Hot Bods

Audrey Low, 29
HR professional and pole-dance instructor

Height: 1.6m Weight: 57kg

Exercise regimen: I pole dance about four to five times a week. Each session lasts around two hours and consists of a full body workout, with a focus on core and flexibility. Each pole routine is quite intensive, making for a good cardio exercise. On the side, I occasionally trek while travelling. When I do, I prepare a couple of months ahead by doing load training at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve once a week.

Diet: I eat a lot of small meals throughout the day. I try to eat less carbohydrates and consume more meat for my protein intake. I also don't really take sweet drinks except for coffee, which I have with less sugar. I try to avoid snacking.

Nic Lee, 24
Undergraduate and pro-wrestler

Height: 1.68m Weight: 63kg

Exercise regimen: I go to the gym four times a week and do split workouts regularly. Once a week, I do plyometrics, which consists of squats and vertical jumps, as I need similar explosiveness in the wrestling ring. I also go for pro-wrestling training at least once a week, and do routines that include rolls, lock-ups, chain wrestling and other sorts of physical conditioning.

Diet: I avoid fried food and soft drinks. On top of the usual three meals a day, I have supper before bed on a daily basis. I tend to get my protein intake from salmon, chicken breast meat and almonds. I also consume protein shakes after every workout.

Text and pictures by Mark Cheong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 11, 2016, with the headline 'Hot Bods'. Print Edition | Subscribe