My Fitness Transformation: “That realization that I can change at least one aspect in my life makes me feel I can slowly change other areas for an overall better lifestyle and well-being.
One year on, I’m really happy to say that I’ve gained almost 7kg in lean body mass and feeling more confident now than I’ve ever been.”
(Thomas Tran, 25, Genesis Gym Eunos Client)
I’m originally from the U.S. and I was pretty fit prior to university, very active in different sports and was heavily involved in weightlifting as a hobby. And at that time, I felt I was the most fit and strongest in my life.
I was raised in a fairly small town, which was not the most diverse of places. And because of that, growing up was quite difficult. I had this constant feeling that I stood out. I felt different but not in a positive way, which made me quite insecure. As I grew older, I resorted to fitness to build an image of myself I could be positive about and that gave me confidence.
But after joining Uni, because of the lack of time and motivation, I pretty much abandoned my fitness routine. And it began to show. I was a lot less confident in my physique, myself and my appearance. While I remained slightly active, I was malnourished, lacked sleep and energy, often was stressed. I also felt lethargic, often tired, and unhealthy.
This continued up until I signed up with Genesis.
I wasn’t very familiar with the fitness scene in Singapore. So I was training on my own over this period of time. But after not seeing any progress towards my fitness goals, I felt it was necessary to learn properly about training and nutrition. So I began looking for a personal training gym that offered personalized nutrition and coaching.
It became a mission for me to regain the momentum of keeping fit and active. And to gain muscle mass and strength.
I think like most people in Singapore, I found myself buried in work, eating out very often, not getting enough proper nutrients, sleeping late and waking early. It was a vicious cycle that really caused an overall lack of energy and stress accumulation.
Although I was training on and off, I did not have understanding beyond prior experience in strength training and especially in nutrition. My results had plateaued and my body was over-trained with cardio.
As you can imagine, I was overworked and stressed out, and coupled with the lack of results from my own personal training, I was pretty upset, frustrated and even slightly depressed with the way I looked and felt.
Worse yet, I felt that was how people looked at me and that really gave me a lot of anxiety. It was that same insecure feeling I had growing up.
Although I was feeling fairly negative, I understood that it was possible to have a complete overhaul in my physique as well as my mental and emotional states. All I needed was the right amount of guidance and sound technical knowledge to get me to my fitness goals.
When I first stepped into Genesis Gym Eunos, I was impressed with the facility, especially the equipment. It had proper squat racks and really professional equipment of good quality.
The coaches were very friendly, willing to learn about you and your goals and treated people not like paying customers but more like friends. The space did not feel overly occupied by people which I find excellent as it did not rush me during my programme. Everyone seemed to be motivated towards their goals and there was a sense of focus, support, and community.
While slight progress happened each week in terms of improvements in lifts, nutrition, and so on. I felt the most evident changes came roughly after 3 months. I felt more energy during the day, my nutrition improved and I was able to make better choices. I was healthier, much more motivated and definitely far more positive in the various areas of my life.
I felt more active and more in control of my life. And I feel that my experience at Genesis Gym has a large part to play in this change in outlook. Because I was able to see some results within the short time, it really made me feel I was in control of my fitness and health. And because of that, I became more confident in my own abilities.
That realization that I can change at least one aspect in my life makes me feel I can slowly change other areas for an overall better lifestyle and well-being.
The Genesis Gym coaches push me to improve consistently. They make me eager to learn more about nutrition, lifestyle and how the body functions.
One year on, I’m really happy to say that I’ve gained almost 7kg in lean body mass and feeling more confident now than I’ve ever been.
Genesis Gym truly provides results. And I believe these physical results that I’ve seen, are only the beginning to many more changes to come.
The most important change for me is regaining that confidence of myself. I feel much more empowered to discover my own passions to add more value, feel more fulfilled, and have a positive impact on myself and those around me.
To find out more about the transformation journeys of Thomas and others, visit: bit.ly/transformations2017.