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Emergence of specialised gyms in Singapore due to rise of heart diseases, diabetes.

The rise of heart diseases and diabetes – partly due to an ageing population, unhealthy diets and lack of exercise – has led to the emergence of specialised gyms, which cater to the busy, or the unmotivated.

By Olivia Quay

 A prevalent New Year’s resolution is losing weight and getting into shape. With the rise of heart diseases and diabetes – partly due to an ageing population, unhealthy diets and lack of exercise – working out has taken on a more serious purpose.

This has led to the emergence of specialised gyms, which cater to the busy, or the unmotivated. SHEFIT, under the UFIT brand, holds group exercises as well as boot camps especially for women. It has since grown into the biggest fitness community for women in Singapore, which Lisa Clayton founded six years ago.

Said Ms Clayton: “Previously, a lot of people tended to feel like they had to really pound it out on the treadmill to get results. The trend is moving towards a less boring and stale regime. Everything’s fresh, everything’s evolving. This group training mentality has been one of the most powerful things at SHEFIT.”

Besides the support system, SHEFIT has classes in nine outdoor locations, like Fort Canning, Bishan Park, and the Singapore Botanic Gardens. These boot camps usually take about an hour.