Meet Johan; Malaysia’s Oldest Personal Trainer

At 70 years old, Johan is not only the oldest personal trainer at Life n Fitness gym, but he’s possibly the oldest personal trainer in Malaysia. 

Johan recalls a time when friends and family wouldn’t stop teasing him for being extremely skinny. It was common for him to receive passing comments like “You should eat more” or “The wind could blow you away”

BUT ONE DAY he crossed his tipping point when someone insulted his wife by sarcastically asking her:

“You don’t feed him (Johan) do you?”

Hearing those words was a like a stab to his heart. That’s when he decided he would change — the first thing he did was sign up for a gym membership and personal trainer. It was during this time that Johan was inspired and began to see himself becoming a personal trainer one day.

However, it wasn’t until he retired at the age of 65 that he was finally able to pursue his passion in fitness as a personal trainer.

At first glance, Johan doesn’t look a day over 50

In his many years of training, here are the 3 things Johan has learned that helped him achieve his fitness goals.

  1. You can start working out at any age because it’s the smartest decision anyone can make in their lifetime.
  2. Be committed to reaching your fitness goals. Consistence is key because it’s not going to come to you so easily, you have to put in the work.
  3. Your fitness journey doesn’t have an age limit. Johan truly believes that you can 70 years old or 100 years old and you can still be fit for your age.

It’s truly inspiring to learn how Johan was able to regain control of his life through exercise. But more than that, his story also shows us that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams and live an active lifestyle at any age.

If you would like to meet Johan, book a gym tour at Life n Fitness Ekocheras by contacting 0102214172 or 0102214174 or visit to book your fitness consultation today!