Spotlight on ECU Alumni: Roy Chan
What are you working as? I am working as a BU head in Force 21 Equipment Pte Ltd managing a fitness business.
Describe a typical day at work. Starts around 0730hrs, clear emails, attend to admin and operations matters, meetings with customers, network with potential partners probably end with a 45 mins workout for myself around 1900hrs.
Why did you decide to enter this industry? I have an unyielding and burning passion in sports and fitness, ever wanting to make a difference for the fitness industry.
What do you think is the emerging area of sports science? Performance for recreational athletes and active aging for senior population.
How did ECU’s programme help in your current area of work? Provides the basic for sport science such as biomechanics, human and exercise physiology, exercise programing, etc with a platform to be able to leapfrog to the next level of analytical tasks.
Let us know what was the most memorable experience you had during your time with ECU. The period when I was doing my masters program was most memorable! I spent long hours in the physiology lab handling the cybex dynamometer, being able to participate in researches that were eventually published in renowned journals, boosted the feeling of accomplishment in addition to my own published articles. To be able to work with my 2 superb supervisors, Ken Nosaka and Mike Newton, also contributed to the memorable experience with ECU. They were absolutely patient and totally selfless in their sharing, to the extent of replying my emails at 0300hrs in the morning yet they demanded high standards of delivery, so that we can submit a quality thesis! Without them, my masters dissertation is nothing.