Tay Her was physically active most of his life. He did a combination of running, cycling and weight training once to two times per week. Tay Her considered himself a casual gym attendee. His expectations in terms of results were low and his physique never changed.
He did not put any pressure on himself to attain any specific goals by going to the gym. He ate whatever he wanted to and did not think twice about the importance of good nutrition and lifestyle.
In September 2014 Tay Her’s life changed completely as he was diagnosed with stage 4 Lymphoma.
“Being diagnosed with cancer was the hardest news I ever had to digest. I had to get chemotherapy immediately. The chemo made me extremely tired for months. As a side effect of Chemotherapy I lost all of my muscle mass. I had to lie in bed for days a time. There were times during my treatment that I was in so much pain and discomfort, I actually wanted to die. Going through such a difficult time gave me a different perspective on life. I told myself that if I came out of this alive, I would not take my body for granted anymore and would take care of myself better.”
– Tay Her
The treatment worked and Tay Her’s was able to fight off the cancer. 3 months after finishing his treatment, he was cleared to go back to the gym.
He was looking for a fitness center in Hong Kong that would focus on strength and conditioning workouts plus deliver noticeable and sustainable results.
“Going through such a difficult time gave me a different perspective on life. I told myself that if I came out of this alive, I would not take my body for granted anymore and would take care of myself better.”
Tay Her heard about RAW from 2 of his friends. He had never worked with a personal trainer in Hong Kong before joining RAW.
“During my initial assessment at Raw, my trainer James spent the 75 min session gathering information about my goals, exercise and health history, body composition, mobility and movement efficiency
This made me feel special and motivated me to keep training. I achieved more results training at Raw for 3 months than training on my own at a commercial gym for 5 years.”
• Tay Her lost a total of 13kg’s of fat mass during his 3 months transformation.
• From 0 to 5 chins-ups in 3 months.
• From struggling to do a body weight squat to squatting 80 kg’s.
• From struggling to do a single push-up to bench pressing 65 kg’s
• From constant back pain to being able to dead lift 80 kg’s pain free.