Ling Ling King was 19 years old when she first got into health and wellness. “We were staying at Legaspi Village and I was working with Cinderella, this was right after college,” she says. “After my work ended, I would walk to an aerobics class in one of the nearby buildings. I was young then, so everything was easy.”
Unlike many, King prefers to get her rush of endorphins while working out alone. While she has a personal trainer (who is also a physical therapist) that comes to her house, she enjoys the comforts of working out barefoot and not having to dress up. “I just wear my old comfortable cotton tops and shorts,” she says. “When it comes to working out, I’m pretty simple.” However, she does enjoy a good discount: “I buy when they’re on sale. I like the brand Lululemon Athletica.”
When COVID-19 started, King purchased a treadmill, although if it were up to her, she would prefer to be outdoors when it comes to walking and running. Along with the treadmill, she has a road bike, a spinning bike, a trampoline, and a kinesis machine. While she enjoys all of them, her favorite is the kinesis machine. “The machine imitates your body movements so you’re not prone to injury if you have an existing physical condition, using it with the right exercises can help you rehabilitate,” she says. King adds that she gets a full-body functional and conditioning workout where the core is always active, making her stomach area strong and lean. The biggest benefit for anyone using this machine is not having to do crunches and the like. “All you need to is to consciously activate your core!” she says.
King shares that when she travels, she does not put pressure on herself to get up early to visit the hotel gym. If she is with friends, she enjoys taking walks together. If she does work out in the morning, a post-exercise meal is granola with homemade almond milk and soft-boiled organic eggs. “My breakfast is very simple.”
In 2021, King doesn’t have a specific goal, but if she were to have one, it would be to be able to do ten good pull-ups. “I have been doing this for so long that it has gotten to be a routine––a lifestyle,” she says. “You can’t be well if you’re not healthy.”