We can all agree that life has its stressful moments. In Singapore, where life is fast-paced, everyone tries to find a way to get rid of their frustration and rid themselves of the stress some way or another. While some enjoy taking their anger out on glass bottles with a bat, some decide that they’d much rather go to the gym and take the stress out by lifting weights and pushing their bodies to the physical limit.
In a “fitspiration” wave that’s been sweeping the island, many Singaporeans are now attempting to get fit as a way of dealing with mental stress. Stick around to see who the top 5 male fitness micro-influencers in Singapore are and maybe, just maybe, get your daily dose of fitness inspiration so that you can hit gym as well!
Here’s the criteria used for sorting:
- Total number of followers fewer than 50 000
- Percentage of male followers at least 45%
- Ranked according to number of local (Singaporean) followers
- Predominantly fitness-related feed (gym/workout posts, fitness related sponsorships etc.)
5. Eugene Tan (@eugenetzw)
At 13.1k total followers and 3.6k Singaporean followers, Eugene takes the 5th spot on this list! His profile caption spells out exactly how he lives his life – being honest and sincere while keeping fit.
He is a certified personal trainer and works as a financial consultant. His feed consists of cheery pictures of himself and his progress since he first started working out.
Eugene has promoted events such as the Fitness Festival 2018 and also healthy food products such as Sun Rice Brown Rice Chips.
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My pre workout snack! Sunrice brown rice chips! Loving the fact that it’s really healthy and I can fit it inside my macros! Definitely worth the calories (ain’t no empty calories) and its definitely better than other chips and snacks 😂 #healthyliving #iifym #sunrice #SunRiceBrownRiceChips #eatclean
4. Teo Wei Kiat (@weikiatteo)
Wei Kiat has garnered 14.6k total followers and 4.6k Singaporean followers in his time on Instagram. He was a manhunt contestant in 2016 and is also currently a student at Nanyang Technological University. His feed is a mixture of fun, every-day photographs coupled with posts about fitness. Apart from fitness sponsorships, Wei Kiat also collaborates with fitness photographers to produce stunning images.
3. Benedict Koh (@benthegymrat)
Benedict has a total follower count of 17.1k of which, 5.7k are Singaporeans which places him at 3rd on our list!
Benedict is currently a student at SMU and is a professional bodybuilder. He can be found interacting with his followers on Instagram stories where he conducts polls, question-and-answer sessions as well as live streams. His feed consists of professionally taken photographs as well as the selfies he takes as updates on his current physique.
He is currently a Modern Visual Athletic Apparel ambassador and has collaborated with other brands in the past.
2. Preston Sin (@pressonpreston)
Coming in 2nd on this list, we have Preston. With 36.5k total followers and 6.6k Singaporean followers, Preston’s feed is a constant reminder to his followers to never give up (i.e press on).
Apart from the usual fitness-related photography, Preston’s feed is sometimes interspersed with before and after comparisons of -wait for it- himself. Preston has gone through many phases in life with ups and downs in his body weight and encourages his followers with these photographs to let them know that it is possible to achieve their goals.
Preston is currently working on his own brand @Gritnation.
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#MondayMotivation | What got you started…? [ 2013 VS 2018 ] ——————————————————————————— There are many reasons why you might’ve started to transform your physique. – Reasons I got from you guys before were: • Bullying and teasing from peers • Rejected by a love interest • Good habit • Self-confidence • Be stronger … Whatever your reasons, realise that while motivation is a great fuel to get you started, you have to continually develop and reinforce a stronger “why” to keep you going. – Pen down the scenarios of when you achieve your goal physique, and when you don’t. – When you understand your REAL REASON WHY, you’re more likely to stick through the process with grit. – It’s not enough to just be motivated, you’ve got to stay committed and persistent. ——————————————————————————— Comment “👍🏻” thumbs up below if you agree! ——————————————————————————— Psst! After a year of development, finally the brand that I’ve been working on with some of the best people in the industry is about to launch… – Head over to @GritNation and give the page a follow. I’ll be organising a special giveaway where you can be amongst the first to get your hands on Grit Nation apparels and merchandise. ——————————————————————————— 👉🏻 @GritNation .
1. Jason Chee (@jasonch33)
Jason Chee takes the top spot in this list. Arguably one of the more seasoned veterans in the fitness industry, Jason has amassed a total following of 41.3k and 7.4k of the followers are from Singapore.
His feed is filled with updates on himself, as well as updates on his clients. Other than those posts, he also has a considerable collection of professionally taken photos since he was, after all, a manhunt champion once.
Interestingly, his feed also includes humorous content in the form of memes as well as occasional photos of dogs and even babies!
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And they say that men who can cook are sexy (never say how well though). Throwback to me Co starring at a cooking class at @allspiceinstitute. Cooking was never my forte, even now, but somehow I just gotta teach myself because of what I am doing as a job and passion. How many of you guys cook your own food?? #throwback #cook #cooking #menwhocook #diet #food #bodybuilding #physique #mensphysique
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