It’s that time of year when we turn our attention back to our waistlines and those vows to eat less, exercise more or start a beauty routine. If there’s anyone who knows how to look good year-round, it’s the professionals working in the fitness industry. We spoke to Zu Ho of HYPOXI, who shared her fitness regime and top tips on how to get and stay in shape.
What’s your personal fitness regime like?
I like to do two HYPOXI sessions a week, followed by a cardio session over the weekend, which could consist of an outdoor run, depending on the time I have. HYPOXI offers effective results to keeping me trim. Fitness should be a part of your life for decades to come and something you’ll be doing for the long run, so it’s important to find something that suits your needs.
What’s your preferred diet?
Nutritional goals are usually pretty crucial in order to achieve success. Picking out an effective nutrition plan depends on what your fitness/health goals are, but the general idea of getting more vegetables and protein in your diet, alongside complex carbohydrates, is something most people will agree on. My preferred diet would mean lean cuisine from Monday to Friday and to have a well-deserved meal I enjoy over the weekend with a glass of wine. It’s important to keep a balanced diet so we don’t jump off the wagon.
What do you like about this method?
It helps your body’s system work smarter, activating fat stores for optimum body-shaping results. The HYPOXI method is something that is easy to fit into everyone’s lifestyle. A session only takes 30 minutes, and people can even play on their phones or work on their laptops while they’re training. It’s a low-impact workout that offers targeted results, all thanks to the alternating pressure drawn to the crucial areas to shape, and it’s suitable for people of all fitness levels.
What are your top tips for people looking to get in shape in 2018?
Focus more on establishing healthy habits, followed by results. Have a consistent approach. Take a proper amount of time to achieve your goals. Make your fitness goals specific, measurable, attainable and time-bound. You’ve probably seen others doing the exercises you want to complete, exhibiting the exact body type you want to achieve. It’s easy to get caught up in results and what’s going on in front of your eyes, but it’s more beneficial to focus on what sort of habits bring about the results you want. Find a form of training that suits your lifestyle; you’ll then be consistent, and results are sure to follow.
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This article first appeared in the February/March 2018 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.