Not long after announcing the imminent opening of the largest gym in Singapore at Millenia Walk later this year, the True Group has kept up its fitness offerings with a brand new concept. Spanning a massive 15,000 square feet across two levels, the flagship TFX fitness club puts the spotlight on innovation and technology to create a vastly different experience than its all its other competitors.
Here, the selling point (besides its tech offerings) are programmes are curated based on True Fitness’ ‘4-Quadrant Fitness model, which focuses on Metabolic, Strength, Restoration and Variability conditioning.
The focus on technology isn’t exactly revolutionary in the industry, but few have yet to offer it with such an understanding of how its clients work out. It comes as no surprise then, that the TFX Funan is one of many firsts.
The first thing that’ll hit you immediately is how digitally-apt the gym is, which will undoubtedly be a big draw for tech-savvy millennials. Franchised gyms are often known to purchase equipment in bulk from one specific brand, which makes sense from a business perspective but unfortunately falls short when delivering the best performance for consumers. Instead of taking the shortcut, TFX Funan houses a curated selection of machines from various brands, ensuring that every equipment is truly the best in its class.
As the first gym in Southeast Asia to house the Matrix Strength Ultra Series you can look forward to fancy equipment such as the brand’s chest press and seated row machines, both of enables its user to log in to track performance.
The traditional sled — a favourite amongst Crossfitters — is replaced by the Torque Tank M2 resistance trainer, a vastly more versatile bi-directional tool that’s used for building explosive power. Then there are thoughtful touches by way of the Eleiko Öppen deadlift bar, which sees an open design that not only allows for a variety of lunges and carries besides deadlifts, but also rubber feet for unencumbered loading and unloading. The gym is the first in the region to offer the Olympic weightlifting tool.
Other notable machines include the Air Runner, Concept 2’s Bike, Ski Ergs, and rowers, and functional training equipment from Ziva.
The snazzy machines are not the only highlight of the gym; the TFX Funan will also be the first franchised gym in Singapore to employ Myzone, a nifty heart-rate based system provided on sign-up that uses wireless and cloud technology to project your performance in real-time via big screens. This not only motivated us to push harder during the trial class, but also made it effortless to keep track of fitness goals both in and out the gym via an app.
If you don’t fancy sweating it out at the gym, the TFX Funan’s swimming pool and outdoor swim deck is a rare oasis in the city to unwind at.
It’s not often a gym bothers going above and beyond to carefully select state-of-the-art equipment for its users, and that in itself has helped TFX Funan stand out from the rest. To say its instructors are very passionate in pushing you to your limits is an understatement; the crew there are always on hand to guide you through the machines and ensuring you use them with proper form.
TFX Funan is arguably one of the most tech-savvy facilities around, which in today’s climate is a major plus. If you’re one to obsessively keep track of your fitness journey, this one’s just the gym for you.