Need to lose that festive flab? Watch video of Singaporean woman doing Chinese New Year 'pull-up dance'

SINGAPORE- Need to lose some flab after all the Chinese New Year feasting?

A video of a Singaporean woman doing a "pull-up dance", which has been viewed at least 40,000 times, may offer some inspiration.

 

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The video shows Ms Ming Leong, clad in a tight red dress, doing pull-ups from a bar installed at the bathroom door, while dancing to Lady Gaga's Bad Romance.

She uploaded the 15-second clip on her Facebook page on Feb 19, the first day of Chinese New Year.

By 6.30pm on Feb 22, it had 27,000 views. Her video was also picked up by citizen journalism site Stomp, where it was viewed about 15,000 times.

Ms Ming, who goes by the moniker Suzie Wong on Facebook, told The Straits Times that she decided to try the dance at her mother's home while she was visiting for Chinese New Year.

She had been challenged to it by others who had viewed the original dance by personal trainer Marissa Inda from the United States.

Ms Ming, who described herself as a "health nut", said: "Many people showed me the video, and kind of challenged me to it. I honestly thought I couldn't do it at all."

The fitness instructor wears many hats. She does pole dancing, aerial fitness, and cross-fit. On top of that, she goes jogging four or five times a week. She also owns a pole dancing studio and co-owns an aerial fitness studio.

She said that there are people who follow her fitness journey on social media. She posts four to six times a day on her Facebook and Instagram accounts to document her journey.

She said: "Being an older woman and being fit, many people tell me that they are inspired by my fitness."

jalmsab@sph.com.sg