Singapore’s wellness scene is diversifying at a rapid pace. With more juice bars, boutique studios and healthy cafes than we can keep up with, tracking down the best places to try is a mammoth task that we’re not quite up to.
Instead, we asked Singaporean singer and all-round local wellness guru, Ming Bridges, to utilise her inside knowledge and show us the best spots to eat clean, get lean and sweat.
From chic cycling to build-you-own bowls, these are the places not to be missed according to Ming…..
The Yoga Co | Home-concept yoga
Founded by friends and fitness enthusiasts Sandra Riley Tang (of The Sam Willows) and Paalu (Yoga Master Teacher), The Yoga Co. fuses style and comfort.
With whitewashed walls and wooden flooring, Singapore’s first home-concept yoga studio is serene, but the vibe is welcoming. Classes are open to everyone, from beginners of the practice to the ardent yoga lover and sessions incorporate forms of exercise such as Calisthenics and HIIT to build strength, flexibility and stamina.
Try a back-bending class to release stored up tension and send a rush of good energy to your head or a calming and peaceful 60 minute stretching class to clear the mind.
73 Kim Yam Rd, Level 3 Entrance at Tong Watt Rd. Singapore 239370
The Living Cafe | Raw food
Raw food is at the heart of the menu at this popular wellness cafe serving raw desserts, salads, smoothies and rice bowls.
It’s the perfect spot to grab a quick lunch with friends, but the spacious venue also houses a health shop, cooking classes and wellbeing workshops, so setting aside a couple of hours to take full advantage of the venue is wise.
Before perusing the shelves for healthy treats to leave with, try one of the raw TLC cheese burgers – a patty consisting of mushrooms, sunflower seeds, almonds and oats, topped with cheese and wrapped in a fresh lettuce ‘bun’.
779 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 269758
Ritual | Boutique HIIT sessions
This no-nonsense boutique gym aims to get you in and out of the door in under 30 minutes. Consisting of fun HIIT workouts that change on a daily basis, each class holds a maximum of 10 participants per session, so you can forget about slacking off.
Instead, this tough and sweaty workout mixes, kettlebells, TRX and medicine balls to push your body to its limit. But at least you won’t have to worry about washing your sweat-drenched gym kit afterwards, as Ritual provides all of the workout attire.
For a speedy and effective workout, Ritual ticks all the boxes.
11 North Canal Road, #03-01, Singapore 048824
Tangerine | Healthy gourmet cuisine
Located in the ESPA Spa at the RW Sentosa, the menu at Tangerine is inspired by both Asian and Western cuisines, with an emphasis on healthy, tasty meals.
Each dish includes a breakdown of its calories and macros, with extra healthy options coded by categories such as ‘weight management’ and ‘detox ‘, making it easy to stick to specific diets or preferences.
The green curry with brown rice or the salmon fillet with tamarind sauce are standouts and a rare treat in an area filled with fast food joints.
ESPA, Level 1, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Grain Traders | Build-your-own bowls
This all-day joint serves healthy, hearty food to leave you full and energised.
The build-your-own bowl concept allows diners to pick 1 grain, 1 protein, 1 hot veg, 2 cold veggies, 1 sauce and 1 topping and it all tastes as good as it sounds.
If the choice is too much, forget the hard work and opt for one of the signature bowls, popular choices include ‘The Tantrum’ – lentil cakes with grilled beets and mixed beans or ‘El Hibaro’ – steak with charred veggies and white sushi rice.
Pair with one of the cafe’s impressive coffee offerings from either Brazil, Ethiopia or Guatemala and don’t forget to snap a photo – it’s all so Instagram worthy.
138 MARKET STREET, CAPITA GREEN, SINGAPORE
ANTHEM | Chic cycle studio
It’s about to get competitive at Anthem cycle studio. Fitted with a leader board, this chic indoor cycling venue allows participants to see how well they’re doing each session, before being emailed their stats when it’s all over.
On the corner of popular Hong Kong Street, the trendy studio offers two types of classes. Anthem Road, which focuses on intense hills, flats, climbs and sprints and Anthem 45, which revolves around a full-body workout with intervals, hand weights, push-ups and core exercises.
And whichever class you take, the luxe changing facilities and chilled-out sofas will leave you feeling re-energised and refreshed afterwards.
66B South Bridge Road (Level 3), Singapore 058696