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Enjoy the camaraderie of training with like-minded individuals?

The Semi-Private Coaching Class is for everyone – whether you’ve never touched a barbell in your life or have been lifting for years, there’s a platform here for you to refine your lifts and make progress. It’s not uncommon to have someone squatting for the first time while the lifter on the next platform is prepping for their next competition – regardless of your goals or training experience, encouraging other lifters and celebrating each other’s personal bests keeps everyone motivated throughout the session.

Personal Training
in a Small Group Setting

With a maximum ratio of 5 lifters to 1 coach, semi-private coaching classes are intentionally kept small so that you receive individualised attention. A custom-designed program catered towards your goals and coaching on all your working sets ensure that you achieve progress at your pace. Think of it as personal training in a small group setting.

Prerequisite: Intro to Barbells

Attending the Intro to Barbells class is a prerequisite for joining our semi-private coaching class. In this 1 hour private session with a Starting Strength Coach, you’ll learn how to safely perform the basic barbells lifts. In this session, you’ll be coached from your first warm up set to your last working set.

Prerequisite: Intro to Barbells

Attending the Intro to Barbells class is a prerequisite for joining our semi-private coaching class. In this 1 hour private session with a Starting Strength Coach, you’ll learn how to safely perform the basic barbells lifts. In this session, you’ll be coached from your first warm up set to your last working set.

Class Schedule

After you’ve completed the Intro to Barbells class and onboarding process, you’re welcomed to join our Semi-Private Classes. Classes are held daily and there’s a rack and barbell waiting for you at every session.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the price for Semi-Private Coaching Classes?

Semi-Private Coaching Classes are at SGD480 per month for 8 x 1.5-hour sessions.

If you’d like to attend more than 8 Semi-Private Coaching Classes per month, you can add on single sessions at SGD60 per session.

How do I join the Semi-Private Coaching Class?

Attending the Intro Class is required before joining our Semi-Private Coaching Class. Sign up here. After registration and payment of the Intro Class, you’ll receive a detailed questionnaire.

Upon completion of the Intro Class, you’ll receive an email to your registered email address with a link to sign up for our Semi-Private Coaching Class.

What happens after I sign up?

After registration and payment of the Semi-Private Coaching Class, we’ll guide you through the process of setting up an Acuity account, which gives you access to the calendar to book your sessions. We’ll also set up a TrueCoach account – this will be the platform whereby your programming is delivered and where you’ll track your progress. After booking your session, show up and be ready to lift when the class begins.

What is included?
  • Individualised coaching on every workout on your last warm up and all your working sets.
  • Custom designed programming and nutritional guidelines to get you to your personal goals.
  • Access to a Starting Strength Coach to answer all your training questions.
  • The camaraderie of training with like-minded people.
What is the class size?

If there are new lifters in the class, the lifter to coach ratio will be capped at 4:1. If everyone in the class is experienced, it will be capped at 5:1.

How does the Semi-Private Coaching Class work? Does everyone do the same program? I’ve never trained with barbells before.

The Semi-Private Coaching Class can be thought of as individualised coaching in a group setting. You will receive your own custom-designed program based on your level of experience and goals, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve never trained before or a barbell veteran.

You will have your own platform, rack and barbell. During the session, you’ll be coached from your last warm-up set through all your work set. If you’re a new lifter, will also be coached on all your warm-up sets as well. When you’re resting between sets, your coach will move on to the next lifter and so on till he rounds back to you.

I’ve never touched a barbell in my life, am old and have injuries (back/knee/hip/shoulder/elbows problems etc), can I train and is it safe?

In our years of experience, we’ve never had someone in the gym that couldn’t train with barbells due to the limitation they had at that time. Depending on your condition, we’ll modify the lifts and/or program to accommodate your specific situation.

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I’ve been sedentary all my life and worried that I am not strong enough to do the barbell lifts.

Even if you’ve been sedentary all your life, we’ll find your baseline of strength and slowly work up from there. The weights that you will start with will be established on your first session. If needed, a lighter barbell, broomstick or even just bodyweight can be used to start with – we’ll find a weight that you can manage and safely perform the lift and we’ll progress from there.

What is the minimum age requirement?

We don’t have a hard limit on the minimum age – each individual will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you’re a minor, please ensure that your parent/guardian has given written legal consent before booking your Intro Class. Minors without written legal consent from their parent/guardian will be turned away and no refunds will be given.

If there’s anything you’d like to clarify, please contact us here.

What do I need to wear/bring?

Please come in a 100% cotton T-shirt and stretchy shorts(that end above the knee)/pants/tights that don’t impede movement. We’ve already had a number of clients rip their shorts while squatting – don’t be the next one. Lifting shoes are highly recommended but if you don’t have them, please come in hard-soled shoes e.g. Converse. If you’ve already been training before joining us, do bring along all the gear that you usually use while training e.g belt, sleeves, wraps etc.

Please bring along a hand towel to wipe down the equipment after use.

I’d wish to try a session before deciding. Do you provide free trials?

If you’d like to try out our Semi-Private Coaching Class, you’re welcomed to do after completion of the Intro Class. Upon completion of the intro class, we offer paid trials.

What payment methods do you accept?

Payment of the Semi-Private Coaching Class subscription is by credit/debit card only.

Who can I contact if I have queries not answered here?

Feel free to contact us at +65 8786 8792 or here.

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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