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Testimonials

Patricia Srivastava

65 YO AND ON BOARD! A good friend invited me to train with her at Hygieia with Shaun while I was back visiting Singapore 6 days ago. I said yes, but was apprehensive... Read More

Melissa Sivaraj

In August 2018, I emailed Shaun about starting barbell training, mentioning that I believed his gym could provide me with the guidance, feedback and support I need.... Read More

Tristan Liao

After tearing 75% of my PCL in an accident, I opted for conservative treatment (physiotherapy only, no surgery). However, physio could only take me so far — I needed to... Read More

Martin Källman

Walked in with multiple structural issues and injuries. I was able to do compound lifts safely and pain-free for the first time ever, actually walking out feeling... Read More

Tim Bousky

Equipment is in great condition, facility is very clean, coaching staff are experienced and a great sense of community with the other members. Highly recommended. Read More

Amit Chaubey

I have trained with Shaun at Hygieia Strength and Conditioning for 3 years. When I came I had a knee injury and used to tape my knee for any activity. I was barely able... Read More

Jamal Younis

I contacted Shaun around 2 years ago regarding online coaching. I was looking for a strength coach who can work with me on getting stronger, teach me post-novice programming principles and therefore help me becoming a better coach myself. Over the last years, I got much better at executing and also teaching the barbell lifts and during that process, opening up my own barbell training studio.

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Jai Llamas

I’ve tried many gyms and trainers in Singapore and after training with Shaun for 8 months, I can honestly say that this is the best Barbell/Strength gym in the city and... Read More
Dale Mulert

Dale Mulert

Jan 16, 2020 | by

Shaun and Marvin are both excellent coaches and if that was the only positive point I would still say it’s worth going. I have been working out at the gym for... Read More
Lor Jun Heng

Lor Jun Heng

Sep 14, 2019 | by

Marvin is a great coach! As a qualified Starting Strength Coach, he is not only adept at applying the simple, yet effective Starting Strength model, he is also highly... Read More
Stephen Ahlers

Stephen Ahlers

Nov 5, 2018 | by

As a Starting Strength novice, I found Shaun’s expertise invaluable. He is an excellent coach. He provided highly detailed feedback on my lifting videos, helping... Read More
Muhammad Rezuan

Muhammad Rezuan

Sep 10, 2018 | by

I used to hate squat training, but when I joined Hygieia Gym, Marvin our coach taught me the correct and proper lifting technique and now I fall in love with the squat... Read More
Norul

Norul

Sep 10, 2018 | by

I went with a group of friends and never did I expect to get so much attention. Under Marvin’s guidance, he steered me well to achieve my own best. I can’t... Read More
Ow Huiyi

Ow Huiyi

Sep 10, 2018 | by

I started the training with Marvin to learn the proper techniques for squat, deadlift, shoulder press and bench press. All along I have been doing my squats... Read More
Harry Singh

Harry Singh

Jul 13, 2018 | by

Perfect strength gym in Singapore with a really good trainer. The equipment is of top quality. Shaun is a Starting Strength coach and really at top of his game in the... Read More
Seh Huan Kiat

Seh Huan Kiat

Jul 13, 2018 | by

Shaun is a great coach – he is knowledgeable and is an excellent communicator. I started SS on my own but realized that bad techniques were limiting what i could... Read More
Ario Yang

Ario Yang

Jul 13, 2018 | by

I can’t recommend Shaun enough for anyone looking for a coach in barbell training whether you are just starting or looking for improvement. The gym itself is very... Read More
Dennis van Vondelen

Dennis van Vondelen

Feb 22, 2018 | by

Shaun has a very keen eye and is a fun guy. He has a pleasant way of imposing challenging weights for the work-out but remains aware of your limitations: all nicely... Read More
Newley Purnell

Newley Purnell

Feb 6, 2018 | by

After years of intermittent barbell training on my own, relying only on books and videos for instruction, I decided to book a session with Shaun for expert input. I... Read More
Vinay Uppal

Vinay Uppal

Dec 26, 2017 | by

My wife Keenjal and I were looking for a coach who could teach us barbell lifts with proper technique. Most of the trainers we had seen had no actual technical... Read More
Peter Butler

Peter Butler

Dec 22, 2017 | by

Shaun is an excellent coach who has a deep knowledge of all aspects of barbell training. My wife and I had been lifting for a few months before we met Shaun and in a... Read More
Sanjay Ramesh

Sanjay Ramesh

Oct 20, 2017 | by

Shaun is a fantastic coach – knowledgeable, committed, enthusiastic. My wife and I traveled to Singapore for private coaching in the Starting Strength weight... Read More
Rajesh Grover

Rajesh Grover

Oct 20, 2017 | by

Shaun is an excellent coach who has a very good understanding of the Starting Strength program. He is able to instruct the correct techniques and motivate at the same... Read More
Patricia

Patricia

Aug 15, 2017 | by

I met Shaun in April 2017 on my 62nd birthday. My doctor had just recommended weight training to improve my bone density, so when Shaun opened his new gym on Haig Road... Read More
Simon Berry

Simon Berry

Aug 15, 2017 | by

Shaun has been my personal trainer for over a year now and I can appreciate the changes that his strength training has developed in me. I have enjoyed working with... Read More
Micheal Rodwell

Micheal Rodwell

May 23, 2017 | by

I can’t recommend Shaun and his gym enough. He has an extremely in-depth knowledge of the body’s mechanics and the process by which it takes to get and stay... Read More
Neil

Neil

May 23, 2017 | by

I wanted to learn how to squat, bench press, overhead press and dead lift using the Starting Strength (SS) method. I had worked with a coach in Australia who competed... Read More
Janani Srikantha

Janani Srikantha

Apr 14, 2017 | by

When I started working out with Shaun, I hadn’t exercised in many years and I was terribly unfit. Over the course of our sessions, Shaun built my confidence by introducing weights and different circuits to develop my strength and stamina. He was patient and attentive, and adjusted activities to suit my needs as I went through each session. I loved that he taught me how to use my body for my own benefit through primordial movements, as opposed to relying on machines.

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Martin Schweiger

Martin Schweiger

Apr 14, 2017 | by

I have started training with Shaun in March 2015. Within very few months of training (twice per week), I have lost about 15kg weight and gained a lot of strength.... Read More
Arva Rangwala

Arva Rangwala

Mar 25, 2017 | by

I started putting on weight after giving birth to my daughter. Busy running my own business and raising a daughter, my health took a back seat. I ate whatever I wanted... Read More
Andrew Yeo

Andrew Yeo

Mar 20, 2017 | by

I was recommended to Shaun because of my knee constraints.  He took the time to understand my condition and designed a strength training regime on what I needed to... Read More
Bhavika Kerai

Bhavika Kerai

Mar 20, 2017 | by

I first started working out with Shaun in 2013 in order to get fitter and lose some extra weight. Shaun was extremely professional and pulled together a dietary plan as... Read More
Chris Tiong

Chris Tiong

Mar 20, 2017 | by

I have been underweight all my life and was constantly teased about how skinny I was. Throughout the years, no matter what exercises I did or how much I ate, my body... Read More
Patrick Lau

Patrick Lau

Mar 20, 2017 | by

I got to know Shaun while serving National Service and everyone in the camp knew him as being the ‘fit’ and ‘buff’ guy among the group. Like... Read More
Bio

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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