Fitness trainers want you to know that gentler recovery workouts are crucial

Ms Chong Wan Yieng (left), 49, stretching using a resistance band during an active recovery workout at Tribody Fitness gym. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
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SINGAPORE – Once a week, public servant Chong Wan Yieng exchanges high-intensity workouts for a one-hour active recovery workout in which she stretches her muscles using resistance bands and other props at a boutique gym.

“When I tried the class, I was shocked because it was so chilled out,” says the 49-year-old, an avid gymgoer since 2017. “I’m the sort who needs to sweat a lot so that I feel I’ve worked out.”

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