Kickstart The Perfect Morning At SAFRA Clubhouses

Begin your day on the right foot with these activities!

By Sean Yee        16 December 2022

Take charge of your mornings with the enthusiasm and zest you would like your day to embody! With the multitude of facilities available at SAFRA’s clubhouses – some open from as early as 6am – you have your choice of an easy start with yoga or a leisurely bike ride, to getting your blood pumping with an intense gym session. Then, reward yourself with a hearty breakfast and you’re ready to take on the day!

Start your day with yoga

Photo: Yoga Inc Facebook

The benefits of yoga have been well-documented for centuries; for good reason of course. Practising yoga helps to cultivate mindfulness, improves your concentration, mental clarity and calmness, and allows you to begin your day on the perfect note. 

Yoga Inc at SAFRA Punggol has an array of therapeutic yoga classes that focus on your personal energies (known as Yin and Yang) and how they can be utilised to cultivate inner healing. As an international Yoga Alliance accredited yoga school,  you will be in good hands under the team of qualified and experienced local teachers.

Where to go:

Yoga Inc: SAFRA Punggol (Opens at 10am on weekdays, 8am on weekends, 9am on public holidays)
SAFRA members enjoy 10% off all regular packages

Explore your ‘hood on a bicycle

Photo: Bike Stop Facebook

Pair the morning’s sunny glow with a pleasant bike ride around Singapore’s more naturalistic terrains. SAFRA Punggol is a great starting point, given its centralised location and scenic surrounds – there’s even a one-stop Bike Stop where you can rent a bike or a pair of rollerblades! 

Where to go:

Bike Stop: SAFRA Punggol (Opens at 9am except for Mondays, when it opens at 11am)

Have a smashing start with tennis, squash and badminton

Photo: Renith R on Unsplash

Sports like tennis, squash and badminton are great ways to build up your personal endurance and strength – and you will only need to bring along a friend for the ride! With SAFRA’s new mobile application, you can also easily book a court at your convenience. Fuss-free and logistically minimal, these sport variants are great ways for you to get your adrenaline fix. 

Where to go:

Tennis: SAFRA Tampines and SAFRA Jurong (Opens at 7am)
Squash: SAFRA Tampines and Toa Payoh (Opens at 7am)
Badminton: SAFRA Tampines, Mount Faber and Toa Payoh (Opens at 7am) 

Score with basketball, futsal and football

If you have a team ready to kickstart the day with a heart-pumping game, SAFRA has got you covered with facilities for the likes of basketball, futsal and football. Speaking of which, Lion City Sailors Soccer Academy (which holds its practice sessions at SAFRA Tampines) is always looking to recruit young soccer enthusiasts into their football schools. With a highly driven curriculum that is both ambitious and adept, this academy is the perfect place to pick up the sport!

Where to go:

Basketball: SAFRA Mount Faber and Yishun (Opens at 7am)
Futsal: SAFRA Tampines, Jurong and Mount Faber (Opens at 7am)

Football: SAFRA Tampines (Opens at 7am) 

Work up a sweat at EnergyOne Gyms

While it may seem extreme to begin the day with an intense workout, it can also be really liberating to direct your work stress into a vigorous exercise session. With six branches spread across all the SAFRA clubhouses, SAFRA’s EnergyOne gyms are equipped with cardio machines, resistance training machines and free weights, with personal trainers on hand to guide you. No more excuses not to start getting fit!

Where to go:

EnergyOne Gyms: SAFRA Mount Faber, Yishun, Punggol, Tampines, Jurong and Toa Payoh (Opens at 6.30am, 6am for SAFRA Punggol’s outlet)

Until 31 December 2022, use your NS55 credits at EnergyOne and get up to 33% more value! Sign up for any Silver plan and get 3 extra months at no additional cost, with minimum use of $50 NS55 credits. For more info, visit www.safra.sg/energyone-gym/promotions

Treat yourself to McDonald’s

Photo: SPH Media

With a menu that is so beloved, it has cultivated its own cult following, and an ambience which many call a second home, McDonald’s infectious convivial spirit is exactly what one would need to perk up their mornings. Whether it’s fluffy pancakes glazed with maple syrup, or its signature McMuffins, McDonald’s is bound to turn your morning frown upside down! 

Where to go:

McDonald’s: SAFRA Toa Payoh, Yishun and Punggol (Opens at 7am for SAFRA Toa Payoh, 6am for SAFRA Yishun and 24 hours for SAFRA Punggol’s outlet)
SAFRA members can redeem a free apple pie or sundae with every purchase of an Extra Value Meal

Enjoy a traditional breakfast at Heavenly Wang

Photo: Heavenly Wang website

Many would know of Heavenly Wang for its rustic chicken curry, accompanied by a piping hot plate of rice. For breakfast, however, it’s almost mandatory that you opt for its traditional breakfast set that comes with runny soft-boiled eggs, crispy toast slathered in a mix of kaya and butter, and a cup of kopi or teh.

Where to go:

Heavenly Wang: SAFRA Punggol and Mount Faber (Opens at 8am)
SAFRA members enjoy 10% off a la carte purchases, with an additional 5% discount with a WANG Loyalty Card

Flip for prata at Springleaf Prata Place

Photos: Springleaf Prata Place Facebook

You can’t go wrong with the classics at Springleaf such as prata, thosai and murtabak. In fact, if you’re feeling especially hungry, you can even opt for its Impossible Murtaburger (yes, it looks and tastes as it sounds – sinfully indulgent!) 

Where to go:

Springleaf Prata Place: SAFRA Tampines, Jurong and Yishun (Opens at 8am)
SAFRA Card Members enjoy 10% off the final bill and 11B holders enjoy 5% off the final bill

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