Tribody Fitness was founded by the three of us – from left to right: Carol, Markus, and Ann.
We love fitness and cherish friendship. So, we created a friendly space, for gym-goers to meet for sociable workout sessions: Getting Stronger Together. All our programmes are based on solid exercise science. We use a great diversity of training tools. We change them often, to keep workouts interesting. We welcome people of all shapes and sizes – we will tell you how to modify movements to match your own fitness level.
What makes the Tribody experience different from other group training programmes?
Five key areas make us unique:
Achieve stability and control, in addition to strength and stamina.
We check in on you every step of the way.
Warm up and cool down with no rush, and always leave our gym feeling accomplished and stronger.
We impart proper techniques to prevent soreness and injury.
Train in a clean, bright and pleasant-smelling space.
We built our urban gym just the way we like to train in it.
Get more out of your workout in group trainings.
We innovate to keep exercises interactive and productive.
We’ve got the bus stop and bike-sharing area just 200m down the road, and parking lots lined up right outside our gym.
Having been a professor of Economics during the first half of her career, Carol’s endeavour into the fitness industry came quite recently. At 55, Carol’s career switch was fuelled by her first triathlon in 2015, and in particular, her new-found penchant for sports races thereafter. She had been training with a swim squad of triathletes – where she met co-founder Ann, who was a personal trainer and gym manager then.
Eventually, Carol left her academic job and began personal training under Ann. Carol mused on opening a gym of her own. To prepare for her venture into the fitness world, Carol fulfilled a StrongFirst Kettlebell course, completed a Functional Tools Coach workshop, participated in a sports conference, became a Fitness Innovations Singapore (FITSG) Certified Exercise Instructor and ultimately became an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified Personal Trainer. With this, came the inception of Tribody Fitness.
Carol now serves as Managing Director of Tribody Fitness and assists Ann during classes. Outside of Tribody, Carol continues to train with the triathlete swim squad in the pool and in the open-water. Her passion for triathlon races continues.
With over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, Ann has always been passionate about health and fitness. Holding a Diploma in Sports Psychology, Ann practised three years as a chiropractic assistant. She went on to obtain certifications in StrongFirst, Ground Force Method, TRX Suspension Training, ViPR, Svastha Yoga and Sports Massage. She has helped a portfolio of clients improve postural alignment through exercise and trigger point therapy. Ann is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified Personal Trainer
A strong believer of fresh perspectives and results-oriented workouts, Ann co-founded Tribody Fitness in 2018 with Carol and Markus. Keeping the gym-goers in mind, Ann utilises a variety of equipment. She specialises in resistance band training and uses them in fun yet challenging circuit-based exercises. At Tribody Fitness, Ann has cultivated an engaging and dynamic way of training – inspiring many to get fitter and to move better.
Ann now spearheads classes at the gym. Outside of Tribody, Ann loves spending time with her three children, cooking, and participating in multi-distance obstacle races.
Markus is the Academic Director of Executive Development at Singapore Management University (SMU). He co-founded Tribody Fitness out of a love for proper methods in keeping fit. Born in Austria, he spent his formative years in West Africa. He later studied in Austria and France, and was a natural scientist in Los Angeles and Hawaii. Markus moved to Singapore in 2001 and began teaching at SMU soon thereafter. He still works at SMU Executive Development, and comes to Tribody Fitness to work out.
Prior to Tribody Fitness, he tried his hand at HIIT, running, cycling and strength training with conventional weights. Eventually, he pondered over creating well-rounded fitness offerings for everyone – not just fitness enthusiasts, but anyone taking their first steps to keeping fit. Markus co-founded Tribody Fitness with Ann and Carol, and in the process, acquired his formal American Council on Exercise (ACE) certification as a trainer and fat-loss coach.
Markus is a co-investor with Carol and Ann and is a Director of Tribody Fitness. Outside of Tribody, Markus plays the bass guitar, and loves photography, woodworking, architecture and design.