Forget about dieting. Most beauty-conscious women these days are savvy enough to know that skipping meals only lowers your metabolism, and is not a feasible long-term plan to achieve slimming.

But slimming doesn’t have to be painful or boring. In April, Fairmont Singapore’s Willow Stream Spa kicked off a 30-day fitness challenge, which is inspired by the spa’s philosophy and aims to help participants discover, nurture and maintain their hidden energy. The hour-long sessions will take place five times a week for four weeks and targets to help participants cultivate good habits to keep fit and healthy.

Zin Alkaff Syaed, personal trainer of Willow Stream Spa said, “The concept behind the programme can help participants push themselves harder than they would normally do.”

The programme will include several fitness and conditioning routines such as weights training, bodyweight training, circuits/obstacles and interval trainings. There is also a personal fitness challenge test at the end of the programme, to keep participants focused.
Besides a well-designed fitness programme administered by experts, we also sussed out other slimming methods that make losing weight no longer just a fat hope.

Rawatan Halia massage at Aramsa Spa ($108)

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Enjoy a body rub at Aramsa Spa, located at Bishan Park. This treatment involves the rubbing of heated, aromatic spices such as ginger, turmeric and lemon grass on the abdomen area to bring medicinal heat to its deeper muscles through the opened pores to bring about relaxation and detoxification.

Originated from Thailand, this 30-minute massage is also great for alleviating muscle cramps, inflammation, indigestion, constipation and soothing sore muscles.

Review: Aramsa Spa offers a very green and beautiful environment, so this certainly help with the entire experience – I mean, would you rather go to Bishan Park or the stadium? Take note that it’s a healing treatment – not just a relaxing one – so it’s normal to experience some discomfort and pain during the process. However, you’d feel much rejuvenated after the treatment.

Bijinsenmon Arm Slimming Masks ($39 for three pairs of masks)


You’ve probably already heard of facial sheet masks that helps create a sharper and slimming-looking facial contours. This year, Bijinsenmon launches Arm Slimming Masks that are designed to tone and reduce the excess fats and saggy skin at the arm. Formulated with ingredients such as Algisium C, Caffeine, Essence of Chilli, Extract of Raw Ginger and Hyaluronic Acid, the masks helps to stimulate lymphatic circulation to with detoxification as well as resolve the problem of water retention.

Review: Of all the slimming methods you could possibly think of, this is probably the easiest. It takes only 15 minutes to complete the regime, and you can do it at the comforts of your own home. This leaves a burning sensation on your skin, and if you have sensitive skin, it might be better to do a patch test before you use it. Also remember to wash your hands after using it before touching delicate areas like your eyes.

Biotherm Firm Corrector ($82)


Do you know that our skin loses around 1 per cent of its collagen every year? While most of us pay attention to our facial skin, many may neglect our body skin. Firm up slackened body skin so you’d look more toned with Biotherm newly-launched Firm Corrector. This product features the L.ochroleuca extract that helps the skin to strengthen its natural structure so it looks firmer, and also protects the fibroblasts, which is responsible for the production of collagen in skin.

Review: This smells extremely pleasant and leaves a subtle tingling sensation on the skin without irritating it. Even if you’re not too concerned with slimming, the product is also a great body cream to keep dehydrated skin at bay. I like to use it just before bedtime because the scent helps lull me into slumber, at the same time, I like that I can wake up to smooth and refreshed skin the next morning.