Author: Wani

I love trying out new fitness programs, as novel as they are, and sometimes even as odd as they may seem. When I came across a video ad for HYPOXI Singapore, I instantly knew I had to get in on the action. The name itself doesn’t immediately give away what they program entails, and it’s even tougher to precisely explain how the technology works, but it sure was fun trying it out! This odd-looking contraption withholds a cycling machine in which the user cycles according to a specified RPM (rounds per minute) and within a recommended heart rate (based off…

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We all know how the Japanese invent the wackiest and most unusual lifestyle products and services. Regardless of how odd their inventions, there’s no denying there are some of us who are curious (and daring) enough to want to experience it for ourselves. Nightingale droppings used in facials isn’t new per se, but in Singapore it’s still considered a novelty, and one place you can try it out is at Ikeda Spa Prestige at Clarke Quay Central! The Geisha Organic Facial (S$240 for 90 minutes) treatment comes from Kyoto and uses all-organic products. Stepping into the reception area felt like…

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It seems that these days it’s not just a lifestyle choice, but a trending activity, to work out. As opposed to breaking a sweat as some people may be, my choice of poison is training for my favourite obstacle course race: the Spartan Race. Recently, they organised the Spartan Urban Challenge, an urbanised template of their usually rugged terrain. I was curious to find out how the concrete format would challenge me, not only physically but also mentally. The distance participants were required to cover wasn’t as long, given that it was a promotional event that was made to bring…

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While everyone is looking out for the latest in fitness trends and finding new ways to share their fitspo story, not many talk about the wealth of benefits that post-workout recovery provides. Apart from stretches, I personally do a little bit of foam rolling and spend some time on the vibration plate machine to ease muscle soreness. Now, something new has caught my attention, and given that it initially started as a method of recovery for professional athletes, it’s a fair understanding why the masses aren’t getting in on the action. Cryotherapy is a treatment that uses freezing temperatures to…

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Frizz is one of my life’s banes. I’ve always been envious of those who have no issues with maintaining silky tresses, especially given our humid climate. Singapore does a really good job of providing me with the constant battle of taming my hair regardless of how long or short I decide to keep it. When I read about the ‘Hair Botox + Fillers Programme’ by Chez Vous Salon, I was very intrigued. Does it use actual botox? If so, how do you inject it into one’s hair? I’d heard of the salon before, but had never tried any of their services,…

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The cosmetic industry loves to bombard us with fancy packaging, a plethora of colours and shades as well as limited edition sets, all in the name of tempting us to consume more make-up than we actually need for that one face we have. But do we really know what’s in these highly processed products that ultimately goes onto our skin and into our pores? I stumbled across 100% Pure by chance, after watching a popular YouTube series, and immediately googled if it was readily available in Singapore. Fortunately, there is a single online distributor here, and I didn’t hesitate to…

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I’ll admit – sometimes I watch back-cracking videos on end, while I await sleep to hit me at night. It’s either that or pimple-popping videos. Both satisfy and calm me in their own way, and it was this curiosity that led me to want to learn more about chiropractic care, and what it truly entails. After much research, I stumbled across a new studio that’s located in town and run by a married couple, the McMaster’s. Chiropractic Studio Singapore in TripleOne Somerset is every monochromatic-lover’s dream space — bright and minimalistic. The adjustment tables play a central role in the studio, and…

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Since combat sports are all the rage now, it’s easy to see why throwing punches is fast becoming a favourite way to get fit and de-stress. But not all of us are naturally adept and physically-inclined to spar with someone. That’s where BoOm Singapore comes in — to bring you the joy of stress relief as you go about your journey to a fighting fit physique. Set up by two founders, Bryan Tay and Victoria Martin-Tay, BoOm Singapore’s space is clean, spacious and best of all, simple. They offer two classes, BoomCIRCUIT and BoomBox. The former has an eight-person limit, so…

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These days with air travel getting seemingly cheaper and cheaper, it’s understandable that there are still Singaporeans who have never set foot in Bintan (yes, I’m just as shocked). But there’s really no reason not to check it out though, given that the resort offerings there have just gotten better! Cassia Bintan is novel in that it offers the choice for larger groups to come stay in apartment-styled rooms, some even with loft options. As the latest property in the Laguna Bintan integrated complex, these beautifully-designed accommodations will make guests feel like they’re living in their second home, right by…

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As someone whose daily grind involves loads of sitting, eating and feeble attempts to balance a sedentary life with a couple of workout sessions in the week, my interest piqued when I noticed an increasing trend of DNA-based fitness. As with most global trends, this seemed to have mainly gained popularity in the US, and it drew my interest enough to find out if such a service exists in Singapore. Luckily for me, it does. Introducing Ori, a locally-based genetic testing service that shares with consumers information about their fitness, nutrition and skin profile based on DNA testing. You may have…

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Whether you’re a couple or a swinging single, Bintan Lagoon Resort now has a great escape package for you! From now till 31 December 2018, experience an all-inclusive Bintan Chillax Package getaway that only takes a 45-minute ferry ride. The packages, starting from IDR3,850,000 (approx. S$366), include a 3D2N stay in their Deluxe Room, a two-way ferry service from Singapore, a two-way land transfer from the ferry terminal, buffet breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner at the restaurant of your choice. You’ll also have access to a complimentary session of ATV or Jet-skiing, Archery and Driving Range, 10% off…

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One of fitness’ most well-loved brands is bringing back Asia’s most advanced urban fitness challenges, Test Of Will by Under Armour. On 7 and 8 April 2018, the challenge is to complete four movements in four minutes and push your own limits, to stand a chance at winning exciting prizes, including S$1,288! Each athlete will compete in those four minutes, four different exercises, all to be completed within consecutive 60-second periods. The four moves are, Over Unders, Deadball Squats, Farmer’s Walk and Bear Crawls – each one for maximum repetitions over 60 seconds, with a strict 20-second rest in between each…

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Ever wanted to try your hand — or rather public speaking skills — at an open mic night? How about professing your desire for companionship with a come-hither poem? Blu Jaz is holding a Hook-Up Poetry Slam on 29 March 2018 for the bold. Come up with your three best poems, recite them within three minutes sans props and backing music, and stand a chance to win S$30 and S$25, awarded to the two best poetry slammers. The winners will be decided using a point system, so if you manage to memorise your poems, you can rack up to three extra points…

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Wildlife conservation is a hot topic these days, with major events around the world doing their bit to educate, create awareness and implement campaigns in hopes of preserving the longevity of Mother Earth and her creatures. Come 6 to 8 April 2018, ADEX Singapore (Asia Dive Expo), the biggest dive show in Asia, will see a myriad of events, talks, workshops, retailers and passionate activists coming together at Suntec Singapore. They will share their knowledge and efforts that have gone into preserving our global waters and its fauna. With a history spanning 22 years, this year the event is in…

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Seen any good Danish films recently? At this year’s Danish Film Festival, reel-lovers will be treated to a special collection of art- and design-centric films for the modern audience from 16 to 18 March 2018, at The Projector. From visual storytelling of designers, to seeking out great alternative food sources on Earth, this year’s line-up will appeal to those seeking a respite from the cookie-cutter Hollywood formula of loud explosions, cheap jokes and full-bosomed bombshells. Børge Mogensen: Designs For Life details the world of the late famous architect and the strain that his professional life put on him, as told by…

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