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Review of True Fitness at Desa Sri Hartamas (2)

posted on September 2nd, 2007 ·

After seeing the photos taken in Review of True Fitness at Desa Sri Hartamas (1), let’s look at the membership fee. Also, I will also share with you what I like and things to watch out before you sign up.

Similar with California Fitness, the standard processing fee is RM99. Initially, I did not understand why they need so much money to process and wonder how tough the process is. Later, I realized that it is just one of the sales gimmicks.

When it first opened, True Fitness has less membership packages as compared to more than 20 packages nowadays. The fee has also been adjusted upward. (more…)

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Review of True Fitness at Desa Sri Hartamas (1)

posted on September 1st, 2007 ·

After leaving Clark Hatch, I joined True Fitness Sri Hartamas branch in early September year 2005. Before I signed up with the gym, went there for a trial visit. In this post, I will show you as many photos as possible. In my subsequent post, I will share with you what I think about the gym.

The first time I went there, I was puzzling – Am I in a discotheque or a gym?

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After getting membership card swapper, you have to go to first floor to get your complimentary towels (one small and one big).

Even in the male changing room, the lightings are made to be those found in disco.

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How To Swing Like Tiger Woods? His Secret Gym Workout Finally Exposed.

posted on August 31st, 2007 ·

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All this while, I thought most golfers just have to focus in their skill in swinging the clubs. Why? Golfers don’t have to run. They don’t have to jump. They don’t have any body contact with other players. Just swing the clubs.

Really that easy? Not really. Two years ago, my friend has already told me that Tiger Woods actually does weight training. However, that time, we could not have any solid proof. Fortunately, I came across an interview article last week and it is true that Woods spend lots of time in gym.

Wait, who is Tiger Woods? (more…)

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Legs Workout (1) – Barbell Squat

posted on August 28th, 2007 ·

This is the post long overdue ever since I started this blog. Barbell squat is a must-have compound exercise to build powerful legs. One should not just want a solid upper body, yet with pencil legs or chicken legs.

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Superman has a more balanced legs compared with Mr Incredible.


A season bodybuilder even teased me saying that if I do not squat, I will forever remain a boy and should not have performed any other workout. In other words, he believes that the best overall exercise is squat.

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Compound or Isolation Workout – Which Is Better?

posted on August 26th, 2007 ·

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When I first started my weight training with resistance machines before I learn the dumbbells workout, most of the workouts were actually isolation exercise. Isolation or compound exercises, I had no idea at all. I thought that in order to target a certain muscle, I had to focus more on isolation exercises. Fortunately, I did not take long to realize this misconception.

So, what is actually isolation workout? How about compound workout?

OK, an isolation exercise is one where the movement is restricted to one joint and one muscle group. For instance, the leg extension is an isolation exercise for the quadriceps. No other muscle groups are involved, and movement occurs only around the knee joint. (more…)

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Billionaire Family Wee Plans to Conquer Fitness Industry with True Fitness

posted on August 25th, 2007 ·

Latest update on 12 June 2017: True Fitness has closed down all its branches in Malaysia as well as Thailand. – http://www.truefitness.com.my/ and http://www.truefitness.co.th/

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True Fitness made its foot print in Malaysia in year 2005, slightly later than all the established fitness centers. However, it has since picked up the pace with the huge potential being the strongest among them. In this article, let’s look at True Fitness and its founder, Patrick Wee.

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Patrick is the youngest in his family, graduated with a degree in law from the National University of Singapore. Rumor said that he is related to the billionaire UOB Wee family. He is the son of Singapore’s former chief justice Wee Chong Jin. Patrick became the Singapore partner in Ray Wilson California Fitness in 1997 and subsequently helped to set up its two Singapore branches in Orchard Road and Raffles city.

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