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.