Hot bods: Donovan Chee and Serene Chia

PHOTO: Hot bods: Donovan Chee and Serene Chia

Donovan Chee, 29 Marketing executive Height: 1.8m Weight: 77kg

Exercise regimen: I train for performance, not for aesthetics. I strength train four times a week with an upper/lower body split based around heavy compound movement variations of deadlifts, squats, bench presses and rowing. Every training session is preceded by foam rolling and mobility drills. I also play street football on Sundays.

Diet: I start every morning with one litre of plain water and drink up to five litres daily. I cook my own meals and have lots of meat, vegetables and good fats. On days I strength train, I have white rice as my main source of carbs for dinner. I avoid processed and deep-fried food but will indulge once in a while.

Serene Chia, 32 Investor relations Height: 1.6m Weight: 49kg

Exercise regimen: I believe that girls should train to be strong. I do full body strength training three times a week based around heavy compound movement variations of deadlifts, squats, bench press and rowing. I have achieved so much from my training and can now do pull-ups.

Diet: Lots of plain water is a must and I love all sorts of berries. I eat anything I like on weekdays but as a general rule of thumb, I avoid oily and deep-fried food. I cook my meals at weekends, and they contain lots of vegetables and meat.

This article was first published on June 22, 2014. Get a copy of The Straits Times or go to straitstimes.com for more stories.