OUR AMBASSADORS

BIANCA HELENA (@biancahvlena)

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF
I’m Bianca, I’m 19 years old which makes me the baby of the THESWEATCO. family. I love travelling with my galpals and would eat sushi everyday if I could. On an off day you’ll find me at home binge watching Love Island or breaking a sweat in a boxing or pilates class.

WHAT OR WHO GOT YOU INTO FITNESS
Believe it or not, I only started getting into fitness late last year when my friend convinced me to try out a boxing class, which funnily enough happened to be one of Wen Li’s. After that I started going to the gym more often and fell in love with fitness from there.

ADVICE TO SOMEONE STARTING THEIR FITNESS JOURNEY
Don’t overthink it and just go for it. Whether it’s a group class or at home, try out new things until you find what you love and what works best with your body. Fitness won’t only make physical changes to your body but it’ll help in improving your mental health as it did mine. Step out of your comfort zone cause if not, you’ll never know what life has in store for you!

 

ESTHER NG (@esthernyy)

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF
Uni student by day, row instructor by night - a foodie 24/7. Extremely passionate about social work, writing, travel, mental health and desserts 🙈I believe the pursuit of health and wellness calls for one to always learn, reflect and gain both mental and physical liberation. I’m always down to try new things, especially if it involves endorphins and sweat!

WHAT OR WHO GOT YOU INTO FITNESS
I was struggling with body image issues growing up. Back then, beauty was defined by a number on the weighing scale to me. It led me to dabble in and out of fitness as my only desire was weight loss. Cardio was the only thing I knew but I could not keep up with my routine (running + HITT almost everyday); once I achieved my goal weight, I’d lose the drive to continue and go back to square one. It was unsustainable and discouraging.

Over time, I had to reevaluate how I saw fitness, beauty and most importantly myself. I fell in love with MOVING (cheerleading, pole fitness, hiking, etc) and I learnt to appreciate the process of wellness that is also inclusive of one’s mental health.

The real game changer was weight training. It gave me a new attitude and mindset towards fitness. It taught me to be intentional about where I was going and appreciative of where I am.
Performance > The number on the weighing scale
Strength > The size I was wearing
Consistency > Quick fixes
Progress > Perfection

ADVICE TO SOMEONE STARTING THEIR FITNESS JOURNEY
Pick up something you genuinely love. You may want to do what you’ve been told is the most effective but if you don’t love it, you won’t find consistency in what you do- hence your results will be short lived. Celebrate small wins, take time to learn what works best for your body, be patient and find like-minded people that can journey with you!

 


SYASYA ROSLAN (@syasyazr_fit)

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF
I am a Foreign Policy researcher! (shocking? i hope not 😂). 

WHAT OR WHO GOT YOU INTO FITNESS
If you asked me back then, i would have laughed at the idea of stepping into a gym, but here I am now, right where i'm supposed to be. About 4 years ago, I was diagnosed with a slipped disc and that placed me in a devastating state. I had to quit a sport I used to play competitively and I became overweight. At one point, I knew I had to turn my life around and so I started to focus on my fitness journey with help from a uni friend! Can't say it was a smooth ride for me, I went through all sort of phases. I starved, I binged, I had a yo-yo diet regime, I did keto, and I even tried a no carbs diet for a month?? It was insaneeee but I'm glad i've moved past those phases. As for now, I am only focusing on repairing my relationship with food, respecting my body and loving myself for who I am. It takes a lot of courage to do things most people aren't familiar of.

ADVICE TO SOMEONE STARTING THEIR FITNESS JOURNEY
You'll get people telling you you're not light enough, that you don't belong in the weightlifting section of the gym, that you're doing so much but THEY don't see progression etc. It's a tough journey, but always remind yourself that all of these hardships, they are ALLFORYOU. My girls & dudes, rise above people's expectations of you and do what makes you the happiest. Forget about conforming to society's ideal body shapes and what not. Because i'm telling you now, my curves and my muscles ain't going nowhere fam. If any of you need advices or motivations, come to us, come to me, and I will try to support you the best way that I can! x