Outdoor activities for couples in Singapore
The best part of being in a relationship is probably the fact that you now have a default +1 to bring on all your dates and food escapades. But more than just a growing love for each other, all this feasting can also lead to an expanding waistline – for the both of you.
If you and bae are looking for new date ideas to burn those calories, don’t just settle for your usual run or odd badminton session. From dancing under the stars to acroyoga, here’s a list of 8 outdoor activities that promise fun and a ripped body while you’re at it.
Look out for our pro tips to enjoy these workouts, fuss-free.
1. Tree Climbing – build your core muscles by scaling trees like Tarzan and Jane
Image credit: Human Naturally
Who would’ve thought that climbing trees could become a sport in its own right? Human Naturally has classes that incorporate natural environments, and that includes tree climbing. Their Climb Like A Monkey exercise will have you using your core muscles and stamina to scale high branches and beams.
Their workouts are also centred around posture and movement skills, like their Born To Run workout that teaches you how to run barefoot with zero injuries.
Image credit: Human Naturally
Classes are kept to a cosy size of just 8 participants, and if you bring your partner along, you only have to pay $25/pax instead of the usual $30/pax. View their upcoming sessions and book your slot in advance here.
Pro tip: If you don’t quite have 20/20 vision, you’ll want to wear contact lenses to gauge accurate distances between tree branches.
$25/pax if you bring a plus one
Telephone: 9632 8448
2. Acroyoga – level up your trust with couples yoga
Image credit: Acroyoga Singapore
Essentially yoga with airborne poses, acroyoga is a fun practice which combines yoga, acrobatics and even Thai massage. Overall, these sessions will help to trust between you and your partner since you’ll be attempting contortionist-worthy poses that require teamwork to pull off.
The classes are beginner-friendly and conducted at different times by various instructors all over Singapore, so you can choose sessions that best suit your schedule. For further details on each class, you can check out the acroyoga Facebook page.
Pro tip: Wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict your movement to nail those stretches.
Rates: from $99/month on ClassPass
3. Paddle boating – Build your leg muscles while cruising around Jurong Lake or Marina Bay
Leg day doesn’t always entail spending an hour doing leg presses or lunges. You’ll get just as solid a leg workout with an hour-long pedal boat ride over at PAssion WaVe at Jurong Lake Gardens and Marina Bay.
The boat is shaped like a little sampan, except with a paddling mechanism that’s installed in the middle. There’s also a canopy for shade so you won’t have to worry about getting burnt.
Other activities like kayaking are available too
Image credit: Jurong Lake Gardens
At $10 nett, you’ll get to sit back, enjoy the tranquil views of the city skyline or the open landscape of Jurong Lake gardens while shedding a few calories at the same time.
Pro tip: Bring along a bottle of water and stay hydrated while you’re paddling on the lake.
$8/hour at PAssion WaVe@ Marina Bay
$9/hour at PAssion WaVe @ Jurong Lake Gardens
Address: 11 Rhu Cross #01-01, Singapore 437440
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9.30AM-6PM | Closed on Mon
Telephone: 6296 6683
4. Kayak Fishing Tour – catch fish from a kayak out at sea
Image credit: @fever.sg
You may have caught bae’s heart, but that doesn’t mean you should stop fishing for opportunities to be closer. Try Fever’s kayak fishing tour where you and your partner can try your hand at fishing from a kayak. You can opt for two individual kayaks, but if the both of you are an inseparable pair, you’ll also be able to get cosy in a single kayak.
The tours vary in location and distance. The Playground is great for first-timers who are new to paddle boating and fishing, as it covers an achievable distance of 2- 4km. You may even spot (and catch) different species of fish like groupers, snappers and flatheads!
For couples who wish to dive into the deep end of being adventurous, check out the Island Hopper option. As its name suggests, you’ll be island-hopping from Sentosa to the Southern Islands where you can see vibrant reefs and untouched beaches. This journey will take 4-5 hours and you’ll be able to snag queenfish and mackerel.
Find out more about the different packages here.
Pro tip: Wear lots of sunscreen as you’re going to be exposed out at sea for several hours.
Rates: From $159/2 pax
Address: 11 Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497
Opening hours: 7AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: 9660 9928
5. Canopy Skywalk – tackle a high elements obstacle course
Image credit: @kcajaronoel
Those who wish to bring their love to new heights can check out the canopy skywalk at Yishun. You’ll be suspended 15-18 metres in the air and tasked to walk across a 100-metre sky bridge that’s split into 4 different sections – zig-zag trail, flying fox, cargo net bridge and broken island.
Image credit: Meetup
And if this activity alone isn’t enough to satisfy your thrill-seeking side, you can hit up the rock walls in the vicinity.
Pro tip: Make sure you’re wearing shoes that can’t slip off while you’re on the canopy obstacle course.
Address: 60 Yishun Ave 4, Singapore 769027
Opening hours: 9AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 6852 8200
6. Salsa Under The Stars – improve your coordination with latin dance
Image credit: Salsa Under The Stars SG
Dancing outdoors under the night sky seems like something only heard of in the rom-coms of Hollywood. But it turns out you can actually get in on the action right here in Singapore at the monthly outdoor Latin dance sessions held by Salsa Under The Stars.
The best part is, these dance workshops are completely free and you don’t need any experience to join in. Some of the dance genres you’ll be exposed to in a single session include Salsa, Bachata and Cha Cha. To attend, simply make your way to Kult Kafe on Emily Hill every first Friday of the month.
Pro tip: Wear comfortable, airy clothing because salsa dancing can work up quite a sweat.
Address: 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120
Opening hours: Tue-Wed 5PM-12AM | Thurs-Fri 5PM-1AM | Sat 3PM-1AM | Sun 3PM-12AM | Closed on Monday
Telephone: 9389 2185
7. Parkour – conquer obstacle courses in your ‘hood
Image adapted from: @movesingapore
Couples looking to get even more physical can opt for Parkour at MOVE Academy Singapore the next time you paktor. It isn’t a barrier if you’ve no prior experience, as the variety of classes caters to both beginners and pros alike.
They have different types of parkour courses like Kinstretch, which is centred around improving your flexibility. Level Up Adult is for those who are a little more confident, so you can try the basic techniques of parkour in settings like parks and playgrounds.
Since these classes are held in 7 locations all over Singapore, you can choose a place that’s most convenient for you. View the various class types, schedules and class locations here.
Pro tip: If you wear spectacles, don a pair of contact lenses so you can move more freely.
Rates: From $30/pax
MOVE Academy Singapore (Kallang outlet)
Address: 20 Kallang Avenue, #11-00 Pico Creative Centre, Singapore 339411
Opening hours: Mon 7.30AM-9PM | Tue 8AM-11.30AM, 7PM-9PM | Wed 7.30PM-9.30PM | Thur 8AM-10AM, 7PM-9PM | Fri 4PM-5.30PM, 7.30-9.30PM | Sat 11AM-1PM, 3PM-5PM | Sun 10AM-12PM
Telephone: 9632 3690
Activities for couples who want to get fit
Reaching your fitness goals becomes much easier when you have your significant other right beside you for motivation. With these workouts that go beyond the conventional gym session, you’ll have plenty of fun, healthy activities for your future dates.
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