I have started training with Shaun in March 2015. Within very few months of training (twice per week), I have lost about 15kg weight and gained a lot of strength. Today, one year after having started the training, I could even take part in an in-door soccer tournament, and I was elected into the selection which played against the VIP team.

Please note that I am 51 years old. I was the third oldest player in the tournament with 80 players. Training with Shaun is very efficient, only 2 – 3 hours needed per week. Shaun gives also valuable recommendations about nutrition and he takes old injuries and limitations into account, when planning and performing the training. I have recommended Shaun to various people who also suffer from weight problems and lack of fitness and one (Dirk) signed up with Shaun. I have received very positive feedback from Dirk. He said “I have tried so many personal trainers before and Shaun is the only one who really knows what he does.” No wonder, Shaun has graduated in sports sciences and he is an active athlete. Five “thumbs up” for Shaun. There is no risk in recommending him to others.


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.