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In Conversation With Leon Chng, Head Fitness Trainer At LWin Enterprise

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We speak with Leon Chng, Head Trainer from LWin Enterprise, to get to know more about the fitness services they offer as well as workouts that are suitable for active agers.

Certified as both a Fitness Instructor and a specialist in Fitness Nutrition, LWin Enterprise’s Head Trainer, Leon Chng (LC) is certainly well-rounded when it comes to fitness and sports. On top of that, Leon is also a Muay Thai trainer and the Lead Trainer for Reebok Running Club Project.

We speak with him to get to know more about his fitness company, LWin Enterprise, and got him to share some workout recommendations for active agers.

AA: Hi Leon, firstly can you tell us more about LWin Enterprise and the fitness services it offers?

LC: LWin Enterprise organises and sources creative fitness group classes and programmes. We provide classes and sessions for community centres, schools, private studios and events.

AA: Can you tell us more about outdoor gymming? How does it work and what are some of its benefits?

LC: There are currently many outdoor gymming groups ranging from equipment-intensive bootcamps provided by gyms such as Crossfit, to bar-based groups and various fitness clubs/companies that generally focus on cardio such as runs and calisthenics. Outdoor gymming is actually similar to working out indoors at the gym, but it involves and engages the community more. It involves partnering up with someone else for resistance training and to engage each other’s body for proprioception drills like the games found in most martial arts classes. It also involves partnering up to do stretches to improve flexibility.

AA: What are some low-impact yet effective exercises that would be suitable for an active ager who is just getting started on a fitness routine?

LC: Our Versatile Strength Bootcamp would be most suitable for active agers. It is unique as it combines elements from martial arts and does not require the use of kettlebells. On top of that, other bootcamps they might want to consider include Muay Thai or those that use kettlebells for body movements – highlighting different repetitions, weights, volume and intensity.

AA: How many times a week should an active ager go running if they want to start getting fit, and are there certain stretches or warm-ups you would recommend before and after working out?

LC: I would recommend running three times a week, or gymming three times a week with each day focusing on different areas such as endurance, strength or flexibility. It is recommended to do dynamic stretches before working out, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching after working out, and static stretching before you end your day.

AA: Would you recommend active agers to incorporate High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) exercises into their workouts? What are some alternatives?

 LC: Definitely. The challenge however is that some active agers may suffer from joint pains and would like to avoid too much ground contact. Some good alternatives would be Boxing and even fast squats or rapid body movements.

For more information about LWin Enterprise, visit here.



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