FHM has found our dream gym! The first thing we love about Ultimate Fitness Performance Studio (UFPS) is its rooftop location, with plenty of space for outdoor sprints, parachute-resistance training, fresh air and, of course, a great sunset view as you’re warming up.
The specialist training gym offers classes mostly conducted by Gavin Watterson, a no-nonsense, fully focused, results-driven, tough-love, train-with-you type of coach. Choose from personal sessions, a R28 (get ripped in 28 days) programme and, our highlight workout, the boot camps. For $100 a month (or $1,000 a year), you’re entitled to all the boot-camp training every day of the week (except Friday, which is your drinking day, anyway). The sessions are gruelling and features more variety than a Havaianas store.
Monday: Last Man Standing
You’re paired up with someone of a similar fitness level to compete. Each station is a best-of-three challenge, with a minute’s rest between them. There are six stations: Sprints, agility hops, medicine-ball lifting, reverse pull-ups, tornado-ball swings, broad jumps and almost any strength-sapping regimen Watterson can devise.
Tuesday: Fitness & Endurance
More circuits, more sweat and tears.
Wednesday/Saturday: Fighting-Fit Boxing/Kickboxing training
It’s 90 minutes of hard group training with elements of fighting movement. Usually starts with competitive sprints, continues with circuit training and ends with a feeling quite close to death.
Thursday: 3-D Core Blast
A timely break from the hardcore sessions; this is all-core, the whole hour - heavy-ball throwing, planks, thunderball swings and so on.
Sunday: Beach Body
Circuit training - pump up your biceps, chest, triceps and abs to get ripped for the beach.
UFPS is not for amateurs; you do need a certain level of fitness to participate, but once you start, your fitness/strength level will escalate. Call for free trials. #08-01, 301 Book Keng Road, 8120-2277, www.ultimatefitness.com.sg