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Fitness in the Dark: Torch HIIT
Founded during the Covid-19 pandemic by reknowned fitness instructor Nelson Wong, Torch HIIT features High Intensity Interval Training classes with the use of Blaze Pods in the dark - testing the reaction times of participants. We speak to founder Nelson, an Under Armour Ambassador and co-founder of the Superhero Runners, to find out more.
Football Freestyle and Panna: EXPY Crew
An international football freestyle crew based in Singapore, EXPY - which stands for "express yourself", comprises four youths who share a fierce passion for football tricks and entertaining the crowd. We speak with founders Daryl Low and Valerie Su and Panna teammate Shaun Tan on what drives them on in this niche sport in Singapore.
Skater Girl and Supermodel: Ziyi Kuek
A former national skater and Miss World Singapore 2015 pageant winner, Ziyi Kuek is not a stranger to the limelight. Her passion in skating has seen her take up coaching for the sport in recent years. We speak with Ziyi to find out more about the different types of skating and blading there are, her passion for the sport, and why she goes by the name of "Skater Gal".
Singapore Yoga Icon: Roxanne Gan
A reknowned Singapore Yoga instructor, Roxanne Gan grew in prominence over the years having been named as SHAPE Fit Girl in 2018. She was also named in "Thirty Under 30" list on Public Culture Studio's website on successful entrepreneurs. Having taught in the Yoga and Fitness scene for over 10 years, Roxanne shares her beginnings of how she got into Yoga, and who her influence was.
The Jump Rope Ninja: Fariq Azizan
First trying on jump rope for weight loss, Fariq Azizan has since become one of the most prominent jump rope specialists in the Singapore fitness scene. Known by his social media moniker "The Jump Rope Ninja", he has combined his passion for jump rope with a combination of fitness styles, including basic calisthenics.
Athlete Led Workouts: Grityard Gym
Founded by a trio of former national athletes, Grityard gym's classes are steeped in the principals of sport science - focusing on five core pillars: strength, agility, speed, power and core. Co-founder Lim Yaoxiang shares what differentiates the gym's HIIT classes from other gyms, and the thought behind the programmes that have been created for their members.
Stand Up Paddle Monster: Yurii Siegel
First stumbling upon the sport because of a back injury, Yurii Siegel has emerged as a leading instructor for Stand Up Paddling in Sentosa, where is endearingly known as SUPVentures' "Chief Stand Up Paddle Monster". The former sailor has had many adventures doing Stand Up Paddle, not least crossing shipping lanes to reach Pulau Hantu, while also competing in the sport internationally. Find out more about the sport of Stand Up Paddling here, and why its an organic full body workout!