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TEAM SWEAT

Maria

Founder & Head Coach

Meet Coach Maria, founder and head coach of SWEAT Studio. Maria, the first-ever Lagree trainer in Brunei, brings a burst of energy and expertise that’s as unique as it is effective. Holding international certifications in fitness and nutrition, her expertise spans women's fitness, strength training, post and prenatal training, Lagree, corrective exercise, and more.

Acknowledged as an Elite Trainer by the International Sports Sciences Association in 2021, Maria boasts over a decade of industry experience. She not only guides individuals to surpass 

their fitness goals but also mentors fellow trainers over the years, spreading the wealth of her knowledge.

 

Maria's impact extends beyond the physical; as a former psychologist, she brings a holistic touch to her sessions, addressing mental and emotional well-being. The welcoming atmosphere she cultivates through her friendly, caring, and disciplined vibe makes each workout a joyful experience. Maria's mission extends beyond the gym floor – she aims to boost your self-confidence, promote balanced lifestyles, and instill sustainable healthy habits.

 

Whether you're taking your first fitness steps or are a seasoned pro, trust her to not only whip you into shape but also be there for you every step of the way.

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TERENCE

Coach

Introducing Coach Terence! Specializing in calisthenics and lifting, Terence embarked on his fitness journey in 2011, prioritizing feeling strong over just looking good.

Since 2013, he's been juggling weight training and mastering the art of calisthenics finding bliss in teaching and sharing knowledge. Terence lives by Socrates' wisdom, believing it's a shame to grow old without discovering the beauty and strength your body is capable of.

Don't let his serious first impression fool you – Terence is a maestro of making workouts a blast. Beyond the gym, Terence is not just an engineer, he's a big geek for learning new things. Eager to share his wisdom, he's all about creating a space where knowledge flows freely.

 

So, if you're ready to break a sweat and maybe even learn a geeky fact or two, Terence is your guy. Get ready to experience your strength with Coach Terence as your trainer!

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PJ

Coach

Introducing Coach PJ, your ultimate gym hype-girl with a passion for all things bootylicious! PJ is here to make your fitness journey as fun as it is effective.

Specializing in booty-focused workouts, PJ is dedicated to boosting your gym confidence. Whether she's guiding you through equipment or crafting alternative workouts, she's got your back. With 11 years of experience as a rugby player, she is no stranger to the power of leg day. Recently, she conquered the powerlifting scene, earning the title of Best Female Lifter for both the National Qualifier 2023 and the Brunei National 2023. Additionally, PJ secured 1st place in the U69KG Brunei Powerlifting National and competed in the Asian Powerlifting Championships Johor 2023.

When she’s not lifting weights, you can catch her vibing to EDMs and house music, turning every workout into a party. As a former cabin crew member, she understands the importance of self-care and is on a mission to empower women to embrace fitness as a form of self-love.

Join Coach PJ for a fitness journey filled with positive vibes, killer workouts, and a whole lot of booty gains.

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HADIRAH

Coach

Introducing Coach Hadirah, our lively motivator with a heart of gold! Passionate about CrossFit and Olympic weightlifting, she's the dynamo who brings a burst of energy to every session. Get ready for the loudest cheers and encouragement you've ever experienced.

 

Hadirah isn't just a coach; she's a motivator, hyping up workouts with the beats of Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo. Her love for CrossFit and weightlifting is contagious, turning each session into a celebration of strength and progress.

 

Her list of achievements reads like a champion's tale: 1st runner-up in Borneo Fittest 2022, 1st place in Head 2 Head FFC Sarawak Opens 2023, and a top 5 finish in Pandora x45 competition. As the crowned champion in the national senior and youth weightlifting championship, Hadirah's commitment to excellence is unmatched.

 

However, behind the medals and cheers is a coach who's continually learning, aiming to master not just CrossFit and weightlifting but also gymnastics. Hadirah is proof that fitness isn't just a workout; it's a journey of perpetual growth and achievement.

 

Join Coach Hadirah for sessions that are not just about lifting weights but also about lifting spirits.

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YURI

Coach

Meet the radiant Coach Yuri, our tennis-loving ball of positive energy! More than just a coach, Yuri is your biggest hype girl and the friendliest face at the gym. Approachable and easy to talk to, she turns workouts into a fun and non-intimidating experience.

 

Yuri's fitness journey began as a quest to burn fat and lose weight, but it transformed into a tale of perseverance and discipline. She understands the struggles, celebrates the victories, and is here to guide you every step of the way with a smile.

 

Join Coach Yuri for workouts that aren't just about reps and sets but about building a community where everyone feels welcomed and supported. Let her be your fitness companion, cheering you on as you become the best version of yourself.

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RAFIE

Coach

Meet Coach Rafie, Brunei’s very own national OCR coach! Rafie is a certified World Obstacle Coach Level 1 and 2. Specializing in Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) and strength and conditioning, Rafie is the go-to guy for an adventurous and effective fitness journey.

 

As an obstacle and Spartan races enthusiast, Rafie doesn't just talk the talk – he walks the mud-covered walk. Currently, he proudly serves as the national team coach for Brunei's OCR national team, leading the charge in Sea Games and other international competitions.

 

Rafie's expertise isn't confined to the racecourse; it spills over into strength and conditioning and circuit training. Count on him to prioritize form above all else, ensuring your safety is the number one priority in every class.

 

Under Coach Rafie's guidance, you can expect a coach who will push you to your safe limit, making every effort count towards your fitness goals.

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LIL

Coach

Meet Coach Lil, our nurturing powerhouse with a gentle touch and a relentless drive! Specializing in Pilates, Barre, and martial arts, Lil is your guide to building safe movement foundations in fitness classes.

 

Behind Lil's calm demeanor lies the spirit of a Tiger Mama raising two little ones under three. But that's not all – she's a former karate national athlete with a whopping 13 years of martial arts experience. Imagine the perfect fusion of maternal care and fierce determination – that's Coach Lil in action!

 

Lil's fitness journey took a transformative turn from high-intensity training to the slow yet impactful realms of Lagree, Pilates, and Barre. Now, she brings her wealth of expertise and passion to every session, ensuring you not only work hard but work smart.

 

Join Lil for a mindful fitness journey where every move is intentional, and every session is a step towards a stronger, more balanced you.

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edmar

Coach

Introducing Coach Edmar, a dedicated fitness expert with a passion for helping others achieve their goals. Following his recovery from a liver complication, Coach Edmar found his strength and commitment to fitness. Since 2014, he's immersed himself in Calisthenics, gymnastics, OCR, and functional training, offering expertise as a coach in these areas.

Coach Edmar holds certifications from World Calisthenics Organization (Level 1 & 2), World OCR Trainer (Level 1&2) World Street Workout and Calisthenics Federation, WSWCF (Level 1, 2, & 3). 

 

In 2015, Coach Edmar transitioned from athlete to instructor, sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with others. Despite his serious appearance, he's known for his approachable demeanor and unwavering dedication to assisting clients in reaching their fitness goals. Whether you're aiming to improve your body compositions, increase strength, or master calisthenics techniques, Coach Edmar has the expertise to guide you.

 

His impressive track record includes victories in numerous local and international competitions, such as Champion for Strength and Endurance  (Calisthenics World E-Games) and Ultimate Champion for Battle of the Fittest Philippines.

With qualifications ranging from basic to advanced levels, Coach Edmar is well-equipped to support clients at every stage of their fitness journey. 

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