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Our Successes

When I first joined Warrior sessions, the workouts were fresh and tough for me. I did not know what a burpee was, how to squat, how to do a push-up… However, the professional team of coaches gave us a variety of training methods to make the sessions different and fun. With their kind guidance and encouragement, I had the confidence to try the workouts that I had previously felt were impossible for me. The coaches and other recruits constantly encouraged me, accompanied me, and kept telling me: YOU CAN DO IT! I experienced training in the rain and dirt, and realized what a great feeling it is! You’ll never know if you never try. I see lots of improvement in myself, both physically and mentally, after I joined Warrior bootcamp. I can run a 10km and even half marathon race and look forward to more. I even participated in the Spartan Race last year. And the most important thing is that I do not fall sick easily. I like the fun and friendly training atmosphere. With the coaches’ great help and coaching, I know that I will get Fitter, Faster, Tougher and Stronger. Thank you Warrior!
- Apple
My first Warrior Bootcamp class was with Conor on the 16th of August 2013. I used to go to the gym but stopped after having kids. Then my sister Jo An joined Warrior and told me about it and dragged my a@@ to WBC with her. My first session with Conor ended up with me not being able to walk up and down the stairs and being in pain for 5 days. But I couldn't wait to go back for another session! It is ADDICTIVE... I have never really experienced other outdoor workouts before, but it felt really good to be outside and not in an air-conditioned gym. I usually attend sessions 3 times a week. I would describe my bootcamp experience overall as being great! Because it's always different, and we always work on different muscles. Even though it's been more than 3 years, we are always improving and learning something new and different.
- Jessie
I joined Warrior in April 2016 for Operation Transformation 3.0. I had not planned on joining OT till Conor, Chin Lee and the Warrior team planted some thought-provoking seeds in my head. So I decided to join in. After all, how hard could it be?! At the first session, I experienced how hard it COULD be! But I persevered, and in two weeks, I was hooked! I go for Bootcamp sessions 2-3 times a week plus TRX Suspension on the weekends. At Warrior, there is so much camaraderie and support, and everyone is equal when you're covered in sweat, grass and mud! Since starting Bootcamp, I've lost weight and truly gotten fitter and stronger - both physically and mentally. I hope that Warrior Bootcamp will continue to inspire people to be the best versions of themselves through a healthy lifestyle. Don't be average. Be awesome!
- Illona
My Warrior journey started exactly a year ago, as a New Year resolution. My friend Arlette (Bootcamp Veteran) told me that I would find the training fun and challenging. I used to be the kind of guy who thought that a 20 minute run and 30 minutes at the gym every 2-3 weeks would keep me in shape but I soon learned that was not the case. I attended my first session on a Friday with Tess. She and all the Warriors welcomed me with broad smiles… like if they knew I was about to have my ass kicked! After only a few minutes, I was exhausted, out of breath, sweating like never before and it was only the warm-up!!
I started questioning myself: “Am I in such bad shape? Am I about to pass out? Is it worth it?” but with support of the group and the help of the coach I made it trough my first session! When Tess asked me, at the end of the lesson, if I would be back on Monday I said “yes” without knowing this answer would change my vision of sport in a such great way.
I’m lucky enough to attend 3- 4 Warrior sessions a week. It’s difficult to understand the exact reason why I keep coming back. Is it the friendship, the challenge, the open air, the way the coaches always find a way to make their class interesting, or maybe the way I can see myself and the Warriors around me getting stronger and healthier? I’m always amazed by the progress I can see in others. Those, like me, who couldn’t run a single km- are now not afraid to run the Penang Relay race; others who found a 20km obstacle race impossible- finished the race in less than 3 hrs! It seems that with Warriors, the impossible becomes possible in a matter of weeks or months. That’s probably why I’m coming back every week, because they help me find a better version of myself out of my comfort zone. I started the WBC experience without setting any goals, and I ended up doing the Spartan Beast, the Penang Round Island Relay and soon, a 10km obstacle course race. I’m impressed by the way WBC pushed me to surprise myself. In 5 years time, it would be great to maybe see a WBC in Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Johor… and in many different cities in Malaysia. 
- Alame
I first joined Warrior last summer because the training sessions had clearly made a difference for people I knew. I enjoy teamwork, and Warrior has great team spirit. My Warrior friends had lost weight, got in shape, and put an end to niggling injuries through regularly attending sessions. I'd been running competitively for about seven years and had recently completed several ultra races, the longest being a 120km race. My ankles were sore and my muscles tight, but just pulling back from running didn't do the trick. Instead, I got heavier and less fit. Although running had made my legs and shoulders strong, other parts were quite weak, so I felt unbalanced. I joined Warrior because I was looking for more well-rounded training, and, since my main running partner just left Penang, to make new bootcamp friends. But could it fit into my schedule? I gave it a try. At first the strength training sessions took several days of recovery, so I usually only managed two sessions a week. The coaches were genuinely helpful, showing me many stretches - did I need that! - and offering lots of valuable training tips. At the end of every session, cooling down in the wet grass, gazing at the moonlit clouds, I felt full of life and joy. That wasn't my first thought when the alarm clock went off though -- a 5:30 am start was no breakfast smoothie! Over time, however, I found the flow and became much more conditioned. In fact, I felt so much better that I signed up for the Spartan trifecta -- I'm pretty motivated for that now. I did a Spartan race last spring and failed lots of obstacles, so to sign up again meant focused training. Well, I have accepted the challenge.
I average three sessions a week (and bootcamp binge when school is out!). I like the variety of the training sessions as the coaches plan creatively, making every session different. We want to train hard, and the sessions combine that intensity with warm up, laughter, and stretching, taking care to adapt the exercises to suit each individual. I love feeling stronger, and I enjoy getting sweaty with friends and covered in grass. I still run about 50-80 km weekly mileage and do my own workouts as well, but I wouldn't be in this place without Warriors. Train hard, fight easy! I would love if Warrior Fitness kept these up in the future: 1. Keep including kids, 2. Keep up the community spirit, 3. Keep up the good work!
- Debbie C
I joined Warrior back in May 2016. I wasn’t really interested in joining until Alame convinced me to do the Spartan Beast that October. I knew that running wasnt exactly my strength and the only way I’d hold myself responsible to do it was in a group or friends pushing me to do it. I had seen the Warrior T-shirts on some of the parents since my kids started going to SCIPS, and i asked some questions about it but i never really got the feeling it was something i would enjoy until Kerry Fonseca told me about RAW. My first few sessions i absolutely hated! I don’t like to run long distances as it is but then add bear crawls and burpees?! RAW was a blast but the M/W/F classes were killing me! I honestly wasn’t sure if i was going to continue after Spartan was over. I had injured my shoulder lifting and had developed achilles tendonitis about 2 months out from Spartan. Even though i had lost over 13 kgs since movie ng to Penang in July 2015, i was hitting a low point physically. After Spartan, i was going back to lifting weights and thats it. But now, I try to attend the M/W/F 08:30 AM sessions every week and RAW on the weekends. (I haven’t tried Beach mostly because i sweat a ton and being covered in sand is definitely not one of my favorite things.) On my off days I’m usually at the gym doing strength training or functional training. I’ve become slightly obsessed! My bootcamp experience has been in one word: transformational. Both physically and mentally. I used to care about lifting heavy weights and being the strongest guy in the room. Now, I’m more concerned with being the most fit big guy you’ll find. Warrior Bootcamp has taught me that while big and strong has its advantages, being physically fit and athletic is more important. I’ve played American Football at the collegiate level and been involved with martial arts for over 10 years and Warrior Bootcamp has been just as physically and mentally challenging as any of that! 
People have been complimenting me on how much weight I’ve lost the last couple months and they’re shocked that I’m still about the same. The type of weight is what’s changed as well as my attitude toward fitness. What made me keep coming back? Honest answer: I’m crazy! LOL. After Spartan, a switch got turned on that i felt was off for quite a few years. All of a sudden i had found my “why”. As in, there comes a point where you have to dig deep and ask yourself basically, what am i doing this for or why do i do this to myself day in and day out. I won’t elaborate on that because in my opinion, everybody’s “why” should be held close to the chest. To me its intimate. Suddenly I felt like every session I’d push myself just a bit more. Something inside me always wants to see how close to the edge I can get. I think that’s what makes everyone that does this week in and week out a true Warrior!
We all have a desire to be better than what we are. If everyone could do what we do, the weekly sessions would be a whole lot bigger in terms of attendance. Everybody out there during bootcamp has varying levels of athletic ability and everyone respects that. Sure, I can flip the giant tire 20 times and sprint faster, but there’re other Warriors that can run 20kms + obstacles in 3 hrs!! Nobody is made to feel that they're inferior or superior because the coaches constantly change up the workouts to show this. It’s truly a superb, inclusive environment. Just for fun i’ve looked in other countries to see whats offered in terms of Bootcamps. While there are offerings here and there, I feel that this experience is unique. Conor and the coaches are clearly working on expanding the Warrior experience and I have yet to hear anything negative about the organization or the people involved. With the amount of foreigners coming to and leaving Penang, I hope that in the future, Warrior Bootcamp can be bigger than just Malaysia. If thats not in the cards, then I think in 5 years, Warrior will have more members than it knows what to do with! I know Conor and the coaches may go a little crazy but everything thats being done is progressing toward bigger and better. I’m just happy, regardless of how long I’ll be here, to have been a part of something this special:)
- Jon
我于2015年年尾开始参加Warrior, 刚开始是看到朋友去所以蛮好奇的。之前在远处看着大家在做运动时就觉得难度很高,担心自己做不来。终于鼓起勇气来上第一堂课,结果半途就没办法跟上大家的步伐,而且还越做越不舒服,到后面就休息了。看着有些比自己年长的都能够把整个锻炼课完成,让我觉得很惭愧,所以无论如何过后都继续回去好好锻炼。参加Warrior 之前我曾经参加10公里赛跑,跑完后双脚都非常疼痛,隔天更不能好好步行。参加Warrior 锻炼了一段时间后,我第一次跑21公里,很意外和开心自己竟然可以完成,而且隔天的脚也没有任何疼痛。在Warrior, 锻炼的不止是身体的肌耐力同时也加强你的心理心态。通常一个星期四次,如果时间允许就五次。每次去运动都很兴奋也充满期待,教练们都会想一些游戏让我们玩的同时也锻炼到不同的部位,一个小时的锻炼也感觉过得很快。大家都像一家人,如果你忘了带袜子或鞋子,大家都会很乐意地借给你。Warrior 也是充满爱心和社会责任的,它们组织的活动都有贡献于慈善机构。我希望未来有一天Warrior 会组织与狗狗一起锻炼的活动,让狗主人和狗狗有更多消遣的地方。• I started Warrior sessions in Dec 2015 because seeing Cheng attending the sessions frequently made me curious about them. I always had the impression that it would be too tough for me as previously I only joined some yoga classes. So finally I attended my first session and it was a Mayhem session. My fitness level was not very good then, I remembered I took a long break during the session and after that could only proceed straight to the stretching part. Before joining Warrior, I participated in the PBIM 10km run, and I struggled not only during the race but also suffered leg pain after the race. After joining Warrior, I started to run more, especially during Saturday Endurance runs. The next year, when I joined the PBIM 21km run, I actually felt good before, during and after the run. Not only have I improved physically, but also mentally. Now I attend sessions 4 days a week, sometimes 5 if I can make it. The coaches are very professional and always creative in their training plans. The support comes not only from the coaches, but also the members. I enjoy going to Warrior sessions every time because it becomes a routine and whenever you go you can talk with anyone in the group, like a family member. I also appreciate the effort of Warrior in organizing runs/events based on charity purposes. It shows that Warrior cares about the welfare & the community. I hope that one day Warrior will start a dog bootcamp for the pet owners to do work out with their furkids!
- Ling Li
I first joined Warrior Bootcamp in June 2016. Before WBC, I exercised with a different group and found that the sessions were getting mundane for me, so I started seeking for an alternative. I was recommended to WBC by Arvin & a mutual friend of ours. I was also preparing for my first Viper Challenge in November then. I didn't think I'll enjoy bootcamp, however I was very quickly proved wrong. My first class was Harjit's and it was pouring heavily. I thought they would have cancelled the session but surprisingly they trained in the rain! If that's not determination, I don't know what is. To be honest, it wasn't the fun creative sessions that got me hooked to bootcamp. It was the Warriors' determination and company. After training in the rain with them for the first time, I wanted to know how much more "craziness" was in store for me. Right when I thought they reached the highest level of crazy, they never fail to put a cherry on top which made every session enjoyable. Now I try to attend 4 sessions a week, 5 if I get the extra token for Jee's TRX class. Working out used to feel like a chore. Now, I enjoy every moment of it and look forward to it. I wish Warrior will be able to reach out to more people like me who used to find that working out is mundane and/or difficult and make them realize how exercise can be fun and interesting.
- Serene
I joined Warrior bootcamp in March 2015 (OMG, last month was my 2nd Anniversary!!). Prior to that, I was mostly cycling and swimming, and considered myself ‘ok’ fitness-wise. I had been trying to get my wife to get into some form of exercise for a long time but couldn’t. I know in order for the exercise to last, I couldn’t force her. So I kept showing her pictures of Jo An in bootcamp every now and then to stir her interest. Then in March, she suggested that we go and try out bootcamp together. And so we went. My initial thoughts on Warrior bootcamp was that it probably wasn’t as bad as other bootcamps (being hard and military-like) as Jo An kind of briefed me on how Warrior trains. What made me kept going back initially was that I found out I wasn’t as fit as I thought I was :D. I was literally trying to catch my breath during my first few weeks at bootcamp. And here I thought all the cycling and swimming would have helped. So what turns out to be a short stint to accompany my wife became a mission for me to improve my own fitness. But gradually, it was also the atmosphere and, most importantly, the friendships we formed with fellow Warriors and the coaches in the bootcamp community that kept me going. I couldn’t even run 800m without stopping when I first joined bootcamp. I got great advise from almost all the coaches on how I should train to increase the distance. It helped a lot and now I have completed 4 Spartan races, a 26km trail run, and a few shorter distance runs. I have even improved on my cycling and swimming times. On average I attend bootcamp 3-4 times a week. I dedicate the other days to cycling, swimming, and rest. My experience with bootcamp has always been good. As the coaches allow all participants to perform at their own level, I am still trying to catch my breath even after 2 years as we are always being asked to push to our limits. And with the help of the coaches and fellow Warriors, there’s no shortage of encouragement. Keep up what you are doing Warrior! :)
- Sean
 I joined Warrior for the first time in 2013. Our friend, Daniel, had discovered Warrior bootcamp and he and Martin did evening classes. Then we found out there were morning classes, so I joined too. It was great! I love outdoor training. The sessions are fun because they’re different each time. Then we moved back to Sweden in July 2013 and the second time I joined was in August 2016 when we moved back to Penang again. (And yes, Warrior bootcamp was one of the reasons for returning!) It has been great coming back! I gained strength again and I have made new friends. I aim for 3 sessions a week and usually make it. You train every part of your body- and the crowd is great. I also love the fact that there is Junior Bootcamp (JBC) for my children. I really hope that JBC will grow and that more kids of all ages will join. I think it is really important to start early to set good habits. Even for kids, bootcamp strengthens your whole body and prevents injuries. I also believe that kids need to get outdoors more.
- Nina
I have been relatively active my whole life and did many sports. However, when my work life started and we became parents, there was not much time for sport or exercise. I kept active somewhat by entering in running or ice-skating races to push myself into training for those races. Because I hate going to a race knowing I could have done better. When we moved to Malaysia, I found myself spending even more time at work and on top of that having a Malaysian lunch every day. Slowly I gained weight until the point I could not fit into my pants anymore. That was the time I decided to make a change- I changed my eating habits. Around the same time Alame challenged me to do the Spartan Beast race. I told him it was a crazy idea! Running in the heat of Malaysia is already a crazy idea. Running 20+ km is even crazier. Adding more than 30 obstacles makes it impossible! I never ran more than 16 km in my life, and this was in nice sub-20-degree weather! I did not commit anything to Alame for a long time, as I decided that I would first join Warrior Bootcamp sessions and see how it would go. This was around June 2016. The first few sessions of Raw were tough for me. I remember I had to vomit on two occasions during the sessions, but quickly it started getting much better. I enjoyed the variety in the workouts, sometimes lots of running, sometimes more strength training but every time in different forms. The once challenging goal of the Spartan Beast race started to look more feasible and I decided to sign up.
A few months before the Spartan Beast race, I increased my training to 3 times a week, and right before the race I realized I had lost almost 10kg and gained a lot of strength. I finished the race in just below 3 hours and with a 13th overall placing. I enjoyed the race so much! I had pushed myself to my limits and I knew I had given it everything I had. It was an immensely rewarding and fulfilling feeling. After participating in the race, I kept coming to Warrior Bootcamp sessions to stay at that fitness level. Due to more events like the Penang Round Island Relay, the Warrior 10 km Obstacle Race, or the latest Spartan Sprint, I found enough motivation to keep on training. Warrior Fitness has helped me go back in time. My weight and fitness levels are now the same as when I was in my early twenties. The coaches and other Warriors are great motivators to keep me coming back. I need to be challenged, and that is what they do best. We will be moving back to The Netherlands soon and it will be difficult to find such a positive group with so many great inspiring and various athletes to look up to. Even though my time with Warrior has been less than a year, but it has changed me, not only physically, but I rediscovered the fun and excitement of competing at the top of your limits and the self-fulfillment that that brings.
- Joost
My first Warrior bootcamp session was in September 2014. I just had started bootcamp in the Netherlands, so I was happy to know there was Warrior Bootcamp in Penang! However, there was one big difference… the climate!!! When I told my friends and family back home about my new workout in Penang, they thought I was crazy. Doing outdoor exercise on a tropical island? Especially me, as I am always complaining about the heat during summer time in The Netherlands. But I have been coming back to sessions since this first class- why? I think I found that this type of workout suits me well. We do a lot in one hour- endurance, strength- and you can do it all at your own pace, or just follow the strong ones as I did in my first year when I was trying to keep up with Kirsty, Cameron, and Nathan ;-) Thanks guys for pushing me. Another great thing about Warrior that encourages me to come back is the fun, sporty group of people! And good coaches who always push me through the sessions and keep me motivated to come back! (Unfortunately it’s hard to see great coaches leaving. Miss you Marianne and Laurel.) My husband, Joost, also started Warrior bootcamp. I must say another big motivation for me to train harder is to show him how strong I am ;-) ha. It’s fun to be in the same Warrior community as him, and understand that the other person has to wake up early to train, or needs extra rest during the day. I like it that Warrior sessions are for every age group! Keep on going with Warrior Family Days! We loved to see our children doing their Spartan race last time in KL.
As a child I was very sporty- I played field hockey, I did sailing races, gymnastics, and every day I biked 10 km to school. We had a garden with a big climbing rack/ monkey bar where I basically spent my afternoons after school. This was the time that people often called me 'a little monkey'! As a teenager and young mom I was busier with other things and did less exercise. At this stage I slowly gained 10 kg. Since I started bootcamp and made more time for my exercise, I slowly got stronger and stronger. And after signing up for my first Spartan race and OT (Warrior’s Operation Transformation Program) the weight went away very fast. I also realized that not only did I require exercise to make me fitter, but I also needed a healthy diet. Not only to lose weight, but just to make sure I got all the right nutrition and energy my body needed. I try to exercise 4 times a week now. My body needs resting days too. But when I miss a session I feel bad and try to make it the next day! This must be the Warrior commitment spirit! I feel that I am in the best shape of my life since maybe my childhood days? During my Spartan races I realized the little monkey in me is back! Since we are leaving Penang at the end of June to return to The Netherlands, I want to take this opportunity to thank the amazing Warrior group! I really hope to see all of you in one of the Spartan races in Europe!! Can you imagine training in a cold climate? ;-)
- Arlette
I first came across Warrior Fitness on Eventbrite in February 2017, when I saw the free Spartan community workout. I've heard of Spartan before but it wasn't the thing that caught my interest. I checked out Warrior Fitness's profile and it said, "Warrior Fitness is military-inspired training..." At that moment I just thought, "Oh cool, that's what I've been looking for." So I went ahead to sign up for the workout. The workout was fun, competitive and of course challenging for a newbie like me, who had never run, bear-crawled, and hopped over hurdles in repetitive manner. I was completely out of energy by the time the class ended, but I was also more convinced that this kind of training is my thing. I checked out Warrior Fitness' website and learnt that they have 3 regular bootcamp sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Obviously I would have to choose one that works best for my daily schedule. Now, here is the funny part, the training venues are not anywhere close to my home—I live in Nibong Tebal. For those who have never heard of it, it's located at the very south part of Penang mainland. When the traffic is smooth like butter, it takes me about 40-45 minutes to reach the Youth Park. Heavy traffic could easily increase the time on road by half. Ultimately I want to minimize the total time-cost spent on attending the training so the only viable option left to me is 5:30am session, but that also means I have to wake up super early. Everyone thought it's a crazy idea but then I'm capable of doing crazy things, and I really saw how attending such early bootcamp training could benefit me in various aspects. Long story short, I just started doing it since mid February—waking up at 4am every Mon, Wed and Fri, and left home at 4:40 just to attend the 5:30am sessions and then travel back to start my work day. 
Because of Warrior bootcamp, I'm forced to sleep earlier than my usual bedtime. Even though I hardly make it to an 8-hour sleep, surprisingly, I haven't struggled to get out of the bed each time. I think it's because I always look forward to attending the training. I've made new friends who are just as dedicated, encouraging and fun-loving. The Warrior coaches give us hard time in the training, but are never harsh. They know each one of us, they know how to stretch us and they always notice when we start to slack off. Even though at this point of writing, I haven't made it to 3 months, I already can see improvements in myself: better strength and stamina, stronger core, and I learnt to how do proper push-up and sprinting, thanks to the coaches. Overall, I'm very happy with what I've gained from Warrior bootcamps and I'll keep coming back for the 05:30 classes as long as life circumstances allow. I think being committed to be there at such an early hour is already an achievement itself and we the "five-thirty" chappies really wear it with pride. I love that team spirit. I don't think I can find the same in somewhere else. And also the quality coaching from our Warrior coaches! I'm grateful for their dedication in providing us a challenging yet fun training session each time, which truly unleashes the inner child in us. And if there's rain, even better. Lastly, I would like to give a cheer to the entire Warrior family: Hey Warriors, train hard, fight easy! And not forgetting, play hard, have fun, together. ;)
- Allison
I joined WBC about a year ago because I liked the idea of a full-body workout that was challenging and sustainable for me in the outdoors nearby at a time and location convenient to me. I was very surprised to find a large group of people who had the same interest and they were all so fit, committed and most of all very friendly and fun! I loved that the 8.30am group. Most of them were regulars and they were very friendly and sociable. The fact that everyone was motivated inspired me to be like them too! For instance, I used to dislike running because I didn't have good stamina. In order for me to keep up with the team, this automatically made me train harder. It is still hard to believe that I'm starting to enjoy running a little bit. I now attend 4 to 5 sessions a week including a specialist session and endurance run on a weekend. It has been a big part of my lifestyle now I would say. Even more so now that the Spartan fever is back again and events/races I have had enough courage to sign up for. Things I never thought I would ever do. I would hope for WBC to grow bigger, better and stronger so that more events can be organised. More of our local communities will be able to enjoy fun and healthier lifestyle when there are more sessions held in different areas within the island. 
- Swen Lin
I first started Warrior Boot Camp in March 2017 after hearing about it from a few friends and immediately I fell in love with this "big family". As a newbie, I always felt like I was part of a team because of the friendliness of the warriors. The coaches are really helpful and encouraging too. Now I attend 3-4 sessions per week. Bootcamp is tough in my opinion, but I'm always up for the challenge. I wish to be stronger mentally and physically, but still have fun in the process of getting there. 
- May-Lynn
At first, I wasn't very good at sports so I decided to join Warrior boot camp. During the work out sessions, I met a lot of new friends. I like the workout and it is very fun. Warrior boot camp also made me fitter, faster and stronger. I now attend about 3 days a week. I learned the correct technique for each exercise and it helped on other activities like running. My running speed is better than before. I can do push-ups more efficiently and faster. I also find it much easier doing some school activities that require these kinds of exercises. I wish WBC will organize more events and a camping soon. I also want to say thanks to my parents for supporting me to join this boot camp. 
- Gabriel Ph'ng
I have heard about this Warrior community long ago before I stepped in. I still remember the first time I joined a Warrior Boot Camp class. It was a boxing class conducted by Chinlee Tay and I remembered being paired up with our beloved and respected Mr. Chun Kok Khaw (Peter). He was so energetic and active. I also remembered he kept saying to me "AH BOY, you are strong and fast, you need to come and train with us!" Sorry for bringing up this sad story but his perseverance and determination in sports definitely lit a spark in my heart and I am very grateful to have met him in WBC. I remembered going to a free Spartan Clinic at Lembah Permai and that was when my interest soared. It was in that moment I realized I have got so much more to learn. Growing up as a naïve individual, I love learning new things and I always tried to put my best in everything I do, be it in training or competition. What makes me keep coming back??? The main reason was the people and the environment here. Everyone in WBC is extremely friendly and I can proudly say that I know most of the Warriors already. Millions thanks to all WBC coaches for making each and every workout session fun and competitive. It is very different compared to our normal type of gym because the workout includes much more running and agility movements. Besides that, the motivation and encouragement from all the coaches are really incredible and I do have a goal to chase which is to be as good as Coach Aris Tan Cheang Cheng and Coach Roger Choo Hahahaha! They are truly inspirational! 
During my time in Penang, on average I think I attended two or three sessions per week mostly Mayhem on Tuesday evenings and Raw on Saturday mornings. I would love to have joined more sessions but unfortunately I need to balance between my running workout, WBC session, and also not forgetting playing other sports with my peers which include football, swimming, hiking, badminton and etc. I have learned so much from the Warrior community, especially on the knowledge of various movements and body weight exercises. I don't really fancy these exercises because I find them extremely difficult to complete during my old days. However, now I can easily name a few exercises that I enjoy the most: burpees, tyre flips, bear crawls, bar hanging and many more. All in all, I would say I have enjoyed every single session and every single moment of my experience in WBC. I hope that WBC community would continue to do what they do best which is to enhance the interests exercise and athleticism. For those who like to hibernate during your free time, you should try WBC one day. Who knows? You might fall in love with exercise without you knowing it and most importantly making exercise a daily lifestyle!
- Tan Yong Shen
I joined WBC in October 2014 on the recommendation of a fellow Warrior. I'd moved to Penang from Dubai earlier that year and was unable to find any fitness classes that were both fun and challenging. After my first session at Straits Green I was hooked! It was the combination of a fabulous outdoor setting, a roster of different coaches who each have different styles so we never know exactly what we are going to be faced with each morning, plus a fun group of people of all ages, backgrounds and fitness levels who share an amazing Warrior spirit and never leave anyone behind. I've never been a morning person but I have no problem setting the alarm and kick-starting my day (and my metabolism!) with WBC at Straits Green. It not only contributes to my physical fitness but also to my mental wellbeing as I've made new friends along the way. I always leave the sessions with a smile on my face having had a good sweat and usually a jolly good laugh. I try to attend three times a week for Agility, Strength and Speed. This year I want to mix it up a bit with attending Beach Bootcamp, RAW and some of the hikes and rucksack challenges, although I suspect the earlier starts are going to be as big a challenge as the activities! 
I'm not very keen on running but last year I ran my first 10k thanks to the encouragement of the WBC team. I was chuffed to bits as I was even placed 2nd in my category. This year I ran the Spartan Sprint in KL as part of the WBC Penang group. Training wasn't easy as we travel a lot and for long periods, and I couldn't have completed the race at all if it hadn't been for the extra WBC Spartan Training camps held prior to the race. They not only taught me technique but also gave me confidence that I could complete the course with minimal risk of injury - an important factor when you're on the wrong side of 55! WBC has changed a lot since I joined nearly three years ago as it has responded to the needs of its members, and that's what makes it so easy to keep coming back for more. We now have more choice of classes and packages, more varied equipment, specialized sessions for specific events, more health and wellbeing programmes and social events. There really is something for everyone and I look forward to seeing what they think of next! 
- Terry
I was recommended by my primary school mate on my fist trial of WBC boot camp. I found that it was fun doing the workout together with the crowd. With the experience and helpfulness of the coaches, I have decided to become a member after the first trial on a long term basis. I started since July 2016 and I attend 3 times a week and occasionally on weekends. I have been losing weight since I first joined and managed to shed 25 pounds! Throughout WBC boot camp, I have participated in the Penang Bridge Half Marathon and even completed Spartan Race and a few smaller races. The coaches in WBC have taught qualities like dedication and selflessness in achieving our goals. I would like to see WBC expand to achieve greater heights in terms of publicity and well known for their outdoor boot camps. I am targeting to improve my running skills and possibly to join greater events in the future. 
- Soon Hin
When I was in high school and college, I was a strong runner. I could run a 4:30 mile and could run 21km in about 1:15. After graduating from college, I moved to China to teach English for two years. During that time, I developed some digestive problems that, over the course of one and half years, became quite severe. My weight dropped to 109 lbs, and I was hospitalized numerous times. I was so sick, and it sounds overly dramatic, but several times Winnie and I thought I was going to die. The digestive problems affective not only muscle strength but also cardio ability. I went from running 3:45/km (what I once considered jogging) to not being able to run 400m without stopping to walk. It was humbling, and in the end it took me about six years to get back to a healthy place digestively. I joined Warrior in November 2016. Winnie had joined in October, and I couldn't believe how much she enjoyed it. She encouraged me to join her, but initially I was hesitant. In the five years or so since my health had improved, I'd slowly become active again. I'd done some running, but because of the loss of muscle from my sickness, I always had knee pain after I ran. As a result, I did a lot of jump squats and sometimes added weight training with programs like P90X. Plus, the idea of bear crawling through the mud didn't sound like my idea of a good time! 
When I finally started coming to the Warrior workouts with Winnie, I was surprised how much fun it was. I enjoyed the community and the opportunity to exercise with and compete against others. The combination of strength and endurance was also new and exciting. Even though I was in decent shape when I first started, I was always really sore after the workouts – I was doing exercises and working muscle groups I never had before. The emphasis on total body fitness and strength training is wonderful. I haven't had any knee trouble since I started, and overall, I am much stronger physically. Warrior has also had a big impact on the rhythm and pace of our lives. I've always been a night owl, often working well past 2 A.M. during my Ph.D. days. Given my schedule in Penang, though, it's best for me to attend the 5:30 A.M workout sessions. In January I made the commitment to go to bed and get up earlier, and now I feel much more rested and full of energy throughout the day. In addition to the 3 day a week 5:30 A.M. sessions, I also often attend the Mayhem sessions and the weekend Endurance Runs. Being a part of the Warrior community has given me the confidence to do two Spartan races and two triathlons this year. I'm looking forward to the next challenge! 
- Will Brooks