Extended work from home, periodic gym closures and lots of uncertainty all mean that Singapore residents are more in need of health and wellness services than ever. Be it postural pain from typing all day at your dining table or reactions to allergens at home, our needs are undeniable. Luckily, the Little Red Dot is packed with world-class brands and services that offer some much-needed self-care. Check out our round-up of some of the city’s best brands offering everything from top-notch athletic apparel to personalised fitness to pain relief. Take care!
Get strong and healthy at Fitness Factory
With our lives more sedentary than ever, the need for strength training is undeniable. Even if you’re not looking to get ripped, your posture, general mood and energy levels will benefit from strength training. Established in 2005 by veteran body-builders Joan Liew and Augustine Lee, Boat Quay’s Fitness Factory is Singapore’s original personal training-only gym. In addition to one-on-one sessions tailored to your needs, Fitness Factory also offers personal nutrition consultation. Best part? They’re offering a Welcome Back Package. The first 30 sign-ups before 5 July get S$300 off, an admin fee waiver and goodies worth S$100. Oh, and the first consultation is free. SilverKris readers can screenshot and WhatsApp this listing to get a trial personal training session free.
Get stylish workout gear at Yumi Active
Singapore-based Yumi Active takes stylish, functional workout apparel to the next level. Not only are their tanks, hoodies and other accessories inspired by haute couture and Asian heritage – think sarong kebaya motifs on your mesh leggings – their specially designed fabrics are stretchable, breathable, odor-free and sweat-wicking. So whether you’re into yoga, long runs or short HIIT classes, Yumi Active’s on-trend gear will give you an extra boost of motivation. The boutique is located in Joo Chiat, but you can also do a virtual tour, where a personal shopper assists you with fitting and styling. Just book an appointment on the website. Use code SILVERKRIS15 at check-out to get 15% off and free shipping within Singapore. Until 31 July.
yumiactive.com; 364 Joo Chiat Road (Level 2)
Destroy airborne germs with AIRFREE
Air purifiers have become a top-purchase for homes, hotel rooms and offices. But not all are made equal. Unlike the filter-based options on the market, which merely catch airborne microorganisms, AIRFREE’s proprietary Thermodynamic Sterilisation System (TSS) works by drawing in and destroying viruses and bacteria in its 200-degree Celsius ceramic core. And with no replaceable filters involved, AIRFREE air steriliser eliminates the need for filter replacements. AIRFREE air steriliser was also recently certified by independent research lab MRIGLOBAL as effective in neutralising Covid-19 virus. When it comes to enclosed spaces, AIRFREE air steriliser offers an additional layer of protection on top of masks and safe distancing.
Fix your posture and pains at Chiropractic Concepts
Whether you’re a gym rat or a sedentary worker bee, chances are you’ve experienced acute or chronic pain or postural discomfort at some point. Chiropractic Concepts offers a gentle, non-invasive method for dealing with such symptoms. Dr Shaun and Dr Chua use the renowned Gonstead diagnostic method to deal with issues related to the spine, joints and muscles. Their work also goes beyond traditional chiropractic to include functional rehabilitation techniques for a holistic approach not just to pain but overall wellness and posture. Chiropractic Concepts is centrally located in Funan Mall, and first-time patients receive a complimentary consultation with no obligations.
chiroconcepts.com.sg; #04-13 107 North Bridge Road
Hair, nails and more at Trimmings Salon & Spa
There’s no dearth of beauty salons in malls. But imagine getting a manicure, a Brazilian blowout or highlights in one of Dempsey Hill’s leafy heritage barracks. With soaring ceilings and a huge, kid-friendly space, Trimmings Salon & Spa is popular for mums looking to roll a bit of self-care into their next family outing. In addition to hair and nails, the salon offers body massages and hair removal services. It’s also the only place in Singapore to get oxygen facials by Karin Herzog. For a quick mani-pedi, there’s even a second branch at Tudor Court in Tanglin.
trimmings.com.sg; 75B Loewen Road