ActiveSG Gyms Hit Record Numbers with a 30% Increase in Visitors, Youth Memberships Double
ActiveSG gyms witnessed a significant 30% increase in patronage in the third quarter of this year, translating to over 1.065 million visitors.
Are you one of them?
Are you perhaps scrambling to achieve your New Year’s resolution, or have you gained a newfound revelation for health and fitness? If you’re the latter, please share your secrets and motivate the rest of us couch potatoes.
A Closer Look at the Numbers
For the first time ever, the Sports Council gyms has seen more than a million people hit the gym within a single quarter.
The Sports Council revealed to 8world that majority of the gym users were Singaporeans under 40 years old. Interestingly, there are also twice the number of youths aged between 13 to 19 who became gym members as compared to 2019.
Further data indicates a significant uptick in gym usage across the first nine months of this year, with visits surpassing 2.96 million – a 35% increase compared to the previous year.
When speaking to 8world, some members of the public said that working out at the gym helps to relieve stress, and some appreciate the convenience of having gym facilities close to home.
The rise in gym members could be attributed towards the affordability and accessibility of gym facilities in Singapore.
For ActiveSG gyms, the pricing is quite economical, with sessions costing $2.50 for a Singaporean/PR adults and $1.50 for a Singaporean/PR student or senior citizen.
This is an affordable option for most people and provides a space for individuals to workout at gyms without committing to private gym memberships which tends to be on the pricier side, with commitments of at least one year.
Furthermore, the launch of new gyms such as the ActiveSG gym in Bukit Canberra could increase the diversity of gym members.
This venue boasts HUR machines which operates on air pressure rather than traditional weights. This enhances the safety for all users, including individuals with physical disabilities and the elderly.
The new gym is even equipped with dance studios and a variety of budget-friendly programmes to try out too.
If this article sparked some motivation to get your butt off your sofa and exercise, but you don’t know where to start, follow this guideline created by Health Promotion Board (HPB).
Let’s strive to finally achieve our fitness goals in the coming year.