Playground: Katong Swimming Complex

12 06 2013

Location: along Wilkinson Rd.
Nearest MRT station: Mountbatten MRT

This was the ¬†swimming complex where I relearned how to swim. During my first session here back in 2009, I was not able to finish a 50m. Over the past years, with some friends, I started to build a bit more endurance and confidence. During my injury years, the swimming complex’ teaching pool was a source of comfort and therapy.

The complex offers a wading pool, 50m teaching pool, 50m lap pool, and a kiddie pool. Friendly staff. Clean changing rooms and shower.





Six pack Science

20 05 2012

Discover the best ways to melt your middle and chisel a rock-hard core
By Adam Campbell

The fitness industry is a crazy business, especially when it comes to abs. For example, if you want to reveal your six-pack, you generally have two product choices.

1. The too-easy-to-work method.
You know this better as “5-minute abs!” or some such hype. But if this approach were really effective, even Chris Christie would have a washboard.

2. The so-hard-it-has-to-work method.
Think 60 to 90 minutes of exercise, 6 days a week. Now if you have the time and energy for this kind of regimen, we commend you. But plenty of people are missing one or the other. And that’s just reality, not a cop-out.

So we wondered: Could there be an ab-sculpting program that actually works and is doable for most people? For the answer, we turned to Mike Wunsch, C.S.C.S., and Craig Rasmussen, C.S.C.S., creators of Men’s Health’s newest fat-loss plan, 24-Hour Abs! The answer: “Absolutely,” says Wunsch, who teams up with Rasmussen to design the workout programs at Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California. “That’s exactly how we make our living.”

One important fact about Results Fitness: Even in a recession, this Southern California gym has expanded. Twice. Why? Because its trainers have developed a fat-loss formula tailored specifically for busy people. (Read: mostly everyone.) The requirements are simple: 30 to 40 minutes a day, 3 days a week. So how do these trainers do it when so many others have failed? They threw out the old guidelines. The new ones they’ve created are based on 21st-century science and the methods that work best with their clients. Now you can benefit, too.

Lose fat faster, build bigger muscle, and last longer in bed! Read the rest of this entry »





Beginner’s Guide to Swimming

3 05 2006
Paddle your way to a six-pack with this fat-scorching swim plan
By: Matt Bean
We’re giving it to you straight: You’re never going to swim like Michael Phelps. For starters, you’re probably not 6’4”–and in the water, length means speed. Then there’s your–by comparison –penguinlike wing span. Phelps’s span is 79 inches, and it propels him through the water like a nitro-fueled speedboat. And the 45 miles of practice he puts in a week? Great for him, but you have commitments.

Now, the good news: All of this had less to do with Phelps’s six gold medals and three world records at the 2004 Olympics than one basic in-pool principle that anybody can learn: “The longer and more streamlined you can make your body, the faster you’ll go,” he says.

“It’s that simple.” Read the rest of this entry »