Couples workouts have been around for ages, but thanks to social media, they’re the latest fitness craze in the spotlight. But the real benefits go beyond your social media feed. We’ve assembled a crack team of MH #Swolemates who’ve been working out with their partners and reaping the rewards, both relationship and fitness wise- check them out below!
And here’s your chance to join them- we’re looking for one more Singaporean couple to join their ranks, and be featured in an upcoming issue of Men’s Health! And there’s over $7,500 worth of prizes to be won- all you need to do is take part in our one-minute fitness challenge with your partner! Watch this video and follow the steps below:
Step 1: Take a video of you and your partner doing as many squats, pushups, lunges, situps or burpees as you can in 1 minute. You can take part in one category or try all five to increase your chances of winning!
Step 2: Post the video and your total score (based on the number you and your partner managed to reach in one minute) to your Facebook and Instagram pages by 8 Feb and hashtag your video with #mhswolemates, and tag the Men’s Health page as well. Don’t forget to set your post and profile to public so we can find it!
Step 3: The highest scoring pair in each category will be invited to take part in our MH #Swolemates finals showdown at Virgin Active on 10th Feb 2019! The winning duo will walk away with over $4,000 worth of prizes, as well as the chance to be featured in an upcoming feature of Men’s Health! Single folks, don’t worry- you can still take part with your gym buddies!
Now meet our swolemates below! You can read their full stories in the February issue of Men’s Health hitting newsstands soon!
Kelly Latimer, 32, sports presenter & emcee
Justin Loi, 33, project manager.
Motivations to stay fit can come in many forms- here’s what helps Justin Loi & Kelly Latimer to juggle daily workouts while raising their two-year-old daughter, Sienna.
Victoria Cheng, 33, food writer & presenter
Kym Goh, 33, advertising art director
The path to true love can take many routes, and the fitness life is one of them, as Kym Goh shares about his courtship of Victoria Cheng.
Mohd Firdaus, 31, Fitness Trainer
Nurlina Binte Iskander Siregar, 30, Pre-School teacher
Starting a family can be fraying on mind and body- here’s how Firdaus & Nurlina are staying balanced after learning that she’s expecting.
Joshua Woo, 26, lawyer
Natalie Yeo, 26, banker
They say youth is wasted on the young- but not in the case of Joshua Woo & Natalie Yeo, who’ve been into couple fitness since their schooling days.
Jean Danker, 40, DJ, Class 95FM
Glenn Ong, 48, DJ, FM 91.3
Staying fit together is already hard- try doing it while having diametrically opposed work schedules!
That’s what One FM’s Glenn Ong and Class 95’s Jean Danker have to deal with- while Glenn toiling away early in the morning for his morning show from 6am to 10am, and Jean working on Cartunes from 5-8pm.
Thankfully, they’ve got a commonality that helps them stay fit- their dog Biscuit!
Gladys Leong, 39, co-owner of Hercules Fitness
Desmond Lee, 34, co-owner of Hercules Fitness
Sometimes meeting the right partner isn’t so much Cupid’s doing than making first contact at a fitness competition. Bodybuilding couple Gladys Leong & Desmond Lee share how fitness brought them together.
Brad Robinson, 39, Ritual CEO
Stephanie Bovis, 30, Emcee and actress
Working out with your partner is like anything else in relationships- you’ve got to compliment each other. So what happens if you’re into hardcore workouts like mixed-martial arts and she’s into… yoga? Brad Robinson and Stephanie Bovis share how to deal.