The Team

Lauren Poon

Lauren Poon, ACE-CPT, ACE-Health Coach, ACSM-CPT, NASM-PES, NASM-CES, Rehab Trainer

Lauren has over 10 years experience in the fitness and health industry. She has a A.Sc Degree in Physical Education / Human Performance with emphasis on Injury Care & Prevention from Foothill College, USA, Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage from ITEC, UK and extensive certifications and awards in fitness. Before joining FIT, she was Personal Training Manager at Planet Fitness Singapore, Performance Trainer at Axis Performance Center, USA and Specialized Personal Trainer at Club One, USA. She has personal trainer certifications from ACE, ACSM, NASM and FISAF. She also specializes in applied exercise science, lifestyle and weight management, pre- and post-natal fitness and a specialist in the areas of corrective exercise, and performance enhancement.

Subjects: Personal Trainer Course, Pre & Post Rehab, Training Older Adults
Dexter – ACE & FISAF CPT, EBFA Master Instructor

Dexter is the founder of Fitness Index, a company specializing in Personal/Group fitness training, hotel gyms management and fitness course coordination. Dexter has had experience as a Sales/Club Manager with Fitness First Singapore and has been in the industry for over 5 years.

Dexter believes in a holistic approach in fitness by engaging in cross-training. His hunger for knowledge and passion in coaching has led him to host several world renowned coaches here in Singapore such as Steve Maxwell, Igor Morozov & Dr Emily Splichal. He is currently pursuing his Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification.

Subjects: Barefoot Training Specialist (BTS), Personal Trainer Course

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Joan Liew

ISSN – SNS, NSCA CSCS, ACE-CPT, appointed lecturer and examiner for FISAF Certification Courses

Joan Liew Lee Ting have been in the fitness industry for a long time. Accomplishing in many things such as the tournament of champions culver city USA, Women’s Bodybuilding Open Category Placing 1st. She also represented Singapore in the World Amateur Women Bodybuilding Championship In Spain.

She is also the co-founder/director of Fitness Factory Pte Ltd, a personal training and fitness consulting company offering highly focused and specialized personal training, conducts public/ corporate health talks, organizing fitness events.

Subjects: ISSN Sports Nutrition Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist


Suzanne Hosley – Managing Director Fitness Innovations Thailand

Suzanne has over 20 years experience in education and training in Asia, with a Doctorate in Learning from Macquarie University, a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from McGill University. She managed a project to set up the first business school in Vietnam, the graduate management programme at Shinawatra University in Thailand and has been an avid !tness enthusiast all her life. She is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer & NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. She specializes in management, psychology, leadership, motivation and communication skills.

Subjects: Fitness Centre Management, Women Fitness Specialist

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Jimmie Read, ACE CPT, Chief Fitness Officer of Equator Adventures

Jimmie has had a massage therapy practice since 1990. In 2002, she attained her B.Sc. in Health Education in Maryland, USA. Upon moving to Singapore in 2004, she began a career in personal training, combining a deeply held passion for fitness, and a wealth of experience, into one pursuit. After discovering the magic of Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) using a foam roller, she and her partner developed The Fit Bar SMR System, vital for independent living, training and travel.
After becoming a personal trainer, she attained a Life Coaching certification. She did this because “The best way to motivate people is to clarify their goals, empower them to achieve their goals by taking personal responsibility, and focus on the positive aspects of our choices.”
She also has certifications as an ACE and AFPA CPT, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Training Pregnant and Post-natal clients, Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, TRX, Movement Efficiency Training, Reiki, First Aid and CPR. She loves trekking in the remote mountains of Alaska, California and Nepal. When not on the trail, she can be found in the gym, building strength through weight training and kettlebells.

Subjects: Self-Myofascia Release, Personal Trainer Course, Corrective Exercise Specialist

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