From 'no time to work out' to the 'proudest moment of being able to hit my best rep on 140 kg
deadlift' was quite an achievement.
“Initially when the Coach told me you are going to hit 140kg, I was
about it. But with his motivation and his push when I achieved that 140kg, I realised that there is no
what you can do.”
Read about Francko's Transformation Journey
What is your name, age and profession?
Hi, my name is Francko Shum. I am 40 years old and in the Tech Industry.
How long have you been training at TSquared Lab and how much body-fat have you lost?
I have lost about 8% of body fat since I started training with TSquared Lab in the last three
“My proudest moment was to hit my best rep on a deadlift, my
best was 100 kgs and then in the last three months it went to 140kg.”
What made you join TSquared Lab?
When I saw the facilities and the equipment, I decided to join TSquared Lab.
What challenges did you face before training at TSquared Lab?
It was very difficult for me to dedicate time to go to the gym on my own. I was unable to
lift weights and my
form was not correct. My Coach at
TSquared Lab corrected me and showed me the right form. Also, he pushed me to the
Are there any noticeable changes or proudest achievements after training at TSquared
My proudest moment was to hit my best rep on a deadlift, my best was 100 kg, and then in the
last three months it went to 140 kg.
How did you personally feel when you hit 140 kg?
Initially, when the Coach told me, “You are going to hit 140kg", I was sceptical about it. But with
his motivation and his push when I achieved that 140 kg, I realised; there is no limit to what you
can do as long as you have the right person and right gym to achieve that.
What is the proudest part of your body after training?
I have always struggled in a gaining
my lower body. With the trainer’s motivation, I have worked a lot more on my lower body and it has
lot more proportional to my upper body.
After dropping 8% body fat, what changes did you notice in yourself?
I felt a lot leaner when I looked at myself. Also, a lot of my friends and colleagues have noticed
in terms of the leanness of my body. I have gained confidence and discipline in continuing this
momentum in my journey.
What is your review of TSquared Lab?
TSquared Lab is exclusive, and the equipment is of high standards, it goes up to maximum as
it could be.
The facility is clean and just perfect for that 45 minute of training.
What are your fitness goals moving forward?
I plan on going on a vacation for Christmas so, I will try to workout on my own. After
coming back, I plan
to bulk up and restructure myself.
Did your family and friends say anything about the transformation?
Last couple of months, a lot of friends have said that I got leaner, and my face looks slimmer.
my body looks defined.
“After dropping 8% body fat, my lean body was noticeable to my
and colleagues. That gave me additional confidence and discipline in continuing the momentum in
Would you recommend TSquared Lab?
You come here for 45 mins, train and get results. Especially as an executive it’s really important that
busy schedule it’s hard to find time but that 45 mins really makes a huge difference.
KEY TO FRANCKO’S SUCCESS
1. Francko educated himself:
Francko was unable to dedicate time to his training, due to his busy schedule. In addition to that,
were things he felt were impossible for him to achieve. His trainer’s guidance led him to know his
strength and what he could practically achieve. On his transformation journey, he
learnt about the ability of his body to perform certain
exercises. That knowledge boosted another level of confidence in Francko.
2. Francko was consistent:
8% Body Fat loss in three
months; came from consistent training and determination towards transformation, which was
clubbed, with motivation and guidance of his personal trainer.
3. Francko had support from his Personal Trainer:
At TSquared Lab, we put a lot of thought, allocating the trainers to the clients. We want to
ensure that they get a right fitting training who can help you achieve your goal. Francko’s
trainer started off with correcting Francko’s form, which resulted in ease of weight
lifting. His trainer understood Francko’s capacity to perform and pushed his limits to the
point Francko couldn’t believe. As a result, Francko gained weight on his lower body making
his upper body proportional to his lower body. Francko got a trainer who walked with him
through the transformation journey.
4. Francko had a vision of his better version:
Francko’s vision was blurred until he was oblivious to the actual potential of his body.
Trainer’s belief in Francko helped him clear his doubts. With losing 8% body fat, Francko
doesn’t wish to take a halt there. He further wants to bulk up and restructure himself. That
is his new vision of himself which he will achieve with his trainer.
5. Francko learnt the art of making time:
As Francko started training with his trainer, he realised that 45 minutes of dedicated
training is all it
took to change the way he looks and feels. Making that kind of time was not only beneficial
for his body
but also to this confidence and overall the way he felt about himself.