A new boutique boxing studio has entered the ring — Uppercut, a fitness spot at Telok Ayer, wants to bring boxing-inspired group workouts to the masses.
It’s all about attaining peak physical condition through the fusion of cardio-heavy high-intensity workouts and fight sports… without getting socked in the face at all. The studio offers a welcoming environment to provide an all-inclusive experience for both beginners and #fitspo veterans with the help of pumping hip-hop and EDM tunes, as well as the guidance of experienced trainers.
Classes are split into two: “Undercard” for novices and “Overthrow” for the seasoned. The former is a 50-minute foundation class for all newbies, where trainers help you develop a basic boxing skill set including footwork, jabs, and hooks — you may be amazed at how you’ve been throwing punches wrongly this whole time. “Overthrow” will have you going through a dynamic 50-minute burnout class to push you to your limits through 12 rounds of extreme endurance-strength workouts.
Classes are held in a slick 22-capacity studio, which houses 11 floor stations and 11 aqua training bags — all dimly lit so you can’t see your flab jiggling around in the reflection. (A definite plus in our book.)
Amenities-wise, the gym provides lockers for you to stash your stuff, with gloves on loan. Co-ed bathrooms — which may or may not take you some time to get used to — are equipped with showers, changing areas, and vanity counters offering everything you need, including soap, shampoo, towels, and hairdryers.
Customized workouts are also available for those who want to focus on certain elements — for example, “PT Sessions” are open for folks to attempt a 1-1 or 1-2 ring bout with Uppercut trainers.
So if you’ve made it your mission to get fit this year, you might as well go for a new gym near your work place where you can let loose your week’s stresses in the name of exercise.
Uppercut is at 155A/157A Telok Ayer St, 6224-1157. Opening hours depend on class timings.