How long have you been a Personal Trainer for?
I’ve been a Trainer for almost 11 years now. I have had the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life and to be a partner in their fitness journey.
Why did you chose to be a Personal Trainer?
I’ve always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, even when I was a competitive sprinter. Luckily, over the years the sport and fitness industry has grown exponentially in Singapore, and this has provided me with the opportunity to fulfil my goals to make a difference in an industry that is close to my heart.
How do you unwind?
Unwinding for me comes in 3 ways: family, physical training and music.
Family has always been first in my life . It is my downtime and privilege to be spending time with my better half/best friend/childhood sweetheart. An amazing relationship is what keep’s me running back home- e-v-e-r-y-d-a-y. The second joy in my life is my 4 year old girl, who knows how to melt my heart. I enjoy taking her to as many playgrounds as I can to show her all the tricks that daddy can do.
Physical training has been an important part of my life, since my track days. It was my downtime then because it provided me with the opportunity to solely focus and give myself what my mind and body desired. To this day, I try and give myself an hour daily for training, trying to better myself and also because it gives me peace of mind to shut away from everything else going on at that moment and focus on me.
Music has always played a huge part in my life and it has only grown over the years. I’m listening to music all the time- lets face it, I work in a gym! When I’m traveling to and from work, which is an hour each way, I’m hooked to my beats by Dre. I listen to classic rock, heavy rock, rap/hip-hop, reggae, pop, and loads of nursery rhymes which I’m caught a lot of the time humming away to!
What is your training philosophy?
Train smart because you want to be active for the rest of your life.
I’ve been down the long windy road of injuries and set backs. What I learn’t is to pace myself. We’ve all been young and wanted to go as hard and as fast as possible. But, soon you learn that it’s not something that is sustainable.
What advice would you give someone having difficulty with committing to be active?
Start with the most basic movement, be it walking, cycling, swimming or jogging and remember this is for your health and nobody else benefits from it but you. It’s your, ‘Me Time’.
Favorite place in singapore?
The Punggol Waterway Park connectors are filled with exercise corners and tonnes of playgrounds and pathways that are never ending. The waterway offers fantastic scenic walks for families.
If you would like to book a personal training session with Greg send us an email at email@example.com or call 8721 9972.