The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) urban training facilities built in the 1990s comprise clusters of low-level buildings replicating traditional shop houses and provision shops, without performance measuring instrumentation. Up to the early 2000s, these facilities had met SAF's training requirements and served the SAF well. Going forward, with more built-up areas, the Next Gen SAF requires better urban training facilities to deal with the new security threats and challenges that Singapore now faces. This need for SAFTI City (The Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute) was announced by the Minister for Defence at the Committee of Supply Debate in 2017.
Scheduled to open progressively from 2023, SAFTI City, jointly developed by the Singapore Army and the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), is designed to meet the evolving defence needs of the SAF, and to support training for a wider range of operations from peace to war. These operations include homeland security, counter-terrorism, and disaster relief operations. Its infrastructure will provide a realistic and challenging training environment for soldiers.
Built on current military training area, the key features of SAFTI City are:
a) Realistic and Challenging Training Environment. An integrated Transport Hub comprising a bus interchange, an MRT station with multiple surface exits, high-rise interconnected buildings, dense building clusters, multiple road networks, as well as other public amenities such as shopping centres, will allow for a realistic and challenging training environment.
b) Configurable Buildings and Changeable Road Networks. Built-in swing panels allow traffic flow and buildings to be configured to training needs. This will allow soldiers to encounter a different layout of buildings and street landscape each time they train in SAFTI City.
c) Smart Technology. SAFTI City will also be a smart city, leveraging smart technologies to enhance training effectiveness and soldiers' learning experience. Smart technologies include:
(1) Targets with Shoot-back Capability. Soldiers and smart targets will be equipped with sensors for monitoring and data capturing. When smart targets are engaged, they can respond by shooting back and retreating from the location.
(2) Battlefield Effects. Battlefield effects, which include the use of smoke and blast simulators, will be used to enhance training realism.
(3) Data Analytics. Battlefield instrumentations and video cameras will be employed to track the troops' real-time actions. Furthermore, training performance will be collated and processed by a data analytics system to provide accurate feedback to the troops on their individual and team performances. With gamification integrated into the training and detailed individual feedback, individual soldiers and teams can benchmark their scores against each other, motivating them to improve further. These technological improvements enable the SAF to train more efficiently and effectively.
Phase 1 of SAFTI City will have over 70 buildings, including three 12-storey blocks, simulated underground facilities, and urban training structures. With a total estimated gross floor area of 107,000 m2, phase 1 of SAFTI City will be able to accommodate brigade-level training.
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Singapore’s True Group is set to launch their flagship TFX fitness centre in Funan, the company’s only fitness centre in Singapore which has a swimming pool and outdoor deck, along with cutting-edge smart training systems.
Slated to open very soon this month, TFX Funan will be the first gym in Singapore to house the Matrix Strength Ultra Series which comes with Intelligent Video Training Display for resistance training. It will also have Life Fitness IC6 spinning bikes, a Naomi training cube, Concept 2’s Bike and Ski ERGs and rowers, functional training equipment from Ziva and Torque, and Rogue’s barbells and a Monster Rhino Belt Squat.
Aside from the latest machinery, True Group has invested in My Zone: a heart-rate based system that uses wireless and cloud technology to monitor physical activity.
My Zone connects to user’s wearable devices such as a smartwatch, as well as connecting to the gym equipment – all geared to monitoring achievements, fitness progression and ultimately, delivering results. My Zone also allows users to connect and interact with other club members, creating a community aspect to training, among many more cool perks.
Memberships at TFX will start at $128 plus GST per month, making it value-for-money, all-accessible spaces for the local community.
Homegrown fitness brand, True Group is proud to announce the launch of its new TFX brand, with three new clubs opening within the next four months. Their two-floor 15,000sq ft flagship club in Funan will open at the end of June, followed shortly by a new club at Pacific Plaza (19,500 sq ft) which will open in two phases in May & July, and a new club at Millenia Walk in September 2019.
Memberships at TFX will start at $128 plus GST per month, making it value-for-money, all-accessible spaces for the local community.
Taking the lead for the fitness industry in Singapore, True Group has created TFX to deliver curated innovative programmes in which members can track and achieve results through technology. With a focus on innovation, technology-enabled training and a consumer-centric perspective, TFX’s programmes will build on a 4-Quadrant Fitness Programme model encompassing Metabolic, Strength, Restoration and Variability conditioning to help members achieve fitness sustainability.
Yoga will be a key feature at TFX Pacific Plaza, with its entire Level 4 premises dedicated to the latest in yoga experiences and classes which include immersive yoga, wall yoga, aerial yoga and private personal training.
TFX Pacific Plaza’s 5th floor premises will open in July 2019 and will feature functional training equipment from Torque and Ziva, cardio equipment from Matrix, strength equipment from Matrix and Life Fitness alongside spinning bikes from Life Fitness, and equipment from Rogue. The club will also have a boxing area, lifting platforms for both men and women, and equipment from Les Mills’ SMARTech line.
Based at 7 Maxwell Road, the newly-opened Ministry of Fitness has access from Telok Ayer Street and is located directly above the Amoy Street Food Centre. Spanning a space close to 9,000 sq ft; Ministry of Fitness is also home to The Singapore Trampoline Academy.
Their facilities include: a well-equipped Fitness Suite, Dance Studio and Functional Indoor Bootcamps space. The classes they currently offer are Bootcamps - Military - Trampoline Fitness - Spartan Obstacle Training - Dance Cardio and NS Ready which is designed for those preparing to take their IPPT (Individual Physical Proficiency Test).
Led by Ex British Military and SG Army instructors, they aim to deliver innovative and functional training programs which are adaptable for all ages and abilities. Set the conditions for those training for their first adventure race, to beat a PB or to mix up current training programs, your goal is theirs and united both will achieve and make this happen.
The Singapore Trampoline Academy specialise as a training facility dedicated to the growth and development of competitive trampolining in Singapore. Developed by qualified and experienced international coaches, their facility offers trampoline programs for beginners as well as athletes who aspire to compete at an international level.
Suitable from 4-yr old to Adult classes, they cater to everyone. They have recently collaborated with Superfly Monkey Dragons, Singapore’s Progressive Parkour / Movement Academy and Agency with an experienced friendly international team. Master your body and mind, Reconnect with your spirit, Challenge yourself with SFMD in a fun, supportive space. Discover yourself through movement.
Team Tactics Corporate Camps: Team cohesion is the foundation of operational effectiveness, how effective is your workforce? If your Corporate is looking for innovative opportunities to challenge your team cohesion and then trust their Team Tactics afternoon which is a unique opportunity that you must experience.
Lead by Commissioned Officers from the Royal military Academy Sandhurst, their ‘Team Tactics’ package promises to challenge you and your colleagues aptitude for communication, leadership and trust using simple yet effective team building strategies, the first of it’s kind in Singapore. Throughout this 2.5 hour package they will conduct a series of leadership and leaderless tasks, under varying conditions and challenge even your most senior / junior of members.
Los Angeles' Barry's Bootcamp will hit Singapore with their fitness classes and more this May. Their flagship studio in Singapore is set to open at the new integrated development in Raffles Place area, 18 Robinson.
Their honest and no-nonsense workout program has attracted a legendary following of loyal enlistees, including many celebrities. It was designed around one simple goal- to create THE BEST WORKOUT IN THE WORLD!
Their class includes interval cardio on treadmills and strength training using free weights and traditional military exercises. Burning fat, tightening up the body and building muscle has never been easier…
FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers, will be opening a new loss prevention training and operations center in early 2019, located in Singapore Science Park.
The six-story, 125,000 sq ft (11,610 sqm) facility will house the FM Global Asia SimZone, the company’s first hands-on training facility in Asia and the first of its kind on the continent. The S$80-million building will be constructed by Ascendas-Singbridge, Asia’s leading provider of business space solutions. Read more about the new FM Global centre here.
The Mobilisation and Equipping Centre (MEC) in Selarang Camp houses everything that an NS unit needs to be ready for operations within hours of being recalled.
The use of automation reduces wait-times for NSmen. In addition, the Selarang MEC has humidity controlled storage facilities which ensure that equipment are well-maintained and ready for use.
At MEC, NSmen will use the self-service kiosks for in-processing and out-processing. All they have to do is scan their identification cards and they will be given their mobilisation slips with the equipping details. Read more about the reporting prcoess here.
Selarang MEC also adopts green technologies such as these solar panels - they utilise renewable energy as an alternate power source to the MEC.
Apart from this, light intensity controls and motion sensors are installed at common areas such as toilets and staircases to save electricity.
To reduce water usage, a dedicated storage container with a filtration system is also built within the MEC to channel used water into the container for recycling.
Leveraging on science and technology, the CESP brings together subject-matter experts from sport science, nutrition, psychology, physiotherapy and human factors engineering to strengthen our soldiers' fitness, mental resilience, injury management and rehabiliation, as well as integration of soldier-level systems. In short, CESP will work towards making our soldiers “Soldier Strong”.
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) officially opened The Island Defence Training Institute, a new training institute at Clementi Camp on 31st July where up to 18,000 active soldiers and national servicemen (NSmen) will be trained in counter-terrorism and homeland security.
A further 15,000 personnel every year will undergo training for other island defence roles.
The training will focus on further developing individual skill sets acquired from the SAF's current urban operations training, and adapting them to homeland security operations. The training will cover: (i) scenario-based simulation and live-firing for homeland security operations; (ii) search and arrest procedures to be undertaken by SAF personnel; (iii) knowledge of legal powers and rights of private defence; and (iv) retractable truncheon drills. NS units will undergo refresher training during their In-Camp Training (ICT) so that their skills are kept current and they can be readily deployed for operations.
To ensure that training is realistic and effective, the IDTI will leverage training technology such as Judgmental Video Simulation Training at the Infantry Gunnery and Tactical Simulator, which has been updated to include multiple homeland security operations scenarios. Conducted in 50m ranges, this training puts soldiers through simulated homeland security operations scenarios, and exercises their ability to decide to shoot or not depending on whether the target is friend or foe. This increases operational readiness by allowing soldiers to exercise their thinking and decision-making processes in a highly immersive environment, and better prepares them to manage complex homeland security operations.
Orangetheory Fitness originated in Fort Lauderdale, USA. Since the establishment in 2010, Orangetheory Fitness has over 700 studios worldwide and now opens a studio every day.
Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) has selected Singapore as one of the premier and emerging markets for the Orangetheory Fitness workout. With 10 studios set to open nationwide and having most of them in the prime locations, their first studio is now at Martin Road, Robertson Quay.
OTF specializes in heart rate based interval group-training that allows individuals to continue burning calories up to 36 hours post-workout, something they call the “Orange Effect”.
Each OTF workout is divided into 2 groups, starting with either cardio or strength, halfway through, everybody switches. All participants wear a heartrate monitor with live results displayed around the facilities; which allows coaches to modify and customize the exercises. This ensures that all OTF workouts are suitable for anyone with different fitness and exercise background.
Be sure to expect a fun, uplifting and challenging 60 minutes full body workout that would improve your endurance, strength and power!
Ritual has branched out to the CBD area and their 3rd outlet is now at Robinson Road.
They have taken away all the excuses for not going to the gym. All you need to do is find half an hour in your busy day and show up at one of their premises.
Ritual offers High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) which combines strength training with cardio, allowing you to train the entire body in a mere 20-minute session. 20 minutes of HIIT has been repeatedly shown to be far more effective than an hour of consistent effort on a bike or a treadmill. If you can just ask a little bit more from your body than it can handle, you can raise your metabolic rate for up to 48 hours after your training session.
They've got 4 levels of progression, so whether you're a high level athlete or stepping into a gym for the first time, they've got you covered. There's no 'one size fits all' when it comes to fitness, so their coaches are trained to adjust the daily programs according to your specific needs.
At Ritual, they focus on form over reps, because not only will you get more out of doing 5 perfect reps than 15 poorly-executed ones, you' re far less likely to injure yourself in the process. With just 10 paxs per group session, you'll always get high-quality coaching with lots of personal attention, within a fun, supportive environment.
F45 is the revolutionary training system changing lives around the globe. Their new Rochor studio located at Beach Road will be opening on 29th April 2017.
The F45 concept is simple: their studios all over the world offer a 45 minute High-Intensity, Circuit Training workout class for their studio members. They have developed 27 different 45 minute workouts, with more currently in development.
The F45 studios offer the same class at different times throughout the day. Every day throughout the week offers a different 45 minute workout. The workouts are created by the F45 Athletics and Peak Performance Department from a database of over 3,000 different exercises, so their members never get the same workout twice.
Situated within retail haven Millenia Walk, TripleFit is Singapore’s ultimate fitness performance + retail hub.
Spanning over 23,500 square feet, TripleFit is the one-stop destination for fitness aficionados in Singapore. It offers a wide array of fitness programmes ranging from High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Strength & Conditioning, Yoga, Circuit Training, Bootcamp, and much more. On top of that, TripleFit includes a retail zone which carries the latest in activewear sports fashion from global American sports label Under Armour, Swiss functional sportswear apparel Odlo, Danish sports brand Newline, Japanese athletic compression gear C3fit, and British stylish activewear brand Every Second Counts.
TripleFit also takes group exercise training to an entirely new level with its partnership with POLAR, the world's top manufacturer of training systems and advanced sports technology, to guide YOU in a way that has previously been impossible. This unique partnership with POLAR is the first of its kind in South-East Asia which sees fitness technology incorporated during one of their group classes.
Heard of the phenomenon? Barre is taking the world by storm. It is the workout that celebrities swear by including Madonna, the Victoria Secret's Angels and even Ryan Gosling. WeBarre is Singapore's 1st Boutique Barre Studio and their 2nd studio is now at Telok Ayer. Their unique workout brings together the best of ballet technique, yoga, pilates & strength training in one dynamic 60-minute class.
So what is this all about? The WeBarre workout is a one-stop shop - It brings together ballet technique, yoga, pilates and strength training in an invigorating workout to transform your entire body. WeBarre workouts make use of the barre for balance, focusing on isometric holds and then combining it with dynamic exercises and movements. They may even build on the dynamic movements that lead to mini choreographed movements! Barre is suitable for all fitness levels.
FlightSchool.sg offers full-motion flight simulator experience & FAA Private Pilot preparation training, which involves a 12-week ground school & 20 hours of dual & solo full-motion flight simulator training. Thereafter, one may earn a Private Pilot Lisense in the USA in as little as 25 days!
FlightSchool.sg was established by a group of experienced private aviators after realising that there was a huge interest in private aviation – but the cost and timeframe required to obtain a Private Pilot License were prohibitive for many. While there are readily available options for the budding aviator: one can join a Singapore-based flying club (Seletar Flying Club & Singapore Flying Club) or even take a 45 min drive across the causeway via the 2nd link to a flying club based in Senai, Malaysia – be prepared to spend up to one year (based on once a week time commitment) before you are competent enough to take your Private Pilot check ride.
Their ground and flight preparation training program is geared towards helping one obtain an FAA (USA) Private Pilot License.
F45 is now in Pasir Panjang. F45 Training is the new training technique leaving competition and clients gasping for air. F45 is the most innovative, challenging and systemised team training workout in the world. Come and train like the stars at F45 Training.
F45 is the revolutionary training system changing lives around the globe.
Grit Gym is re-launching with a brand new look that levels up the fitness experience, offering gym-goers more space, more function and more workout options.
In its first major facelift since moving to Carpenter Street last September (2015), Grit Gym has revamped its premises, from entrance to training area to toilets. The new look stays true to Grit Gym’s roots and spirit: minimalist, raw, and functional.
To cater to growing demand for a more holistic training programme, the home-grown strength and conditioning gym is also offering four new supplementary classes - Yoga, Boxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). With just a single membership, gym members can now sign up for a mix of classes they previously had to go to separate gyms for.
Housed in the heart of the Central Business District, and within minutes from the Clarke Quay and Raffles Place MRT stations, Grit Gym is known for its highly-personalised strength and conditioning training programmes and dedicated coaches. Each training session comes with a coach-to-client ratio capped at a maximum of 1:4, which allows gym members to benefit from close coaching that helps to speed up progress.
PowerLounge Robinson is South East Asia's first fitness studio to use wireless EMS technology from Germany in their personal training programmes.
EMS or Electo Muscular Stimulation is a total body workout with body current. In this context, it might be helpful to know that our muscles contract through electric impulses (bioelectronics) in normal state. The EMS training makes use of this effect.
Elite athletes use EMS in addition to their training in order to improve their strength and speed. It can also be used for body shaping through muscle formation and catabolism of fat, stimulation of metabolism and tightening of connective tissue.
EMS full-body workout activates over 90% of the muscles fibers at the same time during each contraction! As oppose to conventional weight training, deeper muscles are demanded, as well. That enhances intra- and intercellular coordination. Therefore, the training produces an effect much more rapidly and effectively than conventional weight training. The training effect with EMS training can be up 18 times better than with conventional weight training. Best of all, it only takes 20 minutes per session.
Running Lab is a specialty running store retailing technically advanced running apparel, equipment and footwear. Staffed by sports trainers and experienced runners, they provide assistance to match the right shoe to your foot type and gait, helping to maximise your running performance and reduce risks of injuries. Their facilities include an in-house treadmill for gait analysis, as well as to allow customers to put their shoes to the test before deciding if the pair of shoes they're wearing are truly the right pair for them.
Global sports retailer Decathlon, which had started as an online retailer in Singapore 18 months ago, is hoping to lead the way with its new 7,000 square foot space at Kim Yam Road. At its concept store, there are no cashiers. To make a purchase, customers need to log on its e-commerce platform.
The space also doubles up as its Southeast Asian headquarters. In the next four years, it plans to open five more retail stores in Singapore to complement its online marketing channel - with each store spanning an average of 30,000 square feet. Decathlon has also set up a huge 36,000 square metre warehouse in Jurong West in September.
Oxylane brings together two different activities: Creating international sports products and brands and local and on-line retail.
These two areas of expertise, along with all the brands, are united behind a common purpose: "Together, create desirability and make the pleasure and benefits of sport accessible to everyone."
Decathlon, the original chain created in 1976 near Lille, and the other local and on-line retail formats, sell Passion brand products, made with materials provided by our Component brands, and also the major international brands.