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In the pursuit of a healthy and fit lifestyle, personal trainers have emerged as invaluable allies. While their primary role is to guide and motivate individuals in achieving their fitness goals, these trainers provide much more than just training tips. They offer comprehensive support for holistic health, addressing various aspects of well-being, including diet planning, alternative exercises such as yoga or stretches, and lifestyle habit changes like sleep management. I mean, admit it, you have been bingeing Bridgerton 1 and 2 before the launch of Season 3. So let’s explore

Ah… the question everyone asks especially at the beginning of the year when setting their ‘New Year New Me’ resolution. Well, training with a personal trainer and training on your own are two completely different approaches to achieving your fitness goals. While one provides accountability, motivation, and personalized guidance, the other offers freedom, flexibility, and self-direction - what is it you’re looking for? Let’s deep dive into the key differences between both.   Training with a Personal Trainer in Singapore Personal training is a one-on-one session with a qualified fitness professional who designs

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Preparing for your big day can be exciting, but also stressful, as you want to look and feel your best. If you are looking to get in shape for your wedding, there are a few things you can do to make sure you are prepared and feeling confident on your big day.   Start prepping early The earlier you start, the better. Depending on your fitness level and the goals you want to achieve, you should aim to start at least 3-6 months before your wedding day. This

Have you heard of the term ‘side hustle’? Ask any millennial or Gen Z folk and high chance you’ll be left inspired to have your own. Having a side hustle in today’s age is much like wearing a badge of honor. It’s a showcase of smarts, drive, and ambition to do more than just the regular guy next door. What most people will tell you is that having a side hustle isn’t the easiest thing to achieve. Starting a new business comes with its huge risks and uncertainty. For most,

Thinking of hiring a personal trainer but have your doubts? Let us help answer some common questions customers have in Singapore.    1. Is it worth paying for a personal trainer? The short answer is yes (if you manage to find a good personal trainer). The longer answer is still a yes, but please let me explain why. A few factors come into play here.    Knowledge - a fine personal trainer is a wealth of knowledge. You can gather this knowledge yourself, through books, YouTube videos or courses but more often than not, it’s

If you’re serious about getting into good shape and health, you’ll know that diet does about 70% of the job. The word ‘diet’ scares most people because it’s easily associated with food that probably tastes blend and joyless. But people are getting more creative with recipes, so we’ve put together a tight list of things to eat before and after personal training, and for all the other days and time.   Before training - what to eat There are plenty of good options to fuel yourself before heading for a solid workout, but

The most exciting show to hit Netflix after Squid Game, is Physical: 100. If you haven’t watched it, surely you must have heard all the hype. Physical: 100 is a real life competition where 100 of the fittest in Korea come together to compete for prize money, and of course pride. The show challenges viewers to think twice when judging someone’s physique and immediately assuming whether one is stronger or weaker than another. So, that said, let’s break down what body build is better - lean or muscular? Lean There are several fitness

Personal training isn’t cheap. A session starts at a low average of $80 all the way to $200 per hour for some personal trainers! Trying to get the most out of your sessions will therefore be a sensible thing to do. Here are some tips on how you can do just that:   1. Prioritize your personal training sessions and reserve energy for them.  If you enter a session feeling drained and lethargic surely the training effect will be suboptimal. There are many ways to make sure you are fresh when you do

Already training with a personal trainer in Singapore or thinking of hiring one? Make sure he/she is not making these mistakes when coaching you.   1. Changing up exercises or training programs too often.  Some personal trainers, especially in big gyms in Singapore with lots of equipment, fall into the trap of using too many exercises, thinking that sticking to a few good exercises will shortchange their clients. Imagine going to the gym week 1 doing dumbbell bench press, week 2 doing incline barbell press, week 3 doing dips and week 4 doing push-ups.

State of the art machines with self-serve lemon water on tap - Being an exclusive member to a luxurious gym is often the ambition of many Personal Trainers, the reality however, is that with the ever fluctuating and increasing gym rates, it’s not the most feasible option especially if you’re just starting out. The bright and bold silver lining is that you as a Personal Trainer actually have free access to multiple outdoor exercise equipment peppered all over our cozy country - yes that’s right - we’re referring to the neighborhood

Have you been trying to exercise to burn fat or eat healthy in hopes of speeding up weight loss but seeing little or no results? It can be frustrating to spend so much time and effort on something but get back little returns. I’d recommend that you outsource this exercise to the weight loss professionals - personal trainers. Through proper exercise, diet and lifestyle modifications, personal trainers are most efficient in helping you shed the weight and achieve your ideal physique in the shortest time possible.   So how does a personal

Are you looking to embark on a weight loss program? Successful weight loss programs for men shouldn't be complicated. Other than improving aesthetics and self-confidence, weight loss brings about plenty of health benefits and reduces the chances of getting various ailments. Today, let’s discuss the 4 pillars to weight loss and toning for men.   Diet Setting up a proper diet – that is the first and most important step in setting up our weight loss program. A program without a well-thought-out diet plan will rarely succeed. A good starting point is to eat

Previously, we covered 5 suggestions on the nutrition aspect of fitness while traveling. In this final part of the article, we will go through some ideas for exercising while traveling. 1) Make it a point to workout at least once Continuing with what you have already been doing prior to traveling will help you stay on track on your fitness goal. However, we know that this is an ideal situation, and when traveling many things can take us off your ideal plan. Therefore, the idea is to do what is close to what

The previous part covered the key ideas for staying in shape while traveling. Let us now dive into the nutrition aspect. Note: This part assumes the reader does not count macronutrients. 1) Match your meal frequency to your schedule Let's face it - traveling can be hectic even though it's fun. A lot of time is spent on getting from one place to another. As such, it may be difficult to get in our scheduled, standard meals in. For instance, it may be difficult to get breakfast in if you have to leave early

Ahh, it's that time of the year again to let go of commitments for a while and go abroad to have fun. To take in the sights, sounds, smell and taste of everything foreign. Traveling sounds fun to most people. Unfortunately, for many people who are conscious about how they look, traveling may pose a challenge to their fitness routine. If you've ever felt frustrated about trying to keep your fitness routine while abroad, worry no further! This article will help you out. Simply follow the following few principles and you will be

6 packs training. Getting those sexy muscles to show up prominently on our bodies. Indeed, many would agree that there is not much better feeling than waking up with some soreness in the abs the day after a good ab workout. Or as the current term goes, core workout.   However, what exactly does "core" refer to? Many people are probably unaware, but the term was first coined by Bob Gajda and Dr Richard Dominquez in 1982 in their book Total Body Training. It was stated in the book the following: "The first essential concept

1) How soon can I start training after giving birth? This really depends on what kind of birth you delivered. Was it a natural delivery, or a C-section/ Ceaserean? Was your delivery a smooth one, or one with complications? Also, were you exercising before your pregnancy? Having already had an active lifestyle before your delivery helps condition your body. Your muscles would more likely be in a readier state for conditioning again after the stress of delivery, so your waiting time after delivery is likely to be shorter before you can pick

Do you have a passion for fitness and all things healthy? This passion should ideally expand beyond a love for hitting the gym and straining your muscles. While being fit yourself is part of the job, being a Personal Trainer is really about helping others achieve their fitness and health related goals. Personal Training can give you flexibility in your time management, but really thriving as a trainer means you need to establish your reputation in the industry, and have good interpersonal skills. Clients can be demanding, unreasonable or unmotivated –

Most people do not understand the importance of postural health. However, deciding to have good posture is as important a health decision as deciding to exercise, have a good diet, etc.   Poor posture is often the root cause of chronic aches and pain. When your posture is bad, your body starts to compensate, forcing it to take on an even worse posture.   Common causes of poor posture include: 1) Long hours in front of computer – this is the most common cause in our modern times. Unfortunately, institutions often do not provide adequate,

The dreaded 9 letter word (not that I know of many other dreaded 9 letter words) – Cellulite. It’s funny how just 1 simple word can get the same reaction from people, and it usually isn’t a pleasant reaction!   Before we break down the condition, let’s take a look at the definition to gain a general understanding of what beast we are dealing with today.   Cellulite is described as a condition caused by uneven fat and fibrous tissue deposits beneath the surface, resulting in dimpled skin.     The graphic shows how the outer layers