Singapore #Fitspo of the Week: Neo Jun Ru

Cheryl Tay
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Neo Jun Ru used to swim and do taekwondo in her school days.
Neo Jun Ru used to swim and do taekwondo in her school days. (PHOTO: Cheryl Tay)

Life goes beyond the digits on the scale and your body is capable of so much more. Yahoo’s #Fitspo of the Week series is dedicated to inspirational men and women in Singapore leading healthy and active lifestyles. Have someone to recommend? Hit Cheryl up on Instagram or Facebook.

Name: Neo Jun Ru (@jrrenana)

Age: 29

Height: 1.63m

Weight: 51kg

Occupation: Cabin Crew

Status: Single

Diet: I have been trying out different diets to see how my body changes. I would prefer intermittent fasting to eat what I like during the 8-hour window without feeling guilty. But I would usually eat less carbs, more protein and not take any sugar drinks. Occasionally I would drink Coke Zero, if not it’s just plenty of water.

Training: I would go to the gym at least twice a week, focusing on strength training to maintain my muscles with 10 minutes of cardio before and after. I also do indoor rock climbing and jog 5km once a week.

Jun Ru did snowboarding, wakeboarding and pole dancing before becoming more focused on building her body aesthetically in recent years.
Jun Ru did snowboarding, wakeboarding and pole dancing before becoming more focused on building her body aesthetically in recent years. (PHOTO: Cheryl Tay)

Q: Were you active when you were younger?

A: I used to swim and do taekwondo during my school days. When I got older, I did snowboarding, wakeboarding and pole dancing. Only in recent years then I became more focused on building my body aesthetically.

How do you fit your fitness regime into your cabin crew life?

My sport shoes and gym attire is a must-have item for every flight. When we still could, I would make it a point to use the hotel gym or go to the nearest Anytime Fitness gym nearby.

You train with a personal trainer (PT) at the gym – when did you start?

I think it started two years ago when I didn’t have much fitness knowledge and I believed having a PT would help me achieve my fitness goals. My goal was quite simple – to look fit and indulge in food without feeling guilty.

Jun Ru engaged a personal trainer to get well versed in keeping herself fit.
Jun Ru engaged a personal trainer to get well versed in keeping herself fit. (PHOTO: Cheryl Tay)

After getting a PT, did your goals change?

My love for fitness and health grew when I started training with a PT. Our bodies are amazing and I wanted to know more. The COVID-19 circuit breaker made me realise the need to have the knowledge to train myself and help the people around me. I would definitely love to have the chance to make positive changes in people’s life and inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle.

Was there ever a time where you felt the least confident about yourself?

I was never a naturally confident person. I am still learning to build my confidence in my life in different areas. Growing up I loved my sugar and processed foods, but these caused me to fall sick often and become physically unfit. Over the recent years though, I have become more confident and am happy with my healthy lifestyle.

Jun Ru likes to experiment with different types of diet along with appropriate workouts in the gym to push her body to its maximum potential.
Jun Ru likes to experiment with different types of diet along with appropriate workouts in the gym to push her body to its maximum potential. (PHOTO: Cheryl Tay)

Are you satisfied with your body now?

I am satisfied with my healthy lifestyle but I would like to experiment with different types of diet along with appropriate workouts in the gym to push my body to its maximum potential to achieve the shape that I want.

Have you ever received any comments about your body?

Yes I have had comments that I should not grow too muscular and not to go under the sun too much. It’s this stereotyped thinking that girls should be fair and skinny.

Singapore #Fitspo of the Week: Neo Jun Ru.
Singapore #Fitspo of the Week: Neo Jun Ru. (PHOTO: Cheryl Tay)