Fit And Fab

Fit And Fab: Getting into the swing of things

Certified fitness instructor Gillian Giam, 47, showing how soft-fabric swings can help support her students' bodies in mid-air while they perform poses. The mother of two, who says she was in horrid shape for most of her life, conducts about 26 class
Certified fitness instructor Gillian Giam, 47, showing how soft-fabric swings can help support her students' bodies in mid-air while they perform poses. The mother of two, who says she was in horrid shape for most of her life, conducts about 26 classes a week at her MotionWerkz studio in Kallang, which she opened in 2013.PHOTO: SOAPY CHUA

A wholesome approach to living is what matters for Gillian Giam, 47

A I believe the way I look is the result of my outlook on life. Trying to look fabulous is not the goal; having a wholesome approach to living is.

A I was in horrid shape for most of my life, being plump and soft in all the wrong places. I went on yo-yo diets and was preoccupied with my career and later, being a mother.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2018, with the headline 'Getting into the swing of things'. Print Edition | Subscribe