Personal Training Client: Dr Gavin Tang
Personal Trainer: Mattew Chan
Ever since I started gym 9 years ago, I have always engaged a personal trainer and they were senior PTs at California Fitness who were all ex-bodybuilders. The program they put me through gave me good muscle mass but I always felt ‘pudgy’. When my last trainer left California Fitness in 2009, I was in a dilemma. I wanted to stay on at, but most of the senior trainers had left. My trainer recommended Mattew.
I was agreeable, but hesitant, as Mattew happens to be the coach of my dragon boat team as well. I have gone through the gym workouts he designed for the team which were the most punishing of all back and shoulder circuits. My ex-trainer and I swore by them as my back became very defined, much to the amazement of the other trainers at California Fitness but I certainly wasn’t looking forward to MORE of it!! Still I signed up with Mattew and that was the beginning of an enduring, challenging but enjoyable journey. I have been under Mattew for 5 months now, and we have achieved the targets set out so far:
1) Leaner, defined muscle shape and the essential 8 packs abdomen:
Mattew loves to "torture" me with Supersets incorporating sprints, rope climbs and balancing on Swiss balls. At first, I thought, gosh, its back to school PE, but let me tell you, they are TOUGH exercises. I never fail to feel short of breath during these exercises. He is super strict with cardio "Homework", which most trainers ignore; utilizing ergo and treadmill with set timings to meet before and after PT. Inescapable...
To my amazement, we achieved the lean cut by Dec 2009. I was in Taipei California fitness and my much-improved cutting impressed my trainers there who haven't seen me for a year!