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!


How To Find The Right Gym

Finding the right gym can be a challenging and overwhelming task. With so many options available, it can be difficult to determine which gym will best suit your needs and goals. Here are some tips on how to find a good gym that fits your lifestyle and helps you achieve your fitness objectives.

Consider your fitness goals

Before choosing a gym, consider your fitness goals and what you hope to achieve. Do you want to build muscle, lose weight, improve endurance, or simply stay healthy? Choose a gym that offers equipment, classes, and programs that align with your goals.

Location, location, location

The location of a gym is an important factor to consider. Choose a gym that is conveniently located near your home or workplace, making it easy to fit workouts into your daily routine. Consider traffic, parking, and public transportation options when evaluating gym locations.

Check the gym’s hours

Make sure the gym’s hours fit your schedule. If you prefer to work out early in the morning or late at night, choose a gym that is open during those hours. Some gyms may offer 24-hour access, which can be a great option for those with busy schedules.

Take a tour

Before signing up for a gym, take a tour to get a sense of the facility and equipment. Check for cleanliness, organization, and maintenance. Ask questions about amenities, classes, and programs to ensure they meet your needs.

Look for a supportive community

A good gym should have a supportive community that motivates and inspires you. Look for a gym with friendly staff and members who are welcoming and encouraging. A positive and supportive environment can make all the difference in reaching your fitness goals.

Check the gym’s credentials

Choose a gym that is properly licensed and insured. Check for professional credentials and certifications of trainers, instructors, and other staff members. This ensures that you receive proper instruction and guidance during your workouts.

By following these tips, you can find a gym that meets your needs and helps you achieve your fitness goals. Remember, choosing a gym is an investment in your health, so take the time to evaluate your options and make the right choice.

Remember, investing in your health and fitness is one of the best decisions you can make. We hope these tips have been helpful in finding a gym that meets your needs and supports your goals.

At Life n Fitness we strive to create a supportive community that motivates and inspires you to reach your full potential. If you’re interested in learning more about our gym and the services we offer, please feel free to visit our website at or stop by any of our clubs for a tour. We would love to be a part of your fitness journey.