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10 Healthy Foods That Make Us Fat

We all know that a salad is a healthier meal than Mc Donalds, however we can often be deceived by what we call the “fake healthy foods”.They scream “I’m good for you!!” but they are packed with unhealthy ingredients and become, not so good after all!So if you think...

Recovering From Muscle Soreness

Yesterday’s session was great but now you are “sore”. What should you do? First things first. Let’s explain what is muscle soreness: Muscle soreness is a feeling of mild discomfort when you move after a workout.For some of us it is a weird satisfaction that goes...

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Exercising After an Injury

You went to this “hardcore fitness class” and after 30 burpees your (insert body part here) hurts A LOT. If you have read my last blog post, you know that after a few days, if the pain doesn’t go away, there is definitely something wrong. After a short visit to the...

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Get Back To Fitness

It’s official, kids are back to school, it is getting cooler (just kidding), and it is time to get back to fitness. Even though you left Singapore with all the good intentions to be healthy and fit on holidays, sometimes it is just impossible to follow your fitness...

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Why Do We Crave Unhealthy Foods?

Picture this: You sat down on your couch with a box of cookies to have “just one” but you ended up finishing the box. The serving at that restaurant was HUGE but you still finished your plate…does it ring a bell? Don’t worry you are not the only one - We are all...

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Outdoor Exercise In Singapore

Singapore is hot 80% of the time and hot and wet 20% of the time. How do you keep fit in this heat? Wether you are not a big fan of indoor training or if you prefer to exercise outdoors to minimise the risk of Covid infection here are a few tips to make your...

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10 Questions Heard In The Locker Room

Don't worry we are not spying on you in the changing rooms 🙂 I'm writing this article as we realised there are a lot of questions you ask each other / you think about before and after a class and some of them are left unanswered. What a shame! No one knows better...

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Enjoy Prenatal Exercise

Can you workout when pregnant? As long as you have a low-risk pregnancy with no contraindications, the answer is YES. Should you workout when pregnant even if you were not super active before your pregnancy? Again – YES. Should you adapt your workout? YES YES and...

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5 Myths About Aqua Workouts

The aqua industry is changing and The Ripple Club is pushing the borders of what we thought was possible in the water. Not convinced?  You might have pre-conceived ideas about this kind of workouts and you are not alone! Let us burst a few misconceptions on this...

8 Things You Should Know Before Dropping Meat

Having reduced my consumption of meat a lot for a year now, I get a lot of questions about my new diet. Is it to lose weight? Do you just eat vegetables? Doesn’t your plate look empty? The answer to all these questions is a big NO. If you are thinking of going...

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Why wanting to loose weight will not get you there

On our registration form, we ask a simple question. Why would you like to workout with us? You thought we asked you that for fun but it is there for a good reason. We actually want to know. Why? Because this WHY will determine if you will achieve your goals or not....

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How To Eat Healthy On A Budget

It is time to turn your new year resolutions into action. What are your goals for this year? Losing weight, working out, eating well? This post focus on the last one, which is so important yet not always on top of our list. We all know we should be eating healthy,...

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Water Retention 101

Our bodies contain up to 70% of water. You can find water in our cells, in our blood, muscles, organs….it is everywhere! However, when you start retaining extra water your body does not need, you start feeling bloated and it can become very uncomfortable. This...

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8 Tips To Workout In The Morning Without Hating It

First of all I think I need to say this out loud before I start writing this blog post: Like most normal human beings of this century, I am not what we call a morning person. I am pretty much the opposite of that. I absolutely love to stay in bed in the am until I...

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How To Avoid Muscle Cramps

Most of you have already experienced it…the terrible feeling of the muscle hardening and cramping waking you up at night or even worse making you stop pedaling while you are spinning hard in class ! Cramps can be really painful. Only thinking about cramps makes me...

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How To Fall Asleep Like A Kitten

Happy New Year everyone! We all start the new year with a head full of goals and resolutions, but what we usually forget on the list is  sleep. In our society, sleep is highly underrated. Most of us lack sleep and think that’s ok, but just as eating healthy or...

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8 Truths About Cellulite

Getting rid of cellulite is one of the most common body goals for women. With our legs (and arms) on display all year round in Singapore we tend to focus more on keeping them toned and cellulite free than other countries with a cooler season. First of all, what is...

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10 Most Beautiful Pools In Singapore

One of the great perks when you work for The Ripple Club, is that you get to know a lot about pools! First because we have been scouting our beautiful island for the best locations to hold our classes and also because we love being in the water with the added...

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10 Baby Steps To A Healthier You

How far away are you from the goal to be healthier you set for yourself in January? Quite far? Not to worry, you are not the only one… Usually we all get motivated in January and decide to go on a crazy diet or go workout everyday…but by mid Feb (or sometimes...

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7 Tips To Exercise Postpartum

  Most postpartum clients will ask: When can I start exercising? What can I do? Is it safe? If you have the same questions, you have clicked on the right article! We get so much information on what to do DURING pregnancy, but it feels like you are on your own...

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How To Stop Overeating

Most of my personal training clients will say this sentence during our first assessment: “I eat healthy most of the time, but I love food so much I just don’t know how to stop…” insert guilty puppy face. Truth is you might not be at your ideal weight even if you...

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How To Control Sugar Cravings

I must admit I had a major sweet tooth growing up. Coming from a family where we stock at least 5 types of chocolate so we can eat a square (or two) after lunch AND dinner, it’s not a big surprise! However, when I moved to Singapore, my kind of desserts were not...

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How To Boost Your Immune System

During this pandemic one question is on everyone’s lips: How do I avoid getting Covid-19? The typical answer includes three actions: 1. Keep a good general hygiene 2. Avoid large crowds, close contact with those who are sick and wear a mask 3. Boost your immune...

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4 Signs You Should Stop High Impact Exercises

When you think of exercise you might picture a run, a bootcamp or maybe even boxing which is what most people do to keep themselves fit. However, is it the best way to keep fit in the long run? (pun 100% intended)   Runners will tell you they love the feeling of...

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5 Things I Wish I Knew About Working Out When Pregnant

Being a perinatal certified coach, I thought I knew everything I needed to give the best advice to my pregnant clients. After all, I had learnt about it in books, attended training and got certified by industry leaders, why would it matter that I have not been...