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8 unconventional ways to shed those calories from Christmas feasting

These are not in your usual gym routine.

  • The Fragment Room
    The Fragment Room

01: CATCH A WAVE

The Surfset is a gruelling 45-minute exercise that takes place atop a replica surfboard purposefully designed to be unstable, so you really work your core. Surf’s up. www.surfset.sg

02: LET IT RIP

Rack up a good workout while releasing pent-up angst by smashing plates, glasses, vases and electronic appliances in Singapore’s first ‘rage room’, The Fragment Room. Fret not, broken objects are dutifully recycled. www.thefragmentroom.com

  • Ground Zero
    Ground Zero

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03: THROW A PUNCH

Hurl jabs and hooks in this 45-minute Rumble session, which features an intense boxing class accompanied by lights and music in a room that resembles a club more than it does a fitness studio. www.groundzero.sg

04: TAKE THE PLUNGE

Taking a leaf from its death-defying namesake, the Bungee Workout brings together HIIT, cardio and muscle-toning elements, while suspending participants from the waist. The hands-free experience gives one the freedom to focus on executing moves without the fear of falling. www.dancevaultstudios.com

05: BE AN URBAN NINJA

Inspired by military escape courses utilised by the French armed forces, the contemporary phenomenon of parkour sees practitioners vaulting over walls and leaping across rooftops. Great for keeping up with the kids. www.a2movements.com

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06: SUMMON YOUR INNER FIREMAN

Working with a custom-made metal structure, participants in the Hero 45 circuit mirror the lifting and climbing moves executed by rescue personnel from the fire department – sans the bulky suit and weighted boots. www.fitnessfirst.com.sg

  • Les Mils
    Les Mills

07: PEDAL HARD

Taking spin classes to the next level, Les Mills’ The Trip creates a futuristic workout experience with the aid of a large screen and powerful sound system. Here, cyclists journey through digitally created worlds – all within the cool confines of an air-conditioned studio. www.virginactive.com.sg

08: SCALE NEW HEIGHTS

A blatant excuse to have fun in the name of working out, the Boogie Bounce Xtreme trampoline class incorporates elements of pilates and balancing exercises, resulting in an invigorating full-body workout. www.lifesparks.sg/bbx