The Straits Times
Published on Oct 20, 2012

More affordable workout spots to suit every gym enthusiast


Gym bunnies looking for somewhere nice to workout and that does not involve big-bucks membership, sit up. Options are out there.

First and foremost: the newly refurbished Safra (Singapore Armed Forces Reservist Association) Toa Payoh which reopens over the weekend of Oct 27-28 after a two-year, $52 million revamp.

There’s an open house that weekend for the public to check out national servicemen’s swished-up recreational clubhouse. It features a two-storey, 1,486 sq m EnergyOne gymnasium - one of five gyms managed by Safra around the island - plus eight food outlets, three swimming pools and a 24-lane bowling alley.

Safra members such as project manager Nelson Khoo, 27, are eagerly anticipating its reopening: “I’m definitely looking forward to the new gym. It’s going to be the biggest among the Safraclubs, so I would expect it to have all the latest equipment.”