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Mother's Day Thoughts: Fitness And Parenthood In Singapore

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I may be dead wrong, but from my observations, I have noticed that parenthood often seems to sound the death knell of one's fitness goals and aspirations for the majority of women and men here in Singapore.

From time and again, I've noticed in quite a number of friends, acquaintances, relatives and even clients - how parenthood often has a profound NEGATIVE impact on their fitness pursuits.

From individuals who once pursued fitness relentlessly and single-mindedly, to become people who view fitness with an air of indifference and malaise once the kids start to come ...... the transformation is often drastic and startling.

Not too sure if this is symptomatic of other cultures and countries too, but here in Singapore, personal fitness really does seem to take a backseat to the family, in one way or another.

And as a parent and father of 2 young kids (aged 6 and 9) myself, I can't help but nod in agreement sometimes whenever my clients complain to me how challenging it is to …