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Gym for bodybuilders/ serious lifters

Postby Milla Rabello » Sat, 16 Aug 2014 3:40 pm

Hey Guys,

I am looking for a gym that is not one of these mainstream centers with thousands of different services aka people that want to hang out and do something else than grinding some iron. I do weight training and some cardio and I would like to do it in a place with serious lifters too.
Is there such a place here? I have been to True Fitness and Fitness First and they are just not what I am looking for.
Thanks al ot.

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Postby heliotropic365 » Wed, 20 Aug 2014 1:25 pm

Maybe you can check out The Pit or Iron Fitness.

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Re: Gym for bodybuilders/ serious lifters

Postby Sporkin » Wed, 20 Aug 2014 2:23 pm

Pure bodybuildling, California Fitness has one of the most comprehensive Hammer Strength machines I've seen, also respectable dumb-bell poundages, the exact poundage eludes me but I remember it being heavier than Fitness First outlets. But that said it is a sparkly, neon-lit, loud music pumping typical commercial gym replete with its hordes of lunch-time crowd and queues for showers even for guys.

Racks and barbell area varieties are ok'ish, smith, squat racks all there, just that floor space is a bit compact( Raffles Plc).

Just be prepared for plenty of phone harassment for training packages et al.

If you're into niches like Crossfit, Oly/Power lifting or strong-man there are some specialized gyms which you can google, I'm not into those so I haven't visited those facilities.


Milla Rabello wrote:Hey Guys,

I am looking for a gym that is not one of these mainstream centers with thousands of different services aka people that want to hang out and do something else than grinding some iron. I do weight training and some cardio and I would like to do it in a place with serious lifters too.
Is there such a place here? I have been to True Fitness and Fitness First and they are just not what I am looking for.
Thanks al ot.

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Postby Milla Rabello » Wed, 20 Aug 2014 4:03 pm

Thank you all for your advice, I will check California Fitness. Pit and Iron Fitness have a concept that you need to train with a personal trainer which is not what I am looking for.

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Postby Addadude » Wed, 20 Aug 2014 4:05 pm

Fitness Force Gym in Cairnhill Community Centre (nearest MRT, Newton) might be worth a visit. It's owned and run by aformer Mr. Singapore, Kevin Chiak. At one time it was the official gym of the Singapore Bodybuilding Federation. It's TINY but well equipped.

http://www.fitnessforcegym.com/p/gym-membership.html
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Re: Gym for bodybuilders/ serious lifters

Postby Milla Rabello » Sun, 07 Sep 2014 7:31 pm

Sporkin wrote:Pure bodybuildling, California Fitness has one of the most comprehensive Hammer Strength machines I've seen, also respectable dumb-bell poundages, the exact poundage eludes me but I remember it being heavier than Fitness First outlets. But that said it is a sparkly, neon-lit, loud music pumping typical commercial gym replete with its hordes of lunch-time crowd and queues for showers even for guys.

Racks and barbell area varieties are ok'ish, smith, squat racks all there, just that floor space is a bit compact( Raffles Plc).

Just be prepared for plenty of phone harassment for training packages et al.

If you're into niches like Crossfit, Oly/Power lifting or strong-man there are some specialized gyms which you can google, I'm not into those so I haven't visited those facilities.


Milla Rabello wrote:Hey Guys,

I am looking for a gym that is not one of these mainstream centers with thousands of different services aka people that want to hang out and do something else than grinding some iron. I do weight training and some cardio and I would like to do it in a place with serious lifters too.
Is there such a place here? I have been to True Fitness and Fitness First and they are just not what I am looking for.
Thanks al ot.


Hi Sporky, thanks so much, I chose California Fitness!

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Postby Yoy » Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:22 pm

Cool hope to see you there! I am hoping to get back into lifting after a full 12 mth break due to injury & illness.

Seriously can not wait.

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Postby Milla Rabello » Wed, 24 Sep 2014 9:45 pm

Cool, I started there a week ago, I have been on and off the gym due to moving to Singapore but now I am starting it slowly and steady.

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Re: Gym for bodybuilders/ serious lifters

Postby Sporkin » Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:10 am

Hey np, but do be aware they will hound your contact number trying to get you to sign on training packages, very hard sell tactics.


Milla Rabello wrote:
Sporkin wrote:Pure bodybuildling, California Fitness has one of the most comprehensive Hammer Strength machines I've seen, also respectable dumb-bell poundages, the exact poundage eludes me but I remember it being heavier than Fitness First outlets. But that said it is a sparkly, neon-lit, loud music pumping typical commercial gym replete with its hordes of lunch-time crowd and queues for showers even for guys.

Racks and barbell area varieties are ok'ish, smith, squat racks all there, just that floor space is a bit compact( Raffles Plc).

Just be prepared for plenty of phone harassment for training packages et al.

If you're into niches like Crossfit, Oly/Power lifting or strong-man there are some specialized gyms which you can google, I'm not into those so I haven't visited those facilities.


Milla Rabello wrote:Hey Guys,

I am looking for a gym that is not one of these mainstream centers with thousands of different services aka people that want to hang out and do something else than grinding some iron. I do weight training and some cardio and I would like to do it in a place with serious lifters too.
Is there such a place here? I have been to True Fitness and Fitness First and they are just not what I am looking for.
Thanks al ot.


Hi Sporky, thanks so much, I chose California Fitness!

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Postby ChoongJT » Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:49 pm

Serious weight lifting? Well, the best place is really, the Weightlifting Federation of Singapore. This is where it's all at. Really, It's pretty impressive. The national coaches are all there and they're persistent on their efforts to make you a better lifter, period.

All these nice gyms out there really just wanna make you feel good. But if you want results, SWF is where you wanna go.

Alternatively, there're CrossFit Gyms out there too which emphasize quite a bit on lifting and cardio too. Innervate CrossFit is one of em, pretty decent new gig going on.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 09 Oct 2014 4:17 pm

ChoongJT wrote:Serious weight lifting? Well, the best place is really, the Weightlifting Federation of Singapore. This is where it's all at. Really, It's pretty impressive. The national coaches are all there and they're persistent on their efforts to make you a better lifter, period.

All these nice gyms out there really just wanna make you feel good. But if you want results, SWF is where you wanna go.

Alternatively, there're CrossFit Gyms out there too which emphasize quite a bit on lifting and cardio too. Innervate CrossFit is one of em, pretty decent new gig going on.


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