When Razif Yusoff (@razpec) decided to make a change from being “skinny fat” at age 19, going into the gym was a foreign experience. “The machines, weights and equipment were very alien to me,” he remembers. But seeing his physique transform was the motivation he needed. “My fitness journey trained my mindset and taught me that I can achieve anything if I set my mind to it.”
Since finishing his studies, he soon found that he didn’t quite fit in the corporate world. “I started giving group fitness instruction for my community in Calisthenics at 26, doing freelance personal training at 27, and now, having a full-time career in fitness with my own gym at 31.” And it’s not just any gym – PushPullGive teaches bodyweight exercises and functional training, but it’s also a social enterprise that offers fitness scholarships and employs young adults from a disadvantaged background.