Buro Fitness Lunch: Workout tips and healthful food to kickstart the New Year
New year, new you
If your fitness resolutions are barely lifting off the ground, here's a friendly nudge from our first-ever fitness event
Are all carbohydrates evil? Given the reigning obsession with all things low-carb and no-carb, just the mere mention of rice or pasta will make the fit elite shake their heads in disapproval. However, as we learnt from our recent Buro Fitness Lunch, not all forms of carbohydates are bad for you. Trust Chris Richards and Natalie Kuan of Ultimate Performance Singapore to dish out these pearls of wisdom, as Buro readers and invited guests gathered in our cosy living room at The Co. for our first-ever fitness event.
Now that we're almost a month into the new year, there's no better time to revisit your fitness resolutions — if you've already started on them, that is. Prone to putting off your visits to the gym? Richards has the perfect solution — a series of exercises you can execute right from the comfort of your own home. Guests at the lunch were privy to live demonstrations of each exercise, accompanied by useful tips on perfecting one's form for each movement.
Every good fitness regime is accompanied by a healthful diet and our lunch menu reflected just that. Juice Junkie (the very same people who created our special Buro juice) gave everyone a shot of beetroot juice cold-pressed with carrots, lemons, cucumbers, spinach, and a warming zing of ginger. Those who enjoyed the smooth flavours of almond milk could also choose from a special almond milk blend sweetened with blueberries, strawberries, chia seeds, and coconut protein powder.
FitThree, a food delivery service focused on dishing up nutritionally-strong foods kept everyone well fed with pumpkin salads, stir-fried chicken with ginger and oyster sauce, Greek-style roasted fish, steamed broccoli, and mushrooms tossed with garlic. Besides tasting good, these healthful dishes featured ingredients that were carefully sourced. Think hormone-free chicken and organic red meat. For dessert, we had almond orange and cashew coconut energy bars to nibble on — guilt-free treats that had us reaching for seconds. Keen to taste the offerings from FitThree? Use the voucher code 'Buro247' to enjoy $10 off your first order. You're welcome.