NS FIT: All You Need To Know About The New IPT

No, it doesn’t replace the IPPT. Read on.

By Leonard Lau      10 April 2021

Where are the new locations?

Scattered across our island are 29 new training locations, including Singapore Sports Hub, Waterway Point, Our Tampines Hub, Jurong Lake Gardens and Yishun Town Square.

Our six SAFRA Energy One gyms – including a slew of cardio machines and free weights, as well as swimming pools, jacuzzis, steam rooms and showers – are also part of the list. (Note that due to the existing safe management measures, FIT@SAFRA Gym is currently suspended till further notice.) Three ActiveSG gyms will soon be added to the list.

The SAF started an NS FIT trial in 2019 with 250 NSmen. The response was overwhelmingly positive – with the main plus being the increase in venues near workspaces and homes, as well as timings, which have offered greater flexibility.

What will we find there?

You can choose to undergo your training at FIT@FCC, FIT@Park, FIT@HPB Quick HIIT or FIT@SAFRA Gym.

For FIT@FCC, you will find the aerobic threshold circuit that improves stamina; metabolic circuit that incorporates HIIT (high-intensity interval training); sports and games; weight-loss exercises; as well as IPPT-specific exercises.

For FIT@SAFRA Gym, the programme follows the same guidelines as those for FIT@ FCCs. Because they are customised, FIT@SAFRA Gym sessions cannot be combined with those conducted at the other three types of locations.

For FIT@HPB Quick HIIT, you will find a circuit that features short bursts of high-intensity exercises that build strength, endurance and aerobic fitness over time. Quick HIIT is offered by the HPB for the public.

For FIT@Park, you will get metabolic circuits and aerobic training that challenges you with new fitness protocols that are intense and short in duration. (Note: FIT@Park is only available for NSmen.)


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