusiasts – are
bounding about in all directions.
Beyond the rush of being
able to shoot up into the air
with the assurance of a soft
landing (and immediately going
off again before you can catch
your breath), trampolining
is great for building leg and
core strength, increasing
bone density and sharpening
motor skills. A NASA study has
equated 10 minutes of jumping
with the cardio-vascular
benefits of a 30-minute run.
While no lessons are
required to get started, the
gym can recommend a coach
for those who prefer to have
some instruction.
ampedsingapore.com
T
hese days, the sporty
in Singapore don’t just
jog, cycle or swim laps.
hey scale climbing walls,
race go-karts at night and
complete ultra-marathons.
In April, the opening of the
Singapore Sports Hub – a 35ha
multi-sport complex featuring
a world-class arena, aquatic
centre and outdoor facilities
– means action fans have yet
another destination to get their
adrenaline fix. But if you’re
looking to try something new,
there are plenty of alternative
activities that also serve up
intense cardio workouts,
muscle-stretching challenges
and good old exhilarating fun.
WAYS TOGET
FUN
FIT
Working up a sweat
doesn’t have to be the
usual gym-enclosed
or repetitive chore.
DESIREE KOH
highlights
unconventional
and fun ways in
Singapore to break
out of your sporting
comfort zone.