City Harvest’s vocalists are getting in shape to wow visitors at the end of May.
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With the Asia Conference coming up, every ministry in City Harvest Church is doing its part to contribute to the conference’s success.
For the vocalists, who are seen on stage each week leading praise and worship, preparation includes a get-fit program to ensure they are in the best shape, visually and stamina-wise.
Assistant vocals supervisor Alison Yap explains the purpose of the program. “The most important thing is that we want to be healthy and fit. By exercising, we wish to build good stamina, which is very much needed when we sing.”
She adds, “We want to be leaner and hope to look better on stage. The camera really does add 10 pounds!”
Most of the female vocalists have joined the program and are exercising regularly together.
The regime involves cardiovascular exercise and weight lifting. They usually start with leg training, and move on to upper body and then abs. Finally, they finish their workout with a rigorous 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise like running or cycling.
Singer Serina Perera says that she has developed a positive lifestyle change through the program, “What started out as just wanting to get in shape for Asia Conference and to look good on stage turned out to be a change of mindset and a change in lifestyle.”
Perera says she is now more aware of many aspects of health, not just about weight, but also nutrition, balance, posture, perseverance and mental determination. This awareness has spilled over to Perera’s children. She is involving them in more sporting activities to inculcate a lifestyle of healthy living from young.
The vocalists hope that this program will turn into a lifestyle of healthy living long after Asia Conference is over.