Meet our trainers
Bernhard Lieder is the founder of ATHLEADERS. He is a Master Trainer and is very well known in Singapore's sports sector. He is a three time winner of Singapore's International Triathlon, adidas sponsored and an ex professional football player in Germany. He holds certificates in Personal Training, CPR/AED as well as Nutrition Coaching. He has over 15 years of personal training & bootcamp experience. Concurrently, he also worked in BASF which is the largest chemical company in the world for over 12 years.
Fun fact: While Bernhard is a German citizen, he speaks German, English & Spanish fluently. He also knows basic French and Italian! Quite the linguist!
When we say we have the top personal trainers in Singapore, we’re not kidding! Ranging from South East Asia game medalists to bodybuilders to CrossFit champions, they truly are the best of the best. We have personal trainers specialised in strength & conditioning, weight loss, toning, post pregnancy and injury rehabilitation.
We ensure all our trainers are thoroughly vetted and only after passing the ATHLEADERS induction program, do they get hired by us. During this program, they are trained in the proven ATHLEADERS approach. Combined with this, their knowledge, experience and qualifications are what sets them apart from the rest. All of them hold a personal training certificate and are ready to help you get into the best shape of your life!
Kishendra (nick name “Kish”) is a certified ACE personal trainer. “ACE” is the American Council on Exercise and is one of the most recognised certifications in the industry. He is also CPR/AED certified. Kish has extensive experience in strength, functional and mobility training. He used to participate in bodybuilding competitions and is thus well versed in aesthetic training and nutrition fundamentals. Through his experience in body building, he became an expert in designing fitness programs to maximise results.
Fun fact: He used to be a firefighter while serving for Singapore!
Mira is a certified ISSA personal trainer. “ISSA” is the International Sports Sciences Associations and is one of the most respected certifications in the industry. She is also a Transformation Specialist & CPR/AED certified. Mira has extensive experience in muscle toning and post-natal training. She has three children of her own so is well versed in getting into shape post pregnancy. She also has more than a decade of corporate experience as she worked as a tax professional & advisor in corporate giants like IBM and PwC.
Fun fact: She is the first-born child in Slovenia in 1982!
Augustin is a certified personal trainer who has extensive experience in weight training and strength & conditioning. He was awarded a silver medal in the South East Asian Games (SEA) and was a champion in the National Karate Open. He is specialised & certified in the usage of TRX, Kettle Bell & Power Plate. He has won several awards over the years in wrestling and karate and is the go to guy for anyone who wants to build muscle.
Fun fact: He is a geek! He loves reading, playing video games and tabletop miniature gaming.
Wayne is a certified personal trainer as well as a certified nutrition coach. He has over 7 years of experience in the fitness industry. He has not only been a body transformation coach for several individuals, but also has extensive experience participating in bodybuilding competitions. He is therefore well versed in what clients go through during their diet changes for transformations. He is also certified in the usage of TRX, exercise and stress management.
Fun fact: He listens to Disney songs when he works out!
Neha is a certified ACE personal trainer. “ACE” is the American Council on Exercise and is one of the most recognised certifications in the industry. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics. She holds multiple certificates ranging from a Functional Tools Coach to a MetaFit Certified Coach. This gives her an edge over other trainers. Not only is she well versed in the usage of kettlebells, resistance bands, TRX, barbells, battling ropes & power bags, she also has extensive experience running 1 on 1 personal training as well as bootcamps.
Fun fact: She is a trained jewelry designer and manufacturer!
Siva holds a bachelor’s degree in Sports & Exercise Science. Along with this, he is a National Strength and Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer. He is also specialised in increasing muscle growth and designing training sessions that will lead to optimal gains (Hypertrophy Cornerstone Certificate). To add to that, he is also certified in Neurotype training. It is method of using personality tests to determine your neurotype and the best strategies for training, nutrition, supplementation.
Fun fact: He used to be a Military Offer in the Singapore Armed Forces for 5 years and was also a proprietary trader in a firm dealing with the bond market.
Ian holds a Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Australia (Honors). To say he has a huge number of certificates in the Sports and Exercise sector would be an understatement! He holds several certificates in injury prevention, boxing, Pilates, and glutes. He is also accredited in Exercise & Sports Science Australia for exercise physiology and science.
Fun fact: He loves engaging with passionate people. He will talk to farmers about hay varieties, researchers about whale guts and engineers about sea wall construction!
Hailie is a certified NCSF Certified Personal Trainer. “NCSF” is the National Council on Strength and Fitness and is one of the most recognized certifications in the industry. She also holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Accounting & Finance from University of Bradford. To say she enjoys running would be an understatement – she has done over 10 half marathons and 2 full marathons! Her best timing has been 4:43:59 (PBIM’19). This gives her an edge over other trainers in terms of stamina & endurance. Hailie is also a coach for the adidas club for runners. She leads the pack while running around Singapore!
Fun fact: She used to find 101 excuses to skip Physical Education lessons in her secondary school years. Now she works out 4 - 5 times a week and clocks an average of 25 - 30km per week.
To say Dr. Bhavna is overqualified would be an understatement! She holds a PhD in Physical Education, Master’s Degree in Athletic Care & Rehabilitation, Certified Health Coach, Blackbelt in Judo, certificates in nutrition, fitness, CPR & AED and lifestyle medicine! She has international experience in health, fitness, and wellness specifically - extensive experience in personal training, weight management, body re-composition and lifestyle modification (check out her reviews below!) Bhavna has designed and facilitated effective and comprehensive nutrition and fitness plans for varying audiences.
Fun fact: Her two passions are fitness and fashion!
Seamus is a NCSF Certified Personal Trainer. He won Company Best Physical Training throughout his National Service – he was the fittest trainer with the best IPPT score! IPPT is the Individual Physical Proficiency Test which is used by all the Armed, Police and Civil Defense Forces to test the physical fitness and motor skills of their members. He has experience transforming busy individuals into the best shape of their lives by formulating effective functional workouts directly correlating to clients’ goals.
He has never travelled out of Asia!
He is also the kind of guy who wakes up and runs a half marathon just because he is up for a challenge.
Weiyang is a NCSF Certified Personal Trainer! Weiyang is a martial arts enthusiast and uses it as a main fitness regime for himself. He is proficient in Judo, Taekwondo, Traditional Chinese Martial Arts (Xing Yi Quan, Mizong Quan and Sanda), and Muay Thai. He is always on the lookout for new Martial Arts competitions to compete in. Weiyang also enjoys sweating it out in the gym and doing yoga.
Fun fact: He was given the nickname “Yamamori” by his friends when he was studying in Japan because he liked eating a lot. He had once ordered and finished everything on the menu at an Eat All You Can BBQ restaurant. Good thing he’s into fitness and was able to shred the excess calories the next day!
Darren is an ISSA certified personal trainer. He has several years of personal training experience including experience from one of Singapore’s top gyms. Darren is also Certified Life Saver and holds 3 levels of certification from the Singapore Life Saving Society.
Fun fact: Something that many would find surprising is that he has Acrophobia (fear of heights) which he is slowly trying to overcome.
Melinda is a certified ACE Personal Trainer and holds specialist certificates in weight management, nutrition, functional training, essential sports science & CPR & AED (certificates listed below). Melinda was also featured in The Straits Times (2021). The article featured her healthy lifestyle and exercise regime.
Melinda has not just participated in several pageants but won Ms. Singapore 2011. She took part in Ms. Universe 2012, Ms. World 2013 and Ms. Globe 2011. During these stints, she won awards for Best Business Woman, Best Body & Woman in Need.
Fun fact: She was a professional matchmaker to high net worth individuals and celebrities.
Aldrea holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Science from one of the best universities in Singapore – NTU. She has a passion for sports, health, and wellness.
Aldrea has a significant amount of personal training experience. She has worked with Contours Express, GlaxoSmithKline, & Nanyang Technological University as a personal trainer. She has also been a freelance personal trainer.
Fun fact: She obtained Grade 6 level in Piano (advanced music player) and records drum covers.
Lisa has extensive experience in healthy lifestyles, training, and recovery. She also holds ISA Certification of Exercise Prescription for Special Populations. This means she is specialized in training the youth, elderly, and pregnant individuals. Lisa also has a Diploma in Sport Exercise and Sciences from PSB Academy which allows her to have an edge over other personal trainers
Teresa is an ACE certified personal trainer – one of the most recognized personal training certificates globally, a Cross Fit trainer, Precision Nutrition certified (nutrition coach) and a registered yoga teacher.
Teresa won second place in the 2019 & 2020 Singapore CrossFit Open Games (Age Category) and fourth place in the 2022 edition.
She has won a planking contest, with a time of over 30 minutes!
She was the top 20 for the half marathon in standard chartered
Her everyday meal is grass-fed steak and salad
Haris is a NCSF Certified Personal Trainer, from personal training to competing in fitness competitions, Haris lives and embodies fitness.
Some of his many awards include second place at Fitness Superstar Asia 2018, fifth place at the Singapore Fitness Model Nationals and was a finalist in Manhunt Singapore 2021.
An avid coffee lover, Haris must start his day with a cup of coffee!
He is a major foodie and can be found around Singapore seeking the best purveyors of Nasi Padang and gelato on waffles.