Hot Bods

Leroy Tan, 24

Freelance personal trainer

Height: 1.70m Weight: 72kg

Exercise regimen: I head to the gym about four to six times a week and work out for two hours. I focus more on good form, which means following a proper weight-lifting technique. Once in a while, I trick my body by doing more repetitions in a set. This helps to push blood into the muscle for better pumps.

Diet: I eat at least one kilogram of chicken breast daily, with lots of fibre intake like asparagus and broccoli. I also eat complex carbohydrates like sweet potatoes and oats. Hitting the right amount of calories with the right macronutrients is the most important.


Merdin Yeoh, 28

Yoga instructor

Height: 1.62m Weight: 50kg

Exercise regimen: I practise Ashtanga yoga daily. It is a traditional style of yoga which is more dynamic than static. It requires a lot of breathing and movement, and is a mind and body workout. I teach one-hour yoga classes five days a week, with an average of two classes a day. I swim and do CrossFit at least once a week.

Diet: I always eat breakfast as it's very important to me. I usually have eggs, toast and a banana. I don't eat much meat. I prefer vegetables and fruit - food that makes me feel lighter. If I'm hungry between yoga classes, I'll snack on nuts and chocolate to keep my energy up.

  • Text and pictures by Joyce Fang
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 17, 2016, with the headline 'Hot Bods'. Print Edition | Subscribe