Our Story, By Coach Jonathan Wong
The Genesis Gym story started with my passion for health and strength in the year 1999. I had a vision to bring world class health and fitness services to Singapore. To accomplish this has taken a 14 year journey of personal growth, education from the best experts in the world, and daily experience coaching clients.
Our clients range from former “couch potatoes” to busy executives, to national level athletes from sports like rock climbing, volleyball, basketball, rugby and martial arts.
The great news for our current and future clients is that this journey of continuous growth never ends. I am away from Singapore perhaps six weeks or more each and every year, finding the best coaches, therapists, doctors and other health experts to learn from.
The team of coaches I hand pick to guide clients at Genesis, is also required to go on this journey of continuous education and improvement.
Why spend all this time, money and effort staying at the “leading edge” of health and fitness knowledge?
For our clients benefit.
There is a lot of false, commercially driven advertising and even commercially sponsored, and biased research in the world of health. The reason we spend so much time, effort and money (a six figure sum each year on education) to stay up to date on the latest and most accurate information, is so that we can give the best possible advice to our clients, so that our clients get the best results possible.
Our training center had humble beginnings, with a 700 sq foot (about the size of 2 big bedrooms) location in river valley. As our client base grew, we were able to move to a 3000 sq foot location at Aljunied, and now, to a 4200 sq foot location in Mountbatten which is probably the biggest and best equipped private gym in Singapore if you are serious about getting results from your training program.
This latest center has the best equipment money can by, along with the complete support system of nutrition coaching, supplements, detoxification, injury management, and health programs.
In 2012, we had our next milestone, which was the opening of our 2nd center in the CBD area at Tras Street. This center caters to the needs of busy people who need a training facility near their office location. Many clients asked “Why did it take so long?” The simple reason is that our brand is built on the skill, and care of the coaching team, and it takes a long time to train a good center manager who can oversee the care and the progress of each client! When we find the right person, then we can open our next center.
In Dec 2013, our 3rd center will be open. This center is located in the more western part of Singapore. This is to serve the needs of clients near the Bukit Timah, Tanglin, and Commonwealth areas. It is on the ground floor of a commercial building opposite the Mercedes Benz showroom at Alexandra road.
While opening new fitness centers is great fun (but lots of work!) I do my best to make sure that first things come first. Because more than anything, the Genesis Gym story is about our clients. I appreciate each one of them. They have come with the right attitude towards health, lifestyle and training. When provided with the right guidance and support, their success is almost guaranteed! Thank you to each one of you who my team and I have had the chance to influence and bless during this journey.
If you want to get the best fitness results from a science based, safe, and customized training system, I invite you to be part of our story.
In Strength & Health,
Master Coach, Genesis Gym