What Matters To Me: Faiz Ariffin, Bodybuilder And Founder Of FZGear
In the What Matters To Me series, a Generation T honouree describes what they do, why they do it, and why it matters.
Faiz Ariffin entered the world of bodybuilding at the age of 14, with the plan to improve his competitive swimming performance and taekwondo skills. By the age of 19, he was already winning bodybuilding medals. Since then, he's continued to win awards in the world bodybuilding circuit, such as the Asian and World Championships. Ariffin also has his own brand of quality workout wear, FZgear, and advocates a healthy lifestyle as the face of AirAsia Fitness, helping thousands of online followers to achieve their body goals. Here, he introduces his work in his own words.
Bodybuilding gives me satisfaction, even though it is a long-term process which needs a lot of patience and determination to succeed. Bodybuilding is also something that can keep you away from bad habits like smoking, as you feel more responsible for the development of yourself.
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I tell aspiring bodybuilders to geek out about training, nutrition and human anatomy, as well as to continuously be open-minded towards learning new things. My aim is to instil a belief system and positive perception towards health and fitness among the youth. I’m motivated by being able to see the people I have impacted and improved their quality of life, and knowing that there are still a lot of people out there that need guidance.
My aim is to instil a belief system and positive perception towards health and fitness among the youth.
— Faiz Ariffin
FZGear is a community of like-minded individuals that strive for growth in every aspect of their lives. We strongly believe in staying humble and hustling hard. We are able to do something that we are passionate about, while adding value to others—it’s the greatest satisfaction ever.
See honourees from the Healthcare & Wellness category of the Gen.T List 2019.