Singapore nightclub Zouk now blasting music, smoke machines for spin classes

Screengrab from a session on Sunday. Image: Absolute Cycle Singapore/Facebook
Screengrab from a session on Sunday. Image: Absolute Cycle Singapore/Facebook

Singapore’s major nightclub Zouk has transformed its empty dance floors into spin studios as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate the local nightlife scene. 

Spaces used to be filled with shuffling techno-lovers and electronic dance music revellers will be replaced by sweaty cyclists as daily spin classes take over this week. Held in collaboration with local cycling gym Absolute Cycle, each high-intensity class – complete with blasting music and smoke machines – can accommodate around 50 people across two floors. 

Up to 12 classes will be available each day at the Clarke Quay nightclub with packages that include vouchers and merchandise priced from S$39 for a single class and S$550 for 20 classes. Online bookings open today

Classes include their signature “Absolute 45” that runs for 45 minutes non-stop, recommended for seasoned riders. 

Cyclists can also cool down from the workout with isotonic drinks from the bar and selfies at the club’s photo wall.

Singapore’s nightlife industry has not been able to operate since March after the government decided to shut down nightclubs and other entertainment venues like karaoke bars to stem the spread of COVID-19. Even as Singapore approaches its final phase of relaxing its containment measures, there is still no word on when the nightlife industry will resume operations. 

Major nightclubs like Zouk have since turned to livestreaming DJ sets, promoting its restaurants, and renting out its spaces for other purposes to stay afloat.  

Singapore has been reporting single digit increases in new COVID-19 cases each day. The death toll is now at 28. 

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