Live Better Honeycombers day out with Virgin Active
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This is the year you’re going to look after yourself and LIVE BETTER. Join us by one spectacular rooftop pool for an inspiring day out!

If 2018 left you with the realisation that you crave a healthier life, want live a little more mindfully, or just want to take more care of yourself, we’re right there with you. Start the year with Honeycombers and Virgin Active on a high – by Sofitel Singapore City Centre’s spectacular rooftop pool, to be precise. We’re inviting you to a day packed with provoking talks and fitness activities that will leave you inspired to take on the year the way you want to. Save the date for 26 January 2019 for Live Better: a Day Out with Virgin Active!

Psst: there’s going to be a fab marketplace too – and we should mention there’s over $3000 in prizes up for grabs and a kickass goodie bag. But first, check out the whole lineup:

The full event and talks lineup for Live Better: a Day Out with Virgin Active.
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The full event and talks lineup for Live Better: a Day Out with Virgin Active.
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GET MOVING

Our fitness lineup on the day will help you find what workout really moves you. Join as many sessions as you want spanning yoga, pilates, express core and GRID Bodyweight with Virgin Active.

Virgin Active Singapore outdoor workout in Tanjong Pagar Centre
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Way too much fun to notice you’re working out. Photography: Virgin Active

Or hit that amazing rooftop pool to try out Aquaspin: a revolutionary workout that combines the benefits of aquatic fitness and spinning that’s challenging yet safe. In 45 minutes, work your legs, abs, triceps, biceps… no muscle will be spared! Check out the timetable above and don’t forget your gear!

Try endurance, HIIT and circuit training underwater spin classes with Aquaspin.
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Try endurance, HIIT and circuit training spin classes with Aquaspin.

THE TALKS

Drop in on our programme of thought-provoking and inspiring talks from experts covering mindfulness and meditation, to managing stress, relationships, nutrition, sexual wellness and pregnancy to post-partum fitness.

Toby Ouvry
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1. Mindfulness and Meditation: creating a mind of ease, relaxed concentration and positivity
Touby Ouvry, founder of Integral Meditation Asia and Dani Van de Velde founder of The Meditation Teacher
Dani Van de Velde
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We aren’t in control of all the things that happen to us, but we can learn to control the way we choose to respond to what we experience. Dani and Toby will lead you through an experiential introduction to how meditation and mindfulness can help you deal more effectively with everyday stress, create more enjoyment, lightness and inner flexibility in your life, and and keep your mindset focused on thoughts that help you remain positive and centred, even when under pressure.
Time: 10.15am

Sinnead Ali
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2. The science of an orgasm
Sinnead Ali, of Smile Makers
What really happens inside you when you orgasm? How does it affect how you feel, and how you feel about yourself? Sinnead Ali, community manager of sexual wellness brand Smile Makers, talks about the science behind the ultimate pleasure.
Time: 11am

3. Stress and wellness

Ralitza Peeva
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Ralitza Peeva
Counsellor and wellness and life coach Ralitza Peeva reveals the five ways stress can take a toll on your body and mind, and practical steps you can take immediately to change your habits before burnout.
Time: 11.45am

Tyng Goh Virgin Active
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4. We are what we eat?
Theng Tyng Goh, Fitness Professional (Nutrition Coach), Virgin Active
There’s no one size fits all when it comes to personal diet requirements. This workshop will give each participant a better understanding on how their daily consumption habits affect their body and assess how each participant’s body breaks down food and absorption rate, right down to how much calorie a gram of fat contains and how much carbohydrate is enough for each participants’ body.
Time: 12.30pm

Cindy Leong
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5. Relationship mastery: a piece of cake
Cindy Leong of Relationship Studio
Understanding yourself and others is the key to relationship building. Join Cindy Leong, a psychology-trained Enneagram coach as she shares insights on building relationships with your colleagues and loved ones. Expect to hear some juicy stories and receive useful tips on effective relationship building!
Time: 2pm

Jantien Kroese-Van Den Berg
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6. Say YES to pregnancy and postpartum fitness!
Jantien Kroese-Van Den Berg of Mom in Balance
When you are feeling physically and mentally strong, it is easier to make the right choices, to work on your personal ambitions and enjoy your family. Movement and especially cardio and strength exercises during and after birth is key to stay fit and healthy. During this talk trainer and founder Jantien Kroese-Van Den Berg of Mom in Balance shares the benefits of movement for you and your baby, dos and don’ts in pre/post-natal fitness, postpartum pelvic floor issues and diastasis recti and how fitness can support your recovery.
Time: 2.45pm

7. Live Better: How to make your new goals and good habits stick
Panel discussion
Our experts come together with advice on how to make this the year you make a meaningful change.
Time: 3.30pm

 

HIT THE MARKET!

Browse the market, featuring brands dedicated to healthy and sustainable living, conscious style and great nutrition. Here’s a taste of who’ll be there on the day…

Akesi Wellness: Probiotic+ Powders and Bio-Fermented Tonics that nurture your microbial health with billions of beneficial strains to support the immune system and healthy digestive function across all ages.

The Maks’ Coffee: Founded by a family with a proud heritage of coffee roasting, the Maks’ Coffee works directly with micro-lot coffee farmers to ensure that beans are sustainably grown and sourced from around the world to create unique seasonal blends.

Avo & Co: Founded by brothers Cedric and Clement, Avo & Co delivers seasonal Fruit & Veg boxes packed with fully ripened, amazing produce such as their signature avocados and delicious tomatoes. (Psst: Honeycombers is a major fan of the seriously good service – trust us.)

SOJAO: SOJAO is a luxury bed sheets brand committed to supporting organic cotton farmers and the well-being of the environment through our 100% GOTS-certified organic linens.

BrocnBells: Short for Broccoli & Dumbbells, BrocnBells is a social platform to meet people over health and fitness. Discover like-minded people who share your lifestyle – your SweatBuddy, workout buddy, gym buddy, accountability buddy, your tribe. Check out the challenge below at the marketplace:

MARKETPLACE ACTIVITY: SweatBuddy Challenge ft. Triple B Threat
Grab a workout buddy and join the Broc & Bells Burpee (“Triple B”) challenge with push-ups, jumps and high 5s. How many can you do in 30secs? Time to push past your limits and live better – together.

RE:ERTH: This mindful skincare label is designed in Singapore and thoughtfully made in Japan. Its minimalist and highly efficacious collection consists of sensorial, lightweight and fast-absorbing formulas and the result is termed mochi skin, or “rice-cake skin”, describing a pure, smooth, firm and bright complexion.

Alche{me}: Alcheme is a skincare brand that specialises in providing personalised conscious skincare formulations made from vitamin-enriched, botanical actives.

August Society: This Singapore-based sustainable swimwear brand is ethically produced from top-quality recycled Italian fabrics and XtraLife Lycra. Made for strong, globetrotting women, its swimsuits feature timeless styles, mix and match flexibility and are built to last.

My French Concession: My French Concession is a collection of lifestyle products from designers, artists and skilled artisans sourced worldwide, curated for their beauty and design and connected by the simple fact that they enhance the founder’s everyday life.

Supergoop! This brand is on a mission to change the way the world thinks about sunscreen through its feel-good, clean and innovative formulas. Usually exclusive to Sephora in Singapore, you’ll be able to shop it at Live Better!

Smile Makers: Smile Makers was launched with one mission: to normalise the perception of female sexuality. Its sexual wellness products speak respectfully to women, and its tasteful designs are promoted and sold in everyday environments.

HAPPYJIGGLYFEET: HJF is a swimwear brand that promotes happiness, positivity and self-love. As a socially responsible brand, SGD1 for every swimsuit sold is donated to a different good cause every month.

Manduka Yoga Mats: Manduka has been inspired and guided by a responsibility to reduce global consumption by making better products that last longer: its famous yoga mats, towels, props and apparel are designed to minimize environmental waste.

Sigi Skin: Sigi Skin is all about making skincare stress free and simple – it’s a brand dedicated to delivering skincare products using effective ingredients, superfood extracts and free of toxins.

nenä: nenä uses sustainably sourced ingredients that are mindfully cultivated into a library of essential oil-based lifestyle remedies and wellness rituals.

TripleFit: Located at Millenia Walk, this one-stop destination offers a wide array of fitness programmes and a retail zone which carries the latest high-performance activewear from the likes of Under Armour, Odlo, C3fit, Every Second Counts, and Newline.

 

WHERE IT’S AT: Sofitel Singapore City Centre


It’s all happening at Sofitel Singapore City Centre: a luxury hotel right in the heart of the CBD, amidst the historic shophouses and skyscrapers of Tanjong Pagar. We’ll be going straight to the top and spending the day by its unforgettable rooftop pool and lawn, but don’t forget to take in the hotel’s gorgeous interiors while you’re there – the space is inspired by the formal gardens of France and the rich flora of Singapore.

Sofitel Singapore City Centre will be hosting a booth offering healthy food and drinks on the day!

Rooftop pool at Sofitel Singapore City Centre Tanjong Pagar
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Photography: Sofitel Singapore City Centre

 

And it’s all powered by Virgin Active

We all know Virgin Active for its fitness clubs that aim to make exercise irresistible for everyone. With sleek studios dotted around the island, decked out in the best equipment, there are 200 group exercise classes on offer per week.

Virgin Active Singapore
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Virgin Active’s Tanjor Pagar studio has quite the view…

Oh yes, there WILL be prizes

Pssst: there’s going to be over $3000 in prizes up for grabs on the day, and here’s just a taste of what you can win:

  • Avo & Co fruit and vegetable boxes
  • Alcheme personalised serum
  • August Society swimwear
  • Akesi Wellness Tonic Duo
  • Meditation course or private energy session with The Meditation Teacher
  • Meditation class trial with Integral Meditation Asia
  • Four 1 month memberships with Mom in Balance
  • Sojao bedsheets
  • Bang and Olufsen Beoplay E6 valued at $460
  • Bang and Olufsen Beoplay Earset valued at $460
  • Supergoop Gift Pack
    Plus loads more!


And if you’ve been to a Honeycombers event before, you know goody bags are our thing. You’ll just have to wait to see what’s inside…

 

THE NEED-TO-KNOWS:

When: Saturday, 26th January 2019
Time: 10am – 4pm
Where: Sofitel Singapore City Centre Rooftop, 9 Wallich St, Singapore 078885
Tickets: $10 (early bird offer) with healthy Yu Sheng wrap and shake

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