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  • 24 Jun 2020 5:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are Reopening and Preparation is Underway! (24 Jun 2020)

    The reopening of our clubhouses will be on Mon 29 Jun 2020 and ASPIRE55 team is working together to prepare the clubhouses for reopening. We are making sure that your workout session can be resumed safely and effectively.

    (Don't forget to check out our reopening safety measure video at the end) 

    New Pop Up Experience Installed
    HUR CyberCycle takes you on a virtual journey. The turning functionality allows you to enjoy the scenery or play games while exercising and improving your hand-eye coordination. HUR Senso is a Motor Cognitive Platform which emphasises on balance training and fall prevention. It is very interactive and engaging.



    So, come try out the CyberCycle and the Senso machines at our Waterloo Clubhouse and experience an interesting and interactive workout. They are available for a limited time only!



    HUR Machine Maintenance

    All of the machines have been checked, calibrated, and cleaned.

    Your safety remains our top priority. The whole team went down and did a very thorough cleaning of the touchpoint’s surfaces, floor, equipment, and HUR machines.



    We have also made available soap, wipes, and hand sanitizer. Please use them frequently once you are back in the clubhouses.


    Video Production
    Look out for our video guide on reopening safety measures to help you prepare before coming back. Our team had put in a lot of effort in the video and hope you will enjoy our acting.




    See you soon!

  • 15 Jun 2020 9:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ASPIRE55 Webinar Talkshow: How will CARs (Controlled Articular Rotations) improve your mobility and balance? (11 Jun 2020)


    Our Speaker: Mr Samuel Oliver Lo

    Sam is young, dynamic and aims to change the way we think about Rehabilitation. He is a Rehab and Performance Trainer, and regular Senior Trainer at the ASPIRE55 Clubhouses.

    What is Controlled Articular Rotations (CARs)?
    CARs are one of the tools that help increase joint mobility. By using active rotational movements at each individual joint to stimulate articular adaptations, the range, control, and stability at the joint can be improved.

    Example of CARs (Please perform these exercises gently. Remember to listen to your body and stay safe)


    CAR in neck joint
    Tips: Take it slow and perform the rotation up to your maximum, stopping briefly at each quarter points.


    CAR in shoulder joint
    Tips: Make a fist for better control and keep your arm straight.


    CAR in knee joint
    Tips: keep your knee bent with heel on the floor, remember to keep your knee pointing forward.


    For more information, please check out the live video of the session on our Facebook page.

    As always, please visit our activities page to see what’s coming up this week.


  • 08 Jun 2020 7:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Behind the Scene of ASPIRE55 Team: Work from Home Edition

    As the Circuit Breaker was lifted on 1 June and Singapore moved into phase one of re-opening, the ASPIRE55 team are gearing up for clubhouse activities to resume. Unfortunately, there are no timeline on the actual date.



    During this time, the ministry of health has advised that seniors should continue to stay home and stay active.



    So, for the month of June, ASPIRE55 will continue to offer our wide variety of online contents.
    - Live workout sessions via Zoom
    - Happy Hour series
    - Brain Games
    - Live Webinar Talkshows
    - Weekly one-minute stretch series



    Organizing and delivering quality contents for our members is no easy task. ASPIRE55 team meets regularly to plan, discuss, and iron out all the details. Here is a sneak peek into the "serious discussion" faces. Can you recognize us?

    Please visit out activity page to see the full list of what is coming up this week~!


  • 02 Jun 2020 5:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ASPIRE55 Happy Hour: Breakfast with Cayden
    (Tue, 2 Jun 2020 @10am)


    Menu: Fluffy scrambled eggs + Molten eggs combo with home-baked ciabatta bread served with fresh avocado and red tomatoes

    This morning, our very own Commonwealth Clubhouse Manager, Cayden, took us through a step-by-step session on how he prepared his sumptuous breakfast meal.

    On the plate:
    Fluffy scrambled eggs
    Lava egg
    Fresh avocado with lemon juice
    Fresh tomatoes
    Home-baked ciabatta


    Fresh from the oven

    By preparing the dough the night before, Cayden was ready to start baking right away. The ciabatta turned out perfect with crispy crust and soft fluffy inside.


    Fresh from the stove

    Cracked the eggs into the pan while the pan is still cool. Add butter and keep stirring on medium heat. Turn the heat down once the egg starts to cook and continue to stir until ready. Choose how runny as preferred.


    Fresh from the market

    Juicy tomatoes and ripe avocado provide essential vitamins and keep the meal balance. Check out Cayden’s slicing skills. He handled the knife like a pro.


    Yummilicious yolk

    Put room temperature eggs into boiling water for 4.5 min and then place them in ice bath to stop the cooking process. This will preserve the molten “lava” inside.

    Look at that yolk oozing out from the molten egg. Ciabatta is the perfect medium for dipping into that golden goodness.


    A great way to start the day

    Thank you, Cayden, for a fun and yummy session. Don’t forget to join us in the next installment of Happy Hour. Here is a sneak peak of the activities lined up for next week.



  • 10 May 2020 9:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greetings, we hope you are well and we just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day and Happy Sunday to all of you. Since the circuit breaker started, ASPIRE55 has had to move many of our activities online, including our signature seniors strength training and balance for falls prevention exercise series that was typically held in our clubhouses.

    In a short span of time, we had to use our creativity to think about the various activities that over 50s may enjoy, how to encourage everyone to start using the various technology tools such as Zoom (now with enhanced security), that would enable us to conduct the online activities, and mostly, how to encourage more people to exercise at home via live online seniors strength training and balance programmes and brain training activities. 

    Here is a sneak peak of the activities lined up for next week. 

    11 May (Mon)

    10-1130am - Brain activities with Yan + Live Workout with Trainer Sam

    *For the brain activity, we will be introducing to you an activity focused on processing speed and reaction All you need for this round is some space to move your arms and legs! While the workout with Sam will be more focused on mobility coupled with movement exercises and will be conducted in English. Do prepare the following items for the session:

    - 2 x 500mL bottle, 1 x 1.5L bottle (can use weights as substitute) & a sturdy chair

    12 May (Tue)

    10am - Zoom Webinar: Senior Living in Malaysia. What's New?

    13 May (Wed)

    10am - Supervised Video Workout Session (Advanced Series 4) with ASPIRE55 Waterloo Clubhouse Manager - Henry

    14 May (Thur)

    4pm - Member Catchup + Stretch Session by ASPIRE55 Clubhouse Manager - Cayden

    3pm - Live Workout Session by Trainer Rong Xing

    If you are interested in joining our weekly online activiites, we are offering a special promotion for the month of May 2020 with 50% off via our Digital Access Pass - Click here to register

    What's included in the ASPIRE55 Digital Access package:

    • 1 X Weekly ASPIRE55 Seniors Strength Training and Balance for Falls Prevention Online Class (45 mins)
    • 1 X Weekly ASPIRE55 Seniors Brain Exercise Class (30 mins)
    • Access to ASPIRE55 Tech Academy Online Library (How to use Zoom, How to go Online Shopping, etc)
    • ASPIRE55 Lifetime Silver Membership worth S$50 (Transferable if you are already a member)
    • Option to sign up for additional online classes for S$30 each

    Do support the little guys, we are a small enterprise in Singapore that is looking to make a difference in creating supportive social health communities for older people. If the digital pass does not appeal to you, we also have complimentary stretches available via our facebook page. Support us with a "Like" or share this email with your friends and family.

    Cheers, 

    Loke Yiing Ching (YC), Managing Director, ASPIRE55 Singapore

    ASPIRE55 Pte Ltd
    Asia'a First Virtual Retirement Village
    www.aspire55.com

    Support us with a "Like" at http://www.facebook.com/aspire55 

  • 10 May 2020 9:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • 10 Mar 2020 9:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ha ha

    “If you were to ask me.. 4 years ago to join a gym.. I will say NO! NO!

    Then, I was terrified, self conscious, embarrassed and uneasy in gyms.. either at my Club or at my Condominium!  

    It was really ME, as there are nothing wrong at these gyms..

    I just felt uneasy !

    But, but.. 4 years ago... I was almost “dragged “ to try Aspire55 by a very persistent friend. 

    So, I reluctantly followed her.

    And the minute, that I had pushed open the glass door of Aspire55... 

    ...the sound of laughter, chatter, the waft of a pandan cake, the shoes at the entrance... just warmed my heart...

    I am with MY OWN KIND n “family”...

    Please, watch my testimony on video below.

    Finally , the quarterly assessment is really valuable $$! Even my doctor says how comprehensive such reports are.. of my health n strength !  

    And also, these assessments have had saved my money n time..  if I was required to have them done at a private clinic or hospital!

    I am into my 4th year.. ha ha .. lost count!! 

    And anyway,

    why do I need to count, when I am having so much 

    fun.  

    I am almost 75.

    Btw, my two older sisters are Aspire55 Members too...

    WhatsApp Video 2020-03-10 at 09.40.35.mp4


  • 12 Feb 2020 2:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    [Sent by Gov.sg – 12 Feb]


    Your questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19) answered - by infectious disease expert Dr Leong Hoe Nam

    How does it spread?

    Much like familiar cold viruses or influenza, COVID-19 spreads primarily by respiratory droplets, which come out through saliva or when we sneeze. It is not in the air.

    Is it possible to contract COVID-19 from someone who is not showing symptoms?

    Those with no symptoms are less likely to have nasal discharge or cough, and are hence less likely to transmit. In truth, we suspect the actual risk to be very low.

    What treatments exist to help COVID-19 patients?

    Most of the time, best supportive care (i.e. adequate hydration, food and oxygen when needed) will work for more than 90% of patients.

    Watch in full: go.gov.sg/covid19-expert2

    On the COVID-19 situation in Singapore: go.gov.sg/covid19-sg

  • 04 Feb 2020 9:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our readers enjoy a 10% off - ASPIRE55SH 

    ASPIRE55 Gold Members can contact their clubhouse managers for a 20% off discount code. 

    Visit  https://santiviahealth.com/…/santivia-immune-dietary-supple…

    Have a good weekend and stay healthy #santiviahealth #livewell#fightflu #fight-virus

    11  Ways To Protect Yourself From Virus Outbreaks

    The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which originated in Wuhan China, has been declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a global emergency. 11,860 cases ( as at Feb 2) have been reported in China with the death toll of 259 people. It has spread to almost all continents with reports of 164 cases in other countries.

    What are the symptoms?

    The symptoms cannot be differentiated from the common cold and flu. These are fever, cough and in the more severe cases, there is shortness of breath and pneumonia of differing severity. The worse the pneumonia severity, the greater the risk of fatality. Dr Shawn Vasoo, the acting Clinical Director at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Singapore, estimated that 20% of those infected would become severely ill. 

    How is the virus treated?

    There are no specific antiviral medications to treat this virus. Medical treatment is limited. The infection has to be overcome by your immune system. Therefore you should take steps to strengthen your immune system as well as avoid behaviour which crashes your immune system. 

    11 Ways To Protect Yourself From Virus Outbreaks

    1.       Mask Up 

    I know the papers say to only mask up if you are sick. However, some believe that they are protecting themselves from the virus being spread from others coughing or sneezing. If you are in a crowded public place or enclosed space such as the plane, then I would recommend masking up even if you aren’t sick.  Reports have stated that the symptoms cannot be seen until 9-14 days after one has contracted the coronavirus. 

    2.       Protect Your Mouth, Nose and Eyes

    Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes after touching public surfaces. This is how the virus enters your body. If you are in an enclosed space with recirculating air such as on a plane or a public place like an airport, hospital or clinic, I would recommend also protecting your eyes with glasses.

    3.       Practice Good Hygiene

    Wash your hands with soap after touching public surfaces and avoid touching your eyes, nose, face and even your hair until you have washed your hands. My daughter uses a tissue to open doors and when touching bannisters. She uses her car key to touch surfaces like lift buttons and the ATM machine.  Sometimes she uses her knuckle but then washes her hands immediately after. I used to think she was a little bit of a crazy germaphobe, but at this time, these may be good practices. You could also clean aeroplane seats and surfaces with antibacterial wipes first before touching them.

    4.       Catch Up On Sleep

    Night owls should sleep earlier and get 8 hours of sleep. Between 10 pm to 2 am are the important times when the body carries out its repair so it’s most beneficial to be asleep by 10 pm.  Sleep deprivation takes a major toll on your immune system which makes you more susceptible to falling ill. 

    5.       Avoid Sugar

    Sugar depresses your immune system function. There are many hidden sugars in foods such as salad dressings and ketchup so do read the product labels carefully.

    6.       Eat Whole Nutritious Food

    Nutritious whole foods like fruits and vegetables, whole grains and proteins nourish your body’s cells and helps strengthen of your immune system.

    7.       Get Some Sun

    Sun exposure is known to improve immune function.  Vitamin D from the sun is anti-viral and helps your immune response to viruses. 

    8.       Avoid Alcohol and Smoking.

    Alcohol is a diuretic so it dehydrates your body. It also causes loss of vitamins and minerals leaving you nutritional deficit and depresses your immune system.  Smoking (including second-hand smoke) causes a reduction in immune system function.

    9.       Refrain from Over-exercise.

    Aggressive exercise can increase cortisol and this depresses your immune system. Consider doing some moderate exercise at home.

    10.     Be aware of immunosuppressive drugs

    People on steroids are at risk, including cancer patients on radiation and chemotherapy. Antihistamines, antacids and acid reflux medication depress the immune system and decrease your body’s ability to fight infection.  Cancer patients need to take extra precautions. 

    11.     Increase your serving of Santivia Immune

    Natural Killer (NK) cells are your body’s defence against viruses. They are your body’s assassin cells. Studies have shown that people who are chronically sick have low numbers of NK cells. You can’t have enough NK cells!

    Santivia immune contains the proprietary and unique immune modulator, Ai/E10, with the synergistic anti-oxidant ingredient of blueberries. 

    A US clinical trial demonstrated that Ai/E10 increases NK cell activity by 300% in ‘healthy’ (i.e. not chronically sick) people taking it for 3 months. Another trial in 107 serious chronic sick patients showed an increase in NK cells by 1250% when given high serving sizes of Ai/E10 and followed for 18 months.

    We urge you to take active steps to strengthen your immune system by taking Santivia immune daily especially during this virus epidemic and when travelling.

    The adult serving size we recommend for Santivia immune is 1 capsule twice daily. This is an average maintenance serving. However, in high-risk situations, we strongly urge adults to start at 4 capsules daily, preferably in divided servings. The aim is to get a faster improvement in immune function.

    For children from 2 years to 12, half the adult serving is recommended. 1 capsule daily as a maintenance serving. 2 capsules daily for intensive use, preferably in divided servings.

    For vulnerable people with already compromised immune systems, intake of Santivia Immune can be increased even to 6 to 8 capsules.

    Santivia Immune is a food, not a drug. It will not interact with any medication.

    Keep healthy and safe everyone!


  • 01 Dec 2019 9:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Super proud of our contingent of 46 people from Team ASPIRE55. Good job completing the 5KM race in under 75 mins. 



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Founder's Blog: Janice Chia 
  • I am often asked why a young person like myself would want to start ASPIRE55? When I first brought up the idea and brainstormed it with fellow co-founder, Yiing Ching (YC), we talked about it with our family members in mind. How would they age, where would they live, what type of activities and services they would need if they were to continue living in their own homes. As such, ASPIRE55 has been and will always be a family oriented village, where we bring our families and friends together, and we welcome new members into the ASPIRE55 family.
    Grandma, then at 80 years old has always been one of my biggest inspirations for my focus on the ageing sector. When I brought her on a cruise recently, she was walking stronger and more steadily than people over 10 years younger than her. Since a year ago, she has been regularly introduced to different activities and new friends. She works out twice a week and she loves chatting with younger friends. When she goes to the park downstairs, she loves practicing English with our Caucasian neighbors.  Something I have learnt is that simply telling our loved ones to go out, go exercise, go make new friends, go take up a new course, does not work. If you care about your them, take the time to accompany them through the first step. Many of our members first visit to our club is accompanied by their friends or family members. Sometimes, all they need is just a little encouragement and support from us when we are trying to get them to try something new.
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