Antonia Da Cruz is many things: Hong Kong socialite, daughter of Paulene and legendary jockey Tony Cruz, ex-corporate financier and the General Manager of GuavaPass – Hong Kong’s premium fitness membership platform that gives access to boutique gyms and studios all across the city.
Just in time to catch the last glimpse of summer and show off that bikini body, the girl on-the-go opens up about the fitness routine that keeps her slender, her favourite studios to work out at and her guilty pleasure.
Where do you work out?
Everywhere! But mostly anywhere in between home [Kennedy Town] and the office [Causeway Bay]. I’m spoilt for choice with GuavaPass. You can usually find me at some of my favourite studios – Flex Studio, Pherform, TopFit, Studio Fitness, Ursus Fitness, and HIT45 to name a few.
What’s your workout routine for summer?
Well if you’re going to be in a bikini, you’re going to need to focus on everything. Arms, legs, core, butt – the works! Water sports are also super fun so I’d recommend SUP yoga and wake surfing.. sadly, I wasn’t able get to do as much as I wanted to this summer.
What are your diet secrets?
I’m probably the worst person to ask this because I’m just going to say don’t bother. Life is short, so just enjoy yourself!
What have you found worked for you – and what didn’t?
A colleague of mine convinced me to try a juice cleanse with him back in our finance days. Unfortunately I can’t say I really felt much of the benefits after three days. However, my six-foot tall Caucasian male colleague had awful side effects – headaches, constipation, etc. After that, I never really tried any of the latest fad diets (but that’s also because I am weak willed). I just stick with what I know which is clean eating whenever I can and as often as I can.
What are you craving?
Toffee crisp! They don’t sell them in Hong Kong so my lovely kind neighbour just brought me back a huge pack from the UK. I’m slowing munching my way through them.
Can you share some great tips for summer body fitness?
Exercise regularly, stay hydrated, eat right, drink less alcohol — nothing new here!