Hot Bods: I'm a foodie so I train harder to increase my metabolism

Accountant Jon Phay (left) and freelance model and event talent Ashley Serene Ng.
Accountant Jon Phay (left) and freelance model and event talent Ashley Serene Ng.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF JON PHAY, COURTESY OF ASHELY SERENE NG

SINGAPORE - Meet this week's hot bods - accountant Jon Phay, 35, and freelance model Ashley Serene Ng, 30.

Jon Phay, 35

Accountant

Height: 1.79m

Weight: 70kg

Exercise regimen

I do weight and resistance training five times a week, and cardio - a mix of middle-distance runs and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) sprints - about four times a week. Weight training has become a habit, so I do not find it a chore. Running helps me clear my mind too.

Diet

I love fried food and ice cream, so I watch my calories where possible.

I prepare my own weekday lunches, which are always chicken breasts and broccoli. In a social setting, I try not to restrict my diet and have whatever my friends are having.

Ashley Serene Ng, 30

Freelance model and event talent

Height: 1.65m

Weight: 49kg

Exercise regimen

I do strength training three times a week and low-intensity steady-state cardio once a week such as hiking for at least two hours. I am a foodie, so I train harder to increase my metabolism.

Diet

I eat everything, but in moderation. I need my milk tea every day. Most importantly, I make sure I get enough protein daily.