Convinced by his results, Shaun started coaching his clients using the same method and found that everyone had favourable outcomes. This further cemented his belief that strength is the most important physical attribute one can acquire and that barbell strength training is the optimal way to get strong.
Since then, he set out to get others under the barbell so that they too, can enjoy the benefits of being strong. He enjoys coaching individuals that stand to benefit the most from being stronger – people in their 40s, 50s, and above.
Shaun obtained his Starting Strength Coach Certification in September of 2016 and was the first person in Southeast Asia with the accreditation. In February of 2017, he opened Hygieia Strength & Conditioning – the first Starting Strength Affiliate Gym outside of the US.
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 firsthand, he is convinced that it could help many others achieve the same goal and dedicates himself to coaching barbell training. Marvin is also an instructor of the Starting Strength Coaching Development Course.
Dr Naras completed his PhD in molecular genetics in 1995 and his career began as a research scientist investigating obesity and diabetes at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
After 10 years of academia, Dr Naras returned to university and obtained a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics before starting his own nutrition consultancy clinic.
As both an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Practicing Sports Dietitian, his clients span a vast range of health and performance issues. From chronic disease management and gastrointestinal health to weight management and sports performance.
As his career developed, Dr Naras became very interested in longevity and the profound role that nutrition and lifestyle can play in disease prevention and healthy ageing. He undertook additional formal education and is now board certified in both Australia and USA in regenerative and anti-ageing medicine.
Combining years of research, experience gained from consulting with thousands of clients and continued education, Dr Naras enjoys working with people so that they can live healthier and longer lives.