Blog Posts by Cheryl Tay

  • Hearing difficulties no deterrent for athlete in fitness competition

    Jimmy Chan may be hearing impaired, but that does not stop him from pushing his fitness to a higher level through competition.

    He trains three to four times a week in the gym and outdoors working on different parts of the body and also does dragon boating once a week.

    The 44-year-old senior process designer signed up for ELITE 2015, the inaugural multi-round competition created by fitness enthusiast Cheryl Tay to find the fittest man and woman in Singapore.

    “I like this competition series because it helps me in my pursuit of becoming fitter, stronger and more athletic,” said Chan.

    At the first round held on 19 April at Bugis Junction, Chan’s endurance was put to the test with two gruelling workouts.

    Participants were put through two events – one in the morning and one in the afternoon – where they had to complete the most number of reps in the fastest time possible.

    Exercises in the events included things like kettlebell swings, deadlifts, lunges, air squats and burpees.

    “It was definitely

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  • Singapore #Fitspo of the Week: ONE Championship’s Kirstie Gannaway

    Strong is the new sexy and fitness is the new party. With society leaning towards health and fitness, Yahoo's #Fitspo of the Week series is dedicated to all inspirational women in Singapore leading active lifestyles. Know of any who deserve to be featured? Hit me up on CherylTay.sg and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (cheryltay11).

    Photo by Cheryl TayPhoto by Cheryl Tay

    Name: Kirstie Gannaway
    Age: 24
    Occupation: Professional mixed martial artist (Evolve Fight Team)
    Height: 165cm
    Weight: Fights at 48kg
    Status: Attached for four years to fellow ONE Championship featherweight Herbert Burns
    Diet: Careful with amount of sugar and salt; cuts out as much processed food as possible when preparing for a fight
    Training: Two to three times a day at Evolve MMA of two hours each time of various MMA disciplines such as wrestling, boxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

    Photo by Cheryl TayPhoto by Cheryl Tay


    Q: What is it about MMA that you like? It's not a typical girl sport.
    I love how natural it feels when you move in MMA. There are a lot of options to attack and defend,

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