If hitting a ball over the net or kicking a soccer ball around are not quite your little ones ‘thang but they’re still keen to get out there and be active, why not try a kids-only exercise class that goes beyond the traditional ways of keeping active? With classes springing up all over the island, your active munchkins will have a ball bending, stretching, and exercising their way through our top picks for yoga, pilates and fitness classes for kids in Singapore. Let’s go!
YOGA & PILATES
Perfect for beginners, 90-minute classes focus on teaching postural awareness, core strength, and emotional balance for kiddies aged 5 to 12 years. Relaxation techniques, breathing exercises and balance games will have your little one mastering the tree pose in no time! There’s also a free trial class available for newbies keen to give it a go.
Teaching children the dynamic practice of yoga, classes develop strength, posture, agility and concentration in littlies from 4 to 11 years of age. Teachers use stories, images and songs to guide children through breath work and relaxation exercises.
Introducing children to the yama and niyama of yoga, kid-friendly instructors incorporate games and cooperative play into their classes to make them fun, engaging and interactive for young yogis. For kiddos aged 5 to 10 years, classes also teach littlies about relaxation, self-control and stress release to promote health and wellbeing.
Baby yoga classes that encourage deep relaxation in babies, include flowing postures and gentle stretching between parent and baby. Providing quality physical stimulation for young babies, it also promotes bonding and attachment with the main caregiver. Once babies are mobile they can join the tots yoga class, a parent accompanied yoga class that uses stretching movements to develop strength, flexibility and balance in toddlers.
Inspire Baby at Tanjong Pagar UP Studio, 79B Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088500
Inspire Baby at YMCA, 1 Orchard Road, Singapore 238824
Tel: (+65) 6348 7881
Private group and individual classes are also available at a location of your choice.
Every Wednesday afternoon, Kate Porter Yoga’s studio is transformed into a magic yoga kingdom filled with ‘barking’ dogs, ‘ribbiting’ frogs and fairy yoga princes and princesses. A fun packed class for kids 4 to 7 years old that teaches kiddies concentration and stillness, whilst building strength, coordination and flexibility. Parents interested in enjoying their own form of bliss can slip next door for a 45-minute express yoga class.
Specialised classes for yogis of all ages, combine traditional yoga poses with creative games, musical performances and story telling to create an engaging and fun yoga class for children. Internationally qualified instructors lead small classes that bring zen and relaxation to your child’s busy life.
The first Pilates studio in Singapore to offer Pilates classes just for kids, the low impact and gentle exercises are perfect for kids of all ages to develop body strength, posture and coordination. Classes are fun and proactive and teach valuable relaxation and concentration techniques.
Classes for mini yogis 6 to 11 years, introduces children to easy yoga postures like cobra pose, child’s pose and tree pose to improve flexibility and balance. Kids are also taught basic breathing exercises to encourage improved mental concentration and lung capacity (it may just help the mid afternoon yawns!).
9 Scotts Road, Level 4 Pacific Plaza, Singapore 228210
Tel: (+65) 6733 9555
Intrepid Kids Fitness
Need the kids to burn off some extra energy? Intrepid Kids’ Fitness Gym Classes will be perfect for that with their Broad, Inclusive, and General (BIG) approach that covers essential skills for daily and sporting needs like coordination, balance, agility, strength and power. Each class starts with a warm-up followed by skill development, an exciting workout, and a much-anticipated game! Little ones will learn about fitness and enjoy the benefits of being physically active and fit. Classes are held on weekday afternoons, weekend mornings and afternoons and prices start from $169 (1 month, 3 months, 6 months packages available).
30 East Coast Road Singapore, Katong V #03-15/16, Singapore 428751
Tel: (+65) 9386 2783
A range of classes is available for junior gymnasts keen to improve their strength and flexibility on Olympic-style apparatus. Mum/Dad and Me classes are geared towards little ones 16 to 36 months old and focus on gross motor skill development, coordination, balance and basic gymnastics skills. Kinder Gym and Tumble Kids classes are suitable for kids 3+ to learn gymnastic skills through fun group activities.
100 Turf Club Road, Horse City #01-01 Q/R/Y, Singapore 287992
Tel: (+65) 9772 6449
Providing out-of-the-gym style fitness programmes for kids and youth of all ages, Rick (or a member of his team) will design a unique fitness programme for your child that will put them on the path to health, fitness and well-being. Sessions are fun-filled and involve movement-based activities and games that develop balance, coordination, endurance, agility and strength, and are tailored to meet the current fitness levels of your sprogs.
Active tots needing to burn some energy can tumble their way through a gymnastics class at this popular kids gym. Versatile programmes teach children from 4 months to 9 years fine and gross motor skills, spatial awareness, coordination, agility, balance and flexibility. Modified gym equipment is used to keep it toddler friendly, with parent participation classes for the smallest tots.
81 Clemenceau Avenue, UE Square #02-12, Singapore 239917
75 Loewen Road, Singapore 248844
Tel: (+65) 6333 8511
The perfect place to inspire your kids to love exercise, babies as young as 8 months old can learn movement and basic coordination skills at this state-of-the-art gymnastics centre. Classes are specifically tailored to meet the needs of each age group, and are a fun way to build junior’s self-esteem (and coordination!). Parent participation classes are also available for the youngest bunnies, with independent tots tumbling their way through classes on their own once they’re 3+.
30 Mohamed Sultan Road, Lam Ann Building #05-00, Singapore 238974
Tel: (+65) 6733 5168
Various other locations too – see website for details
The Wushu Kids programme develops strong bodies and sharp minds through the traditional practice of tai chi. Classes are fun and interactive with a strong focus on teamwork, and develop motor skills and mental focus. Kids are split into two groups – 6 to 9 year olds and 10 to 12 year olds – and class sizes are kept small to ensure personalized attention for each child.
Classes are held at various locations around Singapore
Email: [email protected]
A multi-sport programme for active preschoolers (2-6 years) that encourages a love of physical activity through sport. Each 45-minute class teaches gross motor and hand eye coordination, balance and agility, as well as the basic skills of the weekly sport (5 sports are covered each term). It’s a fun way for littlies to play sport!
Various locations around Singapore – see the website for details
Tel: (+65) 9855 8221
This popular gymnastics centre offers developmental gymnastics classes that promote motor skill development in children – all in a fun and friendly environment of course! Tinies as young as 4 months can start in parent accompanied classes that teach rhythmic movement and environmental awareness before progressing into the unaccompanied gymnastics programmes once they’re 3 years old. Teamwork is a key focus in all classes; ensuring littlies learn how to cooperate with others.
Singapore West: 583 Orchard Road, FORUM The Shopping Mall #B1-24, Singapore 238884
Tel: (+65) 6238 6331
Singapore East: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square #03-163/164, Singapore 039594
Tel: (+65) 6336 9734
This well-known dance studio doesn’t only just offer world standard ballet dance training; they also offer Dancesport classes as well! Combining competitive ballroom and latin dancing into one fun-filled class, it’s a great alternative for boys and girls looking for an active (yet fun) dance class.
West: 154 West Coast Road, West Coast Plaza #01-74, Singapore 127371
Tel: (+65) 6779 3833
North: Djitsun Mall, 5 Ang Mo Kio Central 2, Djitsun Mall #03-01, Singapore 569663
Tel: (+65) 6754 3833