Testimonial

Debbie Lim, 32
Relationship Manager

"I bought my first pair of running shoes after 19 years, in December last year after a particularly bad bout of insomnia and refusing to rely on sleeping pills, preferring instead to exhaust myself out physically so I would have no choice but to crash.
I remember my very first run at ECP on a late Wednesday night - it was horrible. I couldn't even run that first 200m without stopping and gasping for breath whilst all these other runners swanned past me.
I wanted to be like them, effortless and swift as the North Wind. I dreamt of doing a 10km run without stopping; a half-marathon would be a miracle, and a full marathon seemed impossible.
With that secret ambition in mind I continued to run, always alone, and always late at night where there were less people, less pressure, just me and myself. I did improve, I did manage to run more than 200m without stopping, but something was missing and I didn't know what.
Fellow ROCKrunner Kerrin was an acquaintance then a friendly, unassuming soul she is, and she asked me out for a run. That was the first time I realised I could run a full 10km without stopping and I discovered the pleasure of running with a friend, one who could pace you, challenge, and encourage you and give you that hi-5 when the watch stopped.
Kerrin introduced me to Rock The Naked Truth and the rest was history. At ROCKrunners, I did my first ever plank, learnt what a burpee was, and understood the importance of being an all-rounder when it comes to health and happiness.
More importantly, it was the new friendships I forged with some of the most supportive and strongest people I have ever had the privilege to meet. With their cheers and camaraderie I have since done that 10km, that 15km, that half marathon, and as the SCMS full marathon looms before me, I know I will have someone running with me and waiting for me at that finish line. That's what family is about; our #ROCKfam.”

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  • Come and join us for Bhangra-X next Saturday morning!! Don’t be afraid of trying new things; just grab a friend and #rockyourmoves with us! 9am at the Esplanade Waterfront, free, for men and women of all ages. Sign up at www.rockthenakedtruth.com/event/rockdans (link in bio)
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This is in conjunction with Esplanade for the dans festival! #rockthenakedtruth #Esplanade #dansfestival
  • Our ROCKstar of the Month for August, Gilbert (@gilbertyang), was at his peak fitness during his army days. Then he went to Uni and the stress of studies caused him to gain weight.
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He said: “I put back more than 10kg, making me even more plus sized than my polytechnic days. The passion of running was replaced by the love of making great architectural designs and late night suppers.
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After I graduated and started my career in private practices, I still couldn’t find the discipline of keeping an active fitness routine. It was also during this time that I went through three incidents that knocked me down hard.
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First, my dad passed away unexpectedly due to cardiac arrest. I do not have a pretty picture of a perfect family. I recall how I used to get so excited when I saw my dad (four times a year) and then often cried when he had to fly back for work after his brief visit home. So losing him like that, was very painful.
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Second, years later, my childhood friend was the only victim in a car crash. Third, I broke up with my girlfriend of seven years after we laid plans for marriage.
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All of these caused me to slip into depression. I did move on, I dated someone (it didn’t work out though). Then my ex-colleagues encouraged me to seek an avenue to keep myself occupied. I took up running and gymming, something I missed out on during the peak of young adulthood.”
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Today, Gilbert is back in fine shape and has found back his love for running. He also married his love of his life (the ex-gf of 7 years from before). •
So don’t lose hope in life! It can turn around!! Read the rest of his story on our blog. Link in bio. #rockthenakedtruth
  • So if someone treats you like shit, it doesn’t mean you’re shit. Don’t let them get you down! #rockthenakedtruth
  • American singer Demi Lovato's battle with body image started before she was officially diagnosed with bulimia. •
Growing up, Lovato witnessed how her grandmother and mother both struggled with bulimia. •
Lovato's insecurities with her body and looks are also attributed to the many beauty pageants she participated in at a young age: Being onstage and judged for beauty. •
She started binge eating at a young age of 9. She put on lots of weight, lost confidence and started binging and purging just to make sure she fits the stereotypical skinny image of a model. •
She was also bullied in school and she started cutting herself. •
Lovato sought treatment in 2014 and have since recovered. She then used her fame to raise the awareness of body acceptance and is known to slam the 'thigh gap' trend. 
#rockthenakedtruth #rockceleb #bingeeating #bulimia #EDrecovery #eatingdisorders
  • These 2 girls were once doubtful of themselves. Hui Shan (@shani3, left) used to be bullied in school for being too quiet. Jasmine (@choops56) went through a damaging relationship where she was physically abused and her money was taken from her to fuel her ex’s gambling habits. Both of them are in better places now and have gained more confidence in themselves. They have no dance background but will be trying Bhangra-X for the first time at ROCKda:ns on 28 Oct, Sat, 9am. This is in conjunction with the dans festival at Esplanade. Sign up at www.rockthenakedtruth.com/event/rockdans. It’s free! (Link in bio) #rockthenakedtruth #rockdans #dansfestival
  • This is difficult, very difficult... but necessary. It’s all about finding the balance and allowing flexibility, while learning to accept your body. #rockthenakedtruth
  • Some of us from ROCKtri were at this morning’s @city60bikerun! Also loving our ROCKtri tank from @2xu_singapore!!! #rockthenakedtruth #rocktri #city60sg
  • Counting our lucky stars that the weather was good today so we could have our first swim clinic for ROCKtri! Thank you @keypowersports.sg for the Aquasphere goggles and 2XU swim cap too. ✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼#rockthenakedtruth #rocktri