Blog Posts by Cheryl Tay

  • 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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  • From fat to fit thanks to reality TV show

    First establishing herself in the world of cars and motorsports, Cheryl Tay is a keen photojournalist who is equally enthusiastic about fitness and sports. More of her at CherylTay.sg and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (cheryltay11).

    Before and after: Fit for Fashion winner Citira Corrigan's transformation. (Photo courtesy of Citira Corrigan)Before and after: Fit for Fashion winner Citira Corrigan's transformation. (Photo courtesy of Citira Corrigan)

    A nasty fall led to a back injury, and fitness instructor Citira Corrigan went into a downward spiral of weight gain and hopelessness.

    The 34-year-old Australian of Indonesian descent hit a rough patch in December 2012 when she suffered the injury.

    “I was working as a fitness instructor for outdoor boot camps since 2010 when I moved to Singapore with my husband and kids from London, but I stopped working for nearly two years after the accident,” said the mother of three who beat 11 other contestants to win Fit for Fashion, Asia’s first fitness and fashion reality show that aired on StarWorld at the end of last year.

    In that period, she was unable to keep up her routine of five workout sessions a week (a mix of HIIT, resistance training, weights and

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