No stranger to the local sports lifestyle scene, Amanda is a big advocate of fitness and an active lifestyle. Sports has been an integral part of her life ever since she was a kid, having dabbled in a variety of team and individual sports in different stages of her life - starting out with badminton in primary school, netball in secondary school, hockey in junior college and archery in university!
Medical sales by profession, she currently helms her time outside of work in spin classes, wake surfing, yoga and running – the latter she integrates into her weights and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to strike a balance. Outside from her profession, you’ll also be likely to find the 27-year-old fitness enthusiast conducting training sessions as a part time hybrid instructor at R10T - extending her expertise in delivering a mix of strength and cardio training.
The Energy long line bra (Black) is one of her favourite apparels because of its comfort and versatility. Designed for yoga and daily training it is perfect for medium impact activities with slick and low-friction medium support coupled with lululemon’s LuxtremeTM Fabric – a sweat-wicking, four-way stretch fabric that’s cool to the touch and fits like a second skin.
“Your biggest enemy is yourself - it’s all about You vs You”
Instead of holding herself up to past standards or personal records, Amanda prefers to challenge and see how she can push her present self to always become a better version. For instance – she’s always looking to improve her interval timing on the 400m from a previous session. We caught her taking the Mid-Rise Lined Short 4” (White) from lululemon’s new Speed Up Collection and Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve 2.0 (Green) out for a run earlier.
The short sleeve tee is optimally designed for training and racing in hot and humid climates such as Singapore. lululemon manages to make it extra light weight and sweat-wicking thanks to the super breathable mesh construction. The tee also has minimal seams to reduce chafing and features SilverescentTM technology in its material, powered by X-Static® that inhibits the growth of odour causing bacteria on the fabric. On the other hand, the lined shorts are a perfect complement to the set, with a neat lightweight waistband and easy-access pockets for storage so the runner can focus on the run and not the gear!
When asked what she looks for in performance running apparels, Amanda shared about her love for apparels with a good body hug and her tendency of opting for leggings or tights that gives her enough compression yet leaves room for sufficient breathability and unrestricted movement. She also loves running shorts that feature a curved cut on the sides – a feature of the Speed Up Mid-rise lined shorts – stating they were perfect for opening up her running strides or when picking the pace up a notch.
To Amanda, running does not just make her feel stronger physically but also mentally. She is a strong advocate that running builds grit & tenacity – it trains an individual to push through no matter the fatigue and discomfort, the final few seconds of a race or even to accomplish a goal. After a long day at work, she really looks forward to a good run session as a form of stress release and escape from the working world.