The Beauty Who Beasts

Amanda W's inner beauty shines through, and you can't help but fall for that welcoming smile.  Don't let that fool you though, kind and gentle she may be, but she is no pushover and if you go to her sessions she will make you WORK.  Read on to learn more about Amanda's inspirations, workout routines & bucket list.

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What is your favourite workout? I love HIIT style incorporating both strength and cardio exercises.

Share with us the tastiest meal or snack you have eaten this week? After returning from Sri Lanka and loved the food so much I did a cooking class. We cooked a range of different dishes designed to be shared, using the freshest of ingredients, mostly vegetarian and everything we made from scratch….even the coconut milk. The standouts for me were a slightly sweet coconut chilli sambal combined with a tangy mango curry (which I was surprised to learn uses only unripe mangoes).

What is your favourite song, or playlist, to sweat to? It changes all the time and I like to create new playlists mostly based on what I’m hearing on the radio. For a while now I’ve been loving Rudimental and Ed Sheeran’s “Lay it all on me” – this gets me through a tough cardio set. For a slower, more focused song for strength sets I do like an older song called “Fade out lines” by The Avener, it has a great slower beat.

What does your weekly workout schedule look like? No week is ever the same for me, as much as I wish there was a bit more consistency, life gets in the way! A typical week for me would be:

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  • Monday – home workout
  • Tuesday – Pilates
  • Wednesday- Sometimes a rest day after teaching 2 back to back classes or if feeling energetic I do circuit training
  • Thursday – Trail run at MacRitchie with Miles my husband, combined with some strength work
  • Friday – A total body gym workout lifting heavier weights at 8-12 reps
  • Saturday – Momentum HIIT with Amanda C in the Gardens
  • Sunday - REST

Are you a Morning Lark or a Night Owl? It changes depending on life stage! With 2 kids (2 and 4 years old) we are very much Morning Larks 😊

Who inspires you? My nan. I can describe her with all the nicest words – courageous, faithful, humble, generous, determined, patient, kind. Now 93 years old, she has given so much of herself to helping others and is a wonderful role model to me. She’s made a huge impact on my life and always will, just by being her.

What is the hardest thing you have ever done? Hmmm Miles and I climbing Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia in cargo pants and completely unprepared does spring to mind.

Name 3 things on your ‘bucket list’A family trip around Australia (not convinced yet about putting that word ROAD in front of TRIP), Complete a 2nd half marathon, Go on a trekking expedition up a mountain (e.g. Mount Everest base camp).

What superpower do you wish you could have? The ability to get healthy delicious family meals (that everyone eats) on the table quicker than you can say “what’s for dinner?”

What is the best thing about being a Trainer? It might not seem like this at the time but I don’t actually get the most enjoyment from pushing clients harder in that last round of burpees! Rather what I love is seeing clients walking away with a sense of accomplishment and what can only be described as pure happiness (you can see it on their faces!) after smashing out a sweaty tough session. By being a trainer I get to use the gift God gave me in helping others live better, and even if we only meet once a week for an hour I know how powerful the impact can be because I’ve also experienced it in my life. I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to do this here in Singapore.

‘To Plan’? or ‘Go with the Flow’? Used to be a hardcore planner but have definitely had to learn to go with the flow more over the last 5 years. And now I realise that ultimately, as human beings that’s all we really can do.

Tell us one thing that we did not know about you? I’m actually a bit messy. Somehow it works for me but I’m constantly driving my husband mad! 

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