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Getting personal with personal fitness trainer, John Fong

Getting personal with personal fitness trainer, John Fong

Looking at John Fong’s rippling, toned physique now, it’s impossible to imagine that the 26-year-old fitness trainer used to be an average guy who cannot manage to perform a pull-up. “I only started going to the gym to improve my pull-ups because I didn’t want to go in two months earlier for NS,” John quipped. John took his first step into the world of fitness as a polytechnic student, at the young age of 18. What started as an innocuous personal training to ‘escape’ early admission for conscription turned into motivation. Zero pull-ups became two, then three, and it gradually…
Barry’s Singapore Launch: The Creators Of The HIIT Workout Open Their Flagship Studio In Asia

Barry’s Singapore Launch: The Creators Of The HIIT Workout Open Their Flagship Studio In Asia

Barry’s, the legendary gym that pioneered the foray into High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts in 1998 is bringing its breathtakingly high-intensity workouts (literally) to the heart of Singapore.   Adored by celebrities around the world, Barry’s first ever studio in Asia will be opening on 11 May 2019, at Level 3, 18 Robinson Road. Barry’s Singapore is owned by Fitness and Lifestyle Group (FLG). Barry’s Singapore studio spans across 4,293ft2, featuring a minimalist industrial space comprising of the brand’s signature Red Room, alongside the Fuel Bar, a retail space, and fully-equipped changing room facilities. Barry’s Brand Background A game changer…
KOKUYO ING 360° Gliding Chair Brings A Whole New Take To Office Chairs

KOKUYO ING 360° Gliding Chair Brings A Whole New Take To Office Chairs

KOKUYO Co. Ltd, a leading provider of office design and furniture in Japan, is setting the pace for office furniture industry with the unveiling of their breakthrough KOKUYO ING 360° Gliding Chair. The ground-breaking 360° gliding innovation keeps both the body and mind active, addressing the growing health and wellness issues among office workers who sit still in the office for prolonged hours at a time. Varied findings have indicated that office workers in Singapore spend the bulk of their time sitting still at their desks, which is a key contributing factor in the increase in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and…
5 Questions with Singaporean Pole Dancer Louis Sue: “We can’t stop public scrutiny if we don’t show them something that can change their minds”

5 Questions with Singaporean Pole Dancer Louis Sue: “We can’t stop public scrutiny if we don’t show them something that can change their minds”

In case you’ve missed it, 25-year-old Louis Sue whirled his way into the judges’ hearts during the auditions of AXN’s Asia’s Got Talent (AGT) Season 3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC4YC1eIDow Not only is Louis a professional pole dancer who has actively competed in pole dancing competitions, he is also a co-owner and pole dancing instructor at PXD Pole Studio. Over the years, Louis has won several competitions; including the Seoul International Poledance Championship in 2018. We paid a visit to PXD Pole Studio, where we met Louis and even got to try our hands on pole dancing. Needless to say, it was no…
5 Steps for Setting Successful Fitness Goals

5 Steps for Setting Successful Fitness Goals

It is the time of the year when everyone becomes hyped up with their new year resolutions! Common resolutions like “I want to be fit this year” is achievable, but do you have a clear direction for it? Identifying what you want is just the first step – you should also be making a plan to achieve it! Here comes the importance of goal setting. Many of us may know about SMART goals, and for the uninitiated, it is an acronym for the following words: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-based. The SMART goals may seem like a fair framework for…
5 Tips to Improve Your Fitness Regime in 2019

5 Tips to Improve Your Fitness Regime in 2019

When it comes to health and fitness, Singaporeans are rather adventurous when it comes to trying new things. Fitness Trends 2018 Infographic by Wellness Creative Co. As we head into 2019, there are three prominent fitness trends that I believe will stay relevant: 1. Wearable tech Devices such as Polar fitness trackers, Fitbit, and Apple watches are always on you. Being able to see your fitness and health progress in real-time is a good reminder to have throughout the day. 2. Bodyweight training You need to be comfortable moving about with your own body mass. There is no point trying…
How To Maintain Your Food Intake During the Festive Season

How To Maintain Your Food Intake During the Festive Season

The festive season is the time to indulge in good food. Sinful delights are almost impossible to escape during this period. However, as a trainer, this period is also when I worry the most for my clients – that they would fall off the tracks to attain their personal goals. How does one avoid ‘falling off the tracks’ during the holiday season, then? Here are some tips that can help. Tip #1: Ask Yourself if You’re Really Hungry Is it actual hunger or simply a craving? Am I resisting unnecessary snacking until the next mealtime? Identify your hunger cues and…
Spartan Downtown Challenge 2018: The Finish Line is Yours For The Taking

Spartan Downtown Challenge 2018: The Finish Line is Yours For The Taking

The name “Spartan” alone carries a legacy commonly associated with fearsome, disciplined warriors, soon becoming synonymous with endurance, strength, and the pursuit of physical greatness. Spartan warriors are remembered to have completed legendary feats, surpassing the limits many ordinary people struggle to reach. To this day, the Spartan name is still being used with near superhuman feats, and this time, it has arrived in town for brave local Spartans to conquer. The Spartan Downtown Challenge 2018 is the first inception of the Spartan Singapore urban obstacle course. Hosted in conjunction with OUE Downtown on 23 June 2018, Spartans stepped up…
Forest Adventure: 3 Hours of Fun in Singapore’s Iconic Treetop Obstacle Course

Forest Adventure: 3 Hours of Fun in Singapore’s Iconic Treetop Obstacle Course

In Singapore where it is a dense and concrete jungle, it might seem difficult to find some unique outdoor fun here. At the turn of every corner in our little red dot, one will either be greeted by the lifeless facades of HDB blocks, or pricey shopping malls. As the years go by, along with the economic growth of the nation, our childhood escapades have all but reignited. But all hope for fun in the outdoors is not lost – turn your heads (and hopes) to the East and Forest Adventure awaits to fill the void! View this post on…
Fitness & Fasting: Keep Your Gains & Fast In Check This Ramadan

Fitness & Fasting: Keep Your Gains & Fast In Check This Ramadan

The time draws nigh for the most sacred month of the year for our Muslim friends, who have to observe strict fasting from dawn to sunset. With proper dietary planning, you don’t have to be afraid to train around the season – and you’ll definitely not lose your gains, if you follow these dietary guidelines closely. Here is the break-down of the dietary intake by its hour, with both the pre-dawn meal (suhur) and sunset meal (iftar) included in the plan: 1930hrs: Dinner (Iftar) 2100hrs: 1 scoop of protein for Pre-Workout 2200hrs: 1 scoop of protein for Post-Workout 2200hrs –…
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