Lockdown diaries: Hong Kong fitfluencers’ favourite at-home workouts

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COVID-19 and the closure of Hong Kong gyms won’t stop our fitfluencers (aka. fitness influencers) from moving. From their favourite at-home workouts to must-have cheat meals, find out how Hong Kong’s fitness enthusiasts are taking care of themselves during lockdown.

Utah Lee 

First thing you do when you wake up:

Use mouthwash

Favourite at-home workout:

Everything abs

Favourite & least favourite workout move:

My favourite is HIIT. Least favourite? I don’t know, I like them all

Favourite activewear item(s):

Sports bra

Workout tunes/playlist that gets you going:

The latest pop, R&B and/or hip-hop tunes

What a typical day of meals look like:

Breakfast: Iced green tea + Redbull

Lunch: Noodles or dumplings in soup or something light 

Dinner: Veggies/meat/fruits

Favourite healthy recipe:

Greek yogurt on whole-wheat toast

Favourite cheat meal:

Fried chicken!

Self-care practice:

Walking my dog and spending some alone-time away from my family 

Tips to stay healthy during lockdown:

Mentally: try not to use devices too often, send fun and silly messages to friends and family, and practice mindfulness 

Physically: get on your feet and move, plan and do something active with friends and family, even virtually 

Follow Utah on Instagram @utahlee


Keith Lee 

First thing you do when you wake up:

Take my supplements with a glass of lukewarm water

Favourite at-home workout:

Push-ups at different angles

Favourite & least fave workout move: 

The barbell bench press. Least favourite? Probably abs 

Favourite activewear item(s):

An oversized hoodie even in the summer, just to keep myself sweating

Workout tunes/playlist that gets you going: 

Depends on my mood, but most likely rock or metal

What a typical day of meals look like:

Breakfast: Overnight oats with chia seeds and eggs

Lunch: Chicken breast with broccoli

Dinner: Anything delicious

Favourite healthy recipe:

Chicken and broccoli, with lots of pepper!

Favourite cheat meal:

Takeaway fish and chips – salt and vinegar or ketchup on top (fully absorbed by the chips!) 

Self-care practice:

Working out on a regular basis

Tips to stay healthy during lockdown:

Work out regularly, keep your diet clean and don’t forget to incorporate cheat meals into your diet! One should stay healthy both physically and mentally.

Follow Keith on Instagram at @keithleefitness


Jessica Lee

First thing you do when you wake up:

A 5-min breath check-in while still in bed

Favourite at-home workout:

AloMoves & Glo

Favourite & least fave workout move:

Resistance band crab walks, and anything involving cardio

Favourite activewear item(s):

Sweaty Betty Super Sculpt leggings

Workout tunes/playlist that gets you going:

The new album by BRONSON (i.e. Odesza and Golden Features) 

What a typical day of meals look like:

Breakfast: I don’t normally eat breakfast

Lunch: Something light with soup like pho or dumplings

Dinner: Whatever delivery I’m in the mood for that day – mostly because I can’t cook

Favourite healthy recipe:

Coconut cookies from Deliciously Ella

Favourite cheat meal:

At-home hot pot dinners

Self-care practice:

Allowing myself to take naps when I need it, and having several hours a day where I put my phone on DND so I’m not “on-call” all the time.

Tips to stay healthy during lockdown:

Spend as much time in nature as you can, and with good company.

Follow Jessica on Instagram @jessicaleeyoga


James Wong 

First thing you do when you wake up:

Have breakfast 

Favourite at-home workout:

A full-body routine with resistance bands and a focus on muscle stimulation.

Favourite & least fave workout move:

My favourite moves are pull-ups since they’re great for building back muscles with the least amount of equipment! I would say my least favourite would be burpees.

Favourite activewear item(s):

Anything from Puma, Reebok, Fila and Lululemon

Workout tunes/playlist that gets you going:

Eminem and at times, hardstyle EDM

What a typical day of meals look like:

Breakfast: Overnight oats with protein

Lunch: Variation between chicken/fish and veggies 

Dinner: Chinese cuisine, usually something with pork/beef/eggs/veggies

Favourite healthy recipe:

My homemade chicken breast burger 

Favourite cheat meal:

Ice cream from Oddies Foodies!

Self care practice:

Have positive thoughts throughout the day, stay away from negativity and stay away from toxic people.

Tips to stay healthy during lockdown:

Structuring a workout and having loud music usually helps for me! Although it’s not as fun as doing it in the gym, you can buy resistance bands, dumbbells, and search online for various workout programmes/exercises to do at home. 

Follow James on Instagram @jameswnc


Stephanie Cuvelier 

First thing you do when you wake up:

Listen to a guided meditation and do some gentle mobility exercises

Favourite at-home workout:

A simple kettlebell circuit (4-5 exercises, full body exercises, repeat 4-5 rounds) or a mobility flow while playing some of my favourite tunes

Favourite & least fave workout move:

My favourite work out move is split squats, and my least favourite would probably be push ups.

Favourite activewear item(s):

My Nike AeroSwift shorts and Nike Yoga Luxe Indy bra. They’re made from a super-lightweight material that’s perfect for sweaty beings like myself!

Workout tunes/playlist that gets you going: 

I have an upbeat playlist that never fails to get a smile on my face and get me in the mood for a workout! It’s called “calibrate ~ upbeat”

What a typical day of meals look like:

Breakfast: Some form of eggs (scrambled, poached, boiled) and/or Greek yoghurt with berries

Lunch: A loaded veggie omelette or fish/chicken with veggies

Dinner: Fish/chicken with veggies

Favourite healthy recipe:

150g Greek yoghurt mixed with ½ scoop chocolate protein powder, topped off with a handful of mixed berries and sprinkled with cacao nibs! 

Favourite cheat meal:

Dough Bros sourdough pizza (their veggie one with the caramelised onions and feta cheese is bomb!) 

Self care practice:

Meditation and going for walks in nature to detoxify my system from all of the technology and daily stresses of life.

Tips to stay healthy during lockdown:

Keep on moving and remember to switch off! Schedule regular work breaks and learn basic stretches or mobility drills to incorporate into your daily routine, a few times per day. We aren’t designed to stay in static positions for long periods, so keep on moving. Also, try to get outside for some fresh air. 

Follow Stephanie on Instagram @stephcuvelier

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