💕Valentine’s day SPECIAL!💕 On this occasion of love, we are featuring one of our favourite FITPRO couple - Jean and Alando who are both aspiring fitness professionals! Right now ACE Certified Personal Trainers, Certified Group Fitness Instructors and Master Trainer Level Personal Trainers in Épique+, an exclusive gym that marries both the boutique studio and the commercial gym concept, in Naza Tower, KL.  They also teach group classes in both @epique.fitness and @firestation.my. So how did the two person of same interest came across each other? We spoke to @jeanliew83 to ‘kepoh-kepoh’ 😂: Q: How did you and @alandoatkinson meet and soon found out that he’s the destined one? Was it through fitness?
J: Hahaha yes it was through fitness.  We met at @flycycle.my, a boutique spin studio in KL.  He was working there as a spin instructor and I was a student in his class.  He now confesses that it was “love at first sight” but totally acted cool back then.  He was shy and I thought he was attractive but never thought I would have a chance with such a hottie.  One day, however, we got a chance to break the ice and talk in a more social setting and I guess the rest was history lol. 
Q: How is it like to share the same passion and profession as your partner? Can you share with us the ups and downs?
J: It’s actually great!  Because we are both passionate about fitness and both work in the same industry, we really understand each other and have very similar schedules so it works well in a sense that we don’t ever have to be apart or spend time away from each other.  The upside of it is that we’re both gym freaks and never have to deal with issues that may arise if your partner doesn’t share the same interest or doesn’t “get it”, like complaining about the other person spending too much time in the gym lol... But, of course, like every relationship there will be downs, but besides the standard bickering that all couples do, nothing that we can’t deal or learn to deal with 😬 
Q: How do you foresee you guys moving forward - what’s your future plan?
(Cont. in comment for J’s answer 🙂) 👇🏽
💕Valentine’s day SPECIAL!💕 On this occasion of love, we are featuring one of our favourite FITPRO couple - Jean and Alando who are both aspiring fitness professionals! Right now ACE Certified Personal Trainers, Certified Group Fitness Instructors and Master Trainer Level Personal Trainers in Épique+, an exclusive gym that marries both the boutique studio and the commercial gym concept, in Naza Tower, KL.  They also teach group classes in both @epique.fitness and @firestation.my. So how did the two person of same interest came across each other? We spoke to @jeanliew83 to ‘kepoh-kepoh’ 😂: Q: How did you and @alandoatkinson meet and soon found out that he’s the destined one? Was it through fitness? J: Hahaha yes it was through fitness.  We met at @flycycle.my, a boutique spin studio in KL.  He was working there as a spin instructor and I was a student in his class.  He now confesses that it was “love at first sight” but totally acted cool back then.  He was shy and I thought he was attractive but never thought I would have a chance with such a hottie.  One day, however, we got a chance to break the ice and talk in a more social setting and I guess the rest was history lol. Q: How is it like to share the same passion and profession as your partner? Can you share with us the ups and downs? J: It’s actually great!  Because we are both passionate about fitness and both work in the same industry, we really understand each other and have very similar schedules so it works well in a sense that we don’t ever have to be apart or spend time away from each other.  The upside of it is that we’re both gym freaks and never have to deal with issues that may arise if your partner doesn’t share the same interest or doesn’t “get it”, like complaining about the other person spending too much time in the gym lol... But, of course, like every relationship there will be downs, but besides the standard bickering that all couples do, nothing that we can’t deal or learn to deal with 😬 Q: How do you foresee you guys moving forward - what’s your future plan? (Cont. in comment for J’s answer 🙂) 👇🏽
“Awesome before CSCS, awesomer with CSCS”

Dr Arvin Raj Goonasegaran @aarvinnraj , 31, a former bodybuilder, personal trainer, medical doctor currently undertaking a specialty in Sports Medicine and most recently to add another feather in his cap, a CSCS ( Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist ). I find that CSCS really helps me in my job. A lot of athletes come to see me in my job as a Sports Medicine doctor. So now apart from treating them, I am so much more effective as I can help them with strength and conditioning work to build them back up to where they used to be prior to their injury, or even better.

CSCS taught me specificity – what that means is this. Take a long distance runner and a power lifter. A power lifter will not benefit from training like a long distance runner – in fact, if a power lifter does too much cardio, it may get in the way of reaching his power lifting goals. Whereas a long distance runner may actually derive benefits from including resistance training into their program. It all has to do with an individual’s specific goal, and training them according to that.

My passion is helping people using what I know – and now that I am both a Sports Medicine doctor and a CSCS, I can help my patients so much more effectively. I really believe that now I am fully equipped to help the athletes who come to me. Not only am I their medical doctor, but with CSCS, I really understand what they need from a training perspective. So I can help them recover from their injury, and then help design a program for them to get back to their top sporting level. My future plans include partnering up to open a clinic capitalizing on my skills as both a Sports Medicine doctor and a CSCS.

#studentwriteup #fitm #fitnessinnovationsmalaysia #wherelearningneverstops #cscs #strengthandconditioningcoach #continuingeducation #sportsdoctor
“Awesome before CSCS, awesomer with CSCS” Dr Arvin Raj Goonasegaran @aarvinnraj , 31, a former bodybuilder, personal trainer, medical doctor currently undertaking a specialty in Sports Medicine and most recently to add another feather in his cap, a CSCS ( Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist ). I find that CSCS really helps me in my job. A lot of athletes come to see me in my job as a Sports Medicine doctor. So now apart from treating them, I am so much more effective as I can help them with strength and conditioning work to build them back up to where they used to be prior to their injury, or even better. CSCS taught me specificity – what that means is this. Take a long distance runner and a power lifter. A power lifter will not benefit from training like a long distance runner – in fact, if a power lifter does too much cardio, it may get in the way of reaching his power lifting goals. Whereas a long distance runner may actually derive benefits from including resistance training into their program. It all has to do with an individual’s specific goal, and training them according to that. My passion is helping people using what I know – and now that I am both a Sports Medicine doctor and a CSCS, I can help my patients so much more effectively. I really believe that now I am fully equipped to help the athletes who come to me. Not only am I their medical doctor, but with CSCS, I really understand what they need from a training perspective. So I can help them recover from their injury, and then help design a program for them to get back to their top sporting level. My future plans include partnering up to open a clinic capitalizing on my skills as both a Sports Medicine doctor and a CSCS. #studentwriteup #fitm #fitnessinnovationsmalaysia #wherelearningneverstops #cscs #strengthandconditioningcoach #continuingeducation #sportsdoctor
@coachtas was in the real estate industry for 12 years and just like many other people she was given warning by the doctor to start exercising. Back then, she was overweight and health indicators were all at borderline. It took her 6 months to lose 20kg, and it was no surprise that friends and family started asking her to share her secret of success! And that was when she realised it was the power of GROUP training. She was training with a group of people with similar or different background but the same objective. That got her inspired to help more people like her by grouping them together to embark a healthy lifestyle, she created @tasvengers - a team workout group specialising in fat loss and health coaching. ▫️
Natasha’s passion for fitness did not stop at coaching, she is also the co-founder of an Athleisure Wear brand @fitscarf specialising in sports hijab and active wear. It all started with a thought of hoping to find a sports headscarf that is cooling, breathable and comfy to wear during workout after constantly having migraine after workout. Initially, she and her partner decided to try it out on a small scale but was very much encouraged by the overwhelming response from their customer. Now they are producing active wear and we see very promising growth in their business!
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It’s great seeing our graduates doing what they love and also being creative with how they can contribute to make our community a fitter one. If you are also looking to take on this passion driven profession, you know who can help you 😉 #FITM #fitnessinnovationsmalaysia #wherelearningneverstops #graduates #fitnessprofessional #shareyourstory
@coachtas was in the real estate industry for 12 years and just like many other people she was given warning by the doctor to start exercising. Back then, she was overweight and health indicators were all at borderline. It took her 6 months to lose 20kg, and it was no surprise that friends and family started asking her to share her secret of success! And that was when she realised it was the power of GROUP training. She was training with a group of people with similar or different background but the same objective. That got her inspired to help more people like her by grouping them together to embark a healthy lifestyle, she created @tasvengers - a team workout group specialising in fat loss and health coaching. ▫️ Natasha’s passion for fitness did not stop at coaching, she is also the co-founder of an Athleisure Wear brand @fitscarf specialising in sports hijab and active wear. It all started with a thought of hoping to find a sports headscarf that is cooling, breathable and comfy to wear during workout after constantly having migraine after workout. Initially, she and her partner decided to try it out on a small scale but was very much encouraged by the overwhelming response from their customer. Now they are producing active wear and we see very promising growth in their business! ▫️ It’s great seeing our graduates doing what they love and also being creative with how they can contribute to make our community a fitter one. If you are also looking to take on this passion driven profession, you know who can help you 😉 #FITM #fitnessinnovationsmalaysia #wherelearningneverstops #graduates #fitnessprofessional #shareyourstory
Coming from one of the rural areas and struggling to bring up the fitness industry locally, that is @syuaibsamijan from The Land Below the Wind…It all started from Keningau, Sabah, where no one has taken any certification to be a fitness professional, and people were not open to group training yet.

Syuaib started to dabble into the fitness industry in year 2012 as an aerobic dance instructor at the National Department of Culture & Arts Malaysia. Armed with just his natural talent and creativity, he ran freestyle-workout classes. Due to massive response, and his intention on striving to improve the local fitness industry, he was determined to get a proper certification.

In 2014, he managed to officially made his dream career come true after attending the Group Fitness Instructor course from FITM. This was where his real journey started as a certified fitness professional, and at this time, he was also part-time lecturing at a vocational college in the district. After 6 years, Syuaib has created his own exercise to music exercise programmes namely CardioFit, AbsFit, Pump Up and Simple Stretch. He also attended the Certified Exercise-to-Music Group Instructor (CGX) from @fea.group recently, and now his programmes are well-known all around Tenom, Tambunan, Sipitang, Beaufort and Papar. 
The ‘RESULTS’ and ‘TRUST’ from the people in his town and all over Borneo has kept his motivation high. “This tells me that group exercise has finally been accepted by the people here! One of the most popular programme is called ‘Sunrise Workout’, every Saturday, 6.10AM at the Sports Complex. I will have teachers, housewives, businessmen and people from health department age ranging from 25 all the way to 66 years old coming to my class!” To be a successful and great professional, Syuaib urged that it is important to keep learning and keep our knowledge updated from time to time. “I think one of best is to keep our intentions right in helping others and be very open to accept feedback and critics. I strongly hold onto these two words in my life, ‘HELP SINCERELY’.
Coming from one of the rural areas and struggling to bring up the fitness industry locally, that is @syuaibsamijan from The Land Below the Wind…It all started from Keningau, Sabah, where no one has taken any certification to be a fitness professional, and people were not open to group training yet. Syuaib started to dabble into the fitness industry in year 2012 as an aerobic dance instructor at the National Department of Culture & Arts Malaysia. Armed with just his natural talent and creativity, he ran freestyle-workout classes. Due to massive response, and his intention on striving to improve the local fitness industry, he was determined to get a proper certification. In 2014, he managed to officially made his dream career come true after attending the Group Fitness Instructor course from FITM. This was where his real journey started as a certified fitness professional, and at this time, he was also part-time lecturing at a vocational college in the district. After 6 years, Syuaib has created his own exercise to music exercise programmes namely CardioFit, AbsFit, Pump Up and Simple Stretch. He also attended the Certified Exercise-to-Music Group Instructor (CGX) from @fea.group recently, and now his programmes are well-known all around Tenom, Tambunan, Sipitang, Beaufort and Papar. The ‘RESULTS’ and ‘TRUST’ from the people in his town and all over Borneo has kept his motivation high. “This tells me that group exercise has finally been accepted by the people here! One of the most popular programme is called ‘Sunrise Workout’, every Saturday, 6.10AM at the Sports Complex. I will have teachers, housewives, businessmen and people from health department age ranging from 25 all the way to 66 years old coming to my class!” To be a successful and great professional, Syuaib urged that it is important to keep learning and keep our knowledge updated from time to time. “I think one of best is to keep our intentions right in helping others and be very open to accept feedback and critics. I strongly hold onto these two words in my life, ‘HELP SINCERELY’.

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