I had the pleasure of working with Shaun Pang (a certified Starting Strength coach) this week as I was in Singapore on business. The gym does not have all the fluff you would find at a commercial gym. It has several very nice Rogue racks, a/c, high-quality lifting platforms, barbells, dumbells, and enough weights to keep Ronnie Coleman happy for years.
Considering I pay only 240 EUR per YEAR for my gym membership back in Germany, the barbell clinic (2 hr.) was somewhat pricey at 350 SGD, but I will say that it was well worth the investment. I knew going in that 1 on 1 training with a starting strength coach would be expensive, for good reason, and Shaun is the only certified SS coach in the Asia Pacific as far as I know. It was the perfect opportunity for me to get the coaching I needed.
I left the barbell clinic very sore (I am still sore actually, more than 2 days and one very long flight home later) because Shaun gave me some very valuable tips on how to correct my lifts, and there were muscles working that never really got worked with my crappy form. He also took pictures so I could see exactly what he was talking about with his lifting cues. Overall Shaun’s knowledge is very good, as one would justifiably expect from a SS coach, and I am very happy I invested in his services! I am definitely going back to see him when I return to Singapore – in the meantime, I will put all his tips to use and keep making strength gainzzz.
Thanks again, Shaun! 5 stars from me!