John Cheah


Personal Trainer, Singapore

A performer at heart, John’s fitness journey began with theatre. The art of performing required him to maintain a certain level of strength and fitness, which got him to where he is today.

He has competed extensively throughout Asia and Australia in weightlifting and functional fitness, representing Singapore in various competitions. John also holds numerous national records.

John has also completed his pre-/ post-natal personal training certification with Girls Gone Strong, the world’s most comprehensive, evidence-based, interdisciplinary pre- and postnatal certification.




  • BA (Hons) Communication Studies
  • COACHSG Weightlifting Level 1
  • IWF Club Coach Level 1
  • Pre & Post-natal Certified Coach with Girls Gone Strong



Sporting Achievements

  • 2019 Weightlifting World Championships — 36th
  • 2019 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships — 6th
  • 2019 Asian Championships — 7th
  • XXI Commonwealth Games — 13th
  • 2015 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships — 9th
  • 2020 Asian Championships – 8th


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Testimonials for John Cheah

“John’s belief that anyone can be strong is what has made me be strong today.”

I’ve been active my whole life and training with John for a year prior pregnancy. John is an empath, which is why he makes a great private coach. He’s a listener and coaches with intuition, not just textbook regurgitation or aesthetic driven. This is the key to any good teacher, trainer, human in general.

As a man, he aims to not mansplain anything a woman goes through which is what sets him apart. He also respects women enough to see them as nothing other than amazing vs weak and feeble.

His belief that anyone can be strong is what has made me be strong today. That’s something no degree, no textbook, no qualification can teach you.

– Erica Tenggara


“John makes you better because he only accepts perfection and that mindset rubs off on his athletes.”

I love being coached by John. He makes you better because he only accepts perfection and that mindset rubs off on his athletes. The pursuit of perfection becomes a passion. He is wise and articulate and caring.

And has amazing taste in Disney music.

– Megan Bitossi


“What you need to know about John as a coach is that he has the highest standards.”

It is never enough just to lift your personal best; he wants you to do it effortlessly while looking good. Sometimes this translates to a frustrating hour of hearing lots of “Nope” from him. Then you realise this: he applies the same standards to his own performance.

John is seeking perfection and he asks the same of all of us. So when you get a “yes” – it means that you’ve taken a step closer and that makes the work worthwhile.

– Sharon Siah


“John is an excellent personal trainer – the best one I’ve had in the last 8 years.”

Detailed, experienced, and knowing how to push just enough.

– Joshua Ip


“Honest opinion is personal training is damn ex but I’m not willing to let go of John because he’s really helped me get so much stronger”

– Frances

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