Read More »from ‘Classically handsome’ swimmer is first Singaporean to model for top fashion brand
There are your standard buff, muscular male models, and then there are the slender, near-waif like ones employed by modern luxury fashion brands.
But Nicholas Tan is a different proposition altogether, even as he holds the honour of being the first Singaporean – and first Southeast Asian – to ever model for a high-end European label.
The 24-year-old national swimmer appears in leading Italian house Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2014 look-book and online campaign, despite having only recently cut his teeth in modeling.
It is an accomplishment that Tan, a 2007 Southeast Asia Games gold-medallist, attributed to his “sporting background and healthy image”.
D&G is also no stranger to athletes, having worked with Italian swimmers in 2009 and footballer Lionel Messi along with China badminton icon Lin Dan last year.
“I believe the D&G man is a classically handsome gentleman, and not the typical skinny male guy,” said Tan.
Man of many hats
A Raffles alumnus through secondary school and
- Justin Ong | Fit To Post Sports – Mon, Feb 3, 2014 11:57 AM SGT
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- Shereen Dindar | Fit To Post Sports – Sat, Feb 1, 2014 4:56 AM SGT
Kristina Olivares is a 34-year-old Australian woman who loves surfing so much she did it nearly every day while she was pregnant.
The Manly, Australian woman has created a stunning video of herself surfing four days a week for 9.5 months in 2013. An experienced surfer, Olivares wrote about the difficulties her growing body posed on her blog "Surfing Pregnant."
"It is definitely getting more challenging to surf now that I am 30 weeks pregnant," Olivares writes. "Luckily I have been surfing at least four days a week throughout my pregnancy so the changes to my body and the ways that I have had to adapt my surfing have happened gradually."
As her body got increasingly more cumbersome, Olivares found unique ways of balancing and adapted the sport to suit her needs -- eventually learning to get up on the board from her knees rather than her stomach.
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Yet further into her pregnancy, she explains how some people started to judge her for continuing toRead More »from Pregnant surfer an inspiration to women everywhere
- Richard Lenton | Fit To Post Sports – Fri, Jan 31, 2014 12:37 PM SGT
Richard Lenton is an experienced journalist and broadcaster. He was the editor of the critically-acclaimed but rarely bought Football Punk magazine in the UK, before heading to Singapore to present live football coverage on Mio TV. www.richardlenton.co.uk Twitter: @richardlenton
Helping you choose the right players for your Yahoo! Fantasy Premier League team
It’s no coincidence that Southampton’s mid season blip coincided with the spell that Poland international goalkeeper Artur Boruc was forced to spend on the sidelines due to a broken hand.
With Boruc between the posts, Southampton have won eight Premier League games, drawn six and lost only twice (to Arsenal and Chelsea) – the kind of record that should see the Saints breathing down the necks of the top four. However, during his injury lay-off, when Kelvin Davis and Paulo Gazzaniga deputized, Saints failed to win a single game, drawing twice and losing the other five. Those stats alone illustrate just howRead More »from Fantasy Football: Southampton’s Boruc makes for a reasonably-priced addition
- Coach Jon | Fit To Post Sports – Fri, Jan 31, 2014 11:01 AM SGT
OK, so you are going to party this weekend.
I get it.
I too am also going to visit my relatives overseas and I will likely end up eating more, and exercising less that I usually do.
That's what usually happens during a super long weekend like the Chinese new year weekend here in Singapore.
Clients at Genesis Gym Singapore also know that they will probably have more family or social events that take them away from a generally healthy lifestyle.
While everyone has different goals and needs accounted for in their training and nutrition plans, here are the top 5 Dos and Don'ts that the Genesis Gym team suggests for a health conscious person in Singapore looking to get back on track after the Christmas/New Year/Chinese New Year festive period.
1. Don't rush and "over do" things because of guilt or shock over not fitting into your skinny jeans or previous belt hole setting.
Do plan process goals that you are 100% in control of.
For example, you may want to lose 3 inches off your waist, orRead More »from The 5 top health habits to build after Chinese New Year
- Cheryl Tay | Fit To Post Sports – Wed, Jan 29, 2014 12:19 PM SGT
Passionate about cars and motorsports, Cheryl Tay is a familiar face in prominent local, regional as well as international automotive titles. More of her at CherylTay.sg. and on Facebook, Twitter orInstagram (cheryltay11). She also happens to be a recent gym and fitness convert.
Ngai Hin Kwok runs a total of 65km every week. He can do 28 pull-ups, 33 chin-ups (palms inwards), 100 push-ups and 600 squats at a go.Read More »from Super-fit ‘uncles’ on mission to inspire senior citizens in Singapore
At 64, he is also a semi-retired grandfather of one.
But ‘old’ is not how Ngai and his equally fit-as-a-fiddle friends Ng Bee Kia, 68, and Ng Siu Chi, 55, see themselves.
Bee Kia is a former national weightlifter and retired grandfather while Siu Chi still works full-time as a car mechanic.
The trio make it a point to exercise regularly, and meet up two to three times a month to try new routines.
They also call themselves Team Strong Silvers – a movement formed in October last year to encourage fellow senior citizens to get active.
Ngai said, “I will exercise until the day my body
- Y! | Fit To Post Sports – Wed, Jan 29, 2014 7:32 AM SGT
By Early Doors (original post on Yahoo Eurosport can be found here)Read More »from Do you want to see David Beckham #covered or #uncovered?
That is the question 100 million people will see answered during Sunday’s SuperBowl.
The latest attempt of marketers to engage their audience in an advertising campaign sees ex-footballer and general style icon David Beckham ask fans whether his new underwear commercial should finish with him #covered or #uncovered.
That’s right, you – the people – get to choose Beckham’s state of undress. Democracy in action, one (wo)man one vote, people power and all that.
H&M, the high-street clothing brand that produces Beckham’s pants, has prepared two endings for their 30-second TV commercial, which features the former England captain zip-wiring across a city in his undies.
The ad culminates in Beckham arriving for a shift at a photo-shoot (for that is what he calls work these days); as he rushes to the studio, his ‘bodywear’ (for that what he calls 'pants' these days) catches on a chair, fully disrobing the hulking Adonis to leave an
- Justin Ong | Fit To Post Sports – Tue, Jan 28, 2014 6:03 PM SGT
Read More »from Singapore teen makes history as youngest golfer at HSBC Women’s Champions
Amanda Tan’s golfing career has been littered with milestones of late.
Last year, at 14, she became the youngest golfer to represent Singapore at the Southeast Asia (SEA) Games. Her eighth place finish was the best among the three Singaporean girls competing in Myanmar.
And now Tan has earned bragging rights as the youngest-ever entry to the HSBC Women’s Champions tournament to be held from 27 February to 2 March at Sentosa Golf Club.
She will be the only Singaporean in a prestigious field of 63, which includes global bigwigs like Inbee Park and teen sensation Lydia Ko, who will be duking it out for the S$1.8 million purse.
One playing spot is awarded to the host country every year – and so far, every Singaporean occupying it has returned the favour by finishing last.
That less-than-illustrious benchmark is something Tan, like the rest before her, is determined to “beat”.
“I would love to come in the top 30, top 20,” the Secondary Three student at Singapore Sports School said bravely. “I
- Y! | Fit To Post Sports – Tue, Jan 28, 2014 12:01 AM SGT
Fake it 'til you make it?
A 16-year-old North London boy recently fooled thousands of Twitter users by posing as a football journalist.
Using the name Samuel Rhodes — and posting a stock photo of a blond salesman in his profile — Sam Gardiner claimed to be a freelance writer for the Financial Times and Daily Telegraph.
He later confessed to the Financial Times that he wanted people to take his opinions seriously — and believed that propagating rumours was the fastest way to gaining followers.
"It was the only way to get big," he said, emphasizing that wasn't in it for the money. He just wanted to build a platform for his views on football.
"Everyone has opinions, not everyone has access to the transfer market."
At the height of his online "success," Gardiner, now 17, had 25,000 Twitter followers. Even professional football players were fooled by the ruse and engaged in online conversation with Gardiner to further discuss trade-deal rumours.
He posted football news and rumours sourcedRead More »from British teen poses as football journalist on Twitter, gains more than 20,000 followers
- azliah | Fit To Post Sports – Mon, Jan 27, 2014 11:00 PM SGT
By Eurosport (Original post by Yahoo Eurosport can be found here)
It is rare that a sports event leaves an entire crowd roaring with laughter to the point of hysteria, but this table tennis match certainly managed that.
In what was surely got to be one of the most entertaining and ridiculous table tennis matches ever, Jean-Michel Saive of Belgium took on Chuang Chih-yuan with the encounter descending into farce.
It started out as a pretty routine match up, but Saive and Chuang proceeded to delight the crowd with their bizarre antics and incredible rallies.
At one point, Saive and Chuang turn the table itself around before the former decides to run past the advertising hoardings to continue a crazy rally.
Anyway, have a look yourself and enjoy the wonderful commentary that accompanies the video. This really is ping pong at its very best!Jean-Michel Saive of Belgium took on Chuang Chih-yuan with the encounter descending into farce. (Yahoo screengrab) Read More »from Surely the most hilarious and bizarre table tennis match ever
- Justin Ong | Fit To Post Sports – Mon, Jan 27, 2014 10:18 PM SGT
Read More »from WTA Championships to ‘lower barriers’ to Singapore tennis players turning pro: SSC chief
The elite global sports event known as the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Championships is coming to Singapore – and it has every intention to make its presence felt.
“We want to contribute to the people of Singapore,” said Stacey Allaster, CEO of WTA, at a media conference Monday to unveil several updates to the grand finale of the women’s season, to be held in October at the Singapore Sports Hub.
In May last year, Singapore became the first Asia-Pacific country to win the rights to host the WTA Championships for the next five years.
The star-studded, week-long event will see the world’s eight best female singles and doubles players – currently including the likes of Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova – vie for a record purse of S$8 million.
But also on the WTA’s agenda is the profiling of young, up-and-coming Asian talents, said Allaster, as she announced a “Future Stars” programme in partnership with the Singapore Sports Council (SSC).
According to Allaster, up to 16 countries in the