MEET THIS BADASS BODYBUILDER AND BIKINI CHAMP: REGINA TAN
Miss Runner: When did you pick up your passion for fitness?
Regina Tan: I picked up my passion for fitness about 3 years ago. Started with strong lifting as I wanted to disprove the stereotype that girls are weaker, and I absolutely fell in love with fitness since then!
MR: What would you say is your biggest challenge with fitness?
RT: My biggest challenge for fitness would be to overcome the mentality that results happens overnight. I have bad days where I would feel discouraged not seeing results, but then I would go to the gym and still follow my plan and trust that my determination and discipline would yield results, and it did!
MR: Can you tell us your ideal meal plan for a day in your life? What would be your ultimate cheat meal?
RT: My ideal meal plan would be lots of 6 small meals so that I won't get hungry at any time of the day (because I normally get hungry in about 90 mins or so!) My ultimate cheat meal would be a BIG burger, filled with a few beef patties, melted cheese, bacon, and fries! Sounds awesome, doesn't it?!
"I wanted to disprove the stereotype that girls are weaker"
MR: What is your favourite pair of trainers?
RT: My favourite pair of trainers would be converse for legs day and Nike run for most of my workouts! I absolutely love NIKE's stuff!
MR: What is your next goal? How will you prepare for it?
RT : My next goal would be to be the youngest in Singapore to get an IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) pro card, hopefully in 2 or 3 years, before I'm 24 for sure!!! Apart from going to the gym, I will need to train how to do the correct posing. It may sound funny, but posing is actually the key! Even if you have a nice body but you can't pose to show them off, it doesn't count!For my ultimate goal, it would be to reach out and help as many people as I can to reach their fitness goals and I hope that I can continue to inspire more people!
MR : Which part of muscles is the hardest to train for you?
RT : For me, the hardest part to train would be the shoulders. My shoulders have always been my weakest part and I hated training them and have been neglecting them since I started training, but because of this IFBB competition, I had to bring my shoulders up. So it was tough for me because girls naturally have a smaller frame and to train them to be rounded delts are absolutely hard!