Nelson Chong

Functional Training and Rehab Specialist

CEO & Founder, Functional Training Institute Singapore


An inventor of the Dual Zone Therapy Balls and creator of Dual Zone Myofascial Release™ (DZMR) methodologies that empower others to live pain-free actively, Nelson Chong is an educator and specialist in rehabilitation and functional training with 17 years of experience in the health and fitness industry.  He has been a highly sought after trainer by CEOs, doctors, families, athletes and professionals from 6 to 92 years old with chronic or acute pain, performance issues, movement dysfunction and postural disorder.


Formerly a district fitness manager of a mega gym managing multiple clubs, Nelson has mentored hundreds of trainers and some has become fitness managers or gym owners today with his unique approach to mind, body and spirit. He is currently the founder and CEO of Functional Training Institute, mentoring aspiring trainers to become world class rehabilitation and functional training specialists.


Nelson is a selfless, passionate, dynamic and innovative educator that has a great sense of humour. He frequently present about rehabilitation and functional training at China, India, Malaysia, Italy, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia & Singapore. He has also been featured in various media including The Straits Times, Zao Bao, Wan Bao, Ch 8 Good Morning Singapore and FM radio 938 Live. His dedication to functional training and rehabilitation has set a benchmark in the fitness industry to help more people live with zest pain-free.

Nelson believes that “functional training is the movement solution for any bodily dysfunction”. He is also the creator of Functional Fitness Feat (FFF), 10 Minutes Swiss Ball Metabolic Fat Blaster, Medicine Ball Metabolic Training, Dumbbell Metabolic Training, Functional Fusion Fitness, Secrets of an X-Factor Trainer, a certified Rehab Express presenter and Freemotion Master Coach for Rip60, Rapidfit, Liveaxis & Genesis.