Learning Balance, with Bianca May Cheah
Q&A with Bianca May Cheah
Tell us a little bit about yourself and where you grew up?
I grew up on the Northern Beaches of NSW. Kingscliff is where I call home and I’m a beach girl through and through.
What do you love most about where you live and how long have you lived here?
I love Sydney and the harbour! I live in the Inner Eastern Suburbs. You’ll always catch me at my local spot, Five Ways, and Glenmore Road where I train, buy food and go out for dinner.
Tell us more about SPORTELUXE and where your love for fitness and health began.
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My love of fitness and health has always been engrained in me since a child. My father is a master in Tae Kwon Do and has schools all up and down the east coast of Australia and my mother has owned restaurants and health cafes all her life. So it’s kinda been the norm for me. I don’t really know any other way to live…
Sporte, your adorable French bulldog has our hearts melting every day! Do you have any favourite outdoor parks/coastal paths/steps in Sydney that are great for working out with a pet?
Yes, I’m always taking him to Rose Bay Beach, Rushcutters Bay and Paddington Park. These are all dog friendly places. But to be honest, the east needs more pet friendly venues and parks. Jackies Café is pet friendly and he always has a seat there, same with Vino E Cucina in Five Ways! They’ve always got a bowl of water waiting for him.
What are your top 3 tips for balancing a busy schedule with a healthy lifestyle?
Being organised with my diary. I’m constantly working 24/7 and if I wasn’t organised with my diary, I’d be under a lot of stress. Also allowing myself time, as much as possible, is a priority for me. Cooking is a big one for me! I’m not very good at it, but I love to cook. It’s kind of like a relaxant for me.
Where can you recommend throughout Sydney, where people can go to eat quality, healthy, wholesome meals - that don’t compromise on taste?
About Life in Double Bay, Jackies café in Paddington, Orchard Street for great wholesome smoothies and takeaway lunch options, Bread and Circusis a fantastic lunch spot.
What does your exercise regime look like and where in Sydney can you recommend people go to try new + game-changing classes and programs?
Well I’m addicted to yoga, so Flow Athleticdoes beautiful yoga classes that no one has ever compared to yet globally. Hom Yoga for their hot yoga, and One Hot Yoga for their Pilates and beautiful studio. My exercise regime… It looks a lot like yoga, yoga, yoga!
If you had the choice, where would you travel throughout Sydney to get your coffee, post-workout meal and cheat meal?
Coffee- Apache Salut in Paddington
Post-workout meal: Orchard Street in Paddington, love their smoothies.
Cheat Meal: Fratelli Fresh – their Banoffee Pie (OMG)
For the health conscious mum, do you have any local recommendations for health food stores, organic grocers etc?
About Life in Double Bay is my go-to. There’s also Henleys, Bondi Wholefoods, Paddington Farm Fresh Foods, Maloney’s in Coogee and Surry Hills, The Health Emporium Bondi, Star Anise Organic Wholefoods…
In your opinion, where in Sydney can people go to experience the most well-rounded fitness and health experience?
Flow Athletic as they’re a boutique gym that offers TRX, PT, Yoga, Cycling, Barre, Strength training and outdoor fitness.
How can Sydneysiders join you in your health and fitness quest?
Hang out at any of the places I just mentioned :)
Complete this sentence. When I get home, the first thing I do is…
Hug my little French bulldog and shower him with kisses and cuddles.