Personal Training Client: Koh Mui Geak

Age: 54

Occupation: Homemaker

Personal Trainer: Karen Goh


According to the doctor, the only option I had—when it reached grade 4—is surgery, which I wanted to avoid. My knees were swollen due to water retention and I had difficulty squatting, as well as going up and down the stairs.


Karen taught me strengthening exercises I could do at home and also showed me how to release tight muscles. Gradually over the months, the aches, pain and tightness reduced significantly. As such my blood circulation has improved and I feel healthier and happier. My flexibility, mobility and stamina have increased. I am more confident to travel and resume my daily exercises.


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Personal Training Client: Jacqueline

Age: 10

Occupation: Student

Personal Trainer: Nelson Chong & Karen Goh



My daughter Jacqueline's weight was tipping at 54kg at age 10 which was almost twice the weight compared to children of her age before her personal training. Her self esteem was completely gone because of her size and bulging tummy. She was also being teased frequently by nicknames in school & even her brothers laughed at her for being a little fat kid.


Both Nelson & Karen were able to quickly identify the root cause of the problem that Jacqueline was malnutrition which affected her metabolism. Combined with sound nutrition, good eating habits & fun-filled variety of functional training exercises, Jacqueline finally dropped her weight to 45 kg in 2 months. She now looks healthier with better posture, slimmer waist & cheerful smile.


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Nicole Wong, 16, Student - Athlete

Personal Trainer: Nelson Chong


I have had a problem with my lower back, which consistently gave me pain after almost every competition or training. This gave me a big disadvantage in delivering consistently good results as it was challenging for me to train hard for extended periods in preparation for these competitions. This led to much frustration and I lost a lot of confidence in my fencing because I had no breakthroughs and kept getting the same results. Finally, my father recommended FTI and encouraged me to go check it out.


Nelson is very experienced and learned in this field of sports injuries and physical conditioning. After a diagnosis and the first few sessions with him, I began to realize that I could go on longer in training without my back giving me problems. I was truly amazed and have been keeping up with my training, which has helped me to increase my stamina and strength. FTI is not only just a gym, but it has a physiology section and this is very important to me when I have other strains from my fencing trainings. 


Recently, I went on a one-month trip to Europe with three competitions in total and my back only felt strained after the last one, where I came in 1st place. 


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Personal Training Client: Beatrice Oliverio

Age: 58

Occupation: Lecturer

Personal Trainer: Nelson Chong


At our first session, I explained to Nelson about my old ankle injury. Because of this injury, my left ankle is very weak and that affects my stability. My husband and I love dancing but I have never been able to do it well because of my lack of balance. As we discussed my injury and my fears, I became convinced that Nelson knew exactly what he was talking about and how to help me to get where I wanted to go. Perhaps Nelson could help me improve my balance. I had consulted an orthopaedic surgeon about my ankle problem and all he wanted to do was to operate on the ankle. The ankle hurts periodically and I have come to accept that the pain will always be there and my focus was on how to manage the pain. Perhaps Nelson could help me in this too. My wish list to Nelson began to grow as we talked and he explained to me how we could, over time, improve my physical well-being. Strangely enough, the weight issue became secondary. I just wanted to be a stronger person so I could dance better and have less pain in the process.


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Personal Training Client: Shobha

Age: 51

Occupation: Lawyer

Personal Trainer: Nelson Chong


I have been an active sportsperson nearly all my life – from athletics and hockey in my school years to brisk walking and yoga in more recent years. Since 2005, I adopted an exercise regimen that included a 5km walk in the mornings before heading off to work and the 10-hour, largely sedentary, work day. I was pleased with myself and thought myself as being fit. There was one persistent problem, however, that had plagued me for many years which I had simply not been able to deal with or manage – and that is the excruciating neck and shoulder pain that often left me unable to move, despite all the neck and shoulder exercises that I did. It was quite debilitating and sadly, the only way I could manage it was with pain killers and muscle relaxants.


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