Feeling Good Should Be This Easy

We are living in a customization generation. Intentionally or not, everyone is customizing. From customizing your phone ringtone and settings to the interior of your bedroom, we customize to have something to our liking and for it to blend in with us and our lifestyles. Innately, I think we all like having choices. Who really likes to be set by fixed boundaries and rules?
As you all should probably know by now, I’ve been working out at Amore Fitness for some time…and I bring you all exciting news today. You can now customize your package and create a personalized package to suit yourself and your needs! The new Amore Holistic Package allows you to choose anything from Amore’s offering from gym, group classes, personal training, spa, etc.

With 16 fitness and spa clubs, over 500 fitness classes to choose from every week and a wide array of spa, facial and body treatments, Amore is the biggest service provider of fit and spa – a one stop for all your wellness needs.
I believe they’re the first of its kind to launch such flexibility in gym packages. There is a trial promotion available for the month of March for those who want to see how it works: 

2 Choices At $69
(A +  B /C)
3 Choices At $89
(A + B + C)

A
4 Entries
(utilised in 2 weeks, worth $90)
Access to state of the art gym & fitness classes at all Amore outlets.
B
Botaroma Swedish Massage
(45mins, worth $94.16)
Soothe all aches & achieve ultimate relaxation with a therapeutic blend of Geranium, Sweet Orange & Lavender.
C
Purity Facial
(75mins, worth $90.95)
A clinically proven purifying facial that revives the complexion. For oily, dehydrated or sensitive skin.

My kind of personalized package will definitely include lots of gym classes and a massage after. How awesome it is to have a massage right after a gym class to soothe the achy muscles!
To find out more about customizing your package: visit www.amorefitness.com/holistic or call 6781 1822!

On a more personal fitness level, I’ve been going for a lot more classes these days at Amore now that I’m no longer undergoing personal training classes. My two favourites are Energy Sculpt and Kick Box. I like to focus on toning and sculpting in classes and do my own cardio activity such as running on the side. These two classes give my muscles a real good work-out and I always ache (in a good way) the next two days. Energy sculpt class is especially challenging…so many times I almost give up mid-way in class!

I know it gets hard to motivate yourself to ‘drag’ yourself to the gym sometimes. Here’s some fitness motivation that I love and have to share.

To a fitter, healthier lifestyle and body!
-xoxo-

Charting my progress with Amore Fitness

This is the 2nd month I’ve been with Amore Fitness and here’s a little progress report in part for me, and for my readers who are interested in following my fitness curve from practically zero, to where I am now. 
I’ve attended 17 private training sessions, twice weekly and in between I usually try and squeeze in a class or run on the threadmill. My focus now, besides building strength and muscles is on cardio. In order to achieve the body type that I want, I have to lose all these fat in my body. Nani, my personal trainer says the only way to go is cardio, cardio, cardio.  
This is me, after 5km. My stamina has improved so much from these weekly runs. I actually look forward to running these days because I get so energised after. (This is coming from a girl who used to hate running and who never could pass her 2.4km runs in school.) I try and do a 5km distance twice weekly, and a 3km distance after a weekday PT session. Nani hopes for me to do 20km a week….erm, I think I’m slowly getting there. 
A typical personal training session that lasts for 1 hour starts with a 20min warm-up on the treadmill followed by some stretching and we proceed to strength training; working with weights or the TRX band. Some days we do circuits for strength and cardio.
Plank for the abs. On top of the PT sessions, I try and do 3 sets x 30secs of plank at home everyday followed by 4 sets x 15 crunches. Figured that a little bit everyday is better than none at all.
Nani demonstrating push-ups on the bosu ball. Using the bosu ball increases the intensity of the work-out with the added ‘balance’ factor. We usually do arm/ab exercises with it and the bosu is one of my favourite equipments to work with. Nani always makes the exercise look so easy when she demonstrates. I’m always fooled and thinking, ok…easy peasy. Until I get down to it and my muscles burn…
Crunching on the bosu.
Squats – for a firm and perky ass!
We work a lot with machines too, mostly for the legs and back.
Here’s a trippy instavideo I took during one of the PT sessions.

I did another round of weight and body composition diagnostics and here are the results:
Weight: 46.7kg
Skeletal Muscular Mass: 18.3kg
Body Fat Mass: 12.2 kg

From 1st round of diagnostics a month ago:
Weight: 44.7kg
Skeletal Muscular Mass: 17.3kg
Body Fat Mass: 11.8 kg
My weight has increased by 2 kg, which Nani says is completely normal as my skeletal muscular mass has increased by 1 kg, and muscles weight more than fats. My general overall analysis (coupled with observations from friends) is that I have definitely gotten a lot leaner from before and you can actually see hints of muscle definitions in certain parts of my body. I do know that I have to make a lot more healthier choices in my food in-take. We all know how clean eating is major key for a fit and lean body. 
For motivation, I follow fitness accounts on Instagram. The girls on it have the hottest bodies and they work really hard for them!
Here’s my ab progress in 2 months. (From left to right) When I first started training at Amore, after 1 month, after 2 months. I am inching towards my goal! :
Remember I wrote about Amore’s Women’s Day Out in my previous entry? 
Registration is closing on 13th October! 
 Grab your girlfriends, workout, have fun and kick back at this ladies exclusive workout event. I bet it’s going to fun!  
For more details, visit any Amore Fitness outlets, call 6733 7333 or visit www.amorewomensdayout.com to sign up now. Go for it ladies!