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Work out while you wait! Singapore bus stop trials outdoor gym for passengers to feel the burn03:34

Work out while you wait! Singapore bus stop trials outdoor gym for passengers to feel the burn

Singapore, Singapore
November 30, 2022 at 14:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

An exercise initiative in Singapore is trialling gym equipment a bus stops, as shown in footage filmed on Monday.

Footage shows commuters burning the calories using a static bicycle for the legs and an upper body ergometer for the arms.

The 'Recharge' project is a collaboration between the Singapore Ministry of Health and students at the Singapore University of Technology and Design’s SOULab.

"What we were very encouraged to see is that a lot of the aunties here, they actually come out to exercise daily," explained Sofie, one of the research team. "The daily exercise can also range from five minutes, eight minutes or even half an hour. …That also means that we have achieved our goal of getting at least 150 minutes of exercise weekly."

Participants can also charge their phones from the equipment, and collect coins or points to redeem vouchers. The reseachers say the feedback has been positive, with many also enjoying the chance to meet neighbours and make new friends.

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An exercise initiative in Singapore is trialling gym equipment a bus stops, as shown in footage filmed on Monday.

Footage shows commuters burning the calories using a static bicycle for the legs and an upper body ergometer for the arms.

The 'Recharge' project is a collaboration between the Singapore Ministry of Health and students at the Singapore University of Technology and Design’s SOULab.

"What we were very encouraged to see is that a lot of the aunties here, they actually come out to exercise daily," explained Sofie, one of the research team. "The daily exercise can also range from five minutes, eight minutes or even half an hour. …That also means that we have achieved our goal of getting at least 150 minutes of exercise weekly."

Participants can also charge their phones from the equipment, and collect coins or points to redeem vouchers. The reseachers say the feedback has been positive, with many also enjoying the chance to meet neighbours and make new friends.