Photographing them for this spread isn’t hard - the shoot location at the LINC KL is a serene set up with a beautiful, green courtyard, giving us just the right amount of natural light to work with. But the stars of the shoot, winners of SHAPE Fit People 2019, Jaclyn Choo and Raj Ahmed, are also both diligent when it comes to taking instructions from the team for thesephotographs. Jaclyn keeps heading back to the camera screen to check her poses after a series of clicks so she could improvise.Perhaps it is a habit borne out of her pole dancing background which also requires her to get into visually-pleasing poses.“Looking at these helps me to pose better,” says the 33-year-old pole dancer and chair fitness instructor, who recently came in first place in the Exotic Chair Dance category at her first international level competition in Manila in March.
On the other hand, Raj, 41, a Spartan Race ambassador, who isn’t as used to posing upon instruction, is making great progress, too.He isn’t camera-shy, as he weighs in every bit of instruction from the team like a pro. We had a little chat with them about what keeps them happy and healthy, and here’s what we know:
What are your selfcare habits?
JACLYN: “I drink a lot of water daily, and keep my beauty ritual simple – cleanse, tone and moisturise twice, daily. I also foam-roll and use an electronic massage pillow to relax my tired muscles.”
RAJ: “I am bald by choice, so this requires frequent maintenance. However, since I hit 40, I did get slightly paranoid about ageing, which my intuitive wife picked up on, and casually left her anti-ageing stuff out for me. So, I have a night skincare regime going on currently.”