Passat 1.4 TSI Owner feature - Chung Tze Khit
Owner: Chung Tze Khit
Occupation: Managing Director, Gold's Gym Singapore
Model: Passat 1.4 TSI
"The Caddy was a gym on wheels, the Passat symbolises how I've progressed."
-- Chung Tze Khit
Could you share with us a bit more about what you do?
I manage Gold's Gym Singapore, a personal training studio franchise with 17 outlets across the island. I also run Results Personal Training, a company that manages freelance trainers. Since I like to teach, I also conduct courses to certify personal trainers. I'm also the President of the Personal Trainers' Association of Singapore.
Wow, sounds like you're a busy man. And we hear it all started with a Volkswagen Caddy mobile gym?
Yes! It was a very unique idea at that time and it took off very well. The Caddy was spacious, so I loaded all my equipment into it and went around to train my clients at their doorstep! I had the Caddy for 6 years and not once did it give any problems. It was also the coolest looking van on the road and was an absolute joy to drive.
Was the Caddy involved in the exercise regime in any way?
For sure! I got my clients to push it back and forth across a hundred metres on flat ground, while I steered and screamed at them at the same time (laughs). It was a fantastic workout. I miss that exercise now!
So you drive a Volkswagen Passat now, you must be a VW fan?
Yes, I've always liked the brand. The Passat was a clear choice because it was classy yet reasonably priced. There are many things I like about it, but I love the comfort and the luxurious interior the most.
Are there any similarities between what you do and the car you drive?
While the Caddy was a gym on wheels, the Passat symbolises how I've progressed. Driving an executive sedan gives my partners and associates more confidence in my business. Like the organisations I run, the Passat is strong, stable and reliable in nature.
If you could only take 5 things with you for the rest of your life...
Assuming cash can't buy everything, I'll pack a supply of medication, my wedding ring (when I get married), my passport, my iPhone and of course, my VW!
Tze Khit's five simple steps to a fitter you!
- Set up your diet to include five to six small meals per day.
- Include protein foods in each meal and choose healthy sources of carbohydrates (eg. vegetables, fruits, oats) and fats (eg. olive oil, nuts, fish oil).
- Try to exercise four times a week. Two days of resistance training for about one hour each and another two days of cardiovascular activities like swimming or playing soccer.
- Get enough sleep! 7 to 8 hours is ideal.
- Drink lots of plain water.