Powerful Lunch-time PAUSE Ideas

Words: Ferina Natasya Aziz
Photos: Matthew Henry


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Here are some great lunch-time options for you to fire up for the rest of the afternoon. Avoid a heavy lunch prior to engaging in these activities – If you’re going to opt to get physical, the best time to eat is post-activity.

If you have 10 minutes...

Mediate with The House of Yoga (starting from EUR€1)Access this anywhere you are. Offering meditations from as short as 5 minutes and an array of yoga styles and levels to suit your practice. We love not only the aesthetics of House of Yoga, but more importantly the high quality of these lovingly created classes that are sure to invoke a sense of calm for that short pause you are giving your mind and body.

If you have 20 minutes...

Oxygen Therapy at O2N2 (starting from SGD$20) Get an oxygen bar chamber for 20 mins or maximise the experience with a siesta session this oxygen boosting service. “We are already breathing oxygen, why do I even need to pay to breathe?” you ask. Well, given the increasing level of toxins in the air (or stale office bubbles) this is a clean, concentrated flow of oxygen - breathing this in directly will enhance energy, improve alertness and concentration, and calm and clarify a fuzzy mind.

If you have 30 minutes...

HIIT at Ritual Gym (starting from SGD$50 /1 week trial) Head for a Ritual class. These guys know what busy people want: efficiency. You can get in and out within 30 minutes with their High Intensity Interval Training (20mins) that combines strength and cardio. Shower straight after and grab a fresh, healthy, post-workout smoothie – you’ll also be burning calories for hours after. Forgot your gym kit? Never mind! Arrive heeled and suited and you can still get gym wear, towels and grooming products for your needs. Definitely our top pick for a powerful lunch boost!

If you have 40 minutes...

Virgin Active Stress Less (memberships start from SGD$51.50/week) More than just a regular workout gym: Virgin Active has a pool, a salt inhalation room for detoxification and healing, and sleep pods where you can cocoon for a great power nap. Whether you worked up a sweat or not you can finish your visit with an amazing essential oil infused shower. Wow to that! (and how do I get something similar installed at home?)

» If you have 60 minutes...

Sole House (starting from SGD$95) Book in this mobile relaxation massage service for the comforts of your own home or, especially, the office! We love, love, love reflexology. Try the dedicated foot reflexology or a full-body massage: these massages can stimulate and equally calm a stressed out central nervous system to eliminate toxins, improve organ function and digestion, and induce deeper relaxation.Are there other must-know places and services to help us get through our working days feeling strong and calm? Send us your tips for a chance to win yourself a session with one of these great places.