While there’s plenty of health news that just seems like its designed to scare the pants off us, there’s plenty that we need to pay attention to, too. This monthly update will answer a few questions and give you news that’s relevant to keeping you fit and healthy in Singapore.
In your 40s and looking to lead a healthier lifestyle? EzFit, a personal training company that brings fitness to clients’ doorsteps, is launching a new programme focused on managing stress levels, maintaining a healthy gut, increasing mobility and flexibility, and integrating exercise and adequate hydration into everyday life. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mum or a travelling professional, the four-month programme is open to anyone in their 40s who wants to make fitness and nutritional changes that adapt to their own unique lifestyle.
Special offer: The first 10 EL readers to sign up will receive $500 off the programme
To find out more, email email@example.com or visit ezfit.sg
This month, Expat Living and International Medical Clinic (IMC) – which specialises in family, paediatric and travel medicine – have joined forces to hold another of our popular Talking Teens events. On 27 September, from 10 to 11.45am, guests can hear Dr Neil Forrest (a British-trained doctor based at IMC Camden) and Dr Nicole Reidy (an Australian-trained doctor based at IMC Jelita) share their insights into the physical, mental and sexual health of teenagers. Secure your seats ($20 per ticket) at expatliving.sg/events/category/events.
Camden Medical Centre (IMC’s ninth-floor conference room), 1 Orchard Boulevard. 6733 4440 | imc-healthcare.com
Coming up … GIRL POWER
Singapore’s largest women-only race, and the biggest women-only half marathon in the region, this year’s Great Eastern Women’s Run will take place on 3 November at Singapore Sports Hub, taking participants from Nicoll Highway to the National Stadium. This year’s race categories include 21.1km, 10km and 5km options, plus a 2km “Mummy and Me Run” for mothers and daughters aged seven to 12, and the popular “Princess Dash” for girls aged three to six. Register by 23 September at greateasternwomensrun.com.
Grab three running buddies and team up for this year’s ASICS Relay, taking place at The Float at Marina Bay on 12 October. Choose from the full marathon (42km), in which each team member runs 10.5 kilometres, or the half marathon (21km) race, which has each participant covering 5.25 kilometres. Don’t have a quartet? Not to worry; new to this year’s relay is the two-runners-in-a-team category to accommodate those smaller teams who can’t secure four runners total. Register by 1 October at asics.com/asics-relay.
Get a Bootcamp Body!
New workouts and fad fitness classes are always popping up, but, honestly, you can never go wrong with good old fashioned bootcamp! Not only will it whip you into shape with running and weight training, but it’ll also get you out into the fresh air. While the intense workout may leave you breathless, the toned abs and legs you’ll achieve are totally worth it. Whether you’re already fit or not, there’s a bootcamp class for you. In fact, Better Body Bootcamp offers 13 different classes at various locations (including the Botanic Gardens, Holland Village and Newton), from traditional bootcamp and “Bootycamp”, to Aqua Circuit and TRX Circuit. Find out more at bootcamp.com.sg, or contact Toni at 9691 5883.
Psst – be sure to quote “Expat20” when signing up
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