Fitness is not only about training hard and eating clean. You’re still able to eat the foods you love and achieve your fitness goals. The key is to be consistent and follow the 80/20 rule which is eating 80% whole food, 20% fun food.” – Timothy
Hi, my name is Timothy Chan, I’m from Malaysia. I help people achieve their fitness goals and also live a healthier lifestyle.
I enjoy watching movies, scuba diving and working out. I also love creating fitness/ entertainment content on my Instagram.
I used to get bullied a lot when I was younger. This gave me insecurity which is one of the reasons why I started working out – to look bigger and badder. I have been training for 6 years now and what gave me the idea of being a personal trainer was along my fitness journey, I had some strangers approaching me asking for fitness tips, some even messaged me on my Instagram because I post a lot of fitness stuff.
This got me thinking. “Hey! I could actually monetise what I’m good at, at the same time being able to help others”. So I started working as a PT (personal trainer) in a gym, got certified and along the years I started building my own personal branding and resigned from my previous company to coach on my own.
Asides from helping me look better and stronger, it gave me more confidence. My favourite workout routine is the Push-Pull routine. I’m currently training 6 days a week.
One of the challenges I face is when clients cancel on me last minute whereby I could have used the time to train others. Another challenge would be training myself at irregular times due to the PT (personal trainer) schedule which can be frustrating sometimes because I like training with my friends.
What I love most about being a personal trainer is I get to meet many new people, seeing them transform their body is my biggest pride.
Getting stronger and bigger is what motivates me to work out each time. There will be days where I feel lazy to train but I’ll just head to the gym regardless and train the best I can because a bad workout is better than no workout.
What I advise beginners is to be clear with their fitness goal and why they want to achieve it. And also don’t make working out a chore. Make it a lifestyle instead and they will be good to go in the long run.
Jordan Yeoh inspired me to create workout videos. He is my inspiration and it made me want to help others even more, which is why I post a lot of good and useful fitness content on my IG.
Fitness is not only about training hard and eating clean. You’re still able to eat the foods you love and achieve your fitness goals. The key is to be consistent and follow the 80/20 rule which is eating 80% whole foods, 20% fun foods (sweets, ice cream etc..)
If you’re really serious about achieving your goal but do not know where to start, you can message me on my Instagram @timothyc.fitness and see how I can help you.
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