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Tony Olin

Founder and Head Trainer, Professional Muay Thai Fighter
Qualifications and Experience:

  • Fully accredited personal trainer with 12 years experience in the fitness industry
  • Strength and Training Certificate, Elite Fitness Academy
  • TRX Suspension and Kettle Bell Training
  • Precision Nutrition Qualification

Tony is the founder and head coach of Fitkoh and Lionheart Muay Thai.

He began his career as a fitness professional in 2009 and has trained a wide variety of clients, male and female, ranging from complete beginners to professional athletes.

At Fitkoh, Tony leads the Body Transformation program. Since founding the gym in 2017, Tony has worked with over 300 clients on their fitness, strength and weight loss journeys.

Over the years, he has an exceptional track record in helping his clients achieve their goals through his meticulous attention to detail and dedication to hard work. No matter their size, age or ability, Tony pushes all of his clients to succeed. With a positive mindset and a passion for excellence, he continuously challenges them to meet their personal goals.

Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, he has had an avid interest in sport from an early age. He is a highly regarded international Muay Thai fighter who has competed professionally in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Thailand and Ireland, having previously ranked no.2 in the 63.5kg weight division.

He is a fully qualified personal trainer from Ireland's leading personal training college in 2012. In 2013 he undertook an additional qualification as a strength and conditioning coach from the reputable Elite Fitness Academy.

During the same year he also received certifications in TRX suspension training as well as Kettlebell instruction. In 2016 he completed his already well rounded knowledge by qualifying as a nutrition coach from Precision Nutrition.

  • Kru Nong B
    Muay Thai Trainer
    This man needs no introduction. Nong B is one of the highest-regarded fighters of his generation. A two-time Lumpinee and Rachadamnern champion, he has more than 300 fights under his belt, with wins over legendary names such as Anuwat Kaewsamrit and Saenchai. He also held a World Champion WMC belt back in 2000 and has also fought internationally in Germany, Norway and Japan.
    Nong B is an exceptional trainer and coach, with an impeccable eye for detail who is currently training some of Samui's most exciting up and coming fighters. He also trains people of all ages and abilities at Lionheart. Don't be intimidated by his legendary status, Nong B has a heart of gold and time for everyone who enters the gym.
  • Kru Chat
    Muay Thai Trainer
    Kru Chat has an impressive history as both a fighter and as a trainer in Bangkok gyms such as Petchyindee and Lukbanyai. With over 20 years experience, he has taught Muay Thai in countries all over the world, including Germany, Israel, and Singapore.
    He has also coached many World Champion title holders including Smilla Sundell and Nila Block. Don't be fooled by Chat's welcoming smile and charismatic nature.
    He'll push you to your limits and make sure you get the most out of every session.
  • Kru Kuat
    Muay Thai Trainer
    Kru Kuat is a force to be reckoned with and is one of our toughest coaches here at Lion Heart. He grew up in the famous Lukbanyai gym in Bangkok where he trained for 15 years. His fists of steel have earned him huge respect in the Muay Thai community having fought in both the legendary Rachadamnern and Lumpinee stadiums.
    Kuat has also fought and coached internationally with experience in MMA and western-style boxing. If you look closely, you can also see him in the French Muay Thai movie Chok Dee, based on the life of Dida Diafat.
  • Kru Big
    Muay Thai Trainer
    Kru Big has competed in over 200 fights all over the world, including Canada, Africa, and China. Nicknamed the Beast by our gym owner, Tony, training with Big will leave you floored and drenched in sweat.
    He's a great coach for conditioning so if your goal is to improve on your sparring and overall fitness, a few sessions with Big is just what you need.
  • Kru First
    Muay Thai Trainer
    Kru First has 200+ fights under his belt, including many appearances at Lumpinee stadium and Rajadamnern stadium. He trained for many years in the famous Kiatphontip gym in Bangkok came second place in all of Thailand at 46 kilos at the tender age of 19.
    First is an excellent trainer who excels in Muay Thai strategy and technique. He will make sure you master the basics and teach you how to always be thinking two steps ahead of your opponent, making him a great trainer for people of all ages and abilities.
  • Kru Oh
    Muay Thai Trainer
    Brother of the famous two-time Lumpinee champion Nong-B, Kru Oh is another highly respected Muay Thai legend here in Samui. He may come across as a quiet character but hitting pads with Oh is no easy feat.
    Having been involved in the sport for over 30 years, his vast and in-depth knowledge of Muay Thai makes him an incredible trainer. If you're looking to step up your Muay Thai game and learn some serious technique, get in the ring with Kru Oh.
  • Boom
    Muay Thai Trainer
    Boom is highly experienced and wise beyond his ears so don't be fooled by his baby face and cheeky smile. He's a solid trainer across all Muay Thai disciplines, particularly conditioning and sparring. His technical game is next to none making him practically unbeatable when it comes to clinching.
    He is from the southern Muay Thai hotbed of Nakhon Si Thammarat, growing up alongisde Kru First in the famous Kiatponthip gym in Bangkok
  • Kru Kob
    Muay Thai Trainer
    Kru Kob has been fighting since the age of 8. A highly experienced and knowledgeable fighter, he's competed in over 150 fights across Thailand. Although he is a stickler for technique, he's also very patient so he's perfect for beginners or those with a bit more experience who are looking to up their game.
    Regardless, everyone leaves a session with Kob with a smile on their face. He's always cracking jokes and has an undeniably charming personality.
  • Kru Non
    Muay Thai Trainer
    Non was a highly regarded fighter and competed in Bangkok's top stadiums until he was unfortunately forced to retire due to injury. He has great technical knowledge and eye for detail which makes him a solid trainer.
    While he is a calm and charismatic soul outside the ring, Non has a super combative fighting style which he now passes onto his students.
  • Kru Harris
    Muay Thai Trainer
    Also from Nakhon Si Thammarat, Kru Harris was trained from a young age by Kru Big, and the two have a very close relationship.
    Kru Harris regularly fights at the prestigious Rajadammner Stadium's RWS Series. He has a very unique style, incorporating jumping attacks and spin kicks to his rock solid Muay Thai arsenal.
    Alongside being a regular competitor at the highest level, Kru Harris is also an amazing coach, teaching you lethal techniques with a smile from ear to ear whilst dancing to his favourite Thai music.
  • Kru Cheng
    Muay Thai Trainer
    With over 200 fights in some of the biggest stadiums in Bangkok, Cheng recently retired from fighting after a long and impressive career and is now passing on his wealth of experience to the next generation of fighters.
    Formerly at Petchyindee gym in Bangkok, Cheng has been training from the age of 9 and you can find his fights all over YouTube. An extremely talented and enthusiastic trainer, you'll see him and his son running around with unbeatable smiles.

  • Martin
    Head Strength and Fitness Coach
    Qualifications and Experience:

    • 8 years of experience as a Personal Trainer and Class Instructor
    • Fluent in English, Thai, and German
    Originally from Vienna, Martin has been with the team at Fitkoh since its opening in 2017 and is our leading strength and fitness coach.

    He works primarily with Body Transformation clients, where he customises every strength and conditioning program to suit the needs of each client and their individual goals.

    Through his positive attitude and impeccable attention to detail, Martin has a strong passion for supporting his clients to achieve their desired results. He has worked with a range of people with goals varying from weight loss, injury rehabilitation to fitness and strength building.

    Martin truly thrives off the success of his clients and always pushes them for that extra 1%. He preaches that with consistency, hard work and dedication, their results will be achieved alongside his support and guidance.

    Originally from Austria, he speaks a range of European languages… and isn't half bad at Thai! A true lover of nature and the outdoors, when he's not at the gym, Martin will be found exploring the mountains of Samui and the surrounding islands.
  • Gareth
    Personal Trainer and Class Coach
    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Fully accredited PT and strength coach with 5+ years experience
    • NCSC Elite Performance Institute (EPI) Phase 1 Strength Conditioning
    • Active IQ - Level 2 and Level 3 PT Qualification
    • Precision Nutrition Qualification
    • 10+ years boxing coaching experience
    Gareth grew up in Ireland where his love for sport and fitness began at a young age.

    A highly skilled and knowledgeable coach, he has over 15 years experience across a diverse range of activities including football, boxing, Muay Thai and CrossFit.

    He came to Samui to pursue his passion for Muay Thai and quickly became an integral part of the team at FitKoh. Gareth is an enthusiastic and supportive trainer who thrives off helping his clients reach their goals. He has worked with a wide range of clients over the years ranging from complete beginners to competing athletes. Drawing upon this wealth of experience, Gareth tailors every program to suit the needs of each individual client.

    His caring and supportive nature make him a great trainer who is dedicated to getting his clients to where they want to be. With a great sense of humour and love for the craic, he'll have you laughing your way through even the toughest sessions.
  • Camilla
    Personal Trainer and Class Coach
    Qualifications and Experience

    • ISSA Personal Training Certificate
    • 8 years Muay Thai
    • Pending Certificate in Nutrition
    • Italian, English, Thai, Spanish
    Camilla has a varied background in sports ranging from strength and fitness training, mixed martial arts and horse riding. She moved to Thailand in 2015 where she soon fell in love with Muay Thai and has competed several times here in Samui.

    Camilla's coaching ethos is based on a love of empowering her clients to strengthen their bodies and their confidence. She is focused on helping them understand the "why" behind each movement to build their own knowledge of strength and fitness training.

    When she's not taking PTs, Camilla leads Fitkoh's HIIT and TRX classes, which focus on improving cardiovascular fitness through a mix of upper, lower and core body exercises.

    Camilla's experience as an athlete herself, combined with her compassionate and understanding nature, make her a fantastic coach for clients of all ages and abilities.

    Outside of Fitkoh, you'll find Camilla chilling out with her beloved dog, Chabba, or helping out at her parent's Italian restaurant in Chaweng.

  • Bonnie
    Yoga Instructor
    As one of the most experienced yoga instructors in Samui, Bonnie is an integral part of the team at Fitkoh.

    Bonnie have been teaching for over 12 years and she's the founder and owner/operator of The Yogarden one of Samui's most reputable yoga schools.

    Her teaching style centres around awareness of breath and body and she encourages a practice of patience and gratitude while on the mat. She leads our daily morning yoga practices and is also available for personal or small group sessions.
  • Kru Kom
    Yoga Instructor
    Krum Kom is Fitkoh's go-to person for mobility, flexibility, aches, and pains. He is a fully qualified Yoga coach with more than 15 years of experience.

    He has trained in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Acro Yoga and is also a Wat Po certified massage therapist.

    If you would like support in any of these areas during your stay at Fitkoh, both personal and small group sessions can be organised with him.
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