Hot Bods

Daryl Yeap, 26
Self-employed in beauty and fitness industry

Height: 1.65m Weight: 63kg

Exercise regimen: I train four to five times a week, focusing mainly on calisthenic (body weight) movements - twice a week for all muscle groups, and two to three times a week for a specific muscle group e.g. chest, back and legs. Exercises include pull-ups, push-ups and squats, with four sets of repetitions.

Diet: For breakfast, I usually have a sweet potato and three eggs with a cup of green tea. Lunch is a bowl of brown rice with chicken breast meat and broccoli, and dinner is pasta with a serving of red or white meat with vegetables.


Amy Lai, 19
Law undergraduate

Height: 1.69m Weight: 54kg

Exercise regimen: I work out four to five times a week, alternating between strength training at the gym and cardio. If I have the time, I try to substitute my workouts with sports activities such as bouldering, ultimate frisbee, badminton and basketball.

Diet: I load up on carbs in the earlier part of the day, especially before a workout. I eat home-cooked food as much as possible but when it is not possible, I try to make my meals outside healthier, such as by removing the chicken skin or avoiding food dressing.

Text and pictures by Alphonsus Chern

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 16, 2016, with the headline 'Hot Bods'. Print Edition | Subscribe