We spent 5 minutes with Douglas Scott McAndrew from Momentum Lab, Singapore, to hear his views on the future of fitness and his advice for people who want to start getting active.
Hi Douglas! Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi my name is Doug from Scotland UK. I am 28 years old and currently working in Momentum Lab, a Pilates-based functional training studio in Singapore. I have been in the Health & Fitness Industry for 7 years and my passion is to help and empower people to improve their health and fitness.
How do you see the future of fitness evolving?
Mobile apps on fitness workouts will remain prominent and more people will be doing more workouts on their own. Although it is great to attempt a variety of workouts, but not having a trainer to see and correct your technique, inspire and motivate you, will be a major disadvantage.
What’s one thing you would recommend about your studio/gym?
At Momentum Lab, we focus on functional strength and mobility. These two attributes are the key to having better performance in your daily activities and sports. So I would recommend trying a variety of classes in Momentum Lab to fully reap the benefits of each workout.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to have a transition towards a healthier lifestyle and start working out?
I would advise anyone starting a new fitness regime to work with a Personal Trainer for a few sessions to focus on proper exercise and movement techniques to ensure effectiveness and safety. Then slowly make changes to your current lifestyle towards taking more fitness challenges and making positive long term changes to your diet.
What do you think the biggest misconception about getting fit?
A lot of people are having the wrong idea of cardio vs weight training saying that lifting weight will make you bulky whilst doing cardio is great in losing weight. However, weight and resistance training have a much more beneficial effect for increasing metabolism, burning calories and dropping body fat. It is always great to have a good mixture in your fitness regime. Fitness is not about one size fits all.