Hot Bods

Donovan Sim, 18, Student

Height: 1.70m Weight: 61kg

Exercise regimen: I hit the gym four times a week, with each session lasting two hours. I like to begin my workout with strength training using heavy compound movements before doing isolation exercises. I try to stay active on other days of the week by doing bodyweight exercises like push-ups and pull-ups. I also go out to play a sport to keep training fun and enjoyable.

Diet: I am a huge believer in counting calories and macronutrients (proteins, fats and carbohydrates). Although I don't pack my own meals, I am cautious of what I eat. I make sure I get in the correct ratio of macronutrients every day. I keep my protein intake high and I refrain from fried food and sugary drinks.

Victoria Pang, 23, Student

Height: 1.65m Weight: 50kg

Exercise regimen: I aim to exercise four times a week. The range of workouts I do includes HIIT (high-intensity interval training), weightlifting and yoga. I try to keep my workouts short and effective so they usually last for 30 minutes, one hour each session. I exercise with targets in mind as they help to keep me motivated.

Diet: I don't follow any strict diet or abstain from any food in particular because I believe in adhering to a sustainable diet. I eat whatever I want but in moderation and occasionally indulge in my favourite dishes. At the same time, I try to consume enough protein so that my muscles can recover quickly.

Text and pictures by Jamie Koh

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 12, 2017, with the headline 'Hot Bods'. Print Edition | Subscribe