Gym buffs rejoice! Enjoy a FREE 1-day pass from Anytime Fitness or join an exhilarating spinning class at Perigon. No matter who you are or what you’re into, Santolan Town Plaza promises to be the town for you. The latest tribe that will enjoy their time at Rockwell’s San Juan retailscape? Fitness buffs.
Come for: the underground, grungy vibe.
An indoor cycling studio that looks like a hip hangout spot? Sign us up! Don’t let its Instagrammable interiors fool you, though. With 28 bikes and instructors that mean business, Perigon is where you want to be if you’re in for a serious spinning session.
Stay for: the intense, holistic workout.
Photo from Perigon’s Instagram Page
You get a mix of cardio, HIIT (high-intensity interval training), weights, and stretching all while pedaling to the rhythm of hip-hop, EDM, or pop beats. Instructors encourage riders to give it their all, but don’t get pressured to be better than the person beside you. While a little competition is healthy, the phrase “PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION” lights up the walls as a reminder to build the best version of yourself.
Keep coming back for: the community.
“We’re friendly and inclusive. We value authenticity in our space and there’s no judgement here whether you’re a first timer or an advanced rider,” shares Bryan Toh, Co-owner of Perigon.
The interiors may seem cold and classes sound hardcore, but the team is warm, helpful, and genuinely cares about riders’ safety. In fact, instructors recommend newbies to come in 30 minutes before the class (if you’re a regular, 15 minutes will do) so they can teach you the proper way to setup and stay on the bike. They also constantly remind you to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Purchase Perigon passes and book a bike (and for two other friends) through www.perigon.co. They offer 5-, 10-, 20-, 30- and 50-pass rides that are can be shared between you and two other friends.
ANYTIME FITNESS, 3/F
Come for: the quiet neighborhood vibe.
While the fitness franchise has been in the country for almost half a decade, not all branches are housed in a quaint nook in the city. Anytime Fitness in Santolan Town Plaza is perfect for members who want 24/7 access to a well-equipped gym while still enjoying a quiet neighborhood vibe.
Stay for: private shower rooms.
Finally, no more shared cubicles. After a good sweaty session, you get to freshen up comfortably!
Keep coming back for: the view from the treadmill.
Night owls looking to get some cardio in will enjoy a view of Santolan that’s reminiscent of the Rockwell Center skyline. If you need variety and a break from looking out the window, the treadmills have screens that allow you to browse the Internet, watch an episode or two of your favorite Netflix show, or listen to music on Spotify.
Sign up for a FREE 1-day pass at Anytime Fitness, Santolan Town Plaza. The staff would be more than happy to show you around.