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Aqua Zumba Pool Party (Full Moon Edition)

Singapore’s first ever Aqua Zumba FULL MOON Pool Party!

Join the madness, or fitness, if you would prefer to call it, as we welcome the full moon on the 9th of June 2017 with an aquarium of Zumba and hot chocolates! As the full moon approaches, we shall create a new story for all you party animals!

*Kindly note that this is an aquatic event.
Please bring along enough towels for yourself and also a spare set of dry clothes to change into from your swimwear.

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Experience includes:
  • 60 minutes of Zumba party in the evening pool
  • Unwind over a complimentary cup of hot chocolate as we welcome the full moon at 21:09
  • Lockers and shower facilities available

Date:  Fri, 9th June 2017
Time: 7.45pm to 9.45pm
Price: S$29/person
Venue: To be revealed upon registration

To register, please click here.

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We’re planning something BIG

Here at The Wellness Insider, we are all gearing up for our inaugural Wellness Day Out happening from 23 to 25 June! This also marks the official launch of our platform and we’d like you to celebrate along with us in this festival of holistic health.

The Festival spans across two and a half days, and will feature a Wellness Bazaar that will have vendors selling healthy products and services. Entry to our Wellness Day Out itself is FREE and you can also enjoy a Fashion Show of active wear on Fri evening too!

This is also a chance for you to learn new things or kick start your fitness journey through our ticketed workshops such as: Self-Defence for Women, Make Up Customisation and even a Fitness Bootcamp. The little ones will also get to partake in activities such as the Children Batik Workshop, where they can unleash their creativity and learn more about a traditional art form exclusively from Indonesian artists.

We’re also very proud to feature some of our experts as the speakers for our Wellness Day Out:

Joel Quek
Joe’s Fitness
Zackiee Ng
U-Elite Martial Fitness
Fiona Tan
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Do check out the full Festival’s activities at our event site http://dayout.thewellnessinsider.sg! We hope to see you there and just relax with us.

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DreamGirl SG – Singapore’s First and Only Competition for Petite Women

The Wellness Insider is proud to be a community partner of DreamGirl SG – Singapore’s first and only competition for petite women (1.65m and below). Organised by O2 Incorporated, the competition is unlike beauty pageants or any other female-oriented competitions as they  believe in finding beautiful, intelligent and passionate ladies out there who do not fit the conventional height requirements for pageants or modelling.

Through the DreamGirl SG, the organisers want to provide a platform to let these ladies showcase their talents. More importantly, they aim to empower these women to stand up for themselves and build self confidence through participation of activities they would not otherwise have considered joining.

This year’s competition will see 17 contestants in the first round and they will be competition for a chance at winning S$5,000 in cash and over S$4,000 worth of prizes!

As mentioned above, the competition isn’t based on looks and poise but also about effort and attitude. The 17 contestants will learn gruelling yet exciting activities such as Brazilian Ju Jitsu, catch wrestling, flowboarding, paintball and even Burlesque Dancing! Through their performance in each of these activities, points will be awarded based on effort invested, attitude and quality of final performance in each challenge.

Sukki Singapora, Singapore’s first Burlesque Dancer will be teaching the ladies all about it during their activity in July

Based on the point ranking of each contestant, elimination will begin in July until there are only 10 left in August. The finals (on 26th August) will see contestants face off each other in a sparring contest, execute a fight choreographed dance segment conceptualised by MediaCorp Artiste Vincent Ng’s martial arts school, and perform a unique talent segment of their own.
All contestants will also have a chance to become Brand Ambassadors for some of the sponsors! Moreover, the exposure from the competition may also open doors that you never knew existed.
Requirements for the competition:
  • 1.65m and below
  • Physically fit with no prior issues with asthma or heart related problems
  • Be able to devote all weekends in June, July and August to the competition
  • Able to speak English fluently and express emotions as well as thoughts in a candid, forthright manner
  • Between the ages of 18 to 35

Registration ends on 25 May 2017.

If interested, do download a copy of the application form here, fill it in and email it to [email protected]. Any queries or concerns can also be addressed to the email address above.


Photo credits: O2 Incorporated

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Finding Your Life Purpose

What is your life purpose? Many of us still struggle to answer that question and guess what? You’re not alone. If you would like to discover more about yourself and how to live the life you truly want, join Anna of SoulFit Studios during one of the workshops on Tue, 9th May (10am to 12.30pm) or Sat, 20th May (2 to 4.30pm).

By attending the workshop, you will discover:

  1. Your Life Purpose
  2. Your Life Path Alignment
  3. Overcoming Hurdles

Tickets are complimentary. To register or to find out more information, please click here.

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Dove’s Image_Hack Aims to Create a New Perception of Women

In a world where images of highly objectified and sexualised women are prevalent, many women have raised their objections but few major corporations have challenged the status quo. Nonetheless, there are few who are willing to do so and have already done so – namely Dove together with Danish marketing agency, Mindshare.

The idea for the campaign came up after Dove’s Global Beauty and Confidence Report showed that women didn’t feel confident or adequately represented in the images or ads they saw. As such, they came up with a solution, or a ‘hack’ and this case, it’s an “Image_Hack”. The campaign was bold and challenged the stereotypical images associated with the term “Beautiful Women”.

Mindshare and Dove decided to take matters into their hands and devised a plan to “hack” one of the most visited stock image sites – Shutterstock. To do this, they first went around taking multiple photos of women in different activities, showcasing how truly beautiful they are no matter how they looked or what they were doing.

The next step after that was getting their images to overtake the stock site’s influx of “beautiful” women pick. They uploaded their images and tagged them in a way that they’d be what people see when searching for tags such as “beautiful women” and “smart women”.

They didn’t stop there though. To make sure that the public were able to see these images, they allowed companies to use whatever images they wanted to use for their campaigns (and there are some cute ones too) royalty-free. They also set up a series of ads in Denmark (the country Mindshare is in) in front of famous company buildings to give more exposure.

The ads became a big hit in Denmark, with over 1,762 images downloaded and in use by influential companies. It’s clear that the campaign was a great success and this really paves the way for how females are portrayed in advertisements.

One such image used in an ice-cream ad

None of this is new for Dove, however. Most people may know the company for its beauty products, but this isn’t the first time it’s tried its hand at encouraging and empowering women in a series of body positive marketing campaigns worldwide.

For example, Dove made an ad called “You’re More Beautiful than You Think” years ago, where people of all shapes and sizes were sketched by a former police sketch artist based on what their personal self image. Those same individuals were then made to talk to each other and were drawn again, this time by the person they had spoken to. The result was that their personal images were often a lot less beautiful than those perceived by others, going to show that we are often our worst critic.

It’s great that Dove is paving the way for more body positive ad campaigns and we applaud them for their efforts. We hope that in time, more companies will follow suit and soon we can all realise that there’s more than one definition of ‘beautiful’.


Photo Credits: Adweek

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1-hour of fun and EPIC KpopX Fitness Class

KpopX® Fitness is a dance fitness class where you can dance exercise up to 14 K-Pop songs in 50 minutes. It simplifies Kpop dance moves and combines them with aerobics & body toning exercises. Korean pop songs comprise all genres of popular music from South Korea, covering dance-pop, pop ballads, jazz, rock, hip-hop, R&B, and much more.
Experience includes:
  • An hour of fun and EPIC KpopX Fitness Class
  • Dance to 14 popular and favourite Korean songs
  • Awesome time with wonderful people!

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Dates: Every Tue, Wed and Fri of May

Venue: In Bugis. Exact location will be revealed upon purchase of ticket.

Price: S$18/pax

To register, please click here.


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Fitness Bootcamp With Joel

Trying to kick start your fitness journey? This fitness bootcamp is a fantastic way to start losing fats and improve your overall health.

Rapid-fire sequences of movements are designed to get you into shape while working out in a bootcamp style. With its high energy exercises, it is guaranteed to target most of your muscle groups and also to burn excessive calories. Best part? We’ll be doing it in the outdoors with fresh air at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

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We will be offering this bootcamp for the next 4 weeks (starting on 6 May 2017), with each week building up to the next. Each week is structured so that both beginners and advanced articipants are able to develop strength and improve range of motion while adding to any other exercise regime you may have.

We will then cool down with some complimentary kombucha.

Please bring your own water and towel. Other equipment will be provided.
The instructor will be Joel Quek:
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Intense Piloxing Session

PILOXING® cardio fusion that incorporates cutting edge research and fitness techniques to burn maximum calories, build lean muscles, and increase stamina. The PILOXING® program uniquely blends the power, speed, and agility of boxing with exhilarating dance moves and targeted sculpting and flexibility of pilates. These techniques are supplemented by the use of weighted gloves, further toning the arms and maximising cardiovascular health. Put it all together, and you have a muscle-toning, fat-burning workout that will make you feel physically and mentally empowered!
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Experience includes:
  • 1-hour of intense Piloxing class with the combination of Pilates, Boxing and Dance
  • Burn maximum calories
  • Build lean muscles and increase stamina!

Date: Sat, 22 April 2017
Time: 10 to 11am
Price: S$18

Please click here to register.

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