Hot Bods

Blake Ng, 25


Height: 1.7m Weight: 60kg

Exercise regimen: I do a wide variety of exercises such as sprints, callisthenics (body-weight movements), swimming and weightlifting - all with the objective of achieving well-rounded fitness that is functional to my everyday life. I enjoy mixing up my workouts but constantly seek to find a balance in all that I do. My motto: train safe, train happy.

Diet: I eat everything except processed food (fast food). As long as I'm eating a balanced meal inclusive of carbohydrates, fat and proteins (according to my training), I know I'm feeding myself enough. I believe that we should all adopt a healthy diet that is sustainable, easy to prepare (considering our busy schedules) and one that feeds our body well.

Maeve Suar, 29


Height: 1.61m Weight: 58kg

Exercise regimen: I used to be in the Trim and Fit (TAF) programme when I was in school. I picked up sports and now I'm into Crossfit training, which consists of Olympic lifting, gymnastics and metabolic conditioning. I train five times a week - on a three-day workout, one-day rest, two-day workout, one-day rest routine. On my non- training days, mobility work and sleep are priorities.

Diet: I follow a 100 per cent plant-based diet focusing on minimally-processed, nutrient-dense foods. It keeps me energetic and helps me recover quickly between training. I eat five or six small meals a day, increasing carbohydrates (oatmeal, brown rice and quinoa) before workouts. I don't track my calories but usually eat more during heavier training days. I believe in a sustainable, healthy diet and I occasionally indulge in vegan ice cream and vegan pizzas.

Text and pictures by Kua Chee Siong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 19, 2017, with the headline 'Hot Bods'. Print Edition | Subscribe