Hot Bods: How a yoga teacher and a food delivery rider keep fit

Yoga teacher Myca Velarde (left) and food delivery rider Muhammad Azmy Saifudin Juffri.
Yoga teacher Myca Velarde (left) and food delivery rider Muhammad Azmy Saifudin Juffri.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - Meet this week's hot bods, yoga teacher Myca Velarde, 37, and food delivery rider Muhammad Azmy Saifudin Juffri, 40.

Myca Velarde, 37

Executive assistant and yoga teacher

Height: 1.63m

Weight: 55kg

Exercise regimen: I started taking yoga classes in my early 30s. It has made me stronger mentally and physically.

I used to do it daily, but have cut it down to four times a week. I also box twice a week and run 5km weekly.

Diet: I developed a long list of food allergies recently. I have to avoid eggs and dairy products now. For breakfast, I have something light and healthy, like low-sugar muesli with non-dairy milk.

I don't have a specific diet for the rest of the day, but will opt for healthier choices like kale or spinach salad with grilled chicken, tuna or salmon and yong tau foo - less carbs and more protein.

Muhammad Azmy Saifudin Juffri, 40

Food delivery rider

Height: 1.68m

Weight: 79kg

Exercise regimen: I have been motivated since national service to exercise as I want to continue being fit as I grow older.

I am also inspired by fit and strong individuals who are in their 60s or 70s. I put aside an hour every day to do weightlifting, resistance training and functional training. Before Covid-19, I would also play football every Sunday.

Diet: My diet consists mostly of unprocessed food. I eat rice, meat and vegetables daily.

As the day progresses, my carb intake decreases. I take only protein for dinner. I have tea for breakfast and water throughout the day.

Once in a blue moon, I eat a tub of ice cream in one sitting while watching Netflix.