My wife Keenjal and I were looking for a coach who could teach us barbell lifts with proper technique. Most of the trainers we had seen had no actual technical knowledge of the lifts. So we looked for a Starting Strength Coach and found Shaun and we flew all the way from India to Singapore to take a Barbell Clinic with him. It was an incredible session for us in which we learnt how to perform all the barbell lifts safely with the correct technique.

Shaun’s greatest strength was to be able to analyse each flaw in our form and correct it on the spot. It was great fun as well, interacting with him and he answered all our questions and doubts with full clarity. My wife had never really trained with the barbell before, yet Shaun was able to teach her the lifts within a session with great form. We thoroughly enjoyed Shaun’s teaching method and ended up taking two sessions with him! His expertise and knowledge in this field was very evident during our interaction with him. I only wish I had met Shaun earlier and I really envy those who are able to train at Shaun’s gym on a regular basis. If you are in Singapore and interested in learning the barbell lifts, a visit to Shaun is an absolute must.


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.