Hygieia Strength & Conditioning



At Hygieia Strength & Conditioning, we believe that strength is the most important physical attribute one can acquire and that everyone, especially individuals in their 40s and above, can and should be strong. With that belief in mind, we opened the first and only Starting Strength Affiliate Gym outside of the U.S. The Starting Strength methodology, developed by Mark Rippetoe, is a tried and true approach used by thousands of people to get stronger, achieve their fitness goals and enjoy a better quality of life.

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


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Shaun Pang


Shaun’s love for barbell strength training started after he had enough of being overweight and lost 24 kgs over the course of a year. Motivated by achieving his weight loss target, he set out looking for another goal to train towards. His search for a safe, logical 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. Convinced by his results, he incorporated barbell strength training into his coaching and found that everyone’s response to being stronger was positive. This further cemented his belief that strength is the most important physical attribute one can acquire and he set out to get others under the barbell so that they too, can enjoy the benefits being strong.

He is the first Starting Strength Coach in Southeast Asia and loves coaching individuals that stand to benefit the most from being stronger  – people in their 40s, 50s, and above. 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 is Southeast Asia’s second Starting Strength Coach and dedicates himself to coaching barbell training so that others can experience the benefits of strength. Contact Marvin now to get started



For more information on our coaching programs, fill in the form below or contact us at +65 8786 8792

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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