Back in 2015, 19th January 2015 to be exact, I figured it would be awesome to be able to round up all the old timers from the bodybuilding fraternity in Malaysia, just so we can stay in touch and reminiscence stories of old and perhaps meet up from time to time.
One may ask, what qualifies them as an otai and to be able to be a part of this group?
Answer is simple. You need to be a competitive bodybuilder that have represented the state at least from as far back as the 70's, 80's and early 90's..maybe stretching it a lil up to 2000's and the biggest criteria is that you need to know the rest of the guys and can easily mingle with everyone. We will definitely reject anyone that doesn't fit these criteria, afterall it is at the discretion of the moderator (me) and my admin, also a fellow bodybuilder.
We are here to have a good time, not drag differences and politics or any other bullshit into the picture.
With today's telco technology, I decided to use Whatsapp as our platform of staying in touch. I managed to gather several people that used to compete from back in the day initially and our list slowly grew.
Slowly but surely, the list grew and one thing is certain, all the guys are very happy that I started this. You should see the joy on everyone's faces when all of them meet up.
So, after several months of getting this group together, I decided to have a small reunion dinner in town, we had some 30 plus people show up and guess what???
Everyone had a blast!!! All the catching up and jokes ..the guys were truly happy to have been able to catch up. Then it was time to go our separate ways BUT now we had a means of staying in touch, via our chat group and each day till today, all of us keep in contact with one another. What a great feeling!!!
This year, 24th Sept 2016, I organised our 2nd year reunion, more people showed up! Although there were several old timers that could not make it due to personal matters, nonetheless we still had a great turnout! As usual, we pretty much rocked the entire coffee house with our antics.
Since establishing Ultimate Gym way back in 1991, our initial concept was very bodybuilding oriented simply because I was such a big fan of bodybuilding plus I was a competitive bodybuilder. I went on to train many bodybuilders over the years and in doing so, produced many champs!
In doing so, I somewhat built a rather stereotypical image that Ultimate Gym was ONLY FOR THE HARDCORE BODYBUILDERS and that regular folks wanting to just keep fit will not fit in nicely.
These comments are quite the contrary actually. While I was into bodybuilding, training several people for bodybuilding competition, I was also helping the other non-bodybuilding folks achieve their goals. Building somewhat of a reputation in this country, people assumed and still assume that we are only all about bodybuilding.
Over the years, I have actually tried softening our image to a more fitness oriented club. Somehow people still seem to view and associate my club as a hardcore bodybuilding center.
Years have passed and although my number 1 passion is still bodybuilding, I think it is very important that I stress once more that we are a fitness center and we actually cater to a much broader spectrum of fitness goals.
Anything from Personal Training to Nutrition and Workout Program Consultations to Weight Loss or just General Fitness and overall well being, is the direction Ultimate Gym has taken.
Here are some pictures that I believe will show that bodybuilding is not our main focus these days and that our clients comes for various objectives and goals.
So, there you go folks, a MYTH that has to be debunked once and for all!
Ultimate Gym - serious fitness covers a broad spectrum of goals for our clients needs and wants.
When you own and run a service company, you can never stop promoting or highlighting your advertisements and services you provide.
It has to be consistent in order to get the word out to the masses that you are here and this is what you offer. Of course things can get tedious having to keep thinking of new ways to promote your business but that's the reality of things and has to be addressed.
For a service industry such as a fitness center or gym like us, we continually try to put the word out there for the public who may be looking for just what we have to offer.
This , as you can see, is our latest 2016 flyer!
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