FAIZ ARIFFIN 
Faiz Ariffin is a fitness enthusiast whom has been actively involved in the health and fitness industry since 2010. He has been pursuing his passion till this date where he has achieved a global recognition and has helped thousands of people to achieve their goal as well as motivating people through other social media platform.

Since he was young he has always been active due to his efficacious behavior. During his junior schooling days, he was a competitive swimmer also actively involved in martial art (taekwondo) on which he has successfully completed to a black belt degree. He is also actively involved in various kinds of sports such as football, tennis, basketball and even golf. Even so, his utmost passion in athletics since the age of 10 has been his main drive till the age of 17 to the extent of him representing his school in many athletics events, mainly in sprinting.

His weight lifting passion started in year 2006 at the age of 14, with the emphasis of improving his sports performance. The main focus formally was about speed, training consisting of speed work and improving agility. He also started to do research on sprinting by reading articles, books relating to sprinting and also reference to local coaches. His passion for self improvement lead him to further cultivate his craft by researching the sport. In which, he read numerous articles, books including noting reference to local coaches.

Fast forward into 2011, he won his first junior bodybuilding competition in 3rd placing, which ignited his passion into the bodybuilding scene. During this period to gain understanding of the sport, he read articles, journals conjointly gaining substantial knowledge by referring to his peers, of which holds qualifying Phd and masters specializing on nutrition and exercises.

They also promote the world of natural bodybuilding, which involves scientific approaches towards gaining muscle and losing fats naturally. This gives him the motivation to further prove to the local industry that building muscles mass can be done naturally which he has proven with dedication put into his craft.
Over the years he has experimented on a wide range of training techniques and nutritional modules on himself, also having had training by local and internationally renowned coaches at pro levels.

In 2012, he was the 1st Malaysian to be featured over bodybuilding.com which is an internationally world recognized fitness website. He shared his training, diet tips and has received many favorable feedbacks. Hence, started to write more articles globally.
Up to this date, he has been associated with many international brands. He also has been featured a few times over local television, local newspaper news, and magazines (Men Physique Malaysia, iSihat). He had given talks sharing some tips relating to health and fitness in various universities like UTM and UNITEN.

Currently he is one of the youngest, Malaysian National Athletes competing competitively under Men’s Athletic Physique. Previously competing in the Asian Championship he achieved the 5th and 7th placing for the World Championship for his category, back in year 2015.
His thirst for competition did not end there as in 2016, he continued to compete in the 50th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship (ABBF) in Bhutan and the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship (WBPF) held in Pattaya, receiving the 4th and 7th placing amongst his competitors.

Although in 2017, he only managed to place under 5th and 8th for the ABBF and WBPF, he was awarded the opportunity to be the brand ambassador and sponsored athlete for major international brands such as UnderArmour and AirAsia. He was also featured as the cover guy in Men Health Malaysia for the April issue and was sponsored by Optimum Nutrition for a “meet and greet” session in both the United Kingdom and Australia.


At present, Faiz Ariffin is currently building his own clothing brand, FZGEAR that promotes a quality workout wear fit to unleash the beast within and to create a platform for likeminded individuals to positively pursue their fitness goals as a community. He continues to advocate in his beliefs that a healthy mind and body is an achievable goal for all. His efforts can be seen in his instagram account showing tips and support for his clients and followers.

Recently Faiz Ariffin was also awarded by Malaysia Tatler for being part of the Generation T list.A list of top 50 young game changer in shaping Malaysia's future and also Malaysia's brightest and most promising individuals.  An interview was also done with Astro Awani where Faiz shared his vision in wanting to change the way people think and approach towards health and fitness.



BODYBUILDING ACHIEVEMENTS;

2011
• Mr. Kuala Lumpur, Junior category under 70kg 3rd placing.

2012
• Mr. Putraiaya, Junior category above 70kg 1st placing.
• Mr. Malaysia, Junior category above 70kg 3rd placing.

2013
• Mr. Putrajaya, Junior category above 70kg 1st placing.
• Mr. Malaysia, Junior category above 70kg 1st placing.
• SUKMA GAMES, Represented MSWP (Majlis Sukan Wilayah Persekutuan) 1st Placing Junior, category above 70kg bodybuilding event.
• Represented Malaysia in Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship in Vietnam under Physique open category.

2014
• Represented Malaysia for the 12th South East Asian Bodybuilding Championships in Singapore, 2nd placing under Men’s open Athletic physique above 170cm in Jun 2014.
• Represented Malaysia for the 48th Asian bodybuilding fitness and physique sports championship in Macau. August 2014
• First Malaysian to be sponsored by optimum nutrition, NO1 US based supplement company, internationally recognized.

2015 
• 5th placing under Men’s Athletic Physique for the 49th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports championship in Uzbekistan, September 
• 1st placing  Mr.GYM 1 Malaysia, under Men’s Athletic Physique category, October 2015.
• 7th placing under Men’s Athletic Physique for the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship (WBPF), November 2015.

2016
• 4th placing under Men’s Athletic Physique for the 50th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports championship in Buthan, September 2016.
• 7th placing in the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship (WBPF), under the Men’s Athletic Physique. Held in Pattaya.

2017
• 5th placing under Men’s Athletic Physique for the 51th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship (ABBF) in Seoul Korea.
• 8th placing in the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship (WBPF), under the Men’s Athletic Physique. Held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

2018
• 1st placing Mr.Putrajaya under Men’s Athletic Physique category above 170cm.
• 2nd placing under Men’s Athletic Physique for the 15th SEA Bodybuilding and Physique Sports championship in Cambodia, Jun 2018. 
• 1st placing Mr.Malaysia under Men’s Athletic Physique category, In Melaka August 2018.
• 6th placing under Men’s Athletic Physique for the 52nd Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship (ABBF) in Pune, India.
• 8th placing in the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship (WBPF), under the Men’s Athletic Physique. Held in Chang Mai, Thailand.

2019
• 1st placing under Men’s Athletic Physique for the 53nd Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship (ABBF) in Batam, Indonesia.
• 2nd placing in the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship (WBPF), under the Men’s Athletic Physique. Held in Jeju Island, Korea.




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Faiz Ariffin is also known as the 1st Malaysian to provide Online Coaching Service (OCS) He started providing the service back in year 2014, with the objective to help as many people at personal level towards achieving their desired goal and educate them as much possible so that once the program is completed they can be independent, continuing their journey to become a better version of themselves. 
 
Up to this date with the number of people he have helped and good feedback received, Faiz Ariffin decided to take the online coaching to the next level by creating this website so that he can facilitate more people throughout his journey and build a solid community of likeminded people to keep each other motivated.

Faiz Ariffin have helped many clients from diversified background, be it a university student, athletes, fitness enthusiast, businessman, young professionals, corporate leaders, royalties, personal trainers, chefs, lecturers, pilots and also doctors. Faiz Ariffin personalized the program individually taking into consideration their daily schedule and work around it so that the fitness journey can also be achieved altogether.

His client demographic have reached globally, covers from Malaysia all the way to Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Dubai, Russia, Iran, Canada, Los Angeles (USA), Texas (USA), South Africa and London. Despite the time difference he still make time for his clients and commit towards helping each individual achieving the desired goal.

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