Hygieia Strength & Conditioning



Hygieia Strength & Conditioning is the first Starting Strength Gym located outside of the U.S. and the only one in Asia. The Starting Strength methodology, developed by Mark Rippetoe, is a tried and true approach used by thousands of people to lose fat, increase strength, get healthy and enjoy a better quality of life.

At Hygieia, our priority is to create a comfortable environment for you to learn and reach your goals. Our physical location is one of the best equipped strength training gyms in Singapore and we’re dedicated to teaching you how to get strong.


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Shaun Pang



Shaun is the first Starting Strength Coach in Singapore. In fact, he’s the only one in Southeast Asia. Shaun has spent 10 years working with a diverse group of clientele. Today, he specialises in coaching people in their 40s, 50s, and above.


Shaun found his passion in helping people transform their lives after living most of his childhood overweight. At the age of 19, he decided to change that – after a year of hard work, he lost 24kgs and felt great. After he achieved his target, he was looking for another goal to train towards. His search for a safe and effective training program led him to Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength program. Shaun started training with barbells utilising the Starting Strength methodology and very quickly realised the positive impact that being strong had on both his health and quality of life. He wanted to share this with his clients and went on to become Southeast Asia’s first Starting Strength Coach. Now his mission is to help you transform your body and live a better life. Contact Shaun now to get started

Joannes Marvin



Marvin’s passion for barbell training stemmed from his pursuit to get stronger and bigger. Being skinny for most of his life, he started weight training in 2009 when he moved to Singapore. He spent several years trying out various programs with little success until he discovered Starting Strength – it was through following the Starting Strength program that Marvin fulfilled his goal of getting stronger and putting on muscle. Having experienced the program’s efficacy first hand, he was convinced that it could help many others achieve the same goal. Marvin now dedicates himself to coaching barbell training so that they themselves can experience the benefits of strength. Contact Marvin now to get started


Semi Private Coaching
Our semi-private sessions are capped at 4 participants – the groups are capped so you receive the individual attention and support you deserve. This structure also allows you to participate with 3 other people with the same goals, creating a great support system. Our semi-private groups love this structure. Are you ready to be part of your own group? Contact us now or schedule a complimentary consultation using the form provided.

One to One Private Coaching
Do you prefer to have one on one personalised attention and support? This is the ideal choice for you if you have specific concerns and want undivided attention. Contact us now or schedule a complimentary consultation using the form provided.  

Barbell Clinic
Learn how to perform the barbell lifts safely and efficiently under the instruction of a Starting Strength coach. The 1 on 1, 120 minute clinic is a comprehensive workshop designed for you to receive in-depth coaching of the proper technique and performance of the barbell lifts. This is the ideal option for those just starting out on barbell training or on the Starting Strength program and want to become a better lifter. If you’d like to learn the barbell lifts with a partner, we cater to groups of 2 and above. Contact us now or schedule a complimentary consultation using the form provided. 

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For more information on our coaching programs, fill in the form below or contact us at +65 9746 0747

Hygieia Strength & Conditioning
34 Haig Road
Singapore 438739


My interest in fitness started when I was around 19 years old. Being overweight for most of my growing up years, I decided to do something about it. After months of not being able to achieve the desired results, I began poring through books and articles about training and nutrition. The more I read, the more interested I became in this field, and got better results when the the newly discovered knowledge was applied. After 1 year of persistence and hard work, I lost 24kg and felt fantastic. The sense of achievement motivated me to pursue a career in working with people to help them achieve their own fitness goals.

After achieving my weight loss goal, I tried a variety of training programs for a few years, looking for a new goal to train towards. After aimlessly moving around from program to program, I chanced upon a book called Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, written by renowned strength and conditioning expert, Mark Rippetoe. Little did I know that this book was about to change my life and coaching career.

At that point, I had experience training with barbells and was relatively familiar with it but never have I come across any material that gave such explicitly detailed explanations of how to perform the barbell lifts. I devoured the book and modified my lifting technique and program. In just a few months, I was pleasantly surprised by how much stronger he had become. I now had a new goal to work towards – getting strong.

With full confidence in the efficacy of the Starting Strength methodology, I began coaching my clients using this program and got them stronger than they ever thought was possible. The consistent success my clients achieved through the program cemented my confidence in Mark Rippetoe’s teachings. I then decided to pursue the credential of being a Starting Strength Coach and I’m currently the first and only certified coach in Singapore and South-East Asia

In my 9 years of experience, I have given talks and ran programs at numerous companies and worked with a diverse group clientele of all ages with a variety of goals. Today, I specialise in coaching people in their 40s, 50s and beyond because it brings me a great sense of satisfaction to be part of the process of improving this demographics’ health and quality of life by getting them stronger.


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