Hot Bods

Text and pictures by Caroline Chia

Goh Bing Yu, 26

SCDF regular


Height: 1.64m Weight: 55kg

Exercise regimen: My workouts are calisthenics-based, which means I don't use any equipment. Instead, my bodyweight acts as a form of resistance. Some examples of such exercise are pull -ups, planks and plyometric push-ups. I also run and swim two to three times a week. To set a goal for myself, I take part in a triathlon each year. This gives me something to work towards.

Diet: All my meals are home-cooked. Breakfast is usually sliced fish and broccoli in soup. I also take two egg whites daily. My other meals are mostly steamed or stir-fried. I do not take deep-fried food and generally avoid carbohydrates. I do, however, love to eat biscuits, ice-cream and thosai, so I am more mindful of how much of those foods I consume.


Chua Juan Juan, 26

Teacher


Height: 1.63m Weight: 50kg

Exercise regimen: Three to five times on weekdays, I hit the gym for a workout before work. I do both cardiovascular and strength training. Some days I do high intensity interval training for a quick workout. I also make an effort to run 8-12km once or twice a week. On top of that, I swim 20 laps weekly, and go for yoga classes.

Diet: I have fruit and milk for breakfast and have home-cooked meals for lunch and dinner. My diet consists mainly of fish, chicken, eggs and vegetables. I stopped taking simple carbohydrates about five years ago, so I rarely eat the usual carbohydrates like rice, noodles or bread. The one unhealthy food I do take is ice-cream. I have that once or twice a week.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 25, 2015, with the headline 'HotBods'. Print Edition | Subscribe