Author: Matthew Leu

Making it to the big screen is probably dodgeball’s greatest claim to fame. The antagonist’s pump for his junk has burrowed into my mind and exists as an amusing stain in my memory. If you have no clue as to what you’ve just read, where have you been? The President of the Dodgeball Association of Singapore, Neoh Yi Hui described the sport of dodgeball as “a team elimination sport where multiple balls are put in play and thrown at opponents in an attempt to eliminate them”. Quitting his job as a sports event planner in a bid to take on the task…

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Strength and conditioning has become one of the “cool” terms being thrown around a lot these days. People who live, breathe and take training and fitness seriously preach it and nerd out regularly. For the uninitiated or average Jane or Joe looking to lead a healthier lifestyle, proper strength and conditioning can go a long way in injury prevention and keep you moving well. Be gone bad posture and (painful) muscle imbalances! No 30 day gimmicks, or sitting on your ass while you magically shed weight packages here. The folks at these following gyms, have their hearts in the right…

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A little over a year ago, in this galaxy, The Saber Authority made its mark as the chief in lightsaber combat — in Singapore. Channeling the force, they lunge, retreat, parry and swing lightsabers, challenging one another to duels. Lightsabers are provided as part of the session for the casual weekend Jedi, so you won’t have to buy your own lest you find the force telling you to commit to your own. Star Wars’ fans wet themselves while flooding social media feeds with footage and images of lightsaber duels. Drawing the attention of many content platforms and even newspapers, were the neon…

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Birds chirping overhead and other forest critters scampering into hiding, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has finally reopened! Cue the blank stares, confused murmuring and “Huh? It was closed meh?” Yes, for the past two years the highest peak in Singapore and the trails cut into it have been shut, much to the dismay of nature lovers, mountain bikers and hikers bound for higher peaks around the world. For two years, trails and the reserve have been given a much needed reprieve from heavy footed folks trampling through. Restoring and tackling erosion has been the name of the game, and you’re…

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Powerlifting is like the kid that went unnoticed growing up but, puberty hit and now everyone can’t help but to notice. Social media was that slap of puberty powerlifting needed, as with so many other things. Introduction to Powerlifting Powerlifting is actually a variation of competitive weightlifting in which participants attempt three types of lifts in one set order. Often confused with weightlifting, powerlifting tests the strength of individuals in the “big three” of movements, namely, the squat, benchpress and deadlift. Locally, more folks are being drawn to the idea of moving heavy weights, while getting good at the three movements. However, for…

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The best of sneakers return to Singapore’s most beloved strip of tarmac, Jiak Kim Street. Come 12 November 2016, Sole Superior will have sneakerheads descending upon Zouk, take this as your cue to make the pilgrimage to revel in the best of the street culture, including getting inked for free. An event for all with no age restrictions, Sole Superior’s latest instalment looks set to be an afternoon of not only sole seeking but, a convention of street and sneaker culture of international scales. With so much set to go down, here are a few things that are sure to…

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With so much clutter in our lives, minimalism has shown itself in all its bare glory. With the seemingly enlightened few choosing to live with less. Enter Human Naturally, preachers of minimalism and returning to what it means to be physically fit the all natural way. The gun show, no pecs no sex, no curls no girls, the list goes on. Chances are your ears have been unfortunate, or fortunate enough to have these phrases bestow their mentally stimulating wholesomeness onto you. Cable machines, barbells, dumbbells and other ergonomic pieces of gym equipment are great but, don’t we all miss…

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Everyone knows of someone that’s addicted to pounding the pavement, hitting the track for a plain and simple running. Something so natural, yet the mere mention and thought of doing it is able to make some people weak in the knees and lethargic, which is quite the opposite of what happens post-run. Perhaps you have a loved one that you feel should be in the runners’ equivalent of alcoholics anonymous, as they slip out of bed quietly in what is perceived as the middle of the night for many but,  its morning and time to “rise and grind” for them.…

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Hippies, hipsters and all who are hip rejoice! Because, Green Is The New Black (GITNB) is upon us. Get those flowers out of your hair. Wait, were they picked in a sustainable manner? If your mind is in a bit of a tailspin of confusion after reading the previous paragraph, read on to snap it back into working order. Green Is The New Black is a conscious festival, that aims to get people thinking about sustainable living and supporting the businesses and brands that are already leading the way. To sum it up, it’s about understanding and knowing the who, what,…

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If you haven’t heard, read about or seen We The People, this product store is bridging the gap between popular crowd funding website Kickstarter and the consumers. That’s right, now all you people out there that are too damaged on the inside to put your trust and money into buying a product online you saw on Kickstarter can physically experience some of the best gadgets of the crowd funding site. Allow We The People to take you by the hand and ease you into the idea of Kickstarter, freeing yourself from the shackles of online scam commitment issues. How you ask? We…

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