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 just over a year and love the experience. I know it’s a corny statement to say its a great environment but it really is very supportive for everyone at the gym. It’s a bit of an older crowd which makes it more low key and comfortable for all people. We are all happy to see each other progress and grow. I am on a semi-private group that ranges from 30 – 60-year-olds and 40 kg to 105 kg but all working/struggling/encouraging with our own strength gains and personal bests.

I am from the US and I don’t have a Starting Strength coach within 200 miles from my home. I can’t express what a great resource and opportunity this gym has to offer to build strength and improve your health as your age. If you are seriously looking to guarantee your strength and independence as you age don’t hesitate to give Shaun and Marvin a call to have them help you achieve your goals.

Lastly, the gym has produced two Master Class Singapore powerlifting record-holders which both started as novices in the sport, this speaks to the quaily for the instruction given by Shaun and Marvin. I encourage you to stop by the gym on one of the open competitions to learn more and please stay for the BBQ!


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.